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A 'Pure'-Ly Talented Filly

January 23, 2017:

"The longer you are involved in this sport the more you realize horses like [her] don't come along very often and you better enjoy the highs."...read on

2016 O'Briens Handicapping Contest

January 23, 2017:

This Saturday, January 28, Canada will recognize its 2016 harness racing champions at the O’Brien Awards Gala. To celebrate the O’Briens the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has put together an online handicapping contest...read on

Peck Sings Ontario’s Praises

January 23, 2017:

“The government does subsidize now but it is not an insignificant amount and it has two of the very best racing surfaces in all of North America — Mohawk and Woodbine Racetracks. These are (good) tracks … to race young horses on, and that matters."...read on

SC Annual Members Meeting Details

January 20, 2017:

Standardbred Canada members are invited to attend the SC Annual Meeting of Members....read on

Over The Hill To Bad Angel

January 23, 2017:

Bad Angel, handled by Tom Jackson, desperately seeking some racing room when it counted, found some in the final sixteenth to score a narrow victory as the popular “Over-The-Hill Gang” trotting series continued at Pompano Park on Monday night....read on

Trotters Impress In Woodbine Features

January 23, 2017:

A set of high-end conditioned events for trotters highlighted Monday’s card of racing at Woodbine Racetrack, with top honours going to Windsong Magic and A Rod Hall....read on

Hat Trick For Goldstar Badlands

January 23, 2017:

Goldstar Badlands was the last horse to the quarter pole in Monday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap for horse and gelding pacers, but he was the first one to the finish for driver Scott Young....read on

Preferred Score For Atta Boy Dan

January 23, 2017:

Pressured for much of the mile, Atta Boy Dan dug in late and scored a hard-earned victory in Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Nick Boyd On The DL

January 23, 2017:

While playing in a charity hockey tournament over the weekend, Nick 'Ralphie' Boyd scored a goal, but it came at a cost....read on

2017 Living Hall Inductees Unveiled

January 23, 2017:

The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent voting to determine the 2017 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame....read on

Roy O’Hagan Passes

January 23, 2017:

Roy O’Hagan of Hanover, Ont. passed away at the London Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, January 22 at the age of 83....read on

No Woodbine Training This Week

January 23, 2017:

The Mohawk Racetrack race office would like to inform horsepeople that there will be no training available at Woodbine Racetrack this week....read on

Mission Accomplished For Blais

January 23, 2017:

Luc Blais, who has shared in two O'Brien
Awards already as trainer of millionaire trotter Intimidate, says his favourite part of the ceremony is the video highlights of the finalists....read on

Moreau Becoming O'Brien Mainstay

January 22, 2017:

Richard Moreau tried the tuxedo on again this week, just in case. It still fits "not too badly at all," so he won't need a replacement for his fifth consecutive O'Brien Awards gala as a Trainer of the Year finalist....read on

Friedman, Hennessey To Florida Hall

January 23, 2017:

The Florida chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the Hall of Fame inductees and the annual award winners for the 2016 harness racing season....read on

Barbara Brainard Passes

January 23, 2017:

Barbara Brainard, 74, passed away on January 10, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer....read on

Alberta Stallions Eligible In California

January 22, 2017:

With a recent legislative bill passed, the California Sires Stakes committee has approved pacing stallion owners from Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine and Alberta, Canada to register their stallions to the California stakes program, starting with the 2017 breeding season....read on

First French Trotter To Stand In Ireland

January 22, 2017:

Derek and James Delaney of Oakwood Stud in Ireland have announced that they will be standing the French trotter, Rachmaninov Seven, for the 2017 breeding season....read on

Wiggle It Jiggleit Captivates Canada

January 22, 2017:

This year's older pacing horse division captivated the world of harness racing and while one of its key players, Wiggle It Jiggleit, made a limited number of starts in Canada, he still managed to steal the hearts of fans in those appearances with his undeniable talent and charisma to earn an O'Brien Award nomination....read on

Rising Star To Sing At O’Briens

January 22, 2017:

Mason Greer, an up-and-coming rising star in the Canadian music scene, will sing the Canadian and American national anthems at the 2016 O’Brien Awards....read on

Clarification On Rene Allard Stay

January 21, 2017:

The legal firm representing trainer Rene Allard has issued a statement regarding a recent appeal, and subsequent stay, related to a suspension and fine originally issued in Pennsylvania....read on

SC Rewind: Rothmans Stakes (2/2)

January 21, 2017:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith concludes the two-part remembrance of the 1985 Rothman's Summer Series held at Greenwood Raceway in Toronto....read on

Mach Three Euthanized In NZ

January 20, 2017:

It is with profound regret and sadness that Tara Hills Stud in Port Perry, Ont. reports that pacing stallion Mach Three was euthanized Friday morning (January 20) at Alabar Farms in Waiau Pa, New Zealand following a paddock accident....read on

Finalists Excited For The O’Briens

January 20, 2017:

Anticipation is building for this year's O’Brien Awards, to be held on Saturday, January 28 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel. The black-tie gala, presented by Standardbred Canada, will honour the best in Canadian harness racing from the 2016 season. It is the night that fans and industry participants will learn who takes home the prestigious hardware....read on

Coleman On O'Brien Nominations

January 20, 2017:

When multiple O'Brien Award-winning trainer Casie Coleman made the decision to reduce the size of her stable this past year, she didn't anticipate that she would be celebrating at the 2016 O'Briens come awards season....read on

A Pacer To 'Fear' In 2017

January 20, 2017:

“I have turned down huge offers for him as everyone knows how good he was. He races very relaxed and can leave or come off the pace; he is very handy and has an effortless gait. That's why Dave (Miller) likes him so well."...read on

Brandon Campbell Chooses Wisely

January 19, 2017:

“I struggled through most of my life but it’s all coming together now...The ups are finally paying for all the downs.”...read on

Ira Fisher Sr. Passes

January 19, 2017:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Ira Fisher of Guelph, Ont. has passed away in his 80th year....read on

O'Briens Cap Off Seelster Success

January 19, 2017:

"We take a lot of pride in the horses that we breed and raise and to be recognized as one of two finalists for this award is a great way to cap off a successful season."...read on

A Closer Look At Nova Scotia Racing

January 18, 2017:

What do Junebugs Baby, Fresh Yankee, Bill O'Donnell and Wakizashi Hanover all have in common?...read on

OSAS Announces Stallion Auction

January 18, 2017:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS), now in its 21st year, will once again be conducting a stallion auction this breeding season....read on

From Rideau To The O'Briens

January 18, 2017:

The 2016 O'Brien Award Gala marks the fourth year for the Future Star Award and this year’s nominees, Brett MacDonald, 20, of Embrun, Ont., and Louis-Philippe Roy, 27, of Mont-Joli, Que., are no strangers to one another....read on

Ontario's Wagering Data Released

January 16, 2017:

As part of Ontario Racing’s commitment to transparency and industry information sharing, Ontario Racing (OR) has collaborated with the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) to reconcile and provide a 10-year overview of Ontario related wagering -- specifically wagering by Ontario customers, and wagering on Ontario product....read on

Hartman, Nifty & Kadabra Magic

January 16, 2017:

While the 2016 season laid out for trotting filly Magic Presto didn't go quite according to plan, the Ontario Sired lass ended her year on a high note that helped propel her close to the top of her divisional standings and into O'Brien Award consideration....read on

Snyder Thrilled Beyond Delight

January 15, 2017:

Jeffrey Snyder has owned multiple O'Brien Award winning horses over his years of involvement in harness racing, and is one of a few that boast owning a Standardbred named Canada's Horse of the Year. But those awards do not take anything away from his nomination in 2016 thanks to the season of freshman pacing colt Beyond Delight....read on

"Dream Come True" For Wellwood

January 13, 2017:

The 2016 O'Brien Awards will be a family affair for the Wellwood-Keeling clan courtesy of three-year-old trotting colt Marion Marauder's dream season in 2016, highlighted by an historic achievement....read on

Atlantic Stallion Registrations Due

January 12, 2017:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association would like to remind stallion owners and lessees that the deadline to register a stallion with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program for the 2017 breeding season, without paying a late fee, is January 31....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

January 11, 2017:

"As 2017 gets underway I want to share with you what Standardbred Canada will be focusing on during the calendar year. Our team and Board of Directors have created a very ambitious, yet doable agenda of goals and action items that we will strive to attain for you this year"...read on / continuer à lire

Outstanding Groom Finalists Announced

January 10, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored for the second consecutive year by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

2017 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 10, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2017 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

McClure On His Dream Season

January 8, 2017:

“It was when I woke up from a nap and saw all these people congratulating me that I went ‘Wow.’”...read on

Meet Your O'Brien Award Emcees

January 7, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo will co-host the 2016 O’Brien Awards on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

No Cam Fella Award Winner For 2016

January 5, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has announced there will not be a 2016 recipient for the Cam Fella Award....read on

Wagering Up In Canada

January 5, 2017:

Data from Standardbred Canada indicates that pari-mutuel wagering on Canadian harness racing increased by 1.97 per cent in 2016, with average per-race handle up by 6.25 per cent....read on

Frank O’Mara Passes; Arrangements Set

January 4, 2017:

Gerald Francis O’Mara, known for seven decades around the harness racing world as 'Frank,' passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017....read on

2016 Media Award Finalists Announced

January 4, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Media Excellence Awards, sponsored by Ontario Racing....read on

Open Letter To SC's Ontario Members

December 19, 2016:

The following is an open letter penned by Dan Gall, Standardbred Canada's President & CEO, to the organization's Ontario-based members....read on

Up To Date With '17 Eligibility Fees?

December 5, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2017 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2017....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

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


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