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Foiled Again Earns 108th Win

December 9, 2018:

A mere three weeks away from mandatory retirement, Foiled Again ($2.20) withstood three strong challenges en route to a gritty 1:54.2 win — the 108th of his career — in Sunday's (Dec. 9) $10,000 Foiled Again Farewell Tour Invitational at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Thunder Alley Rebuffs Favourite

December 9, 2018:

After having been dispatched at odds of 10-1 from Post 6, Thunder Alley ($22.70) raced like a favourite during Century Downs’ lone third-leg division of the Alberta Snowshoe for freshman male pacers....read on

O'Brien Awards Fan Voting Open

December 5, 2018:

Racing fans, here’s your chance to have a say in Canadian harness racing's year-end awards! Voting for the 2018 O’Brien Awards for fans and SC members is now open!...read on

Copley Cops Three At Rideau

December 9, 2018:

Trainer Jamie Copley collected three wins on the 14-race program at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday, Dec. 9....read on

Drunkonaplane Flies At Flamboro

December 9, 2018:

Sweeping from last, Drunkonaplane fanned off cover heading into the stretch and soared to a length victory in the $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap Pace at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, Dec. 9....read on

Da Magician Sweeps Open Field

December 9, 2018:

Away last of the quintet, Da Magician moved for the leader heading to three-quarters and edged to a head victory in the $12,000 Open Pace over a sloppy track at Fraser Downs on Sunday, Dec. 9....read on

Ramblinglily Sings Her Song

December 9, 2018:

After having been hammered down to the odds-on choice for Truro Raceway’s $1,675 Winners-Over Pace on Sunday (Dec. 9), Ramblinglily did what she does best: Win....read on

Woodbine GO Station Proposed

December 9, 2018:

It has been announced that fans of horse racing in the Greater Toronto Area may soon have a much easier way of getting to Woodbine Racetrack....read on

TheStable.ca Christmas Open House Streamed Live

December 9, 2018:

Horse racing’s fastest-growing fractional ownership stable hosted its third annual Christmas Open House today (Sunday, Dec. 9)....read on

The Joy Luck Club Cruises

December 9, 2018:

Odds-on favourite The Joy Luck Club brushed to the lead past the half and coasted to a 1:56.4 victory in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, Dec. 8....read on

Nocturnal Bluechip Breezes At Mohawk

December 8, 2018:

Pulling pocket around the final turn, Nocturnal Bluechip blasted to a four-length lead in the stretch and maintained the open-length margin to the wire to take the $27,000 featured pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Dec. 8....read on

Do You Know An Outstanding Groom?

December 8, 2018:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will continue its partnership with SC on the Outstanding Groom Award for the fourth consecutive year....read on

SC Rewind: Barrie Raceway Opens

December 8, 2018:

In this week's edition of 'Rewind' Robert Smith takes a trip back to 1973 and recalls the opening of Canada's newest racetrack, Barrie Raceway....read on

'K Ryan' Repeats At Meadowlands

December 9, 2018:

K Ryan Bluechip kicked strongly in the final half mile to win the Saturday, Dec. 8 feature at the Meadowlands – an $18,500 conditioned pace – for a second straight week....read on

Weona Sizzler Slides To Open Win

December 9, 2018:

Odds-on Weona Sizzler A made a successful first trip to the adult table Saturday, Dec. 8 winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Artful Way Wins Saratoga Feature

December 8, 2018:

Dismissed at odds of 5-1, two-time Pacer of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel Artful Way returned to the winner's circle with a 1:53.2 effort to take the $20,000 Open Pace on Saturday, Dec. 8....read on

Lucky McTrucky Takes Batavia Open

December 8, 2018:

Lucky McTrucky got back to his winning ways taking the $11,500 Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday, Dec. 8....read on

Anythingforlove Large At Meadows

December 8, 2018:

Anythingforlove A opened up a four-length lead at three-quarters and cruised home to capture the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 8....read on

Upsets In Charlottetown Features

December 8, 2018:

Saturday afternoon's card of harness racing at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park featured three top-class tilts with favourites upset in all three....read on

Celebrity Maserati To Stand Stud

December 8, 2018:

Celebrity Farms' Sam Stathis has announced that his stakes winning trotter, Celebrity Maserati, will be standing stud for the 2019 season....read on

Six Pack To Race At Four

December 8, 2018:

Reports indicate the fastest sophomore trotter in harness racing history will return to the racetrack to compete as a four-year-old in 2019....read on

Friday's Breeders Lawsuit Recap

December 7, 2018:

The civil case between a group of Standardbred breeders in Ontario against the province and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. continued Friday (Dec. 7) in Brampton, Ont. Trot Insider provided the following recap of the penultimate session....read on

Caprice Hill Denied TVG Entry

December 7, 2018:

While Emoticon Hanover faced four fierce foes in the 2018 TVG Open Mares Trot last month, that number would have been five had The Meadowlands not refused the entry of Caprice Hill....read on

Caprice Hill Retired

December 7, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that two-time O'Brien Award winner and millionaire Caprice Hill has been retired from racing and is joining the broodmare ranks....read on

Brian Andrew Passes; Arrangements Set

December 5, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed that breeder/horseman Brian Andrew, of the O’Brien Award-winning Meridian Farms, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 5) in hospital at the age of 70....read on

Meadowlands Mixed Sale Deadline Nears

December 7, 2018:

Time is running out for those considering entering horses in the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale, as the deadline for Tattersalls’ flagship auction is Monday (Dec. 10) at 9 a.m....read on

It's All About Horses For Bossence

December 6, 2018:

“Ever since I’ve been in horse racing, the feeling never changes. When that gate unfolds, your heart starts beating like crazy. It’s always the same. When they go in behind the gate, it gets your adrenaline going. It’s amazing.”...read on

Foal Registration Deadline Reminder

December 6, 2018:

The deadline to register 2018 foals is December 31, 2018. Application, registration fee and Stallion Service Certificate must be filed with Standardbred Canada’s office by the deadline....read on

2019 Harness Racing Calendar Available

December 6, 2018:

Standardbred Canada’s 2019 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is now available!...read on

Prince County (PEI) Meeting Details

December 6, 2018:

The Prince County Horsemen's Club is holding their semi-annual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. (AST) at Credit Union Place in Summerside, PEI....read on

Caretaker Award Nominations Open

December 6, 2018:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Caretaker of the Year. The award, in its fourth year of sponsorship by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (HRRNP) in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport: the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis....read on

Ontario’s 2019 Race Dates Announced

December 5, 2018:

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Ontario Racing, the registrar has issued the 2019 Race Date Schedule for the province....read on

Grant Reflects On Banner Year

December 5, 2018:

Ontario Standardbred owner Brad Grant of Milton, Ont. said it will be next to impossible for him to top 2018, so he will simply have to cherish the memories for as long as possible....read on

Horsemanship & Breeder Candidates Announced

December 4, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has released the ballots and ballot packages for the 2018 O’Brien Awards to race secretaries, publicists, trade writers and simulcast hosts across the country....read on

Leadership Shift In Manitoba

December 4, 2018:

The Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing Circuit held its annual general meeting this past Saturday in Killarney, where Trevor Williams was voted in as the organization’s new president, taking over from previous president Darryl Mason....read on

Crazy Wow To Stand In New York

December 4, 2018:

Michelle and Albert Crawford have announced that their world champion trotter Crazy Wow 3,1:51.1 ($2,532,143) has been retired and will stand stud in New York....read on

Brampton Beast Teams With The Stable

December 3, 2018:

The Brampton Beast, the professional "AA" affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, and The Stable have announced a unique partnership that links the professional hockey team with a Standardbred yearling....read on

OSAS Supports Ontario Xtreme Cowboy

December 3, 2018:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) has announced its support for Ontario Xtreme Cowboy, an exciting, competitive series that helps showcase the versatility of retired Standardbreds....read on

One-On-One With Jimmy Takter

December 3, 2018:

Considered by some as the greatest trainer ever, Jimmy Takter has little, if anything, left to prove...read on

Sing Your Way Into The O’Brien’s

December 3, 2018:

When the O’Brien Awards Gala begins, excitement fills the air, horsepeople start mingling and are getting ready to enjoy dinner and honour the best in Canadian harness racing. But before that can happen, we must honour the country that we and our horses all call home and sing ‘O Canada'....read on

Ontario Animal Health Network Update

December 2, 2018:

The Ontario Animal Health Network has released its OAHN Equine Q3 owner report....read on

December's Calendar Photographer

December 1, 2018:

“I was only introduced to harness racing 11 years ago when I moved to Truro for school, now I help run a stable of three to eight horses at a time. I jog, train and own horses myself, and love every aspect of the sport!”...read on

Sports Betting Revenue Share Deal In NJ

December 1, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners of New Jersey are extremely pleased to announce that they have reached a revenue sharing agreement for the next ten years....read on

Standardbred Canada Presents The 30th Edition Of The O’Brien Awards

November 30, 2018:

Standardbred Canada will present the 30th edition of the O’Brien Awards on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

