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Top News Stories Of 2018: 50-26

December 25, 2018:

The Standardbred Canada website and Trot Insider present the annual Christmas tradition of listing the top 50 news stories of the year....read on

Santa Spotted On Standardbreds

December 25, 2018:

While Santa Claus was most recently visible as a fan of harness racing's all-time richest horse Foiled Again on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park, he was quietly preparing for his international voyage on Christmas Eve at racetracks across Canada....read on

In This Together

December 24, 2018:

"Our lives are inundated with shiny things. Commercials tell us what we should want. A bigger car. A nicer house. A better body. Store windows shout out at us, convincing us how great we'd look in that new outfit, or how much better life would be with that new smartphone."...read on / continuer à lire

Which Trotter Had The Best Year?

December 24, 2018:

Of the 15 richest three-year-old trotters of 2018, which one do you think had the best year?...read on

Berube, Tessier, McDonald Shine Sunday

December 24, 2018:

Trainers Yves Tessier and Matthew McDonald found success on the 15-race program at Rideau Carleton on Sunday, Dec. 23 with Tessier taking five races, including the $8,100 Preferred Pace, and McDonald taking three. Top honours on Sunday night, however, would go to driver Pascal Berube who kicked off the holidays with a six-pack of his own....read on

Lincolnjames Holds In Preferred

December 23, 2018:

Fighting on the point for the whole mile, Lincolnjames maintained control through the wire to take the $11,500 Preferred 2 Pace on Sunday, Dec. 23 at Flamboro Downs....read on

Redemption Is 'G-Nap’s

December 23, 2018:

“I had no choice but to turn my life around… I was lost man, I was absolutely lost.”...read on

Da Magician For Real At Fraser

December 23, 2018:

Da Magician didn’t use any deceptive tactics during Fraser Downs’ $12,000 Open Pace on Sunday, December 23, as the gelded bay ground down the front end for a convincing win over a ‘sloppy’ track....read on

Clark ‘Lou’ Grainger Passes

December 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that former Ontario Jockey Club circuit trainer/driver Clark Allen ‘Lou’ Grainger has passed away at the age of 70....read on

Mona Alexander Passes

December 23, 2018:

Standardbred racehorse owner Mona Therese Alexander, of Belgrade, Maine, passed away on November 30 at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer....read on

Russell Baldwin Passes

December 23, 2018:

Russell Baldwin, who trained, drove and judged at the county fairs in Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 22 at the age of 79....read on

Claude Raymond Passes

December 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed that former Quebec racing official Claude Raymond passed away on December 9....read on

Seasons Greetings From TROT

December 23, 2018:

TROT Magazine would like to wish everyone in harness racing a happy holiday season. As a special festive feature, all of the 2018 Holiday ads from December's TROT are now available for viewing online....read on

Owners Bring Beloved Pacer Home

December 23, 2018:

Who buys a 14-year-old racehorse in July, months before its mandatory retirement? Jean Beaulieu and Fannie Saul-Beaulieu do. Because what they wanted, more than anything, was to travel a few more miles with their beloved equine athlete....read on / continuer à lire

Im Some Graduate Slides In Preferred

December 23, 2018:

Im Some Graduate used a pocket trip to upset Geez Joe in the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers on Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Meadowlands....read on

My Hero Ron Rallies At Dayton

December 23, 2018:

My Hero Ron captured the $18,500 Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday, Dec. 22, his 25th on-the-board finish in 33 starts this year....read on

Five For 'Easy Lover', Five For Roy

December 23, 2018:

Easy Lover Hanover visited the winner's enclosure for the fifth-consecutive occasion as he held off all late challenges to take the $34,000 Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Dec. 22. Driver Louis-Philippe Roy also drove winners on the card, three for conditioner Richard Moreau....read on

MacKenzie Takes Five At Flamboro

December 22, 2018:

Driver Paul MacKenzie collected five victories on the Saturday, Dec. 22 program at Flamboro Downs, one of which came in the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Pace feature behind Outlaw Imahotvixen....read on

Foiled Again Departs Canada A Winner

December 22, 2018:

The legendary Foiled Again delivered a final memorable moment for Canadian racing fans with an impressive victory in the penultimate start of his career Saturday, Dec. 22 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Pilots Set For Driving Championship

December 22, 2018:

Thirty drivers with over 115,000 combined wins will compete at Miami Valley Raceway from Jan. 6 through Jan. 8 in the third-annual $25,000 North American Drivers Championship....read on

One Bad Night Gives Merriman Six

December 22, 2018:

One Bad Night stalked Beginners Luck from the pocket, then blew by him in the 'lightning lane' to score in Saturday’s Holiday Claiming Series for $20,000 male claiming pacers at The Meadows....read on

Red John Goes The Distance

December 22, 2018:

The Raceway at the Western Fair District featured some of the region's top older pacers in a $11,500 Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap Pace during a rare Saturday afternoon card of harness racing....read on

Arrangements Set For Dr. George Irving

December 22, 2018:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Dr. George Albert 'George' Irving passed away on December 14, 2018 at the age of 88....read on

GoFundMe For Steacy Fire

December 22, 2018:

Individuals wishing to make donations to the Mark Steacy Barn Fire, which occurred at First Line Training Centre on Friday, December 21, are being asked to do so through an official GoFundMe page....read on

