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Record-Setting Rookies Impress

September 18, 2017:

Alarm Detector set a Canadian record, while Manchego set a stakes record in Monday’s rich trotting finals at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Quillen Memorial To Bit Of A Legend

September 18, 2017:

Harry Von Knoblauch Stable's Bit Of A Legend N won the 11th Annual Bobby Quillen Memorial in 1:52.1 Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Speed Rules In Preferreds

September 18, 2017:

The name of the game was go to the front and don’t get caught in Monday evening’s Preferred events at Grand River Raceway....read on

Beautiful Debut For The Track On 2

September 18, 2017:

There was an ‘old time county fair’ kind of atmosphere at The Track on 2 in Lacombe, Alberta on Sunday (September 17), as the track's new owner/operators, Kurt and Kyla Belich and Ross Morrison, welcomed approximately 500 people to the races....read on

Not Your Average Leamington Sunday

September 18, 2017:

Leamington Raceway hosted a 10-dash program of harness racing on Sunday (September 17). If that sounds like your average afternoon card at the fairgrounds – which it does – you’d better take a second look at the charts....read on

Faves Falter In New York Sires Stakes

September 18, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosted the $157,600 New York Sire Stakes Lew Barasch Trot for two-year-old colts and geldings....read on

Pocono Main Event To Simeon

September 18, 2017:

Simeon, held as the 6-5 chalk by the assembled public at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday, sat behind 7-5 shot Get To Doin It most of the way in the $14,000 claiming handicap trot feature, then won the stretch battle of the favourites by a half-length in 1:55.3....read on

'Sydney' Scores In Ohio Championship

September 18, 2017:

Rose Run Sydney became the newest Ohio ‘Triple Crown” winner when she drew off in her division of the Ohio Breeders Championship for three-year-old filly trotters in Monday’s twilight action at the Delaware County Fair....read on

Plainridge Feature To Quick Shot

September 18, 2017:

Classy campaigner Quick Shot continued on pace for a career year by following live cover to a hard-fought victory in the $14,000 “Plainridge Special” pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Different Type Of ‘Big M’ Horsepower

September 18, 2017:

On Sunday (September 17), Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment hosted a different kind of horsepower on the track....read on

More West Nile Cases Reported In Ont.

September 18, 2017:

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has announced that five cases of West Nile Virus in equine have been reported to the Ministry since Friday, September 15....read on

Mason Injured, Resting After Surgery

September 18, 2017:

Veteran driver and horseman Steve Mason was sent to the Regional Hospital in Saint John, New Brunswick after a spill at Exhibition Park Raceway this past Saturday (September 16)....read on

Equestrian Canada Breeder Of The Year Presentation Made To Libfeld, Katz

September 18, 2017:

Dan Gall, President & CEO of Standardbred Canada, along with Peggy Hambly, President of Equestrian Canada, made the 2016 Equestrian Canada Breeder of the Year presentation to Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night (September 16)....read on

Trogdon Over The Moon With ‘Britches’

September 18, 2017:

"I think ‘Britches’ is a truly great horse; a beast! I have had many great mares like Loving Success and Colors A Virgin, but Britches is probably the fastest I have ever had."...read on

Coleman Still Has The Itch

September 18, 2017:

At the age of 90, Merle Coleman has spent a lifetime in the Standardbred racing industry. To this day, one thing has yet to change for the resident of Virden, Manitoba. “When they pull out of [the farm to go to the races], I want to go.”...read on

Three Exhibition Park Dates Cancelled

September 18, 2017:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has announced that three upcoming race dates that were scheduled for Exhibition Park Raceway in New Brunswick have been cancelled....read on

Siegel, Wallenius-Kleberg To Hall Of Fame

September 18, 2017:

Longtime Pennsylvania owner and breeder Jules Siegel, less than two months short of his 90th birthday, joins Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg, one of the driving forces of harness racing in her native Sweden and a leader in European-American harness connections, as members of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame....read on

Record Win For Charlie Is A Joker

September 17, 2017:

Stablemates Charlie Is A Joker and Muscle Matters were separated by just a neck at the wire in a 1-2 record finish in Sunday night's co-featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Trot at Flamboro Downs for the Ben Baillargeon stable....read on

Canadian Owners Among KY Winners

September 17, 2017:

On a warm late-summer evening in the Bluegrass, The Red Mile hosted the annual Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Super Night on Sunday, Sept. 17, with $1.7 million in purses awarded in the eight finals for two and three-year-olds of both gaits and sexes....read on

Stealth Hanover Sets Record In Simpson

September 17, 2017:

