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Hanover Creates Award To Honour Fritz

August 14, 2020:

Hanover Raceway is pleased to announce a new season-ending award, named in honour of Harness Racing Hall of Fame horseman William "Bud" on

What To Know About Strangles

August 13, 2020:

Dr. Alison Moore, Lead Veterinarian for Animal Health and Welfare at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, has penned the following Q & A feature on equine on

Elver Hanover Looks To Rebound

August 14, 2020:

“When you have a horse that went undefeated last year and set a world record, he’s got pretty big shoes to fill, high expectations. This year, he’s still racing very good, and just missing.” 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 on

SC Head Office Remains 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 on

SC Launches Online Entries

May 15, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is pleased to launch Self-Serve 2.0, the upgraded and improved online entry program for SC member on

Coming To Canada From The U.S. To Race?

August 10, 2020:

As Grand Circuit stakes season for Canadian harness racing is fast approaching, participants are reminded that the Standardbred Canada's field reps are all working on

Upsetters Grab Gold At Mohawk Park

August 14, 2020:

Thursday night marked the midway point in the three-year-old trotting filly Gold Series season and it was a pair of first-time Ontario Sires Stakes winners who emerged from the fray at Woodbine Mohawk on

Determination Domination In Series Finals

August 13, 2020:

Two-year-old trotters found themselves in the spotlight Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the oval hosted finals of the Pure Ivory Series for fillies and the Millard Farms Series for colts and on

The Brosseau Show In Rideau

August 13, 2020:

Sulky sitter Stephane Brosseau put on a clinic during Thursday’s 10-race card at Rideau Carleton Raceway as noted by the six-win performance he on

Record Smashed At Red Shores

August 13, 2020:

Records are made to be broken but one only lasted three races Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as Gold Cup and Saucer week racing on

Ryder Discusses Bettors Wish

August 13, 2020:

After a monstrous effort in the Sam McKee Memorial in a lifetime-best 1:47.3, Bettors Wish's trainer, Chris Ryder, has discussed his charge heading into this Friday's $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah’s Hoosier on

Petrova On Kinnder High Class

August 13, 2020:

“She (Kinnder High Class) was always in the shadows. Not noticed by anyone but me, which is okay since I knew her dam gives big talented trotters and they really get it together as three-year-olds." on

Hoping For An 'Awesome' Saturday

August 13, 2020:

“We kind of drew in a little tough on Saturday, but you never know. That’s why they give the money out after the race. Hopefully we’ll have some luck.” on

Dixie MacKay Passes

August 13, 2020:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Dixie Lynn 'Dixie' MacKay of Truro, N.S. passed away on Sunday, August 9 at the age of on

Taylor's Explains His Love For 'Shnitzle'

August 13, 2020:

“I just had to have him after seeing him as a yearling. He was from 'Fred’s (Fred And Ginger) first crop and he was just a specimen. Out of all the horses I have owned and all the races I have been fortunate to win. I have been so lucky; this horse is my favourite.” on

Stronach Group Litigation Settled

August 13, 2020:

The Stronach Group is pleased to announce that all of the litigation between Frank and Elfriede Stronach and Belinda Stronach, Frank Walker and Nicole Walker, Alon Ossip and Stronach Consulting Corp. has been dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as a result of a settlement agreed to by the on

COSA TV Airing Stakes Sunday

August 13, 2020:

COSA TV’s 'Facebook Live' series will continue this coming Sunday night (August 16) with a stop at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Three-year-old pacing colts will be featured in the Ontario Sires Stakes during the show, which will also feature remote coverage of the $75,000 Earl Rowe Memorial Trot from Georgian on

Christoforou On Recent Accident

August 12, 2020:

"It's one of those things; it's nothing you can control. It's out of your control, so you just have to live with the fact that it's there, it can happen — but it's like anything else. You can get hit by a bus walking across the street tomorrow." on

Final Preps For NA Cup Eligibles

August 12, 2020:

Trot Insider continues to track the contenders and eligibles as they prepare for the 2020 Pepsi North America Cup just one week out from elimination on

'Jerry' Favoured In Kelly Memorial

August 13, 2020:

After having paced a 1:55 mile in his most recent race, Harbourlite Jerry will have the target on his back in Friday evening’s (August 14) Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial Pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as part of Gold Cup and Saucer Week on

Sires Stakes To Northfield Saturday

August 13, 2020:

A quartet of $50,000 fourth-leg Ohio Sires Stakes divisions on Saturday (August 15) at Northfield Park will determine the championship fields for Super Night, which is scheduled for September 5 at Scioto on

Vernon To Host NYSS Fillies Saturday

August 13, 2020:

Vernon Downs will welcome three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday (August 15) on

Ladies' Night At Grand River

August 12, 2020:

Distaff pacers were on display on Wednesday (Aug. 12) at Grand River Raceway, with Saulsbrook Jessie ($3.90) and Tilikum ($24.00) proving best in their respective $8,500 Preferred 3 on

