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Fifty-Six Remain NA Cup-Eligible

March 24, 2017:

The connections of 56 three-year-old pacers have made the first sustaining payment to remain eligible to the 34th Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Claimer Sells For $300,000

March 24, 2017:

Within a span of seven months, a Standardbred racehorse has gone from being claimed for $15,000 to being sold at public auction for $300,000....read on

250 Ideas Due Tuesday!

March 24, 2017:

This year marks the 250th Anniversary of horse racing in Canada, providing an incredible opportunity for everyone associated with horse racing to celebrate the history of the industry and honour the sport’s champions and heroes, past and present....read on

SC Field Rep Position Open

March 22, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is looking for an individual to fill an important role of SC Field Representative....read on

Rideau Carleton Training Notice

March 24, 2017:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have announced special conditions regarding track closures and training for this weekend....read on

OHHA Meeting Set For Ottawa

March 24, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has scheduled a meeting to be held in the Ottawa district on Tuesday, March 28, 2017....read on

Barrieau McIsaac Stake Returns

March 24, 2017:

The New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association has revived one of the province's most well-known and sought after stakes events, the Barrieau McIssac Stake....read on

All-Day Action At The Meadowlands

March 24, 2017:

The Meadowlands has a long day in store for horseplayers on Saturday with the $30 million Dubai World Cup card simulcast from half-way around the world opening the doors at 8:30 in the morning, an important handicapping contest all afternoon and a dozen live races covering the evening hours....read on

Katies Rocker Seeks Open Repeat

March 24, 2017:

Grand Circuit stakes-winning speedster Katies Rocker drew post eight in this Sunday's $10,000 Open Handicap at Rosecroft Raceway....read on

Post 10, No Problem

March 24, 2017:

Winning from Post 10 is never an easy feat at Woodbine Racetrack, especially if you’re a trotter....read on

Preferred Repeat For Hldontghttoyurdrms

March 23, 2017:

Despite being assigned the outside post and battling through a wardrobe malfunction, Hldontghttoyurdrms came up huge in winning Thursday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 for trotters at Flamboro Downs....read on

E. coli, Water Testing & Horses

March 23, 2017:

When people hear “E. coli” thoughts may drift to reports of waterborne illness such as the tragic Walkerton outbreak of 2000...read on

Stage Set For Series Finals At Yonkers

March 23, 2017:

A pair of series finals share next week’s marquee, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $61,000 Petticoat and $61,800 Sagamore Hill....read on

Major Uptrend Bounces Back

March 23, 2017:

Major Uptrend came up a nose short in last week’s quest for a fourth consecutive victory, but it didn’t take him long to find his way back to victory lane for trainer Tim Crissman....read on

Bamond Trio Ready To Battle

March 23, 2017:

Since taking over the training of his father’s Bamond Racing Stable, two years ago, Jeff Bamond, Jr. has reached the sport’s greatest heights....read on

Cushing: Mare Is A ‘Delight’

March 23, 2017:

“She is just so handy; you can do anything with her. She also really enjoys her job; she loves being out there.”...read on

Mac Lilley To Wall Of Fame

March 23, 2017:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has announced that longtime horseman/owner/breeder Mac Lilley will be this year’s inductee onto its prestigious Wall of Fame....read on

Rideau Thursdays Begin Next Week

March 23, 2017:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to reminder horsepeople and racing fans that Thursday night live racing will return to the track on March 30....read on

First Mohawk Qualifying Session

March 23, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack hosted its first qualifying session of the 2017 season on Thursday, March 23, and a total of 10 dashes went postward over the seven-eighths-mile oval....read on

Two Woodbine Preferreds This Saturday

March 23, 2017:

It doesn’t happen regularly, so fans and horseplayers are in for a treat as a double dose of Preferred action will highlight Saturday night’s card at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

OHHA Report On RRSPs

March 23, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association administers a registered retirement savings plan, which now has over 1,300 individuals participating and saw annual contributions made by 851 individuals in 2016....read on

More On Yonkers’ Advanced Wagering

March 23, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway and its ADW portal, Empire City Bets, are offering advance wagering for Saturday’s (March 25) Dubai World Cup program....read on

New Scratching Rule At Saratoga

March 23, 2017:

As of Thursday (March 23), Saratoga Casino & Hotel has a new policy for horses scratching out from Post 7 or 8....read on

Series Finals At The Meadows Saturday

March 23, 2017:

Four late closer finals totalling more than $100,000 in purses will head to the post this Saturday (March 25) at The Meadows and will feature top three and four-year-old pacers and trotters....read on

Political Fundraiser In New Jersey

March 23, 2017:

On Thursday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m., the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey and TrotPAC will host a fundraiser reception in support of Ambassador Phil Murphy, the likely Democratic nominee for Governor at Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, New Jersey....read on

