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Pemberton Prevails In Mohawk Gold

September 28, 2020:

A rain-soaked surface did not prevent Pemberton from employing his trademark finishing kick to capture Monday's sole $158,000 three-year-old trotting colt Gold Series division at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

P L Jill Flawless In Preferred

September 28, 2020:

On a night that speed wasn’t holding up due to a tiring track from an early-evening rainstorm, P L Jill busted the track bias and came up huge in Monday’s $36,000 Preferred Handicap for trotters....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

OnGait Fall Yearling Sale In The Books

September 28, 2020:

The OnGait.com Fall Yearling Sale concluded a successful session this past Saturday (Sept. 26)....read on

Leamington 'Capping Contest Update

September 28, 2020:

Ontario Racing handicapper Nicholas 'Ace' Barnsdale made a move in this week's installment of the $500 Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge, closing the gap on Leamington track announcer Nathan Bain by 11 points....read on

Rideau Claiming Series Noms Due Oct. 5

September 28, 2020:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway are reminding all horsepeople that nominations for the Brian Jerome Memorial Fall Claiming Series are due on Monday, October 5....read on

Last Call: Free 'Fire Preparedness' Course

September 28, 2020:

Officials with Equine Guelph are making AGCO licence holders aware that they are eligible to take a free ‘Fire & Emergency Preparedness’ online short course, which is valued at $85. The course will start next Monday (Oct. 5) and will run through October 13....read on

Western Fair Training/Qualifying Info

September 28, 2020:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District have announced an important change to the track's weekly training/qualifying schedule for the upcoming fall meet....read on

Big Win For Manitoba's Youngest Owners

September 28, 2020:

Canada plays host to thousands of Standardbred races each year. The world-class stakes events, the sires stakes battles, and high-classed races surely garner a great deal of publicity, and rightfully so. With that being said, the national industry did not come to a standstill when Great Quote held on to win in 2:03 during the Miami Fair's meet-closing program on September 12. Although, for the youngest racehorses owners in Manitoba, the victory in the $1,800 race was nothing less than a seismic moment....read on

Mohawk Training Info

September 28, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park’s race office would like to inform horsepeople that the sign–up for training this Wednesday (Sept. 30) at Mohawk Park opens later today (Monday, Sept. 28) at 3 p.m....read on

Carrying On Langley's Legacy

September 28, 2020:

“I believe that Barry (Barry Langley), in spirit form, is providing some magic. No one in the world could convince me otherwise. Between the love that we put into her (As Seely Promised) and Barry’s helping on the other side, I think we’ll be okay."...read on

Northfield Cancels After Five

September 28, 2020:

Due to inclement weather creating track conditions deemed unsafe by the drivers, Northfield Park was forced to cancel the remainder of the Monday program after the fifth race....read on

Napolitano Brothers Dominate At Pocono

September 28, 2020:

George Napolitano, Jr. and his brother Anthony, the two winningest drivers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, captured nine of the fourteen races on the Monday afternoon card – and still they had to share the spotlight with a trainer who boosted her career win total to 32....read on

Faves Dominate Delaware Stakes

September 28, 2020:

Leonard Hubbard's Zs Dream and MST Racing Inc and George Teague's Subban each won their respective $20,000 divisions in the second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes action for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Dancing Lew Sets Stake Record

September 28, 2020:

A fourth Massachusetts Sire Stake record was broken during only the second day of competition when the two-year-olds of both gaits and genders hit the track at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon, getting the series off to its fastest start ever. And all five division winners on Monday also took new lifetime marks....read on

Enzio Upsets In Meadows Feature

September 28, 2020:

Enzio overpowered the leader near the three-quarters and went on to spring a 9-1 upset in Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 conditioned trot....read on

HISA Discussion Continues

September 28, 2020:

On Monday, September 28, the United States Trotting Association issued a press release in regard to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, which has made a great deal of news in the industry south of the border....read on

H3R's 'Super Sunday' In The Books

September 27, 2020:

On September 27, two track records fell by the wayside as the Hippodrome 3R played host to its 'Super Sunday,' which featured eight series finals with purses on the card totalling more than $508,000....read on

All-Stakes Summerside Sunday

September 27, 2020:

The Ron Gass stable was firing on all cylinders Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27) during an all-stakes program at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Massive Flirt Trots Track Record In Gold

September 27, 2020:

While Warrawee Vicky padded her place on the leaderboard, Massive Flirt put on a show of force in the second of two Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies, setting a track and stakes record at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Sept. 27)....read on

St Louis Jr. Scores No. 2,000

September 27, 2020:

Driver Marc St Louis, Jr. entered the Sunday (Sept. 27) card at Leamington Raceway three wins shy of a career plateau....read on

ASHA Yearling Sale In The Books

September 27, 2020:

On Saturday, September 26, the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) held its 2020 Yearling Sale at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino....read on

Bill Galvin Passes; Arrangements Set

September 26, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer William ‘Bill’ Galvin of Mississauga, Ont. has passed away at the age of 89....read on

Mr Contestant Upsets At Rideau

September 27, 2020:

Sent the longest shot on the board, Mr Contestant coasted on the lead and clung to command late to score at 28-1 in the $9,200 Preferred Handicap Trot at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday (Sept. 27)....read on

Hughgetthecredit Bold At Inverness

September 27, 2020:

Although he was sent off as the public's 3-1 third choice, Hughgetthecredit raced like the chalk on Sunday (Sept. 27) at Inverness Raceway....read on

2021 ATSS Funding Announced

September 27, 2020:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association would like to thank the Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association on the recent commitment of $300,000 to the Atlantic Sire Stakes program for 2021....read on

