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Steuben Hanover Takes Pepsi Series

February 17, 2020:

Trainer Ben Baillargeon sent a strong, 1-2 punch going into Monday’s $34,000 final of the Pepsi Trotting Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but it was another Quebec native who watched one of his square-gaited students pull off the minor upset....read on

Preferred Repeat For National Debt

February 17, 2020:

It was a blanket finish in Monday’s $11,500 Horses & Geldings Preferred 2 class for pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and when the dust settled it was National Debt coming out on top as the 1-2 betting favourite....read on

Feb. 15 Stakes Payment News Centre

February 10, 2020:

Trot Insider has compiled all of the February 15 stakes payment reminders that have been sent to Standardbred Canada's news team from the industry....read on

More 2020 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 10, 2020:

Since our initial posting, Standardbred Canada has received an influx of submissions from a number of prominent trainers for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list of 2020 two-year-olds in training....read on

The Raceway Cancels Tuesday Training

February 17, 2020:

Officials at The Raceway at Western Fair District would like to advise horsepeople the track will be closed for training on Tuesday, February 18 due to the forecast for mild temperatures and a combination of rain and snow overnight....read on

Ahi: The Little Horse That Could

February 17, 2020:

For a horseman, when the phone rings in the middle of the night it’s rarely good news. On December 21, 2018, Shawn Steacy received a phone call from Joe Stutzman, owner of First Line Training Centre, that sent a shiver down his spine....read on / continuer à lire

A Sure Bet On Excitement

February 17, 2020:

Thrilling, exhilarating, heart-pounding and unforgettable are but a few words that describe the experience of watching live horse racing at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

Drivers Or Jockeys Debate On Podcast

February 17, 2020:

The fifth instalment of the Down The Stretch Podcast is available for listening, and the latest edition features an interesting debate between drivers and jockeys....read on

Hiteman Memorial Series Continues

February 17, 2020:

A jammed leader board atop the Omar Hiteman Memorial Series standings at Miami Valley Raceway makes for an interesting championship when the top nine money winners gather on Monday, Feb. 24 for the $20,000 final....read on

Final Breath Repeats In Meadows Open

February 17, 2020:

Final Breath wrested the early lead from Perlucky and kept him at bay late to capture his second straight victory in Monday’s $18,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Kiwi Import Resumes 'Spa' Dominance

February 17, 2020:

The Presidents Day (Feb. 17) matinee card at Saratoga Casino Hotel was highlighted by the season’s first Open Pace, featuring five pacers from Down Under contesting a $15,000 purse. A familiar face emerged victorious, as Crockets Cullen N (Christian Cullen) lengthened his unprecedented win streak in the local Open ranks to 10....read on

Five For Aldrich At Monticello

February 17, 2020:

With drivers Jim Devaux and Greg Merton opting to race at Saratoga Casino Hotel, which opened their 2020 meeting this weekend, Bruce Aldrich Jr. took advantage of their absences and scored five winners on Monday afternoon (Feb. 17) at Monticello Raceway....read on

Full Siblings To Square Off

February 17, 2020:

For the first time in recent memory at Dover Downs, full siblings will square off in the same race when Sheez On A Cruze and JL Cruze meet six rivals in Tuesday’s (Feb. 18) $27,500 Open Trot, carded as race 12....read on

Venaglia Tackles $35K Yonkers Pick-5

February 17, 2020:

With Yonkers Raceway offering a hefty Presidents Night (Monday, Feb. 17) Pick-5 wager, featuring a double carryover of $16,144.27 and a $35,000 guaranteed pool, the Hilltop oval has enlisted the assistance of Peter Venaglia to dissect the sequence....read on

Caviars Triumph Rushes To Flamboro Win

February 16, 2020:

Off a pocket ride, Caviars Triumph dashed to a narrow victory in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Feb. 16)....read on

Boiling Oar Is Boiling Hot

February 16, 2020:

After having been bet down to even-money status for Fraser Downs’ $10,800 Open Pace on Sunday (Feb. 16), Boiling Oar ($4.10) went to the front, made every pole a winning one, and recorded a 1:51.3 win, which was his third consecutive victory at the track’s top level....read on

