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New Track In New York State?

July 29, 2015:

After four years of planning, construction on Central New York Raceway Park, located north of Syracuse in Hastings, is now underway, and if entrepreneur Glenn Donnelly gets his way, the location will be the newest venue for live harness racing in New York State....read on

Hospital Fundraiser A Huge Success

July 29, 2015:

The fundraiser organized by Alberta horsemen in support of Stollery Children's Hospital this past Sunday surpassed all expectations, topping their $10,000 fundraising target....read on

Best In Show Competition Gets Boost

July 29, 2015:

Since its inception in 1990, the Industry Day celebration at Grand River Raceway has been enthusiastically supported by the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA)....read on

Dream Of Glory Day Details

July 29, 2015:

Hanover Raceway will feature 12 races this Saturday (August 1), including the $75,100 final of the Dream Of Glory Trot, five Ontario Sires Stakes divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies and a pair of Preferred 3 races....read on

Allergic To Treatment For Allergies

July 29, 2015:

"He had a few problems with food allergies so the vet, after the first race, suggested I treat him for the allergies and it kind of backfired, he was allergic to the treatment.”...read on

Driver Recuperating From Accident

July 29, 2015:

“I had a pretty good concussion; my brain was bleeding. They monitored it every day to make sure it was under control and it was just wait and see for a while. My memory has been really messed up ever since. I don’t remember the accident or anything that happened before it.”...read on

Doug Campbell Passes

July 29, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that Doug Campbell, a well known nutrition expert that has helped serve the racing industry for roughly 35 years, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 25 at the age of 66....read on

‘Paradise’ Looking To Shine Again

July 29, 2015:

Forever Paradise formerly had a reputation as King of the Thursday night top class. The Kevin MacLean trainee will be looking for his throne back this Thursday at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Rideau Track Closure

July 29, 2015:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the main track will be closed for training for a time this week....read on

Indiana Mare Registrations Due Aug. 1

July 29, 2015:

Registrations for Standardbred mares that are going to reside in the State of Indiana for the 2015-2016 breeding season (for foals of 2016) are due August 1, 2015....read on

Governor’s Day Card Set For Thursday

July 29, 2015:

Harrington Raceway will showcase many of Delaware’s top Standardbreds Thursday evening as part of the annual Governor’s Day program during the Delaware State Fair....read on

Coon To Be Feted In Delaware

July 28, 2015:

Charles E. 'Chuck' Coon, regarded by many as the greatest trackman and member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, will be honoured as the 2015 Joseph Neville Memorial Award winner by the Delaware County Fair....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

Upsets Galore In Grassroots

July 28, 2015:

Fifty-six freshman trotting colts and geldings flocked to Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening to take part in the third OSS Grassroots event of the season, and there were upsets aplenty....read on

Favourites Foiled In Georgian Preferreds

July 28, 2015:

Mister X and Goldstar Badlands came up with winning efforts in Tuesday’s $7,500 Preferred 3 events at Georgian Downs, and in doing so they found themselves in the role of the spoiler in their respective contests....read on

Hometown Hero Hammer Scores Six

July 29, 2015:

Roger Hammer, 'King of the Pennsylvania Fairs' and coming to race in his home town of Bedford, where he is in the Sports Hall of Fame, posted three victories on both Monday and Tuesday at the local fairgrounds to be the leading driver for the meet and retake command of the local seasonal win category....read on

Cowgirl Hall Beats Them All

July 28, 2015:

Cowgirl Hall overcame Post 9 by rolling to the front and thwarting her only serious challenger as she captured Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

MB Fair Circuit, In Photos

July 28, 2015:

It is safe to say that the majority of the participants in the Canadian harness racing industry have never been able to experience Manitoba’s Standardbred fair scene. It’s not a new thing – it’s been active for decades – but photographer Colin Corneau has captured some of the circuit’s moments in a solid little gallery....read on

Adios Field Ready To Rumble

July 28, 2015:

Dudes The Man, who finished a fast-closing third in his elimination, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favourite for this Saturday’s $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids, Presented by Coors Light, at the Meadows....read on

Connections Discuss Filly’s ‘Spirit’

July 28, 2015:

“When you can get a trotting filly that can finish in a mile in 26 (seconds) flat, that’s pretty special. She can kick to another gear and accelerate through the wire. It’s going to take a good filly to beat her. You better be able to come at the end of the mile or she’s going to come and get her.”...read on

More Steps Forward In Michigan

July 28, 2015:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, July 28 the Michigan Gaming Control Board issued a two-year racing licence for the fairgrounds in Jackson County, which last hosted live harness racing back in 2009....read on

Durkin-Owned Trotter Retired

July 28, 2015:

Coraggioso, the New York Sire Stakes colt trotting champion of 2012, has been retired, according to owners Tom Durkin and Joe Spadaro....read on

Flashback To First International Trot

July 28, 2015:

The year was 1959. Interest in harness racing was at its zenith. Those in the forefront felt that the sport should have international flavour. Since Europe only offered races for trotters, it seemed natural that the powers behind such an international event would look across the pond to find the best trotters and bring them to race against the best that the United States and Canada had to offer....read on

Two-Year-Olds Aplenty At Summerside

July 28, 2015:

The spotlight will be on the future stars of the Maritimes racing scene when the two-year-old fillies and colts strut their stuff Wednesday at Red Shores’ Summerside Raceway....read on

July's Zoom Poll Now Open!

