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Just Daisy Dashes To Harvest Upset

December 4, 2021:

The Sunshine Beach filly Just Daisy survived on the lead to land a 25-1 upset over odds-on favourite Bet On Becky in the $50,200 Harvest Series Final for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday (Dec. 4) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Notice Regarding SC's eShop

November 26, 2021:

Members are advised that the SC website's eShop will be unavailable from Monday, Nov. 29 through to Monday, Dec. 6 for system upgrades....read on

'Chin Chin' Up In Time At 'Big M'

December 5, 2021:

During a span of four starts beginning in early September, Chin Chin Hall was a force to be reckoned with, winning three out of four starts. But Saturday night (Dec. 4) at The Meadowlands, the five-year-old gelded son of Cash Hall-Canland Hall got back into the win column, storming home to beat a talented field in the $42,000 featured Preferred for trotters....read on

Moreau Scores Mohawk Hat Trick

December 5, 2021:

Trainer Richard Moreau had three of his pupils enter the winner’s circle on the 11-race card at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (Dec. 4) including Wheels On Fire, who won the co-featured $34,000 Preferred Pace in 1:51.3....read on

Filly Forty Seven Grinds To Victory

December 4, 2021:

With a first-over advance at the end of the mile, Filly Forty Seven reached up to win the featured Fillies and Mares Preferred on Saturday (Dec. 4) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Wings Of Royalty Retired, To Stud

December 4, 2021:

Speedy stakes winning trotter Wings Of Royalty has been retired by his connections and will shift activity to the stud barn for the 2022 breeding season....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago: 1970s

December 4, 2021:

The latest weekly Rewind column is the monthly edition of Years Ago and this time all of the topics and old photos are from the decade of the 1970's....read on

Drama Act Lowers Northfield Record

December 5, 2021:

Drama Act became the fastest four-year-old pacing mare in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $19,500 Fillies and Mares Open in 1:50.1 on Saturday (Dec. 4)....read on

AHDC Donates To Harness Racing Industry

December 4, 2021:

On December 4 the American Harness Drivers Club (AHDC) and its members, through the support of Freehold Raceway, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah's Philadelphia, made a $5,000 donation to support the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame....read on

'Lunar' Lands In Night Of Longshots

December 4, 2021:

Among the full slate of feature races on the Saturday night (Dec. 4) card at Batavia Downs, the $13,500 Open I Handicap Trot drew the most attention....read on

Lindas In Heaven Lowers Track Mark

December 4, 2021:

Drew Campbell guided Lindas In Heaven to another track-record performance Saturday (Dec. 4) at First Tracks Cumberland....read on

Bettors Outlaw Takes Toys For Tots Pace

December 4, 2021:

Freehold Raceway hosted a special race on Saturday (Dec. 4), in honour of the Toys for Tots drive, sponsored by Peter and Mary Grandich....read on

Aunt Irene Sells For Six Figures

December 4, 2021:

Regally-bred stakes winner Aunt Irene 2,1:55.1 ($124,484) has been sold, fetching a six-figure price tag on Saturday (Dec. 4)....read on

Meadowlands Hosts Annual Holiday Party

December 4, 2021:

The Meadowlands Racetrack hosted its annual Holiday Party for employees and their families on Saturday (Dec. 4)....read on

Life Isa Shortwalk Heads Vallandingham

December 4, 2021:

Life Isa Shortwalk, a sharp 6-1 upsetter last week, figures to get a lot more respect at the windows in the $15,000 Bill Vallandingham Pace for fillies and mares on Sunday (Dec. 5) at Cal Expo....read on

Expansion Planned For Kawartha Downs

December 3, 2021:

Reports indicate that the owner of Kawartha Downs has recently revealed plans to expand and revitalize the existing property to bring more amenities, entertainment options and housing to the surrounding area....read on

Jokić Visits The Meadowlands

December 3, 2021:

Reigning NBA MVP, Nikola Jokić, made a surprise appearance Friday evening at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Preferred Performers Impress In London

December 3, 2021:

A trio of Preferred events highlighted Friday evening’s card at The Raceway at Western Fair District which also paid tribute to the caretakers of the as part of Caretaker Appreciation Day....read on

Mohawk Updates Vaccination Policy

December 3, 2021:

On Friday (Dec. 3) Woodbine Entertainment informed Standardbred racing participants of an adjustment to its Enhanced Screening Program at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

John Clark Passes

December 3, 2021:

Longtime harness racing industry participant John Clark of London, Ont. passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the age of 84....read on

The Rev Takes On Sunday’s Best

December 3, 2021:

In the history of the Atlantic Sires Stakes there has never been a graduate with a bigger bankroll than The Rev and he will look to expand that total Sunday (Dec. 5) in the top class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Jimmy Freight Impressive Again

