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Lessons From Everywhere

July 22, 2018:

Bill Andrew appreciates and respects the past, but the challenge of a new and exciting future for harness racing is what keeps him in the on

Caretakers Recognized At Mohawk

July 22, 2018:

At Woodbine Mohawk Park’s National Caretaker Appreciation Day event on Saturday, July 21, the Dwane Graham Achievement Award was presented to two outstanding on

Mario Lachance Passes

July 22, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Mario Lachance passed suddenly on Saturday (July 21) on

Rain Forces Dresden To Abandon

July 22, 2018:

Dresden Raceway has been forced to cancel its Sunday (July 22) card of racing due to deteriorating track conditions from heavy rains over the on

No Stopping Mcwicked Again; Jackpot Hi 5 Pays $426K

July 21, 2018:

In his quest to inch closer to becoming harness racing’s newest triple millionaire, Mcwicked flexed his muscle late in mowing down his rivals late to capture Saturday’s $34,000 Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk on

New Millionaire Gets Claimed

July 22, 2018:

In a scenario altogether typical of his distinguished but peripatetic career, Southern Allie soared over $1 million in career earnings Saturday (July 21) at The Meadows — and was claimed from the on

Silver Jubilee For Meadows Chaplain

July 22, 2018:

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) honoured Pastor Joe DiDonato on Saturday for his 25 years of service as track chaplain, presenting him with a plaque and a donation for his on

$15K Meadows Pick 5 Guarantee Monday

July 22, 2018:

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has tripled — to $15,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Monday (July 23) Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering on

McIntosh Inching Closer To $100M

July 22, 2018:

Wins in the opener, the curtain closer and another one in between. That’s the kind of night trainer Bob McIntosh enjoyed Saturday evening at Hiawatha Horse on

Illusioneesta At The Head Of The Class

July 22, 2018:

Georgian Downs hosted both the Gold and Grassroots legs for the thee-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening and Illusioneesta took sole control of top spot in the Gold Series standings with her second straight victory in the provincial on

'Sunfire' In A Shocker At Pocono

July 22, 2018:

A veteran pacer with career earnings of $1.3 million and a record of ability over off going at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono teamed with a driver making his first career start on a sloppy track to pull off a 12-1 upset, as Sunfire Blue Chip and driver Josert Fonseca skimmed the inside to take a 1:50.4 victory in a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series for fast-class pacers on Saturday on

Saratoga Smokeshow For Evenin Of Pleasure

July 22, 2018:

Heading into Saturday night, in two of the previous five instalments of the Joe Gerrity, Jr. Memorial Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel, the track record has been on

Rose Run Quest Torches Truro

July 22, 2018:

Being parked every step of the way on Saturday evening didn’t seem to bother Rose Run Quest on iota, as the gelding dug down deep and smoked the half-mile oval in 1:53.4 en route to capturing the $7,500 Lindsay Construction Exhibition Cup on

Gaudreault Puts On A Clinic

July 21, 2018:

Teamster Maxim Gaudreault was a winning machine during Saturday afternoon’s 10-race card at St Joseph De Lepage in on

Oh To Be Me Upsets In Charlottetown

July 21, 2018:

A thrilling, three-horse battle to finish line took place in Saturday’s $2,350 Preferred 2 Pace at the Charlottetown Driving Park, and when the dust settled it was Oh To Be Me coming out on top at odds of on

Atlanta To Race In Hambletonian

July 21, 2018:

Superstar trotting filly Atlanta will attempt to make history by tackling the boys and competing in the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday, August 4 at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New on

Hot Kiss Upsets In Alberta Diamond

July 21, 2018:

It was a ‘go to the front and don’t look back’ approach for trainer/driver Kelly Hoerdt with Hot Kiss in Saturday’s $45,700 Alberta Diamond Final at Century Downs, and it turned out to be the winning trip for the on

Adios Eliminations In The Books

July 21, 2018:

The field for the 2018 Delvin Miller Adios is now complete after a pair of $25,000 eliminations on Saturday (July 21) at The on

Lazarus Trains At The Meadowlands

July 21, 2018:

Trainer Jimmy Takter brought the downunder sensation Lazarus out for gate schooling after today's qualifiers and the pair went a dazzling on

SC Rewind: More About Old Woodbine

July 21, 2018:

As a follow to last week's Rewind, Robert Smith talks more about the historic 1954 opening of the Old Woodbine track in Toronto and the years that followed. His piece includes a most interesting letter from a well-known gentleman who recalls the start-up on

