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Shutdown, Reflection Center On COSA TV

January 17, 2021:

The Sunday (Jan. 17) edition of COSA TV focused on racing as it was and is amid the COVID-19 pandemic while also taking time to look back at some of the stars of the year that nonetheless came and went....read on

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

SC Seeks Audit Committee Members

December 17, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is seeking two new candidates to serve on its Audit Committee, and the deadline for applications is fast approaching....read on

SC In Support Of The Racing Industry

January 15, 2021:

Standardbred Canada understands that the impact of the pandemic to horse racing in Ontario is devastating to the entire horse industry....read on

SC Head Office Closed To The Public

July 10, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind members that SC's main office building in Mississauga, Ont. remains closed to external visitors and guests amid the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

2021 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 3, 2021:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2021 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Miami Host Final Claim To Fame Prelim

January 17, 2021:

Four divisions of $30,000 claiming pacers comprised the final preliminary for their Claim To Fame series at Miami Valley on Sunday (Jan. 17), with 10 of them earning spots in the $37,500 championship tilt next week....read on

Fitzsimmons On Hanover Post Shift

January 17, 2021:

The shift to afternoon racing in 2020 proved a beneficial one for Hanover Raceway — so much so they will maintain their daytime schedule on summer Saturdays in 2021, albeit with a couple changes....read on

Major Custard Heading East

January 17, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that Western Canadian standout Major Custard has been sold to Ontario interests....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

Atlantic Record For Marc Campbell

January 16, 2021:

Arc Light handed Marc Campbell an Atlantic record on Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as the youngest driver to ever hit 2,500 victories on the East Coast....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

2020 Dan Patch Award Winners

January 16, 2021:

Ontario-sired pacing colt Tall Dark Stranger was named the 2020 U.S. Horse of the Year as part of the Dan Patch Annual Awards Banquet held virtually on Saturday (Jan. 16)....read on

SC Rewind: Kingston Awards Night '85

January 16, 2021:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls a few of the details of an award's night banquet held 35 years ago in Kingston back in 1986....read on

Sending A Horse To Race In The US?

January 16, 2021:

Do you have a horse going to the U.S. to race? If so, Standardbred Canada has some important information you need to know regarding eligibility fees....read on

US Driver Of The Year Keeps Rolling

January 17, 2021:

Before the start of Saturday night’s card at The Meadowlands, driver Dexter Dunn was named the United States Harness Writers Association’s Driver of the Year for a second-consecutive season in a virtual Dan Patch Awards ceremony that the entire sport could view on the internet or at any simulcast venue....read on

Action Uncle Ohio's HOTY

January 16, 2021:

Action Uncle, the Ohio Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year, has been named the 2020 Ohio Horse of the Year....read on

GD Western Joe Dominant In Miami

January 16, 2021:

Despite ducking to the back of the pack from an assigned outside post position, razor-sharp GD Western Joe swept the entire field to win Miami Valley’s $22,000 Open Pace on Saturday (Jan. 16), his fourth win at the head of the class to go with one runner-up finish in his last five starts....read on

Rosecroft Kicks Off Winter-Spring Meet

January 16, 2021:

A new year of Standardbred racing begins Sunday (Jan. 17) evening in Maryland when Rosecroft opens its Winter-Spring Meet of racing with a 14-race program....read on

Paddock Captain Turns 100 Sunday

January 16, 2021:

Although his preferred venue is off the agenda for the time being, Santa Anita’s beloved Paddock Captain John Shear will nonetheless celebrate his 100th birthday with family this Sunday (Jan. 17)....read on

Ohio High On Pass The Vape

January 16, 2021:

Pass The Vape hit the board in half of his starts, winning eight times, as he is named the 2020 Ohio Aged Trotter of the Year....read on

2021 Pocono Stakes Dates, Information

January 16, 2021:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association have released details early and late closers that will be highlighting the 2021 racing season....read on

Stellenbosch Superb In Big M Feature

January 15, 2021:

Millar Farms' homebred Stellenbosch withstood bitter pressure in a dazzling effort on a rainy Friday night (January 15) at The Meadowlands, taking the $18,000 featured high-end conditioned pace for fillies and mares in wire-to-wire fashion....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

Ontario Race Date, Post Time Changes

January 15, 2021:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has recently approved a number of race date and post time amendments for Ontario racetracks....read on

Update On Ontario Strangles Case

January 15, 2021:

In early December 2020 the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed a Standardbred horse that had travelled from P.E.I. had tested positive for strangles....read on

