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SC Rewind: Waples Goes 8-For-8

December 3, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls a very special two-day performance by an amazing driver who dazzled the large crowds at Montreal's Blue Bonnets track back in 1956. At the end of this offering he also passes along a special greeting to this revered horseman....read on

Share Your Favourite Newsmakers

December 3, 2016:

As the season comes to a close and we reflect on the past year, Trot Magazine would like to hear what your favourite harness racing news stories were from 2016...read on

Online SC Director Voting

November 11, 2016:

Online voting is now available for the Standardbred Canada Election of Directors in Atlantic Canada....read on

O'Brien Fan Voting Now Open!

December 2, 2016:

Once again, fans have their say in Canadian harness racing's year-end awards!...read on

Ont.’s 2017 Approved Race Dates

December 2, 2016:

On Thursday, December 1, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Ontario Racing, the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issued the 2017 race date schedule....read on

Hudon Dominates At Fraser Downs

December 3, 2016:

Dave Hudon dominated Friday's harness racing action at Fraser Downs, winning half of the evening's card....read on

Woodbine Jackpot Nearing $400K

December 2, 2016:

Multiple winning tickets were purchased for Woodbine Racetrack's Jackpot Hi 5 wager on Friday night (December 1), and as a result, the carryover climbed to nearly $400,000....read on

More Join Truro Fundraiser

December 2, 2016:

More members of Nova Scotia's local racing circuit are joining forces to raise funds for those who were injured in a November accident at Northside Downs....read on

All Bets Off To Race In 2017

December 2, 2016:

The owners of All Bets Off and Hickory Lane Farm have mutually agreed to end the agreement to have the stallion stand stud at Hickory Lane in 2017....read on

Western Fair Supports Funding Plan

December 2, 2016:

The following is a letter sent by Western Fair Association’s President and CEO Hugh Mitchell to Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirming his support, as well as Western Fair's, for the ministry’s long-term Government funding plan and encouragement to proceed with its implementation....read on

Showdowns Set For Northlands

December 2, 2016:

The curtains are coming down on stakes action for 2016’s harness racing season. Post positions were drawn this week for Saturday’s Northlands Filly Pace and Western Canada Pacing Derby, both with purses of $70,000....read on

Bongiorno Sweeps Big M Features

December 2, 2016:

Driver Joe Bongiorno captured both featured events on Friday (December 2) evening’s 12-race card at The Meadowlands, teaming up with Windsun Glory ($4.00) in the $15,000 top distaff pace and B Yoyo ($4.00) in the $17,500 trotting feature....read on

Wanna Rock N Roll Scores Open Win

December 2, 2016:

Wanna Rock N Roll had an impressive first part of 2016, racing at Yonkers Raceway and Vernon Downs. But after making four starts at Batavia Downs in the distaff Open, the mare was turned out in August. Now in only her second start back from the layoff, Wanna Rock N Roll was victorious in the $9,500 Mares Open pacing feature at Batavia on Friday night (December 2)....read on

Mach It A Par Victorious In Mares Open

December 2, 2016:

Mach It A Par (Jordan Stratton, $11.40) uncoiled her usual late rush Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Changes To California Medication Rules

December 2, 2016:

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) would like to remind licensees that penalties for medication violations will change January 1, 2017....read on

Hector Armstrong Passes

December 2, 2016:

Longtime standardbred industry participant Hector Armstrong passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 29 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington, Ont. at the age of 93....read on

Win 25% Of A Colt & No Bills For A Year

December 2, 2016:

Thinking about getting into Standardbred racehorse ownership? How would you like to win a 25 per cent share of a colt and have no bills for a year?...read on

Martin Named New HRV CEO

December 2, 2016:

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Chairman Dale Monteith has announced the appointment of David Martin as Chief Executive Officer, HRV....read on

Matinee Awards Banquet In The Books

December 2, 2016:

The PEIHRIA, SBHOA and Matinee Racetrack Awards Banquet took place at Red Shores' Charlottetown Driving Park on Wednesday, November 30....read on

Streaks On The Line In Charlottetown

December 2, 2016:

Two horses with winning streaks and one driver chasing history will highlight Red Shores’ action packed 16-dash harness racing program this Saturday (December 3) at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Teague To Be Feted In February

