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Winter Blues Goes Snowshoeing

January 2, 2009:

Trainer and co-owner Ian Reid is hoping the conditions suit his pupil, Winter Blues, as the Snowshoe Pacing Series, for three and four-year-old non-winners of two races lifetime (as of October 31, 2008) gets underway at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday, January 2....read on

Rideau Preferred To Imjustalittleguy

January 1, 2009:

Imjustalittleguy finished the 2008 season on a winning note at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and it was more of the same in tonight’s 2009 debut for the Ted McDonald trainee....read on

Preszcator Pupils Take Three At Flamboro

January 1, 2009:

Trainer Wayne Preszcator kicked off his New Year with a bang thanks to a perfect day of racing at Canada’s fastest half-mile oval....read on

Favourites Foiled In Blizzard Series Opener

January 1, 2009:

A trio of $20,000 divisions of the Blizzard Pacing Series for three-year-old fillies and four-year-old mares kicked off the 2009 season at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday afternoon, and it proved to be a tough day for the favourites....read on

P H Bestman Upsets In Valedictory

January 1, 2009:

It took a lifetime best performance for P H Bestman to knock off the foes he faced in the $47,800 final of the Valedictory Pacing Series at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday afternoon....read on

OHHA Comments On Draw For January 5

January 1, 2009:

This afternoon, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued a release to the industry regarding today’s draw for the Monday, January 5 card of racing at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Top Website Videos of 2008

January 1, 2009:

In the same way one horse dominated Trot Insider's year-end recap of top news headlines, one horse also dominates the SC website's most viewed videos of 2008...read on

WEG Posts Message To Customers

January 1, 2009:

Woodbine Entertainment Group posted the following message on their website homepage this morning...read on

More Simulcasting Disputes

December 31, 2008:

Ocean Downs Racetrack announced today that it will be forced to suspend simulcast wagering at the racetrack and its off-track betting location, The Cambridge Turf Club, in Cambridge, Maryland, as of January 1, 2009, pending resolution of a contract issue with the Ocean Downs horsemen....read on

Dovington Training Center Quarantine Lifted

December 31, 2008:

Bob Moore, the Delaware Department of Agriculture animal health inspector and supervisor, announced Wednesday, Dec. 31, that the quarantine of horses at the Dovington Training Center was lifted....read on

Fraser Cancels New Year's Day Card

December 31, 2008:

Live racing at Fraser Downs has been cancelled for tomorrow, January 1st, due to unsafe track conditions....read on

MacLeans Find Way To Winner’s Circle

December 31, 2008:

Trainer Dion MacLean teamed up with driver Wayne MacLean for three wins on Wednesday’s 12-race New Year’s Eve matinee card at Sudbury Downs including the featured $20,000 Preferred Pace....read on

Hervey Award Winners Announced

December 31, 2008:

M. Kelly Young, Gordon Waterstone, Harry Giglio and Horse Racing Alberta/Whiteiron Productions were named award winners for their exceptional contributions to harness racing journalism in 2008, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Wednesday....read on

Could Harness Racing Be Next?

December 31, 2008:

In response to the recent decision to ban greyhound racing in Massachusetts, Hall of Fame writer Dean Hoffman voices his concerns regarding animal cruelty in harness racing in his latest blog Could humane activists shut down racing?....read on

OHHA Clarifies Horsepeople's Request

December 31, 2008:

To clarify the position of the members who met and voted last night at the OHHA meeting held in Milton, Ontario, horsepeople are asked not to enter horses into the box at Woodbine starting immediately....read on

Warp Speed Needed For Valedictory Win; Blizzard Series Kick-Off

December 31, 2008:

The first stakes final of WEG’s 2009 season will the $47,800 Valedictory Pacing Series finale on New Years’ Day and trainer Ben Wallace is hoping his pupil will live up to his name and leave his competition in a heap of interstellar dust....read on

WEG Guarantees Revenue Sharing Arrangement

December 31, 2008:

Contrary to OHHA's misrepresentation to the membership, Woodbine Entertainment Group's Access Agreements are contracts which guarantee and protect existing revenue share arrangements with horsemen....read on

SC Holiday Hours

December 31, 2008:

Please be aware of Standardbred Canada's holiday hours for its main office in Mississauga, Ontario. The office will be closing today, Wednesday, December 31, at 12:00 noon....read on

Fair Winds Farm Selected NJ Breeder Of The Year

December 31, 2008:

The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey has said “well done” to Fair Winds Farm thanks in large part to a pacing colt named Well Said....read on

'Dewey' Named NJ Horse Of The Year

December 31, 2008:

Deweycheatumnhowe, the trotting powerhouse who won the Hambletonian and all but three of his 25 career starts, has been named New Jersey Standardbred of the Year for 2008....read on

OHHA Members Meet & Vote To Continue Woodbine Boycott

December 31, 2008:

Over 120 horsepeople, owners, trainers, drivers and grooms, braved the winter storm on Tuesday night to discuss the Ontario Harness Horse Association’s (OHHA) negotiations with the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) for a Standardbred racing contract....read on

P H Super Dave Returning To The Maritimes

December 31, 2008:

It was announced this week that a deal had been struck to bring home former stakes winner P H Super Dave to the Maritimes. Businessman David MacDonald has purchased the pacer who has been racing the half-mile oval at Freehold Raceway....read on

Lifestream Mindale Sparkles In Simpson

December 30, 2008:

Lifestream Mindale was a dominant winner in Tuesday’s $39,400 final of the Robert Simpson Pacing Series at Georgian Downs, and that was music to the ears of owner Gerrie Tucker of Montreal, Quebec....read on

Esmeralda Semalu Sweeps To Victory Lane

December 30, 2008:

Quebec-bred Esmeralda Semalu not only won her debut race at Pompano Park on Tuesday, but the mare did it in style for trainer/driver Joe Pavia, Jr. with a last-to-first move on the final turn to win the $16,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace in 1:53.2....read on

Classy Stacy Cruises At Trois Rivieres

December 30, 2008:

Winning is something Classy Stacy has done on a regular basis in recent weeks, and on Tuesday night she continued her winning ways by taking home top prize in the co-featured $12,000 Invitational Trot....read on

Trotting Titans To Return In 2009

December 30, 2008:

Enough Talk and Corleone Kosmos finished 1-2 in the most tightly contested Dan Patch Award balloting for 2008. After such successful campaigns, their connections plan to change very little next year....read on

ORC Grants Fort Erie License Continuation

December 30, 2008:

Fort Erie will have its racetrack license continued for a period of 30 days according to a Notice to the Industry released earlier this evening by the Ontario Racing Commission....read on

Jans Luck Takes Meadows Main Event, Palone Nabs Seven

December 30, 2008:

Dave Palone and Jans Luck finished the year in customary fine fashion Tuesday at The Meadows as Palone guided the redoubtable mare to her 15th victory of the season in the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace — one of his seven wins on the 15-race card....read on

'Beach' Continues To Make Headlines

December 30, 2008:

In a year-end review of sports, The Chronicle Herald declared 2008 to be the "year of the horse” thanks to pacing sensation Somebeachsomewhere....read on

SHOP On Racing Contract

December 30, 2008:

In a release to the industry, The Standardbred Horse Owners Panel (SHOP) has announced its support for the continuation of harness racing at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Jamieson Top Driver At WEG, Baillargeon & Fellows Share Trainer Honours

December 30, 2008:

Jody Jamieson wrapped up a stellar season with a holiday bow last night at Woodbine Racetrack by capturing his first WEG Driver’s title with a total of 282 wins from 1,666 starts, and a UDRS of .297....read on

Quebec Crisis In The News

December 30, 2008:

A Canadian Press story released today profiled the very worst of the situation from the province of Quebec. Its title and content are a clear warning about the situation and how it may be seen by the general public....read on

HHI Responds To Contract Dispute

December 30, 2008:

This afternoon Harness Horsemen International issued the following release in response to the 2009 contract dispute between the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Ontario Harness Horse Association. ...read on

Pick 7 To Vegas Showdown At CDPEC

December 30, 2008:

Harness Racing PEI is putting the finishes touches to the Pick 7 to Las Vegas promotion Saturday at the Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre....read on

Entry Forms Available For 2009 SC Sales

December 30, 2008:

Entry forms are now online for all 2009 Standardbred Canada sales....read on

V75 Pool At $14.3 Million

December 30, 2008:

With no payouts last week because they did not meet the government’s minimum threshold, the Swedish V75 pool has increased to $14.3 million US, with an estimated jackpot of $2.75 million this coming Saturday....read on

Freehold Announces Purse Reductions

December 30, 2008:

Freehold Raceway announced today that effective January 2, 2009 overnight purses will be reduced 25% across the board. Stakes races scheduled to begin in March would not be affected....read on

Woodbine Cards Drawn For Friday & Saturday

December 30, 2008:

The draws for Friday and Saturday's programs at Woodbine Racetrack are complete and entries are available for viewing online....read on

Meadowlands Announces Date For 2009 NHHC

December 30, 2008:

The 2009 National Harness Handicapping Championship has been set for April 25 at Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

'The Beach' On CBC News

December 30, 2008:

Last week, world champion Somebeachsomewhere was featured in a half hour broadcast on CBC News-Nova Scotia as 2008's Newsmaker of the Year hosted by Jim Nunn....read on

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pace Set

December 30, 2008:

Although the United States will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 19 his actual birthday is January 15 and Monticello Raceway’s 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pace is slated to go to post on that date; Thursday, January 15, 2009....read on

KHRC Meeting On Tuesday

December 30, 2008:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington....read on

Trois Rivieres Features To SOS Starmania And Buckys Luck

December 29, 2008:

SOS Starmania won one for the favourite players and Buckys Luck did the same for the longshot lovers in Monday’s co-features at Sulky Trois Rivieres....read on

Rip Rockin Lady Takes Niagara Final

December 29, 2008:

Rip Rockin Lady and driver Ty Buter needed every inch of real estate to get up for a narrow score over race favourite Windsong Experanza in Monday’s $44,200 final of the Niagara Pacing Series at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Power Outage Forces "No Contest" At Flamboro

December 29, 2008:

A freak power outage occurred in the middle of the fifth race at Flamboro Downs on Monday evening, forcing the ORC Judges to declare the race a “No Contest”....read on

Change Of Fortune For Cuban Seelster

December 29, 2008:

After a disappointing eight-place finish in last week’s edition of the Preferred 2 Pace at Western Fair Raceway, Cuban Seelster was back with a vengeance in this week’s edition of the class....read on

OHHA Meeting Reminder

December 29, 2008:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association reminds horsepeople that there will be an OHHA members meeting on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Best Western Milton Inn....read on

Illusionist To Retire

December 29, 2008:

Millionaire aged pacing mare Illusionist will make the final start of her illustrious career on Thursday evening at Flamboro Downs....read on

Williams Named Amateur Driver of the Year

December 29, 2008:

Tom Williams, a businessman from Charlotte, N.C., has been named harness racing's national Amateur Driver of the Year....read on

Woodbine Draw Complete

December 29, 2008:

Trot Insider has learned that the draw for the Thursday, January 1 card of racing at Woodbine Racetrack has been completed and the entries are now online. ...read on


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