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Waxman's Operation Profiled

December 11, 2008:

At just 29 years of age, Aaron Waxman has made a rather big name for himself in the standardbred racing industry. An article today in the Brantford Expositor spotlights his stable, led by Real Artist colt Dali, which will be contesting the $249,113 Matron Stakes Monday, December 3....read on

Pennsylvania Also Bans 'Dovington' Horses

December 11, 2008:

Officials from Pennsylvania have followed New Jersey's lead and, for now, banned standardbreds that were at the Dovington Training Center. The action comes due to the confirmation of a seven-year-old mare testing positive for herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)....read on

Sophomore Colts Star In 'Incredible' Series

December 10, 2008:

After first round action at Maywood Park, round two in the Incredible Finale series for three-year-old pacing colts shifted to Balmoral Park as a field of eight state-breds was sent postward for a purse of $5,000....read on

Ben Magic Is Magical At Pompano

December 10, 2008:

Magic was in the air for Canadian trainer-owner Denitza Petrova Wednesday night at the Isle Pompano Park. Her three-year-old Dauntless Bunny gelding, Ben Magic ($7.80) made his debut at Pompano to capture his first pari-mutuel win in 26 lifetime starts....read on

Vicki Gram Upsets In Dover Open

December 10, 2008:

A 33-1 shot Vicki Gram got up to win the $26,000 Open trot while Ruffled Tux won for the third straight time in the feature pace at Dover Downs on a rainy Wednesday. The sports leading driver Tony Morgan collected four more wins....read on

Standout Year For St. Louis

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December 10, 2008:

Year end statistics are not in just yet but that does not matter for 20-year-old driver Marc St. Louis, Jr., who has already reached a remarkable career milestone....read on

Card Drawn For Western Regionals

December 10, 2008:

The draw for the Western Regional Driving Championship is complete and eight top reinsmen are set to battle for the regional title on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C....read on

'Dovington' Horses Barred From NJ Tracks

December 10, 2008:

According to the New Jersey SBOA, the Meadowlands Racetrack and Freehold Raceway will not be accepting entries of horses shipping from the Dovington Training Center in Delaware....read on

WEG Doing More Great Charity Work

December 10, 2008:

Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced a new scholarship program at Humber College for Rexdale youth....read on

'Monticello Marathon' Set To Go Dec. 15

December 10, 2008:

Monticello Raceway's one and three-quarter mile 'Monticello Marathon' will be taking place on Monday, December 15, as eight trotters have been entered to contest the event....read on

Betfair To Sponsor Major T-Bred Races

December 10, 2008:

According to a report, Betfair, the online betting exchange, has come to an agreement with England’s Ascot Racecourse to become the new sponsor of the prestigious King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes....read on

SC Launches Mobile Site

December 10, 2008:

Did you know that Standardbred Canada has a mobile version of its website?...read on

Trites Comments On 2008 Season

December 10, 2008:

Todd Trites has achieved the goal he set this season of winning 150 races in a single season. That came some time ago, but he is now on the brink of collecting his 200th victory of the season. With some racing luck, he could reach it this weekend....read on

Details For BC Mixed Sale

December 10, 2008:

The BC Standardbred Breeders Society is offering three broodmares (Hanks Girl, ...read on

$200 Million Additional Bonding For Concord Expansion

December 10, 2008:

According to a report, Louis Cappelli and his partners in the grand expansion of the Concord Resort Hotel in New York State, will now be able to take advantage of an additional $200 million bonding fr...read on

Rideau Clarifies Position On 'Rideau Express'

December 10, 2008:

In response to concerns expressed by Attractions Hippiques, Rideau Carleton Raceway today announced that it would like to clarify the situation regarding the Rideau Express bus....read on

Attractions Hippiques' Open Letter To The Quebec Industry

December 10, 2008:

On Wednesday, December 10, officials at Attractions Hippiques released an open letter to the Quebec horse racing industry in both English and French....read on

NCRHHA Calls Meeting

December 10, 2008:

The National Capital Region Harness Horse Association has announced the scheduling of a meeting for horsepeople in the area of Belleville, Ontario to vote on a contract....read on

Listen: Should 'The Beach' Have Been Considered For Lou Marsh?

December 10, 2008:

On the Tuesday, December 10 edition of Prime Time Sports, host Bob McCown, Toronto Star sports writers Dave Perkins and Mary Ormsby, and Globe & Mail scribe Stephen Brunt discussed the voting process for the 2008 Lou Marsh Award....read on

Rideau Qualifiers Cancelled

December 10, 2008:

The Rideau Carleton Raceway race office has told Trot Insider that the qualifying races scheduled for Thursday, December 11 have been cancelled....read on

Two USHWA Awards For Schnittker

December 10, 2008:

Ray Schnittker, trainer of multiple stakes winner Deweycheatumnhowe, has been voted the winner of USHWA's Glen Garnsey Trainer of the Year and W.R. Haughton Good Guy Award....read on

Speed Rules In Georgian Features

December 9, 2008:

The name of the game was go to the front and don’t look back in two of Tuesday evening’s trio of Preferred events at Georgian Downs....read on

Catalina Morgan Scores For Canucks

December 9, 2008:

Canadian-owned Catalina Morgan scored her seventh win of the season in the $16,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Pompano Park on Tuesday....read on

Eight Straight For Perfect M Forever

December 9, 2008:

The win streak is now eight and counting for Perfect M Forever, who turned in a flawless performance to take home top prize in Tuesday’s $26,000 Fillies & Mares Open at Dover Downs....read on

Winacott Wins For The First Time

December 9, 2008:

Fans at Kawartha Downs are very familiar with the name 'Winacott' thanks to the well-documented success of trainer Mark Winacott....read on

Prism K Equals Meadows Track Record

December 9, 2008:

Prism K hustled to the lead from Post 7 and didn’t look back en route to equalling the track record for aged geldings in the $25,000 Preferred Trot on Tuesday at The Meadows....read on

Marsh Award "For Humans Only?"

