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Shartin N Surfaces

February 19, 2020:

After having been absent from the charter’s eye since the TVG Mares Pace in late November, Shartin N, the accomplished aged distaffer, surfaced on Wednesday morning (Feb. 19) during a five-race qualifying session at Dover Downs....read on

Longshot Alphabet Queen Lands In London

February 18, 2020:

Riding the pocket, Alphabet Queen slipped past tiring leaders to narrowly win the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Handicap Pace at odds of 19-1 on Tuesday (Feb. 18) at The Raceway at Western Fair District....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

Dover Track Record For Tight Lines

February 18, 2020:

Tight Lines equalled a track record en route to victory in the Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night (Feb. 18)....read on

Claiming Championships Contested

February 18, 2020:

Three races shared the spotlight at Miami Valley Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 18), as the five-eighths mile oval hosted a $24,000 Open Trot, the $20,000 championship leg of the Robert J. Brown Memorial trotting series, and the $15,000 championship of the Survivor Series for $5,000 claiming mares....read on

Our GG Jets In Meadows Feature

February 18, 2020:

Our GG unleashed a relentless first-over move that carried her to victory in Tuesday’s (Feb. 19) feature at The Meadows, which an $11,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace....read on

Coronavirus Positive In NA Horse

February 18, 2020:

It has been announced that a horse in North America has tested positive for a Coronavirus....read on

Roy Open To The Grand Circuit

February 18, 2020:

“Any type of competitive guy would tell you that he wants to compete at the highest level (which, in harness racing, is the Grand Circuit). That’s for sure something I would like to do. To get there, you need the opportunities. I just want to keep doing [well] and take any of the opportunities I can get.”...read on

PEIHRIA Informational Meeting Nears

February 18, 2020:

Officials with the Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association have announced some of the details in regard to an upcoming informational meeting....read on

Prix D’Ete Consolation Announced

February 18, 2020:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that this year’s edition of the $200,000 Prix d’Ete for four-year-old pacers will also feature a $50,000 consolation....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

Monticello Purses On The Increase

February 18, 2020:

It has been announced that purses are going up at Monticello Raceway....read on

Get To Know The Harlem River Speedway

February 18, 2020:

The Harness Racing Museum has released the details of the next installment of its popular ‘Learn & Create’ series....read on

Restless Yankee To Minnesota Hall

February 18, 2020:

This Saturday (Feb. 22), Minnesota Harness Racing Inc. will bestow its highest honour upon one of the most prolific and successful pacers to ever compete in the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes.’...read on

Watch The Dan Patch Awards Live

February 18, 2020:

The name of the 2019 U.S. Horse of the Year will be announced this coming Sunday night (Feb. 23) during the annual U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) Dan Patch Awards Dinner....read on

‘Big M’ WHHC Qualifier This Weekend

February 18, 2020:

Fans can get in on the qualifying action this Saturday (Feb. 22) when the Meadowlands Racetrack hosts its second WHHC qualifier of 2020....read on

Job Opening With Standardbred Canada

February 13, 2020:

Standardbred Canada has an immediate full-time position available in the Member Services department....read on

Ahi: The Little Horse That Could

February 17, 2020:

For a horseman, when the phone rings in the middle of the night it’s rarely good news. On December 21, 2018, Shawn Steacy received a phone call from Joe Stutzman, owner of First Line Training Centre, that sent a shiver down his spine....read on / continuer à lire

Standardbreds Dodge Barn Fire

February 16, 2020:

Horsepeople are being reminded to do what they can around their properties to minimize the chance of barn fires after a blaze recently ripped through a facility that was home to five Standardbreds....read on

Equine Guelph’s Mare & Foal Care Tool

February 16, 2020:

When Equine Guelph launched its new Mare & Foal Care Tool, the how-to videos received great feedback as tools to prepare owners for the expected and unexpected....read on

Don't Look Past The Blacksmith

February 16, 2020:

“I’ve had more than my share of cuts and bumps and broken bones: A shattered kneecap, a couple of broken ribs, broken wrist, a couple of broken bones in the hand, so it certainly takes its toll on you.”...read on

Horse Racing: The Ultimate Gift

February 15, 2020:

The names of Daniel and Henrik Sedin are famous in hockey circles and the Swedish-born twins are Hockey Hall of Fame-bound in the eyes of many. Recently the Sedins had their numbers retired by the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and horse racing played a major role in the retirement ceremony....read on

Amanda Harris Passes; Arrangements Set

February 15, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that Amanda Harris of East Windsor, N.J., passed away on February 15, 2020 at the age of 34....read on

Greener Pastures Fundraiser A Success

February 15, 2020:

It was like a heavy-handed reminder, no, it was a heavy-handed reminder....read on

SC Rewind: Couples Picture Parade

February 15, 2020:

This week's Rewind is another edition of Picture Parade; this time with a Valentine's Day inspired theme....read on

OSAS Stallion Auction Concluded

February 15, 2020:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society's 2020 Stallion Auction has now concluded....read on

Lessons For And From Baseball

February 15, 2020:

"There’s an old saying that some people use that goes, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.” I say that’s a load of crap"....read on / continuer à lire

Race Date Changes For Truro Raceway

February 14, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that a number of race dates scheduled for Truro Raceway's 2020 season of harness racing have been adjusted....read on

What's Next For Richard Moreau?

February 14, 2020:

After an unprecedented seventh straight O'Brien Award as Canada's Trainer of the Year, Richard Moreau has only one thing on his bucket list for 2020....read on

Stay Hungry Book Full And Closed

February 13, 2020:

The book for Stay Hungry (p,3,1:47.3 [$1,358,086]) has been announced as full and closed....read on

In Pursuit Of 160

February 13, 2020:

What makes for a successful year in the mind of rising Standardbred star Austin Sorrie? When everything is twice as nice as the year before. Literally....read on

More Big Jimmy Freight News

February 13, 2020:

Adriano Sorella’s aggressive promotion of new Ontario sire Jimmy Freight is not stopping any time soon. This week, the Guelph, Ontario-based Standardbred owner unveiled more significant news....read on

Rideau Carleton Raceway Training Notice

February 12, 2020:

Officials at Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to notify all horsepeople that the main track will be closing at 12:30 p.m. indefinitely....read on

Seelster Tops Breeders’ Awards List

February 12, 2020:

“It’s encouraging to be able to see a horse that you bred go on and achieve. You can do well here in Ontario when everything is done here, from the breeding and the raising to the actual racing.”...read on

Harness Racing's Best Rivalries?

February 11, 2020:

"It's good that there's good competition, that there really is those two mares just fighting it out and I think it's good for the sport, frankly."...read on

Host Tracks Set For 2020 Driving Championships

February 11, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the host tracks and dates for the 2020 Regional Driving Championships and National Driving Championship which will ultimately determine Canada’s representative to the 2021 World Driving Championship for harness racing....read on

Training And Trotting Talent Honoured

February 10, 2020:

Ben Baillargeon has been in this position before, with a highly-talented William Wellwood Memorial-winning trotting colt that brings up aspirations of racing on a certain Saturday in August....read on

Awards Without Controversy...?

February 9, 2020:

"Tonight many of us will be watching the Oscars on TV and like any awards ceremony they won't be without controversy"...read on

A Lesson In Adversity And Perseverance

February 8, 2020:

Chantal Mitchell certainly won't forget her first O'Brien Awards experience any time soon....read on

'Hallmark Greetings' At The O'Briens

February 8, 2020:

It’s become a tradition to have some form of ‘entertaining’ video during the dinner at the O’Brien Awards Gala....read on

"Everything Fell Into Place"

February 7, 2020:

As you read this, horseman Gilles Barrieau will be in Florida, enjoying the sun and possibly a cold beverage. Many would agree that he's earned it....read on

Reactions From O'Briens Hosts

February 7, 2020:

"You have to keep it fresh because probably about 60 percent of the people who come out come out every year...we want to make it entertaining. It's a great night to celebrate Canadian harness racing but it's also about having a good time, too."...read on

The O’Briens: A Night To Remember!