At nearly 99-1 odds, the Francisco Del Cid trainee Stealth Hanover made a break in the Hambletonian eliminations, finishing eighth, failing to make the finals. After another up-the-track finish in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action, the three-year-old gelded son of Andover Hall-Secret Credit began to figure it out....read on

Gagnon Dominates At Rideau

September 17, 2017:

Trainer/driver Guy Gagnon was a force to be reckoned with on Sunday night (September 17) at Rideau Carlton Raceway scoring wins in six of the 13 races....read on

Eagle Jolt Wins Summerside Preferred

September 17, 2017:

The beat goes on for the 'King of Island racing' as Marc Campbell had four driving wins on Sunday program at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Campbell’s quartet of victories, including the afternoon's featured pace, helped extend his lead in the local driver's standings....read on

Upset Time For Glass Shadow

September 17, 2017:

Glass Shadow, who had been winless in his last 14 starts, pulled off a big upset at Hippodrome 3R on Sunday (September 17), as he captured the Invitational Pace for driver Gaetan Lamy....read on

Danny William Upsets At Inverness

September 17, 2017:

Danny William ($12.20) gave the upset players a little more scratch for their levis on Sunday (September 17) at Inverness Raceway, as the eight-year-old Mach Three gelding sprang an upset in the track’s $1,100 Winners Over Pace....read on

Adkins Hanover Dominant At Truro

September 17, 2017:

Eight-year-old Western Ideal gelding Adkins Hanover ($4.00) was hammered down to the even-money chalk on Sunday (September 17) at Truro Raceway, and the bay responded by putting forth a dominant performance in the $7,500 Johnny Conroy Memorial Invitational....read on

Field Forming For International Trot

September 17, 2017:

The world-class field for the 2017 Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino is rounding into shape....read on

Standardbred Action At Delaware Fair

September 17, 2017:

A pair of divisions of the Standardbred stakes took centre stage for Grand Circuit action on Sunday (September 17) at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio....read on

Summerside Adds Race Date

September 17, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Summerside Raceway has added a race date to its racing calendar....read on

Tenth Chaplaincy Tournament A Success

September 17, 2017:

Officials with the Standardbred Race Track Chaplaincy of Canada wish to thank all that helped make the organization’s golf tournament this past Wednesday (September 13) yet another great event....read on

Great Reviews For Guelph Programs

September 17, 2017:

"Knowledge acquired in Equine Guelph online courses has opened doors for me in the industry. The racing industry is a tight-knit community, and since taking the courses, I have seen a few big name trainers pushing towards hiring Equine Guelph students."...read on

Hannelore Hanover Handily Takes Maple Leaf Trot

September 16, 2017:

Hannelore Hanover held control upon clearing the lead at the half, strolling away to a 1:51.1 victory in the $593,000 Maple Leaf Trot on a stakes-filled program at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday, September 16....read on

Brown Trainees Lead Eight To Jug

September 16, 2017:

It is expected to be a battle between a pair of Brian Brown trainees, as Downbytheseaside and Fear The Dragon have been installed as the morning line favourites in the $590,400 Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, to be held Thursday (September 21) at the Delaware County Fair....read on

SC Rewind: The One & Only Fan Hanover

September 16, 2017:

In this week's Rewind story Robert Smith remembers the great pacing filly Fan Hanover and reviews parts of her phenomenal three-year racing career....read on

Blazin Britches Early Jugette Favourite

September 15, 2017:

Blazin Britches, winner of nine of ten races this season, has been installed as the 6-5 morning line favourite in the $273,250 Jugette three-year-old filly pace on Wednesday, September 20 at the Delaware County Fair....read on

Tax Reform Webinar Set For Tuesday

September 15, 2017:

Horsepeople across Canada are advised that accounting firm MNP are offering a webinar with respect to proposed tax changes and their potential implications on agricultural businesses on Tuesday, September 19 at 12:00 noon Eastern....read on

London Yearling Sale Announces Sponsors

September 15, 2017:

Standardbred Canada and the Forest City Yearling Sale are pleased to announce that Ontario Lottery and Gaming and Ontario Racing are major sponsors for the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

Standardbred Canada Introduces The Rules Of Racing Committee

September 14, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has organized an industry-wide initiative to review the rules of racing in hopes to create a rule book for every harness racing jurisdiction to adopt and enforce....read on

AGCO Health And Safety Bulletin

September 15, 2017:

Further to the February 21, 2017 release of Information Bulletin No. 29 ‘AGCO-Stakeholder Working Groups’, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has established the membership for the Health and Safety Working Group to review and make recommendations for future policy reforms....read on

