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First Day Of 2019 World Driving Championship

May 24, 2019:

The first leg of the 2019 World Driving Championship takes place on Friday (May 24) at Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden with the races set to commence at approximately 6:45 a.m. (ET)....read on

Marino Sidelined Indefinitely

May 23, 2019:

Jim Marino last drove in a pari-mutuel event in mid-March at Fraser Downs, and the longtime horseman told Trot Insider that it will be quite some time before he's back in the bike after being injured in a training accident....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

'Quatrain' Sets Sights On Stakes

May 23, 2019:

With a little more than a week to go for this year’s Somebeachsomewhere Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park, Quatrain Blue Chip turned up for a possible date with that dance by scoring a 1:52.3 victory Thursday evening at the Campbellville, Ont. oval....read on

ER Quinn Repeats In Charlottetown

May 23, 2019:

The betting public was all over ER Quinn in Thursday’s main event at the Charlottetown Driving Park, and the gelding didn’t disappoint his backers....read on

Bill Gemmill Passes

May 23, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned long-time horseman Bill Gemmill passed away Sunday, May 19, just two days prior to his 64th birthday....read on

‘Moonshiner’ Sloshes To Victory In Philly

May 23, 2019:

The two heavy favourites, Moonshiner Hanover and Tight Lines, battled through heavy rain during Harrah’s Philadelphia’s $18,000 featured trot on Thursday afternoon (May 22). It was Moonshiner Hanover that reversed the public’s final opinion by edging his rival by three quarters of a length in 1:53.1....read on

Racing Fan's Guide To The WDC

May 23, 2019:

With the 2019 World Driving Championship set to begin on Friday at Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden, here is everything you need to know to follow the event, and to follow the progress of our two Canadian drivers, James MacDonald and Doug McNair....read on

Ryder Discusses Bettors Wish

May 23, 2019:

“He’s always trained well, but did he really stand out (as a yearling)? Not completely. But he qualified well straight away… Even now, you wouldn’t know he’s in the barn. He’s really quiet, he’s not a flashy colt. He just does everything pretty well.”...read on

Betterb Chevron N Drops And Pops

May 23, 2019:

On the heels of facing top Open mares like Shartin N and Bettor Joy N in the Blue Chip series at Yonkers Raceway this spring, Betterb Chevron N shipped into Massachusetts and captured the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon....read on

Faraldo Outduels Amateurs At Yonkers

May 23, 2019:

After 10 gruelling legs of the North American Amateur Drivers Association's Spring Trotting Series the $15,000 final was presented on the betting card at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday evening and when the judges hung the official sign, series founder and its president Joe Faraldo was victorious after guiding Tough Get Going to a 1:59. 4 triumph in wire to wire fashion....read on

Saratoga Open To Shezallapples A

May 23, 2019:

Shezallapples A extended her winning streak in Thursday’s instalment of the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Dan-Patch Era Sulky To Running Aces

May 23, 2019:

About five or six years ago, Cathy Dessert was pretty new to the Harness Racing game having just started her foray into the sulky sport by purchasing shares in a couple of fractional ownership horses at Running Aces....read on

Dresden Delays Draw, Adds Conditions

May 23, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that the draw for Dresden Raceway’s opening-day card (Sunday, May 26) has been postponed due to a lack of entries and that additional conditions have now been added....read on

Elitloppet Fields Drawn

May 22, 2019:

Fields have been drawn for the 2019 Elitloppet, and a horse with a win over Woodbine Mohawk Park to his credit is one of the early favourites for the Swedish trotting classic....read on

Searchers Yet To Find Jordan Hicken

May 21, 2019:

Twenty-two-year-old Standardbred racehorse owner/groom Jordan Hicken went overboard while fishing off of Prince Edward Island on Tuesday, May 21. Intensive searches of the waters and shore have taken place since the incident, but have yet to locate him....read on

‘Young Guns Mini Race’ In The Works

May 23, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned of an upcoming Children's Day at Hiawatha Horse Park, and track officials are looking for entries to assemble a ‘Young Guns Mini Race.’...read on

Truro Baby Races Scheduled

May 23, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned of an upcoming qualifying session for two-year-olds that has been scheduled to take place at Truro Raceway....read on

