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Blanket Finish In London Feature

January 27, 2015:

A three-horse battle was brewing in deep stretch in Tuesday’s featured $11,000 Horses & Geldings Preferred 2 event at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and when the dust settled it was Champagne Phil who came out on top....read on

Finally Showing His Pedigree

January 27, 2015:

"He’s not the kind of horse that has to have a perfect trip, although that’s what he got last week. But he’s a big strong horse where I think he can endure a little work."...read on

Tuesday Cancellations

January 27, 2015:

Multiple racetracks in the northeast have made alternative plans due to the winter storm which has battered the region. Trot Insider has compiled a list of all the cancellations and changes that raceways have announced to combat the situation....read on

Ambassador Nominations Due Today

January 5, 2015:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is seeking nominations for the 2014 Ambassador of the Year....read on

2015 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 6, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has released the first list of 2015 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Unique Morning Line At Pompano

January 27, 2015:

What is believed to a first in horse racing history, Pompano Park’s third race on Wednesday night has listed all of the entrants the same odds in the morning line....read on

Flamboro Reschedules Training Day

January 27, 2015:

Officials from Flamboro Downs have announced the half-mile oval will be closed for training on Wednesday, January 28....read on

World Championship Field Complete

January 27, 2015:

The field for the 2015 World Driving Championship is now confirmed as Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has announced the replacement for Swedish reinsman Björn Goop....read on

Last Call For O'Brien Tickets

January 26, 2015:

Canada’s harness racing champions will be honoured at the 2014 O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

Donald 'Nip' O'Hearn Passes

January 27, 2015:

After a lengthy illness, Donald "Nip" O'Hearn passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the St. Catharines General Hospital, in his 87th year....read on

Ontario Gaming Modernization News

January 27, 2015:

A handful of news items regarding the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s modernization efforts have been reported in the mainstream media as of late....read on

Svanstedt "Not Satisfied" With 2014

January 27, 2015:

Despite a season with two world record-setting trotters and a Dan Patch Award, trainer Åke Svanstedt feels his 2015 campaign can be even better....read on

Moreau Has A Monster Night

January 27, 2015:

Richard Moreau had a memorble night during Monday’s 10-race card at Woodbine Racetrack thanks to the five winners he sent out at the Rexdale, Ontario oval....read on

Blais Discusses His Stable, Stars

January 26, 2015:

All things considered, trainer Luc Blais was pretty happy about his first year training for prominent Standardbred owner Serge Godin. While in discussion with Trot Insider, the conditioner also provided an update on Intimidate, Prestidigitator and Wheeling N Dealin....read on

Fitness Craze Heads Dover’s Open Trot

January 27, 2015:

Fitness Craze, Tirade Hanover and Tough Mac were all winners last time out and are set to meet in Dover Downs’ $18,000 Open/Handicap Trot on Wednesday, January 28....read on

Ruth Bower Davis Passes

January 27, 2015:

Ruth Bower Davis, 89, formerly of Harrington, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 17 at State Street Living in Dover....read on

The Raceway To Offer $15K Guarantee

January 27, 2015:

The Monday program at The Raceway at Western Fair District produced another large carryover in the late Super Hi-5 of more than $6,700 which means the London oval will be offering an instant guarantee of $15,000 on the early Super Hi-5 on Tuesday night’s program....read on

Meet And Greet With Burke And Palone

January 27, 2015:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will host a special night of racing this Friday, January 30. The second annual Night of Champions will have a first-race post of 6:55 p.m....read on

Pompano Opens To 'Pertty' & 'Patty'

January 26, 2015:

Fillies and mares were in the spotlight Monday night at Pompano Park with Pertty Music scoring a repeat win in the $13,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares and Saint Pattys Doll taking the photo finish victory in the similar feature event for trotters....read on

Dover Feature To Fox Valley Hermia

January 26, 2015:

Fox Valley Hermia opened up a solid late in the late stages of Monday’s $18,000 feature race for distaffers at Dover Downs, and she managed to hold on for a narrow score in the main event....read on

A Promoter For The Ages

January 26, 2015:

"They’re not a major track with major purses or major stake races, but he has kept them in front of everybody and kept them alive in all the media and certainly in all the trade media almost single-handedly."...read on

Updated: Harold Snyder Passes

January 26, 2015:

Harold Snyder, founder of International Sound Co., headquartered in Pikesville, Md. a leading provider of video and sound at many racetrack in America and a company which enjoyed an enviable reputation for integrity, passed away, at age 91, on January 26....read on

James 'Allan' Smith Passes

January 26, 2015:

James ‘Allan’ Smith passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, January 25 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The longtime PEI horseman was 87....read on

Marion Franklin Parsons Jr. Passes

January 26, 2015:

Marion Franklin Parsons, Jr., 77, of Salisbury, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 15 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC....read on

Red Shores Draw Date Switched

January 26, 2015:

Officials with Red Shores have announced that the Charlottetown Driving Park will be changing its draw date for the track’s Saturday, January 31 program due to expected poor weather on Tuesday....read on

Prix d'Amerique To Up And Quick

January 25, 2015:

Favoured Up And Quick and driver Jean-Michel Bazire were victorious in the 2015 Prix d'Amerique on Sunday at Paris-Vincennes....read on

O'Brien Dream Dates Revealed

January 25, 2015:

Trainers and drivers reveal their dream dates for the O'Brien Awards in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature....read on

Waples Books Off After Racing Incident

January 24, 2015:

Randy Waples' Saturday night lineup at Woodbine Racetrack was cut short when the reinsman was reportedly injured during an incident in the first race....read on

SC Rewind: Winter Training

January 24, 2015:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith nostalgically recalls the long winter season when the only activity in harness racing for most people was the daily routine of training....read on

Marino Taken To Hospital

January 24, 2015:

Driver Jim Marino was transported to hospital after being injured in an accident during Friday night's seventh race at Fraser Downs....read on

Changes Coming To Meadowlands

January 23, 2015:

Meadowlands Racetrack has announced that it will be implementing changes that include suspending ABC classification racing and returning to condition racing in addition to withdrawing its trainer loyalty rewards program....read on

More Trotters Heading To Europe

January 23, 2015:

Reports indicate that two of harness racing's top four-year-old trotters from 2014 will head to Europe for 2015 campaigns....read on

2015 Ontario Sires Stakes Schedule

January 19, 2015:

The 2015 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) schedule is now available....read on

Standardbred Improvement Program Approved

January 14, 2015:

Ontario’s Standardbred Improvement Program is confirmed for 2015, following the Ontario Racing Commission’s Board of Directors approval of both the 2015 budget and Program elements as developed by the Standardbred Advisory Group....read on

$12 Million More For Breeders

January 12, 2015:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) is pleased to announce that it has officially signed an agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a $12 million enhancement of the current breeders rewards program....read on

Compliance Forms For Resident Mares

December 18, 2014:

The Program Administrator for the Ontario Resident Mare Program would like to inform the owners of mares that were enrolled in the Ontario Resident Mare Program for the 2014 foaling season of a new requirement of the Program....read on

Up To Date With '15 Eligibility Fees?

December 16, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2015 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2015....read on

Updated Stallion Info Required

November 25, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind stallion owners and lessees to submit their updated 2015 stallions for the online stallion directory....read on

Ontario Horse Racing Coverage

March 21, 2012:

Trot Insider has gathered all of the news stories regarding the Ontario horse racing industry's transition from the Slots-At-Racetracks program (SARP)....read on


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