December 3, 2021:

After a return to the racetrack one week ago, millionaire Jimmy Freight prepared for his pari-mutuel debut with an impressive qualiying mile on Friday (Dec. 3) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Fire & Emergency Preparedness Last Call

December 3, 2021:

Time is running out to register for Equine Guelph’s course on "Fire & Emergency Preparedness" (December 6 – December 13)....read on

Priceless Powers Away At Meadowlands

December 4, 2021:

Just one week ago, Priceless scored on the front end as the even-money choice in a high-end TrackMaster rating event for female pacers in 1:51.3, so it must have come as a surprise to her fans when she was in no hurry at the start of the featured $32,500 TrackMaster dash Friday night as the 1-5 favourite at The Meadowlands....read on

'Filibuster Friday' At The Meadows

December 3, 2021:

Filibuster Hanover lead every step as he rolled to a comfortable victory — his second straight — in the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace on Friday (Dec. 3) at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows....read on

Almanac Has All The Answers At Philly

December 3, 2021:

The very first race of Friday (Dec. 3) card at Harrah’s Philadelphia was the richest race of the afternoon and the feature, and it also produced probably the most impressive mile of the day....read on

Our White Knight Repeats At Freehold

December 3, 2021:

Our White Knight made it two wins in a row at Freehold Raceway on Friday (December 3), when he won the Preferred Handicap trot by a length....read on

Kobes Gigi 'A Blessing Like No Other'

December 3, 2021:

Four years after a seemingly innocent gesture with a sales catalogue resulted in Leander Schwartz buying broodmare Twin Oaks Tess at auction, the Indiana resident is getting to watch the best horse he has ever raced, Kobes Gigi....read on

Hanover Broodmare Reduction Underway

December 3, 2021:

The annual Hanover Shoe Farms broodmare reduction is currently underway....read on

Perfect Sting Granted Stallion Exemption

December 3, 2021:

On Friday (Dec. 3) officials with Meadowlands Racetrack issued a statement indicating that Perfect Sting has been granted exception status from the track's Stallion Restriction Condition (SRC)....read on

Preferred Double Bill At Flamboro

December 3, 2021:

A double dose of Preferred events went postward Thursday evening at Flamboro Downs, with Saulsbrook Jessie topping distaffers and veteran trotter Wild And Crazy Guy winning a nail biter....read on

Underdog Upsets In Lady Dogwood

December 3, 2021:

Many expected the Jim Marino-trained Moosette to haul home the hardware in Thursday’s $20,000 Lady Dogwood Final at Fraser Downs, but her stablemate one-upped her and walked away with all the glory....read on

Pop Up Mania Hits Mohawk Park

December 3, 2021:

Seven divisions of the Pop Up Series went postward during Thursday’s second leg for trotters and pacing mares, with each division offering a purse of $17,000....read on

Fantasy Stable Reaches Final Month

December 2, 2021:

With the majority of horses that comprise the 2021 TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable put away for the season, driver and trainer statistics will provide the majority of movement to the leaderboard over the final month of the contest....read on

Faces Of Racing: Riley Simpson

December 2, 2021:

“I love bringing friends and family to the farm. I find it so cool to see them meet and interact with the horses. It really makes me appreciate that I get to wake up every day and spend time with them.”...read on

Karma Seelster Tops Yonkers Distaffers

December 2, 2021:

Since getting her passport in order and heading stateside, Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Karma Seelster has been unbeatable....read on

Beckwith Breaks Through At The Big M

December 2, 2021:

For a guy whose first-ever career drive in a pari-mutuel race came in January of this year, things are moving along quite nicely for Brett Beckwith....read on

Sophomores Impress In DSBF

December 2, 2021:

A trio of divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund series for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings went postward Thursday at Dover Downs, with each division serving up a purse of $20,000....read on

Enunwa To Host Toy Drive At Big M

December 2, 2021:

Former New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will host a U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Holiday toy drive on Friday, Dec. 10 at The Meadowlands....read on

In Range To Stand Stud In 2022

December 2, 2021:

Three-year-old trotting colt In Range, the richest son of Bar Hopping, will stand stud in 2022....read on

Marino Triples At Fraser

December 2, 2021:

Trainer Jim Marino took sole control of the 2021 Fraser Downs training standings with three wins on Wednesday's (Dec. 1) nine-race performance at the Surrey, B.C., harness racing venue....read on

Smooth Lou Upsets Flamboro's Best

December 1, 2021:

Smooth Lou ($14.10) made every call a winning one and evaded odds-on favourite Sportsline by 2-1/4 lengths in Wednesday's (Dec. 1) featured $13,000 Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs....read on