Docs Ronhenry Repeats At Inverness

August 12, 2020:

Donald and Leander Beaton's Docs Ronhenry ($10.10) rose to the top of the Inverness Raceway class ladder on Wednesday evening (Aug. 12) and did not disappoint, holding his ground for a 1:58.3 score — his second straight — in the featured $1,250 winners-over on

Update: Vincent Aurigemma Passes

August 9, 2020:

Former Standardbred trainer Vincent Aurigemma, 72, of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Saturday (Aug. 8) after a long battle with on

Arnold N Dicky Sets Stakes Mark

August 12, 2020:

Arnold N Dicky overcame an awkward first quarter and powered to victory in a stakes record 1:54.2 in Wednesday’s (Aug. 12) $204,720 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The on

Bea Farber Passes

August 12, 2020:

Beatrice 'Bea' Farber, whose 1,801 wins is the most ever by a female driver, passed on Tuesday morning (Aug. 11). She was on

Settlement Reached Over Tag Up And Go

August 12, 2020:

It has been reported that a settlement has been reached between a Standardbred handicapper and former connections of Tag Up And on

Update To H3R Stakes Schedule

July 8, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that there has been an update to the 2020 Quebec harness racing stakes schedule that has been approved by the Quebec Racing on

Tioga Downs Hosts Stakes On Sunday

August 12, 2020:

Tioga Downs will host an exciting day of Grand Circuit stakes racing this coming Sunday (August 16), as nearly a half million dollars in purses will be up for grabs for many of North America's top on

Friday's Dan Patch Stakes Set

August 12, 2020:

A field of 10 will be sent postward in the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino this Friday (August 14). The pacers will take centre stage as they seek fame in the 27th installment of Hoosier Park’s premier harness racing on

Celebrate With Equine Guelph

August 12, 2020:

How time flies. Equine Guelph is currently celebrating 18 years of online studies. As it does, Equine Guelph is encouraging horsepeople to further increase their equine knowledge or take their business to the next on

Truro Adds Race Date

August 12, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that Truro Raceway has added a race date to its 2020 live on

Proposed Medication Changes In KY

August 12, 2020:

Officials with the Kentucky Harness Association have issued a release to the industry in regard to proposed state medication regulations that are in the final stages of the legislative process. If they are enacted, the regulations will become effective as of August on

Strangles At Emerald Isle Training Centre

August 11, 2020:

On Aug. 7, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a five-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training on

Catch The Fire Favoured For Milstein

August 11, 2020:

Catch The Fire has been named the 2-1 morning line favourite in Saturday’s (August 15) $250,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at MGM Northfield on

Whenuwishuponastar To Notorious Pink

August 11, 2020:

Notorious Pink completed the sweep of the Whenuwishuponastar Series on Tuesday evening (Aug. 11) at Woodbine Mohawk Park to give trainer Tony Alagna his third consecutive title in the on

Media Focuses On Leamington Meet

August 11, 2020:

Leamington Raceway opened its 2020 live meet this past Sunday (August 9), and although the half-mile track had its work cut out for it, everyone pulled together to ensure the show went on. Those efforts were not lost on the local media, which has descended on the raceway for a preview of what the track's live season will on

ID Technician In New Brunswick

August 11, 2020:

Standardbred Canada Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be in New Brunswick on Monday, August 17, 2020 to microchip any horses requiring identification. This will be the last trip to New Brunswick for the ID technician this on

2020 Gold Cup & Saucer Trials Drawn

August 11, 2020:

A total of 15 horses have been entered to compete in the 61st edition of the 2020 Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer, with trials slated for Saturday and Monday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving on

Bet On Becky Tightens At Mohawk

August 11, 2020:

Eleven races filled Woodbine Mohawk Park's qualifying docket Tuesday morning (August 11), six of which were devoted to two-year-olds. One of the season's flashiest juveniles was in action during the session, as Bet On Becky returned to the Campbellville, Ont. course for a bit of a on

Yearling Sales And COVID-19

August 10, 2020:

"Just like most Ontario yearling buyers, I have been trying to figure out how we are going to navigate the yearling sales this year" on

Gingras To Drive At Mohawk

August 10, 2020:

With the COVID-19 pandemic essentially closing the U.S./Canadian border, many in the industry were wondering how many top reinsmen would be able to make the trip north to drive in the lucrative stakes events that are upcoming at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Yannick Gingras has confirmed that he will be at the Campbellville, Ont. oval and will be looking to capture some of the industry's major stakes, yet on

Standardbred Horse Sale To Maryland

August 10, 2020:

On Monday, August 10, the Standardbred Horse Sales Company announced that its 2020 annual sale will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, located at 2200 York Road, Lutherville – Timonium, on

Even Better Than The First Time

August 9, 2020:

"It broke our hearts that we couldn't be there, but it was a good feeling all the way around to win it." on

Ramona Hill Wins The Hambletonian

August 8, 2020:

Canadian co-owned trotting filly Ramona Hill captured the 2020 Hambletonian on Saturday (August 8) at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, on

