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Sing Your Way Into The O’Brien’s

December 3, 2018:

When the O’Brien Awards Gala begins, excitement fills the air, horsepeople start mingling and are getting ready to enjoy dinner and honour the best in Canadian harness racing. But before that can happen, we must honour the country that we and our horses all call home and sing ‘O Canada'....read on

Standardbred Canada Presents The 30th Edition Of The O’Brien Awards

November 30, 2018:

Standardbred Canada will present the 30th edition of the O’Brien Awards on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

Cam Fella Noms Due Today

November 4, 2018:

Nominations for the Cam Fella Award are now being accepted and must be received by Friday, November 30 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) to be considered for the 2018 award....read on

Hall Wins O'Briens Handicapping Contest

February 16, 2018:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club would like to congratulate Don Hall of Westchester, NS, for winning the 2017 O’Brien Awards Online Handicapping Contest....read on

Outstanding Groom Loves The Work

February 15, 2018:

From the surprise of being nominated to the thrill of winning, the start of 2018 will certainly be remembered by Chantel Gillis, honoured with the Outstanding Groom Award at the 2017 O'Brien Awards on Saturday, February 3....read on

A Delightful O'Brien For McEneny

February 14, 2018:

After campaigning her sire Bettors Delight to Horse of the Year honours 16 years prior, Scott McEneny returned to the O'Brien Awards stage when Bettors Up captured the hardware for Canada's Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year....read on

Memorable Night For Scott Coulter

February 13, 2018:

"The one thing that comes to mind is she's just so level-headed and professional. At two, you don't often find them that level-headed and sensible. That paid in spades for her."...read on

Sintra Exceeding Expectations

February 12, 2018:

"He exceeded our expectations. He's been a good horse his whole life, but he got the year off to a good start in against four-year-olds and then he tackled the Open competition and hopefully he can do it year after year."...read on

Expect To See More Of MacDonald

February 11, 2018:

"My dad's got a couple of horses [in southern Ontario] now so I'd like to stick up here, drive back and forth and just try to win as many races as I can."...read on

Kids Say The Funniest Things

February 10, 2018:

One of the most coveted trophies in Canadian harness racing, the O’Brien Award has been placed on mantels to recognize the sport's greatest horses and participants since its inception in 1989. Winning an O’Brien trophy is an honour that is not taken lightly and for some is a once-in-a-lifetime experience....read on

'Amethyst' Worth His Weight In Gold

February 10, 2018:

"We're going to pay him back up into the Maple Leaf Trot, and we're going to nominate him to the Breeders Crown and hopefully give him a little bit of a break when the weather gets hot and get him ready for the end of the season."...read on

Alarm Detector Injury Update

February 9, 2018:

Two-year-old trotting colt Alarm Detector was an open-length winner at Saturday's 2017 O'Brien Awards even with an injury-shortened season....read on

More 2017 O'Brien Awards Photos

February 9, 2018:

Trot Insider has compiled a second set of images from Saturday night's O'Brien Awards....read on

A Second Crown For 'King' Campbell

February 8, 2018:

"We had a different type of barn and different owners from when we last won [the O'Brien Award of Horsemanship]. We kind of went downhill after the last time we won it; we had to rebuild and we came back. It just seems a little bit more rewarding this time."...read on

Savard Scores A Pair Of Awards

February 7, 2018:

"Arthur Blue Chip could have been the best ever, we don't know. He didn't race as a three-year-old and he's at stud right now, but that's the way it is. But [Percy Bluechip], she really looked like him and we were very confident from day one and she didn't disappoint us."...read on


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