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'Cocktail,' 'Bro' Best At Dover Downs

February 6, 2018:

Race-favourite Moonlight Cocktail and longshot Bro Hanover came through with victories in the Tuesday, Feb. 6 Dover Downs features....read on

New Vocations Auction In Progress

February 6, 2018:

Breedings to Donato Hanover, Muscles Yankee, McArdle, Rock N Roll Heaven and Dover Dan are among the 85+ offered in New Vocations Stallion Auction, which is currently underway....read on

O’Brien Voting Results Released

February 6, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2017 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

Standardbreds To Join 4-H Club

February 6, 2018:

A new 4-H Club has been created and several Standardbreds will be going to the fair and other 4-H events in 2018....read on

Hard To Dodge The Spotlight

February 6, 2018:

While in discussion with Trot Insider, pilot Robert Shepherd said that he tries to fly under the radar instead of seeking the spotlight. That’s kind of hard to do when you win the last five races on a card to complete a driving six-bagger....read on

“Ornery” Pacer Is A Natural

February 6, 2018:

“She was mean from the day she was born… [After she was broke] she was ornery from there on, but she was a natural pacer from the start.”...read on

Donald Perkins Passes

February 6, 2018:

Standardbred horse owner Donald A. Perkins, of Hilliard, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 3 at the age of 67....read on

OSS Stallion List Posted

February 6, 2018:

The list of stallions registered with the Ontario Standardbred Improvement Program for the 2018 breeding season has now been posted online....read on

Pompano Feature To Ubettorbeturlife

February 6, 2018:

Ubettorbeturlife, rousingly driven by George Napolitano, Jr., took top honours in Pompano Park's $11,000 feature for pacing mares on Monday night (February 5), as she held off her stablemate, Astarisontheway, handled by Scott Zeron, in a photo finish....read on

Alan Wright Passes

February 6, 2018:

Longtime horse and tack shop owner/operator Alan Wright has passed away at the Uxbridge Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 69....read on

Pompano Horse Acceptance Procedures

February 6, 2018:

Officials with Pompano Park have announced a provision for new horses wishing to enter the grounds of the south Florida racetrack....read on

New Jersey Stakes Payments Due Feb. 15

February 6, 2018:

Officials with the New Jersey Sire Stakes have sent out a notice in regard to New Jersey Sire Stakes and New Jersey Standardbred Development Fund payments that are coming due on February 15....read on

‘Big M’ Foodie Events To Return In 2018

February 6, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack is already thinking about summer and encouraging fans to mark their calendars for its popular 'foodie' events....read on

Focus On Winter Care

February 6, 2018:

Ben Hollingsworth has been around horses since he was 12. From the day he rode his bike to Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia, hopped off, walked into a barn and started sweeping, he was hooked....read on

A Year To Remember For McNair

February 6, 2018:

"It's a pretty big thrill, it probably won't sink in for a couple of days. I'm just taking it all in right now."...read on

Preferred Upset For Jake Loewen

February 5, 2018:

Bruce Richardson turned a two-hole trip into a Monday evening score with pacer Jake Loewen in the featured Preferred 2 class for horses and geldings at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Will Take Charge Dominates

February 5, 2018:

Driver Jody Jamieson and Will Take Charge showed no mercy to the competition as noted by the blowout score in Monday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Dover Repeat For 'Cashendash'

February 5, 2018:

Cashendash Hanover snuck up the passing lane en route to posting a 1:52.2 victory in Monday’s feature race at Dover Downs....read on

Former S-Bred Track On The Market

February 5, 2018:

It has been announced that a former Standardbred racetrack has been reintroduced to the multiple listing service....read on

SC’s Feb. 15 Stakes Payment Notice

February 5, 2018:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that stakes payments are due February 15....read on

Trainer Discusses Her Passion

February 5, 2018:

“I have a passion for it (harness racing). I don’t think you can do this sport if you don’t have a love for it. You eat, sleep and breathe it. And I like that. It doesn’t bother me a bit that it’s that way....read on

Century Downs Stall Apps Due Saturday

February 5, 2018:

Officials with Century Downs have issued a reminder that stall applications for the Alberta track's race meet close this coming Saturday (February 10)....read on

Honouring Rideau Canal Ice Races

February 5, 2018:

There may not be live harness racing on the frozen Ottawa Canal for Winterlude 2018, but that has not stopped Standardbreds from having a presence – albeit it a frosty one....read on

Youth Foundation Elects New Trustees

February 5, 2018:

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation trustees recently elected four new individuals to its 15-member working board....read on

Reflecting On Horse Of The Year

February 5, 2018:

"We were sitting at a table with Ariana G's people. We really thought it came down to us two...but she did so much special stuff up here, beating the boys. But we were hopeful."...read on

O'Brien Hosts Discuss 2017 Awards

February 5, 2018:

"The O'Brien Awards is all about class, from start to finish. And [Somebeachsomewhere] was a class horse, and this is a class move on behalf of Standardbred Canada."...read on

Warrington Wins Three; Accident Update

February 4, 2018:

Trainer-driver Clinton Warrington Jr. piloted three from his stable to the winner's circle on Sunday, Feb. 4 at Fraser Downs....read on

