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WEG Releases New Stakes Schedule

May 25, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment today (May 25) announced new dates for several Standardbred stakes to be held this season at Woodbine Mohawk 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

June Return For Nova Scotia Racing

May 25, 2020:

Officials with the Nova Scotia Harness Racing Industry Association are pleased to announce that racing will commence at the Nova Scotia tracks in 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

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

AGCO Temporarily Amending Rules

May 20, 2020:

On Wednesday, May 20, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it will temporarily amend a number of rules in order to accommodate the return to racing and ease industry burden, while also ensuring welfare for equine and human athletes and other racing on

COVID-19 Ontario Racetrack Minimum Standards Protocol

May 20, 2020:

On Wednesday, May 20, Ontario Racing (OR) announced a list of minimum standards that will apply to all individuals that require access to the backstretch and/or paddock of any Ontario racetrack in light of the COVID-19 on

SC Launches Self-Serve 2.0

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

SC Members: Get Ready For Racing!

May 11, 2020:

As racetracks begin to plan for the return to Standardbred racing in Canada, our members should be too! It’s not too early to begin to renew horse eligibilities, make your ownership transfers and renew your SC membership, if 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

OLG Receives $500M Loan From Province

May 25, 2020:

Multiple reports on Monday, May 25 have stated that the Province of Ontario has issued a $500-million loan to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. to help cover costs and financial obligations during the COVID-19 on

SC's May 31 Stakes Payment Reminder

May 25, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that several stakes payments are due on Sunday, May on

Tioga Racing June 7, Vernon June 10

May 25, 2020:

Live harness racing will return to both Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs in the beginning of June with qualifiers the first week and live racing the on

Hanover Broadcasting Qualifiers Saturday

May 25, 2020:

Fans at home with have the chance to catch some live harness racing action, as Hanover Raceway will broadcast its qualifiers on Saturday, May 30, beginning at 11:45 on

Informative COSA TV Session

May 24, 2020:

As the countdown to racing continues, there are many questions that still exist for horsepeople in Ontario as the harness racing community will have to adjust to a new on

SC Offers Online Exams For Trainers & Drivers

May 24, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is pleased to announce the launch of online exams for trainers and on

Georgian Downs To Resume Racing

May 24, 2020:

Georgian Downs is excited to announce that live harness racing will return to the Barrie area oval on Saturday, June on

Elitloppet Eliminations Drawn

May 24, 2020:

A pair of eight-horse elimination heats have been drawn for the 2020 edition of the Elitloppet, which will be conducted on Sunday, May 31 at Solvalla race track in Sweden without fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 on

Update On Woodbine Racetrack EHV-1

May 24, 2020:

On Saturday, May 24, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario provided an update in regard to the EHV-1 situation in the Woodbine Racetrack on

Maine Approves Online Horse Wagering

May 24, 2020:

Last week, the Maine Gambling Control Board gave the green light for residents in the state to legally wager on horse races on

Carlson Mancinelli Passes

May 24, 2020:

It has been announced that Standardbred horseman Carlson D. Mancinelli, 83, passed away on May 12, on

Four Horsemen On 'Virtual Tack Room'

May 23, 2020:

The Saturday evening (May 23) episode of the Virtual Tack Room featured a well-known group of Maritime participants: Darren Crowe, Mike McGuigan, Kurt Hughes and Dave on

Mark Austin Series Set For Dresden

May 23, 2020:

The fourth annual Mark Austin Pacing Series is set to go at Dresden on

Canadian Harness Racing Returns

May 23, 2020:

Harness racing in Canada resumed activity for the first time in more than two months as Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park conducted qualifying races on Saturday (May 23) on

Catching Up With Colin Kelly

May 23, 2020:

With nearly 2,000 drives in 2019, few Canadian reinsmen were busier last year than Colin on

Mohawk Closes Common Areas

May 23, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to notify all drivers and trainers that when qualifiers resume on Thursday, May 28, the driver/trainer changes rooms, showers and lounge will be closed until further on

Doing Business With SC

May 23, 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

Update On 2020 NYSS Season

May 22, 2020:

A release issued on Friday (May 22) by the New York Sire Stakes provides an update on the 2020 NYSS on

DSBF Races At Harrington Pushed Back

May 22, 2020:

The three-year-old races for the DSBF first and second legs at Harrington will be pushed back one week from the original on

Campbell Eager To Be Back In Action

May 22, 2020:

As tracks across Canada and the United States announce opening days for a return to harness racing, a common trend is the excitement accompanying that return to on

Notice Regarding Red Shores Field Rep

May 22, 2020:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in Prince Edward Island will be first out of the gate for Canadian tracks to resume harness on

Mohawk To Open For Training

May 22, 2020:

Officials with Woodbine Mohawk Park have released details on the revised training schedule for the Campbellville, Ont. on

Update On NY Qualifying Rule

May 22, 2020:

The NYS Gaming Commission has apparently removed the sixty (60) day cap that limited its ability, and that of its judges, to now allow discretion to extend the length of time a horse need not qualify, to account for unexpected events that interfere with the opportunities for otherwise horses to on

Racing Returns To Clinton In June

May 22, 2020:

After a three-week postponement, Clinton Raceway is making preparations to see the return of harness racing to the Huron County on

Elver Hanover Makes 2020 Debut

May 22, 2020:

The fastest two-year-old male pacer in harness racing history, Elver Hanover made his sophomore debut a winning one earlier this week in a qualifier. And though he won that qualifier in a time more than 10 seconds off his lifetime mark, trainer Ron Burke had good things to say about that on

Misery Continues For PA Horsemen

May 22, 2020:

“My owner has horses in four different states, so there’s no reason not to move them to states where they can race. I can’t hold my owners hostage.” on

'Cup' Eligible Makes Strong 2020 Debut

May 21, 2020:

If there is one trainer who year after year campaigns North America Cup contenders, that trainer would be Brian on

Dresden Raceway Set For Opening

May 21, 2020:

Dresden Raceway will have horses circling the local oval this summer but will have several strict COVID-19 procedures in place for the safety of all on

Lawson Provides Update

May 21, 2020:

On Thursday, May 21, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson provided an update in regard to Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack, both of which are gearing up for the return of live pari-mutuel on

Western Fair Equipment Pickup Info

May 21, 2020:

Management at The Raceway at Western Fair District would like to inform horsepeople of procedures to pick up equipment from the half-mile on

Revision To Ohio Sires Stakes Schedule

May 21, 2020:

The Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Commission has approved revisions to the three-year-old divisions of the 2020 Ohio Sires Stakes on

Shadow Place Returns To Canada

May 21, 2020:

"Growing up on the east coast, the Gold Cup & Saucer is the holy grail. So, to take him there, and let alone win it, was beyond anything I can ever describe. I actually thought I was going to pass out walking back to the winner's circle that night." on

Grand River Resuming Racing June 5

May 21, 2020:

Grand River Raceway has formally announced that it will resume racing on June 5, however, spectators will be watching online from the comfort and safety of their on

WEG Asks Trainers To Enter Online

May 21, 2020:

With the new health and safety restrictions around limiting the number of horses and people at the track at any one time, Woodbine Entertainment is strongly encouraging all horsepeople to use Standardbred Canada's online Self-Serve entry system to enter horses to qualify and to on

Pacific Rocket Passes

May 21, 2020:

Pacific Rocket, who joined the stallion ranks for owners Dr. Andrew and Suzanne Daniels at their Calderwood Farm in Albion Park, North-South Wales in 2008, succumbed to a sustained bout of colic and had to be humanely euthanized today (Thursday, May 21) on

Hanover Raceway Open To Ship-ins

May 21, 2020:

Hanover Raceway is pleased to announce that the track will be open to ship-ins for training, by appointment only, with all Ontario Racing COVID-19 protocols in on

An Aussie & A Doctor Highlight COSA TV

May 20, 2020:

A unique trio of horsemen were initially supposed to be featured on the Wednesday evening (May 20) episode of COSA TV. An Australian trainer/driver who has made quite a name for herself here in Canada, an O’Brien Award winning veteran trainer known for developing young race horses into champions and a double Hall of Fame driver -- Natasha Day, Dr. Ian Moore and Wally on

PEIHRIA Prepared To Fund New Award

May 20, 2020:

On Wednesday, May 20, the Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association announced that it is now prepared to fund the new breeders award for on

Bill Carroll Passes

May 20, 2020:

Standardbred horseman Forrest William 'Bill' Carroll, 85, passed away at his home in Pinebluff, NC on May 10, on

Hanover To Open On June 6

May 19, 2020:

Hanover Raceway begins its 60th season of live harness racing on Saturday, June 6 with a new first post time of 2:00 on