'The Secretary' Has It Under Control

September 28, 2020:

One of the standout performances of the Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27) program at Running Aces was turned in by sophomore trotting filly SB Madam Secretary, who was guided by driver Darrell Wright....read on

Three Stakes Records Fall In MASS

September 27, 2020:

The $1.4 million (est.) Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) kicked off its 2020 season at Plainridge Park on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27) when the three-year-olds took center stage for their first of three legs. The track was lightning fast and the performances were as well as three stake records fell right out of the box....read on

Vorst Victorious In Pocono Feature

September 27, 2020:

Vorst was best in the $14,000 featured pace during the Sunday (Sept. 27) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, springing a 16-1 upset while equaling her lifetime mark of 1:51.3....read on

Jacks Legend Large At Philly

September 27, 2020:

Jacks Legend N ($12.40) lifted off second-over cover and paced a vicious :26.4 closing sectional to overpower 3-5 favourite Rodeo Rock for a 1:49.3 score—his second-straight victory—in Sunday's (Sept. 27) $14,400 pacing feature at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

2020 Kawartha Meet In The Books

September 27, 2020:

Kawartha Downs concluded its 2020 meet on Saturday (Sept. 26) with the track's largest mutuel handle of the season as well as a big payoff....read on

Lexington Selected's COVID-19 Protocols

September 27, 2020:

Officials of the Lexington Selected Sales Co. have announced COVID-19 protocols for both consignors and those planning to attend the upcoming yearling and mixed sales, to be held Oct. 5-10 at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, KY....read on

Venerate Wins Mohawk Million

September 26, 2020:

Julie Miller trainee Venerate stormed through the stretch to nail 4-5 favourite Donna Soprano and win the inaugural edition of the Mohawk Million, which went for a purse of $1,320,000, on Saturday (Sept. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Alagna Scores In Metro With Exploit

September 26, 2020:

When 1-5 favourite and Tony Alagna trainee Abuckabett Hanover faltered through the stretch off a first-over grind, stablemate Exploit tipped off his helmet and surged by pacesetter Bayfield Beach to win the $720,000 Metro Pace on Saturday (Sept. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Kissin In The Sand Rebounds In Milton

September 26, 2020:

Scratching from sickness in the Roses Are Red Final, Kissin In The Sand returned to the track with a swift performance in the Milton elimination and parlayed that effort to a 1:49 show of force in the $215,000 final on Saturday (Sept. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Caviart Audrey Claims ‘Lady’ In DQ

September 26, 2020:

A stretch skirmish resulting in Scarlett Hanover hitting the line first landed Caviart Audrey in the winner’s circle of the $455,000 Shes A Great Lady Final on Saturday (Sept. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Perfection Reigns For Woodmere Stealdeal

September 27, 2020:

Stakes Saturday (Sept. 27) was the Marc Campbell show thanks in part to the 10th straight win from Woodmere Stealdeal at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

SC Rewind: The 1971 Art Derby

September 26, 2020:

In the current edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls a rather novel promotion from 50 years ago that was spearheaded by Bill Galvin, longtime Publicity official of the Ontario Jockey Club....read on

Kawartha President: Racing Will Return

September 25, 2020:

As Kawartha Downs concludes its 2020 season of harness racing on Saturday (Sept. 26) the track's President is confident that racing will return to the Peterborough-area oval in 2021....read on

3R Adds Four Race Dates

September 24, 2020:

At the Facebook Live post position draw Wednesday afternoon for the Super Sunday race card Sunday (Sept. 27) at Hippodrome 3R, Claude Levesque, Chairman of the Quebec Jockey Club, announced that four additional race dates have been added to the 2020 schedule....read on

Tall Dark Stranger To Hanover In 2021

September 24, 2020:

It is with great excitement and pride that Hanover Shoe Farms announces the addition of three-year-old pacing colt phenom Tall Dark Stranger to its stallion roster for the 2021 breeding season....read on

NCAD In Photos

September 24, 2020:

The third edition of National Caretaker Appreciation Day events, that took place from September 18 - 20, was shared on broadcasts, video streams, web, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram....read on

Forbidden Trade Done For 2020

September 23, 2020:

While trainer Luc Blais has a pair of chances for a million-dollar win on Saturday night, the horse that got him his first million-dollar win has been shut down for the year....read on

Caretakers Appreciated Across Canada

September 22, 2020:

For the third consecutive year, National Caretaker Appreciation Day (NCAD) events were held across the country this past weekend (September 18 - 20) as 11 racetracks, along with numerous farms, stables and training centres recognized and rewarded caretakers in partnership with Standardbred Canada....read on

Western Fair Racing Returns October 7

September 21, 2020:

The 2020 fall race season at The Raceway at Western Fair District is set to kick off in early October. Fans will notice changes to the schedule, wagering menu, and the implementation of capacity limits and updated COVID-19 protocols....read on

Reminder: Changes To Flamboro, Western Fair Race Date Schedules

September 15, 2020:

Horsepeople and racing fans in Ontario are being reminded that in late August the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario approved applications submitted by Flamboro Downs and The Raceway at Western Fair District to amend their 2020 race date schedules....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

What To Know About Strangles

August 13, 2020:

Dr. Alison Moore, Lead Veterinarian for Animal Health and Welfare at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, has penned the following Q & A feature on equine strangles....read on

Coming To Canada From The U.S. To Race?

August 10, 2020:

As Grand Circuit stakes season for Canadian harness racing is fast approaching, participants are reminded that the Standardbred Canada's field reps are all working off-site....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

SC Launches Online Entries

May 15, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is pleased to launch Self-Serve 2.0, the upgraded and improved online entry program for SC member trainers....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

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

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

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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