Finkelson Scholarship Apps Available

March 23, 2017:

The Florida chapter of the United States Harness Racing Writers Association has announced that the chapter is now accepting applications for its 2017 Allen J. Finkelson Scholarship Awards....read on

Mare Looks To Repeat At The ‘Big M’

March 23, 2017:

Live racing will return to the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday. The track will present an evening card composed of 11 races....read on

Stonebridge Quest Romps In Preferred

March 22, 2017:

Stonebridge Quest left her rivals in the dust as she took off in the final turn and won the featured $10,000 Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap for distaff pacers by more than eight lengths on Wednesday night (March 22) at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Gural Hanover Wins Dover Open

March 22, 2017:

Gural Hanover and driver Tony Morgan journeyed first-over to win the $21,000 Open Handicap Trot in 1:54.3 on Wednesday, March 22 at Dover Downs....read on

OK Heavenly Prevails In Photo Finish

March 22, 2017:

OK Heavenly, driven by Kevin Wallis, won a long stretch battle with Goldstar Rockette, handled by Mickey McNichol, to earn a photo finish decision in Pompano Park’s $10,000 Open Pace for mares on Wednesday night (March 22)....read on

Buffalo's Wednesday Night Highlights

March 22, 2017:

Sandy De Vie made it two straight victories while a stubborn Deliciouslynaughty was just good all around as the Mach Three mares shared top honours in the co-featured $8,200 paces at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (March 22)....read on

Tricky Nick Perseveres In Top Trot

March 22, 2017:

Pressured every step, Tricky Nick held firm under fire and captured Wednesday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Record Number Of Prix D'Ete Noms

March 22, 2017:

A record 32 four-year-old pacers have been nominated to the $200,000 fourth renewal of the Prix D’Ete at the Hippodrome 3R....read on

Barbour On Flamboro’s Future

March 22, 2017:

Great Canadian Gaming Executive Director Bruce Barbour today (Wednesday, March 22) told Hamilton City Council’s General Issues Committee that racing is secure at Flamboro Downs as long as a lease for gaming is in place and transfer payments are being made....read on

Update On Fun For Fans Stable

March 22, 2017:

Alberta Standardbred Horse Association Executive Director Fred Gillis has provided an update on the Fun For Fans Stable, which tasted a lot of success in 2016 and is looking for more in 2017....read on

Century Racing Club Deadline Extended

March 15, 2017:

The deadline for membership applications for the Century Downs Racing Club, which is gearing up for its second season, has been extended to Friday (March 24)....read on

Boyd Discusses Recovery

March 22, 2017:

The recovery time for Nick Boyd, one of Kawartha Downs’ top drivers, following a hockey accident, is taking longer than anticipated, but he’s confident he’ll be ready for opening night at the Fraserville oval on May 27....read on

Trainer High On Spirited Closer

March 22, 2017:

“She’s got a big heart. Let’s just say her heart is bigger than her talent at this point. But don’t get me wrong, if she ever learned to trot straight, she’d really be something.”...read on

Full Brothers Each Win On Same Card

March 22, 2017:

On Tuesday, March 21, a pair of full brothers recorded wins on the same program of racing....read on

Soto Coming Into His Own

March 22, 2017:

“I’ve never seen a horse grow from (age) three to four, but he’s grown six inches taller. He was a little bitty fella. I’d been in Africa for a while and when I came back he grew a lot. He’s grown much taller than he was. I’ve never had that experience before when they grow at that age, but he sure did.”...read on

Frank Tagariello Passes

March 21, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned long-time horseman Frank Tagariello, 79, passed away on March 20, 2017....read on

AGCO Releases Rule Change Directives

March 21, 2017:

As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is releasing the following Directives as part of an initial series of rule changes, which will be effective on April 1, 2017....read on

A 'Lady' In Waiting...For Now

March 21, 2017:

While many of the sport’s top distaffers are stateside butting heads in the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway, arguably the best older pacing mare in the game is setting her sights on a later start to the season....read on

Affleck Wins March Fan Club Contest

March 21, 2017:

Joey Affleck of Charlottetown, PEI was the winner in the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s online handicapping contest on Century Downs’ season opening card of racing on Saturday....read on

CPMA Exchange Rate Announcement

March 21, 2017:

On Tuesday, March 21, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency announced that, effective Wednesday, March 22, all Canadian racecourse associations will be required to use the Daily Exchange Rate – and not the ‘noon’ or ‘closing’ rate – as reported for the previous day on a particular webpage....read on

Bets Worth $3 Yield $760K Windfall

March 21, 2017:

Imagine placing $3 worth of small wagers, quickly checking the results, and determining that your bets lost before moving on. The scenario is commonplace for any gambler. Although, later being informed that one of your wagers has yielded a roughly $760,000 windfall is definitely not part of the script....read on

EquiMania! Double Play

March 21, 2017:

EquiMania! will look to hit a home run at Can-Am Equine Expo in Markham, Ont. and it will also be a featured exhibit at the FEI World Cup in Omaha, Nebraska....read on

Lachance, Penpal To Start Again

March 21, 2017:

"She was very good last year and came back bigger and stronger. She seems like she matured quite a bit. I hope to see good things from her this year."...read on

Hilarious Halo To Stand Stud

March 21, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that speedy pacer Hilarious Halo will be standing stud for the 2017 breeding season....read on

2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Ballot Announced

March 20, 2017:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 ballot. In this the 250th anniversary year of horse racing in Canada, a total of 30 horses and people, comprised of 15 Standardbred and 15 Thoroughbred candidates, have been selected to appear on the voting ballot....read on

Breeders Crown To Pocono In 2018

March 20, 2017:

The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, will return to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2018....read on

Lakeshore Annual General Meeting Info

March 20, 2017:

Officials with the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association have released a notice for the organization’s upcoming annual general meeting....read on

City Of London Series Details Announced

March 20, 2017:

Conditions and dates for the 2017 City of London Series, to be raced at The Raceway at Western Fair District, have been released by the Standardbred Alliance....read on

Wittup On Century Track Resurfacing

March 20, 2017:

Century Downs kicked off its 2017 season of live harness racing this past Saturday. The card was the first pari-mutuel program at the Calgary-area oval since the track invested in resurfacing the track....read on

Ted McFadden Passes

March 20, 2017:

Trainer/driver Ted McFadden, a resident of Dresden, Ont., passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Hospice with his family by his side on Saturday, March 18 at the age of 67....read on

Nine Standardbreds Perish In Barn Fire

March 20, 2017:

A recent barn fire claimed the lives of nine Standardbreds, including a mare with a two-day-old colt....read on

Campbell On Career Transition

March 19, 2017:

"It's something I'm really looking forward to. I've had a great run driving, but it will come to a close."...read on

Campbell Confirms Driving Retirement

March 18, 2017:

What started in London, Ont. in June 1972 will come to a close 45 years later as harness racing's all-time winningest driver, Canadian-born John Campbell will retire from active competition this summer....read on

Ernie Arsenault Passes

March 18, 2017:

Joseph Earnest (Ernie) Arsenault, a lifelong Standardbred industry participant, passed away on Friday, March 17 at the age of 71....read on

SC Rewind: The New Track Era

March 18, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith harkens back to the days when new Racetracks were being constructed across the Continent....read on

Dwane Graham Passes

March 17, 2017:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Dwane Graham passed away Friday (March 17) at the age of 62 following a massive heart attack....read on

Ontario Racing Releases Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report

March 17, 2017:

After extensive industry consultations, Ontario Racing is pleased to release the Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report....read on

Harness Racing's Luckiest Horses

March 17, 2017:

Some say you have to be lucky to be good, some say it's better to be lucky than good. What's in a name? These luck-y horses were clearly born with talent and showed an affinity for green but surely a little bit of luck never hurt along the way...read on

AGCO Unveils Rule Changes

March 16, 2017:

As part of ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce an initial series of rule changes and policy reforms stemming from an extensive engagement effort to modernize the agency’s regulatory approach and better support Ontario’s horse racing industry....read on

Fractional Owner Venture Announced

March 15, 2017:

The term 'veteran leadership' will take on a different meaning for a group of new owners as a Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer has announced plans for a new fractional ownership group....read on

Know More About Biosecurity

March 14, 2017:

Spring consists of more than just cleaning. There is much to do, planning ahead to maximize time spent with your horse and working towards your goals for the impending sunny months. Regardless of riding discipline; everyone wants their equine partner to be healthy and performing at its best....read on

London Selected Yearling Sale Now Accepting Entries

March 13, 2017:

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale, presented in collaboration with the Forest City Standardbred Sale Inc. and Standardbred Canada....read on

Game On With Off And Pacing

March 12, 2017:

Many people who love harness racing discuss ways to promote and grow the game. Few develop an actual game to promote and grow racing...read on

What Gets Measured Gets Managed

March 8, 2017:

"At Standardbred Canada we are beginning to do deeper dives tracking and measuring a variety of KPI’s to assist in determining the areas in which we believe are important to the association"...read on / continuer à lire

EHV-1 Confirmed In Ontario

February 16, 2017:

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of two confirmed cases of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1)....read on

2017 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 10, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2017 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Up To Date With '17 Eligibility Fees?

December 5, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2017 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2017....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

June 2, 2016:

Do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year, or for the first time ever? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on


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