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Harvest Upset For All Muscle N Sass

November 29, 2021:

All eyes were on Stonebridge Strong in her quest to double up in the second leg of the Harvest Series for three-year-old trotting fillies Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but it was All Muscle N Sass scooting up the rail to post an upset win for Team Cullen....read on

The Art Of Cold-Weather Racing Safety

November 29, 2021:

When it comes to weathering the cold months in Standardbred racing, practices put in place from all participants may differ, but the end game is always the same....read on

Notice Regarding SC's eShop

November 26, 2021:

Members are advised that the SC website's eShop will be unavailable from Monday, Nov. 29 through to Monday, Dec. 6 for system upgrades....read on

Buddy Hill Best At Yonkers

November 30, 2021:

Buddy Hill overcame an extended first-over grind to win the featured $43,000 Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway on Monday (Nov. 29)....read on

Carl Becker Passes

November 29, 2021:

Carl Becker, a 2018 inductee into the Communicators’ Corner of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY, passed away on Monday after a brief illness. He was 84....read on

Fillies Battle In Delaware Breeders

November 29, 2021:

Three-year-old trotting fillies were in the spotlight Monday at Dover Downs in a set of $20,000 DSBF divisions went postward as part of the track’s 14-race card....read on

New Ownership For Chase H Hanover

November 29, 2021:

Grand Circuit stakes winner Chase H Hanover will have new ownership moving forward as he was sold for a six-figure price tag on Monday afternoon (Nov. 29)....read on

European Star Alrajah One To North America

November 29, 2021:

A multiple Group 1 stakes-winning trotter in Europe, Alrajah One is on the move and headed to North America next month....read on

Caretaker Day At The Raceway

November 29, 2021:

The Raceway at Western Fair District will be hosting a Caretaker Appreciation Day on Friday, Dec. 3....read on

Louis Albert Welsh Passes

November 29, 2021:

Longtime Standardbred owner Louis Albert Welsh of Windsor, Ont. passed away on Friday, Nov. 19 at the age of 96....read on

Charities To Benefit From Big M Contest

November 29, 2021:

Seven local New Jersey charitable organizations have been selected to compete in the Meadowlands Charity Handicapping Contest on Saturday, Dec. 4....read on

Gayle Kerr Passes

November 29, 2021:

Gayle Kerr, a lifelong and popular harness racing participant, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 28 in Orlando, Florida....read on

Updated: Accident At Flamboro Downs

November 29, 2021:

An accident in the ninth race at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Nov. 28) has sent driver Nick Steward to hospital with undisclosed injuries....read on

Crossfit Coasts At Rideau

November 29, 2021:

Victor Puddy trainee Crossfit cleared to the front and never looked back on Sunday (Nov. 28) at Rideau Carleton Raceway, taking the $9,200 Preferred Handicap Trot in 1:55.3....read on

The Rev Triumphs In P.E.I. Preferred

November 28, 2021:

There is a reason The Rev is the richest Atlantic-bred pacer of all-time and he showed it Sunday afternoon (Nov. 28) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Three In A Row At Truro For Little Manny

November 28, 2021:

Little Manny powered to a commanding lead during the third quarter and cruised to his third straight victory at Truro Raceway in Sunday afternoon's featured Winners Over Pace....read on

Music Director Passes

November 28, 2021:

After a long and successful career on the racetrack and a post-retirement promise kept by his former caretaker, Standardbred pacer Music Director passed away peacefully at his forever home in Milton, Ont. on November 15, at the age of 32....read on

Steve Heimbecker: Believing In Families

November 28, 2021:

Steve Heimbecker has loved horses since hanging around the barn with his dad as a youngster. He also loves to win races with horses, and although he’s made a very significant investment in yearlings the past few years, it seems like he’s taking it up a notch....read on / continuer à lire

Hotel Reservations Open For U.S. Awards

November 29, 2021:

Hotel room reservations can now be made for the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards banquet, which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022....read on

Campbell Takes The Lead At Cumberland

November 29, 2021:

Drew Campbell continued his winning ways on the Sunday (Nov. 28) card at Cumberland, sweeping the feature races and going on to take the lead in the driver standings....read on

Simons Injured In Stallion Stakes Spill

November 29, 2021:

Driver Mike Simons was injured on Sunday night (Nov. 28) in the first of four non-wagering Stallion Stakes for two-year-olds at Pompano Park — three of which were walkover events....read on

Myers Wins Six At Northfield

November 29, 2021:

Hunters Myers equaled his personal best of six wins in a single racing program at MGM Northfield Park on Sunday (Nov. 28)....read on

Favourites First In Philly Features

November 28, 2021:

Shes Pukka N ($2.80) and Stars Align A ($3.40) both lived up to odds-on billing in their respective $16,200 top-level pacing features on Sunday (Nov. 28) at Harrah's Philadelphia, as both Australasian imports coasted to open-length wins....read on

Repeat Winners In Hoffman Series

November 28, 2021:

There were two divisions of the second leg of the Charlie Hoffman Pacing Series contested on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 28) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Each of the $10,000 divisions saw a repeat winner as both Northern Rein and Steves Hot Rod recorded their second-consecutive victory on the matinee card....read on

Henry Hits $70 Million

November 28, 2021:

A mainstay to Ontario harness racing, driver Trevor Henry became the newest member of the $70-million club late Saturday night (Nov. 27) during a blistery and snowy evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Wheels On Fire First In Preferred

November 27, 2021:

Richard Moreau trainee Wheels On Fire found his way back into the winner’s circle of the $34,000 Preferred Pace on Saturday (Nov. 27) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Bet On Becky Best In Harvest Series

November 27, 2021:

The second preliminary for the Harvest Series Three-Year-Old Filly Pace went as a single dash on Saturday (Nov. 27) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with Dave Menary trainee Bet On Becky delivering a repeat victory as the odds-on favourite....read on

Campbell Sweeps Saturday Features

November 27, 2021:

With Marc Campbell back in the bike there was no stopping Dreamfair Zenfire as she easily disposed of her Saturday afternoon Fillies and Mares preferred foes at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

David Rankin Passes

November 27, 2021:

Longtime Standardbred industry participant David (Dave) Rankin of Sarnia, Ont. passed away on November 23, 2021 at the age of 56....read on

SC Rewind: 1971, A Vintage Year

November 27, 2021:

This week Robert Smith takes readers back in time, an even 50 years ago to 1971....read on

JK First Lady Retired

November 27, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that world champion pacing mare JK First Lady has been retired and will commence her broodmare career in 2022....read on

'Mystery' Solved At The Meadowlands

November 28, 2021:

The puzzle that was the featured $38,000 Open Pace at The Meadowlands Saturday night (Nov. 27) turned out to be an easy one to solve, as Workin Ona Mystery blew away six overmatched foes during a thoroughly dominant 1:48.4 mile....read on

Prince Of Tides Takes Dayton Open

November 27, 2021:

On Saturday (Nov. 27), in his fourth try in the Hollywood Dayton Open I Pace, Prince Of Tides broke through and secured his first victory at the top class....read on

Close Finishes In Batavia Opens

November 27, 2021:

A pair of $13,500 feature races — one on the pace and one on the trot — headlined the Saturday night (Nov. 27) card at Batavia Downs and the close competition provided great racing and some stout payoffs....read on

Big Day For Estrada At Freehold

November 27, 2021:

Since starting his own stable in 2019, Izzy Estrada has become one of the top trainers at Freehold Raceway. He had a big day on Saturday (Nov. 27), as he tries to lock down the leading trainer title....read on

Cumberland Drivers Race Tightens

November 27, 2021:

Nova Scotia-born harness driver Drew Campbell learned from his father Winston “Soupie” Campbell a long time ago, ‘If you are going to do this, do it right.”...read on

Roland Notches Win No. 2,000

November 27, 2021:

Driver Nick Roland joined the 2,000-win club Friday (Nov. 26) at Cal Expo when he guided Hi Hos Little Rev to victory in the second race....read on

Trafalgar Triumphs In Mohawk Feature

November 26, 2021:

Four-year-old pacing mare Trafalgar lowered her lifetime mark to 1:52.4 in the Friday night feature, a $20,000 fillies and mares condition/optional claiming pace....read on

Preferred Winners In Raceway Spotlight

November 26, 2021:

Trotter Los Ballykeelamigo and pacing mare Manhattan Night shared the spotlight on Friday night (Nov. 26), winning a pair of co-featured Preferred 3 events at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Equine Flu, EIA In Alberta

November 26, 2021:

Multiple cases of Equine Influenza Virus and one case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) have been confirmed in Alberta....read on

Fraser Cancels Two December Dates

November 26, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that Fraser Downs has cancelled a pair of live harness racing programs at the end of December....read on

AGCO Facility Inspection Reminder

November 26, 2021:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) would like to remind the horse racing industry that under the provincial legislation that governs horse racing, AGCO Compliance Officials have the authority to inspect for equine medications at racetracks and training centres, and any place where racehorses are stabled....read on

Jimmy Freight Back On Track

November 26, 2021:

Despite being away from the racetrack for 25 months, Adriano Sorella's Jimmy Freight hasn't forgotten how to win. The six-year-old son of Sportswriter prevailed in his qualifying return, on Friday (Nov. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with a 1:56.4 performance....read on