New Brunswick Back Racing On June 6

May 19, 2020:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick, in conjunction with the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission and the New Brunswick Government, are pleased to announce that racing will begin Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Exhibition Park on

N.A. Cup Scheduled For August 29

May 19, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment is excited to announce that the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup for three-year-old pacers is scheduled for Saturday, August 29 at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, on

CPMA Announces Retention Protocols

May 19, 2020:

On Tuesday, May 19, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency advised the horse racing industry of measures that will be in place in the retention areas of racetracks in light of the COVID-19 on

Delaware Racing Gets The Green Light

May 18, 2020:

Horse racing is slated to return to the First State in the coming weeks, as announced by the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association in an open letter to its on

Clinton Race Office To Reopen

May 18, 2020:

Horsepeople are advised that the race office at Clinton Raceway will resume operation next on

James MacDonald's Fantasy Stable

May 17, 2020:

Who would harness racing's sharpest minds select in the 2020 TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable? Trot Insider will feature 'expert picks' in advance of the deadline for this year's on

New York Can Resume Racing June 1

May 16, 2020:

In his daily press conference from Albany, N.Y. on Saturday (May 16), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that horse racing tracks will be allowed to open on June on

Kawartha Announces Training Protocols

May 15, 2020:

Officials with Kawartha Downs have announced that the Peterborough-area track will soon be opening for training under strict COVID-19 protocols and on

AGCO Announces Four Initiatives

May 15, 2020:

On Friday (May 15) the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released a number of bulletins pertaining to a series of initiatives to advance the health and safety of our equine and human on

Red Shores Issues Back To Racing Guide

May 15, 2020:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park, in cooperation with the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association, is providing a Back to Racing COVID-19 guideline as the harness racing community gets ready to launch the on

Efforts To Resume Racing In Quebec

May 15, 2020:

Behind the scenes, the Quebec Jockey Club is working hard to resume live harness racing in the on

Ontario 'Horse Racing' Can Open / Expand Services Effective May 19

May 14, 2020:

On Thursday, May 14, the Ontario government announced the retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers that will be permitted to open or expand their services on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. 'Horse racing' was one of the entities included in the on

Apply To Atlantic Bursary Program

May 14, 2020:

The 2020 season marks the fourteenth consecutive year that the Atlantic provinces and Standardbred Canada have partnered to offer the Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program. This project could award up to five students in the Atlantic provinces bursaries towards their post secondary education this on

Maritimes Stakes Schedule Revised

May 14, 2020:

Representatives from the Maritime Harness Racing Industry Associations, along with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program, have jointly announced that the 2020 Maritime Stakes schedule has been revised in light of the COVID-19 on

Heimbecker High On Harness Racing

May 13, 2020:

Starting out small and working your way to higher levels applies to quite a few things in life, and for Steve Heimbecker it certainly applies to his role in horse on

Tentative Hoosier Opening Date Unveiled

May 13, 2020:

Pending approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will kick off the delayed start of its 2020 racing season on Tuesday, June on

Deadlines Extended For Fantasy Pools

May 13, 2020:

The deadline to enter the TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable and the COSA Fantasy Stable has been extended until further on

Governor's Plate Still On

May 12, 2020:

One day after confirming that the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer will remain scheduled for 2020, Red Shores has released details on the crown jewel of Summerside's harness racing on

OSS Yearling Nominations Extended

May 12, 2020:

Owners of yearlings eligible to be nominated to the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) are being given an on

Gold Cup & Saucer A Go For 2020

May 11, 2020:

On the heels of today's announcement that Prince Edward Island's Old Home Week would be among the events cancelled by the province this year, Red Shores has issued a statement confirming that the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer is still on tap for on

Purse Funds Re-Allocation Update

May 11, 2020:

On Monday, May 11, Ontario Racing (OR) issued an update regarding the Re-Allocation of Purse Funds on

Clinton Postpones Season Opener

May 7, 2020:

In a statement issued on Wednesday (May 6) officials with Clinton Raceway have confirmed that the track will not open on its originally scheduled on

APHRC Announces Rule Changes

May 7, 2020:

On Thursday, May 7, the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission announced that a set of rules has been changed or adopted by the APHRC on

CDP Qualifying Dates Announced

May 7, 2020:

Officials with Red Shores have announced information pertaining to upcoming qualifying sessions at the Charlottetown Driving on

Red Shores To Host Racing In June

May 2, 2020:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park will resume hosting live harness racing, but without on-track customers at the start of on