December 9, 2008:

Two major announcements pertaining to the Lou Marsh Award, which is doled out annually to Canada’s Athlete of the Year, were made earlier today....read on

McCown To Discuss Lou Marsh Voting

December 9, 2008:

Trot Insider has learned that this evening on Primetime Sports, host Bob McCown, along with Toronto Star columnists Dave Perkins and Mary Ormsby, will discuss the voting process that occurred today for the Lou Marsh Award....read on

Georgian Announces New Signature Stakes Race

December 9, 2008:

Georgian Downs today unveiled a new stakes event to join its growing repertoire, the $500,000 Upper Canada Cup....read on

Box Closing For 'Monticello Marathon'

December 9, 2008:

Monticello Raceway has announced the scheduling of the Monticello Marathon, a trotting race to be contested at a distance of one and three-quarter miles, as its feature race on Monday, December 15....read on

RCI To Tackle Shadow Training?

December 9, 2008:

According to a report, the Racing Commissioners International Model Rules Committee this week discussed a possible model rule that would prevent suspended trainers from making any decisions related to horse they formerly trained....read on

Petitclerc Wins 2008 Lou Marsh Award

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December 9, 2008:

Standardbred Canada congratulates Chantal Petitclerc, who was today announced the winner of the Lou Marsh Award as Canada's Athlete of the Year....read on

Batavia Downs Meet Wrap-Up

December 9, 2008:

Batavia Downs concluded its 62nd season of live harness racing on Saturday, December 6....read on

Bartlett Named '08 Rising Star

December 9, 2008:

One of the hottest young drivers on the scene today, Jason Bartlett, has been chosen t...read on

Scott Zeron Surpasses $1 Million

December 9, 2008:

Harness racing's next generation is making their presence felt on the scene. Just over a week ago, 18-year-old driver Doug McNair enjoyed his first million dollar season, while 19-year-old Scott Zeron celebrated the milestone on Saturday night (December 6) at Georgian Downs....read on

MacGrath: 'Beach' On The Mend

December 9, 2008:

He reluctantly had to scratch Somebeachsomewhere from the Matron Stakes eliminations due to a fever, but Brent MacGrath has said that the superstar pacer's health is currently on the upswing....read on

Lou Marsh Vote Today

December 9, 2008:

Dave Perkins of the Toronto Star has revealed that voting for the 2008 Lou Marsh Award will be taking place today. He also wrote that with Somebeachsomewhere in the mix, there is definitely a different 'player' in the running....read on

Matron Elims To Dali & Blueridge Western

December 8, 2008:

Dali and Blueridge Western had no problem finding their way to victory lane in their respective $41,519 elimination of the Matron for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Monday at Dover Downs....read on

OSAS Final To Herestopatrick

December 8, 2008:

Herestopatrick needed every inch of racetrack to score a nose decision in Monday’s $40,100 Ontario Sired Autumn Series Final for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Preferred Score For Pacific Oak

December 8, 2008:

Pacific Oak and trainer/driver Kenny Oliver won a game of “catch me if you can” in Monday’s feature race – the $18,400 Preferred Pace - at Western Fair Raceway....read on

Historic Memorabilia Headlines Hughes Auction

December 8, 2008:

At this time in harness racing history, it is appropriate that an item heavily rooted in the Maritimes would launch the Kurt Hughes Online Benefit Auction....read on

Gold Cup & Saucer Seats Donated To Hughes Auction

December 8, 2008:

Harness Racing PEI and the Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre have donated a table for four to the 50th running of the Gold Cup & Saucer in August 2009 for the online auction to support i...read on

Taylor & Curran To Be Honoured

December 8, 2008:

The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) has chosen Ellen Taylor, executive director of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF), and Ottawa-area horsewoman Ann Curran, the creator and c...read on

Drastic Measures In Quebec

December 8, 2008:

The Montreal Gazette ran an article this past weekend regarding the extremely tough decisions horsepeople in the province are having to make due to the dire situation they currently face....read on

EHV In Delaware-Area Standardbred

December 8, 2008:

Today, Dr. Heather Hirst, Delaware State Veterinarian announced that PCR test results from the University of Kentucky confirm that a Standardbred horse in Kent Country has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), a highly infectious viral disease of horses....read on

HRPEI Office Closure Notice

December 8, 2008:

Harness Racing PEI has announced that its offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Staff will be attending funeral services for the late Paul MacDonald....read on

Tetrick Comments On Surgery

December 8, 2008:

Driver Tim Tetrick, who recently smashed his own earnings record with more than $19.8 million in purses this season, is in good spirits and resting comfortably after undergoing hip replacement surgery on his right hip....read on

SBSW Featured On 'The National' Tonight

December 8, 2008:

The quest to make Somebeachsomewhere the 2008 Lou Marsh Award winner will be featured during tonight's edition of The National, which goes to air at 10:00 p.m. (ET)....read on

Last Chance For $20 TrackIt

December 8, 2008:

Standardbred Canada members only have until March 1, 2009 to take advantage of the special $20 introductory rate for a one-year TrackIt subscription...read on

Marymatt Hanover Euthanized

December 8, 2008:

An illustrious racing career was cut all too short during Saturday night’s (December 6) sixth race at Woodbine Racetrack....read on


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