Auditor General Releases Racing Report

December 1, 2021:

On Wednesday (December 1) the Office of The Auditor General of Ontario released a number of reports, with one report of particular interest to the harness racing industry....read on

Lawson Discusses Woodbine Season

December 1, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson shared an update on the operations of Ontario's leading horse racing track operator at one of its 'Stronger Together' stakeholder events on Wednesday, Dec. 1....read on

December's Calendar Photographer

December 1, 2021:

A regular contributor to the Heart of Harness Racing calendar, Jackie McManus of Komoka, Ont., took December’s feature photo of trainer Scott McNiven and his daughter Kelley working with a yearling at Dorchester Downs Training Centre in Dorchester, Ont....read on

Grand Circuit's 2021 Season Concludes

December 2, 2021:

The Grand Circuit's weekly overview highlights the final event of the season that was contested last week at Dover Downs....read on

Prairie Westerngal Prevails In Win Photo

December 2, 2021:

Prairie Westerngal, skillfully handled by Braxten Boyd, found a seam along the pylons deep in the stretch and pinched on through to score a photo finish 1:51.4 win in Pompano Park's $14,200 Open Pace for mares on Wednesday night (Dec. 1)....read on

Hunter Myers Reaches 1,000 Wins

December 1, 2021:

Hunter Myers made his 1,000th trip to the winner’s circle after triumphing with Over Six in MGM Northfield Park’s fifth race on Wednesday (Dec. 1)....read on

Soho Burning Love A Dominates

December 1, 2021:

Soho Burning Love A dominated in Wednesday night's (Dec. 1) $25,000 Mares Winners Over/Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs....read on

Cummings Wins Five At Batavia

December 1, 2021:

Kevin Cummings had a good day at the office at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Dec. 1), winning five races on the 10-race card, including the $12,100 Open II Handicap for distaff pacers, in which No Where To Hide made quick and easy work of a short field of six....read on

Fillies Open Delaware Stakes Series

December 1, 2021:

Stealing Bases and Cinders Baby posted matching 1:54.4 miles in their respective first-round divisions of the last Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund series for three-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday night (Dec. 1) at Dover Downs....read on

Jeffery P And Palone Shine At Meadows

December 1, 2021:

Jeffery P cruised to his fourth straight — and 15th win this year — in Wednesday’s $16,000 Open Handicap Trot at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows....read on

Updates To Haughton And Doherty Stakes

December 1, 2021:

The Meadowlands and Hambletonian Society have announced a purse increase and Breeders Crown “Win And You’re In” status for the Peter Haughton and Jim Doherty Memorial Stakes for 2022....read on

Elitlopp To Become Richest Trotting Race

December 1, 2021:

With a major purse boost for the 2022 edition of the Elitlopp, Sweden's top trot will become the world's richest harness racing event for trotters....read on

OLG Releases New Horse Racing Economic Impact Study

November 30, 2021:

Working in partnership with Ontario’s horse racing industry, OLG has prepared and released a new study that quantifies the economic impact and employment levels of the sector in Ontario....read on

Journalism Entries Due December 20

December 1, 2021:

The best of harness racing journalism in 2020-21 will be honoured by the U.S. Harness Writers Association with the John Hervey Awards for writing, Sam McKee Award for broadcasting, and George Smallsreed Awards for photography. The deadline for entries is December 20 at 5 p.m....read on

Jim Parish Passes

November 30, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that long-time Standardbred owner and breeder Jim Parish of Chesley, Ont. passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 30) at the age of 87....read on

Reibeling Scores First Win

November 30, 2021:

Braiden Reibeling visited the winner's circle for the first time in his driving career after the evening's first race at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday (Nov. 30)....read on

Guardian Angel AS To Stand Stud

November 30, 2021:

Millionaire trotting stallion Guardian Angel AS will start his initial season at stud in 2022....read on

Alberta Cancels Two More Dates

November 30, 2021:

A statement from Horse Racing Alberta issued on Monday (Nov. 29) indicated that two more upcoming race dates at Century Mile have been cancelled as the province's harness racing industry continues to battle an equine influenza outbreak....read on

Buffalo Stall Applications Available

November 30, 2021:

Stall applications for the 2022 racing season at Buffalo Raceway are now available to horsepeople....read on

Philadelphia Moves December Dates

November 30, 2021:

Officials at Harrah's Philadelphia have announced a change in the schedule for their final month of their 2021 harness racing season, extending the meeting to December 31....read on

Test Of Faith Ranks No. 1 In Final Poll

November 30, 2021:

Three-year-old female pacer Test Of Faith ended the Grand Circuit season as the No. 1-ranked horse in the final 2021 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll released Tuesday (Nov. 30)....read on

