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Big M Pool Guarantee; Series Noms Due
January 31, 2012

Starting Friday, February 3, the Meadowlands Pick 5 will have a $20,000 guaranteed pool on all racing nights

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Northlands Saturday Post Time Reminder
January 31, 2012

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association would like to remind horsepeople and fans that the Saturday, February 4 card of racing at Northlands Park will have a revised first-race post time

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Safe Trip For Seelster Studs
January 31, 2012

Seelster Farms has announced that Artistic Fella p, 1:48f ($2,640,532), Santanna Blue Chip p, 2, 1:51.3 ($1,633,643) and Stonebridge Regal p, 1:48.1 ($1,065,578) are now home after concluding the southern hemisphere breeding season

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Robert Depencier Passes
January 31, 2012

Longtime horseman Robert Depencier of Strathroy, Ont. passed away suddenly in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the age of 61

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Solid Pick-5 Carryover At The Raceway
January 31, 2012

The Tuesday race program at The Raceway at The Western Fair District will offer a large carryover of $4,680.00 into the pick-5 pool, which starts in race three

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IM Group Thanks Flamboro Horsepeople
January 29, 2012

The Ontario Racing Program’s Implementation and Monitoring (IM) Group expressed in a release on Sunday its thanks to all the horsepeople who took time to speak with the group at Flamboro Downs on January 25

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Chaplaincy Auction Bid Increments Lowered
January 29, 2012

With auctions to 11 of North America's top stallions closing tonight starting at 5:00 p.m., the Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada's Stallion Auction has lowered most of the minimum bid increments.

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Miss Versatility Series Enriched For 2012
January 28, 2012

In its short history, the Miss Versatility series has become a highlight on the annual schedule for trotting mares and the 2012 edition will be bigger and richer

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ORC Rules On Selig Appeal
January 27, 2012

On Friday, January 27 the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) released its ruling in regard to the appeal and request for hearing by standardbred licensee Carla Selig

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IM Group: Industry Involvement Is Key
January 27, 2012

A group of interested horsepeople attended the weekly meeting of the Ontario Racing Program’s Implementation and Monitoring (IM) Group to share their ideas and comments on efforts to improve the industry

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Anticipation For Sunday's 'Luck' Debut
January 27, 2012

After months upon months of sneak peeks, trailers and preview articles, HBO's much anticipated horse-racing series 'Luck' is set to kick-off its first season Sunday (January 29). Fans of horse racing are undoubtedly eager about the show, but as a series preview conveys, so are the actors and creators

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Monticello Adds And Subtracts Dates
January 27, 2012

There will be a few minor changes in Monticello Raceway’s live racing schedule during the month of February

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Arrangements, Full Obit For 'Andy' Grant
January 27, 2012

Hugh A. 'Andy' Grant, Jr., former president of the Hambletonian Society, whose steady hand and unwavering dedication guided the fortunes of the Hambletonian, the most important trotting race in North America, passed away on Wednesday, January 25. He was 68

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Leslie Nagy Passes
January 27, 2012

Trot Insider has learned that standardbred horse owner Leslie Nagy of Hamilton, Ont. passed away at a Hamilton hospital on Tuesday, January 24 at the age of 84

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Mach Three's 2012 Book Full, Closed
January 27, 2012

On Friday, January 27, Tara Hills Stud of Port Perry, Ont. announced that the 2012 book for Mach Three is now full and closed

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Purse Increase For Upper Canada Cup
January 26, 2012

Georgian Downs has announced the Upper Canada Cup purse has been increased

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Apps. For Rosecroft Spring Meet Available
January 26, 2012

Officials at Rosecroft Raceway have announced that the application for racing privileges during the track's 2012 Spring Meet at Rosecroft Raceway is available

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Meridian Launches New Island Series
January 26, 2012

The winter racing meet will come to a close this Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park, but exciting new plans are already being worked on for the season re-launch in April with one of Prince Edward Island’s largest breeding operations

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Post 18 For Ready Cash In Prix d’Amerique
January 26, 2012

Ready Cash has been designated Post 18 for the Prix d’Amerique, which will take place this Sunday (January 29) at the Vincennes Racetrack in Paris, France

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Hugh 'Andy' Grant Jr. Passes
January 26, 2012

Hugh A. 'Andy' Grant Jr., 68, a member of harness racing’s Living Hall of Fame and former president and CEO of the Hambletonian Society, passed away during the evening hours of Wednesday, January 25

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Osler Burrison Passes
January 26, 2012

Trot Insider has learned that former owner, breeder and horseman Osler Burrison passed away peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg, Ont. on Monday

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Chaplaincy Auction Now Open
January 25, 2012

The Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada's Stallion Auction website is live and bidding is now underway

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Newlin And Pierce In The Sulky Thursday
January 25, 2012

Meadowlands Racetrack General Manager Mike Newlin will answer fans’ questions on Thursday night’s edition of In The Sulky

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Southwind Lynx To Kendal Hills
January 25, 2012

Kendal Hills Stud and George Teague Jr. have proudly announced that Southwind Lynx, winner of two $1-million races at age three, has been retired from racing and will be standing stud in Ontario at Kendal Hills

