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Lakeshore Honours Best Of 2017

December 11, 2017:

The Lakeshore Horse Racing Association held their annual Christmas party Thursday, December 7th, 2017. Horsemen, family and friends from as far away as Toronto packed the McGregor Columbian Club Hall for a fun night of dinner, music and a visit from Santa for the kids....read on

Alliance Romp For Lyons William

December 11, 2017:

The opening leg of the Alliance Series for condition claimers on the pace went postward in the form of four divisions during Monday’s 10-race card at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and it wasn’t a very good night for the favourites....read on

Joe Myers Passes

December 11, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned long-time horse owner Joe Myers passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was 77....read on

Herrera Breaks His Maiden

December 11, 2017:

Guatemala native Edgar Herrera fell in love with racehorses shortly after his family moved to Illinois when he was 14 years old. His father found regular work on the backstretches of Chicago’s tracks and it wasn’t long before Edgar started cleaning stalls and gradually learning the harness racing ropes, too....read on

Scarborough Downs Sale In Place

December 11, 2017:

It was reported late last week that a deal has been reached which will see the ownership of Scarborough Downs in Maine change hands....read on

Award Winners Unveiled At Symposium

December 11, 2017:

The University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program announced the winners of its annual awards during the 2017 Symposium on Racing which was held from December 4-6....read on

Buckley Discusses Woodbine

December 11, 2017:

“We’re really focused on the on-track experience. Whether it’s the customers there for racing or horsemen there to race, we want coming to Woodbine to be a special experience.”...read on

Fire At Track Barn Claims Racehorse

December 11, 2017:

The tragic fire that claimed the lives of scores of racehorses at the San Luis Rey Training Center the California dominated industry headlines late last week. Although, news of another barn fire that took place at a North American racetrack during the same timeframe came and went without as much fanfare....read on

Bus To Mohawk To Cease In New Year

December 11, 2017:

Those that currently take Milton Transit’s Route 62 from the downtown Milton GO station to Mohawk Racetrack should be aware that the route will not be in operation in 2018....read on

Z Tam ‘Uncmprmising’ At Pompano

December 11, 2017:

Uncmprmising Z Tam, who was superbly handled by Ricky Macomber Jr., took top honours in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday (December 10), as he stopped the timer in 1:51.3 on a ‘very coolish’ night in south Florida....read on

Lifetime Achievement For Compton

December 11, 2017:

Jim Compton has been a respected western New York horseman for over 35 years. He trained, drove and bred many horses that are still remembered at his home tracks for their competitive nature and success....read on

SRF’s 12 Days Of Christmas Now Underway

December 11, 2017:

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's ‘12 Days of Giving’ campaign is a great way to help a horse in need during the holidays....read on

Foundation’s Youth Making Impact

December 11, 2017:

While many Harness Horse Youth Foundation camp alumni have made their marks in the industry over the past 40 years, a whole new generation is now showing up on programs regularly....read on

Meadows Unveils 2018 Racing Schedule

December 11, 2017:

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer 195 live race cards in 2018 — matching the total for 2017 — highlighted by the 52nd edition of the $500,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids on Saturday, July 28....read on

Go Fund Me Page For Bernardo’s Kids

December 11, 2017:

A Go Fund Me page has been launched for the surviving daughters of Paul Bernardo, who passed away last Thursday (December 7) at the age of 65....read on

Lawsuit Getting Closer To The Truth

December 11, 2017:

The former premier of Ontario and other key government officials will no longer have to take the stand in open court to explain why the lucrative Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP) was cancelled, but the lawyer representing a group of Standardbred breeders in a $65 million lawsuit against the government said this past Thursday (December 7) the case is still progressing nicely....read on

SC Named Proximity Award Finalist

December 11, 2017:

Through its efforts in hosting and presenting a record-setting World Driving Championship this past August, Standardbred Canada has been selected as a finalist for the U.S. Harness Writers' Stan Bergstein-Proximity Award....read on

Raising Richard Romps In Rideau Repeat

December 10, 2017:

Going wire to wire as the 1-5 favourite, Raising Richard won again in the $8,550 Winners Over Trot at Rideau Carlton on Sunday, December 10 by seven-and-three-quarter lengths in 1:57....read on

Board Lights Up In Flamboro Preferreds

December 10, 2017:

Double-digit dividends highlighted the featured Preferred 3 Paces at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, December 10, with Top Royal upsetting in the $9,000 Filly and Mare Pace, and Strato Boy in the $8,500 Horse and Gelding Pace....read on

McKnight Wins Woodbine Trainer Title

December 10, 2017:

On Sunday (December 10), former harness driver Norm McKnight Jr. claimed the trainer's title for the 2017 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack. He sealed the deal during the meet-closing card, as pupils from his outfit won five of the 14 races on the program....read on

American Passion Pops At Fraser

December 10, 2017:

Inheriting the pocket spot after clearing the lead past the quarter, American Passion pulled pocket in the stretch to win the $12,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace at Fraser Downs on Sunday, December 10....read on

Horseman's Wild, Wild Win

December 10, 2017:

In what can only be described as one of the craziest trips you'll ever see, a horseman recently found himself upended, backward and nearly launched into the infield before he righted himself and won a horse race....read on

WEG Appoints New Board Members

December 10, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors....read on

All's Clear For Weather Hanover

December 10, 2017:

After a Post 3 start, 2-1 second choice Weather Hanover ($7.80) went straight to the lead and didn't look back, en route to an open-length victory in the $1,575 Winners Over Pace (Race 9) at Truro Raceway on Sunday (December 10). The victory was part of an impressive personal win streak for pilot Dale Spence, who was absolutely on fire late in the card....read on

'The Captain's '18 Book Full, Closed

December 10, 2017:

Hanover Shoe Farms has announced that the 2018 book for Somebeachsomewhere seven-year-old Captaintreacherous p,3,1:47.1 ($3,153,541) is now full and closed....read on

Lazarus Wins The Inter Dominion Final

December 10, 2017:

New Zealand champion Lazarus captured the $1.1 million TABtouch Inter Dominion final at Gloucester Park on Friday (December 8) before a crowd of some 9,000 fans....read on

William 'Bill' Walters Passes

December 10, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that William 'Bill' Walters, who was a member of the Dynamic Racing Stable, has passed away at the age of 71....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

December 10, 2017:

As we hit the final month of the year, I thought now would be a good time to provide you with an update regarding some of the projects that Standardbred Canada has been working on....read on / continuer à lire

Gifts For The Harness Racing Fan

December 10, 2017:

With only 15 days until Christmas, we’ve got some great gift ideas for the harness racing fan in your life!...read on

Artful Way Wins Again At Saratoga

December 9, 2017:

Artful Way continued his dominance of the Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel as the Jackie Greene trainee won the $19,500 Open Pace on Saturday, December 9, making it his ninth feature victory of the season....read on

Buckeyes Win Dayton Driving Challenge

December 9, 2017:

Despite a late rally by the Hoosier’s Sam Widger, who captured the final three heats of the six-race 'Hoosiers vs. Buckeyes Driving Challenge,' the Buckeyes eked out a 351-333 victory on Saturday, December 9 at Hollywood Dayton Raceway....read on

Big Efforts Open Valedictory

December 9, 2017:

Windsun Gotham and Better B Rolling drew first blood in the opening leg of the Valedictory Series at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday, December 9....read on

Lucky Mctrucky Wins Batavia Feature

December 9, 2017:

Following a late-mile duel, Lucky Mctrucky retook the lead narrowly, winning the $9,000 feature pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday, December 9....read on

Stormont Kate Coasts At Flamboro

December 9, 2017:

Rushing to the lead at the half, Stormont Kate kicked clear of her competition, winning the $11,500 Preferred 2 Trot on Saturday, December 9 at Flamboro Downs by six-lengths in 1:56.3....read on

Paul Bernardo Passes

December 9, 2017:

Longtime trainer Paul Bernardo, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 7....read on

Harrah's Philadelphia Cancels Sunday

December 9, 2017:

Due to inclement weather, Harrah's Philadelphia has cancelled its Sunday, December 10 program....read on

Rose Run Quest Victorious In Preferred

December 9, 2017:

Red Shores' leading-driver Marc Campbell sat patiently before striking in the $2,550 Preferred Pace at Charlottetown Driving Park, winning with Rose Run Quest in 1:56.3 on Saturday, December 9....read on

Dapper Dude Wins 13th Of The Year

December 9, 2017:

Dapper Dude collected his 13th win this season when he withstood the determined challenge of Meadowbrook Tiger and captured Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

The Best In The West, Bar None

December 9, 2017:

Dominance, it appears, comes with a price. And so it is with the six-year-old superstar mare Tajmeallover....read on

Yonkers Cancels Saturday Card

December 9, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway has cancelled its live racing program for tonight (Saturday, December 9), due to the season’s first snowfall....read on

Three Charged With Race Fixing

December 9, 2017:

One of Australia's leading harness drivers has been suspended from participating in the sport after he was charged with two counts of match (race) fixing....read on

Yonkers Releases 2018 Racing Schedule

December 9, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway has announced its 2018 live racing schedule....read on

SC Rewind: Remembering 1967

December 9, 2017:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a look back 50 years ago to Canada's Centennial Year of 1967....read on

Lindys Tru Grit To Stand Stud

December 9, 2017:

Stakes winning trotter Lindys Tru Grit will be joining the stallion ranks in 2018, standing his first season in Ontario....read on

Mackenzie A Repeats In Mares Open

December 8, 2017:

Stop us if you’ve read this missive before. Mackenzie A (Jordan Stratton, $8.40) did her thing from first-up Friday night (December 8), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace....read on

Caviart Caterina Continues Winning Ways

December 8, 2017:

Ontario-sired Caviart Caterina (by Tell All) has been a winning machine in 2017....read on

McNair Sweeps First Niagara Leg

December 8, 2017:

Sophomore pacing fillies were in the spotlight on Friday evening (December 8) at Woodbine Racetrack for the start of the Niagara Series....read on

Foggy Fraser Feature To Illwinifican

December 8, 2017:

Favourite Illwinifican ($3.20) prevailed through the passing lane off a pocket trip in this week's $12,000 Open Pace featured on a foggy Friday night, December 8 at Fraser Downs....read on

Ginger Prevails In London Preferred

December 8, 2017:

Ginger turned in a gusty first-over effort to defeat 4-5 favourite Thatgirlisonfire in the featured $8,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 Pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday night (December 8)....read on

Fox Valley Veto Strikes Again In Open

December 8, 2017:

Winning two races in a row for the second time in his last six starts, Fox Valley Veto claimed top weekly trotting honours once again at Batavia Downs after winning the $10,000 Open Handicap on Friday night (December 8) in rein to Billy Davis Jr....read on


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