SC Rewind: A Christmas Message

December 22, 2018:

In this week's 'Rewind', Robert Smith sends out his latest Christmas greeting to the reading audience....read on

COSA Office Holiday Hours

December 22, 2018:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association has released its holiday office schedule....read on

International Moni To Stand Stud

December 22, 2018:

Hanover Shoe Farms and Moni Maker Stable are excited to announce that the 2017 O’Brien Award-winning Three-Year-Old Trotter Of The Year International Moni will join the Hanover stallion roster in 2019....read on

Notice Regarding Flamboro Qualifiers

December 22, 2018:

The results for Saturday's qualifying session at Flamboro Downs will be delayed....read on

Muscle Diamond Resumes Win Streak

December 22, 2018:

It would be hard to dispute that Muscle Diamond is the top trotter at the Meadowlands right now, as the Brett Bittle trainee won his third consecutive Preferred Handicap at the Big M Friday night despite not having raced in 35 days....read on

Tahiti Seelster Back In Fraser Spotlight

December 21, 2018:

Tahiti Seelster scored her sixth Open victory of the Fraser Downs meet as she defeated Lady Elements champion Thats It in Friday evening's affair....read on

Mandatory Hi-5 Payout On Saturday

December 21, 2018:

A mandatory payout on the Woodbine Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5, featuring a carryover of $352,873.10, is set for Saturday night (December 22) at Mohawk Park....read on

Only Filly Bests Top Mares In Open

December 21, 2018:

JBs Shooting Star, the only filly in a field of Open mares, captured the $18,000 weekly feature for distaffers at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night (December 21)....read on

Foiled Again Feted At The Raceway

December 21, 2018:

The great Foiled Again returned to the scene of his two Molson Pace victories with a stop at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday night (December 21)....read on

Meadows Celebrates Caretakers

December 21, 2018:

The Meadows and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) celebrated Caretaker Appreciation Night on Friday, Dec. 21....read on

Stallone Buys Into Celebrity Stallone

December 21, 2018:

The “celebrities” are at Eldorado Pompano Park this season, both on and the off the harness racing track....read on

Olszewski Joins PHHA

December 21, 2018:

Seasoned-professional Rachel Olszewski will join the Pennsylvania Harness Horseman Association (PHHA) as Communications and Marketing Manager in mid-January....read on

New Home For Justice Hall

December 21, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that trotting sire Justice Hall is on the move with a new location lined up for 2019....read on

'NA Harness Update' Friday Preview

December 21, 2018:

The schedule for "the Internet’s favorite harness racing handicapping show", North American Harness Update (NAHU), is set for Friday, Dec. 21....read on

OHHA Holiday Office Hours

December 21, 2018:

Officials with the Ontario Harness Horsemen Association have announced the organization's office hours for the holiday season....read on

COSA's Annual General Meeting Today

December 21, 2018:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) will be holding its ninth Annual General Meeting (AGM) this afternoon (Wednesday, Jan. 9) at 3:00 p.m....read on

Sock It Away Heads Boxing Day Lineup

December 21, 2018:

He received the lone blemish of his three-year-old campaign in his latest outing but Sock It Away will look to make amends on the special Boxing Day program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park Wednesday, Dec. 26....read on

Update On NJ Racing Subsidy

December 21, 2018:

With the possibility of a purse subsidy for New Jersey horse racing in the news, there are a few important points to be made on what remains to be done and some updates the progress of this vital piece of legislation....read on

Phoenix Warrior Goes For 14 Saturday

December 21, 2018:

Some horses are fast, some consistent. When you combine speed and consistency, you get Phoenix Warrior N, who’ll try for his 14th win this year on Saturday, Dec. 22 at The Meadows. The eight-year-old Jeremes Jet-Never Walk Alone gelding leaves from post four in the $20,000 Preferred Pace (Race 8) with Jim Pantaleano aboard....read on

SC's Holiday Office Hours

December 21, 2018:

Standardbred Canada’s main office in Mississauga, Ont. is currently operating under a holiday schedule....read on

Barn Fire Claims Five Standardbreds

December 21, 2018:

Reports indicate that an early morning fire on Friday (December 21) has claimed the lives of five Standardbreds at First Line Training Centre outside Campbellville, Ont....read on

Meadowlands Thursday Recap

December 20, 2018:

Andy Miller kept on rolling, Bill Mann fans cashed some big tickets and Dexter Dunn continued to prove he can drive on the big stage Thursday night at the Meadowlands....read on

Lyons Hedgeabet Takes Niagara Sequel

December 20, 2018:

Harvest Series winner Lyons Hedgeabet charged off cover in the lane to win Thursday’s $17,000 second leg of the Niagara Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

January Mixed Catalogue Available

December 20, 2018:

Racehorses, broodmares, stallion shares and prominent breeding farm and racing stable reductions are on offer next month as Tattersalls presents its annual January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands....read on

Ladies First At Flamboro

December 20, 2018:

The featured events on Thursday's card at Flamboro Downs were a pair of Preferred Trots, and in each of those events it was a case of the mares showing the boys that anything they could do girls could do better....read on

Racing To Remain In Saint John

December 20, 2018:

Horse Racing New Brunswick President Brock McEachern is pleased to announce that a deal has been reached between his organization and the Saint John Exhibition that will keep horse racing alive and well in the city for the foreseeable future....read on


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