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Standardbred Caveat In Potential Deal

November 12, 2018:

It was recently announced that Michigan’s Northville Downs has been awarded 44 Standardbred race dates for 2019, but that none have been granted for Sports Creek Raceway, which might be offering live Thoroughbred racing next year. Although, there is an interesting harness racing caveat related to the proposed Sports Creek deal....read on

Farm Tips From John Deere, MVP Partner

November 12, 2018:

With the recent launch of Standardbred Canada’s MVP, John Deere, one of our MVP partners, has provided their Tips Notebook....read on

Orange Is The New Green

November 12, 2018:

If you are currently utilizing orange markers for equine safety around your farm or training centre, researchers are suggesting that you should break out the paintbrushes and switch things up....read on

Kimelman, Vazquez To Foundation Board

November 12, 2018:

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is continuing its efforts to utilize forward-thinking individuals as trustees of its 15-member board....read on

Track Record For Canadian Pharoh

November 11, 2018:

Rod Therres-trained Canadian Pharoh fronted the field early and powered home to a 1:51.3 track-record mile to take the $100,000 Robert Murphy Memorial Final on BC Breeders Classic Day at Fraser Downs Sunday, Nov. 11....read on

Doctor Royal Rallies At Rideau

November 12, 2018:

Riding the rail, Doctor Royal waited to unleash his kick until the stretch drive, overpowering rail-popper Beach Runner A M to take the $8,100 Preferred Handicap Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 11....read on

Senior Market Cashes At Flamboro

November 11, 2018:

Pocket-sitter Senior Market shot past pacesetter Imsporty in the stretch to win the $11,500 Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, Nov. 11 in 1:54.3....read on

Sock It Away Blows Away Preferred

November 11, 2018:

Odds-on favourite Sock It Away swept to the lead past the half and opened a seven-length margin to the wire when taking the $2,650 Preferred 1 Pace at Charlottetown Driving Park on Sunday, Nov. 11 while remaining undefeated in 17 starts this season....read on

Thats It Gets It In Century Open

November 11, 2018:

Post-time favourite Thats It circled three wide circling into the final turn and got a head in front in the $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open at Century Downs on Sunday, Nov. 11....read on

R Rkadabra Holds Off Jamigo

November 11, 2018:

R Rkadabra, who had not been able to go gate-to-wire in his last four starts, was able to return to winning form, as he held off Jamigo to win the Preferred Trot at Hippodrome 3R Sunday afternoon (Feb. 11)....read on

‘Ricardo’ Snares Series Final

November 11, 2018:

Post 7 and 11-1 odds were not enough to stop Southwind Ricardo ($25.90) on Sunday (Nov. 11) at Northside Downs, as the five-year-old Dragon Again gelding captured the $5,000 final of the Governors Cup Series....read on

Rusty Riley Rocks Truro

November 11, 2018:

Rusty Riley ($74.80) shocked the onlookers during Truro Raceway’s $1,675 Winners-Over Pace on Sunday (Nov. 11) after having been shown little respect by the wagering public....read on

Clare 'Shipwreck' Cressman Passes

November 11, 2018:

Longtime horse trainer and natural-born horse whisperer Clare 'Shipwreck' Cressman has passed away at the age of 89....read on

Elysium Lindy Lands In Pocono Open

November 11, 2018:

Elysium Lindy took control from the pole early for driver Matt Kakaley, rated the half, then sprinted home to keep pocket-sitting favourite Gruden at bay while winning the $30,000 Open Trot at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Sunday, Nov. 11....read on

Cash Me Out Nearing Millionaire Mark

November 11, 2018:

Pushing his career earnings to over $950,000, Cash Me Out continued his march towards the $1-million earnings mark with a 1:56 win in the $20,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 11....read on

SC Rewind: Remembrance Day

November 11, 2018:

In this week's edition of 'Rewind,' Robert Smith talks a bit about Remembrance Day and recalls the role that Canadian harness racing played in the war effort especially during WW II back in the 1940s....read on

