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Groovy Joe Sizzles Over Vernon

July 9, 2020:

Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings sparred in a set of NYSS divisions Thursday afternoon at Vernon Downs, with Groovy Joe and Splash Brother summoning up incredible speed to win their respective assignments....read on

Rookies Impress In Atlantic Sires

July 9, 2020:

Two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were the stars of the show Thursday evening at Summerside Raceway as they battled in a pair of $12,880 ‘A’ divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes....read on

COSA Fantasy Stable Standings

July 9, 2020:

The 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes season is underway, and the first ever COSA Fantasy Stable Contest standings are now available....read on

Condren Named To Milton Sports Hall Of Fame

July 9, 2020:

On Thursday, July 9, the Milton Sports Hall of Fame announced that Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame driver Steve Condren has been elected to the town’s sports hall as part of its 2020 induction class....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

BC Stakes Payments Due July 15

July 9, 2020:

British Columbia Standardbred racing participants are being reminded that stakes payments will be due on Wednesday, July 15....read on

Do Your Business Fast With eShop!

June 19, 2020:

Due to the high volume of inquiries and member business, Standardbred Canada’s response time for transactions done over the phone may be delayed by 24 - 48 hours....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

OR Updates COVID-19 Racetrack Protocol Minimum Standards

June 24, 2020:

Ontario Racing (OR) has announced that it has updated its COVID-19 Racetrack Protocol Minimum Standards document....read on

Sire Stakes Fillies Prep At Harrah's Philly

July 9, 2020:

A pair of three-year-old trotting fillies recorded victories on Thursday (July 9) at Harrah's Philadelphia in advance of a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes leg that is scheduled for next week at the track....read on

The Story Of Caroluzzo

July 9, 2020:

“He is a horse that my mother has carefully raised. [He] is very calm for a stallion, and especially for a trotter. I never thought he would win not one, but two Trotter of the Year championships at Trois-Rivières."...read on

Pennsylvania Fair Season Begins

July 9, 2020:

The Pennsylvania harness racing fair season finally got underway on Wednesday and Thursday with a two-day Sire Stakes event at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville PA, not far from Williamsport, the (usual) home of the Little League World Series....read on

Harder Discusses Major Betts

July 9, 2020:

"This year, he acts more professional. He drives like an old horse. It’s probably a little bit of rigging, a little bit of growing up, a little bit of everything."...read on

Can 'JR' Step Up In M-Pace Elim?

July 9, 2020:

“He’s still the kind of colt that’s only going to do what he’s made to do. I know I don’t have a (1:) 48 mile in him yet, I don’t even know if he could do it. I’d like to think he could step it up with the better horses.”...read on

NA Cup Eligibles Heat Up

July 8, 2020:

As stakes season kicks off and three-year-old pacers continue to emerge and sharpen, Trot Insider will track the contenders and eligibles as they prepare for the 2020 Pepsi North America Cup....read on

ATSS Fillies At Summerside Friday

July 9, 2020:

After having been crowned champion in 2019, Woodmere Skyroller will look for her first win of her three-year-old campaign in Atlantic Sires Stakes action Friday evening (July 10) at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as Governor’s Plate Week racing continues....read on

Vernon To Host NYSS Fillies Saturday

July 9, 2020:

Love A Good Story and Reba Blue Chip are set to face off this Saturday (July 11) at Vernon Downs during New York Sire Stakes action for three-year-old trotting fillies....read on

Final 'Road To The Meadowlands Pace'

July 9, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has released the final installment of its Road to the Meadowlands Pace rankings....read on

The Road To The Hambletonian (Week 6)

July 9, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has released its Week 5 installment of the Road to the Hambletonian rankings....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

July 9, 2020:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly recap and preview of racing on the Grand Circuit....read on

Plainridge Meet To Start Monday

July 9, 2020:

After a three-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Plainridge Park will kick off its 2020 live harness racing season this coming Monday (July 13)....read on

Brittany To Offer Virtual Inspections

July 9, 2020:

With the travel uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, Brittany Farms has announced that it will offer complete, virtual inspections of its yearlings via its website this fall....read on

News And Notes From The 'Big M'

July 9, 2020:

After nearby storms ended a long Meadowlands Racetrack handle streak, wagering surged past the $3-million mark the very next night....read on

Meadows Reminder: Stakes Rescheduled

July 9, 2020:

Officials with the Meadows have issued a reminder to horsepeople in regard to the the Arden Downs stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings....read on

Nova Scotians Shine At Summerside

July 8, 2020:

Nova Scotia-based fillies came to play in Atlantic Sires Stakes action on Wednesday evening (July 8) at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway as Governor’s Plate Week racing continued....read on

Power And Grace Beats The Boys

July 8, 2020:

Power And Grace ($19.50) made every call a winning one and lived up to her name in Wednesday's (July 8) featured $11,500 Preferred 2-3 Handicap Trot at Grand River Raceway....read on