Southwind Chrome Retired, To Stud

November 30, 2021:

World champion trotter Southwind Chrome has been retired and will commence stallion duty in 2022....read on

The Art Of Cold-Weather Racing Safety

November 29, 2021:

When it comes to weathering the cold months in Standardbred racing, practices put in place from all participants may differ, but the end game is always the same....read on

USHWA Accepting Caretaker Nominations

November 30, 2021:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Caretaker of the Year Award, presented by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA)....read on

New Vocations Planning Stallion Auction

November 30, 2021:

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is currently organizing its 24th Annual Stallion Auction to be held via OnGait.com February 1-3, 2022....read on

Carl Becker Passes

November 29, 2021:

Carl Becker, a 2018 inductee into the Communicators’ Corner of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY, passed away on Monday after a brief illness. He was 84....read on

Louis Albert Welsh Passes

November 29, 2021:

Longtime Standardbred owner Louis Albert Welsh of Windsor, Ont. passed away on Friday, Nov. 19 at the age of 96....read on

European Star Alrajah One To North America

November 29, 2021:

A multiple Group 1 stakes-winning trotter in Europe, Alrajah One is on the move and headed to North America next month....read on

Gayle Kerr Passes

November 29, 2021:

Gayle Kerr, a lifelong and popular harness racing participant, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 28 in Orlando, Florida....read on

Music Director Passes

November 28, 2021:

After a long and successful career on the racetrack and a post-retirement promise kept by his former caretaker, Standardbred pacer Music Director passed away peacefully at his forever home in Milton, Ont. on November 15, at the age of 32....read on

Steve Heimbecker: Believing In Families

November 28, 2021:

Steve Heimbecker has loved horses since hanging around the barn with his dad as a youngster. He also loves to win races with horses, and although he’s made a very significant investment in yearlings the past few years, it seems like he’s taking it up a notch....read on / continuer à lire

Equine Flu, EIA In Alberta

November 26, 2021:

Multiple cases of Equine Influenza Virus and one case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) have been confirmed in Alberta....read on

AGCO Facility Inspection Reminder

November 26, 2021:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) would like to remind the horse racing industry that under the provincial legislation that governs horse racing, AGCO Compliance Officials have the authority to inspect for equine medications at racetracks and training centres, and any place where racehorses are stabled....read on

A Drive To Support Holiday Challenge

November 25, 2021:

Caretaker Kelley McNiven is taking the reins to organize a Christmas toy drive and contest for Woodbine Mohawk Park horsepeople to support the second annual Drivers’ Holiday Challenge taking place next month at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

A Fantasy First Foal Choice

November 24, 2021:

If you could own the first foal of one of the following mares, the top 20 money-earning fillies and mares of 2021, whose first foal would you choose?....read on

Virus Outbreak Halts Alberta Racing

November 23, 2021:

The live programs of harness racing scheduled for November 26 and 27 at Century Mile have been cancelled due to an equine virus outbreak that prompted more than 30 scratches for the track's opening card on Friday (Nov. 19)....read on

Are You Race Ready For 2022?

November 19, 2021:

All racehorses are required to have a microchip to race in North America in 2022. We are in the final stretch of this project and if you still have horses without microchips, you must act now....read on

Here's To Our Breeders

November 14, 2021:

"I really hate when people argue about who is more important to our business...We’re all in this together, most of us because we love it, and after the horses themselves no one is more important than the next. We’re all important."....read on / continuer à lire

SC Implements Vaccination Policy

November 3, 2021:

In the interest of the safety and well being of members, stakeholders and employees, Standardbred Canada has implemented a Vaccination Policy for its full-time and part-time employees, contractors, Racing Services representatives, and Identification Technicians....read on

Race Rewind: San Pail, You Da Man!

October 28, 2021:

Ten years ago, San Pail captivated harness racing fans on his way to winning one of the most iconic Breeders Crown races when he defeated the world's best trotters to cement himself as one of Canada's greatest racehorses....read on

Virtual Event For 2021 O'Brien Awards

October 27, 2021:

Standardbred Canada’s Board of Directors today announced that the 2021 O’Brien Awards Gala will be a virtual event in February....read on

English / French Online Entry Resources

July 11, 2021:

Avez-vous besoin d’aide pour utiliser le libre-service d’inscription en ligne de SC? Do you need assistance with using SC’s Self Serve Online Entry?...read on

Trainers: Make Your Entries Online 24-7!

June 9, 2021:

Standardbred Canada’s FREE Self-Serve online entry program is available for trainers to enter horses to race and quality, and it’s available 24-7! Racetracks across the country are requesting that trainers use Self-Serve....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


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