Tactical Landing Sets Sights On TVG

November 11, 2018:

The hottest three-year-old colt trotter in harness racing is preparing for late-season stakes action against what could be his fiercest foes of the year....read on

Yonkers’ Monday Pick 5 Guarantee

November 11, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway’s Monday night (Nov. 12) Pick 5 wager will start with a carryover of $2,835.53 and a $10,000 guaranteed pool....read on

'Easy Lover' Goes Sub-1:50 In Sub Zero

November 11, 2018:

One of the sport's hottest pacers during the coldest months last year, Easy Lover Hanover returned to the winner's circle on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Woodbine Mohawk Park amid flurries in the air with a 1:49.4 in the $30,000 featured pace....read on

Foiled Again Wins Final Ohio Start

November 10, 2018:

Foiled Again did not disappoint at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway on Saturday, Nov. 10, persevering freezing temperatures and an outside post position to collect his 106th victory while on his swan song tour....read on

Donation Drive For Veterans In Alberta

November 10, 2018:

For the month of November, Century Downs and ASHA are partnering on a donation drive for the Veterans Association Food Bank in Calgary....read on

Which Pacer Had The Best Year?

November 10, 2018:

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

The Trilogy Is Complete

November 10, 2018:

Written in a period of four years, Roly Armitage’s Trilogy of The Way it Was and Now, Now About Yesterday and Straight From the Horse’s Mouth provides a glimpse of a bygone era to present day, covering the journey of a true and dedicated Canadian who was a force in Canadian harness racing....read on

Come See The Show Tops Final Harrisburg Session

November 9, 2018:

The five-day Standardbred Horse Sales Company sale concluded on Friday, Nov. 9 with the regally-bred three-year-old pacing filly Come See The Show topping the final mixed sale session at $425,000....read on

Mary Lou Dondarski Passes

November 9, 2018:

Mary Lou Dondarski, the longtime office manager at The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown, passed away early Thursday morning (November 8) at the age of 74....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

Standardbred Canada Job Opening

November 9, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Director of Finance & Administration....read on

More To Come From Forbidden Trade

November 9, 2018:

After winning the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final last month, regally-bred Forbidden Trade hasn't finished his freshman year yet and he's got Grand Circuit action in his sights....read on

Marvin Katz Profiled

November 8, 2018:

“There are many parts to (horse ownership) and everybody wants different things in their personal experience. For me, it’s the competition. We compete at a very high level and are fortunate to have the ability to do so."...read on

OHHA RRSP Due December 1

November 8, 2018:

Due to the ongoing rotating mail strike, the Ontario Harness Horse Association suggests that if you require an application form for the Group Retirement Savings Plan or an annual contribution form, please head to the OHHA website and download the forms....read on

Media Excellence Submissions Wanted

November 8, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is seeking submissions for its 2018 Media Excellence Awards, to be presented at the O'Brien Awards ceremony on February 2, 2019....read on

Canadian Impact Felt In Harrisburg

November 7, 2018:

Canadian connections made a sizable splash in the 2018 Harrisburg Yearling Sale, with buyers north of the 49th parallel accounting for a quartet of horses which sold for at least $250,000 each, including the second and fourth highest priced yearlings to pass through the sales ring over the three-day event....read on

Stay Hungry To Stud In 2019

November 7, 2018:

It has been announced that a deal has been reached which will see Cane Pace and Messenger Stakes winner Stay Hungry p,3,1:47.3 ($1,358,086) stand at stud for the 2019 breeding season....read on

Terry Newman Passes

November 7, 2018:

Terry Newman of Gowanstown, Ont. passed away on Tuesday, November 6 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 67....read on

Coat Drive Underway At Mohawk

November 6, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that a coat drive has kicked off at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with donations to benefit homeless individuals....read on

Chip Dot Com Passes

November 5, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the industry has lost one of its trotting warhorses, as 80-time career winner Chip Dot Com has passed away at the age of 20....read on

