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That One Defining Moment

June 26, 2016:

With a lifetime of big wins, both training and driving, one might think it tough for Yves Filion to come up with that one greatest memory. But when asked, the new Hall of Famer immediately reflects upon that one perfect night in July 2001....read on / continuer à lire

Hughes, MacPherson Advance To Nationals

June 25, 2016:

Jason Hughes held off Corey MacPherson with the most points over eight races to win the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship on Saturday, June 25 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park. Both the winner and runner-up will advance to the National Driving Championship....read on

Western Regional Handicapping Challenge Closes Today!

June 23, 2016:

To commemorate each of the upcoming Regional Driving Championships (RDC) the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is having a RDC Handicapping challenge!...read on

One-On-One With Dan Gall

June 23, 2016:

"I think that the challenge here is enormous and I think this a very rare and unique opportunity."...read on

World Records In Pocono Elims

June 25, 2016:

Tonight (Saturday, June 25) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the greatest assemblage of horses in North American harness racing during 2016 (14 millionaires and half the National Top Ten) contested elimination races to qualify for racing on the $2 million Sun Stakes Saturday Championship night a week from tonight (Saturday, July 2)....read on

Sintra Streaks Into 'Summertime'

June 25, 2016:

The opening leg of the Summertime Series highlighted racing action on Saturday night (June 25) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Palm Patrol Delivers At Georgian

June 26, 2016:

Palm Patrol delivered on her pari-mutuel promise with a dominant front-end effort in the $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap Pace featured at Georgian Downs on Saturday night (June 25)....read on

Go Daddy Go Equals Yonkers Record

June 26, 2016:

Yonkers Raceway had its version of Old Home Week Saturday night...provided “Old Home” was Chicago. All that was missing was deep-dish pizza and Oprah....read on

Sing Like An Angel Wins Century Open

June 25, 2016:

Sing Like An Angel put away the pacesetter with her backstretch brush and held off the late-closers in the stretch to win Saturday's (June 25) featured $10,500 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Century Downs....read on

Downey Trainees 1-2 In Preferred

June 26, 2016:

Dr. Mitchell Downey sent out the top two finishers in Saturday afternoon's Preferred 1 at Exhibition Park Raceway and was aboard the winning pacer himself for his first driving victory of the year....read on

Junebugs Baby Triples At Northside

June 26, 2016:

Junebugs Baby defeated the top pacers at Northside Downs for the third week in a row as he scored another off-the-pace victory on Saturday afternoon (June 25)....read on

Big Night For Bongiorno And Ginsburg

June 26, 2016:

The Rock and Roll Stable's Americanprimetime ($7.40) was resolute amid early pressure, turning aside two early challengers and setting fast fractions en route to a 1:49 triumph in the featured $17,500 top-level pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday (June 25) evening....read on

Hanover Hosts Hockeyville Night

June 26, 2016:

There were plenty of kids in hockey jerseys in the crowd, despite the 30 degree weather Saturday night (June 25) at Hanover Raceway....read on

Long Live Rock Wins Saratoga Debut

June 26, 2016:

Long Live Rock made his local debut a winning one in Saturday’s Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

All Stienam Prevails In Vernon Open

June 25, 2016:

All Stienam ($5.90) took full advantage of a clear pocket trip in Saturday's (June 25) $8,000 Miracle Mile/Open Pace a Vernon Downs, sprinting clear of 1-2 favourite Pantheon Hanover for a 1:49 score on a warm summer evening....read on

Simons Wins Half Of Tioga Card

June 25, 2016:

Fresh off a 15-1 upset in a $55,503 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes event at Pocono, Hititoutofthepark ($8.30) rose to chase down older company in Saturday (June 25) evening's $11,000 Open 1 Trot at Tioga Downs....read on

Junior's 'Big Buddy' Breaks Maiden

June 25, 2016:

“I drove him just like you told me young fella,” said 32-year-old driver Nick Boyd to 87-year-old trainer Junior West shortly after JRs Big Buddy won the fourth race on Saturday night (June 25) at Kawartha Downs....read on

New Game Plan Benefits China Dream

June 25, 2016:

It was apparent that the game plan for China Dream in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night (June 25) was to try and cut the mile, something he's not accustomed at all in doing....read on

Easy Again Is An Easy Winner

June 25, 2016:

Easy Again quarter-poled to the front and jogged to a persuasive victory in 1:50.3 in Saturday’s $13,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows....read on

Saying “Au Revoir” To Maximuscle

June 25, 2016:

On Sunday afternoon (June 26), the good trotter Maximuscle will be saying “Au Revoir” to the racing fans at the Hippodrome 3R as he makes his final appearance in the $120,000 finals of the Quebec-Bred Series....read on

Two Days, 22 Baby Races

June 25, 2016:

Mohawk Racetrack's morning qualifying sessions have been buzzing with activity as the seven-eighths mile oval hosted two sets of 11-race qualifying sessions for two-year-olds over the last two days....read on

Chromeo Shines Again

June 25, 2016:

The Saturday, June 25 edition of Breakfast With The Babies at The Meadowlands got underway at 9:30 on another perfect morning with the temperature in the high 70’s and a very slight eastern breeze....read on

Information On Requesting A Stay

June 25, 2016:

On April 1, 2016, legislation came into effect changing the way appeals of horse racing decisions are adjudicated in Ontario. Most importantly, a new adjudicative body -- the Horse Racing Appeal Panel (HRAP) -- is now responsible for hearing appeals of decisions made under the Rules of Racing....read on

SC Rewind: Dominion Day Racing

June 25, 2016:

In this week's Rewind as Canada Day approaches, Robert Smith recalls when harness racing on Dominion Day as the July first National holiday was formerly known, was a major happening. His recollections include a number of old photographs and touch down on many locales across the land where race days were held....read on

Six Racetrack Applicants Announced

June 25, 2016:

The Board of Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) announced on Friday the following applicants have accepted the invitation to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) to construct, own and operate an “A “Horse Racing facility in the Edmonton or surrounding area....read on

Resolve Dominates In Cutler

June 24, 2016:

Displaying no ill effects after being away from the races for almost a month, Resolve powered down the road to an easy one-length win in the $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Final for trotters at The Meadowlands on Friday night (June 24)....read on

Glamour Boys Star In New York Stakes

June 24, 2016:

Yonkers Raceway welcomed the Empire’s glamour division in the $167,874 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace for three-year-old colts and geldings on Friday night (June 24)....read on

Impressive Efforts In Town Pro

June 24, 2016:

Lindys Nightmare and Collective Wisdom captured first round divisions of the Town Pro Series on Friday night (June 24) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

MacDonald Wins Ontario Regional

June 24, 2016:

Driver James MacDonald had the early winning momentum while Trevor Henry finished strong to top the point standings in the Ontario Regional Driving Championship and advance to the National Driving Championship....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

June 24, 2016:

The 2016 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....read on

Carl Duguay, The Mare Whisperer

June 24, 2016:

“I like the mares. I talk with them. They need lots of attention. I think my key to success with the mares is patience. You must have lot of patience with horses, especially mares. You have to really know and understand them.”...read on

Watts Thrilled With Kin Pace Starter

June 24, 2016:

“It’s really exciting to be able to have one to race in the Kin Pace, right here at home. You work your whole racing career, you strive to have good horses, and to have one that’s good enough to even enter is kind of a little thrill.”...read on

Horsemen Raise $20,000 For Hospital

June 24, 2016:

The second annual summer fundraiser organized by Alberta horsemen in support of Stollery Children's Hospital this past Sunday didn't just surpass last year's fundraising total -- it was doubled....read on

Hall Of Fame Gala Tickets Now On Sale

June 24, 2016:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced that tickets for its 2016 Induction Gala are now on sale....read on

Horsemen Caught In The Middle

June 23, 2016:

“I’m just hoping that the two sides, Fredericton Exhibition and Horse Racing New Brunswick realize that the only way that we’re going to go forward is to work together. Not try to take from one another.”...read on

Western Regional Draw Complete

June 23, 2016:

The draw for the Western Regional Driving Championship this Sunday, June 26 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino near Calgary, Alberta, is now complete....read on

Dan Gall Named SC President & CEO

June 21, 2016:

Standardbred Canada, the Canadian harness racing industry leader, announced today that Dan Gall has been named the association’s President and Chief Executive Officer....read on

Bring A Friend, Win Great Prizes!

June 23, 2016:

The fourth annual Bring A Friend is back at eight of your favourite tracks across Canada during the weekend of July 15-17. Our goal is to make this year the best one yet, so we’re offering a prize package that you won’t want to miss out on!...read on

June's Zoom Challenge: Drivers

June 23, 2016:

To celebrate the upcoming Regional Driving Championships we have chosen ‘Driver Fever’ as June’s Zoom Challenge theme. We are looking for photos of drivers in action, either racing, getting prepared in the paddock or warming-up in the post parade. We want to see shots of what your favourite drivers are getting up to at the track!...read on

Giesbrecht Out Of Western Regional

June 22, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Alberta's Phil Giesbrecht has been forced to withdraw from Sunday's Western Regional Driving Championship at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino....read on

Rideau Alters Training Schedule

June 22, 2016:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to inform horsepeople that the training schedule will change for the rest of the week....read on

Huge Effort From Outrider

June 22, 2016:

Much like a top baseball relief pitcher, outrider Neal Stalhiem stepped in to get the save on a night where things could have taken a turn for the worse....read on

Rideau’s Sunday Card Cancelled

June 22, 2016:

The registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has approved the application made by Rideau Carleton Raceway Holdings Ltd. to amend the 2016 race date schedule for Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

From Pipefitter To Driving Champ?

June 21, 2016:

When Dave Kelly takes part in the Western Regional Driving Championship at Century Downs on Sunday, June 26, there will be a lot of racing fans and family members on the east coast of the country cheering him on....read on

Video Feature On Emprize Hanover

June 20, 2016:

The story of Emprize Hanover and her two foals was featured as part of the 2016 Pepsi North America Cup broadcast on TSN this past Saturday night....read on

Harness Racing's Super Stallions

June 19, 2016:

For Father's Day we have compiled a tribute to the sires in harness racing that have earned distinction with statistical dominance and prolific siring excellence based on select production criteria...read on

Hennessy Ready For Regional

June 17, 2016:

"I remember seeing Dave Magee win it [the World Driving Championship] for the U.S. when I was about 10 years old and ever since then I've wanted to have that opportunity and hopefully this is my year."...read on

Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Set

June 13, 2016:

The field for the 2016 Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at Hippodrome 3R has been confirmed....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

Bring A Friend Is Back!

May 27, 2016:

Do you have friends and family who have never been to the horse races? Here’s your chance to share your passion for Canadian harness racing and be an ambassador for the sport!...read on

Host Tracks Confirmed For 2017 World Driving Championship

April 13, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that all host racetracks for the 2017 World Driving Championship have now been confirmed....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

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

March 4, 2010:

Standardbred Canada's Nurse Mare Program is designed to assist in matching orphaned or rejected foals with nurse mares, and now the process is even easier....read on


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