Scioto Hosts Buckeye Stallion Series

July 9, 2020:

The second leg of the Buckeye Stallion Series for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings was held Wednesday night (July 8) at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Four divisions were contested, each of which carried a purse of $17,500. The four winners each notched new lifetime marks....read on

Gias Surreal Circles Buffalo Gals

July 8, 2020:

Gias Surreal ($5.30) went from last to first and collected her third straight win in the $11,500 Class A-Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares with a head victory over Blacknsweet Adda A in 1:55 at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday evening (July 8)....read on

Zulu, Stella A Score In Delaware Finals

July 8, 2020:

Rod Allen Inc.'s Zulu ($5.40) and Linda MacDonald's Stella A ($21.20) won their respective $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals for three-year-old trotters on Wednesday (July 8) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Frosh Fillies 'Splash' At The Spa

July 8, 2020:

Splash Blue Chip proved fastest of all in Wednesday afternoon's (July 8) New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Rainbowinthewest Rallies At Meadows

July 8, 2020:

Rainbowinthewest followed the live cover of Tricky Nick, then blew by him in mid-stretch to capture Wednesday’s (July 8) feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 conditioned trot....read on

Harrah's Philly Front End Holds Up

July 8, 2020:

On a Wednesday afternoon (July 8) when the Harrah’s Philadelphia oval was favouring forwardly-placed horses, driver Tim Tetrick captured the program's $12,800 distaff pacing feature with Affluent Seelster....read on

Workin Ona Mystery Aims To Solve Graduate Field

July 8, 2020:

“Right now, we’re in pretty good shape. He seems pretty healthy, very alert. He seems full of himself. Every day, he’s out there playing and jumping around. I think he’s coming into the race pretty [well], a lot better than a lot of times last year.”...read on

Sierra Kosmos Passes

July 8, 2020:

Sierra Kosmos (3, 1:53.4 [$558,710]), one of the fastest trotters of the 1990s, recently passed away at the Pennsylvania farm of Rick and Gina Beinhauer, who have owned him since he was a yearling. Sierra Kosmos was 31....read on

2020 H3R Stakes Schedule Approved

July 8, 2020:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that the 2020 Quebec Harness Racing Stakes Schedule has been approved by the Quebec Racing Commission....read on

Gimpanzee Swinging Into The Spotlight

July 8, 2020:

“He was a great horse last year and he’s filled out and put on a lot more muscle this year. You can really see that he’s a year older. He never threw in a bad race last year, and so far this year, he’s been very good.”...read on

Rookie Pacers To Invade Summerside

July 8, 2020:

The first crop of Steelhead Hanover will look to make a major impact in Thursday evening's (July 9) Atlantic Sires Stakes competition for two-year-old pacing colts at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway as part of Governor’s Plate Week racing....read on

No Schooling At Hiawatha Saturday

July 8, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that there will be no schooling at the Hiawatha Horse Park this Saturday (July 11). Additionally, only horses that are scheduled to race and/or qualify will be allowed on the grounds....read on

ID Technician On PEI

July 7, 2020:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be on Prince Edward Island on Monday, July 13 to microchip horses....read on

Scarborough Downs Meet Cut Short

July 8, 2020:

In the midst of the 70th season of racing at Scarborough Downs, the summer harness racing meet will be suspended following the card on Friday (July 10) due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, which currently do not allow the track to entertain patrons....read on

Outdoor 'Big M' Dining This Weekend

July 8, 2020:

Outdoor dining will continue this Friday and Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack during live racing....read on

Busy Ohio Sires Stakes Weekend On Tap

July 8, 2020:

Twelve divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes will be contested this coming weekend in the Buckeye State....read on

'Hambo' Eligibles At Pocono Saturday

July 8, 2020:

This coming weekend, the Pennsylvania All-Stars series will bring together two interesting groups of colts at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono: three-year-old trotters on Saturday afternoon and two-year-old pacers during Sunday’s twilight card....read on

Golden Girls Renamed Dorothy Haughton Memorial

July 8, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce that the Golden Girls stakes for older pacing mares has been renamed to memorialize Dorothy Haughton, widow of the late WR Haughton....read on

Bet On Becky Swift In OSS

July 8, 2020:

Heading into the Gold Series opener for the two-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday (July 7) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, trainer Tony Beaton had a feeling that Bet On Becky might be exceptional....read on

'Treasure' Cashes In ATSS; Governor's Plate Drawn

July 7, 2020:

In control from the start, Treasureonthewater took top prize in the biggest race of the evening Tuesday (July 7) at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as part of Governor’s Plate week racing....read on

Graduate Finals, Meadowlands Pace Elimination Drawn

July 7, 2020:

With a limited number of 12 horses having dropped into the entry box, there will only be one Meadowlands Pace elimination necessary during this Saturday night's (July 11) program at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Plan For Standardbred Racing Investigative Fund Announced

