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Trotapalooza At Woodbine

February 8, 2016:

It was a trot-heavy program offered Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, as three- and four-year-olds sparred in round one of the General Brock Series and older square gaiters slugged it out in the $34,000 Preferred....read on

Bartlett Bags Eight; Beas Ideal Again

February 8, 2016:

Jason Bartlett put some more distance between himself and rest of Yonkers Raceway’s chauffeurs Monday evening, winning eight of the program’s dozen races....read on

COSA Official Fire Fund

January 5, 2016:

People wishing to make donations to the victims of Monday night's tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre are being asked to do so through an official GoFundMe page which has been set up by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association....read on

SC Annual Members Meeting Details

February 2, 2016:

Standardbred Canada members are invited to attend the SC Annual Meeting of Members....read on

Midnite Hardy Continues At Pompano

February 8, 2016:

A Weekend and Goldstar Raider were victorious in their respective divisions in the second leg of the Midnite Hardy Late Closer on Monday night at Pompano Park, while Zorgwijk Impact picked up a repeat win in the popular “Over The Hill Gang” trot....read on

Warrior Call Clicks In Preferred

February 8, 2016:

Warrior Call had a two-race winning streak snapped one week ago in London, but it didn’t take him long to find his way back to victory lane....read on

Bushwacker Doubles Up At Dover

February 8, 2016:

Bushwacker, the richest horse of early 2016, captured the $30,000 Preferred Handicap for the second straight week during Monday’s card of racing at Dover Downs....read on

Upset City For Peck Blue Chip

February 8, 2016:

Bottom claimers got a unique opportunity to race for a $20,000 purse Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway in the championship leg of the popular Survivor Series....read on

Series Score For Mandys Mattjesty

February 8, 2016:

Mandys Mattjesty zipped to the front and, with late urging, held on to take Monday’s opening-leg split in a series for $20,000 claiming filly and mare pacers at The Meadows....read on

Horsepeople Collaborate On Bill

February 8, 2016:

It has been announced that a Standardbred horsepersons’ group has collaborated with agriculture officials and legislative leaders to develop legislation in regard to testing for illegal medications that have been used in the racing industry....read on

Allthatgltrsisgold Passes

February 8, 2016:

A classy veteran competing in open/invitational events for the past few seasons, Allthatgltrsisgold p,2,1:52.3; 3,1:49 ($824,471) was put to rest at Miami Valley Raceway in Ohio on Saturday, February 6, 2016, following an injury....read on

Grand River Date Switch Allowed

February 8, 2016:

On Monday, February 8, the director of the Ontario Racing Commission announced that the ORC has approved the application made by the Grand River Agricultural Society to amend the 2016 race date schedule for Grand River Raceway....read on

Marketing To The ‘Millennials’

February 8, 2016:

The ‘millennials’ just aren’t flocking to casinos in the same manner that their parents and parents' parents did. That is hurting the casinos’ bottom line. That being said, decision makers at the gaming centres are rethinking their philosophies in an effort to attract the much-coveted younger demographic to their facilities....read on

Flamboro Thursday Box Left Open

February 8, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that the entry box for Flamboro Downs’ Thursday, February 11 live card will remain open until Tuesday, February 9 at 9:00 a.m....read on

Former Trainer Banned After Assault

February 8, 2016:

A former Standardbred trainer has been handed a two-year suspension after having allegedly assaulted a racing commission official during a stable inspection a few weeks ago....read on

Sigurd ‘Siggie’ Nees Passes

February 8, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred owner and trainer Sigurd ‘Siggie’ Nees passed away at home on Wednesday, February 3 in the arms of his wife, Bev, at the age of 78....read on

Hawthorne Officials Pleased With Meet

February 8, 2016:

After a seven-year absence from Hawthorne Race Course, harness racing returned to the ‘Stickney Spa’ for a short four-week meet that kicked off on January 8. If the numbers that were put up are a sign of things to come, racing fans will be in for a treat when the Standardbreds return to Hawthorne in May for an extended five-month meet....read on

Hoosier Welcomes Trackman Wolff

February 8, 2016:

Officials with Hoosier Park have announced that they are pleased to bring veteran trackman Gary Wolff into the fold....read on

Stakes Nominations Up In Ireland

February 8, 2016:

While the recent news on the strength of harness racing in the United Kingdom has been less than optimistic, the same cannot be said for that of the industry in Ireland....read on

Big M Stakes Noms Due February 17

February 8, 2016:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have released a notice to horsepeople that provides details regarding stakes nomination payments that are due on February 17....read on

Tioga Racing Applications Available

February 8, 2016:

Horsepeople are advised that racing applications for Tioga Downs’ 2016 meet of live harness racing meet are now available on the track’s website....read on

Youth Foundation's Program Schedule

February 8, 2016:

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has announced an extensive 40th anniversary summer program schedule which includes several new locations and also the organization’s established leadership program at the Goshen Historic Track in New York....read on

Error In Weiss Series Conditions

February 8, 2016:

The United States Trotting Association has announced that there is an error in the stakes conditions that were published in the USTA Stakes Guide for the Bobby Weiss late closing series at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Back-To-Back Wins For Genesee

February 7, 2016:

Genesee blew away the conditioned foes he faced at Rideau Carleton Raceway on January 31, and it was more of the same for the pacer in Sunday’s $6,800 Not List Preferred....read on

Lets Leavem Romps In Preferred

February 7, 2016:

Not even a first-over trip could stop Lets Leavem from posting a driving away victory in Sunday’s $7,500 Preferred 3 for trotters at Flamboro Downs....read on

Im Tu Die For Dominates At Fraser

February 7, 2016:

Im Tu Die For came up a neck short against some of Fraser Downs’ leading ladies on January 29, but she bounced back and cruised to a three-length win in Sunday’s $10,500 Fillies & Mares Open....read on

An Unprecedented Feat For Moreau?

February 7, 2016:

If he were to be named outstanding trainer in Canada for a third time at the 2015 O’Brien Awards gala on Feb. 13, Quebec native Richard Moreau has a plan for the trophy....read on

2015 O'Briens Hosts Announced

February 6, 2016:

With the 2015 O’Brien Awards just one week away, expectations for an entertaining night are mounting. The evening will feature some of harness racing's most recognizable personalities, including co-hosts Ken Middleton and Greg Blanchard....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1940s

February 6, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes a look back at some of the personalities and events from the decade of the 1940's in the ongoing feature Years Ago....read on

New Track Superintendant At The Big M

February 6, 2016:

Longtime Meadowlands Director of Track Maintenance Gary Wolff is leaving the historic harness racing facility to become the new track superintendant at Hoosier Park in Indiana....read on

Meeting Attendance Encouraged

February 5, 2016:

Via release, the four horsepeople behind a polarizing proposal for the Ontario horse racing industry have stated that they are cautiously optimistic about upcoming information sessions that have been announced by a new entity that goes by the name of the Ontario Racing Association....read on

Heather Heads Downunder

February 5, 2016:

While much attention was given to driver Tim Tetrick for his appearance in a driver's challenge during the 2015 TABtouch Inter Dominion series in Australia, he wasn't the only North American racing personality making headlines downunder....read on

Hilton’s Chef Preps For O’Briens

February 5, 2016:

Unique awards, a full video production, great food, music, and incredible guests combine to make the O’Brien Awards one of the most anticipated annual events for horse people in Canada....read on

Ont. S-Bred Info Session Details

February 2, 2016:

The Ontario Racing Association (ORA) will be hosting informal information sessions with Standardbred horsepeople at Western Fair District on Tuesday, February 9, and at Mohawk Racetrack on Wednesday, February 10....read on

SC’s Feb. 15 Stakes Payment Notice

February 1, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that stakes payments are due February 15....read on

Call For Horse Racing Appeal Panel

January 31, 2016:

The recently passed Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015 will cause a significant change in the way appeals of horse racing decisions are adjudicated in Ontario....read on

Kozell To Sing At 2015 O'Briens

January 29, 2016:

Organizers for the 27th edition of the O’Brien Awards are pleased to announce that Etobicoke, Ontario native Kaitlin Kozell will open the Gala with the American and Canadian national anthems....read on

Outstanding Groom Award Finalists

January 27, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

2015 O’Brien Award Details

January 13, 2016:

Tickets and ads for the 2015 O’Brien Awards, scheduled for Saturday, February 13 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel (formerly the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre) in Mississauga, Ont., are now on sale....read on

2016 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 11, 2016:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2016 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Barn Fire Investigation Concludes

January 8, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that the full on-scene investigation into the tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre concluded on Thursday....read on

Update: Tragic Fire At Classy Lane

January 5, 2016:

A barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre in Puslinch, Ont. started at roughly 11 p.m. on Monday, January 4 and claimed the lives of more than 40 horses. Trot Insider can confirm the names of the 39 Standardbred racehorses, 1 Thoroughbred, and 3 Miniatures, that perished. The list includes millionaire pacer Apprentice Hanover....read on

2016 Improvement Program Confirmed

December 22, 2015:

On Tuesday, December 22, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a Notice to the Industry stating that Ontario’s Standardbred Improvement Program is confirmed for 2016, following the Ontario Racing Commission’s Board of Directors approval of both the 2016 budget and Program elements as developed by the Standardbred Advisory Group....read on

2015 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 21, 2015:

On Monday, December 21, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2015 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

Standardbred Canada's 2016 Sales Dates

December 20, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has announced the details surrounding the 2016 edition of the Canadian Yearling Sale....read on

Call For 2016 Two-Year-Olds

December 15, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is soliciting all your 2016 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Up To Date With '16 Eligibility Fees?

December 8, 2015:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2016 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2016....read on

Breeders: Fill Out Foal Location Report

July 27, 2015:

Breeders, if you have any foals born in 2015, Standardbred Canada is asking you to please complete the Foal Location Report, which is a form that can be completed for free online....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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