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Seventy-One Qualified For The WHHC

April 4, 2019:

Seventy-one players have qualified into the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship, which will be presented by DerbyWars on April 13....read on

In This Together

December 24, 2018:

"Our lives are inundated with shiny things. Commercials tell us what we should want. A bigger car. A nicer house. A better body. Store windows shout out at us, convincing us how great we'd look in that new outfit, or how much better life would be with that new smartphone."...read on / continuer à lire

2019 Hall Of Fame Noms Open; Update To Driver/Trainer Category

December 17, 2018:

After a recent meeting of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Board of Directors, the CHRHF has announced changes to the Nomination and Election Committees, and updates to the Standardbred Driver/Trainer category....read on

Reflecting On Literary Derby Success

November 21, 2018:

From the very date of its birth and announcement to the media on April 3, 2018, the Youth Literary Derby captured the imagination and strong support of the Ontario harness racing community and the provincial school system....read on

Standardbred Canada Resets Focus

November 9, 2018:

Based upon input and consultation, Standardbred Canada CEO/President Dan Gall has announced realignment of its operating departments....read on

Youth Literary Derby Crowns Winners

October 9, 2018:

October 6 was ‘graduation day’ for a quartet of young Ontario students, as they stepped up to the podium at Woodbine Mohawk Park to receive accolades and prizes for their literary accomplishments in the $2,000 Youth Literary Derby, sponsored by St. Catharines, Ont. horseman and construction magnate Tom Rankin....read on

Kaplan Unveiled As New Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame President

May 17, 2018:

A capacity crowd of racing industry supporters, Hall of Fame-honoured members and incoming inductees were expertly guided through a jam-packed agenda by Master of Ceremonies and CHRHF-honoured member Jim Bannon during Wednesday evening’s (May 16) annual Hall of Fame President’s Reception....read on

Rules Committee Making Progress

April 30, 2018:

As part of Standardbred Canada's industry-wide initiative to move toward a common rule book for Canadian harness racing, regulators from across the country will meet in Toronto this week....read on

Standardbred Canada Facilitates Industry Media Task Force

February 28, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has been working with industry media professionals to identify and develop plans to assist in the promotion of harness racing by leveraging their expertise....read on

Happy 250 From The Plains Of Abraham!

July 2, 2017:

Fireworks lit up the sky of Quebec City as thousands gathered on the Plains of Abraham on Saturday to celebrate Canada's birthday....read on

Canadian Harness Racing: The First Race

July 1, 2017:

July 1, 2017: Here I am, in a sewer beneath old Montreal. For real....read on

Good Morning From Blue Bonnets

July 1, 2017:

It's July 1, 2017: I'm standing in the winner's circle at Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal. I look up at thousands of seats in the grandstand and try to imagine this place on its biggest day....read on

Farewell: Signs From Hervé

June 30, 2017:

On the eve of the 250th Anniversary of horse racing, the great Hervé Filion was today laid to rest in Gatineau, Quebec. And, in truly remarkable ways, his presence was felt...read on

On The Road: Horse Racing 250

June 30, 2017:

Over the Canada Day weekend, TROT editor, Darryl Kaplan, will take us on a journey, paying tribute to the origins of horse racing in Canada....read on

Lawson On Year-Round Mohawk Racing

April 7, 2016:

Woodbine Entertainment Group officials let it be known last fall that the organization was considering the idea of conducting live Standardbred racing at Mohawk Racetrack year-round. The organization’s CEO, Jim Lawson, has discussed the idea this week, and has outlined some of the key commitments that would be needed in order to make it happen....read on


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