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'Dream' Season Brings Owner Back

January 23, 2019:

Montreal horseman Marc Camirand went to the yearling auction in Kentucky in 2017 looking to buy one horse and get back in the sport after a couple of years on the sidelines. He came back with a horse and a quarter....read on

Rising Country Star To Sing At O’Brien’s

January 23, 2019:

If the name Natasha Zimbaro sounds familiar, it could because you watched her perform the Anthem this past June at the Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park or the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

A 'Crown' For The Ice Dutchess?

January 22, 2019:

After selling a yearling for $320,000, a breeder buys a different yearling for $320,000 and that horse goes on to be an O'Brien Award finalist after providing nearly a 150 percent return on investment. Sounds unbelievable? Believe it....read on

O'Brien Ticket Deadline Today

January 22, 2019:

This Thursday (January 24) is the deadline to purchase tickets for the 2018 O’Brien Awards....read on

A Changing Of The Guard?

January 21, 2019:

Bob McClure is among a trio of under-30 drivers that has garnered five of the last six nominations as Canada's Driver of the Year. Given that, the signs appear to point to a new regime of pilots atop the nation's standings as one decade of harness racing nears an end and another is clearly within sight....read on

Roy Seeks Crown As Canada's Best

January 20, 2019:

The rise to the top of Canada's drivers standings has been nothing short of meteoric for 2016 Future Star winner and now two-time Driver of the Year finalist Louis-Philippe Roy....read on

Middleton, Portuondo Back To Host O'Briens

January 19, 2019:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo will co-host the 2018 O’Brien Awards on Saturday, February 2 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

Caviart Ally To Pelling For 2019

January 18, 2019:

With trainer Noel Daley returning home to Australia, 2018 O'Brien Award finalist Caviart Ally will report to a new stable for her five-year-old campaign....read on

Auciello An 'Exhilarated' Finalist

January 17, 2019:

Fresh off one of his best seasons, trainer Carmen Auciello will attend his first O'Brien Awards ceremony as a finalist thanks to the consistent and successful efforts of a special lady in his life....read on

Lather Up To Race At Four

January 16, 2019:

In a statistical rarity, the aged pacing division for 2019 will include the four richest sophomore pacers from 2018. Even more impressive, three of those horses -- including O'Brien Award finalist Lather Up -- are stud horses that could have retired to the stallion ranks....read on

Is This Emoticon Hanover's Year?

January 15, 2019:

Is this, finally, Emoticon Hanover's year at the O'Brien Awards? Trainer Luc Blais certainly hopes so....read on

Hannelore Hanover Returns To Form

January 14, 2019:

After a disappointing second half of the season, trotting mare Hannelore Hanover finished her 2018 campaign strongly, and her connections are expecting a return to form in 2019 closer to the dominance that she exhibited during her stellar 2017 Horse of the Year season....read on

Next Stop, O'Briens For Jimmy Freight

January 13, 2019:

Pacing colt Jimmy Freight emerged from relative obscurity in 2017 to capture Ontario Sires Stakes gold, and his 2018 campaign placed him on the international stage. Owner Adriano Sorella is hopeful that his stable star has more in store after turning down offers to stand his stud colt in 2019 and bring him back to the track as an older competitor....read on

Spencer Back As Red Carpet Emcee

January 12, 2019:

For the second consecutive year, the O’Brien Awards will have a Red Carpet show, streamed live on standardbredcanada.ca and SC’s Facebook page, starting at 5:30 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, February 2....read on

Zeron, Atlanta Disqualified As O'Brien Award Finalists

January 11, 2019:

On January 9, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued trainer-driver Rick Zeron a fine of $10,000 and suspension of 180 days....read on


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