July 28, 2015:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club received some fantastic submissions for July’s theme of “Friends At The Races”. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their pictures; now it’s poll time!....read on

Hambo Charity Casino Night Nears

July 28, 2015:

The fourth annual Hambletonian Post Position Draw & Charity Casino Night will be held on Monday, August 3 at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ following the Hambletonian post position draw....read on

Hoosier Announces Four Series

July 28, 2015:

Officials with Hoosier Park have announced the details of four overnight series that will be raced in conjunction with the track’s Dan Patch weekend....read on

Stage Set For 'Battles' In Elora

July 27, 2015:

Grand River Raceway is just one week away from hosting its biggest card of the year, but in order to have that ‘monster matinee’ an elimination round was needed to determine the finalists for the main events....read on

Anna-Liisa Ropponen Passes

July 27, 2015:

Harness racing industry participant Anna-Liisa Ropponen of Rockwood, Ont. passed away suddenly at her residence on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the age of 38....read on

Smaller Breeder Discusses Big Night

July 27, 2015:

“For a breeder, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a horse you've raised go on to do well for its new owner. It is a years-long process with many pitfalls along the way.”...read on

Director Application Deadline Extended

July 27, 2015:

The Ontario Standardbred Horsepersons' Association (OSHA) has announced that it has extended the deadline for applications to be a director of the new provincial horsepersons' association....read on

Hambletonian Oaks Attracts 16

July 27, 2015:

On Monday, July 27, sixteen fillies were entered to contest the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the filly division of the Hambletonian....read on

It's Time To Stand Out

July 27, 2015:

"Just like the beverage companies have realized long ago, shelf space, appearance and promotion matters."....read on // continuer à lire

Mission: Hambletonian

July 26, 2015:

When the field is drawn Monday morning for the Hambletonian Oaks, Mission Brief’s name won’t be among the entries. On Sunday night, trainer Ron Burke confirmed to the Meadowlands Racetrack that his star three-year-old filly will take on the boys in the 90th Hambletonian on Saturday, August 8....read on

Fallout From Closure Of Showplace

July 26, 2015:

"It started with a four paragraph announcement, and it sent shockwaves through the racing industry in New Jersey."...read on

Hes Watching Retired

July 25, 2015:

Hes Watching, one of harness racing’s most brilliant performers of recent times, has been retired....read on

SC Rewind: Memories Of Thorncliffe

July 25, 2015:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls a memorable milestone from 65 years ago which was 1950. That year witnessed the opening of Thorncliffe Raceway in the Don Valley area of suburban Toronto after being closed for decades....read on

ORC: Iron-Dextran Not licensed For Use

July 24, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) reminds the racing industry that a basic aspect of good medication control is ensuring that you only use products that are properly manufactured and clearly labelled, and that have been obtained from an authorized distributor....read on

Reminder: Ont. Cobalt Testing In Aug.

July 24, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) issued a Notice to the Industry on June 3, 2015 advising that Ontario will begin testing for cobalt with a threshold of 50ng/ml in blood, as of August 1, 2015....read on

Roberts Returns To Great Canadian

July 23, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that Chris Roberts will be stepping down from his position as General Manager of Racing & Gaming at Northlands for a position with his former employer -- Great Canadian Gaming Corporation....read on

Win A Pair Of Hall Of Fame Tickets!

July 22, 2015:

Would you like to attend the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction ceremony? Here’s your chance!...read on

A Cup Tale

July 22, 2015:

Sometimes a moment in life touches you. Sometimes it happens years after the fact through tears and sadness....read on // continuer à lire

Harness Racing Helps Alyssa Selman

July 22, 2015:

This weekend the harness racing industry in Manitoba will show its support for Alyssa Selman, an injured thoroughbred rider whose story has received international media attention....read on

Horse Owners Giving Back

July 21, 2015:

What started as a conversation between two guys at a BBQ who were both involved in harness racing has blossomed into a fund raiser for one of Canada's top children's hospitals....read on

Gallinger Resigns From SC

July 17, 2015:

John Gallinger, President and CEO of Standardbred Canada, today announced that he has resigned from his position to pursue other interests, effective immediately....read on

CPMA Statement On Positive Tests

July 8, 2015:

On Wednesday, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) issued a statement regarding recent positive tests for Oxilofrine....read on

Notice Of By-Law #2 Amendment Vote

July 2, 2015:

Pursuant to By-Law #1, Article 11 and Regulation #1, Article 6, amendments to By-Law #2 are being proposed for ratification by Standardbred Canada Breeder Members. The Breeder Members on the Standardbred Canada Board of Directors are in support of all of the proposed amendments and recommend approval....read on

Stallion Report Reminder

July 2, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is announcing that the 2015 Reports of Mares Bred (stallion reports) will not be mailed out this year....read on

Send Us Your Email And Go Paperless!

May 25, 2015:

In our continued effort to support environmentally-friendly benefits to members, Standardbred Canada is now providing a paperless billing option....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

May 22, 2015:

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

Canada Hosts The World In 2017

March 3, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that it will host the 2017 World Trotting Conference and World Driving Championship....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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