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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 Park....read 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 strangles....read 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 geldings....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

SC Head Office Remains Closed

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

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 trainers....read 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 off-site....read 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 manufactured....read 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 began....read 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 Park....read 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."...read 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.”...read 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 68....read 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.”...read 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 parties....read 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 Downs....read 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."...read 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 weekend....read 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 racing....read 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 Downs....read 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)....read 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 events....read 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 pace....read 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 diabetes....read on

Freshman Fillies Featured At 'The Spa'

August 12, 2020:

A pair of New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies were featured on Wednesday night (Aug. 12) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Fisher Sweeps Batavia Features

August 12, 2020:

Ray Fisher Jr. had a big night at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Aug. 12) after winning the $7,500 pacing and trotting features with Lady London and State Ofmyhead As, respectively....read 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 Meadows....read on

Shezallapples A Upsets; 'Nap' Wins Six

August 12, 2020:

Shezallapples A patiently rode the pocket and rallied up the inside for a 14-1 upset in the featured $11,600 distaff pace on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 12) at Harrah's Philadelphia....read 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 79....read 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 Go....read 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 Commission....read 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 Standardbreds....read 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 event....read 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 level....read 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 calendar....read 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 25....read 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 Centre....read on

Ohio Sires Stakes At Scioto Friday

August 12, 2020:

Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies that are set to be held on Friday (August 14) at Scioto Downs will determine the field for the $300,000 championships, which are set to be held at the same five-eighths-mile venue on September 5....read on

O'Hara To Race Track Industry Program

August 12, 2020:

The Race Track Industry Program has announced the addition of Phil O’Hara to its faculty at the University of Arizona....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

August 12, 2020:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly recap and preview of racing on the Grand Circuit....read 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 Park....read 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 event....read on

Allywag Hanover Fires At Pocono

August 11, 2020:

On Tuesday afternoon (August 11), three-year-old pacing colt Allywag Hanover was victorious during statebred action, as the third leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for the 'glamour boy' division was contested at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read 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 entail....read on

Ohio Jug Sale Online Bid Registration Open

August 11, 2020:

Those planning to bid online for yearlings selling at the Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale may now register online....read 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 year....read 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 Park....read 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 tightener....read 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"...read 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 again....read 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, MD....read on

Earl Rowe Invitational Spot Open

August 10, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that one spot remains open for the $75,000 Earl Rowe Invitational Trot, which is scheduled to be contested this coming Sunday (August 16) at Georgian Downs....read 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."...read 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, N.J....read 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. N.J....read 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 popular....read 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 area....read 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."...read on

Lexington Selected To Hold Mixed Sale

August 6, 2020:

The Lexington Selected Sales Company announced Thursday (Aug. 6) that it plans to hold a mixed sale after the company’s Oct. 6-10 Selected Yearling Sale at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion....read on

Jockeys, Drivers Team Up For Charity

August 6, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment, in partnership with Kraft-Heinz Canada, announced on Thursday (Aug. 6) the launch of the Heinz Challenge, a six-week series to be contested during Racing Night Live on TSN....read on

Zammit To Ontario Racing Management

August 6, 2020:

Ontario Racing Management (ORM) is excited to announce the appointment of Jonathan Zammit as its new executive director....read 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 facility....read 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 Stable....read 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 herself....read on

August's Calendar Photographer

August 1, 2020:

"I was shooting in the final turn, and had to run to get to the finish line in time to catch the emotions of the winner returning to the winner’s circle. It was worth it to catch that moment between groom and horse. Our grooms love the horses in their care so deeply, and it is evident in her face."...read 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 cancelled....read on

Hippodrome 3R Closed To Fans In 2020

July 30, 2020:

Claude Levesque, president of the Quebec Jockey Club (QJC), sent a notice to harness racing entities in Quebec on Wednesday (July 29), stating that the QJC board members felt the risks are too great right now to allow spectators to attend the races at H3R this season....read 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 Park....read 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 day....read 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 best....read 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 weeks....read 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)....read 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 document....read 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 hours....read 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 community....read on

Claiming Authorization Available Online

June 4, 2020:

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

Coggins Reminder For SC Members

May 28, 2020:

Horsepeople are reminded to ensure that a horse’s coggins test is up to date....read 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 COVID-19....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

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 Series....read 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 racing....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

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 training....read 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 qualifier....read 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 registrations....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

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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