Muscle Mass, Swan For All 2019 Fees

November 5, 2018:

Officials with Kentuckiana Farms have announced the 2019 stud fees for Muscle Mass and Swan For All....read on

No Red Mile Million In 2019

November 5, 2018:

It has been announced that the ‘Red Mile Million,’ a race for two-year-old trotters with a $100,000 buy-in and a $1 million pay-out, will not be raced in 2019....read on

Flamboro Simulcast Closure Notice

November 4, 2018:

Flamboro Downs will be temporarily closed for simulcast wagering effective Monday (Nov. 5) due to renovations....read on

Man's Best Friend: Is It The Horse?

November 4, 2018:

Was the modern world created with dog-power? One anthropologist intends no disrespect to the canine breed but he firmly believes that the horse deserves the title of "man's best friend"....read on

Cam Fella Nominations Due

November 4, 2018:

Nominations for the Cam Fella Award are now being accepted and must be received by Friday, November 30 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) to be considered for the 2018 award....read on

Ford On Hiawatha Slots Return

November 3, 2018:

Not only did Ontario Premier Doug Ford make good on his pre-election promise to bring slots back to racetracks that had them removed by the previous government, he's gone on record to state that his party will be in attendance to cut the ribbon when slots return to one Ontario racetrack....read on

Whipless Racing At Hippodrome 3R

November 3, 2018:

The Quebec Jockey Club management has announced that the drivers will go ‘whipless’ in all the harness races held at Hippodrome 3R on November 18 and November 25....read on

Somebeachsomewhere Honoured In N.S.

November 3, 2018:

Despite stormy weather outside, attendance was strong at the Halifax Convention Centre for the 2018 Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and the induction of Standardbred legend Somebeachsomewhere...read on

Alberta Horsemen Unite For Movember

November 2, 2018:

A team of horsemen in Alberta have banded together to raise funds and awareness all in the name of men’s health....read on

Lazarus To Stand Stud In 2019

November 2, 2018:

On Friday (November 2) it was announced that star pacer Lazarus will stand stud in 2019....read on

Kawartha Downs Up For Sale

November 2, 2018:

Reports indicate that the for sale sign is up at Kawartha Downs with estimates that the property is worth in the area of $20 million....read on

Manchego Retired

November 2, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that star trotting filly Manchego, the winner of the Dan Patch Award for two-year-old trotting fillies in 2017, has been retired....read on

November's Calendar Photographer

November 1, 2018:

"The earth would be nothing without the people, but the man would be nothing without the horse."...read on

Lookslikeachpndale To Stand Stud

November 1, 2018:

Seelster Farms is pleased to announce that the talented and well-bred trotter Lookslikeachpndale will stand his first season at stud in 2019....read on

Foiled Again Forever

October 31, 2018:

Let's face it, being the richest horse in the history of Standardbred racing doesn't mean you live in a palace, or drive a Ferrari. It doesn't go to your head or make you unapproachable like some other star athletes...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

2019 Calendar Submissions Wanted

October 22, 2018:

It’s that time of year again – calendar time! Do you enjoy taking photos of horses and people in harness racing? Are you an amateur or professional photographer or just someone who loves to take photos?...read on

In The Event Of A Postal Service Disruption

September 27, 2018:

With the possibility of a Canada Post service disruption on or after October 1, Standardbred Canada members are being encouraged to consider opting into SC's paperless services. It is still a member's responsibility to remain in good standing with Standardbred Canada even in case of a postal disruption. Renewals, invoices, eligibility fees and many more services are available online. Check out this notice for complete information....read on

Breeders' Lawsuit Motions Adjourned

September 14, 2018:

Trot Insider has compiled this comprehensive report from Day 5 of the proceedings in regard to the civil lawsuit that a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders has filed against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation over the cancellation of the former Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

TrackIT A Must For Sales Season

August 22, 2018:

With the yearling sales quickly approaching, now’s a great time to consider upgrading your TrackIT subscription....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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