H3R Friday Night Racing To Commence

May 23, 2019:

Hippodrome 3R will add live harness racing on Friday nights beginning this week. First-race post time will be at 7:00 p.m. and an eight-race program will be on tap this week....read on

Inverness Paddock Meeting Set

May 23, 2019:

Trot Insider has been informed that the judges at Inverness Raceway are set to conduct their annual paddock meeting....read on

Charity Partner Named For NA Cup

May 23, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced the Milton District Hospital Foundation as the official charity partner for the Pepsi North America Cup, which will be contested on Saturday, June 15 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Reminder: Georgian Qualifying Info

May 21, 2019:

Horsepeople are reminded that Georgian Downs will be hosting the first of its 2019 qualifying sessions this Saturday (May 25) at 11:00 a.m....read on

Road To The Meadowlands Pace: Week 4

May 23, 2019:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has released the Week 4 edition of Dave Little's 'Road to the Meadowlands Pace.'...read on

Melander On His Classy Hambo Hopefuls

May 23, 2019:

Marcus Melander trains the top three horses in the first Road to the Hambletonian rankings released this week by Meadowlands Racetrack announcer/analyst Ken Warkentin, and the No. 1 selection will make his first start of the season this coming Monday (May 27) in the $215,200 Empire Breeders Classic for three-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs....read on

Snyder Scholarship Apps Due Friday

May 23, 2019:

Horsepeople should be aware that Friday, June 24 is the deadline to submit applications for the Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year....read on

Ginger Tree Skyr Looking For More

May 23, 2019:

Ginger Tree Skyr will be looking to taste victory this Friday at the Meadows, as the colt is set to face off against fellow sophomore male trotters in the $99,430 Currier & Ives....read on

‘Big M’ Wagering, Promo Overview

May 23, 2019:

On Thursday (May 22), the Meadowlands Racetrack released a recap of the program of racing that it held this past Saturday (May 18). The release also previews some of the promotions that are upcoming this weekend at the East Rutherford, New Jersey track....read on

‘Breakfast With The Babies’ Starts June 1

May 23, 2019:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has announced that it will kick off the 2019 edition of its popular ‘Breakfast with the Babies’ racing program on Saturday, June 1....read on

‘Aces’ 2019 Dan Patch FFA Info Released

May 23, 2019:

Officials with Running Aces have released the details surrounding the track’s 2019 Dan Patch Free-For-All Pace....read on

Balder Son Best In London Elims

May 22, 2019:

Balder Son ($2.50) lived up to fours-on billing in his City of London elimination on Wednesday night (May 22) at The Raceway at Western Fair District, posting a 1:55.3 victory to prove fastest among 25 Ontario-sired male pacers....read on

Majestic Mistress Upsets At Harrington

May 22, 2019:

Frank Chick's Majestic Mistress ($24.20, Russell Foster) was a 1:56.4 winner in the $18,000 Open Trot on Wednesday (May 22) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Rock My World Upsets At Buffalo

May 22, 2019:

Rock My World got to the front end early in Buffalo Raceway's $10,500 Class A Open Pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday night (May 22) and was there at the finish line to notch the $26.80 surprise in a seasonal best 1:55.3....read on

Foolish Terror Remains Red Hot

May 22, 2019:

Foolish Terror extended her streak of one-two finishes to six when she quarter-poled to the front and prevailed easily in Wednesday’s (May 22) feature at The Meadows, a $12,700 conditioned pace for fillies and mares....read on

Captain Disomma Upsets In Philadelphia

May 22, 2019:

The Tim Tetrick-driven Captain Disomma came on late to spring a 13-1 upset in Harrah’s Philadelphia’s $14,000 pacing feature on Wednesday afternoon (May 22)....read on

Faves Falter At Saratoga

May 22, 2019:

Saratoga Casino Hotel offered a trio of $9,000 featured races for New York-sired trotters during its Wednesday afternoon (May 22) program and the favourites did not fare well....read on

Fillies In Pocono Spotlight Sunday

May 22, 2019:

Third-round Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and Stallion Series action for three-year-old trotting fillies will headline the Sunday night (May 26) program at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Mike Weller Passes

