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A Message From SC's Chair

October 25, 2019:

Welcome everyone from around the world to Woodbine Mohawk Park! We are all wishing for an outstanding weekend to the Best of the Best....read on

Horner Elected New SC Chair

February 2, 2019:

On Saturday, February 2, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2019....read on

Local Reaction To Western Fair Situation

January 13, 2019:

In light of Gateway Casinos’ announcement that it has leased land for development elsewhere in London, Ont., the CBC has taken a trip to The Raceway at Western Fair District to discuss the topic of gaming potentially leaving the stalwart harness facility....read on

Horner Calls For Government Support

January 3, 2019:

Horsepeople in southwestern Ontario are being encouraged to contact their local MPPs and politicians of all levels to express a message of urgency regarding the future of harness racing at The Raceway at Western Fair District. Horseman Mark Horner is sharing his own letter, addressed to Premier Doug Ford...read on

'Joy'-Filled Season For Horner

February 2, 2018:

Despite a winless freshman campaign, The Joy Luck Club blossomed into a champion filly at three, capturing the $225,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final at Mohawk to cap a 14-win season. And for Mark Horner, the journey of his homebred from troubled beginnings on the racetrack to an O’Brien Award nomination has been a dream come true....read on

Western Fair Discussions Continue

November 13, 2017:

The London Free Press has published an article about the ongoing discussions in regard to future gaming and potential expansion at the Western Fair District....read on

Early Patience Paying Dividends

October 2, 2017:

“We really focused on preparing her for a lifetime of racing. It was about doing the right thing and ensuring she developed in the right way. People speak of the fact she didn’t win in 10 starts (last year as a juvenile), but we loved her at two.”...read on

Colville Re-Elected As SC Chair

January 28, 2017:

On Friday, January 27, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers & Executive Committee for 2017....read on

Button Up A Life Changer

September 13, 2016:

“I think like all great horses, he had the will to compete and win and he was tough as nails. He had great gate speed and was sound for a lot of years.”...read on

Button Up Retired

June 2, 2016:

Button Up, one of the most recognizable names in Ontario harness racing over the past decade, has officially hung up his horse shoes at age 13....read on

Meeting Attendance Encouraged

February 5, 2016:

Via release, the four horsepeople behind a polarizing proposal for the Ontario horse racing industry have stated that they are cautiously optimistic about upcoming information sessions that have been announced by a new entity that goes by the name of the Ontario Racing Association....read on

Western Fair Ready To Kick Off Meet

October 5, 2015:

Trainer Mark Horner of St Marys, Ont. has said that he and other horsepeople are hoping The Raceway at The Western Fair District’s 2015-16 live racing meet can build on momentum achieved last season when overall and per-race wagering were up nearly 20 per cent....read on

‘Looooooooooou’ Turning Heads

November 27, 2013:

Mark Horner is the first to admit that he’s not a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, but when he hears the name Franceschetti, he can’t help but get excited....read on

O'Brien Winner Doesn't "Knee"d Surgery

April 3, 2012:

While most champion four-year-olds are either occupied in the breeding shed or prepping for the upcoming stakes season, Up The Credit is earning a little extra credit doing double duty this spring...read on

Horner Readying Three For Clinton Test

September 1, 2010:

Mark Horner will harness three starters in Sunday’s two-year-old pacing filly Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event at Clinton Raceway, and the pragmatic trainer says two are still works in progress, while the other is...read on


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