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Hey Livvy Is Worth The Wait

January 17, 2021:

One of the best character traits any horseperson can possess has to be patience. It certainly came in handy for the management of the talented yet temperamental trotting mare, Hey Livvy....read on

Show Us Your Boots & Bling Contest

January 17, 2021:

Each year, guests at the O’Brien Awards go all out for their wardrobe for the annual Black-Tie Gala. With the event being virtual this year, organizers are still encouraging finalists and guests to dress up according to the Boots & Bling theme to get into the spirit of the event, and they've some extra incentive....read on

Major Custard Cuts The Mustard

January 16, 2021:

Harness racing's top performers from Western Canada can sometimes end up lost in the shuffle of headlines dominated by the best of Eastern Canada. But, by virtue of a 15-win season, Major Custard made a major name for himself from coast to coast — and rightfully so....read on

Four Generations Of Champions

January 15, 2021:

Not many fillies can become the fourth female in the family to win an O'Brien Award, but then again few fillies come to the races with the pedigree of Caviart Audrey....read on

Spencer To Host Virtual Red Carpet

January 15, 2021:

Standardbred Canada will present the Virtual O’Brien Awards Gala on Sunday, January 31 and the evening will kick off with the Red-Carpet Show, hosted for the fourth consecutive year by Kelly Spencer....read on

McClure Goes 'Prime Time' In 2020

January 14, 2021:

After spending much of the past decade grinding things out at Ontario's Signature racetracks, Bob McClure has truly earned his way into Canadian harness racing's "prime time" over the last few seasons....read on

Outstanding Groom Finalists Announced

January 14, 2021:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Outstanding Groom Award....read on

Bulldog Hanover 'A Pleasant Surprise'

January 13, 2021:

While 'glamour boy' Beaumond Hanover was the source of most of trainer Jack Darling's headlines last year, it turns out a two-year-old colt that was initially a bit of an afterthought ended up being the one to give the veteran conditioner a finalist for the 2020 O'Brien Awards....read on

Terrific Trifecta Of Takter Trainees

January 12, 2021:

Heading into awards season, very few participants in the harness racing industry can state definitively that they'll be collecting hardware in the next few weeks. Nancy Takter is one of the exceptions to that rule....read on

Reminder: Send In Video Greetings!

January 12, 2021:

Don’t forget to send in your video messages that congratulate or wish the O’Brien Award Finalists good luck!...read on

Hoerdt Humbled By Horsemanship Nod

January 11, 2021:

While 2020 was without a doubt an extraordinary year, horseman Kelly Hoerdt’s success on track was nothing out of the ordinary....read on

Walker Delighted With Talented Twosome

January 10, 2021:

It’s an extreme honour for anyone in the business to find themselves being involved with an O’Brien Award finalist, but when you’re hooked up with a pair of finalists it’s an unbelievable feeling. Just ask Paul Walker....read on

In 2020, Moreau Never Worked Harder

January 9, 2021:

Richard Moreau is more relieved than disappointed that he won't have to don a tuxedo again this year for the O'Brien Awards, where he's become a fixture with a ninth consecutive nomination as Canada's outstanding trainer....read on

Pentland's Prudent Patience Pays Off

January 7, 2021:

Business as usual for trainer John Pentland grew into a pleasant surprise and, with matured management, culminated into a nomination for the highest honour a Standardbred in Canada can receive....read on

Reserve Your O'Briens Program Ad

January 7, 2021:

Each year Standardbred Canada produces a four-colour souvenir O’Brien Awards program. With the 2020 O’Brien Awards being a virtual event this year, SC will be producing a digital program available for viewing online....read on


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