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Dinner Guest Fastest Of Valedictory Winners

December 12, 2008:

Dinner Guest turned in the fastest clocking in one of five divisions in the opening leg of the Valedictory Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday night....read on

Preferred Picks Score; Gingras Donates Earnings

December 12, 2008:

A pair of preferred events headlined Friday night’s card at the Meadowlands Racetrack with favourites Go On Bb and Swan Image scoring in their respective assignments....read on

Robert Simpson Claiming Series Continues

December 12, 2008:

Georgian Downs hosted the second leg of the Robert Simpson Claiming Series on Friday night with six $6,000 divisions in preparation for next week’s $39,400 final....read on

Grismore Sweeps Open Features At Yonkers

December 12, 2008:

Driver Greg Grismore made an early holiday haul Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's pair of $40,000 Open Handicaps with Beach Nut Brand (Trot) and Binions (Filly and Mare Pace)....read on

McIntosh Comments On False Positive

December 12, 2008:

This afternoon trainer Bob McIntosh commented on the importance of clearing his name after receiving a false positive test for EPO....read on

CDPEC Annual Drivers' Championship Saturday

December 12, 2008:

The Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre will host its annual drivers' championship during Horsemen and Horsewomen's day on Saturday.

First race post time is 1:00 p.m....read on

Buckeye One Qualifies Back

December 12, 2008:

In what was his first charted line since August 30, Buckeye One, with trainer/driver Rick Zeron, made his return during the Friday morning qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Keeling: Good Racing Saturday At Fraser

December 12, 2008:

With the National Driving Championship's western regional event taking place at Fraser Downs Saturday, December 13, top reinsman will be descending on the five-eighths mile oval. Chuck Keeling of Great Canadian Gaming has been around long enough to know the fresh faces will translate to top-notch racing....read on

SC & USTA Meet

December 12, 2008:

Janet Forry, recently appointed registrar of the United States Trotting Association and TC Lane, director of Officials and Identification at USTA, met with Standardbred Canada’s Ted Smith, president & CEO, Pat Kennedy, manager of Member Services & assistant registrar and Heather Reid, manager of Sales, Stakes & Identification on December 11 and 12....read on

Balzac Water News

December 12, 2008:

According to an article in the Tuesday, December 9 edition of the Rocky View Weekly, water for the proposed racetrack and commercial development in Balzac, AB will be provided from a reservoir fed by an irrigation canal near Kathyrn....read on

Report: $1.3 Million (Est.) For Woodbine Alterations

December 12, 2008:

According to a report in the Toronto Star, moving the poles, finish line, photo finish and altering the press box at Woodbine Racetrack would cost $1.3 million....read on

USHWA Doles Out Broodmare Awards

December 12, 2008:

Trotting broodmare Trolley Square and pacing broodmare Wheres The Beach, the dams of season-long champions Deweycheatumnhowe and Somebeachsomewhere, respectively, have been named Broodmares of the Yea...read on

Leader Bayama Comes Up Large

December 12, 2008:

The win streak is now three and counting for Leader Bayama, who had no problem knocking off eight rivals in Thursday evening’s $12,100 Preferred Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Langdon Surpasses 1,500 Wins

December 12, 2008:

Driver Mike Langdon started and finished the Thursday evening program at Flamboro Downs in the winner’s circle, but he didn’t stop at just that....read on

Armbro Chronicle Rebounds

December 12, 2008:

Sent off at odds of 7-1 in Thursday’s $50,000 Open Trot, Armbro Chronicle had many of the Woodbine handicappers scratching their heads trying to figure out how he’d do in his first since suffering an atrial fibrillation and finishing a distanced seventh in the November 17 edition of the Open Trot....read on

Rollins’ Stable On A Roll

December 11, 2008:

Mastering the claiming ranks at the Meadowlands helped Scott Rollins crack the Top 10 in the trainer standings for the first time this season....read on