Mohawk Ready For Holiday Season

November 30, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park is ready to bring holiday cheer to the Halton (Ont.) Region with its inaugural Holidays at Mohawk Park starting Saturday (Dec. 1)....read on

The Day The Racing Died

November 30, 2018:

It's a claim to fame he'd rather not have. Ten years ago today, driver Mario Charron won the last race ever held at the Montreal racetrack known in its heyday as Blue Bonnets....read on

Breeders Lawsuit Returns To Court

November 30, 2018:

The civil lawsuit that a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders have filed against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation over the cancellation of the former Slots at Racetracks Program returns to Ontario Superior Court next week....read on

Register Atlantic Sires Stakes Stallions

November 29, 2018:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association is now accepting Atlantic Sires Stakes stallion registrations for the 2019 breeding season....read on

'Beach' Memories: Final Career Start

November 29, 2018:

It was 10 years ago this year that pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere dominated harness racing's headlines throughout his nearly flawless sophomore season....read on

Foiled Again To Western Fair

November 29, 2018:

“Foiled Again has truly become the people’s horse and we really appreciate the fact that the connections have agreed to bring him here one last time during this farewell tour.”...read on

Which Older Pacer Had The Best Year?

November 28, 2018:

Of the 15 richest older pacers of 2018, which one do you think has had the best year?...read on

Late Start Eligibility Fee Continues

November 28, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that it is repeating the Late Start Eligibility Fee to members....read on

All Bets Off To Stand At Seelster Farms

November 27, 2018:

Seelster Farms is excited to announce that All Bets Off p, 2, 1:50f, 3, 1:48.3f, 1:48, BT1:46.2 ($3,186,658) will stand his first season in 2019....read on

Spencer Leaving Grand River

November 26, 2018:

After 22 years leading the marketing efforts for Grand River Raceway and its predecessor, Elmira Raceway, Kelly Spencer is stepping aside to develop her own communications agency....read on

Kirkpatrick Paying It Forward

November 26, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed that the impact of the recently-concluded 2018 Youth Literary Derby continues to be felt, as some of the finalists are doing their part to have their schools benefit from the experience....read on

Yearling, Mixed Sale In Indiana Complete

November 26, 2018:

Attendees didn’t have to wait long to see the sale topper in the second annual Michiana Classic Yearling Sale at the Michiana Event Center on Saturday, November 24....read on

Magical Mistress Sold

November 26, 2018:

A juvenile filly that goes undefeated in her first 12 starts is sure to attract some well-deserved attention. In the case of Maritime sensation Magical Mistress, it has also attracted a new set of owners....read on

Middleton On The Road To Recovery

November 25, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Ken Middleton, track announcer at Woodbine Mohawk Park for more than a decade, has been sidelined following surgery required to correct an injury received from a car accident....read on

Mick McGeough Passes

November 25, 2018:

Longtime National Hockey League referee and Standardbred racehorse owner Mick McGeough passed away on Friday, November 23 after having been removed from life support. He was 62....read on

Harald Lunde Passes

November 25, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed that trainer Harald Lunde, who is well known in the Ontario harness racing industry for his expertise with elite trotting talent, has passed away at the age of 72....read on

Painless Fire Prevention Procedure

November 25, 2018:

No one sees the hidden hazards in your horse barn quite like an expert. One simple call to your local fire department for a site walk through may be the best investment you make to protect your stock....read on

Gagne, Dumont Set To Invade Ontario

November 24, 2018:

After competing and winning multiple awards in Western Canada, the training team of J.F. Gagne and Marjorie Dumont have relocated racing operations with plans to compete in Ontario....read on

Bill Gale Passes

November 19, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer William 'Bill' Gale passed away on Monday, November 19 at the age of 70....read on

It Was A Very Good Year

November 18, 2018:

When a horse wins both the Little Brown Jug and the Meadowlands Pace, you know it was definitely his year....read on

Notice Regarding Member Fees

November 15, 2018:

Since 2013, Standardbred Canada has kept its membership and service fees unchanged. Due to the rising cost of conducting business, it is necessary that Standardbred Canada initiate a select number of fee increases....read on

Standardbred Canada Resets Focus

November 9, 2018:

Based upon input and consultation, Standardbred Canada CEO/President Dan Gall has announced realignment of its operating departments....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

Purse Cheques Available For Pickup

October 24, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment would like to notify horsepeople at Alliance racetracks of a change to the cheque-issuing process due to the Canada Post rotating strike....read on

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

Up To Date With '18 Eligibility Fees?

December 19, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2018 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2018....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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