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Notice To The Industry

May 2, 2019:

In order to expedite the licensing process and to promote easier entry into the industry, the SC Board of Directors has approved the following recommendations from the By-Laws/Regulations/Licensing Committee to the SC Membership, Licensing and Racing Policies....read on

A Winning Combo Supports Toys For Tots

December 13, 2011:

Drivers and trainers on the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit are filling Santa’s sleigh one win at a time in support of the Halton Police's Toys for Tots campaign to benefit the Salvation Army...read on

ORC Seeks Input Re: Apprentice Trainers

December 9, 2011:

At its meeting on December 22, 2011, the board of the Ontario Racing Commission will consider a proposed rule change affecting the Standardbred Rules of Racing in Ontario...read on

Five Arrested, Charged Down Under

November 29, 2011:

According to multiple reports, a total of five people have now been arrested and charged with a combined 60 counts of corruption in connection to the Down Under swabbing scandal. One of the individuals which have been charged is former Harness Racing New South Wales Steward Paul O'Toole...read on

Horsemen Working With Meadowlands Racetrack Officials To Strengthen Racing

May 25, 2011:

Meadowlands horsemen met with track operators on Monday to discuss ways to adapt the racing product in the face of competition from neighboring tracks whose purse money is bolstered by other forms of gaming...read on

"I'd Like To See The FBI Get Involved"

May 25, 2011:

Prior to the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes this past weekend at Maryland's Pimlico Race Course, NBC's Bob Costas had the chance to interview Barry Irwin, the head of Team Valor, which owns Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom...read on

Mandate To Divulge Injuries, Surgeries

May 12, 2011:

"Trainers need to be more conscious of the punter. Now they will be required to report any sort of surgery, whether it be upper respiratory or even any sign of lameness or gait dysfunction...read on

Sounding Off On Race-Day Medications, 'Super Trainers'

May 9, 2011:

It is very rare to read about a driver or jockey broaching the topic of race-day medications and 'super trainers,' but a Hall of Fame horseman has now let his feelings be known...read on

New Industry Body To Combat Drug Use

January 24, 2011:

It has been reported that a new industry body is being assembled to combat the use of drugs in the horse racing industry...read on

Required: Report Change In Driving Tactics

November 3, 2010:

Harness Racing New South Wales has announced that, effective immediately, all trainers wishing to utilize a change in racing tactics with their horse in a race must 'apply' to the stewards at least 45 minutes before...read on

Trainers Weigh In On Adios

July 30, 2010:

Put eight trainers in a room to preview a race, and you may get as many opinions. But when those trainers are the conditioners of the nine horses in Saturday’s $500,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios at the Meadows, something approaching consensus emerges...read on

ORC Rules On Sudbury Appeal

July 14, 2010:

The Ontario Racing Commission today released its ruling in regard to the appeal of Sudbury Downs in relation to the possible use of funds from the track purse pool for...read on

Top T-Bred Owner Gill Irate

March 31, 2010:

According to a report, top thoroughbred owner Michael Gill is livid. The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has lifted its ban on the controversial owner, but the move has come after he has sold his horses and stepped...read on

Sutton, McCaffrey Topped Maywood In '09

January 5, 2010:

With the books closed on the 63rd consecutive racing season at Maywood Park, the 2009 honours for top driver and trainer went to Josh Sutton and David McCaffrey, respectively....read on

SC Announces Increased Insurance Benefits

March 9, 2009:

Standardbred Canada has announced increased insurance benefits for trainers, drivers and grooms...read on


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