Snow Angel Sequel At The Big M

December 11, 2008:

Apere Hanover caught Artexpress in the final strides to win the first of three $25,000 Snow Angel divisions for three-year-old filly pacers on Thursday night at the Meadowlands....read on

Lil Miss Nyalation Romps In OSAS Final

December 11, 2008:

Lil Miss Nyalation and driver Mike Saftic pulled off a mild upset in Thursday’s $40,300 Ontario Sired Autumn Series Final for two-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Favourites Deliver In OSAS Elims

December 11, 2008:

Favourites fared well in tonight’s pair of Ontario Sired Autumn Series eliminations for three-year-old trotting fillies at Woodbine Racetrack with both scoring decisive victories....read on

Tickets On Sale For SBOA Awards

December 11, 2008:

Tickets are now on sale for the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association’s 2009 Awards Banquet, which will be held Saturday, January 17 at the Delta Hotel in Guelph, ON....read on

Huston Calls His 150,000th Race

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December 11, 2008:

Toms OK Lady hoped to extend her winning streak Thursday at The Meadows, but the barriers were not insignificant. She faced a chilling rain, a sloppy surface, Post 9 and the pressure of competing in Roger Huston’s 150,000th career race call....read on

Trainers Cleared Of EPO Positives

December 11, 2008:

The Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory has confirmed the blood samples taken from horses trained by Jan Johnson, Bob McIntosh, Jim Arledge and Joe Seekman, who were scheduled to race those horses at The Red Mile earlier this Fall, tested negative for EPO and DPO....read on

NJ Senate Committee Moves Sports Wagering Effort

December 11, 2008:

According to the New Jersey SBOA, the first legislative step in an effort to bring sports wagering to New Jersey racetracks and Atlantic City casinos moved forward December 11 when the State Senate Co...read on

Brooks: Illinois Subsidy Bill Fine

December 11, 2008:

On Tuesday, December 9, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on federal corruption charges....read on

Bartlett & Stratton Donate $1,199.45 To Needy Kids

December 11, 2008:

Monticello Raceway has announced that young reinsmen Jordan Stratton and Jason Bartlett have donated their combined $1,199.55 driving percentages from the Battle of the Rising Stars to the Marine Corp...read on

O'Brien Awards Voting Deadline Today

December 11, 2008:

Just a reminder to all O’Brien Award voters that your completed ballots are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18 (ET)....read on

$450 Million From 'Millennium' For Rockingham Slots?

December 11, 2008:

According to a report, Millennium Gaming, which has held an option to buy Rockingham Park since 2005, is willing to invest $450 million to bring slot machines to Salem, New Hampshire racetrack Rocking...read on

Batavia Can Adopt Casino Tag

December 11, 2008:

According to a report by buffalonews.com, New York State Lottery Commission officials have given Batavia and seven other racetracks permission to call themselves casinos....read on

Stakes Finals This Weekend At Northlands

December 11, 2008:

Two strong fields highlight stakes action this weekend at Northlands Park in Edmonton, AB....read on

Want To Race Juveniles For Big Purses?

December 11, 2008:

Do you have a two-year-old pacer? Would you like it to have an extra start and race for more money than usual before the Northlands Park fall meet ends on December 21?...read on

ASHA Meeting December 16

December 11, 2008:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has announced that horsemen are invited to a meeting in the west end of the Northlands Park grandstand Tuesday, December 16....read on

Clark Staying Home For Winter?