OSS Stallion Enrolment Extended

January 15, 2021:

Due the challenges resulting from COVID-19, the deadline for enrolling stallions for the 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes Program is being extended to January 22, 2021....read on

Campbell Back In The Bike Saturday

January 15, 2021:

Perennial leading driver Marc Campbell returns to action Saturday afternoon and will look to be a big part of the first Super High-5 race at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Condition Changes For Atlantic Stakes

January 15, 2021:

The Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association and the Maritime Breeders Association would like to remind participants of the changes in conditions to the Island Breeders Series Stake and Maritime Breeders Stake commencing in 2021....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

Pace Baby Pace Scores At Miami Valley

January 15, 2021:

Pace Baby Pace, named to mimic Miami Valley handicapper Pacey Mindlin’s signature sign-off slogan, won her first Open company race in southwest Ohio on Friday night (January 15)....read on

Meladys Monet Wins Freehold Preferred

January 15, 2021:

Meladys Monet began his 12-year-old season on a winning note, taking the Preferred Handicap trot at Freehold Raceway on Friday (Jan. 15)....read on

Winbak Welcomes First Foal Of 2021

January 15, 2021:

Winbak Farm is proud to announce the arrival of its first 2021 foal. The colt is sired by The Bank and out of the mare Clover Market....read on

MLK Remembrance Race This Saturday

January 15, 2021:

The Meadowlands Racetrack will host its fourth edition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Race on Saturday (Jan. 16)....read on

Monti Makes Trek To The Meadows

January 15, 2021:

Drew Monti likes his home in Buffalo, but he also likes working regularly. Thus, the 26-year-old reinsman has decided to drive at The Meadows, even as he continues his regular schedule at Buffalo Raceway....read on

Word Is, Street Gossip Wins In Ohio

January 15, 2021:

Street Gossip was a model of consistency in 2020, hitting the board in all eight of his starts earning him 2020 Ohio Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year honours....read on

Meadowlands Adds Tioga / Vernon Stakes

January 15, 2021:

The Meadowlands will welcome four popular Grand Circuit stakes for older horses, previously been raced at Tioga & Vernon Downs, to the big time over the mile oval at "Harness Racing's Greatest Showplace" for 2021....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

'Stealdeal' Draws National Attention

January 14, 2021:

Maritime star Woodmere Stealdeal created a buzz all through 2020 as he extended his unbeaten record, and that buzz recently reached the mainstream national airwaves....read on

Buyer Info For Winter Mixed Sale

January 14, 2021:

Those planning on attending the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands on Monday (Jan. 18), or who expect to bid using the Proxibid website, are reminded of steps that need to be taken beforehand....read on

Open Win Gives Alexa Skye Five Straight

January 14, 2021:

Alexa Skye came to Yonkers Raceway with four straight victories and left having made it five in-a-row, taking Thursday night's featured $30,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace in impressive fashion....read on

Itsrockandroll A Storms Home At Dover

January 14, 2021:

Itsrockandroll A stormed home to victory in Thursday night’s (Jan. 14) $20,000 Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs....read on

Ontario Aids Horse Experience Business

January 14, 2021:

The Government of Ontario is investing up to $3 million through the Equine Hardship Program to help horse experience businesses cover animal maintenance costs incurred from COVID-19 disruptions....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

Ontario Racing Addresses Lockdown

January 14, 2021:

On Thursday, Ontario Racing issued a release regarding the possibility of horseperson support payments in light of racing being suspended due to the current provincial lockdown....read on

Kadabra Retired From Stallion Duty

January 14, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that Hall of Fame trotting sire Kadabra has been pensioned from stallion duty....read on

Warrawee Vital To Stand In Ontario

January 13, 2021:

The connections of multiple Grand Circuit stakes winner Warrawee Vital (p,3, 1:47.1; $246,428) are pleased to announce that he will be standing stud privately in Ontario for the upcoming 2021 breeding season....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

Whelan, Zammit Discuss Shutdown

January 13, 2021:

In a letter sent to the Ontario Harness Horse Association, Ontario Racing's Executive Director Jonathan Zammit indicated that OR is continuing to have dialogue with the provincial government in hopes that racing will resume once the initial 28-day lockdown period concludes....read on

Michel Leduc Passes

January 13, 2021:

Québec racing has lost one of its most active boosters with the passing of Michel Leduc, age 63, on Tuesday (Jan. 12)....read on

SC, Equine Guelph Announce Online Training Partnership

January 13, 2021:

Standardbred Canada (SC) and Equine Guelph (EG) are pleased to announce an online educational program for SC members. A free offering of Equine Guelph’s online short course will be the highlight of the new partnership in the winter of 2021....read on

OHHA Commends Call To Action

January 12, 2021:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) appreciates the support of Jim Lawson and Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) with their recent call to action regarding contacting local politicians....read on

Which Horse Will You Miss The Most?

