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Faves Sweep Stanfield Splits

July 22, 2018:

The front end was the place to be on Sunday afternoon (July 22) at Truro Raceway, as all three divisional winners of the Frank and Beth Stanfield Memorial for three-year-old pacing fillies went unchallenged for their final quarter miles, and two prevailed in wire-to-wire fashion....read on

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 industry...read 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 caretakers....read on

Old Buck Reaches At Red Shores

July 22, 2018:

Old Buck and driver David Dowling teamed up to capture Sunday afternoon's (July 22) $2,200 featured pacing event at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway as the driver approaches a career milestone....read on

Doubleshotascotch Repeats At Inverness

July 22, 2018:

The beat goes on for 12-year-old veteran Doubleshotascotch ($3.30), who made every call a winning one in Sunday's (July 22) $1,150 winners-over pacing feature at Inverness Raceway....read on

Future Stars On Track At 3R

July 22, 2018:

Sunday afternoon's (July 22) program at Hippodrome 3R featured four opening-round divisions of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies, with each division racing for a purse of $7,500....read on

Milestone Victory For Meittinis

July 22, 2018:

Driver Jim Meittinis captured his 2,000th career victory with Rebellious ($2.90) in the $11,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Sunday (July 22)....read on

$10K Guaranteed Yonkers Pick 5 Monday

July 22, 2018:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Monday evening’s (July 23) Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $1,090.70 and a $10,000 guaranteed pool. The guarantee is in conjunction with the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program....read on

'Angel' Soars To New Philly Record

July 22, 2018:

After fading late from the pocket in the nine-furlong Hambletonian Maturity last week, ACL Stuteri AB and Kjell Johansson's Guardian Angel As ($5.60) broke his own track record for four-year-old trotting entires and soared to a 1:50.4 mile in a $30,000 Great Northeast Series event on Sunday afternoon (July 22) at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Homicide Hunter Reaches At Yonkers

July 22, 2018:

Odds-on Homicide Hunter (Brian Sears, $3.10) overcame post 8 Sunday afternoon (July 22), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $54,800 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Clinton Cancels; Hayter Rescheduled

July 22, 2018:

Due to unsafe track conditions, Clinton Raceway has cancelled their live race card for Sunday (July 22)....read on

Mario Lachance Passes

July 22, 2018:

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

No Stopping Mcwicked; 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 Park....read on

Dougs Hobby Horse Dominates

July 22, 2018:

The Saturday night (July 21) program at Running Aces featured two big races for Minnesota-sired or owned horses....read 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 race....read 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 chapel....read 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 Initiative....read 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 Park....read 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 program....read 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 night....read 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 set....read 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 one 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 Invitational....read 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 Quebec....read 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 8-1....read 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 Jersey....read 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 longshot....read 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 Meadows....read 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 mile....read 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 personally....read 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 trot....read 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 Pace....read 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 Trot....read 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 track....read 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 Downs....read 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 1:55.3....read 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 career....read 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 Park....read 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 Canada....read 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 victories....read 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 career....read 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 Aces....read 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.”...read 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 things....read on

Recognizing History In Toronto

July 20, 2018:

On Thursday (July 19), Heritage Toronto, Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame jointly honoured the home of first Queen’s Plate....read 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 redrawn....read 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 Raceway....read 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.”...read 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 Society....read 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 weekend....read 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 by....read 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 22....read on

Morrisville Sale Roster Online

July 20, 2018:

A total of 72 yearlings are now listed online at the Morrisville College Yearling Sale web site....read 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 behind-the-scenes....read 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 71....read on

Caretaker Day Concept Praised

July 19, 2018:

The inaugural National Caretaker Appreciation Day took place 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 overdue....read 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.”...read 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 season....read 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 rescheduled....read 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 identification....read 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 Raceway....read 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 cards....read 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 weekend....read 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.”...read on

Walltyme Golf Registration Now Open

July 17, 2018:

Registrations are now being accepted for the 26th annual Walltyme Stables Golf Tournament....read 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 racehorses....read 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’....read 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.”...read 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 passions....read 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 top....read 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 19....read 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.”...read 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 20-22....read 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."...read 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!...read 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 theme....read on

Canada's 2018 Fair Race Dates

June 20, 2018:

The list of tracks in Canada hosting fair races in 2018 is now available online....read 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 information....read 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 emotionally....read 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 list....read 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 2018....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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