May 22, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Standardbred trainer Mike Weller, who had recently been battling cancer for the second time, has passed away at the age of 60....read on

Plunge Blue Chip Surfaces

May 22, 2019:

Millionaire trotting mare Plunge Blue Chip was impressive on Wednesday morning (May 22) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as she took part in the track’s qualifying session and recorded the first charted mile of her four-year-old campaign....read on

Ironwork Leads To An Iron Will

May 22, 2019:

From whatever point of view she’s looked upon it, be it standing atop a five-story structure or thumbing through picture books as a young girl, Michelle Olson knew she was destined for a life in horse racing....read on

Meadowlands To Phase Out Lasix

May 22, 2019:

On Wednesday (May 22), the Meadowlands Racetrack issued a release stating that it will begin to conditionally phase out the use of lasix at the East Rutherford, New Jersey track beginning in 2020....read on

McCarthy's Loving 'The Rodeo’

May 22, 2019:

“He’s a big strong horse with high speed. He can do it any way. You can sit back, you can leave with him, he can come first over; pretty much drive him the way the race goes."...read on

E R Quinn Favoured For Thursday Tilt

May 22, 2019:

Although E R Quinn will have to overcome the outside post position if he wants to capture Thursday’s (May 23) featured dash at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park, it appears as though adversity has not been affecting him as of late....read on

Roger Huston Book Now Available

May 22, 2019:

It has been announced that a book chronicling the life of well-known Standardbred racecaller Roger Huston has been released....read on

Caesars Announces ‘Empire Of Hope’

May 22, 2019:

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced the launch of ‘Empire of Hope,’ a new program designed to help raise awareness and funding for the care of horses after their racing careers are over....read on

Travel Tips For Doug & James

May 21, 2019:

With Doug McNair and James MacDonald set to make their driving debuts in Sweden, we asked for some advice on travel and tackling the world's best in the 2019 World Driving Championship....read on

Fifty Remain Eligible To The NA Cup

May 21, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has released the final list of eligible horses for this year’s $1 million Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Betsy Ross, Maxie Lee, 'Commodore' Set

May 21, 2019:

All three defending champions will be on hand Sunday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as the track will host its ‘Super Stakes Sunday’ of $100,000 Invitationals....read on

MVP Members Can Win Camluck Classic Tickets

May 21, 2019:

Would you like to start the summer racing season off at The Raceway at Western Fair District’s signature race, the Camluck Classic? How about getting treated like a VIP in the track’s tented Infield Experience? If your answer is ‘yes,’ Standardbred Canada has got you covered....read on

McClure Discusses His Return

May 21, 2019:

Almost one month to the day after driver Bob McClure broke his pelvis in a racing accident at Woodbine Mohawk Park, the Elora, Ontario-based reinsman has discussed his upcoming return with Trot Insider....read on

Done Well Confirmed For 'Camluck'

May 20, 2019:

Less than 24 hours after capturing the 41st edition of the Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs, trainer Ron Burke has confirmed that Done Well will participate in this year’s Camluck Classic on May 31 at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

First 2019 WDC Heats Drawn

May 20, 2019:

The first four heats of the 2019 World Driving Championship, to take place on Friday (May 24) and Saturday (May 25) at Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden, have been drawn....read on

Dresden Gearing Up For Summer Meet

May 19, 2019:

For over 150 years, people have been coming to Dresden and on Sunday, May 26, racing will return to the southwestern Ontario half-mile track....read on

Tech To Create A 'Bright Future'

May 19, 2019:

Ryan Clements and his team from The Farm Ventures, the creators of Off & Pacing and Catch Driver, are developing a new app called Bright Future -- something that will make the life of a trainer much easier....read on / continuer à lire

McNair Presented With Canadian Colours

May 18, 2019:

Doug McNair, Standardbred Canada’s 2018 National Driving Champion and Canada’s representative in the 2019 World Driving Championship in Sweden, was presented with his Canadian colours and driving helmet at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, May 18....read on

SC Rewind: Memories Of Camper

May 18, 2019:

In the latest edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes a journey back to about 50 years ago to recall the rather short but brilliant career of a young trotter named Camper....read on