Standardbreds Dodge Barn Fire

February 16, 2020:

Horsepeople are being reminded to do what they can around their properties to minimize the chance of barn fires after a blaze recently ripped through a facility that was home to five Standardbreds....read on

Claimers Claimed In Game Of Claims

February 16, 2020:

The second preliminary rounds of the Game Of Claims Series continued on Sunday night (Feb. 16) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and horsemen looking for potential thronetakers in the Game Of Claims Championships two weeks hence claimed all three of the night’s series winners....read on

Amanda Harris Passes; Arrangements Set

February 15, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that Amanda Harris of East Windsor, N.J., passed away on February 15, 2020 at the age of 34....read on

Don't Look Past The Blacksmith

February 16, 2020:

“I’ve had more than my share of cuts and bumps and broken bones: A shattered kneecap, a couple of broken ribs, broken wrist, a couple of broken bones in the hand, so it certainly takes its toll on you.”...read on

Saratoga Meet Kicks Off

February 16, 2020:

Sunday (Feb. 16) marked the start of the 2020 racing season at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The track’s 10-race program was highlighted by a $15,000 Open Trot....read on

Equine Guelph’s Mare & Foal Care Tool

February 16, 2020:

When Equine Guelph launched its new Mare & Foal Care Tool, the how-to videos received great feedback as tools to prepare owners for the expected and unexpected....read on

COSA Office Closed Monday

February 16, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association office will be closed on Monday, February 17 for the Family Day holiday....read on

Round 2 Of Owens Memorial Contested

February 16, 2020:

Three divisions of second round action in the George ‘Red’ Owens Memorial late closing series were featured on the Sunday (Feb. 16) matinee at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Horse Racing: The Ultimate Gift

February 15, 2020:

The names of Daniel and Henrik Sedin are famous in hockey circles and the Swedish-born twins are Hockey Hall of Fame-bound in the eyes of many. Recently the Sedins had their numbers retired by the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and horse racing played a major role in the retirement ceremony....read on

SC Rewind: Couples Picture Parade

February 15, 2020:

This week's Rewind is another edition of Picture Parade; this time with a Valentine's Day inspired theme....read on

Lessons For And From Baseball

February 15, 2020:

"There’s an old saying that some people use that goes, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.” I say that’s a load of crap"....read on / continuer à lire

Greener Pastures Fundraiser A Success

February 15, 2020:

It was like a heavy-handed reminder, no, it was a heavy-handed reminder....read on

OSAS Stallion Auction Concluded

February 15, 2020:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society's 2020 Stallion Auction has now concluded....read on

Job Opening With Standardbred Canada

February 13, 2020:

Standardbred Canada has an immediate full-time position available in the Member Services department....read on

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

March 4, 2010:

Standardbred Canada's Nurse Mare Program is designed to assist in matching orphaned or rejected foals with nurse mares, and now the process is even easier....read on

Post Position Draw Predicts Finish Order

February 14, 2020:

In a harness racing rarity, the post position order in Friday's second race at Western Fair District proved to be the final outcome of the race....read on

Race Date Changes For Truro Raceway

February 14, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that a number of race dates scheduled for Truro Raceway's 2020 season of harness racing have been adjusted....read on

OHHA Office Closed Monday

February 14, 2020:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association would like to remind all of the members that the office will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Family Day....read on

Ettore Annunziata Passes

February 14, 2020:

Ettore 'Eddie' Annunziata, a resident of Mahopac, NY, since 1970, passed away on Tuesday (Feb. 11) at the age of 85....read on

What's Next For Richard Moreau?

