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March 2018

  • Trot Feature: Ottawa Rideau Canal

    A Triumphant Return

    Forty years after ice racing began its magical run on Ottawa’s Rideau Canal, Bill Galvin set out to replicate what he was able to do in the late 1970s, and bring back the long-lost tradition. While Galvin may have run into some new roadblocks in 2018, that didn’t stop the efforts to promote harness racing at one of Canada’s most iconic locations. By Melissa on

  • Trot Feature: Ottawa Rideau Canal

    Un retour triomphal

    Quarante années après le début de la magie des courses sur glace sur le Canal Rideau à Ottawa, Bill Galvin a entrepris de répéter ce qu’il avait pu faire à la fin des années 1970, soit ramener cette tradition depuis longtemps on

  • Woodbine Raetrack

    Memories of Woodbine

    After 25 years of harness racing at Woodbine, March marks the final full month of Standardbred racing at the Toronto-area on

  • Bob McClure

    Family Man

    Over the past couple of years, a lot has changed in the life of Ontario driver, Bob McClure. But as his name rises up the standings on Canada’s top racing circuit, it’s at home where he finds his greatest joy. By Chris on

  • Ownership

    19 Million Dollar Idea

    The year is 1983. A 35-year-old Bob Boni strolls the streets of Manhattan when he’s suddenly struck by an idea. His $19 million brainwave would ultimately make an indelible mark on the history of North American harness racing. By Keith McCalmont on

  • Ruth Reid

    Dedicated Devotion

    For most of her life, Ruth Reid dreamed about owning a horse. After several decades, now in her mid-80s, she has found a Standardbred companion well worth waiting for. By Melissa Keith on

  • Post Time

    Post Time with Dan Gall

    We have had quite a quick start to 2018 which so far has included our first Board meeting of the year, the Annual General Meeting for our members, the 29th annual O’Brien Awards and a very special announcement that Standardbred Canada made to the on

  • The View

    We were younger then. Take me back to when...

    The final full month of harness racing at Woodbine Racetrack is upon us, and it’s not coming and going for me as easily as I might have on

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