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The Unsung Heroes

March 30, 2021:

"In harness racing it’s the grooms that we usually call the unsung heroes, and it’s often true that they don’t get enough credit"....read on / continuer à lire

O'Brien Winners Blossoming For Blais

February 26, 2021:

With two of his rising sophomores coming back from O'Brien Award-winning campaigns and a Hambletonian champion likewise poised to return, trainer Luc Blais has high hopes for his trotting stable in the upcoming 2021 season....read on

The Beatsons' Year To Remember

February 20, 2021:

Kenn Beatson recalls racing with father Don at a number of southwestern Ontario racetracks that no longer exist, against people no longer in the business. But after years of modest success on Ontario's B tracks, with the occasional campaigner sent to test the best on the Ontario Jockey Club circuit, the Beatsons can now lay claim to owning and racing the best....read on

Gillis Gets The Gold With Hey Livvy

February 13, 2021:

"The talent you can spot from an airplane. Besides that, she has a very pure gait—I say as pure as the driven snow. You could put four different shoes on her on sideways and she’ll trot. That’s a big part of it. With her, it’s all about her mind. It’s all go all the time, there’s no middle ground with her."...read on

Overwhelmed With O'Brien Emotion

February 11, 2021:

Ask anyone involved in harness racing, and they will all agree that there's nothing like the feeling of winning. Owner Gerry Haggerty experienced his fair share of thrills over 2020 courtesy trotter Perfetto, but those victories didn't prepare him for what it would feel like to win an O'Brien Award....read on

Emerging From Beyond The Shadow

February 10, 2021:

Just over a decade ago, Shadow Play took his Maritime connections on a ride of a lifetime while earning over a million dollars in the process. Now several years into his stallion career, the same connections have campaigned four Shadow Play offspring to O’Brien Award titles -- the latest name on the register being Lawless Shadow....read on

Walkers Win With Home Cooking

February 8, 2021:

Brenda and Paul Walker had landed themselves in consideration for an O’Brien Award a homebred before, but to be in the position to receive a nomination again -- let alone win -- was an absolute shock....read on

How Hoerdt Won The West

February 7, 2021:

Two-time O'Brien Award of Horsemanship winner Kelly Hoerdt knows one thing for sure: success is truly a team effort....read on

'Doc' Dominates The O'Brien Awards

February 7, 2021:

"I’m very happy that the horses get recognized by getting nominated. And if they happen to pick up an award in the meantime then it’s just a bonus to me. The topping on the cake, if you like, to what’s been a wonderful season for us."...read on

A Lot To Love About Lauras Love

February 6, 2021:

"She's really gutsy, she just lays it on the line every start and she's so determined to get to the wire."...read on

McClure On His Marvelous 2020

February 5, 2021:

There is one thing Bob McClure wishes he was better at, but it's not cooking and it's definitely not driving....read on

Boots & Bling Contest Winners

February 4, 2021:

Each year, guests at the O’Brien Awards go all out with their wardrobe for the annual Black-Tie Gala, and the virtual event this year was no exception....read on

O'Briens Voting Results Released

February 3, 2021:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2020 O'Brien Awards....read on

Virtual O'Brien Awards In Photos

February 2, 2021:

Standardbred Canada has assembled a collection of photos from the 2020 O'Brien Awards weekend, with some taken at the VIP Gala at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park and some via the Virtual Online Photo Gallery, sponsored by OnTrack Media & Entertainment....read on

Ratchford Elated With Century Farroh

February 2, 2021:

While harness racing headlines are typically dominated by three-year-old Standardbreds, four-year-old Century Farroh has more than earned his share of the spotlight, most recently being named Canada's Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year at Sunday's (Jan. 31) virtual O'Brien Awards....read on


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