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Spry Wins 'Winter Warm Up'
January 25, 2012

Standardbred Canada would like to send congratulations out to Norm Spry of Belleville, Ont., the winner of the Winter Warm-Up Weekend Handicapping Contest

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Cauz Retires From Hall Of Fame
January 25, 2012

On January 1, 2012, Hall of Fame member Louis Cauz retired as the managing director of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, a post he held for the past 16 years

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Kent Davies Passes
January 25, 2012

Trot Insider has learned that trainer-driver Kent Davies of Dundas, Ont. passed away Wednesday, January 25 at the age of 61

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Amendments To 2012 WEG Stakes Schedule
January 25, 2012

Three new stakes events are being added to the Woodbine Entertainment Group’s 2012 standardbred stakes schedule, while two others are being moved earlier in the calendar

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OSS Reminder: 2YO Transfers
January 25, 2012

The Ontario Sires Stakes Administration has issued a reminder to anyone that purchased a yearling last fall or has recently purchased a two-year-old

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Changes To 2012 NY State Fair Races
January 25, 2012

Some significant changes have been made to the New York Sires Stakes racing program for 2012

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GCGC Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid
January 25, 2012

On Tuesday, January 24, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced its intention to renew a normal course issuer bid for up to 5,811,197 of its common shares, representing approximately 10 per cent of Great Canadian's common shares in the public float

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George Blatherwick Passes
January 24, 2012

On Monday, January 23, 2012 the standardbred industry lost George Blatherwick, a long-time owner who passed away in his 82nd year

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Attention SC Members: Annual Meeting
January 24, 2012

Standardbred Canada members are invited to attend the SC Annual Meeting of Members

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Bid On Colours, Support Racehorses
January 24, 2012

In support of retired racehorses, how much would you pay for the signed colours of some of harness racing's top drivers?

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Lifetime Dream, Blizzard Finals Re-Scheduled
January 24, 2012

With Woodbine Racetrack forced to cancel its Monday evening’s card of racing, a pair of stakes finals have been re-scheduled

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Kawartha Downs Qualifying Information
January 24, 2012

Officials with Kawartha Downs have released information regarding the track's upcoming Saturday qualifying sessions

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Northern Kid Stallion Showing
January 24, 2012

The Northern Kid Partners group has extended an invitation to an open house and stallion showing for Kentucky’s new trotting stallion, Northern Kid

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Boost For S-Bred Racing In Ceredigion, Wales
January 24, 2012

The harness racing association of Ceredigion, Ceredrotian, has successfully secured a grant to promote the sport at national and local level, with an emphasis on attracting new visitors and supporters

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Woodbine Cancels Monday Program
January 23, 2012

Monday evening's harness racing program from Woodbine Racetrack has been cancelled due to unsafe track conditions caused by the unseasonably warm temperatures and the precipitation that has fallen throughout the day

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Breeders' Cup Returning To NBC
January 23, 2012

It was announced today that a multi-year agreement has been reached between NBC Sports and the Breeders' Cup for the broadcaster to carry the North American thoroughbred industry's marquee racing series, effective this coming November

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Award-Winning Chef Preps For O'Briens
January 23, 2012

With great food, company, music, hosts, food, and, of course, incredible horses, it’s no wonder that the O’Brien Awards are one of the most anticipated annual events for horsepeople in Canada

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Kawartha Cancels Monday Card
January 23, 2012

Officials at Kawartha Downs have told Trot Insider that the Monday card of harness racing has been cancelled

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Chaplaincy Auction Stallions Set
January 23, 2012

The Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada is pleased to announce an outstanding line-up for its Second Annual Stallion Breeding Auction, headlined by 2008 Hambletonian winner and Trotter of the Year Deweycheatumnhowe

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Jacques Duford Passes
January 22, 2012

Trot Insider has learned that trainer-driver Jacques 'Jack' Duford passed away peacefully in hospital on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Smiths Falls, Ont. after a short illness. He was 67

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Stakes Quartet Moves To Meadowlands
January 22, 2012

Four major stakes have been relocated to the Meadowlands in 2012 to enhance the racing opportunities for younger horses during the Championship Meet

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Tom Thomson Passes, Arrangements Set
January 21, 2012

Walter D. “Tom” Thomson, 73, a member of the Living Hall of Fame and president of the Grand Circuit, who perhaps most famously served as Director of Racing for the Little Brown Jug, died January 20, 2012

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Yonkers Cancels Saturday Card
January 21, 2012

Yonkers Raceway has cancelled its live Saturday card as well as all simulcasting, due to the first winter snowfall in the greater New York area

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Fraser Cancels Friday, Sunday Cards
January 20, 2012

After cancelling Friday's live harness racing card due to unsafe track conditions, Fraser Downs has also cancelled its Sunday card

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Confirmed Equine Herpes Case In Ontario
January 20, 2012

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in Southe

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ORP IM Group At Flamboro Wednesday
January 20, 2012

In a release sent out Friday afternoon, officials with the Ontario Racing Program have announced that Flamboro horsepeople are encouraged to ask questions and provide input when ORP IM Group officials

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