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AGCO Reminder On Biosecurity

February 24, 2021:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has been informed that three additional horses tested positive for Strangles this week in the affected barn at Shamrock Training Centre....read on

Western Fair Cancels Wednesday Card; Thursday Qualifiers

February 24, 2021:

The Raceway at the Western Fair District was forced to cancel its Wednesday evening (Feb. 24) card following the third race due to deteriorating track conditions....read on

'Daisy' Blossoming Into Top Mare

February 24, 2021:

It is no surprise that trainer Tahnee Camilleri feels like a proud mom when she watches Bronskimackenzie A on the racetrack....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

2021 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 3, 2021:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2021 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Anytime N Takes Dover Feature

February 24, 2021:

Anytime N won the Mares Winners Over/Select pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night (Feb. 24)....read on

No Training At Flamboro Thursday

February 24, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that Flamboro Downs will not be open for training on Thursday morning (Feb. 25)....read on

EHV-1 Reported In Québec

February 24, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned of an active case of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in Québec....read on

New Strangles Exposure At CDP

February 24, 2021:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has learned that additional horses stabled at at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park have been exposed to strangles bacteria, as confirmed by enhanced testing....read on

Which Track Do You Miss The Most?

February 24, 2021:

With the return of racing in Ontario at four racetracks, which three of the Canadian tracks active in 2020 and not currently racing are you most looking forward to resuming action in 2021?....read on

Tioga Inks Deal With Golden Nugget

February 24, 2021:

Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNOG) announced Wednesday (Feb. 24) that it entered into a definitive agreement with Tioga Downs Race Track, LLC, for future online gaming market access in the state of New York, subject to legislation, regulatory approval, license eligibility and availability....read on

Amelias Courage Wins Meadows Distaff

February 24, 2021:

Amelias Courage A stretched out the challenging All Day Sunshine to the quarter, then blew by her in the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s (Feb. 24) feature at The Meadows, a $9,400 conditioned pace for fillies and mares....read on

JobTrack Relaunched

February 24, 2021:

Equine Guelph has announced the reboot of JobTrack, its free online equine employment matching service....read on

Mohawk Reschedules Winter Series

February 23, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced rescheduled dates for several winter series at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Updated: Buffalo, Monticello Cancellations

February 24, 2021:

Due to the effects that wildly fluctuating temperatures have had on their racing surfaces, Buffalo Raceway and Monticello Raceway have abandoned their Wednesday (Feb. 24) programs....read on

Lucky Artist A Repeats At Pompano

February 24, 2021:

Lucky Artist A, superbly handled by Mike Simons, painted her way to a repeat win in Pompano Park's $10,500 Open Pace for mares on Tuesday night (Feb. 23), stopping the timer in 1:51.4....read on

Morairtime Repeats At Dover

February 23, 2021:

Morairtime wired the boys in the Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night (Feb. 23)....read on

Sweet Mr Pinetucky Nabs Top Trot

February 23, 2021:

Miami Valley Raceway seems to be a course for the horse in the case of Sweet Mr Pinetucky....read on

Stratton Reaching New Heights

February 23, 2021:

When he was quite young, it wasn’t enough for Jordan Stratton to spend his waking hours around horses, or with his father, trainer David Stratton....read on

OSAS Fan Favourite Adopted

February 23, 2021:

Longtime fan favourite Ruff Me Up is one of several horses recently adopted through the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) program....read on

New Overnight Series In New Brunswick

February 23, 2021:

On Tuesday (Feb. 23), officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick announced the introduction of a new series geared toward overnight horses racing in New Brunswick....read on

OLG Delivers Value In Unprecedented Year

February 23, 2021:

Despite the material impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to land-based gaming operations, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) continues to work hard to deliver value for the benefit of the province....read on

OR Grateful For Safe Racing

February 23, 2021:

On behalf of the thousands of people and families horse racing supports throughout the province, Ontario Racing Independent Chair John Hayes would like to thank the Government of Ontario for the opportunity to safely resume racing....read on

U.S. Harness Hall Immortal Noms Due

February 23, 2021:

Time is running out for members of the United States Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, in Goshen, N.Y., to submit Immortal nominations for the Class of 2021....read on

London Preferred To Homey Joe

February 22, 2021:

The betting public had a lot of faith in Homey Joe in Monday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and the Mark MacQuarrie trainee didn’t disappoint his backers....read on

Perfetto Prevails; Roy Tops $25 Million

February 22, 2021:

A solid group of trotters squared off in the Monday evening feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and O’Brien Award winner Perfetto started off his 2021 campaign with a winning effort....read on

Zig Zag Zips In Qualifier

February 22, 2021:

Capping his 2020 campaign by rising to the top of the Woodbine Mohawk Park condition sheet and winning in the Preferred Trot, Zig Zag hit the track on Monday morning (Feb. 22) for a small card of qualifiers at the Campbellville oval....read on

Rebellious, In Secret Share Spotlight

February 23, 2021:

Rebellious and In Secret shared the spotlight with wins in their respective Open Handicap events at Pompano Park on Monday (Feb. 22)....read on

Series Mania Continues At Miami Valley

February 22, 2021:

Hamsandwich, a four-year-old son of Tellitlikeitis, captured the $22,500 championship leg of the Omar Hiteman Memorial series Monday at Miami Valley on Monday....read on

Snow Forces Pocono Cancellation

February 22, 2021:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono was forced to cancel its first Monday afternoon (Feb. 22) card of the year after a snowstorm suddenly grew bigger, and the program was abandoned for the sake of the safety of horsemen and horses....read on

Lost For Words Exported

February 22, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that stakes-winning pacer turned stallion Lost For Words has been exported for stallion duty....read on

Race Dates Announced In Virginia

February 22, 2021:

Dates and post times for the sixth annual fall harness racing season at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock have been announced, pending Virginia Racing Commission approval....read on

Gagnon Big Again At Rideau

February 21, 2021:

Trainer-driver Guy Gagnon, fresh off a six-win evening on opening night at Rideau Carleton Raceway, came back to the track on Sunday (Feb. 21) to score another five wins, one of which came in the featured $9,200 Preferred Pace....read on

Brodys Scrapper Grabs Flamboro Preferred

February 21, 2021:

Off a pocket trip, Brodys Scrapper powered late to take the $11,500 Horses & Geldings Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Feb. 21)....read on

Perfetto Primed For 2021 Debut

February 21, 2021:

Perfetto's 2020 campaign earned him Canadian harness racing's highest honour: the O'Brien Award for the country's top older trotter. With a new year comes a clean slate, and the now six-year-old is poised to begin his quest for another O'Brien bronze on Monday (Feb. 22)....read on

An 'Extra Special' Life

February 21, 2021:

When Keith Coulter was a child, growing up in Depression-era Toronto, he was always enamoured by the delivery horses. His first love was a delivery mare named Diane, and he dreamed of the day he could own a horse of his own...read on / continuer à lire

A Developing Niche For Robinson

February 21, 2021:

If recent success is any indication, keep an eye on a two-year-old trotter in-to-go at Woodbine Mohawk Park this coming June if the trainer and driver is Robbie Robinson....read on

Flamboro Updates Minimum Standards

February 21, 2021:

In its efforts to reduce wait time at the security checkpoint when entering the backstretch, Flamboro Downs has updated its COVID-19 minimum standards to include a URL and QR code to complete a questionnaire prior to arrival at Flamboro for training, qualifiers and racing....read on

Claiming Box Hot In Game Of Claims

February 21, 2021:

George Napolitano Jr. drove three of the four winners in $10,000 second preliminary round action of the Game Of Claims Pacing Series for $10,000-base price horses on the Sunday (Feb. 21) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. However, he’s not assured of a drive next week behind any of them – because all three of them were claimed here, as they were last week....read on

'Ravi' Completes Owens Sweep

February 21, 2021:

Real Rockin Ravi vaulted off cover to a 1:54.4 win in Sunday's (Feb. 21) $20,000 final of the George 'Red' Owens Memorial Series at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Moreau Triples At Mohawk

February 20, 2021:

Trainer Richard Moreau collected three victories on the 10-race card on Saturday (Feb. 20) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, including a win in the $26,000 featured pace with Wheels On Fire....read on

Lyons Steel Storms To 'Big M' Score

February 21, 2021:

According to the past performances, Lyons Steel would need a lot of things to go his way, but nonetheless survived bumping up in class to emerge victorious in Saturday night’s (Feb. 20) co-featured $22,500 winners-over $11,500 conditioned pace at The Meadowlands....read on

SC Rewind: Picture Parade

February 20, 2021:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith offers another edition of 'Picture Parade' with the heading When They Were Young....read on

The Beatsons' Year To Remember

February 20, 2021:

Kenn Beatson recalls racing with father Don at a number of southwestern Ontario racetracks that no longer exist, against people no longer in the business. But after years of modest success on Ontario's B tracks, with the occasional campaigner sent to test the best on the Ontario Jockey Club circuit, the Beatsons can now lay claim to owning and racing the best....read on

The First Step Takes Dailey Medley

February 20, 2021:

After three legs, all at different distances, The First Step won the $25,000 championship of the Bill Dailey Memorial Medley at Miami Valley on Saturday (Feb. 20)....read on

Game Of Claims Continues At Pocono

February 20, 2021:

The Game Of Claims Pacing Series barreled right along at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday afternoon, with the second preliminary round for $25,000- and $15,000-base-priced horses yielding only two repeat winners....read on

Allindotime, Lee Win At Freehold

February 20, 2021:

There's an old adage which states when you're hot, you're hot and that moniker would aptly fit “Yankee Joe” Lee....read on

Ashlee Sluggett Enjoying The Ride

February 20, 2021:

Relentless Dancer has made a trio of appearances in the charmed enclosure for owner/trainer Ashlee Sluggett at Cal Expo, showing an affinity for the oval....read on

Chamberlain To Announce At Hoosier

February 20, 2021:

Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino announced on Friday (Feb. 20) that racing industry veteran Michael Chamberlain will join the Hoosier team as track announcer for the start of the 2021 season....read on

Buffalo Cancels Saturday Card

February 20, 2021:

Due to heavy lake effect snow, officials at Buffalo Raceway have cancelled the 10-race program that was scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Saturday evening (Feb. 20)....read on

Casimir Swamp Girl Clicks In Preferred

February 19, 2021:

A compact group of four distaffers faced the starting gate in Friday’s $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap at The Raceway at the Western Fair District, and fans saw Casimir Swamp Girl use last second heroics to secure the win....read on

Sweet Heaven Wins Mohawk Main Event

February 19, 2021:

Class relief combined with an aggressive approach for a lethal trainer/driver duo paid dividends for Sweet Heaven in Friday’s feature race at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Standardbred Canada Board Appointment

February 19, 2021:

The Standardbred Canada Board of Directors would like to announce the appointment of Ryan Clements of Ontario as Active Director....read on

Real Bardier Passes

February 19, 2021:

Standardbred racing in Quebec has lost one of its trailblazers with the passing of longtime participant Real Bardier....read on

Plans For New Track In Manitoba

February 19, 2021:

A Winnipeg developer has plans in the works to put the Standardbred sport on the map in Manitoba's largest city within the next year — and there's nothing standard about his approach or his vision....read on

Strangles, EHV-1 Reported In Ontario

February 19, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that cases of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) and equine strangles have recently surfaced in Ontario....read on

Return Date Set For Fraser Downs

February 19, 2021:

Harness Racing BC has announced the new 2021 race date schedule for Fraser Downs....read on

Mohawk Training, Schooler Sign-Up Open

February 19, 2021:

Woodbine Mohawk Park’s Race Office would like to inform all horsepeople of upcoming dates for training and schoolers....read on

More Support For Single Event Sports Wagering

February 19, 2021:

Ontario Racing announced today (Feb. 19) that it is aligned with Woodbine Entertainment in its support for the legalization of single sports wagering, and confidence that Canada’s horse racing industry, and the over 50,000 jobs its supports, will be protected....read on

Changes To Venue For HRNB AGM

February 19, 2021:

Officials with HRNB wish to announce a change in venue for the upcoming AGM scheduled for February 27, 2021....read on

Preferreds Highlight Flamboro Opener

February 18, 2021:

Seventy-seven horses are scheduled to compete in Sunday’s 11-race program at Flamboro Downs, and a set of $11,500 Preferred events will highlight the card....read on

Woodbine Supports Single Event Sports Wagering

February 18, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment reiterated its support for the legalization of single event sports wagering and is confident the horse racing industry, and the more than 50,000 jobs it supports across the country, will be protected....read on

Mohawk Million Slots Filled

February 18, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that all slots for the 2021 Mohawk Million have officially been sold, and the $1-million race for trotting two-year-old will be contested on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Western Fair Alters Post Times

February 17, 2021:

The Raceway at the Western Fair District has announced a change in post time for live harness racing beginning Monday, Feb. 22....read on

New Strangles Case On PEI

February 17, 2021:

On Wednesday (Feb. 17), the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission (APHRC) was informed of a new confirmed case of strangles in a Standardbred on Prince Edward Island....read on

Party Girl Hill Poised To Return

February 17, 2021:

Chris Ryder enjoyed a stellar 2020 campaign, thanks in large part to the stars of his stable: Bettors Wish and Party Girl Hill. With Bettors Wish's first foals on the ground, the now four-year-old mare Party Girl Hill will look to help Ryder carry his new-found momentum into 2021....read on

More Standardbreds For Devin White

February 17, 2021:

Super Bowl champion linebacker Devin White made headlines with his victory lap courtesy retired Standardbred racehorse Artistic Dream at Raymond James Stadium last week. It has since been revealed that White owns more Standardbreds that are slated to compete at racetracks this summer....read on

HRNB Launches Broodmare Grant Program

February 16, 2021:

On Tuesday (Feb. 16), Horse Racing New Brunswick (HRNB) announced details of its new broodmare grant program....read on

John Abbott To Ontario

February 14, 2021:

With limited opportunities and growing uncertainty of when harness racing will resume in his home province of British Columbia, John Abbott has made the decision to move his base of operations to Ontario as early as next month....read on

Gillis Gets The Gold With Hey Livvy

February 13, 2021:

"The talent you can spot from an airplane. Besides that, she has a very pure gait—I say as pure as the driven snow. You could put four different shoes on her on sideways and she’ll trot. That’s a big part of it. With her, it’s all about her mind. It’s all go all the time, there’s no middle ground with her."...read on

Symes Enjoying Success Stateside

February 13, 2021:

While many Ontario horsepeople await and prepare for the return of harness racing in this jurisdiction next week, a number of others -- like trainer Teesha Symes -- have made their way stateside since the start of the shutdown to ply their trade....read on

Spare Time Rozie Passes

February 13, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that former Canadian record holder Spare Time Rozie has passed away at the age of 18....read on

AGCO Updates Rule Amendments

February 12, 2021:

To prepare for the return to racing in Ontario, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is actively reviewing Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations to ensure responsible measures continue to be taken to help contain the spread of COVID-19....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

McLinchey Elected New SC Chair

February 5, 2021:

On Friday (Feb. 5), Standardbred Canada elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2021....read on

O'Briens Voting Results Released

February 3, 2021:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2020 O'Brien Awards....read on

2020 O'Briens Winners Announced

January 31, 2021:

Standardbred Canada announced the winners of 2020 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season, during a Virtual Gala videostreamed on standardbredcanada.ca on Sunday, January 31....read on

Hall Of Fame Accepting 2021 Nominations

November 16, 2020:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) invites the public to participate in the nomination of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2021....read on

Ontario Prospect Series Dates Released

February 17, 2021:

Ontario Racing, in cooperation with participating Ontario racetracks, is pleased to announce the Prospect Series for Ontario-sired two- and three-year-olds will return for a second year in 2021....read on

2021 OSS Schedule Released

February 12, 2021:

The 48th Ontario Sires Stakes season will kick off on Saturday, May 22 at Woodbine Mohawk Park with the Gold Series opener for the talented three-year-old pacing colts....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

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

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

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


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