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Gearing Up For NCAD

September 19, 2021:

The Canadian harness racing community will be recognizing the hard work and dedication of the caretakers in the industry as National Caretaker Appreciation Day (NCAD) events and efforts take place from Monday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 26....read on

Ahundreddollarbill Cashes In Canadian Trotting Classic

September 18, 2021:

New York dynamo Ahundreddollarbill made his first start outside state-bred company since a defeat in the Yonkers Trot and worked a lucrative trip to collect in the $606,500 Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday (Sept. 18) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Mohawk Saturday Stakes News Centre

September 18, 2021:

The September to remember at Woodbine Mohawk Park continued on Saturday (Sept. 18) with the $606,500 Canadian Trotting Classic headlining a $1.6 million card....read on

Quillen Memorial Set For Monday

September 19, 2021:

The 14th edition of the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial and two-year-old eliminations for the first leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action headline the September 20 program at Harrington Raceway....read on

Herculisa Favoured In Ohio Breeders

September 19, 2021:

World champion Herculisa heads a field of six three-year-old filly trotters in the $91,267 Ohio Breeders Championship in Monday action at the Delaware County Fair....read on

Commonwealth Finals Continue Monday

September 19, 2021:

Alongside the Kentucky Championship through the last month, freshmen and sophomores of each sex and gait competed in a total of four preliminaries for the Kentucky Commonwealth Series. And on Monday (Sept. 20), the remaining six $50,000 finals will go to gate at The Red Mile....read on

Cutting Shines On Night Of Champions

September 19, 2021:

Running Aces closed out it’s 2021 live harness racing season with the annual Night of Champions program on Saturday (Sept. 18)....read on

Hennessey Wins 11,000th

September 19, 2021:

Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey won several times on the Saturday (Sept. 18) card at Tioga Downs, but with his first win on the night the veteran reinsman broke into the 11,000-win plateau....read on

ID Technician To PEI

September 14, 2021:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be in PEI on Monday (Sept. 20) to microchip all racehorses that have not yet been microchipped....read on

Campbell Collects Five In PEI

September 19, 2021:

There was no denying Marc Campbell during the Saturday evening (Sept. 18) card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on the second half of a P.E.I. Colt Stakes doubleheader as the Orwell driver clicked for five wins....read on

SC Rewind: Picture Parade

September 18, 2021:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith presents another edition of Picture Parade. This one has a central theme as explained below....read on

Chin Chin Hall Takes 'Big M' Feature

September 19, 2021:

With the exception of what route he took through the stretch, Chin Chin Hall made it two wins in his last three tries in the Saturday night (Sept. 18) feature, the $36,000 Open Trot, at The Meadowlands Saturday night after going a four-hole trip....read on

Masters Honoured At Kawartha

September 18, 2021:

Kawartha Downs paid tribute to its paddock judge Mike Masters on Saturday (Sept. 18), naming a race in honour of his many decades of service to the Peterborough track....read on

Afternoon Upsets In PEI Colt Stakes

September 18, 2021:

Upsets were the name of the game in PEI Colt Stakes afternoon action on the first half of a Saturday doubleheader at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Cereal Killer Scores In Futurity Final

September 18, 2021:

Odds-on favourite Cereal Killer put forth a decisive performance to take the $10,148 Manitoba Standardbred Sires and Breeders Association Futurity Final on Saturday (Sept. 18) at Marquis Downs....read on

Award Doled Out On Hanover Finale

September 18, 2021:

The 2021 season of harness racing at Hanover Raceway concluded on Saturday (Sept. 18) with a number of special races and award presentations....read on

Hiawatha Concludes 2021 Season

September 18, 2021:

The 2021 season of harness racing wrapped up at Hiawatha Horse Park with a 12-dash card on Saturday (Sept. 18)....read on

High-Five For Campbell At Northside

September 18, 2021:

Ryan Campbell had seven drives on Saturday (Sept. 18) at Northside Downs and only two of them were sent off as the betting choice. He delivered with one plus four others to end the day with a five-win performance....read on

Melanson Triples At Exhibition Park

September 18, 2021:

It was a day of ultimate perfection for Sifroi Melanson as the veteran trainer sent out three starters on the Saturday (Sept. 18) card of harness racing at Exhibition Park Raceway and he had his photo taken with each one....read on

From East Coast To West Coast

September 18, 2021:

"Coming into the barn every day and seeing each and every face peek out of their stall knowing that all the work you’re about to put in is going to pay off is amazing."...read on

Jenny Lake, 'Unique' Win Vernon Features

September 19, 2021:

Jenny Lake and Warrawee Unique took the co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (Sept. 18)....read on

Stalbaum Sweeps Batavia Features

September 19, 2021:

Former Batavia Downs driving champion Larry Stalbaum returned to western New York and has already started to find his old groove. On Saturday night (Sept. 18) “The Bomber” swept both pacing features with horses he owns and trains and did it in impressive fashion....read on

Yes Indeed, The Candyman Can

September 18, 2021:

The Candyman Can and Curious Cortez both continued their strong winning form as they captured the two $16,500 divisions of the top claiming handicap pace on Saturday (Sept. 18) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

When Dovescry Takes Flight

September 17, 2021:

When Dovescry soared to victory in the $233,000 Armbro Flight Stakes for trotting mares during an action-packed Friday night (Sept. 17) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

What's Next For Desperate Man?

September 17, 2021:

Now that she's won the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup with Desperate Man, trainer Kathy Cecchin isn't planning a trip to Disneyland. And she's not planning a trip to Delaware, Ohio either....read on

Keith Clark Retires From Racing

September 17, 2021:

After more than 50 years in the harness racing industry, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer Keith Clark has retired from on-track participation....read on

Thrilling Finishes In Grassroots

September 18, 2021:

Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies kicked off an exciting night of stakes action at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday, Sept. 17 with a dead heat finish in the first $22,150 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots division....read on

Shezis A Beauty Repeats In Prospect

September 17, 2021:

Shezis A Beauty earned her second Prospect Series victory with a front-end performance in Friday's $6,500 fifth leg for two-year-old filly pacers at Grand River Raceway....read on

Elusive Beauty Tops Ohio Selected Sale

September 17, 2021:

The Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale enjoyed an 11 per cent increase in overall average and a similar 11 per cent increase in gross sales from last year’s record-breaking auction, for the same number of horses sold....read on

Consolation Finals Contested At Aces

September 18, 2021:

The Friday night (September 18) harness racing program at Running Aces featured three $15,000 Championship consolation events for pacers as part of the 10-race program to kick off closing weekend of the 2021 season....read on

Favoured Fillies Fabulous In Kindergarten

September 18, 2021:

The third leg of the Kindergarten Series featured nine $20,000 divisions for two-year-olds at The Meadowlands on Friday night (Sept. 17), with a pair of trotting fillies scoring impressively after being heavily bet at the windows....read on

Virgo Equals Hoosier Record

September 17, 2021:

Indiana’s top three-year-old pacing colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as they squared off in the seventh round of Sires Stakes on Friday, Sept. 17....read on

You Ato Dream Shatters Stakes Record

September 17, 2021:

You Ato Dream caught a sloppy track and a field somewhat less than the elite bunch she’s been facing. But none of that stopped her as she cruised to a stakes record 1:52.2 in Saturday’s $58,150 Keystone Classic for three-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows....read on

Hennessey Wins Seven At Tioga

September 17, 2021:

Wally Hennessey just keeps on trucking as he had another big night on Friday (Sept. 17), driving seven winners on the 10-race card at Tioga Downs....read on

Team Swift Sweeps Batavia Opens

September 17, 2021:

Driver Ray Fisher Jr., trainer Ryan Swift and owner Mary Warriner were a formidable team at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Sept. 17) as they won both top trotting features of the week....read on

Burke Trainees Headline Delaware Opener

September 17, 2021:

A quartet of Ron Burke-trained pacers will take center stage in the $134,370 Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old fillies in opening day action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Sept. 19....read on

Hunger Pangs Seeks Monday Double

September 17, 2021:

After defeating the top pacers in Prince County harness racing last week, Hunger Pangs will search for another victory in the Monday evening top class at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Stonebridge Storm Passes

September 17, 2021:

Mark and Teri Williams are sad to report that their former open pacer Stonebridge Storm has passed away at the age of 24....read on

For The Love Of The Horse: NCAD Photo Contest

September 17, 2021:

Caretakers, show us your favourite horse! If you are a caretaker working at a stable or farm in Canada, we’d love to receive a photo of you with that special horse in your care!...read on

Blue Knight Equals Plainridge Record

September 17, 2021:

There is no question that Blue Knight has been the most dominant trotter at Plainridge Park this meet and he continued his career season with a third consecutive win in the $25,000 Open Handicap trot at The Ridge in a new lifetime mark while equalling a track record....read on

Pacesetters Prevail At Philly Friday

September 17, 2021:

On a Friday afternoon where nine of the 12 horses who led at the half went on to victory (including the last six), feature race winners Keepthetab Hanover and Sombodyitreasure used the front end as a springboard to victory at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Flamboro Preferred To Power And Grace

September 17, 2021:

After celebrating a class-dropping score over Grand River Raceway’s half-miler on September 8, Power And Grace marched up the class ladder to the $11,500 Preferred 2 class at Flamboro Downs on Thursday and came away victorious yet again....read on

Regular Season Over For Rookie Colts

September 16, 2021:

The regular season came to a close on Thursday night (Sept. 16) for the two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots competitors and a trio of top ranked youngsters padded their point totals and polished their skills heading into the post season....read on

Blowout Score For Mr Finlay Ridge

September 16, 2021:

Mr Finlay Ridge commanded the lead every call to win in PEI Colt Stakes action Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Rideau Domination For Gagnon, Archer

September 16, 2021:

The wins keep piling up for the tandem of driver Guy Gagnon and trainer Mandy Archer during what has been a very successful season at Rideau Carleton....read on

COSA Supports National Caretaker Appreciation Day

September 16, 2021:

For the fourth consecutive year, the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) will support National Caretaker Appreciation Day (NCAD) at racetracks across Ontario the week of September 20 – 26....read on

Registration Required For Atlantic Sale

September 16, 2021:

The P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association (PEIHRIA) has announced that prospective buyers planning to attend the 2021 Atlantic Classic Yearling Sale in person must pre-register online to attend before Friday, Oct. 1....read on

Last Call For Equine Guelph's Horse Care & Welfare Course

September 16, 2021:

Time is running out to register for Equine Guelph’s "Horse Care & Welfare" course. This online course is based on Canada’s Equine Code of Practice. A must for all horse owners, trainers and grooms, it starts on September 20 and runs through October 1....read on

Upsets In Indiana Sires Stakes

September 17, 2021:

After upsets ruled the last round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for two-year-old pacing fillies, the fifth round produced similar results as the fillies continue to sort out divisional supremacy. Two $68,500 divisions were featured on the evening’s 14-race card on Thursday, September 16....read on

'Classic' Rebound For Marsala Hanover

September 16, 2021:

Recovered from a recent injury, Marsala Hanover regained her top form and scored a decisive victory in Thursday’s $58,150 Keystone Classic for three-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows....read on

Next Stop, Ohio For Perfect Sting

September 16, 2021:

The runner-up in the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup, pacing colt Perfect Sting is headed to Delaware, Ohio in hopes of his first major victory of the season in the Little Brown Jug one week from today on Thursday, Sept. 23....read on

Double Feature At Grand River

September 15, 2021:

Casimir Swamp Girl ($4.40) and Gold Edition ($13.20) were the stars of the Wednesday (Sept. 15) show at Grand River Raceway, posting comfortable victories in their respective $8,500 Preferred 3 events....read on

Komodo Beach Hits His Stride For Ritchie

September 15, 2021:

There was a point in time that Hall of Famer Trevor Ritchie thought Komodo Beach would never make it to the races, but the retired reinsman has since watched one of the first horses he’s owned in a decade make an incredible turnaround and pace 1:48.4 as a three-year-old at The Red Mile on his way to this Sunday’s $250,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes Championship....read on

Government Releases Proof Of Vaccination Regulations For Racing

September 14, 2021:

The Government of Ontario released regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations today (Tuesday, Sept. 14) to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect September 22....read on