Tompkins Memorial To Helpisontheway

July 22, 2018:

Helpisontheway looked like a seat-filler in the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands, the $61,900 Arthur Tompkins Memorial for three-year-old colts and geldings on the on

Yonkers Open To Great Vintage

July 22, 2018:

Veteran Great Vintage had to work for the lead and that worked for him Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap on

Obrigado Romps In Tioga's Top Trot

July 22, 2018:

Obrigado was clearly in prime form Saturday at Tioga Downs as he beat the best trotters that track had to offer in the $11,000 Open Handicap on

Rookies Rumble In Incredible Finale

July 21, 2018:

Saturday evening at Hawthorne saw a pair of divisions in leg two of the Incredible Finale. The Incredible Finale is for Illinois-bred two-year-old colt and gelding pacers as the pair of races was contested over a fast on

Vernon Main Event To Oh My Joepa

July 21, 2018:

Oh My Joepa was a front-stepping winner for driver John MacDonald in Saturday’s $6,000 featured pace at Vernon on

'Barry' Beats Buffalo's Best

July 21, 2018:

Barry Hanover looked like a prize fighter bobbing and weaving in the stretch, seeking for some racing room in Buffalo Raceway's co-featured $9,700 Open II Pace on Saturday night, but driver Billy Davis, Jr. was patient and persistent and finally found a gap in guiding Barry Hanover to a neck victory over Bugatti in on

Ms Mac N Cheese Just Too Good

July 21, 2018:

Respect is not given, it's earned. And when the bankroll reads more than $750,000, Ms Mac N Cheese has certainly earned more than just respect over the course of her on-track on

Safety Vest Found At Red Shores

July 21, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that a safety vest has been turned in to the Standardbred Canada Field Representative at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving on

Future Stars, Caretakers In 3R Spotlight

July 21, 2018:

The two-year-olds, or “babies” as referred to throughout the harness racing industry, make their debut before the racing fans at Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, plus it is National Caretaker Appreciation Day in on

Allard Hits 4,000 Training Wins

July 21, 2018:

With a win at Yonkers Raceway on Friday (July 20), Rene Allard has joined some exclusive company among trainers with 4,000 career on

Goldberg, Teagues Ask "Who's Next?"

July 21, 2018:

After a sharp qualifier in his debut at Harrah's Philadelphia, pacing colt Goldberg flexed his muscle on a bigger stage in the second test of his young on

Faces Of Racing: Mike Raymond

July 21, 2018:

“I don’t believe in good luck charms. Either the horse is good that week or they aren’t. Your work through the week makes the difference. You have to put the time into your horses that they need.” on

Kendall Seelster Makes OSS History

July 20, 2018:

Three-year-old pacing filly Kendall Seelster made Ontario Sires Stakes history on Friday night (July 20), lowering a long-standing record with a sub-1:50 score in her $94,800 Gold Series division at Woodbine Mohawk on

Field Set For Dan Patch FFA Pace

July 21, 2018:

The post positions have been drawn and the field of 10 is set for battle in the 2018 Dan Patch FFA Pace Final this Sunday (July 22) at Running on

Canadian Connections Click In Ohio

July 21, 2018:

Nine $40,000 divisions of two-year-old trotting colts and fillies provided plenty of thrills to Scioto Downs fans on Friday night, July 20, despite hissing rains and ever-threatening on

Takter & Alagna Triple At Meadowlands

July 21, 2018:

Trainers Jimmy Takter and Tony Alagna had the hot horses on Friday night (July 20) at the Meadowlands, as each conditioner sent three pupils apiece to the winner’s on

Rookie Trotting Colts In NY Spotlight

July 21, 2018:

Tioga Downs hosted three $37,966 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Friday, July on

Treasures Sought For Industry Day Garage Sale

July 21, 2018:

Grand River Raceway’s 28th annual Industry Day event on August 6 is a celebration of the people and horses of the harness racing industry. Many of these people tend to acquire a lot of horse on

J J S Jet Prevails In Paul Bunyan Pace

July 20, 2018:

Canadian-owned J J S Jet went from last to first to take the 25th annual Paul Bunyan Pace at Bangor Raceway on Friday, July on

Lispatty Pops; New Millionaire At Yonkers

July 20, 2018:

Pocket-sitting fave Lispatty (Joe Bongiorno, $5.50) picked off pacesetting Caviart Cherie (Jason Bartlett) Friday night (July 20), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap on

Single White Sock Upsets At Grand River

July 20, 2018:

Following a five-win Thursday night at Rideau Carleton, driver Brett MacDonald continued his winning momentum on Friday at Grand River Raceway guiding Single White Sock to victory in the featured $11,500 Preferred 2 on

Therealdeal Romps To Record Win

July 20, 2018:

Undefeated two-year-old pacing filly Therealdeal set a divisional track record in just her second career start as she toured the Truro Raceway oval in 1:57.3 during Atlantic Sires Stakes action on Friday evening (July 20) on

'Veto' Sets Trot Record; Davis Wins Five

July 20, 2018:

Fox Valley Veto ($8.90) figured things are cheaper by the dozen as for 12th time this season, a track record has either been tied or broken at Buffalo on

Sunday Is Kid's Day At Dresden

July 20, 2018:

Dresden Raceway is all set for an invasion of children on Sunday afternoon (July 22) for Kid’s on

Recognizing History In Toronto

July 20, 2018:

On Thursday, Heritage Toronto, Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame jointly honoured the home of first Queen’s on

Stanfield Divisions Redrawn

July 20, 2018:

Due to a technical error, the fields for Sunday's Frank & Beth Stanfield Memorial at Truro Raceway have been on

Mando Fun Favoured At Summerside

July 20, 2018:

An evenly-matched field of six will contest the Sunday afternoon top class at Red Shores at the Summerside on

Faces Of Racing: Carol Ann Landry

July 20, 2018:

“Seeing the evolution of a colt that I saw come to life, train him and dream of him making it to the races and to see the results when he begins his career -- that is priceless.” on

A Pedigree For Speed At Mohawk

July 20, 2018:

With a sire and dam both holding track records at Woodbine Mohawk Park / Mohawk Racetrack over the course of their careers, rookie pacer Wheres My Money should feel right at home crossing the wire first at the Campbellville, Ont. on

Hauver Retires From OSS Position

July 20, 2018:

Despite being the daughter of Hall Of Famer Keith Waples and his wife Eileen, you may not know Karen Hauver at first glance. But if you've been involved in the Ontario harness racing industry in the past five decades, chances are you've been touched by her work on

"Own A Hambletonian Horse" Update

July 20, 2018:

Thirteen contestants remain eligible for the “Own A Horse – Hambletonian Edition” presented by Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and the Hambletonian on

PASS Double For Campbell, Siegel

July 20, 2018:

On Friday, trainer Jim Campbell showed he has two honed Hambletonian-caliber horses for new Hall of Famer Jules Siegel and his Fashion Farms LLC in Patent Leather and Crystal on

Great Northeast Open Series Continues

July 20, 2018:

All three divisions of the Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) -- for open pacers, open trotters, and mare pacers -- have filled this week, which means three heats of competitive action for $30,000 each at the eastern Pennsylvania tracks this on

Del Cote Passes

July 20, 2018:

Deleston ‘Del’ Cote, 81, of Cream Ridge, N.J., died July 19, 2018, at his home with family close on

A Name That's Easy To Engrave

July 20, 2018:

“At one track they were filling out paperwork on him and they said ‘What’s his name?’ ...And they’re like ‘No, what’s his full name?’ They don’t believe you if it’s not some long name!” on

Second Hambletonian Future Wager Info

July 20, 2018:

Round two for wagering on the 93rd Hambletonian winner opens at 12 noon (EDT) Friday, July 20, and closes at 10 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, July on

Morrisville Sale Roster Online

July 20, 2018:

A total of 72 yearlings are now listed online at the Morrisville College Yearling Sale web on

Tim Pinske Passes; Arrangements Set

July 19, 2018:

Tim Pinske, well known at racetracks throughout North America and along with his family owner of Southern Oaks Training Center in Florida, has died. He was on

Caretaker Day Concept Praised

July 19, 2018:

The inaugural National Caretaker Appreciation Day will take place this Saturday (July 21) at Woodbine Mohawk Park -- and at multiple tracks across the country this weekend -- and it would be a challenge to find an individual who feels recognizing the unsung heroes of the sport isn’t long on

Faces Of Racing: John Duffy

July 19, 2018:

“Caretakers are the ones who spend the most time with the horses day in and day out. They are the backbone in the industry and I think it’s great that the spotlight gets put on them for this event.” on

'Beach' Memories: Meadowlands Pace

July 19, 2018:

It was 10 years ago this year that pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere dominated harness racing's headlines throughout his nearly flawless sophomore on