February 14, 2020:

After an unprecedented seventh straight O'Brien Award as Canada's Trainer of the Year, Richard Moreau has only one thing on his bucket list for 2020....read on

No Monkeying Around With Gimpanzee

February 14, 2020:

With his much-ballyhooed stablemate retired, 2019 Breeders Crown winner Gimpanzee is preparing for what could be a four-year-old campaign with international aspirations....read on

$300,000 For Breeders Crown Mares

February 13, 2020:

The Hambletonian Society has announced that the purses for the 2020 Breeders Crown open mare races have been increased to $300,000....read on

Winbak Ontario Open House A Success

February 13, 2020:

On Sunday, February 9, Winbak Farm of Ontario held an open house and stallion showcase. It is estimated that close to 300 people were in attendance....read on

Stay Hungry Book Full And Closed

February 13, 2020:

The book for Stay Hungry (p,3,1:47.3 [$1,358,086]) has been announced as full and closed....read on

In Pursuit Of 160

February 13, 2020:

What makes for a successful year in the mind of rising Standardbred star Austin Sorrie? When everything is twice as nice as the year before. Literally....read on

More Big Jimmy Freight News

February 13, 2020:

Adriano Sorella’s aggressive promotion of new Ontario sire Jimmy Freight is not stopping any time soon. This week, the Guelph, Ontario-based Standardbred owner unveiled more significant news....read on

Rideau Carleton Raceway Training Notice

February 12, 2020:

Officials at Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to notify all horsepeople that the main track will be closing at 12:30 p.m. indefinitely....read on

Seelster Tops Breeders’ Awards List

February 12, 2020:

“It’s encouraging to be able to see a horse that you bred go on and achieve. You can do well here in Ontario when everything is done here, from the breeding and the raising to the actual racing.”...read on

Winter Speed Sale In The Books

February 12, 2020:

The Blooded Horse Sales Company presented the 57th annual Winter Speed Sale at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio on Tuesday, February 11....read on

Harness Racing's Best Rivalries?

February 11, 2020:

"It's good that there's good competition, that there really is those two mares just fighting it out and I think it's good for the sport, frankly."...read on

Host Tracks Set For 2020 Driving Championships

February 11, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the host tracks and dates for the 2020 Regional Driving Championships and National Driving Championship which will ultimately determine Canada’s representative to the 2021 World Driving Championship for harness racing....read on

Brian Jerome Passes

February 10, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horse racing participant Brian Jerome recently passed away with his loving wife, Michelle, by his side....read on

Mohawk Million Interest Heating Up

February 10, 2020:

The deadline to enter for a slot in the inaugural Mohawk Million at Woodbine Mohawk Park is approaching and several of the industry’s most prominent owners have submitted for a slot....read on

SC’s Feb. 15 Stakes Payment Notice

February 10, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that stakes payments are due on Saturday, February 15....read on

Training And Trotting Talent Honoured

February 10, 2020:

Ben Baillargeon has been in this position before, with a highly-talented William Wellwood Memorial-winning trotting colt that brings up aspirations of racing on a certain Saturday in August....read on

Awards Without Controversy...?

February 9, 2020:

"Tonight many of us will be watching the Oscars on TV and like any awards ceremony they won't be without controversy"...read on

A Lesson In Adversity And Perseverance

February 8, 2020:

Chantal Mitchell certainly won't forget her first O'Brien Awards experience any time soon....read on

'Hallmark Greetings' At The O'Briens

February 8, 2020:

It’s become a tradition to have some form of ‘entertaining’ video during the dinner at the O’Brien Awards Gala....read on

"Everything Fell Into Place"

February 7, 2020:

As you read this, horseman Gilles Barrieau will be in Florida, enjoying the sun and possibly a cold beverage. Many would agree that he's earned it....read on

Reactions From O'Briens Hosts

February 7, 2020:

"You have to keep it fresh because probably about 60 percent of the people who come out come out every year...we want to make it entertaining. It's a great night to celebrate Canadian harness racing but it's also about having a good time, too."...read on

The O’Briens: A Night To Remember!