New Content Added To Twos In Training Report

May 1, 2020:

With more than 10,000 reads, Standardbred Canada's digital Twos In Training Report, released on our website on May 1 and brought to you by TROT Magazine, has been very well received throughout the on

SC Releases Return To Racing Blueprint

April 29, 2020:

Standardbred Canada’s Return to Standardbred Horse Racing in Canada Blueprint has been released to Industry Stakeholders across the country to assist in the planning and preparation of resuming harness racing at racetracks across 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

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

April 25, 2020:

Standardbred Canada has met with Canada Life, providers of group insurance for SC members, to inquire about services and resources available for our membership to assist in managing through on

SC’s Horse Liability Insurance & Membership Renewal

April 16, 2020:

SC Members, if you have purchased Marsh Horse Liability Insurance and wish to renew the coverage due to your membership expiring, please note that you will need to renew and pay for the insurance, along with your SC membership, prior to your birth on

Enter The New COSA Fantasy Pool

April 15, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) has worked with TROT Magazine to develop a new fantasy pool for 2020. The pool is FREE to play and there are great prizes for the top 20 finishers! on

Navigating The Emergency Response Benefit Program

April 13, 2020:

If you work in the Standardbred industry and have stopped working due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Benefit which is available on

TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable Open

April 10, 2020:

TROT Magazine is pleased to launch the seventh edition of the TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free (online or by mail) and play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes! on

Purse Funds Of Cancelled Races To Continue To Support Horsepeople

April 9, 2020:

Ontario Racing is pleased to notify industry participants that -- by application -- horsepeople will have the opportunity to access certain purse funds that remain available under the Funding Agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) on

Updated: Federal Wage Subsidy And The Standardbred Industry

April 5, 2020:

On Thursday (April 9), the Federal Government announced some important updates to the CEWS Program, including the amount of decreases in revenue, how employers can calculate change in revenue, and refunds for certain payroll on

Emergency Response Benefit Info

April 3, 2020:

As part of its mandate, the Ontario Racing task force, dedicated to addressing the financial impacts of COVID-19 as it relates to the industry, will provide regular updates to the Ontario horse racing on

SC Provides Reprieve On Fees

April 2, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to notify membership of the following modifications applicable to SC transactions during on

SC Members: We Need Your Help!

April 1, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to provide background information on the recently released Equestrian Canada survey on equine farm and facility business profiles to help clarify any possible concerns around the survey’s purpose and on

Canadian Racing And COVID-19

March 31, 2020:

What are the nation's harness racing associations doing for their respective horsepeople amid the current COVID-19 pandemic? on

Important COVID-19 Resources

March 30, 2020:

Standardbred Canada has compiled a valuable set of online resources for its members amid the global coronavirus on

Support & Resources For SC Members

March 27, 2020:

Standardbred Canada's (SC) Board of Directors met today (March 27, 2020) and would like to provide an update regarding its ongoing advocacy on behalf of our membership facing financial hardship during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as offer support during this unprecedented disruption of normal business on

COVID-19 Aid Package Announced

March 27, 2020:

On March 27, 2020, Ontario Racing announced financial support in line with existing race cancellation practices aimed at the province’s Standardbred horsepeople in light of the COVID-19 virus pandemic which has resulted in the cancellation of live Standardbred horse racing in on

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

March 23, 2020:

As part of its mandate, the newly formed Ontario Racing task force, dedicated to addressing the financial impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) as it relates to the industry, will provide regular updates to the Ontario horse racing on

Transporting Horses To Canada

March 21, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is communicating daily with Equestrian Canada (EC) and is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expedite the return process for equines (including Standardbred racehorses) to Canada from the United 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

Important Notice For Ontario SC Members

February 26, 2020:

In light of recently announced changes to procedures and rules, announced by the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), and effective March 2, 2020, Standardbred Canada, the official Record Keeping Body and Registry of Standardbred racing and breeding in Canada, wishes to remind all participants in Ontario of some very important on

Self-Serve Entry Now Available

January 6, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that effective Monday, January 6, 2020, all trainers that are SC members in good standing can have access to SC’s Self-Serve program to enter horses electronically as soon as condition sheets are made available from the race on

Has Your Horse Been Chipped?

December 4, 2019:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is coordinating a 'microchipping tour' to facilitate the microchipping of all Standardbred racehorses by the end of 2020, as mandated by the Board of Directors, and to be consistent with the United States Trotting 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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