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Second Chance For Giesbrecht

June 17, 2018:

Five days before the 2016 Western Driving Regional Driving Championship, competitor Phil Giesbrecht was forced to withdraw after sustaining a broken ankle in a training accident. This year, the 29-year-old horseman from St. Malo, Man. is once again one of the eight drivers who qualified for the Western Regional and is eager to compete for one of the two spots in the National Driving Championship....read on

AGCO Issues Warm Weather Alert

June 17, 2018:

The health and welfare of the horse is of paramount concern to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and to members of the racing community. An effort to monitor weather conditions and how it will impact the racehorse is in keeping with this mandate....read on

Lather Up Wins North America Cup

June 17, 2018:

Retaking command into the backstretch, Lather Up dictated the terms rounding the final turn before sprinting home to a 1:48.1 victory in the $1,000,000 35th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

2018 Pepsi North America Cup Card

June 16, 2018:

The stage was set for Pepsi North America Cup Night and an action-packed 15-race card of harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont. Saturday, June 16. Trot Insider provided ongoing coverage of all the stakes events from throughout the evening....read on

Neon Lights Abuzz In Rideau Trot

June 17, 2018:

La Ferme Tag Inc.'s Neon Lights ($13.10) earned his second consecutive top-level win in the nation's capital, capturing the $8,550 Not Listed Preferred Trot in 1:55.2 on Sunday evening (June 17) at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

McKinney, Adversity Best At Georgian

June 17, 2018:

McKinney ($8.30) and Adversity ($12.20) made their respective winning moves en route to the final turn en route to triumph in Sunday evening's (June 17) co-featured $8,500 Preferred 3 events at Georgian Downs....read on

Hudon With Century Grand Slam

June 17, 2018:

Conditioner Gerry Hudon collected four wins on the 10-race program at Century Downs on Sunday (June 17)....read on

Austin Prelims Conclude At Dresden

June 17, 2018:

Grand Bay has paced her way into the final of the Mark Austin Pacing Series by way of a 1:59.3 effort on Sunday afternoon (June 17) at Dresden Raceway....read on

Sodwana Bay Leads PEI Series Action

June 17, 2018:

The top aged pacing mares in Atlantic Canada had their first stakes meeting of the 2018 season, with Sodwana Bay recording the fastest mile of the day and unseating the undefeated Ramblinglily on Sunday (June 17) at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway....read on

Jann And Dean Dashes At 3R

June 17, 2018:

Some of the fastest pacers this year at the Hippodrome 3R, Washington Hanover, Rainbow Palace and Hooter Shooter, met head to head in the feature pace, but none of them could keep up with Jann And Dean Sunday, June 17....read on

All-Star Trotters Impress At Pocono

June 17, 2018:

Three-year-old colt trotters who may have been eyeing the Earl Beal Trot, with its $500,000 final on Saturday, June 30, had their final pretest six days before the eliminations, as they contested three $30,000 divisions of their Pennsylvania All-Stars event on Sunday (June 17) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Illinois Juvenile Stakes Continue

June 17, 2018:

Illinois-bred juveniles were the focus during the weekend at Hawthorne Race Course as action continued in the different divisions of the Cardinal and Violet Stakes....read on

Svanstedt Scores NYSS Hat Trick

June 17, 2018:

For driver-trainer Åke Svanstedt, things just kept getting better and better for him as the afternoon went along on Sunday (June 17) at Buffalo Raceway, as he won three times in the New York Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies....read on

'Sir Ziggy' Sweeps To Sixth Straight

June 17, 2018:

Sir Ziggys Z Tam ($4.70) took the Tioga Downs Open Pace ($12,000) on Sunday (June 17), Along with the 13-race program, the Father's Day crowd was entertained by the always fun camel and ostrich races....read on

Dreams Beachboy Cruises To Vernon Win

June 17, 2018:

Dreams Beachboy ($2.90) cruised to a win in the $6,000 featured pacing event on a special Father's Day (June 17) matinee at Vernon Downs....read on

Nocturnal Blue Chip Wires Philly Feature

June 17, 2018:

NLG Racing Stable's Nocturnal Blue Chip (George Napolitano Jr) went gate-to-wire in Sunday's featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday, June 17, a pace for non-winners of $22,500 in their last 5 starts going for a purse of $18,000....read on