February 6, 2020:

Saturday, February 1 was a night to remember as Standardbred Canada honoured and recognized the 2019 Canadian harness racing champions at the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

February's Calendar Photographer

February 6, 2020:

Jackie McManus of Komoka, Ont., a regular contributor to Standardbred Canada’s Heart of Harness Racing Calendar, captured this picturesque photo of the sun setting at Hiawatha Horse Park in Sarnia, Ont., during a post parade....read on

Kelly's Star Shining Bright

February 5, 2020:

"It's a little bit more of a smaller pond but you can make a name for yourself, and you have a little bit more of an opportunity out there. There's a bit more pressure here in Ontario...you can hone your craft."...read on

CHRHF 2020 Nominations Due March 4

February 5, 2020:

The public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 nomination process by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing....read on

O'Brien Voting Results Released

February 5, 2020:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2019 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

2019 O'Brien Award Photos

February 4, 2020:

The best in Canadian harness racing was honoured at the 2019 O'Brien Awards on Saturday night, and to honour those involved our first batch of photos from Saturday have now been posted online....read on

More Reactions From O'Brien Winners

February 4, 2020:

The crew from COSA TV was on hand at the 2019 O'Brien Awards this past Saturday (February 1) and caught up with some of the winning connections after the event....read on

USTA Statement On Gov. Wolf Proposal

February 4, 2020:

On Tuesday, February 4, USTA President Russell Williams issued a response to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to redirect $200 million of existing tax dollars from the Race Horse Development Trust Fund....read on

Major Threat To Pennsylvania Racing

February 4, 2020:

Individuals throughout Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry reacted with alarm today (Tuesday, Feb. 4) to Governor Tom Wolf’s FY 2020-21 budget proposal, which seeks to raid $204 million from the Race Horse Development Trust Fund....read on

Roy Retains His Throne

February 3, 2020:

"You can be as good as you want...you won't be here tonight if you don't drive those good horses. I'm lucky that I have a lot of people that put [their] confidence in me. It helps me show my talent, but without that I couldn't be what I am."...read on

No 'Trading' This Horse Of The Year

February 2, 2020:

"Sometimes when you see the video [of a yearling] you're not sure but he caught my eye right away. He caught my eye in the video, and he caught my eye when I saw the horse."...read on

2019 O'Brien Winners Announced

February 1, 2020:

On Saturday, February 1, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2019 O’Brien Award at the 31st edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

2019 O'Brien Awards Coverage

February 1, 2020:

The 31st edition of the O’Brien Awards, celebrating and honouring the best in Canadian harness racing, took place on Saturday, February 1 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

2020 OSS Schedule Released

January 31, 2020:

The Ontario Sires Stakes has released the 2020 OSS schedule and it is now available for viewing online....read on

Straatman Elected New SC Chair

January 30, 2020:

On Thursday, January 30, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2020....read on

Market Restricted Funds To Be Distributed

January 28, 2020:

Ontario Racing’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it will distribute $596,950 in Market Restricted Funds to 11 Standardbred racetracks throughout the province....read on

Benefits Update From COSA

January 22, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) would like to notify qualifying Standardbred horsepeople in Ontario that the organization offers a seamless transition, with no disruption of benefits, from any other provider’s benefit program beginning January 22, 2020 through March 31, 2020....read on

Self-Serve Entry Now Available

January 6, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that effective Monday, January 6, 2020, all trainers that are SC members in good standing can have access to SC’s Self-Serve program to enter horses electronically as soon as condition sheets are made available from the race office....read on

Ontario's 2020 Race Date Schedule

December 20, 2019:

On Thursday (Dec. 19) the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released the 2020 Race Date Schedule for Ontario's quarter horse, thoroughbred and harness racing tracks....read on

Has Your Horse Been Chipped?

December 4, 2019:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is coordinating a 'microchipping tour' to facilitate the microchipping of all Standardbred racehorses by the end of 2020, as mandated by the Board of Directors, and to be consistent with the United States Trotting Association....read on

Up To Date With 2020 Eligibility Fees?

November 28, 2019:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2020 eligibility fees must be paid prior to a horse making its first start or qualifier....read on

AGCO Licence Renewals Go Paperless

September 20, 2019:

Starting in March 2020, the AGCO will no longer be accepting paper forms, cash or cheques for horse racing-related licences and registrations....read on

Answers To 'MVP' Questions

April 21, 2019:

Have you noticed ads and promotions on the Standardbred Canada website about the new FREE Member Value Program (MVP)? Are you interested in enrolling in the program, but still have questions about how it works?...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

Are You & Your Horse Ready To Race?

July 3, 2017:

Do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year, or for the first time ever? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on


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