Inverness Invitational Rescheduled

July 19, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the invitational that was originally scheduled to be contested on Friday, July 27 at Inverness Raceway has been on

ID Tech East Of Hwy 400 To Napanee

July 19, 2018:

SC Identification Technician Mike Pennington will be in the region between Hwy 400 and Napanee in Ontario on July 25, 26 and 27 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand on

Truro Race-Date Switch Announced

July 19, 2018:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has informed Trot Insider that it has approved an upcoming race-date switch for Truro on

Ariana G Vs. Hannelore Hanover

July 18, 2018:

Fans of harness racing have been patiently waiting for the showdown between two of the sport's most talented trotting mares -- Ariana G and Hannelore Hanover. The possibility of a Hambletonian Day match-up, however, doesn't appear to be in the on

Caretakers: We Want Your Selfies!

July 18, 2018:

Caretakers, we want to see your selfies! This weekend, July 20-22 is National Caretaker Appreciation Day at racetracks across Canada, and we’d like you to take a selfie with a horse sometime during the on

Faces Of Racing: Ashley Gamester

July 18, 2018:

“To me, horsemanship is having a well-rounded knowledge of the animal, putting the horse first, and having success with different types of horses. I also think a good horseman has to be willing to share their knowledge with others, so that we can create a future generation of people with great horsemanship skills.” on

Walltyme Golf Registration Now Open

July 17, 2018:

Registrations are now being accepted for the 26th annual Walltyme Stables Golf on

Combating Genetic Modification

July 17, 2018:

It was recently announced that a North American racing commission has earmarked a large amount of capital towards combating the illegal genetic modification of on

A Day In The Life Of A Caretaker

July 17, 2018:

In recognition of all of the hard-working caretakers in the Canadian harness racing industry, Standardbred Canada's Industry Marketing Department produced a short video on ‘A Day in the Life of A Caretaker’ on

Faces Of Racing: Ben Hollingsworth

July 16, 2018:

“Nothing is better then seeing a horse you cared for go on and do well, whether it is for you or not. To know you have had a small part of that horse’s success is very rewarding.” on

Excitement For Vic Hayter Memorial

July 16, 2018:

Clinton Raceway General Manager Ian Fleming can’t think of a better way to honour the memory of Vic Hayter than to raise money for two of Hayter’s biggest on

Gentleman Jim's Wager

July 15, 2018:

New Brunswick-born Jim Doherty quietly defined excellence over a training and driving career spanning six decades. His earliest victories in the Maritimes were instrumental in establishing his Hall of Fame career, but it was the gamble that he took when relocating to the U.S. that pushed him over the on

Registration Open For Chaplaincy Golf

July 14, 2018:

The 11th annual golf tournament for The Standardbred Race Track Chaplaincy of Canada will be held at Granite Ridge Golf Course on September on

Faces Of Racing: Roxanne Viau

July 14, 2018:

“I was the happiest little girl in town. My dad was in the horse business with dozens of racehorses and he had four children to take care of them. This is how I learned the real job of being a caretaker.” on

Great Plans In The Works For National Caretaker Appreciation Day

July 13, 2018:

Racetracks and associations across the country are making final preparations for the inaugural edition of National Caretaker Appreciation Day events being held the weekend of July on

Faces Of Racing: Diana Woods

July 12, 2018:

"I just love these animals. They give you a reason to get up in the morning. They trust you to look after them. They give you their all every time they go race. I can’t imagine not looking after them." on

Hall Of Fame Ticket Giveaway

July 11, 2018:

If you are a licensed caretaker working in Canada, or know someone who is and would like to attend the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on August 8, 2018, the Hall of Fame wants to hear from you! on

July Zoom Theme: Groom With A View!

July 5, 2018:

This July we will celebrate National Caretaker Appreciation Day during the weekend of July 20-22 at racetracks across the country, and to honour the event the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has picked ‘Groom With A View’ as this month’s Zoom Photography on

Canada's 2018 Fair Race Dates

June 20, 2018:

The list of tracks in Canada hosting fair races in 2018 is now available on

Website Troubleshooting

May 23, 2018:

If you have/are experiencing issues refreshing pages on the Standardbred Canada website, please check in with this notice for more on

National Caretaker Appreciation Day

May 17, 2018:

Caretakers are the unsung heroes of harness racing, and are critical to the success of any horse in any stable and charged with the responsibility of making sure the horses they care for are happy and healthy, physically and on

2018 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 19, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2018 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide on

Up To Date With '18 Eligibility Fees?

December 19, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2018 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 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? on

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