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Marino Enjoying Life And Success

July 23, 2016:

"After the accident, I wasn't even sure if I was going to get back to driving again or if I could even do it again physically."...read on

Rewind: Remembering Roger White

July 23, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls the glory days of harness racing in Montreal and remembers one of the great horsemen of that era and also one of his principle owners. Together they formed a top notch stable that was very successful for a long period of time despite the high level of competition....read on

Eye-Catching Mile By $250,000 Yearling

July 23, 2016:

The penultimate edition of Breakfast With The Babies got underway at 9:00 a.m. on a pleasantly hot morning with a considerable cross track breeze....read on

Noone To Depend On Leads Fillies; O'Sullivan Celebrates Milestone

July 22, 2016:

Six divisions of sophomore pacing fillies battled at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening (July 22) and Noone To Depend On captured her second Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots trophy to retain control of top spot in the division standings....read on

Personal Belongings Reported Missing

July 23, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that some personal belongings have been reported missing from Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday night (July 21)....read on

'Mademoiselle' & Hennessy Pile Up Wins

July 23, 2016:

Mademoiselle Paris is the winningest horse of the year at Saratoga Casino Hotel thus far in 2016 and the claiming pacer added to her win total on Friday night (July 22)....read on

Campbell Schools Kindergarten Foes

July 23, 2016:

As the all-time driver earnings leader in harness racing history, John Campbell has guided and won with many favourites. But Friday night (July 22) at The Meadowlands in the Kindergarten Series for two-year-olds, he made his fans jump for joy after steering two longshots to the winner’s circle....read on

Freshman Fillies Back In Illinois Spotlight

July 22, 2016:

On another warm evening (Friday, July 22) in the Chicagoland area, three divisions of leg three of the Incredible Tillie Stakes were contested at Hawthorne Race Course. The Incredible Tillie is for Illinois-bred two-year-old filly pacers....read on

Givenupdreaming Sets Bangor Record

July 22, 2016:

Givenupdreaming shattered the track record at Bangor Raceway with a dominating five and three-quarter length victory in the 23rd edition of the $22,500 Paul Bunyan Invitational Pace on Friday evening (July 22)....read on

Analyze Rallies For Open Victory

July 22, 2016:

Yonkers invader Analyze ($7.10) made a three-wide push on the far turn en route to a going-away victory in Friday (July 22) evening's featured $11,000 Mares Open 1 Pace at Tioga Downs, capping a driving grand slam for Mike Merton....read on

Looney Dune Tops Vernon Distaffers

July 22, 2016:

Ellen McNeil's Looney Dune ($7.10) made all the pace in her 1:51 triumph over five rivals in Friday (July 22) evening's $7,500 Mares Miracle Mile Pace at Vernon Downs....read on

Regil Elektra Prevails In Mares Open

July 22, 2016:

Regil Elektra (Mark MacDonald, $26.80) found a late lane Friday night (July 22), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Lutetium Wires Buffalo Open Trotters

July 22, 2016:

It was another typical victory for Lutetium as the nine-year-old gelding went wire-to-wire in a seasonal-best 1:57 to post an easy three and three-quarter length decision over J A T O in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Trot on Friday night (July 22)....read on

Can Veteran Continue Dresden Streak?

July 22, 2016:

Magnum Seelster is hoping to stay red hot at the local oval as he is in search of his fifth straight win in a row. The 11-year-old Intrepid Seelster gelding has shown great favour to Dresden Raceway this season with five wins and a second in six starts, including taking first prize in his last four races....read on

Freshmen Featured In Alberta Stakes

July 22, 2016:

Two-year-old pacing fillies and colts will get their first taste of stakes action at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino this weekend in the Emerald Filly Stakes and the inaugural Century Bets stakes....read on

Trainer Tunes Out Drama, Noise

July 22, 2016:

"I really try to just stay off social media at this point. I don’t read a bunch of stuff. I need to focus on my horses, not what everybody else is doing. I really just try to zone in and let the external noise figure itself out."...read on

Improving Filly's Form Just A 'Fad'?

July 22, 2016:

With just a week before the eliminations for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, Broadway Donna and All The Time have emerged as the top contenders to capture one of the most treasured prizes in harness racing for three-year-old fillies, but there is a lass in the Empire State that might very well travel to New Jersey to stake her claim to divisional honours....read on

Bring A Friend Winners Announced

July 22, 2016:

In conjunction with the successful Bring A Friend promotion that took place across Canada last weekend, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club planned a contest giving industry participants and their guests an opportunity to win some great prizes....read on

Burke Relieves The Pressure

July 22, 2016:

Ron Burke trains six of the 12 starters for Saturday’s (July 23) eliminations for the 50th edition of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows. It goes without saying that there is stress involved. Burke has found a way to relieve the pressure leading up to the weekend card....read on

‘Battle’ Eliminations Drawn

July 22, 2016:

This coming Monday night (July 25), a total of 16 colts and 20 fillies will vie for a spot on the centre stage of Grand River Raceway’s marquee event, Industry Day....read on

Betting Line Is The Boss

July 22, 2016:

As a racehorse, Betting Line plays second fiddle to nobody. The Casie Coleman trainee has a mind of his own. But with team work and lots of patience from groom Paige Austin, the three-year-old could be unstoppable....read on / continuer à lire

Bathe, Scrape, Repeat

July 22, 2016:

Bathing horses is second nature to most in the harness racing business but there are a few things to keep in mind during times of hot and humid weather conditions....read on

Red Shores’ Weekend All Set

July 22, 2016:

This weekend’s programs of live racing on P.E.I. are all set to go, as Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway will each be hosting live cards....read on

Salive Back To Kawartha Saturday

July 22, 2016:

Kawartha Downs’ race fans will have their last opportunity to hear legendary announcer Frank Salive this Saturday night....read on

Stakes Galore Sunday At 3R

July 22, 2016:

Two and three-year-old pacing colts and fillies headline six stakes races at the Hippodrome 3R this Sunday afternoon (July 24)....read on

Top Mares To Clash At Truro Saturday

July 22, 2016:

The Standardbred Canada co-sponsored Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series will continue Saturday (July 23) at Truro Raceway, as a field of eight has been drawn to face the starting gate and duke it out for a $6,040 purse....read on

Scholarships Awarded In Pennsylvania

July 22, 2016:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has announced the winners of its 2016 collegiate scholarships....read on

Summer Ad Blitz In Pennsylvania

July 22, 2016:

To help celebrate its 10th anniversary season, the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association has partnered with Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack on an extensive ad blitz aimed at boosting awareness of the racing product and spurring attendance during the crucial summer months....read on

Well-Bred Rookies Head To Kindergarten

July 22, 2016:

The Kindergarten Classic for pacers kicks off on Saturday, July 23 at The Meadowlands with a pair of colts divisions and a single split for the fairer sex....read on

Hoosier Adds Series To Dan Patch Card

July 21, 2016:

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino announced the addition of 12 overnight series and special overnight races to complement Indiana’s most prestigious pacing race, the Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, August 12. With an estimated purse of $300,000, The Dan Patch Stakes will serve as Indiana’s richest harness race and will now be supported by an all-star, 14-race card that includes overnight series action....read on

Resolve Preps For International Trot

July 21, 2016:

In theory, it’s an Open Handicap. For Resolve, it’s also an audition.

The millionaire trotter makes a rare Yonkers Raceway appearance Saturday night, remanded outside of his six rivals in the $45,000 Open Handicap....read on

‘Jiggleit’ Defeat Could Be ‘Legendary’

July 21, 2016:

“He may be one run short, but he won’t be far away. I didn’t completely give him off (since the end of May). I just sort of took it easy for a while because he’s not staked to anything this year.”...read on

“He’s Certainly Not A Kid’s Horse”

July 21, 2016:

Gord Brown earns his commission each time he climbs into the sulky behind the trotter Ken Kan Win, who will be vying for his third straight victory this Saturday night (July 23) at Kawartha Downs....read on

Mister Herbie's Road To Recovery

July 21, 2016:

Four years after making Canadian harness racing history, Mister Herbie is another step closer to an on-track return....read on

Accomplished, Sharp And Ready

July 21, 2016:

Of the 12 competitors in the 50th edition of the $450,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows, Racing Hill may have the strongest credentials....read on

Brian Hodgson Passes

July 21, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Brian Hodgson of Woodstock, Ont. passed away on Wednesday, July 20 at the age of 64....read on

The Hambo Invades Times Square

July 21, 2016:

The Hambletonian is taking on the bright lights of the big city....read on

Googoo Gaagaa Frozen Semen Available

July 21, 2016:

World Champion Googoo Gaagaa has joined fellow World Champion Muscle Hill and Muscle Hill’s stakes winning son EL Titan on the Southwind Farms' roster of stallions whose frozen semen is available for European and Southern Hemisphere export....read on

Tussle Set For Zweig Main Event

July 21, 2016:

Bar Hopping and Trolley, the respective runner-ups in the Stanley Dancer and Earl Beal Memorial, are set to square off in the $300,000 ‘main event’ of the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial stakes, which will take place this Sunday evening (July 24) at Vernon Downs....read on

Robert Reid Passes

July 21, 2016:

Robert B. Reid, 75, of Mansfield, Ohio, passed away on Monday, July 18 in Parry Sound, Ont....read on

Truex Will Present Hambo Trophy

July 21, 2016:

As the driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Martin Truex Jr. knows all about horsepower. But on Saturday, August 6, the Daytona 500 runner-up will experience a new brand of horsepower....read on

Ben Stafford Jr. Memorial Tournament

July 21, 2016:

The longtime racing couple Tina and George Dennis, of Delaware, generously give their time every year to host a golf outing to benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF). It is more than fitting to honour the late Ben Stafford Jr. by having the event bear his name, in his memory, to benefit the horses he loved....read on

Revamped Batavia Ready For Meet

July 21, 2016:

A new era will get underway at America’s oldest lighted harness track this coming Monday (July 25) when Batavia Downs will raise the curtain on its 70th season of live harness racing....read on

Looking To ‘Rip’ An Upset

July 20, 2016:

“It was kind of a fluke that we got him. It was pouring down rain and a lot of people had already cleared out. Mike Palone was leaving the sale and as he was walking out he saw this horse walking into the ring. He decided to stick around; the horse looked so good he needed to bid on him.”...read on

Hall Of Fame Tickets Going Fast

July 20, 2016:

The 40th Anniversary Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday, August 3 promises to be an evening of celebration....read on

As Good As The World's Best?

July 20, 2016:

"They are very, very good horses, especially [Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit], but our horse is just as good. I have no doubt about that."...read on

Bring A Friend In The Books

July 20, 2016:

This past weekend Canadian harness racing expanded its fan base by hundreds as a result of the fourth annual Bring A Friend National Challenge....read on

Dream Of Glory Elims Set

July 19, 2016:

The connections of 16 Ontario-sired trotters have entered their charges to contest the 15th annual Dream Of Glory Trot at Hanover Raceway. A pair of $12,000 eliminations have been drawn and will be the focal points during the track’s program of racing this Saturday evening (July 23)....read on

Dr. Charlene Ratchford Passes

July 19, 2016:

Dr. Charlene Ratchford, 45, passed away on Friday, July 15 after a brief illness with cancer....read on

John Ferguson Passes

July 19, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred racehorse owner John Ferguson of Belleville, Ont. has passed away....read on

National Driving Championship Field

July 19, 2016:

The field for the 2016 National Driving Championship is now confirmed as the Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship held this past Tuesday (July 12) at Hippodrome 3R determined the final two drivers....read on

Gearing Up For Industry Day 26

July 18, 2016:

Grand River Raceway’s 26th annual Industry Day Celebration is just around the corner, and the event esteems to be one of the best days of the summer for harness racing fans....read on

Atlantic Bursary Winners Announced

July 18, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the winners for the 2016 Atlantic Bursary program. Each student will receive a $1,000 bursary towards their post secondary education for the 2016-2017 academic term....read on

Harry Harvey Passes

July 17, 2016:

Harry Harvey, the Vermont-born son of a dairy farmer who trained and drove Albatross, one of harness racing’s most important sires, died on Sunday (July 17) at the age of 92 after a long battle with old age....read on

A True Love Of The Game

July 17, 2016:

Sports fans across Canada knew John Ferguson as a multiple-time Stanley Cup winner who was highly respected in hockey circles. To his family and those who knew Ferguson, they knew that it was the horse that was his true passion in life....read on

SC Rewind: 100 Years At Greenwood

July 16, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith turns the calendar back to 1975 when Greenwood Raceway -- sometimes referred to as "The Downtown Track" -- celebrated its 100th Birthday. He traces the track's founding and early history with much of the emphasis on the years when harness racing was held there. A number of old and interesting photographs are displayed....read on

Driving Championship Photos Added

July 13, 2016:

Trot Insider has posted photos from Tuesday night's Quebec-Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship at Hippodrome 3R where drivers Guy Gagnon and Brett MacDonald advanced to the National Driving Championship....read on

Details On OSAS Golf Tournament

July 12, 2016:

The date has been set and registration is now open for the 19th annual OSAS Charity Golf Tournament, supporting the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society....read on

July's Zoom: Friends At The Races

July 12, 2016:

Are you planning on bringing your friends out to the races for the annual Bring A Friend event? Well, don’t forget your smartphones and cameras because the Fan Club wants to see how much fun you and your friends have!...read on

Seeking Answers On Purses

July 8, 2016:

"There is a province-wide underpayment of several million dollars, money that is desperately needed by horsemen and owners. This money is ours."....read on

Canadian Purse Cheque News

July 6, 2016:

Seeing as though there is uncertainty in regard to the services of Canada Post at this time, multiple entities within the horse racing industry have issued releases explaining their contingency plans if a work stoppage does in fact occur....read on

The Power Of One

July 3, 2016:

What is the value of one young person caring about harness racing?....read on / continuer à lire

Fantasy Stable Results Online

June 28, 2016:

Statistics and results for the 2016 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest are now online and will be updated daily!....read on

2016 Stallion Reports

June 28, 2016:

Once again this year, the Reports of Mares Bred (stallion reports) will not be mailed....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

June 24, 2016:

The 2016 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....read on

One-On-One With Dan Gall

June 23, 2016:

"I think that the challenge here is enormous and I think this a very rare and unique opportunity."...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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