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2016 O’Brien Voting Results

January 31, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2016 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

O'Briens Affirm Industry Importance

January 31, 2017:

A number of officials from across Ontario were on hand for the 2016 O'Brien Awards, and had nothing but praise for the industry and the black tie awards gala....read on

Patience Pays Off For Filion

January 31, 2017:

"He always taught me to be patient with young horses and if they're any good they're going to pay you back. That's what I've learned and that's how I've tried to drive young horses."...read on

2016 O'Brien Award Photos

January 30, 2017:

The best in Canadian harness racing was honoured at the 2016 O'Brien Awards on Saturday night, and to honour those involved our first batch of photos from Saturday have now been posted online....read on

Connections Reflect On Betting Line

January 29, 2017:

"He won 14 out of 15 races; that's hard to do at any level of racing let alone to do it at the top level of racing so I think his consistency and grit in gunning down the stretch, even when sometimes he was many lengths out of it turning for home, are his greatest contribution [to Canadian harness racing]. I think he represented the Ontario breed well, obviously in the United States as well."...read on

2016 O'Brien Award Winners

January 28, 2017:

On Saturday, January 28, Standardbred Canada announced harness racing’s national champions at the 2016 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

Live 2016 O'Brien Awards Coverage

January 28, 2017:

The 28th edition of the O’Brien Awards took place on Saturday, January 28. Check out dozens of photos and short videos taken during our live coverage....read on

Trotter Finds Winning 'Rhythm'

January 28, 2017:

Many horses have a difficult time adjusting to racing as four-year-olds. So to compile an O'Brien Award-worthy campaign at four is noteworthy. It's even more notable when that four-year-old steps up with an 11-race win streak after a less-than-stellar sophomore season....read on

‘Q & A’ With Bob McClure

January 27, 2017:

How much do you know about O’Brien Award finalist Bob McClure? You know he was Canada’s dash-winning driver in 2016, but what do you know about the rising star off the track. Now, the Guelph Mercury wants to give you some of the background info on the 26-year-old via a quick question and answer session....read on

"Winning Never Gets Old"

January 27, 2017:

Rick Zeron can boast a streak of success that predates the black tie gala he'll be attending Saturday night as the longtime trainer-driver is a finalist in three categories at the 2016 O'Brien Awards....read on

This 'Seven' Is Closer To A 10

January 26, 2017:

Owner Allan Smith has owned a number of solid racehorses, but none have taken him to the O'Brien Awards. That was until he got the call to notify him that Seven And Seven was a finalist as Canada's Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year....read on

Filion's Dominance Continues

January 26, 2017:

While he comes from a family considered harness racing royalty and has been Canada's top money-earning reinsman for five years running, Sylvain Filion remains as humble as ever as he seeks another Driver of the Year title at Saturday's O'Brien Awards....read on

Owner Has One 'Hill' Of A Year

January 25, 2017:

Most owners would be ecstatic to have one horse named as an O'Brien Award finalist. Tom Hill comes into Saturday night's black tie awards gala with a chance to take home two trophies....read on

Trotter Making Memories For Dion

January 25, 2017:

"He makes all the hours and miles worth it, because it's a lot of both."...read on

Continuing An O'Brien Legacy

January 24, 2017:

A third generation O'Brien Award winner, Solar Sister is in the running to add to her family's legacy as a finalist once again for the 2016 edition of the annual gala honouring Canada's harness racing stars....read on


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