In Secret Snags Sunday Yonkers Open

June 17, 2018:

Favoured In Secret won in style Sunday, June 17, fashioning a track record on the Father's Day card in Yonkers Raceway’s $54,800 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Crazycat Wins Saratoga Open

June 17, 2018:

Crazycat claimed victory in his return to the Open ranks at Saratoga Casino Hotel, winning the $14,500 Open Trot in 1:55.1 on Sunday, June 17....read on

NAADA Donates To Charity; Pro-Am Tuesday

June 17, 2018:

Over the lengthy existence of the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) the organization has donated tens of thousands of dollars to worthwhile industry causes and worthwhile charities....read on

Sock It Away Parks In Stakes Score

June 17, 2018:

Sock It Away showed he did not need an inside post position or to see any pylons in the first lap to capture the $18,000 Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeders final for three-year-old pacing colts Saturday, June 16 at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Hennessy Triples At Century

June 16, 2018:

Rod Hennessy made ground on the leaderboard in the trainer's standings at Century Downs with a hat-trick on the Saturday (June 16) card....read on

Western Fame Takes Big M Feature

June 17, 2018:

After finishing second a week ago behind All Bets Off, who was establishing a national-season’s record of 1:48, Western Fame appeared more than ready to win the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers, which he did, in 1:49.1....read on

Wrenn Jr. Wins Eight At Northfield

June 17, 2018:

Northfield Park’s leading driver, Ronnie Wrenn Jr., continued his winning ways on Saturday, June 16 winning eight times on the 16-race program....read on

Silverlode Posts 'Aces' Track Record

June 17, 2018:

The $20,000 Running Aces' Featured Trot was the top-billed event on the Saturday, June 16 Minnesota harness racing card, and it would turn out to be another thrilling and record setting contest....read on

Evenin Of Pleasure Wins Yonkers Open

June 17, 2018:

Evenin Of Pleasure was a two-move sharpie Saturday, June 16, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Icanflylikeanangel In Tioga Feature

June 17, 2018:

Icanflylikeanangel took the first of two co-featured $7,900 trots at Tioga Downs on Saturday, June 16....read on

Maxdaddy Blue Chip Wins At Pocono

June 17, 2018:

The 2017 Pacer of the Year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Maxdaddy Blue Chip, visited winner's circle for the first time in 2018, unleashing his patented late charge to capture the $21,500 feature on Saturday, June 16....read on

Foundonabeach In Vernon Feature

June 17, 2018:

Foundonabeach took the $9,000 Open Trot on Saturday, June 16 at Vernon Downs....read on

Carolina Beach Best In Open

June 17, 2018:

Carolina Beach opted to come from off the pace this week to repeat in the $14,500 Open Pace at Saratoga Raceway on Saturday, June 16....read on

China Dream Strolls In Buffalo

June 17, 2018:

China Dream lulled the field to sleep with a leisurely half-mile split and strolled to a 1:54.1 victory in Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,500 Open I-II Pace on Saturday, June 16....read on

Stride Of Pride In Meadows Preferred

June 17, 2018:

Stride Of Pride busted out of jail at the top of the lane and went on to capture his second-straight victory in the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace on Saturday, June 16 at The Meadows....read on

Elm Grove Ladyluck Best At Northside

June 16, 2018:

A compact group of five headed postward in the top class at Northside Downs on Saturday (June 16) with the only mare in the field showing no mercy to her male counterparts on Father's Day weekend....read on

Pacer Wins Three Races In Eight Days

June 16, 2018:

In an eight-day span, a six-year-old pacer has raced three times in two different countries, won all three of those starts -- including a lifetime best effort four days ago....read on

Alain Durivage Passes

June 16, 2018:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Alain Durivage of Boucherville, Quebec passed away at Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal on June 13, 2018 at the age of 76....read on

New Year, New Results For Requested

June 16, 2018:

At the end of the season at the Hippodrome 3R, there is a big party and a celebration honouring the leading horses, horsemen and women from the season....read on

Father (Patrick)'s Day At The Big M

June 16, 2018:

Breakfast With The Babies sponsored by Jules Siegel's Fashion Farms took place at The Meadowlands on a grand Saturday morning with clear skies, little breeze and temps in the mid-70's....read on

Sand Teaches An Old Dog New Tricks

June 16, 2018:

“When I first got him, I trained him a little bit more just trying to get some spit and vinegar out of him, but I realized that wasn’t going to be the key for him. We’re lucky we’re at White Birch and we have a big, huge sand track. They just don’t seem to pull on that. After about a lap, they realize that’s work and they back off a lot. He really calmed down a lot jogging that sand track.”...read on

SC Rewind: Happy Father's Day

June 16, 2018:

In today's Rewind Robert Smith sends a Happy Father's Day message to all the reading audience as we prepare to celebrate their special day on June 17th....read on

Helpisontheway Sets Tioga Record

June 16, 2018:

Driven by Tim Tetrick, Helpisontheway ($5) won the first of three $39,900+ divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Tioga Downs on Friday (June 15), setting a divisional track record of 1:52.2....read on

Ontario-Owned 2YO Debuts In Cardinal

June 15, 2018:

Juvenile pacers were the focus on Friday evening at Hawthorne as two divisions of the Cardinal took place. The $30,350 events are for Illinois-conceived and foaled two-year-old colt and gelding pacers....read on

Dobson Reaches 4,000-Win Milestone

June 15, 2018:

Driver Billy Dobson reached the 4,000-win plateau on Friday night (June 15) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Hidden Potential Delivers In Preferred

June 15, 2018:

Hidden Potential lived up to expectations on Friday night (June 15) at Grand River Raceway, winning the featured $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace as the 4-5 favourite with Scott Coulter aboard....read on

Mach It A Par Hangs On For Repeat Win

June 15, 2018:

Mach It A Par (Jason Bartlett, $4.60) repeated — barely — Friday night (June 15), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Spence & 'Weather' Dominate At Truro

June 15, 2018:

Driver Dale Spence and pacer Weather Hanover were a force to be reckoned with at Truro Raceway's on Friday, June 15....read on

Rookie Colts On Display Friday

June 15, 2018:

After a deluge of talented freshmen fillies flooded Woodbine Mohawk Park for baby races on Thursday, the rookie colts were on-track to strut their stuff on Friday (June 15)....read on

Diverse Trio Triumph In Ohio Sires Stakes

June 16, 2018:

The trio of three-year-old trotting colts who captured their respective $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OHSS) on Friday night, June 15 at Scioto Downs couldn’t be more different....read on

Grand Bay Headlines Austin Series

June 16, 2018:

Grand Bay is one of the hottest horses on the grounds at Dresden Raceway as he is looking for his fourth win in a row and second in the Mark Austin Pacing Series, which continues this Sunday (June 17)....read on

Hambo Hopeful Among Big M Winners

June 15, 2018:

Shady McCoy and Kaitlyn N both displayed high speed in taking the co-features at the Meadowlands on Friday night (June 15)....read on

Goshen Meet Just Around The Corner

June 15, 2018:

Harness racing at Goshen Historic Track comes just once a year....read on

Empire Earl N Returns To Winning Ways

June 15, 2018:

In the past three weeks, Empire Earl N teased the fans with in-the-money finishes but came up empty in the win column. He turned things around in a big way on Friday night (June 15) in Buffalo Raceway's $11,500 Open Trot by erasing those bitter memories with a half-length decision over B Z Glide....read on

Ramblinglily Seeks Fourth Straight

June 15, 2018:

If the first part of the 2018 racing season has shown us anything it’s that Ramblinglily just will not quit....read on

On-Farm Welfare Assessment Tool Nears

June 15, 2018:

Thanks to a team of University of Guelph researchers, we are one step closer to having a welfare assessment tool tailored for horses in Canada....read on

ID Technician In Eastern Ontario

June 15, 2018:

SC Identification Technician Daniel St-Jacques will be in the Eastern region of Ontario, between Perth & Napanee, on June 23, 24 and 25, 2018 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Rey: A Man Of Many Talents

June 15, 2018:

Mitch Rey might not be the driver with the most race miles under his belt in next Saturday’s Western Regional Driving Championship, but he can probably be considered one of the most diverse competitors in the event....read on

Taketothesky N Flies Home to Upset

June 15, 2018:

How many races have you seen where there is one horse one-wide and seven horses two-wide approaching the three-eighths mark?...read on

Lucky Ava Headlines NYSS At Buffalo

June 15, 2018:

It may be Father's Day on Sunday (June 17) but it is the ladies who will be front and centre at Buffalo Raceway as the three-year-old filly trotters prance into town....read on

