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'Free Willy' Upsets In Preferred

March 18, 2019:

Musical Rhythm looked as though he was in a prime position to steal Monday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but Free Willy Hanover stormed home late and nabbed that foe in deep stretch to post an upset of his own....read on

Brocks Fortune Prevails In Preferred; Nixon's Crew Triples

March 18, 2019:

Brocks Fortune turned a perfect, pocket trip into a narrow triumph in Monday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and trainer Dean Nixon celebrated a hat trick performance with performers from his outfit....read on

2019 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 15, 2019:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2019 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Round Two Of Race Calls Continues

March 18, 2019:

Today's second round bracket to determine Canada's Best Race Call features historic editions of two long-standing and prestigious Canadian stakes events....read on

Lebanon Legends Series Kicks Off

March 18, 2019:

A sure sign that Spring is right around the corner is the commencement of the “Lebanon Legends” late closer series for green pacers and trotters at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Plans For Las Vegas Track Unveiled

March 18, 2019:

It has been announced that three ‘planned sites’ have been targeted to conduct live Standardbred racing in the State of Nevada, and one of those sites is somewhere in Las Vegas....read on

Supergill Passes

March 18, 2019:

Supergill, a $500,000 yearling in the fall of 1986 who went on to become one of the top sires in Italy, passed away at 7:24 a.m. on Sunday, March 17 at the age of 34....read on

Delay In Implementation Of New CPMA Elimination Guidelines

March 18, 2019:

On Monday, March 18, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency informed the racing industry that the implementation of the new edition of the CPMA Elimination Guidelines that was announced last month will be delayed until further notice....read on

Travel Advisory For Western Fair

March 18, 2019:

Horsepeople that are racing at The Raceway at Western Fair District should be aware of an important travel advisory....read on

New THHOA Directors, Executive Elected

March 18, 2019:

The Truro Harness Horse Owners Association held its general meeting this past weekend. The primary objective of the gathering was to elect the association’s new directors and executive members....read on

Hippodrome 3R To Race On Friday Nights

March 18, 2019:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that for the 2019 harness racing season the Hippodrome 3R will be racing on Friday nights along with the normal Sunday afternoon cards....read on

Significant Purse Increase At Freehold

March 18, 2019:

Officials with Freehold Raceway have announced that a significant purse increase at the track will be in effect as of this Friday (March 22)....read on

Hp Patriote Pulls Upset In Preferred

March 17, 2019:

Off as the second-longest shot on the board, Hp Patriote upset at 18-1 to win the $8,100 Preferred Handicap Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday, March 17....read on

Pretty Handsome Wins Handily

March 17, 2019:

The $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap Pace feature on the Sunday, March 17 card at Flamboro Downs went to Pretty Handsome, who won going wire to wire as the odds-on favourite in 1:54.4....read on

Racing Season Kicks Off At Century

March 17, 2019:

The sun shone on Century Downs as the Calgary track, delaying opening day due to weather and track conditions, finally kicked off racing for the 2019 season on Sunday, March 17....read on

Da Magician Dashes At Fraser

March 17, 2019:

Serge Masse moved odds-on favourite Da Magician to the top from post two and held firm on the lead through the wire to take the $12,000 Open Pace in 1:54.1 on Sunday, March 17 at Fraser Downs....read on

'Concrete' Was ‘A Storybook Horse’

March 17, 2019:

"I bought him as a yearling in Pennsylvania for $18,000, but actually preferred another yearling that was going to sell two spots later in the auction… But he came along first and he was ours."...read on

Kirk Sparks Passes

March 17, 2019:

It has been announced that horseman Kirk A. Sparks passed away on March 11, 2019 at the age of 47....read on

Racing To Be Discussed In Fergus

March 17, 2019:

Trot Insider has been informed that the local Standardbred industry will be one of the topics of discussion during an upcoming rural-communities meeting that is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 28 in Fergus, Ont....read on

California Still Accepting Stallion Noms

March 17, 2019:

The California Sires Stakes is still accepting stallion nominations for the DHA states of California, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, Michigan and Alberta, Canada until April 1....read on

9,000 For Dube; Levy Kicks Off

March 17, 2019:

Approaching his latest driving milestone for a while, Dube coordinated it just right, stylishly winning Saturday night‘s (March 16) opener of Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series....read on

Harness Racing Seminar Set For PEI

March 16, 2019:

All participants and those interested in the Prince Edward Island Standardbred industry are invited to attend an Industry Seminar slated for next weekend....read on

SC Rewind: The Wearin' Of The Green

March 16, 2019:

In this week's edition of 'Rewind' Robert Smith adopts a St. Patrick's Day theme as many folks observe this year's Irish holiday tomorrow on March 17....read on

Santa Anita Bans Race-Day Medication

March 15, 2019:

In light of the sudden mortality spike this year at Santa Anita, the Stronach Group released a statement concerning actions they will take following a 22nd horse death just one day after the main track reopened for workouts....read on

USTA Update On Hidden Trainer Issue

March 15, 2019:

Following the U.S. Trotting Association’s 2019 Board of Directors Annual Meeting held March 8-11 in Columbus, OH, the USTA’s Call to Action Subcommittee issued an announcement regarding the issue of hidden trainers on Thursday, March 14....read on

James Madill Passes

March 15, 2019:

It is with sadness that the family of James Manson Madill (Jim) announce his passing at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston, ON on March 13, 2019....read on

Tattersalls Sets Meadowlands Sale Dates

March 15, 2019:

Tattersalls has finalized dates for its next two auctions at the Meadowlands....read on

Seven-Year Racing Deal At Saratoga

March 14, 2019:

Saratoga Casino Hotel management has recently agreed to terms with the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association on a deal that guarantees harness racing at Saratoga for the next seven years....read on

Stratton To Concentrate On Training

March 14, 2019:

“I didn’t want to extend my stable. I said he would do a really good job. He’s a hard worker. I know he’s got ability. I told people I think he’s worth a chance. He’s young and keen and he does the work himself. It’s always good to help the young people in the sport. I’d recommend him to anyone looking for a trainer.”...read on

Equipment Theft Reported In Nova Scotia

March 13, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned of theft of racing equipment occurring around the Cape Breton (N.S.) Regional Municipality....read on

Scott Reflects On First Line Fire

March 13, 2019:

“You never think it would happen to you and one of your horses until one day you wake up to a phone call in the middle of the night.”...read on

Gimpanzee Heads ‘Hambo’ Eligibles

March 12, 2019:

“Gimpanzee has been training very [well] all winter, never missed a day of training and he has grown and filled out nicely. He’s on the road to the ‘Hambo’ starting in May.”...read on

EllisDon To Build Woodbine GO Station

March 12, 2019:

On Tuesday, March 12, Woodbine Entertainment announced a partnership with internationally-renowned construction experts EllisDon for the development of the recently announced GO train station that will be built on the grounds of Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Adjustment To Western Fair Qualifiers

March 11, 2019:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District would like to inform all horsepeople of an upcoming change to the track’s qualifying schedule....read on

Gerard ‘Junior’ MacNeil Passes

March 11, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned Gerard MacNeil, 60, of Sydney, NS, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, surrounded by family and friends at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, due to lung cancer complications....read on

Leber On Racehorse Ownership

March 11, 2019:

“I would tell people thinking about ownership that the sheer excitement of seeing your horse race is one of the biggest thrills you can have. You watch the horse’s move every step of the race… It’s just like following your owns sport’s team.”...read on

The Story Of Somebeachsomewhere Is Worth Telling

March 10, 2019:

"I watched Seabiscuit, and I knew that story, and I just felt that [the story of Somebeachsomewhere] had every element in it of that Hollywood film...and I don't think people knew about it, for whatever reason."...read on

Kawartha Horsepeople Fear OHHA Loss

March 9, 2019:

Participants and politicians from the Peterborough area have commented on the directive from Ontario Racing to cease making administration payments to the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) at the end of this month....read on

Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019:

Woodbine Mohawk Park celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday night (March 8) by highlighting the contributions of women to the sport of harness racing throughout the program....read on

Tracks Unite For New Wager, Less Drag

March 8, 2019:

A pair of harness racing giants -- the Meadowlands and Woodbine Entertainment -- are joining forces to create a wager certain to titillate the palate of any punter....read on

McNair's Canadian Colours Chosen

March 5, 2019:

Harness racing driver Doug McNair, 29, of Guelph, Ont., has confirmed the design for the set of driving colours that he will wear as Canada’s representative in the 2019 World Driving Championship hosted in Sweden in late May....read on

Update: ASHA Award Nominees Unveiled

March 3, 2019:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have announced the nominees for the 2019 ASHA Awards....read on

Change To Mohawk Qualifying Schedule

March 2, 2019:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all horsepeople of a change to the qualifying schedule....read on

March’s Calendar Photographer

March 1, 2019:

"Everything I know about harness racing has come from that barn and all the people in it. I have gone from being a wide-eyed kid standing at the fence to a groom for a barn of people that I feel have watched me grow up."...read on

Century Mile Opening On April 1

February 28, 2019:

Century Casinos, Inc. has announced that Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in south Edmonton, Alberta will be opening its casino, restaurant, sports bar and off-track betting lounge on April 1, 2019....read on

Eighty-Two Nominated To NA Cup

February 28, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that 82 three-year-old pacers have been nominated to the 36th edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Camluck Classic Details Announced

February 27, 2019:

The Camluck Classic is now less than three months away at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and officials at the London oval have released some of the details for the track’s signature event....read on

New Whip Rules For Hippodrome 3R

February 27, 2019:

The Quebec Jockey Club will be instituting new whipping rules for all drivers at Hippodrome 3R in 2019....read on

It Is Possible

February 26, 2019:

"The roar from the crowd got louder and louder as the champion hit the wire first, and as I turned my head I saw that there were literally hundreds of people on the tarmac by now, and at least a quarter of them, if not more, were younger than Foiled Again himself"....read on / continuer à lire

Real Life Heroes

February 24, 2019:

In the early morning hours of December 21, Scott Lecain was awoken by a phone call; Trevor Forgie by a frantic banging on his door -- something that rarely means good news. Minutes later, both men were risking their lives, pulling their beloved horses out of a burning barn....read on

CPMA Updates Elimination Guidelines

February 19, 2019:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has announced to the Canadian horse racing industry that a new edition of the CPMA Elimination Guidelines will be published in March 2019....read on

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

February 10, 2019:

Are you in need of a nurse mare? Do you have a nurse mare available? … read on

OHHA: "Members Unite"; OR: "Future Vision"

February 7, 2019:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has issued an open letter to its membership regarding the recent development that Ontario Racing has directed the Woodbine Entertainment Group to cease making administration payments to OHHA, effective March 31, 2019....read on

Appeal Panel Jurisdiction Questioned

February 5, 2019:

On Monday, February 4, in a Toronto hearing room, a three-person Judicial Review Panel heard arguments from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, contending that the Horse Racing Appeal Panel did not have the jurisdiction to rule over a recent case....read on

Horner Elected New SC Chair

February 2, 2019:

On Saturday, February 2, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2019....read on

Standardbred Canada Requests Support For The Raceway At Western Fair District

December 28, 2018:

During the past year Standardbred Canada has been a vocal supporter of Ontario’s Long Term Funding Agreement in this province....read on

Up To Date With '19 Eligibility Fees?

December 27, 2018:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2019 eligibility fees must be paid....read on

A 'Chip' Off The New Block

October 28, 2018:

In 2019 Standardbred Canada will move away from identifying horses by freeze branding and/or tattooing, and will implement a system of microchipping the horses instead. The new process brings with it several benefits for both the horses and horsepeople alike...read on / continuer à lire

SC Launches MVP

October 23, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce a Member Value Program (MVP) which will provide exclusive discounts and promotions for SC members....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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