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August 2017

  • Canada: James MacDonald

    Representing the Home Team

    On August 2, Standardbred Canada announced that James MacDonald will represent Canada in the upcoming 2017 World Driving Championship, taking place from August 12 to August 18 at racetracks across the country. By Trot Staff on

  • Australia: Shane Graham

    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...

    Winner of the Australian Driving Premiership, this rugby fan, and former player, brings his competitive nature to Canada. By Keith on

  • Sweden: Bjorn Goop

    Swedish Superstar

    Fresh off of an upset win in his country’s famed Elitlopp, Goop is striving to become his nation’s first WDC champ. By Melissa Keith on

  • USA: Marcus Miller

    Miller Time!

    Following in the footsteps of family members before him, it’s now Marcus Miller’s time to wear the red, white & blue. By Debbie Little on

  • Austria: Gerhard Mayr

    A True Sportsman

    After winning Austria’s driving title 23 times, Mayr may consider himself to be getting older, but he sure knows where the winner’s circle is. By Melissa Keith on

  • Belgium: Rik Depuydt

    The Belgian "Jockey"

    The Belgian representative is a rookie to the WDC, but he comes from a country that has produced many world-famous horsemen. By Melissa Keith on

  • Malta: Noel Baldacchino

    Maltese Falcon

    A well-known sports personality at home, this man of few words looks to become the first WDC champion from his small island nation. By Chris Lomon on

  • WDC Handicapping

    Handicapping The Unpredictable

    Why should a horseplayer look forward to the 2017 WDC? How about the thought of overlays, and big payouts from races that may not be so unpredictable after all? By Garnet on

  • Post Time

    Post Time with Dan Gall

    Over a year ago I was advised that Standardbred Canada was to host to the 2017 World Trotting Conference (WTC) and World Driving Championship (WDC) in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

    Well, it has been almost 13 months to the day of being told this and we are now hosting delegations from 12 countries around the world to discuss standardbred horse racing on a global on

  • The View

    Our Spirit is Strong

    It’s the Canada Day weekend. I’m in Montreal, walking along the backstretch of Blue Bonnets Raceway.

    The track is abandoned, left how it was on its closing day in 2009. Not a person in sight. on

  • Trot Feature - 1970 WDC


    While Canada prepared to host the 2017 World Driving Championship, Canadian harness racing fans and participants were struck with the sad news that we had lost a true Canadian icon - the man that was also the winner of the inaugural WDC in 1970. By Debbie on

  • Trot Feature - 1970 WDC


    Tandis que le Canada se prépare à accueillir le Championnat mondial des conducteurs, les amateurs de courses sous harnais canadiens ainsi que les participants, on

  • International Trotting Association: Dexter Dunn

    The Champ!

    The 2015 Champion from New Zealand comes to Canada looking to be the first repeat winner since 1981. By Chris Lomon on

  • New Zealand: Mark Purdon

    Lifetime Horseman

    Since leaving school at 15 to work with horses, this Kiwi has won just about everything... except a WDC. By Keith McCalmont on

  • Norway: Eirik Hoitomt

    The Singing Norweigian

    A fan of Canadian musicians Young, Cohen and Adams, Eirik hopes they’ll be singing the Norwegian national anthem in PEI. By Keith McCalmont on

  • Finland: Mika Forss

    Calm & Cool

    Among other things, his mentor taught him to ‘Keep It Simple’, and now he’s won every Finnish driving title since 2010. By Val on

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