Trump Nation Looks To Start New Streak

June 15, 2018:

The marquee division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) featuring three-year-old pacing colts will be showcased on Monday, June 18 at Monticello Raceway....read on

Campbell Celebrates 2,000th Win

June 15, 2018:

The ‘King’ of Island harness racing continued to rewrite the history books Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as he scored win number 2,000 of his career....read on

Gagnon And Copley Dominate At Rideau

June 14, 2018:

It was a Thursday night to remember for driver Guy Gagnon and trainer Jamie Copley as they won five and three races, respectively, on the 10-race card....read on

Marcus Miller Hits 3,000 Win Plateau

June 14, 2018:

Driver Marcus Miller earned his 3,000th career victory by guiding the maiden trotter Boxing Gloves to a 1:59 victory on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Video Feature For Ben Hur Cup

June 14, 2018:

Excitement is building in Quebec as in just 11 days, the inaugural Ben Hur Cup driver tournament will take place at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Want To Vote On A Top 10 Poll?

June 14, 2018:

The first of five opportunities this year for fans to submit their own Top 10 poll will take place after this weekend’s stakes action, which will be highlighted by the Pepsi North America Cup card at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Two-Year-Old Fillies Qualify At Mohawk

June 14, 2018:

Local horsepeople have been eager to get their young charges qualified over Woodbine Mohawk Park, which a glut of entries for this week’s morning miles has more than indicated. The response has been so great that track officials were forced to schedule two sessions for the youngsters, the first of which took place this morning (Thursday, June 14)....read on

'Beach' Memories: N.A. Cup Final

June 14, 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

Trotters In Pocono Limelight Sunday

June 13, 2018:

Some three-year-old trotting colts who have the Earl Beal Memorial (eliminations Saturday, June 23), the Hambletonian and other major races on their minds will be gathering at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday (June 17) for three $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars....read on

Ameripan Gigolo Passes

June 13, 2018:

Meridian Farms has announced via social media that its Artsplace stallion Ameripan Gigolo p,4,1:50s ($470,996) has passed away at the age of 20....read on

‘Trotting 4 Charity’ Passes $10K Mark

June 13, 2018:

Officials with the ongoing ‘Trotting 4 Charity’ initiative have provided an update on the progress of the undertaking, which is paying dividends for those in need....read on

Clinton To Unveil Trackside Market

June 12, 2018:

Since the departure of the Wednesday market in downtown Clinton, Ont. a few summers ago, Jessica Carnochan, Marketing Manager at Clinton Raceway, has wanted to incorporate the same idea alongside afternoon harness racing during the summer months in the small Ontario town....read on

Kawartha Downs Extends Schoolers

June 12, 2018:

Officials with Kawartha Downs wish to advise horsemen that schoolers have been extended through this week....read on

Western Regional Drivers Set

June 12, 2018:

The field of eight drivers has been confirmed for the 2018 Western Regional Driving Championship, which will take place at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino on Saturday, June 23....read on

Village Jiffy Passes

June 11, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned of the recent passing of pacing stallion Village Jiffy, who stood in British Columbia at JCS Veterinary Reproductive Services since 2004. He was 28....read on

SC Rewind: Roosevelt Closes Forever

June 9, 2018:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls a rather sad happening from 30 years ago when the fabled Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, New York closed its doors forever....read on

June Zoom Theme: It’s Post Time!

June 8, 2018:

Many tracks across the country have opened their doors to begin another exciting season of racing, giving I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club members the perfect opportunity to get in on the June Zoom Photo Contest....read on

Verlik Named Horse Racing Alberta CEO

June 7, 2018:

Horse Racing Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Kent Verlik as its Chief Executive Officer....read on

Who Will Have The Best 2018?

June 2, 2018:

With stakes season starting to ramp up, and many of last year's stars racing again, which 2017 O'Brien Award winner do you think will have the best year in 2018?....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

May 30, 2018:

With Spring in the air and a full race season ahead we have recently had some positive news across the country that signifies some solid momentum going forward....read on / continuer à lire

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

Historic Ontario Horse Racing Industry Funding Agreement Signed

May 8, 2018:

The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors today (Tuesday, May 8) announced the signing of a historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government....read on

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

February 26, 2018:

Are you in need of a nurse mare? Do you have a nurse mare available? … 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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