January 12, 2021:

Of the following horses that were retired in 2020, which will you most miss seeing compete on the racetrack in 2021?...read on

U.S. Harness Racing Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2021

January 12, 2021:

The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the United States Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2021 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame....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

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

Ontario Horsepeople Speak Out

January 11, 2021:

A number of Ontario's prominent harness racing industry participants have answered the call to action for increased awareness by penning letters to Premier Doug Ford and other political leaders in order to place racing in the same professional athletic status as the National Hockey League....read on

Kawartha Horsepeople Welcome Stability

January 11, 2021:

The late-December announcement of a five-year funding enhancement for Ontario's racetracks has been welcomed by horsepeople in the Peterborough area for the stability it brings to Kawartha Downs....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

Henrys Carry On Family Legacies

January 10, 2021:

"I don't know if it's a competitive thing or a lifestyle, but for some reason you always come back to it."...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

PEI Breeders Award Applications Due

January 7, 2021:

The Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association has implemented a new Breeders Award for 2020....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

Perfetto Prevails Against The Odds

January 6, 2021:

Nothing quite compares to a good comeback story — especially when the comeback culminates in serious consideration for one of Canadian harness racing's most prestigious honours....read on

2020 Media Excellence Awards Finalists

December 30, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Media Excellence Awards, sponsored by Ontario Racing for the fifth consecutive year....read on

COVID-19 Resources For Members

December 24, 2020:

With the second wave of COVID-19 and the lockdown of racing in some provinces, these are extremely challenging times for many of our members. Standardbred Canada wants to ensure our members have access to the most current news and relevant information for Federal and Provincial programs and resources that may provide assistance to you....read on

VIP O'Brien Awards Gala At Red Shores

December 22, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in Prince Edward Island will host an O’Brien Awards VIP Gala in Top of the Park on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in conjunction with the 2020 Virtual O’Brien Awards Gala....read on

Ontario Faces Province-Wide Lockdown

December 21, 2020:

As a result of the province-wide lockdown announced on Monday (Dec. 21) by the Government of Ontario, harness racing will be suspended at Rideau Carleton Raceway, The Raceway at the Western Fair District and Woodbine Mohawk Park effective Saturday, Dec. 26....read on

2020 O'Briens Finalists Announced

December 21, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

Middleton, Portuondo Back For O’Briens

December 18, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo will co-host the 2020 Virtual O’Brien Awards Gala on Sunday, January 31....read on

Tips & Resources For Online Entry

December 6, 2020:

Do you need assistance with using SC’s Self Serve Online Entry? If you have signed up for online entry or are thinking about signing up, or are having any difficulties or issues with using this program, we have resources that can help you!...read on

Virtual O'Brien Awards Gala Theme

December 4, 2020:

The O’Brien Awards Black-Tie Gala is Canadian harness racing’s version of the Academy Awards and each year, not unlike what we see on the Red Carpet at the Oscars, the guests outdo themselves with incredibly stunning, glamourous, and sometimes jaw-dropping gowns and tuxedos....read on

Notice Regarding 2021 Eligibility Fees

November 28, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that for any horse entered to have its first start of the year after November 30, the eligibility fee that is paid will be valid for 13 months until December 31 of the following year....read on

Hall Of Fame Accepting 2021 Nominations

November 16, 2020:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) invites the public to participate in the nomination of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2021....read on

Use eShop -- Anytime, Anywhere!

August 28, 2020:

You can conduct most of your horse-related business with Standardbred Canada online via SC’s eShop....read on

SC Field Reps Working Remotely

May 25, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) would like to notify members that in the best interests of the health and safety of our members and staff, SC Field Reps will not be working at racetracks during COVID-19....read on

Standardbred Canada COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Standardbred Canada (SC) management has decided to voluntarily close the main office building to external visitors and guests....read on

Harness Racing COVID-19 Updates

March 14, 2020:

The most up to date information from the North American harness racing industry pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic is located here. Coverage includes news, closures and access changes....read on

Website Troubleshooting

May 23, 2018:

If you have/are experiencing issues refreshing pages on the Standardbred Canada website, please check in with this notice for more information....read on


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