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Strong Start To Educational Partnership

April 18, 2021:

Standardbred Canada (SC) and Equine Guelph’s (EG) educational partnership was officially launched with SC’s sponsorship of the Racehorse Respiratory Health Course, made available free to SC members from March 22 – April 2....read on

Halton Region Vaccinations Available

April 17, 2021:

Please be advised that Halton Region has announced COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available for all essential workers (18+), who live or work in Halton and cannot work from home....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #4

April 17, 2021:

As the best and brightest three-year-old Standardbreds continue to surface, Trot Magazine continues to profile some of the top contenders for the 2021 edition of the Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Eligibility For Vaccination Notice

April 10, 2021:

The Government of Ontario has now moved to Phase 2 of its COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan which provides eligibility to essential frontline workers who cannot work from home, which includes agriculture and farm workers....read on

SC Head Office Closed To The Public

July 10, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind members that SC's main office building in Mississauga, Ont. remains closed to external visitors and guests amid the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

USTA Joins Lawsuit Against HISA

April 17, 2021:

By a vote of 35-8, the United States Trotting Association Board of Directors on Friday (April 16) elected to join an upcoming federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity & Safety Act (HISA), which was passed by Congress and signed into law last year....read on

One Eight Hundred Sharp Once Again

April 17, 2021:

The heralded One Eight Hundred, so impressive in his sizzling 1:50.2 win in the first round Bobby Weiss Series, took last week off but showed Saturday he had lost nothing by winning his section of the $17,500 third and final Weiss prelims....read on

McClure Among Meadowlands Qualifiers

April 17, 2021:

A star-studded group of Standardbreds qualifying at The Meadowlands on Saturday (April 17) was joined by Canada's reigning driver of the year, Bob McClure....read on

SC Rewind: Picture Parade

April 17, 2021:

This week's Rewind is another version of Picture Parade. Once again it has a theme to it and this time it's all about Geography....read on

'Ana' Bests 'Colossal' At 'Big M'

April 18, 2021:

For a second-straight week, Ana Afreet N bested Colossal Stride A after a scintillating stretch drive to take the Preferred for pacers at The Meadowlands Saturday night (April 18), one of two co-features on the card that went for $30,000....read on

Star Commander Scores At Vernon

April 17, 2021:

Star Commander claimed victory in the $6,000 featured pace on opening night at Vernon Downs on Saturday (April 17)....read on

Cummings Collects No. 4,000

April 17, 2021:

Back in 1989 when Kevin Cummings scored his first victory of his career behind Orlando Otto, he was just hoping someday he'd reach 1,000 driving wins. Well on Saturday night (April 17), he soared well beyond those dreams from way back when....read on

Sherman Wins GLADA Trot

April 17, 2021:

In the Great Lakes Amateur Drivers Association (GLADA) trot Saturday (April 17) at Northfield Park, a once very familiar name emerged with a driving victory: Don Sherman....read on

Noble Nabs Six, Sweeps Miami Features

April 17, 2021:

Driver Dan Noble enjoyed quite a night at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday (April 17) by racking up six wins including two feature races....read on

Calabrese The Sport's Hottest Amateur

April 17, 2021:

An old adage says “when you're hot you're hot” and no amateur driver is hotter than John Calabrese....read on

Buter Plays Matchmaker With Blue Ivy

April 17, 2021:

It’s not every day the phone rings and the person on the other end wants to send a stakes-caliber mare to your stable. But that’s exactly what happened a few weeks before the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series first leg when Todd Buter answered Bill Bercury’s call....read on

Stars Out Sunday At Cal Expo

April 17, 2021:

A pair of California Sire Stakes for the three- and four-year-old male pacers headed by Lodi Phillip and Its Pointless, respectively, and an Open Pace featuring Allmyxsliventexas are the main attractions on Sunday night’s Cal Expo program....read on

Stakes On Tap At Freehold

April 17, 2021:

The road to the Hambletonian will wind its way all over the country, before stopping at the Meadowlands on August 7. The first stop on the trail will be some 45 miles south, when Freehold Raceway hosts the Dexter Cup for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters....read on

Amazing Mile For Kneedeep N Custard

April 17, 2021:

Kneedeep N Custard came within two-fifth’s of a second from matching the all-time track record Friday evening at Fraser Downs thanks to his 1:50.4 triumph in the $12,000 Open Handicap for pacers....read on

Century Farroh Resurfaces

April 16, 2021:

The 2020 O'Brien Award winner as Canada's Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year, Century Farroh made his much-anticipated return to the racetrack on Friday (April 16) against a familiar face but an unfamiliar foe....read on

HRBC Continues Push For Funding

April 16, 2021:

Harness racing has been a fixture at Fraser Downs in Surrey for many decades, supporting decent livelihoods for families and an agricultural way of life. But as B.C. enters year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, horse racing in the Fraser Valley is facing difficult times....read on

CDP Hosts 'Breakfast With The Babies'

April 16, 2021:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association is pleased to offer a special breakfast for the Standardbred industry on Saturday, April 24, in the Top of the Park restaurant....read on

Ontario Claiming Rule Revised

April 16, 2021:

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is temporarily deleting Standardbred Rule 15.09(a), which requires that horses who are claimed in Ontario only race at tracks in the province for 60 days after being claimed, otherwise risking a monetary penalty or suspension....read on

3R Qualifiers Cancelled Again

April 16, 2021:

The Québec Jockey Club was again forced to cancel holding qualifying races at Hippodrome 3R because of the pandemic....read on

Reaction From The Class Of 2021

April 15, 2021:

Trot Insider has gathered reaction from the 2021 Standardbred inductees into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame...read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #5

April 15, 2021:

The 2021 edition of the Pepsi North America Cup looms closer with each passing day, and Trot Magazine continues to profile some of the race’s top contenders ahead of the million-dollar classic....read on

White Foal For White Bliss

April 15, 2021:

After making headlines since birth for his rare white coat, pacer White Bliss has passed his unique looks onto his offspring....read on

OR Continues To Support Horsepeople

April 15, 2021:

Ontario Racing is continuing to communicate with the Ontario Government in regards to vaccinations for horsepeople, the need for the safe return of live racing, and the industry’s ongoing commitment to the highest standards of health and safety throughout the pandemic....read on

Qualifying Dates In New Brunswick

April 15, 2021:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick have announced a pair of upcoming qualifying dates at Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

To Call Them Her Own

April 15, 2021:

The photos, dozens of horse images that hang on the 17-year-old’s bedroom walls, take on more meaning with each new day. Every time Anna Tucciarone opens the door, turns on the light and sees the photos, any stresses in her life, big or small, immediately wash away....read on

Meadowlands Adds Graduate Pacing Leg

April 15, 2021:

The Meadowlands has announced the addition of a leg to the Graduate Series for pacers to be raced on May 15 in response to the cancellation of the Confederation Cup for 2021....read on

Bayfield Beach, Cuatro De Julio Return

April 14, 2021:

Noted North America Cup contender Bayfield Beach made his 2021 debut during the Wednesday (April 14) qualifying session at Miami Valley Raceway on the same card as talented 2020 freshman trotter Cuatro De Julio....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #6

April 14, 2021:

The 2021 edition of the Pepsi North America Cup looms closer with each passing day, and Trot Magazine continues to profile some of the race’s top contenders ahead of the million-dollar classic....read on

Shutdown Fight Risks Horseperson Flight

April 13, 2021:

With the emergency 28-day shutdown in Ontario continuing and racing still sidelined, the question for many horsepeople—and the industry landscape as a whole—has been shifting from "if" racing will return to "when?"...read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2021

April 13, 2021:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to name three people and three horses to be inducted as the Hall’s Class of 2021....read on

Equine Benefit Payments Now Available

April 12, 2021:

Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that Standardbred horsepeople now have the opportunity to access certain purse funds that remain available under the Funding Agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as a result of the suspension of live racing in the province as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Flamboro Cancels 2021 Confederation Cup

April 12, 2021:

On Monday (April 12) officials at Flamboro Downs announced the cancellation of the 2021 Confederation Cup due to the current COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #7

April 12, 2021:

The countdown continues to the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup, and Trot Magazine has profiled some of the horses predicted to be the top contenders for one of Canadian harness racing's richest prizes....read on

Short-Term Shutdown, Long-Term Peril?

April 11, 2021:

Horsepeople in Ontario have already weathered two government-imposed shutdowns of racing in the past year — and absorbed the economic hits that came with them. Despite the industry's collective resilience and resolve through a tough 2020, the most recent stay-at-home order threatens lasting implications on the health of horse racing across the province....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #8

April 11, 2021:

The countdown to the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Woodbine Continues Push To Race

April 10, 2021:

"We are now at a critical time where we need to take action to ensure we are permitted to safely operate live horse racing (without spectators) as soon as the stay-at-home order is lifted."...read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #9

April 10, 2021:

The countdown to the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

TROT Fantasy Stable Contest Open!

April 9, 2021:

TROT Magazine is pleased to launch the eighth edition of the TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free (online or by mail) and play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #10

April 9, 2021:

With the scheduled date of the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup just over two months away, Trot Insider has profiled some of the race's top contenders as horses ready to compete for one of Canadian harness racing's biggest prizes....read on

Alberta Working On Return Strategy

April 8, 2021:

In the face of continued COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta, the province's horse racing industry is currently working with health officials in an effort to create a return-to-racing plan....read on

2021 COSA Fantasy Stable Open

April 7, 2021:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association and TROT Magazine are pleased to announce the second annual COSA Fantasy Stable Contest....read on

Ontario Enters Provincewide Lockdown

April 1, 2021:

As a result of the province-wide lockdown announced on Thursday (April 1) by the Government of Ontario, harness racing will be suspended at Rideau Carleton Raceway, The Raceway at the Western Fair District and Woodbine Mohawk Park effective Saturday, April 3....read on

Canada's 2021 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 3, 2021:

Since the first lists of 2021 two-year-olds in training were published earlier this year, Standardbred Canada has received submissions from coast to coast for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....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

Get Ready For Racing With eShop!

February 11, 2021:

With racing just around the corner, it’s time to get your horse related business in order and the easiest way to do this is to use Standardbred Canada’s eShop...read on

COVID-19 Resources For Members

December 24, 2020:

With the second wave of COVID-19 and the lockdown of racing in some provinces, these are extremely challenging times for many of our members. Standardbred Canada wants to ensure our members have access to the most current news and relevant information for Federal and Provincial programs and resources that may provide assistance to you....read on

Tips & Resources For Online Entry

December 6, 2020:

Do you need assistance with using SC’s Self Serve Online Entry? If you have signed up for online entry or are thinking about signing up, or are having any difficulties or issues with using this program, we have resources that can help you!...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

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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