Dover In Motion Keeps Streak Alive

September 16, 2021:

Dover In Motion turned in another dominant performance at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, Sept. 15 as the two-year-old trotting colt sensation continued his winning ways in the co-featured event of the evening, a $66,000 split of the Indiana Sires Stakes....read on

Atlantic 'Crown' Purses Announced

September 15, 2021:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association has announced the purse structure for the Atlantic Breeders Crown Weekend of Champions, which will be held October 8-10 at Red Shores Charlottetown....read on

Palone Celebrates Money Milestone

September 15, 2021:

Dave Palone, harness racing’s all-time “winningest” driver with 19,683 victories, added another honour to his Hall of Fame career on Wednesday (Sept. 15) at The Meadows....read on

Ontario Select Sale Set For September 26

September 15, 2021:

The Ontario Select Yearling Sale will be having its second annual sale on Sunday, Sept. 26, starting at noon....read on

Truro Adds Race Date In October

September 15, 2021:

Trot Insider has been informed that Truro Raceway has added a race date to its 2021 live racing schedule next month....read on

Northside Cancels Upcoming Race Date

September 15, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that Northside Downs is cancelling its card of harness racing scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9....read on

Miss Versatility Details For Series Final

September 15, 2021:

The final of the 2021 Miss Versatility for trotting mares will be raced on Little Brown Jug Day, Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Delaware County Fair. The purse will be $116,500 and there is no entry fee for the final....read on

Napolitano Celebrates 11,000th Win

September 14, 2021:

Perhaps it was appropriate that it came in the 11th race on an 11-race card on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 14) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but when George Napolitano Jr., Pocono’s all-time leading driver, won the contest with Captain Romance in 1:51, it was the 11,000th victory of his career – a plateau reached previously by only 11 other North American drivers....read on

EquineX Extends Mohawk Million Invites

September 14, 2021:

EquineX North America Corp., owner of two slots for the Mohawk Million, announced today (Tuesday, Sept. 14) a pair of two-year-old trotters selected to compete in the September 25 event....read on

Fitzgerald Retiring From Freelton/Sharpe

September 13, 2021:

Well known in the Ontario Standardbred racing industry, Ken Fitzgerald will be retiring from Freelton Feeds - Sharpe Farm this week....read on

New Brunswick Draw Dates Changed

September 12, 2021:

At the request of the race secretary, Horse Racing New Brunswick (HRNB) will be moving draw dates to Tuesdays for the remainder of the season....read on

Faces Of Racing — Kenny Ellis

September 10, 2021:

"Some advice for new caretakers...there’s no easy button, it’s not always fun and glamorous and there will be tough, scary, and demanding times where you’re going to feel like throwing in the towel. I promise you if you stick it out you won’t regret it one little bit."...read on

Melanie Gaudreault – A Team Effort

September 8, 2021:

“Listening to the horse's needs and always ensuring its well-being is important if you want to get anything out of the horse. It’s a team effort between the horse and me.”...read on

Quebec Mare Residency Forms Available

August 29, 2021:

The 2021 enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....read on

A Trainer Turned Caretaker

August 27, 2021:

“Being a groom is like being a nurse; each and every horse has their own unique personality; they all do something different every day. I love the animal...to do a good job, you have to love the animal.”...read on

From Caretaker To Trainer In Three Years

August 25, 2021:

"Standardbreds are by far the best breed of horses. Their nature is just so amazing, they are very docile and resilient and overall, a very smart breed....read on

Full Circle: Reuniting Horses With Former Owners

August 23, 2021:

“Some horses come into our lives and quickly go, but others leave hoofprints on our hearts that will never fade.”...read on

Track Dates Set for 2021 National Caretaker Appreciation Day

August 5, 2021:

For the fourth consecutive year, Standardbred Canada (SC), in cooperation with racetracks, associations and industry partners across the country, will host National Caretaker Appreciation Day events the week of September 20 – 26....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

Revised 2021 OSS, Prospect Schedules

June 8, 2021:

With harness racing set to resume in Ontario on June 11, Ontario Racing has released the revised Ontario Sires Stakes schedule as well as the 2021 Prospect Series schedule....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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