December 11, 2008:

Now that the racing calendar for 2009 is out, Alberta horseman Keith Clark has re-thought his plans to go to Fraser Downs for the winter....read on

USHWA To Honour Tetrick, Silva

December 11, 2008:

It would be hard to deny that Jerry Silva and Tim Tetrick have been big winners in 2008, so it’s no surprise that they have also won the United States Harness Writers Association’s Owner of the Ye...read on

Funeral Arrangements Made For Andre Villeneuve

December 11, 2008:

Trot Insider has learned that horseman Andre Villeneuve of Sudbury, Ont. passed away unexpectedly this morning at Sudbury Hospital. He was 59....read on

Waxman's Operation Profiled

December 11, 2008:

At just 29 years of age, Aaron Waxman has made a rather big name for himself in the standardbred racing industry. An article today in the Brantford Expositor spotlights his stable, led by Real Artist colt Dali, which will be contesting the $249,113 Matron Stakes Monday, December 3....read on

Pennsylvania Also Bans 'Dovington' Horses

December 11, 2008:

Officials from Pennsylvania have followed New Jersey's lead and, for now, banned standardbreds that were at the Dovington Training Center. The action comes due to the confirmation of a seven-year-old mare testing positive for herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)....read on

Sophomore Colts Star In 'Incredible' Series

December 10, 2008:

After first round action at Maywood Park, round two in the Incredible Finale series for three-year-old pacing colts shifted to Balmoral Park as a field of eight state-breds was sent postward for a purse of $5,000....read on

Ben Magic Is Magical At Pompano

December 10, 2008:

Magic was in the air for Canadian trainer-owner Denitza Petrova Wednesday night at the Isle Pompano Park. Her three-year-old Dauntless Bunny gelding, Ben Magic ($7.80) made his debut at Pompano to capture his first pari-mutuel win in 26 lifetime starts....read on

Vicki Gram Upsets In Dover Open

December 10, 2008:

A 33-1 shot Vicki Gram got up to win the $26,000 Open trot while Ruffled Tux won for the third straight time in the feature pace at Dover Downs on a rainy Wednesday. The sports leading driver Tony Morgan collected four more wins....read on

Standout Year For St. Louis

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December 10, 2008:

Year end statistics are not in just yet but that does not matter for 20-year-old driver Marc St. Louis, Jr., who has already reached a remarkable career milestone....read on

Card Drawn For Western Regionals

December 10, 2008:

The draw for the Western Regional Driving Championship is complete and eight top reinsmen are set to battle for the regional title on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C....read on

'Dovington' Horses Barred From NJ Tracks

December 10, 2008:

According to the New Jersey SBOA, the Meadowlands Racetrack and Freehold Raceway will not be accepting entries of horses shipping from the Dovington Training Center in Delaware....read on

WEG Doing More Great Charity Work

December 10, 2008:

Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced a new scholarship program at Humber College for Rexdale youth....read on

'Monticello Marathon' Set To Go Dec. 15

December 10, 2008:

Monticello Raceway's one and three-quarter mile 'Monticello Marathon' will be taking place on Monday, December 15, as eight trotters have been entered to contest the event....read on

Betfair To Sponsor Major T-Bred Races

December 10, 2008:

According to a report, Betfair, the online betting exchange, has come to an agreement with England’s Ascot Racecourse to become the new sponsor of the prestigious King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes....read on

SC Launches Mobile Site

December 10, 2008:

Did you know that Standardbred Canada has a mobile version of its website?...read on

Trites Comments On 2008 Season

December 10, 2008:

Todd Trites has achieved the goal he set this season of winning 150 races in a single season. That came some time ago, but he is now on the brink of collecting his 200th victory of the season. With some racing luck, he could reach it this weekend....read on

Details For BC Mixed Sale

December 10, 2008:

The BC Standardbred Breeders Society is offering three broodmares (Hanks Girl, ...read on

$200 Million Additional Bonding For Concord Expansion

December 10, 2008:

According to a report, Louis Cappelli and his partners in the grand expansion of the Concord Resort Hotel in New York State, will now be able to take advantage of an additional $200 million bonding fr...read on

Rideau Clarifies Position On 'Rideau Express'

December 10, 2008:

In response to concerns expressed by Attractions Hippiques, Rideau Carleton Raceway today announced that it would like to clarify the situation regarding the Rideau Express bus....read on


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