Reminder Regarding OSS Starting Fees

May 17, 2019:

Administration for the Ontario Sires Stakes wishes to remind horsemen and owners that cash will NOT be accepted as a method of payment for Starting Fees for the 2019 season....read on

OSS Gets Boost Of $2.375 Million

May 17, 2019:

Ontario Racing today announced an additional boost of $2.375 million in funds to the 2019 Standardbred Horse Improvement Program (SIP) as part of the $10 million of Horse Improvement Payment (HIP) funds earmarked for the horse racing industry by the Ontario government....read on

OLG To Perform Economic Impact Assessment

May 16, 2019:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, in partnership with horse racing industry groups and associations, is leading a comprehensive study to quantify the economic impact of the Ontario horse racing sector....read on

Sintra Among New Camluck Hopefuls

May 16, 2019:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has announced a trio of the confirmed starters for this year’s Camluck Classic, which takes place on May 31. All three horses will be making their debut in the race on what promises to be one of the biggest days in Canadian harness racing this season....read on

Calling All Dan Patch Collectors!

May 16, 2019:

In honour of the great Dan Patch being recognized as the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2019 Legend Honouree, a special display of Dan Patch memorabilia is being organized to appear at racetracks and events in Ontario over the coming months....read on

As Fate Would Have It

May 16, 2019:

How many times have you heard the phrase, everything happens for a reason? After a while, it becomes a repeated mantra when bad days get worse or good luck can't be believed....read on

Dates Set For 2019 National Caretaker Appreciation Day Events

May 15, 2019:

Early mornings, long, late nights . . . caretakers are the unsung heroes of harness racing. We task them with the responsibility of making sure the horses they care for are happy and healthy, physically and emotionally....read on

Emergency Preparedness Workshop Info

May 14, 2019:

Over the next few months, on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Susan Fitzgerald will be offering some emergency management workshops for agriculture explaining the formal response structure that government agencies and first responders use in emergency situations....read on

New Strategy For Marion Marauder

May 13, 2019:

Expect to see less, yet more, of trotting Triple Crown winner Marion Marauder on the racetrack in 2019....read on

Mohawk Switches To Double Draws

May 13, 2019:

Officials in the race office at Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to remind horsepeople of a change to the track's draw schedule....read on

Send Mc & Mac Good Luck Messages

May 12, 2019:

On May 22, Doug McNair and James MacDonald will travel to Sweden to compete in the 2019 World Driving Championship (WDC)....read on

TROT Wants You To Share Your Story!

May 11, 2019:

We all know about horses that were named after a famous singer, actor or sports personality, but do you have a horse whose name-origin we don't know about?...read on

RUS Ont. 2019 Schedule And Seminar

May 6, 2019:

Racing Under Saddle Ontario (RUS Ontario) is pleased to announce race dates for its upcoming 2019 season, in addition to details regarding an upcoming seminar for new owners, trainers and riders....read on

A Test Of Mental Toughness

May 5, 2019:

"There are many wonderful things that happen in our sport...and that's what keeps us all dreaming the dream. But recently I learned of one of those incidents that reminded me exactly how tough we have to be, mentally, to persevere in this game"....read on / continuer à lire

Notice To The Industry

May 2, 2019:

In order to expedite the licensing process and to promote easier entry into the industry, the SC Board of Directors has approved the following recommendations from the By-Laws/Regulations/Licensing Committee to the SC Membership, Licensing and Racing Policies....read on

Canada's Solid WDC Record

April 26, 2019:

Canadian drivers have a solid track record in the World Driving Championship (WDC) with a total of five titles since the event started in 1970....read 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?...read on

Changes To Race Day Vet Rules

April 18, 2019:

On Thursday evening (April 18) the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) issued an update on the upcoming changes set to take effect for the province's horsepeople pertaining to race day medication and race day veterinary use....read on

2019 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 14, 2019:

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 racing....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 Announced

April 9, 2019:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2019 features international stars of the industry, two horses bred in Québec, a female trainer and individuals representing British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario....read on

AGCO Issues Notices To Industry

March 29, 2019:

On Friday (March 29) the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released three Information Bulletins regarding concussions, claiming and race-day medication....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

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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