2020 Hambletonian Day Complete

August 8, 2020:

The thrilling 2020 Hambletonian Day program has concluded with a number of impressive performances coming during the stakes-packed card of harness racing at The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. on

SC Rewind: Fun In The Valley

August 8, 2020:

This week's edition of Rewind takes readers back many years to a time when harness racing in the Ottawa Valley was extremely on

Strangles Reported In Ontario

August 7, 2020:

On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a five-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton on

MacDonald Discusses Saturday Accident

August 7, 2020:

"When I first started looking through the entries to see who I was driving, who was going to drive then you kind of get down and it's a letdown but at the same time, like I said, when I watched the replay and saw how bad of an accident it was I just try to remember how lucky I am to only have this minor injury." on

New Owners For Classy Lane

August 6, 2020:

Puslinch, Ontario's Classy Lane Training Centre has officially flipped the page to a new chapter in its history. Barb Millier has spoken with Trot Insider and has confirmed that Classy Lane has been sold to new owners that are looking forward to upholding the legacy of the highly regarded Standardbred on

COSA, TROT Fantasy Stable Update

August 3, 2020:

Through a shortened summer stakes season, which will gain steam with the Hambletonian this Saturday (Aug. 8), Al Libfeld holds a slim lead in the 2020 TROT Fantasy Stable Contest with less than $100,000 separating the top 10 while Gino Chiaravalle leads in the 2020 COSA Fantasy on

Rustys Flying Sets Win Record

August 1, 2020:

Just two weeks after matching a North American record for most wins in a career by a pacing mare, Rustys Flying returned to the winner’s circle at Kawartha Downs on Saturday (Aug. 1) to claim the record for on

2020 Confederation Cup Cancelled

July 31, 2020:

On Friday (July 31), officials with Flamboro Downs announced that the 2020 edition of the Confederation Cup has been on

Info For Owners Attending Mohawk Races

July 27, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has released the protocols and procedures for owners to start attending live racing at Woodbine Mohawk on

National Caretaker Appreciation Day Goes Virtual

July 27, 2020:

Early mornings, long, late nights...caretakers are the unsung heroes of harness racing. They have the responsibility of making sure the horses they care for are happy and healthy, physically and emotionally. They will work seven days a week, and sacrifice their holiday and family time to make sure the horses are properly cared for. A caretaker is the first and last person that the horse sees each on

Lawson Seeks Safe, World-Class Racing

July 26, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson is resolute is his drive to make both Woodbine Racetrack and Woodbine Mohawk Park world-class racing destinations with world-class horse racing. In order for that to happen, however, the tracks need to safely host the world's on

Potential Source Of Capsaicin Found

July 25, 2020:

On July 20, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued a Notice to Industry concerning a number of horses in Ontario who have received a positive test for capsaicin over the past several on

Breeders Win Lawsuit Against Province of Ontario

June 29, 2020:

In a decision dated June 29, 2020, Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Emery announced that he has ruled in favour of a motion brought forth by a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders against the Province of Ontario in regard to the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP) on

OR Updates COVID-19 Racetrack Protocol Minimum Standards

June 24, 2020:

Ontario Racing (OR) has announced that it has updated its COVID-19 Racetrack Protocol Minimum Standards on

Do Your Business Fast With eShop!

June 19, 2020:

Due to the high volume of inquiries and member business, Standardbred Canada’s response time for transactions done over the phone may be delayed by 24 - 48 on

AGCO Issues Warm Weather Alert

June 19, 2020:

The health and welfare of the horse is of paramount concern to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and to members of the racing on

Claiming Authorization Available Online

June 4, 2020:

Claiming Authorization forms can now be completed online via Standardbred Canada’s on

Coggins Reminder For SC Members

May 28, 2020:

Horsepeople are reminded to ensure that a horse’s coggins test is up to on

Microchipping Deadline Extended

May 26, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) has extended the deadline for microchipping Standardbred racehorses to December 31, 2021 as a result of restrictions in place due to 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 on

Revised 2020 OSS, Prospect Series Schedules Announced

May 25, 2020:

On Monday, May 25, Ontario Racing announced the revised schedules for both the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes season and the 2020 Prospect on

2020 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 27, 2020:

For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the richest prize in Canadian harness 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 on

More 2020 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 10, 2020:

Since our initial posting, Standardbred Canada has received an influx of submissions from a number of prominent trainers for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list of 2020 two-year-olds in on

Up To Date With 2020 Eligibility Fees?

November 28, 2019:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2020 eligibility fees must be paid prior to a horse making its first start or on

AGCO Licence Renewals Go Paperless

September 20, 2019:

Starting in March 2020, the AGCO will no longer be accepting paper forms, cash or cheques for horse racing-related licences and on

Answers To 'MVP' Questions

April 21, 2019:

Have you noticed ads and promotions on the Standardbred Canada website about the new FREE Member Value Program (MVP)? Are you interested in enrolling in the program, but still have questions about how it works? 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 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 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? on

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