Pontone On Somewhere In L A, Quillen

September 15, 2017:

He has owned the likes of Muscle Hill, Market Share, Red Bow Tie, Art Major and Shark Gesture, yet to Thomas Pontone, 2017 Bobby Quillen Memorial participant Somewhere In L A provides him with the same type of pleasure as his champions and represents what he has ultimately enjoyed the most from his involvement in harness racing....read on

Churchill, Keeneland Join Forces

September 15, 2017:

On Friday (September 15), Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) and Keeneland Association, Inc. (“Keeneland”) announced a historic partnership to propose the construction of two new state-of-the-art racing facilities....read on

Goshen Receives Over $25K To Rebuild

September 15, 2017:

In response to the devastating fire at Goshen Historic Track on August 23, the harness racing industry and local community have generously donated over $25,000 to the National Historic Landmark....read on

Fraser Downs Qualifying Information

September 14, 2017:

Horsemen at Fraser Downs are reminded that qualifying races will be conducted over the next few weeks in advance of the start of the 2017-18 racing season....read on

Read This Before You Blanket Your Horse

September 14, 2017:

Fall is a popular time for horse owners to go blanket shopping but before you dash out to purchase the latest in equine haute couture or the warmest rug with the most fill, consider what your horse really needs....read on

Top 10 Jug Contenders – Week #6

September 13, 2017:

Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, has released his sixth and final weekly installment of the Top 10 Jug Contenders list in anticipation of the 72nd renewal of the pacing classic....read on

Fear The Dragon Back In Action

September 13, 2017:

While the time of the mile isn't exactly what he was looking for, trainer Brian Brown says Fear The Dragon's Wednesday qualifying mile is better than it looks on paper....read on

Century Sees Increased Wagering

September 13, 2017:

The third season of Standardbred racing at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino came to an end on September 9, 2017 and showed gains in handle. All sources handle for the 71 days that began March 18, 2017 was up 12 per cent over the first 71 days of 2016....read on

HR Ottawa, LP Assumes Operations Of Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle

September 13, 2017:

HR Ottawa, LP announced on Tuesday (September 12) that it will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations and assets of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Mohawk Announces New Owner Seminar

September 12, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack will be offering fans the opportunity to learn more about racehorse ownership with a special new owner seminar on Saturday, September 23....read on

The Return To Ohsweken

September 11, 2017:

“The attendance at the fair had been falling and we felt the only way to bring back the crowds was to bring back harness racing. And it did.”...read on

Yearling Sale Fuels Optimism In Alberta

September 10, 2017:

This year marks the second year in a row that the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association Yearling Sale has shown a strong trend in the upswing of prices in the market for Alberta....read on

Statement From Minister Leal

September 8, 2017:

Jeff Leal, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, has issued a statement following the recent resignation of Greg Walling....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

September 8, 2017:

The autumn of 2017 signifies the first time that Standardbred Canada has joined another sales company, Forest City Sales, to host a yearling sale....read on / continuer à lire

WDC Handles Smash Previous Records

September 7, 2017:

Bettors made history, as wagering totals on the 2017 World Driving Championship, presented by Standardbred Canada, far exceeded expectations and broke a number of longstanding betting records…read on

Charles ‘Charlie’ Armstrong Passes

September 7, 2017:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and Standardbred Canada are saddened to learn of the passing of H. Charles Armstrong, at age 96....read on

Last Month For Zoom!

September 7, 2017:

Over the past five months, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has received many exciting photos for the Zoom Photography Challenge. September marks the final month for the 2017 Zoom challenges and the club has picked its favourite theme, ‘Meet My Horse’ to finish things off....read on

Walling Resigns As Racing Advisor

September 6, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Greg Walling has stepped down from an advisory position to Ontario Minister of Agriculture Jeff Leal with respect to the horse racing industry in the province....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

September 6, 2017:

The 2017 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....read on

London Selected Yearling Videos Added

September 4, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has received an influx of yearling videos for the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

Appeal Filed To Block Testimony

August 23, 2017:

Reports indicate an appeal has been filed regarding the ruling that would summon a total of 11 individuals -- including former Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan -- to court to testify in a civil claim lodged by a collective of breeders pertaining to the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program in Ontario....read on

World Trotting Conference Closes With Commitment To The Future

August 19, 2017:

The 2017 World Trotting Conference concluded with its official closing ceremony on Saturday, August 19, at the Delta Prince Edward, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The torch was passed from Canada to Sweden, where the conference will be hosted in 2019....read on

Are You & Your Horse Ready To Race?

July 3, 2017:

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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