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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

A Return Two Decades In The Making

January 11, 2019:

Harness racing is a game of highs and lows. Ask any participant, it can be a long time between drinks. In the case of trainer Kevin Benn and the O'Brien Awards, that drought spanned 20 years....read on

O'Briens Call Surprises Coleman

January 10, 2019:

Casie Coleman had a pretty good idea there would be a reason for her to attend the 2018 O'Brien Awards in February, but the decorated trainer was still surprised when she received last month's call regarding the finalists....read on

Rankin's Surprise O’Briens Return

January 9, 2019:

This time last year, owner Tom Rankin was planning a trip to the O'Brien Awards after the stellar season of rookie trotter Alarm Detector. One year after that O'Brien Award win, Rankin is set to return to the O'Brien Awards thanks to the exploits of an unproven trotter that by year's end upstaged his sophomore stablemate....read on

Moreau Chose Bridles Over Banks

January 7, 2019:

"My dad was a banker and I'll always remember how disappointed my parents were when I quit finance for the horses when I was young. But it's turned out really well for a guy who used to take the bus to get to the racetrack."...read on

Last Call For Groom Nominations

January 2, 2019:

Today (Jan. 2) is the final day to submit nominations for the Outstanding Groom Award, presented jointly by Standardbred Canada and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation at the O'Brien Awards....read on

Dion On Shower Play, Aged Campaign

December 31, 2018:

“It (2018) was an amazing year (for Shower Play). The way she raced, the way she did it... It was everything we hoped when we took our time with her at two.”...read on

Media Excellence Nominees Announced

December 28, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Media Excellence Awards, which are sponsored by Ontario Racing for the third consecutive year....read on

2018 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 18, 2018:

On Tuesday, December 18, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2018 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

O'Brien Voting Deadline Noon Today

December 12, 2018:

A reminder to O’Brien Award voters that completed ballots are due today (Friday, December 14) by noon (EST) at Standardbred Canada....read on

O’Brien Tickets Now On Sale

December 11, 2018:

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


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