February 6, 2020:

Saturday, February 1 was a night to remember as Standardbred Canada honoured and recognized the 2019 Canadian harness racing champions at the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

February's Calendar Photographer

February 6, 2020:

Jackie McManus of Komoka, Ont., a regular contributor to Standardbred Canada’s Heart of Harness Racing Calendar, captured this picturesque photo of the sun setting at Hiawatha Horse Park in Sarnia, Ont., during a post parade....read on

Kelly's Star Shining Bright

February 5, 2020:

"It's a little bit more of a smaller pond but you can make a name for yourself, and you have a little bit more of an opportunity out there. There's a bit more pressure here in Ontario...you can hone your craft."...read on

CHRHF 2020 Nominations Due March 4

February 5, 2020:

The public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 nomination process by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing....read on

O'Brien Voting Results Released

February 5, 2020:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2019 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

2019 O'Brien Award Photos

February 4, 2020:

The best in Canadian harness racing was honoured at the 2019 O'Brien Awards on Saturday night, and to honour those involved our first batch of photos from Saturday have now been posted online....read on

More Reactions From O'Brien Winners

February 4, 2020:

The crew from COSA TV was on hand at the 2019 O'Brien Awards this past Saturday (February 1) and caught up with some of the winning connections after the event....read on

USTA Statement On Gov. Wolf Proposal

February 4, 2020:

On Tuesday, February 4, USTA President Russell Williams issued a response to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to redirect $200 million of existing tax dollars from the Race Horse Development Trust Fund....read on

Major Threat To Pennsylvania Racing

February 4, 2020:

Individuals throughout Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry reacted with alarm today (Tuesday, Feb. 4) to Governor Tom Wolf’s FY 2020-21 budget proposal, which seeks to raid $204 million from the Race Horse Development Trust Fund....read on

Roy Retains His Throne

February 3, 2020:

"You can be as good as you want...you won't be here tonight if you don't drive those good horses. I'm lucky that I have a lot of people that put [their] confidence in me. It helps me show my talent, but without that I couldn't be what I am."...read on

No 'Trading' This Horse Of The Year

February 2, 2020:

"Sometimes when you see the video [of a yearling] you're not sure but he caught my eye right away. He caught my eye in the video, and he caught my eye when I saw the horse."...read on

2019 O'Brien Winners Announced

February 1, 2020:

On Saturday, February 1, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2019 O’Brien Award at the 31st edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

2019 O'Brien Awards Coverage

February 1, 2020:

The 31st edition of the O’Brien Awards, celebrating and honouring the best in Canadian harness racing, took place on Saturday, February 1 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

2020 OSS Schedule Released

January 31, 2020:

The Ontario Sires Stakes has released the 2020 OSS schedule and it is now available for viewing online....read on

Straatman Elected New SC Chair

January 30, 2020:

On Thursday, January 30, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2020....read on

Market Restricted Funds To Be Distributed

January 28, 2020:

Ontario Racing’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it will distribute $596,950 in Market Restricted Funds to 11 Standardbred racetracks throughout the province....read on

Benefits Update From COSA

January 22, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) would like to notify qualifying Standardbred horsepeople in Ontario that the organization offers a seamless transition, with no disruption of benefits, from any other provider’s benefit program beginning January 22, 2020 through March 31, 2020....read 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 office....read on

Ontario's 2020 Race Date Schedule

December 20, 2019:

On Thursday (Dec. 19) the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released the 2020 Race Date Schedule for Ontario's quarter horse, thoroughbred and harness racing tracks....read 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 Association....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

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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