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Olczyk Uses Passions To Make A Difference

September 21, 2019:

Whether it’s horse racing, hockey or every day life, Ed Olczyk is always up for the challenge....read on

The Story Behind LandMark

September 21, 2019:

“Obviously I am a little biased, but fractional ownership is a great way for someone to be introduced to the wonderful world of horse ownership...Fractional ownership is the future for harness racing success.”...read on

Call For SC Director Nominations

September 18, 2019:

The election of the 2020-2022 Standardbred Canada Board of Directors will take place on December 12, 2019....read on

Histoire Enchantee's Amazing Comeback

September 21, 2019:

When Histoire Enchantee comes on the track for the tenth race Sunday at Hippodrome 3R, harness racing fans will see nearly a two-year gap in his racing schedule....read on

Century Farroh Shines On Grand Circuit

September 20, 2019:

Supplemented to the $170,000 Jennas Beach Boy, the Canadian-campaigned sophomore pacing colt Century Farroh stretched his stakes win streak to four with regular reinsman Sylvain Filion aboard for Dr. Ian Moore during the million-dollar Grand Circuit stakes program Friday night (September 20) at Hoosier Park....read on

Zacon Gio Streaks Into Yonkers

September 21, 2019:

In 1993, Holger Ehlert was working as an assistant trainer in Wim Paal’s stable. Paal sent Embassy Lobell to New York to represent France in the International Trot that year and Mike Lachance kept the American-bred well off a blistering early pace....read on

Boiling Oar Back In Fraser Winner's Circle

September 21, 2019:

Boiling Oar picked up where he left off earlier this year at Fraser Downs -- winning the $12,000 Open Pace -- for the red-hot Jim Marino stable on the first Friday of the new meet....read on

Sophomore Streaks Continue In Turner

September 21, 2019:

Three-year-old pacing colt Red Dirt Boomer and filly Woodmere Oleksiak continued their respective win streaks in the Donnie and George Turner Memorial Stakes featured on Friday night (September 20) at Truro Raceway....read on

Henry Pads Lampman Cup Lead

September 21, 2019:

Trevor Henry wrapped up the Grassroots regular season with two wins at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday night, padding his lead atop the Ontario Sires Stakes driver standings....read on

Icy Blue Scooter Wins Century Mile Open

September 21, 2019:

Icy Blue Scooter chipped away at pacesetter Retros Mystery's lead during Century Mile's $9,000 Open Handicap to deliver on his Friday night pari-mutuel promise....read on

Gone Girl Upends Dayton's Best Mares

September 21, 2019:

Gone Girl has had an outstanding 2019 season, earning just under $100,000, but never seems to get much respect at the betting windows....read on

Feelin Red Hot Wins Yonkers Return

September 20, 2019:

Feelin Red Hot (George Brennan, $7.80) held off Alexas Power (Jason Bartlett) in a two-speed number Friday night (September 20), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Truth And Liberty Repeats; Five For Hennessey

September 21, 2019:

Truth And Liberty was a repeat winner in the featured $11,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Friday (September 20) while driver Wally Hennessey topped all drivers with a five-win night....read on

Lougazi Powers By Open Foes At Batavia

September 21, 2019:

Utilizing his usual method of starting slow and finishing fast, Lougazi scored his seventh win of the year in the $12,500 Open I Handicap Trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (September 20)....read on

KidSport Day At Century Mile

September 20, 2019:

After the rainiest summer of recent memory in the Edmonton region, the harness racing community along with Century Mile Racetrack and Casino are coming together to brighten the day for some lucky local children....read on

Expensive Yearlings Seek Metro

September 20, 2019:

The $750,000 Metro Pace is harness racing’s richest two-year-old race in 2019 and for most of the connections racing it’s exactly the spot they planned on being....read on

Southwind Ozzi Wins The Little Brown Jug

September 19, 2019:

In what was almost a carbon copy of his opening-heat performance, Southwind Ozzi propelled off of a ranging, first-over move and went on to capture the $384,000 final of the 2019 Little Brown Jug on Thursday (Sept. 19) at Ohio’s Delaware County Fair....read on

Filion Next In Woodbine T-Shirt Series

September 20, 2019:

Racing fans will want to arrive early to Woodbine Mohawk Park this Saturday (September 21) to collect the third and final t-shirt in the ‘Road to the Breeders Crown’ giveaway series....read on

JJ Powerball Takes On Sunday's Best

September 20, 2019:

A field of hard-hitting pacers will convene Sunday afternoon and a horse fresh out of Invitational action is pegged as the one to beat at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Invite Pacers Set To Spar At Red Shores

September 20, 2019:

A pair of horses on win streaks will collide as the top pacers in Eastern Canada meet Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....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

A Change Does Hennessey Good

September 20, 2019:

"When you’re making a change, especially at my age, the older you get, the harder it is to do. There is always that unknown. But it couldn’t have worked any better. I met so many nice people, and I think in life that’s quite a thing too, that you’re able to meet new people."...read on

2019 International Trot Field Set

September 20, 2019:

Yonkers Raceway has announced its field of 10 world-class entrants for the $1 million International Trot, set for the afternoon of Saturday, October 12....read on

Jimbelina To Tackle The Boys

September 20, 2019:

Jimbelina, the lone mare in the field against eight male rivals, will go for her sixth straight win during Sunday's card of harness racing at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Corbeil Gets His 'Stanley Cup'

September 20, 2019:

"Owning horses is like owning an NHL team. You 'draft' horses just like you draft hockey players. Then you develop the horses the same way you develop your players. In both cases getting them to the big leagues isn’t about the money. It’s about the plan you prepare and when it comes together it’s extremely gratifying."...read on

September MVP Prize Winner Announced

September 20, 2019:

With yearling sale season on its way Standardbred Canada chose to give away 250 TrackIT credits to one lucky winner of SC’s Member Value Program (MVP) for the September MVP Monthly Prize Draw!...read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program Forms

September 20, 2019:

The 2019 enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....read on

OSAS Welcomes Reverend Hanover

September 20, 2019:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society is pleased to welcome Reverend Hanover into its program....read on

CPMA Reminder: Capsaicin Is Prohibited

September 19, 2019:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has issued a reminder to veterinarians and horsepeople in the nation's racing industry that capsaicin is a prohibited substance in Canadian racing....read on

Hanovers Sweep Friday Philly Features

September 20, 2019:

Trotter Macmorris Hanover and pacing mare Part-Time Hanover were the winners of the twin $16,000 features at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon....read on

Upsets In NJSS-SDF Finals Friday

September 20, 2019:

On paper, Play Trix on Me and Common Sense S looked much the best in their respective NJSS-SDF finals for two-year-old trotters on Friday at Freehold Raceway. In reality, however, things played out much differently....read on

Percentage Boost For MA Standardbreds

September 20, 2019:

It has been announced that after a meeting between the Horse Racing Committee (HRC) and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 18) to discuss the distribution percentage, the HRC voted to recommend that the MGC increase the amount allocated to the Standardbreds from the Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF) from 60 to 65 percent....read on

Marino, Campbell Team For Six At Fraser

September 20, 2019:

Trainer Jim Marino and driver Brandon Campbell opened the Fraser Downs fall meeting with a bang on Thursday evening (Sept. 19), teaming up to win six of the 11 races on the opening-night card....read on

Fillies Featured In Grassroots

September 19, 2019:

Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots competition for two-year-old trotting fillies headlined the Thursday (Sept. 19) card at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and both Zebs Flur ($15.30) and Scorched Romance ($9.90) made repeat trips to the winner's enclosure in their respective divisions....read on

'Rocket' Rallies, Reaches At Rideau

September 19, 2019:

The five-year-old Mattarocket mare had no trouble finding the pocket from post 2, drafting behind OK Jasmine (Stephane Pouliot) through comfortable splits of :28.4, :58.2 and 1:26 before being boxed by Stargazing Cruiser (Rodney LaFramboise) on the final turn....read on

Campbell Sweeps Charlottetown Features

September 19, 2019:

It was just another night at the office for the ‘King’ of Island racing, as Marc Campbell captured both top events on Thursday evening (Sept. 19) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Better Than Boots Lifts, Upsets

September 19, 2019:

Better Than Boots ($24.70) circled three-wide into a collapsing pace on the final turn and narrowly reached in Thursday evening's (Sept. 19) featured event at Flamboro Downs, an $8,000 conditioned pace....read on

Donations For OVC Lameness Research

September 19, 2019:

A team of equine veterinarians and researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) are excited to announce clinical trials are ready to begin using allogeneic umbilical cord blood stem cells in the treatment of superficial digital flexor tendonitis or ‘bowed tendons’ in horses....read on

ATSS Season To Conclude Saturday

September 19, 2019:

The final Atlantic Sires Stakes stop of the season will take place this Saturday (Sept. 21), as Northside Downs will be playing host to the two-year-old colts and geldings....read on

Swandre The Giant Rebounds

September 19, 2019:

Sophomore trotting colts & geldings took another turn in Indiana Sires Stakes action on Thursday, September 19 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino....read on

‘Little Man’ Likes To ‘Rocket’

September 19, 2019:

“He’s got his own personality. He’s kind of aggravating in the barn; he can be a little ornery. But on the racetrack, he’s great. He’s very versatile. He can leave, he can sit in the pocket; he’s very easy to control that way.”...read on

Lee, Soul Train Placed First In NAADA

September 19, 2019:

In what turned out to be an adjustment in the first leg of the North American Amateur Drivers' Association Trotting Series at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday (Sept. 19), the first horse under the wire, Ladys Big Stormont, was disqualified and placed second, which opened the door for Soul Train and driver Joe Lee to walk away with the lion's share of the $8,000 purse....read on

Happy Heart Scores At Saratoga

September 19, 2019:

Happy Heart, an occasional participant in the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel for the last few seasons, recorded her second top-level win of the season in Thursday's (Sept. 19) $15,000 distaff feature....read on

Closing Night At Tioga Set For Saturday

September 19, 2019:

Tioga Downs will conclude live harness racing for the 2019 season on Saturday (September 21)....read on

Tight Lines Revels In Class Relief

September 19, 2019:

The Yankee Glide gelding Tight Lines enjoyed not having to go first-over against the likes of Hannelore Hanover and Rich And Miserable, as he had to in the Great Northeast Series Final in his last start, winning in 1:53.1 in the $18,000 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon....read on

Illinois’ Night Of Champions Saturday

September 19, 2019:

The summer harness season at Hawthorne Race Course culminates this weekend as, 11 stakes finals will compromise Night of Champions on Saturday night (Sept. 21)....read on

World Record Jugette Performance For Warrawee Ubeaut

September 18, 2019:

Ontario-bred Warrawee Ubeaut put on a world-class display Wednesday (Sept. 18) at Ohio’s Delaware County Fair, as the Ron Burke-trained and Yannick Gingras-driven charge was a dominant winner of the $155,760 Jugette final for three-year-old pacing fillies....read on

Cranberry Brie Rebounds In Elora Return

September 18, 2019:

Cranberry Brie ($4.50) proved a powerful winner in her return to Grand River Raceway in Wednesday evening's (Aug. 18) feature, a $12,000 event for Ontario-sired three-year-old pacing fillies....read on

Favourites Sweep Saratoga Features

September 18, 2019:

Favourites thrived in the $9,000 co-features for New York-sired trotters at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 18)....read on

Seasonal Best For HP Sissy

September 18, 2019:

With a renewed sense of purpose and a driver change that reunited her with the reinsman she scored her first seasonal win with in February, HP Sissy went a dominating mile in gate-to-wire fashion to win the $12,500 fillies and mares Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Sept. 18)....read on

Juvenile Trotters In Harrington Spotlight

September 18, 2019:

Four $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for two-year-old trotters headlined the Wednesday (Sept. 18) program at Harrington Raceway....read on

The Wall A Solid Philly Winner

September 18, 2019:

The Somebeachsomewhere gelding The Wall gave a solid performance in the $14,500 featured pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 18), stopping the timer in 1:51.1....read on

Island Breeders Standings, Memorials

September 18, 2019:

The Island Breeders Championships will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Red Shores in Charlottetown, featuring the best two- and three-year-old trotters and pacers in the Maritimes....read on

Trotting Rivalry Resumes Thursday

September 18, 2019:

Freddie has the lead in the win department but recent weeks at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park have shown the Open Trot is anyone’s race to win....read on

Strong Card For Open Space Pace

September 18, 2019:

Freehold Raceway will host the eighth annual Open Space Pace this Saturday (Sept. 21), and they've got a tremendous 13-race card to celebrate the occasion....read on

Riding The Wave To The Jug

September 18, 2019:

“My expectations weren’t going to the Jug, that’s for sure. Who would have ever thunk? It’s not too often you get a horse like him. It’s never been for me, so it’s a lot of fun.”...read on

Harrisburg Mixed Sale Supp. Catalogue

September 18, 2019:

To enhance the end-of-season options for racehorse owners and breeders, the Standardbred Horse Sales Company will continue to accept entries to its annual mixed sale in Harrisburg until 12 noon on Wednesday, October 23 for inclusion in a supplement catalogue....read on

Equine Expo Deadline Reminder

September 18, 2019:

The Equine Expo at the London Selected Yearling Sale is back for the third consecutive year, and if you are interested in registering as an official exhibitor, the deadline is September 20 to confirm your spot....read on

Metro Fronts Saturday Stakes At Mohawk

September 17, 2019:

The $750,000 Metro Pace headlines another $1.7 million-plus card this Saturday (Sept. 21) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

COSA Benefits For Ontario Horsepeople

September 13, 2019:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) would like to remind all Standardbred horsepeople in Ontario that medical, dental and life insurance benefits are available through the COSA office....read on

Dadoyan To Yonkers

September 18, 2019:

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York’s Executive Director, Alex Dadoyan, will be leaving his position at the SOA of NY to take a position with MGM Resorts Yonkers Raceway as Director of Racing....read on

Morrisville Sale Results In

September 17, 2019:

The annual Morrisville Sale concluded on Sunday, September 15, and the numbers indicate that the sale was a success....read on

Woodside Charm Sold

September 17, 2019:

It has been announced that world champion Woodside Charm 2, 1:53 ($531,658), the winner of the 2018 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot, has been sold....read on

Six To Be Enshrined At Goshen In 2020

September 17, 2019:

Results from the balloting for harness racing’s highest honour, membership in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, and from the balloting for the Communicators Hall of Fame, have been tabulated and certified....read on

OnGait Yearling Auction Details

September 16, 2019:

Officials with OnGait have announced details regarding its upcoming yearling auction....read on

How Horses Are Microchipped

September 16, 2019:

Earlier this year Standardbred Canada announced that all Standardbred horses racing in Canada must be microchipped by 2021....read on

Shartin N Scratched From The Milton

September 15, 2019:

It has been revealed that Shartin N, the fastest Standardbred mare in the world, will not be contesting the upcoming Milton Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

SC Rewind: Jug Picture Parade

September 14, 2019:

With this year's Little Brown Jug day fast approaching, Robert Smith has assembled another Picture Parade, this one themed. It contains a collection of old photographs all in some way related to past Jug events....read on

A Photo Worth $307 Million

September 14, 2019:

Their paths only crossed once during active competition, but on Friday two of harness racing's all-time greats -- driver John Campbell and pacer Foiled Again -- were once again a team on the racetrack....read on

NCAD Fall Events Set

September 13, 2019:

Five Canadian racetracks that have fall seasons will host National Caretaker Appreciation Day events in October to recognize caretakers racing at their tracks....read on

Meridian Scaling Back Alberta Operations

September 11, 2019:

William ‘Bill’ Andrew, co-owner of Meridian Farms, one of the largest commercial Standardbred breeding operations in Canada, has informed Trot Insider that Meridian has begun the process of scaling back its breeding operation in High River, Alberta....read on

Charity Breeding Auction Time Unveiled

September 11, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment and the Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership have released further details for the upcoming breeding auction on Wednesday, October 2 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale to raise funds for the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge....read on

Equine Expo Vendors Wanted

September 9, 2019:

The Equine Expo at the London Selected Yearling Sale is back for the third consecutive year, and Standardbred Canada would like to extend an invitation to organizations and businesses within the industry to be a vendor at this year’s expo....read on

Flamboro To Accommodate All Ages

September 6, 2019:

A release issued by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association on Friday (Sept. 6) indicates that Flamboro Downs will make arrangements to accommodate patrons not of legal age to enter a casino establishment at its racetrack by building a new structure....read on

Ontario-Sired Conditions At Grand River

September 6, 2019:

Officials with Grand River Raceway have announced that the Elora, Ont. area half-miler will be carding some 'Ontario-sired' races for the month of September....read on

SC Teams With OLG, OR On Equine Expo

September 6, 2019:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) and Ontario Racing (OR) are major sponsors for the Welcome Centre, Equine Expo and a Horse Ownership Workshop at the 2019 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

Mohawk's Saturdays Training Notice

August 29, 2019:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all horsepeople of a trio of Saturdays when training will not be available at the track....read on

Atlantic Classic Sale Notice

August 29, 2019:

All consignors of horses entered in the PEI Atlantic Classic Sale must submit signed registrations or transfer forms (if held electronically) to Standardbred Canada field representative Joy Power on or before Friday, Sept. 20....read on

SC Adds Park’N Fly To MVP

August 7, 2019:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Park’N Fly has been added as a partner to SC’s Member Value Program (MVP)....read on

Canadian Rules Committee Update

July 30, 2019:

Standardbred Canada’s President and CEO Dan Gall has announced that the Canadian Rules of Racing Committee struck in September of 2017 has finished its review of racing rules for Standardbreds....read on

Notice Regarding Racing At Leamington

July 23, 2019:

Standarbred Canada would like to inform everyone participating at the upcoming Leamington meet that there will not be a Standardbred Canada field representative present this year....read on

Fantasy Stable Results Online

June 28, 2019:

The wait is over. Standings for the 2019 TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable, brought to you in partnership with the Breeders Crown, are now available online...read on

Microchipping Update

June 6, 2019:

As of January 2019 Standardbred Canada has been microchipping horses and the process has been found to be much easier on the horses and more efficient for owners, breeders and trainers....read on

Reminder Regarding OSS Starting Fees

May 17, 2019:

Administration for the Ontario Sires Stakes wishes to remind horsemen and owners that cash will NOT be accepted as a method of payment for Starting Fees for the 2019 season....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

2019 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 15, 2019:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2019 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Up To Date With '19 Eligibility Fees?

December 27, 2018:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2019 eligibility fees must be paid....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

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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