Ontario Racing Sponsors Media Awards

November 26, 2021:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ontario Racing will sponsor the 2021 Media Excellence Awards to be presented at the 2021 O'Brien Awards Virtual Gala....read on

Cam Fella Award Submissions Due November 30

November 25, 2021:

Standardbred Canada is accepting submissions for the 2021 Cam Fella Award. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. (EST) on November 30....read on

Gotwuteverittakes Circles Big M Trotters

November 26, 2021:

To say things looked bleak most of the way for Gotwuteverittakes in the featured $36,000 high-end conditioned trot on Friday night (Nov. 26) at The Meadowlands is a huge understatement....read on

Gone Girl Resurgent In Dayton Open

November 26, 2021:

Gone Girl, passed around the final turn, battled back in the passing lane to win Hollywood Dayton’s $30,000 Mares Open Pace on Friday (Nov. 26)....read on

Bertolini Scores First Career Win

November 26, 2021:

For the 83rd time in his fledgling career, Jason Bertolini lined up behind the starting gate in a pari-mutuel purse start. Since 2017, the 24-year-old has been knocking on the door, picking up five second-place finishes and 14 third-place finishes along way. On Friday (Nov. 26), Bertolini finally rang the cash register, finding his virtual ‘stairway to heaven’ with his own Led Schneppelin in 1:59....read on

Our White Knight Takes 'Turkey Trot'

November 26, 2021:

Freehold Raceway hosted the "Turkey Trot" on Friday (Nov. 26), as part of a fundraiser for Freehold Open Door sponsored by Peter and Mary Grandich....read on

Meadowlands Strives To Be The Best

November 26, 2021:

On Friday morning (Nov. 26), officials from The Meadowlands released a statement regarding changes implemented to address the length of racing cards and to improve competitiveness of the races themselves....read on

Thanksgiving Classic To Bulldog Hanover

November 26, 2021:

Fans at Hoosier Park were treated to a stakes-filled card to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, with the main event – the $60,000 Thanksgiving Classic - featuring Ontario sensation Bulldog Hanover....read on

Colts Shine In Stakes At Fraser Downs

November 26, 2021:

Colt and geldings pacers were the stars of the show Thursday at Fraser Downs as the oval hosted the $35,000 Dan Ingram Memorial Open Final for two-year-olds plus the $30,000 Sales Stake #22 for sophomores....read on

Pop Up Underway At Mohawk Park

November 26, 2021:

It was a case of Pop Up mania Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the Campbellville oval hosted round one of the Pop Up Series for pacing mares in addition to opening round action for trotters....read on

Marfisi Students Sweep Preferreds

November 25, 2021:

A set of Preferred events highlighted Thursday evening’s card of racing at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and it was the Duane Marfisi-trained tandem of Chiefs Beach and Conquest AS taking care of business....read on

Wild And Crazy Guy Takes Preferred

November 25, 2021:

A compact group of six trotters faced the starting gate at Flamboro Downs in Thursday’s main event – the $13,000 Preferred 2 – and it was Wild And Crazy Guy who turned a two-hole trip into a solid score....read on

A Drive To Support Holiday Challenge

November 25, 2021:

Caretaker Kelley McNiven is taking the reins to organize a Christmas toy drive and contest for Woodbine Mohawk Park horsepeople to support the second annual Drivers’ Holiday Challenge taking place next month at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

Bulldog Hanover To Breed And Race

November 25, 2021:

Seelster Farms welcomes Bulldog Hanover to its stallion lineup while he continues to race in 2022....read on

If Only Id Known Wins Sale Stakes

November 25, 2021:

Jim Marino trainee If Only Id Known reeled in her stablemate Custard Smoothie off stiff fractions to grab the lead and hold off even-money favourite Crush Me to win the $30,000 Sale Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday (Nov. 24) at Fraser Downs....read on

Sportsline Scores In Flamboro Preferred

November 24, 2021:

The five-year-old Sportswriter stallion Sportsline overcame an outer draw to land a slim victory in the $13,000 Horse & Geldings Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday (Nov. 24)....read on

Big Night At 'Big M' In The Books

November 24, 2021:

The final “circle-worthy” date on the 2021 Meadowlands harness racing calendar proved to be deserving of every bit of bright ink, as handle cleared the $3-million mark on “Fall Final Four/TVG Finals Night” last Saturday (Nov. 20), marking the first time since 2013 that that hurdle was cleared on the final big night of racing of the year....read on

Smooth Sailing For ‘Rockyroad’

November 24, 2021:

Driver Dexter Dunn darted Rockyroad Hanover off the car and procured a pocket ride in the process to sit and pounce through the open stretch and win the $310,000 Progress Pace Final on Wednesday (Nov. 24) at Dover Downs....read on

P.E.I. Matinee Award Winners Announced

November 24, 2021:

The 2021 Prince Edward Island Matinee Award winners were announced on Wednesday evening (Nov. 24) at the annual banquet held at the Top of the Park restaurant at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

A Fantasy First Foal Choice

November 24, 2021:

If you could own the first foal of one of the following mares, the top 20 money-earning fillies and mares of 2021, whose first foal would you choose?....read on

Grand Circuit Leaders Clinch 2021 Titles

November 24, 2021:

The Grand Circuit's top driver, trainer and owner titles have been decided with insurmountable leads in the standings as the season winds down with one final stakes event left on the 2021 harness racing calendar....read on

Dragon The Line Scores In London

November 23, 2021:

Launching from post seven, Dragon The Line landed on the lead and held firm on the point to win the $8,800 featured pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday (Nov. 23)....read on

Race Dates Added At Charlottetown

November 23, 2021:

Red Shores and the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association have scheduled three new race dates for the month of December at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Virus Outbreak Halts Alberta Racing

November 23, 2021:

The live programs of harness racing scheduled for November 26 and 27 at Century Mile have been cancelled due to an equine virus outbreak that prompted more than 30 scratches for the track's opening card on Friday (Nov. 19)....read on

O’Brien Award Of Horsemanship Submissions Due November 24

November 23, 2021:

Standardbred Canada (SC) invites members and associations to make submissions for the 2021 O’Brien Award of Horsemanship....read on

Racing Avoids B.C. Flooding Obstacles

November 22, 2021:

It wasn’t the winner’s circle celebration trainer Dennis Johnston had envisioned when his two-year-old pacer Jimmyachance won the $75,000 Robert Millbank Memorial Stakes last Thursday at Fraser Downs, but catastrophic flooding in British Columbia has forced a change in plans for some horsepeople in Western Canada....read on

Register For Fire & Emergency Preparedness

November 22, 2021:

Registration is now open for Equine Guelph’s course on "Fire & Emergency Preparedness" (December 6 – December 13)....read on

Mare Divisions Added To Graduate Series

November 22, 2021:

The Meadowlands will add Graduate divisions for four-year-old mares to be raced as companion stakes to the existing Graduate Series in 2022....read on

Racing Film Set For December Release

November 21, 2021:

A new horse racing movie is set to hit the big screen by the end of the year following success on the film festival circuit....read on

TVG, Fall Final Four Complete

November 20, 2021:

The curtain fell with the final major stakes night on the calendar at The Meadowlands, with the continent's top free for all competition and many of its top freshmen contesting in the TVG Free For All Championship and the Fall Final Four, respectively, on Saturday night (Nov. 20)....read on

Are You Race Ready For 2022?

November 19, 2021:

All racehorses are required to have a microchip to race in North America in 2022. We are in the final stretch of this project and if you still have horses without microchips, you must act now....read on

OHHA RRSP Deadline Approaching

November 17, 2021:

Horsepeople are reminded that the deadline for contributing to the Ontario Harness Horse Association's Group RRSP is December 1, 2021....read on

Here's To Our Breeders

November 14, 2021:

"I really hate when people argue about who is more important to our business...We’re all in this together, most of us because we love it, and after the horses themselves no one is more important than the next. We’re all important."....read on / continuer à lire

Something About The Inside Of A Barn

November 7, 2021:

Winston Churchill said “There’s something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of a man,” but as long as the people you’re inside of a barn with are the right people, it’s my experience that the title of this column stands true as well....read on / continuer à lire

SC Implements Vaccination Policy

November 3, 2021:

In the interest of the safety and well being of members, stakeholders and employees, Standardbred Canada has implemented a Vaccination Policy for its full-time and part-time employees, contractors, Racing Services representatives, and Identification Technicians....read on

Race Rewind: San Pail, You Da Man!

October 28, 2021:

Ten years ago, San Pail captivated harness racing fans on his way to winning one of the most iconic Breeders Crown races when he defeated the world's best trotters to cement himself as one of Canada's greatest racehorses....read on

Virtual Event For 2021 O'Brien Awards

October 27, 2021:

Standardbred Canada’s Board of Directors today announced that the 2021 O’Brien Awards Gala will be a virtual event in February....read on

Register Foals Early And Save!

July 24, 2021:

Did you know that the foal registration deadline is December 31 of the foaling year BUT you can save money by applying early?...read on

English / French Online Entry Resources

July 11, 2021:

Avez-vous besoin d’aide pour utiliser le libre-service d’inscription en ligne de SC? Do you need assistance with using SC’s Self Serve Online Entry?...read on

Trainers: Make Your Entries Online 24-7!

June 9, 2021:

Standardbred Canada’s FREE Self-Serve online entry program is available for trainers to enter horses to race and quality, and it’s available 24-7! Racetracks across the country are requesting that trainers use Self-Serve....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


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