December 2, 2016:

George Teague Jr. has been awarded the Dominic Frinzi Person of the Year award by Harness Horsemen International....read on

Ron Stokley Passes

December 2, 2016:

Ohio horseman Ron Stokley, 81, of Lebanon, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, at his residence....read on

Flamboro Closing For Training

December 2, 2016:

Officials with Flamboro Downs have announced that the track will be closed for training for three days next week....read on

January Select Mixed Sale Entries Due

December 2, 2016:

The Tattersalls Sales Co. would like to remind horsepeople that entries for the main catalogue for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale will close Monday, December 5....read on

Owners Meeting In PA Sunday

December 2, 2016:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has announced that it will host a general membership meeting this Sunday (December 4) at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania....read on

Racing Hill Retired, To Stud

December 1, 2016:

This year's Breeders Crown winner Racing Hill has been retired and will stand as a stallion next year....read on

Curtain Closing On Harrah's Philadelphia

December 1, 2016:

Closing day of the 2016 Harrah's Philadelphia harness meet will be on Monday, December 12, 2016, with a first post of 12:40 p.m....read on

Perseverance Brings Horse Home

December 1, 2016:

The story of a private investigator, an Ontario Provincial Police constable, and a horse that was referred to as ‘dead’ has cracked the mainstream media. The drawn-out tale, which took place over the course of roughly one year, left a grown man in tears when it came to its conclusion....read on

JK Endofanera’s Book Full, Closed

December 1, 2016:

The first stud book for JK Endofanera p,2, 1:51.4; 3, 1:48.2 ($2,049,580), who was retired from racing earlier this year, is full and closed....read on

Horse Running Shoes To Ship In 2017

December 1, 2016:

A horse enthusiast and inventor has seen 20 years of his experience and research in the equine industry culminate with the first clippable running shoes for horses....read on

Thestable.ca Open House And Horse Sale

December 1, 2016:

Whatever your budget, there’s plenty of opportunity to ensure you have a share of a yearling under the tree for Christmas morning....read on

Shamballa: Racing With A Purpose

December 1, 2016:

Shamballa, the surprising six-year-old with earnings closing in on the million-dollar mark makes a difference in memory of Taylor Vit, the late son of Kathie and Bill Vit, long-time owners, who race under the stable name of Cool Cat Racing....read on

Race Is On For 2016 Driving Title

December 1, 2016:

There is a stretch battle brewing with just one month left in 2016 as two drivers remain in the hunt for Canada's dash-winning title....read on

December's Calendar Photographer

December 1, 2016:

“There is something very special about being able to capture and freeze a moment of time and to be able to revisit it again and again in the form of a photograph.”...read on

Modern Legend Returns

November 30, 2016:

After spending more than 18 months on the sidelines, O'Brien Award winning pacer Modern Legend returns to the racetrack on Thursday....read on

One-On-One With Rob Cook

November 30, 2016:

In the November issue of TROT Magazine, Rob Cook, Executive Director of Ontario Racing, sat down for a one-on-one interview to answer questions about the organization's direction, vision for the future, and his early experiences on the job...read on

MacDonald To Michigan State

November 30, 2016:

Horseman Anthony MacDonald is taking his message and plan to boost harness racing horse ownership to a university campus next week....read on

Successful Sale In British Columbia

November 30, 2016:

Officials with Harness Racing British Columbia have announced the results of its 2016 yearling/mixed sale and have stated that the gross sales almost doubled last year’s numbers....read on

Hoerdt And His Filly Foursome

November 30, 2016:

Kelly Hoerdt had four fillies entered in last weekend's Northlands Filly Pace eliminations. All four qualified which means Hoerdt has half the field in the $70,000 Final which, like the $70,000 Final for the Western Canada Pacing Derby, will be contested Saturday night at Northlands Park. It's the first time in the long history of the race that one trainer has four entries....read on

Hall Accepting Noms For 2017 Class

November 29, 2016:

The public is invited to participate in the nomination of horses and people who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2017....read on

Clarification On Muscle Hill

November 30, 2016:

Officials with Southwind Farms have issued a follow-up release in regard to its announcement that Muscle Hill, the leading trotting sire in the world, will be standing at stud at Southwind Farms in New Jersey for the 2017 breeding season....read on

Trainer Facing Serious Allegations

November 30, 2016:

A successful Standardbred trainer has found himself in hot water. An alleged incident which took place this past August has resulted in a police investigation and the possibility of charges. The horse racing commission overseeing the jurisdiction is also reportedly recommending a 15-year license suspension and a fine of $40,000....read on

Prince County Meeting Details

November 29, 2016:

Officials with the Prince County Horsemen’s Club have provided Trot Insider with some of the details of the organization’s upcoming semi-annual general meeting, which will include an election of directors for 2017....read on

Nominate For 2016 Caretaker Of The Year

November 29, 2016:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Caretaker of the Year. The award, in its second year of sponsorship by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association, recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport – the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis....read on

Equine Guelph Wants Your Input

November 29, 2016:

Equine Guelph would like to thank all participants so far that have given their input to help shape the future of the racing industry in Ontario....read on

Kopas' Career-Changing Moment

November 29, 2016:

"That opened the door for me, at a very young age, to drive a lot of other great horses that my father trained."...read on

Fantasy Stable Hits Homestretch

November 29, 2016:

The 2016 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable heads into the final month with front-runners reaping the rewards of a Breeders Crown bonus and Fall Four success....read on

Where Is McWicked?

November 27, 2016:

If Wiggle It Jiggleit comes back to form in 2017, he will be an extremely dominant force given his main foil Always B Miki has retired. One pacer that showed he could handle Always B Miki in the past is being pointed at a return to racing next year....read on

SC Rewind: Haughton Remembered

November 26, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith remembers the lifetime and career of the great U.S. horseman Wm. R. "Billy" Haughton. His sudden and untimely death occurred over 30 years ago, but he continues to enjoy legendary status in our sport....read on

Poll: Canada's Horse Of The Year

November 24, 2016:

Keeping in mind that a horse needs a minimum of three starts on Canadian soil to be eligible, which of the following would you vote for as Canada's Horse of the Year for 2016 (greatest contribution to Canadian racing)?...read on

Changes To O'Briens Eligibility

November 23, 2016:

The 2016 O’Brien Awards are scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

First Consultation Round Concludes

November 22, 2016:

The seventh and final consultation session regarding the proposed long-term funding framework for Ontario's horse racing industry took place on Tuesday (Nov. 22) in Milton, Ont....read on

Diamond In The Rough No Longer

November 21, 2016:

Over the past decade, Diamond Creek Farm has burst onto the North American harness racing scene with great success, both on the track and in the breeding shed, while developing a broodmare band to envy. Now, with a stallion roster that gets more impressive each year, they appear bound for glory on that side of the business as well...read on

Foal Registration Deadline December 31

November 17, 2016:

The deadline to register the 2016 foals is December 31, 2016. Application, registration fee and Stallion Service Certificate must be filed with Standardbred Canada’s office by the deadline....read on

National Survey On Horse Racing

November 16, 2016:

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, in close collaboration with Standardbred Canada, is undertaking a National study on the horse racing industry. The study seeks to come to a better understanding of the horse racing industry in Canada and to draw a picture of those who are active in the sector....read on

Reminder: RUS Ontario Annual Meeting

November 14, 2016:

Racing Under Saddle Ontario will be holding its annual general meeting on December 4....read on

Board Votes No 2017 Fee Increases

November 2, 2016:

At the Standardbred Canada Board of Directors meeting in August, a motion was tabled and approved by the Board for no fee increases to the core services that Standardbred Canada offers its members....read on

2017-2019 SC Director Election

November 1, 2016:

As a result of the nominations received for Standardbred Canada Directors for the 2017 – 2019 three-year term, listed below are the candidates that were nominated or acclaimed in each region....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

June 2, 2016:

Do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year, or for the first time ever? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on

Up To Date With '16 Eligibility Fees?

December 8, 2015:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2016 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2016....read on

Breeders: Fill Out Foal Location Report

July 27, 2015:

Breeders, if you have any foals born in 2016, Standardbred Canada is asking you to please complete the Foal Location Report, which is a form that can be completed for free online....read on


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