Ufdragons Rocket Launches To Upset

February 4, 2018:

Tipping four wide moving into the final turn, Ufdragons Rocket swept to the front into the stretch and held the lead at the wire to take the $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, Feb. 4 at odds of 7-1 in 1:57.2....read on

Winter Speed Sale Cancelled

February 4, 2018:

Officials with the Blooded Horse Sales Company have announced that the Winter Speed Sale, which was scheduled to take place on Monday, February 12 at the Delaware (Ohio) Fairgrounds, has been cancelled....read on

Accolades For Retired Shotgun Rider

February 4, 2018:

The USTA, in partnership with the American Endurance Ride Conference, has announced that California-bred Shotgun Rider has been named the 2017 High Mileage Standardbred....read on

Rubber Duck, Killer Martini Win Features

February 4, 2018:

Favoured Rubber Duck (Joe Bongiorno, $4.20) and Killer Martini (Jason Bartlett, $16.80) won Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $40,000 Open Handicaps Saturday, Feb. 3....read on

Burke, Gingras Catch 'Big M' Preferred

February 3, 2018:

Driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Ron Burke scored in the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace with Starznheaven by a nose over Bettor’s Edge in 1:50.2 on Saturday, Feb. 3....read on

2017 O'Brien Award Winners

February 3, 2018:

On Saturday, February 3, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2017 O’Brien Awards, at the 29th edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

Horse Of The Year Award Named In Honour Of Somebeachsomewhere

February 3, 2018:

On Saturday, February 3, at the O’Brien Awards Gala, Standarbred Canada announced that the O’Brien Award for Horse of the Year is now named the Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year Award....read on

Validus Deo Dominates At Buffalo

February 3, 2018:

Validus Deo wired the field in the $8,800 featured pace on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Buffalo Raceway, winning in 1:53.4....read on

Angelo J Fra Takes Miami Feature

February 3, 2018:

Despite the outside post position, Angelo J Fra rallied from last in the early going to capture the weekly featured $24,000 Open Pace in 1:51 at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday, Feb. 3....read on

Live 2017 O'Brien Awards Coverage

February 3, 2018:

Tonight is the night! The 29th edition of the O’Brien Awards, celebrating and honouring the best in Canadian harness racing, takes place this evening, Saturday, February 3 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

Odds On Amethyst: Hudon's Gem

February 3, 2018:

“Give me a year,” Pat Hudon told his partners when they teamed up to buy Odds On Amethyst....read on

Five In A Row For Withflyingcolours

February 3, 2018:

The Dave Hudon stable has been flying high at Fraser Downs in recent weeks, and Friday night (Feb. 2) was no exception as Withflyingcolours ($4.20) recorded a fifth consecutive win....read on

Colville Re-Elected As SC Chair

February 3, 2018:

On Saturday, February 3, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2018....read on

SC Rewind: Awards Night - 1974

February 3, 2018:

Today's Rewind is in keeping with this weekend's activities as we celebrate the O'Brien Awards honouring last year's stars....read on

Big Night For Burke & Gingras

February 2, 2018:

One of harness racing’s most prolific driver/trainer teams flexed their collective muscles at the Meadowlands on Friday night (February 2), as Yannick Gingras made five trips to the winner’s circle while Ron Burke – with Gingras doing the driving – had four on top....read on

Series Sweeps At Woodbine

February 2, 2018:

Brooms were needed Friday night (February 2) at Woodbine Racetrack, as JK Pridenjoy and Circle The Page completed sweeps of the Snowshoe and Blizzard Series....read on

'Del Rio' Wins Claim To Fame Final

February 2, 2018:

It is not often a 10-year-old gelding who was racing in $8,000 claimers two months ago finds himself in a $30,000 final of a late-closing series. But that’s exactly what happened for Del Rio Seelster at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (February 2) and the Ontario-sired son of Western Maverick took full advantage of the opportunity....read on

Sell A Bit N Delivers In Mares Open

February 2, 2018:

Slight favourite Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $5.80) was wide early and sharp late Friday night (February 2), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Ariana G Named NJ Horse Of The Year

February 2, 2018:

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture held the 61st Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon, this past Sunday (January 28) at O’Conners Restaurant in Eastampton, New Jersey....read on

'Joy'-Filled Season For Horner

February 2, 2018:

Despite a winless freshman campaign, The Joy Luck Club blossomed into a champion filly at three, capturing the $225,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final at Mohawk to cap a 14-win season. And for Mark Horner, the journey of his homebred from troubled beginnings on the racetrack to an O’Brien Award nomination has been a dream come true....read on

Ohio Horses Test EHV Positive

February 2, 2018:

Racehorse owners are being told to take immediate precautions after the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today confirmed positive cases of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) in four horses at separate locations around the state, including a horse that raced at Miami Valley Gaming and Racing on January 13 and January 24....read on

Meadows Racing Suspended Until Feb. 23

February 2, 2018:

Due to recent cases of Equine Herpes (EHV-1) and extreme biosecurity measures, racing at The Meadows has been suspended until February 23, 2018....read on

'NA Harness Update' Friday Preview

February 2, 2018:

The schedule for North American Harness Update is set for Friday, February 2....read on


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