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Canadian MacDonald Pads WDC Lead

Canadian James MacDonald padded his tournament lead with some crafty driving in Wednesday night’s (August 16) second of four World Driving Championship (WDC) races at Hippodrome 3R in Québec, negotiating traffic and lifting late with Federal Strike ($6.10) from post 11. Trot Insider will be providing coverage of the penultimate leg of the tournament featuring 11 of the top harness racing drivers from around the globe....read on

World Trotting Conference: “Investing In Our Future”

The first full day of the 25th annual World Trotting Conference took place on Tuesday, August 15 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island....read on

WDC Day 3 Video Recap

The third leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship is now in the books. You now have the ability to go behind the scenes and see what was going on during the competition's second full day in Ontario....read on

MacDonald Reclaims WDC Lead

Canadian driver James MacDonald propelled himself back to the top of the 2017 World Driving Championship standings, overtaking Finland’s Mika Forss after winning two of Tuesday night’s (August 15) five tournament races at Georgian Downs in Innisfil, Ont....read on

Charlottetown WDC Leg Set

Fields are now set for the fifth leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship, which will take place on Friday, August 18 at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island....read on

WTC Day 1 Video Recap

The 2017 World Trotting Conference kicked off on Monday, August 14, and a video recap of the day’s events is now available for viewing....read on

WDC Day 2 Video Recap

Go behind the scenes with the 2017 World Driving Championship during the competition's first full day in Ontario....read on

World Trotting Conference Kicks Off

The 25th annual World Trotting Conference arrived in Charlottetown, PEI on Monday, August 14....read on

Forss Dominates Second WDC Leg

Finland's Mika Forss took the lead in the 2017 World Driving Championship standings with three straight victories in the second leg of the competition on Monday evening (August 14) at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont....read on

Georgian 2017 WDC Leg Set

Fields are now set for the third leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship, set for Tuesday, August 15 at Georgian Downs in Innisfil, Ontario....read on

Hippodrome 3R's WDC Leg Set

Fields are now set for the fourth leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship, set for Wednesday, August 16 at Hippodrome 3R in Trois-Rivières, Quebec....read on

WDC Day 1 Video Recap

The first leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship is in the books with North American reinsmen having claimed the top two spots....read on

Miller Leads After WDC's Opening Leg

The United States' Marcus Miller emerged with the early lead in the standings after driving a pair of winners during the 2017 World Driving Championship opener on Saturday, August 12 at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino in Calgary, Alta. while Canada's James MacDonald also doubled up to finish the five-race leg in second-place....read on

International Wagering On The WDC

For the first time ever, five Canadian racetracks will be broadcast globally, over the span of one week, to thousands of betting outlets on the other side of the world....read on

Jamieson, MacDonald Talk WDC

In advance of Saturday's first leg of the World Driving Championship, Trot Insider sat down with Canada's 2017 representative and a two-time world driving champion....read on

Graham’s Ready To Get It On

There is no doubt that reinsman Shane Graham is excited to be heading to Canada to contest the 2017 World Driving Championship and see the country. “It’s all starting to sink in now. The countdown has gone from being a couple of months, which seemed like ages away, to a few weeks, and now it’s here.”...read on

Major To Deliver Keynote

On Wednesday, August 16, the 2017 World Trotting Conference Symposium will kick off in Charlottetown, PEI, and Jean Major, Chief Executive Officer of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, will headline the strong agenda of speakers....read on

MacDonald Receives Canadian Colours

James MacDonald was presented with the official Canadian driving colours for the upcoming 2017 World Driving Championship (WDC) trackside at Grand River Raceway on Industry Day (Monday, August 7)…read on

Miller Presented With WDC Colours

The United States’ representative to the 2017 World Driving Championship in Canada, Marcus Miller, officially received his driving colours Saturday (Aug. 5) from USTA President Russell Williams....read on

A Brave New World

The world of gaming is changing for a new generation of tech-savvy customers. How can horse racing reinvent the way we wager to meet the demands of the next generation?...read on

It’s A Small World After All

As the harness racing product expands its reach, a number of experts will discuss international simulcasting during the second day of the 2017 World Trotting Conference Symposium....read on

Purse Increases For WDC Legs

With the 2017 World Driving Championship set to kick off next Saturday (August 12) at Century Downs in Alberta, the five host tracks would like to advise local horsemen on some important information....read on

MacDonald To Represent Canada

Standardbred Canada today (August 2) announced that James MacDonald will represent Canada in the upcoming 2017 World Driving Championship, taking place from August 12 to August 18 at racetracks across the country....read on

Fractional Ownership To Take Centre Stage

When Paul Ryneveld, general manager of Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, talks about fractional ownership at the upcoming World Trotting Conference Symposium, he will have at least 87 reasons to be optimistic. That’s the number of owners who participated in the Century Downs Racing Club, in Alberta, in its first year....read on

Marketing In WTC Spotlight

What happens when some of harness racing's brightest minds congregate to pitch ideas to market our sport?...read on

World Class Symposium Roster Unveiled

The list of speakers and participants slated to appear and discuss harness racing at the 2017 World Trotting Conference features some of the sport's most prominent individuals discussing a wide range of timely and important topics....read on

Fan Designs WDC Driving Colours

Harness Racing New Zealand and the NZ Racing Board coordinated a competition where kids designed and coloured in a set of colours for Dexter Dunn, defending World Driving Champion, to wear in the 2017 WDC hosted here in Canada in August....read on

Website For World Driving Championship/World Trotting Conference Launched

Today, Standardbred Canada launched the website for the 2017 World Trotting Conference and World Driving Championship, to be hosted in Canada this August....read on

Drivers Advance To Worlds In 2017

Along with news that Sweden's Bjorn Goop would be making an appearance in this weekend's Hambletonian, the driving star now has the opportunity -- along with five others -- to race in Canada in 2017....read on

World Trotting Conference To PEI In 2017

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that the 2017 World Trotting Conference will be held in Charlottetown, P.E.I. from August 14-19, 2017....read on

World 2017 Schedule

Date Leg # Place
Aug 12 Leg #1 Century Downs
Aug. 14 Leg #2 Mohawk Racetrack
Aug. 15 Leg #3 Georgian Downs
Aug. 16 Leg #4 Hippodrome 3R
Aug. 18 Leg #5 Red Shores Racetrack & Casino
at Charlottetown Driving Park
 
 

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