July 6, 2020:

As part of the initiative that commenced with Hanover Shoe Farms Executive Vice President Bridgette Jablonsky’s announcement in April of a $250,000 matching fund grant to promote integrity in harness racing, on Monday (July 6), United States Trotting Association President Russell Williams announced the establishment of the Standardbred Racing Investigative Fund (SRIF)....read on

Moreau Wins No. 6,000

July 5, 2020:

Coming into Sunday (July 5) one win shy of reaching a milestone, Richard Moreau sent a 10-1 winner at Georgian Downs to collect his 6,000th victory....read on

Gray Making Music And Connections

July 5, 2020:

"About six or seven years ago, I said, 'There's got to be more than life than getting up and going to work.'"...read on

Mandatory Hi-5 Payout For Mohawk

July 4, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced a mandatory payout for the Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 at Mohawk Park will be held on Saturday, July 11....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1960s

July 4, 2020:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith takes a look back at the decade of the 1960s in the regular monthly feature titled Years Ago....read on

Friends At First Sight

July 3, 2020:

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us haven't been able to see our close friends as much and how we'd like. Two-year-old Ellie Driscoll doesn't have that problem, as her best friends are a pair of Standardbred foals....read on

July's Calendar Photographer

July 1, 2020:

"My whole thought process on this photo was to have him standing there with the horses behind him like he was looking out at his future dream."...read on

Breeders Win Lawsuit Against Province of Ontario

June 29, 2020:

In a decision dated June 29, 2020, Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Emery announced that he has ruled in favour of a motion brought forth by a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders against the Province of Ontario in regard to the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP)....read on

New Yearling Sale For Ontario

June 26, 2020:

On Friday (June 26) Winbak Farm of Ontario announced that it would be hosting a new yearling sale this October....read on

2020 Hall Of Fame Induction Gala Cancelled

June 26, 2020:

At a meeting held June 23, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Gala, due to the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

The Mare With The Golden Eggs

June 21, 2020:

"When things like this happen it really makes you stop and think about things, we didn't really need another mare...we were just in a situation where the opportunity is there and look how it turned out. She has brought a lot of joy and excitement to the farm and to the family."...read on

London Selected Sale Goes Virtual

June 20, 2020:

In a release issued on Saturday, June 20, the London Selected Yearling Sale announced that the 2020 edition of the sale would be conducted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

AGCO Issues Warm Weather Alert

June 19, 2020:

The health and welfare of the horse is of paramount concern to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and to members of the racing community....read on

'Racing Night Live' Seizes The Moment

June 17, 2020:

"We had an opportunity, and we lived up to that opportunity to show racing to new sports fans in a way that was top-level."...read on

Notice Regarding Grand River Phones

June 5, 2020:

The race office at Grand River Raceway would like to advise participants that the race office phone lines will be unavailable during construction....read on

Purse Funding Re-Allocation Update

June 4, 2020:

On Thursday, June 4, Ontario Racing (OR) provided an update in regard to the Purse Re-allocation Program....read on

Claiming Authorization Available Online

June 4, 2020:

Claiming Authorization forms can now be completed online via Standardbred Canada’s eShop....read on

SC Presents ‘The List Issue’ Brought To You By TROT Magazine

June 1, 2020:

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and Standardbred racing across North America shut down, at Standardbred Canada it was decided that due to printing and mailing issues brought on by the pandemic, TROT Magazine would not print a May issue....read on

Participating In The Maritimes?

May 28, 2020:

Maritime harness racing participants are reminded that although Standardbred Canada has given an extension to individuals whose birthday falls between March 19, 2020 and July 14, 2020 to be July 15, 2020, please note this was for SC membership only, not APHRC....read on

Coggins Reminder For SC Members

May 28, 2020:

Horsepeople are reminded to ensure that a horse’s coggins test is up to date....read on

Temporary Change To Adding Horses To Ontario's EIPH Program

May 27, 2020:

As the industry prepares for the resumption of racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario would like to provide an update to trainers, assistant trainers, owners and veterinarians looking to add a horse to the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) Program in Ontario....read on

Microchipping Deadline Extended

May 26, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) has extended the deadline for microchipping Standardbred racehorses to December 31, 2021 as a result of restrictions in place due to COVID-19....read on

Revised 2020 OSS, Prospect Series Schedules Announced

May 25, 2020:

On Monday, May 25, Ontario Racing announced the revised schedules for both the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes season and the 2020 Prospect Series....read on

2020 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 27, 2020:

For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the richest prize in Canadian harness racing....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

More 2020 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 10, 2020:

Since our initial posting, Standardbred Canada has received an influx of submissions from a number of prominent trainers for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list of 2020 two-year-olds in training....read on

Up To Date With 2020 Eligibility Fees?

November 28, 2019:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2020 eligibility fees must be paid prior to a horse making its first start or qualifier....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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