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Federal Wage Subsidy And The Standardbred Industry

April 5, 2020:

Recently, the Government of Canada announced its Emergency Employer Wage Subsidy Program. Standardbred Canada has broken down how the $71 billion program may be applicable to those in the Standardbred horse industry....read on

In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lion

April 5, 2020:

March 2020 is a month that most of us will never forget....read on / continuer à lire

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 Provides Reprieve On Fees

April 2, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to notify membership of the following modifications applicable to SC transactions during COVID-19....read on

Support & Resources For SC Members

March 27, 2020:

Standardbred Canada's (SC) Board of Directors met today 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 operations....read 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 pandemic....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

A Closer Look: COVID-19 And Racing

April 5, 2020:

It’s tough to comprehend that it’s been less than a month since John Brennan passed away from COVID-19. So much has happened since. As North America deals with the unfathomable fallout from the pandemic’s current wave, one writer has taken a closer look at the disease’s early effect on one of the continent’s most popular harness racing pockets....read on

Saturday Night Live On PEI

April 4, 2020:

On Saturday evening (April 4) members of Prince Edward Island's harness racing industry hosted another episode of ‘Virtual Tack Room’, a web series aimed to help shed some light during a dark time in the harness racing industry....read on

Wakizashi Hanover Retired

April 4, 2020:

If you were to ask longtime horse owner Bruce Kennedy what the cost of dreaming is, he might tell you the cost is $23,000. That $23,000 figure comes from the yearling sale price of Wakizashi Hanover, the 2015 North America Cup and O'Brien Award winner who was recently retired from racing....read on

PA All-Stars At Pocono Postponed

April 5, 2020:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA All-Stars for three-year-old colt pacers and trotters that were set for May 9 and May 23, respectively, will be rescheduled to a date later in the racing season....read on

Fraser Horses Back On The Track

April 4, 2020:

Reports out of British Columbia indicate that horsepeople stabled at Fraser Downs will be back on the racetrack for training purposes starting today (April 4)....read on

Western Fair Agriplex Becomes Hospital

April 4, 2020:

Many participants in the harness racing industry have been to or are familiar with the Agriplex at the Western Fair District as being a site for horse sales. Now the London, Ont. facility is joining the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1940s

April 4, 2020:

In this week's edition of 'Rewind,' Robert Smith takes a lengthy look back to the decade of the 1940s in the monthly version of Years Ago....read on

American History To Race In 2020

April 4, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that 2019 Breeders Crown winner American History will return to the racetrack in 2020....read on

Ontario Resident Mare Program Notice

April 4, 2020:

As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment is temporarily operating on a limited basis. Beginning April 4, the Ontario Resident Mare Program (ORMP) will not be staffed until further notice....read on

Call Him Mr. 'Sheperated At Birth'

April 3, 2020:

If you're out and about and see someone that looks like Robert Shepherd not practicing physical distancing, there's a good chance you've mistaken him for someone else....read on

Participants Plead Not Guilty

April 3, 2020:

Harness racing trainers Nick Surick and Chris Oakes were among a number of horse racing participants who pleaded not guilty to numerous charges in a teleconference arraignment on Thursday, April 2....read on

Changes To Elimination Guidelines

April 3, 2020:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) has announced that, effective immediately, its Elimination Guidelines have been updated and will now be ONLY AVAILABLE online. The CPMA has also adjusted its guidance for clenbuterol....read on

Juravinskis Join COVID-19 Fight

April 3, 2020:

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer Charles Juravinski and his wife Margaret are stepping up with a multi-million dollar donation to help fight the current COVID-19 outbreak....read on

Paul Ransome Passes

April 3, 2020:

Longtime harness racing fan and horseplayer Paul William Kirk Ransome passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the age of 72. ...read on

Virtual Training Centre At Red Shores

April 3, 2020:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park is pleased to launch a new live racetrack cam to allow owners and horse lovers to enjoy the daily training routines of the equine athletes from the comfort of their home during the COVID–19 health crisis....read on

Northside Cancels May Dates

April 3, 2020:

On Friday (April 3) management from Northside Downs announced that the track would be cancelling its previously announced race dates in May due to the global COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Truro Adjusts Sustaining Payment Dates

April 3, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that the two-year-old sustaining payment date for a pair of stakes contested at Truro Raceway has been changed....read on

Backtrack: 2013 Breeders Crown Pace

April 3, 2020:

“That win in the Breeders Crown, he took on all comers...It’s not like he beat them because they had bad trips. He beat them because he was better. He didn’t luck into that win or anything like that.”...read 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 community....read on

A House Of Harness Racing

April 3, 2020:

"We’re just hoping to get back to racing soon and preferably in London. There’s no doubt we’ll be ready to race when and where the tracks are open."...read on

Morris Feldman Passes

April 2, 2020:

A private graveside service was held Wednesday (April 1) in Montreal for longtime Quebec racehorse owner and breeder Morris Feldman, who died Tuesday after several months in hospital with lung issues at the age of 82....read on

Finding Strength In Dark Times

April 2, 2020:

Caretakers are the backbone of the harness racing industry. Despite everything going on with COVID-19, our caretakers are still the ones who wake up early in the morning and put our racehorses first, before anything else they will do that day for themselves....read on

ASBA General Meeting Postponed

April 2, 2020:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association has announced that it has postponed its annual general meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Dover Purse Distribution Plan Approved

April 2, 2020:

It has been announced that that on March 31, 2020 the Delaware Harness Racing Commission approved a plan to distribute purses from the final two weeks of the Dover Downs meet that were not contested due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Throwback Thursday: Village Jiffy

April 2, 2020:

As referenced on the COSA TV interview on Wednesday night, driver Ron Waples had a knack for engineering upsets in big races during his long and illustrious career. One of those upsets came in the 1992 Breeders Crown courtesy Village Jiffy....read on

Cal Expo Suspends Racing

April 1, 2020:

The last track conducting live harness racing in North America during the COVID-19 pandemic has been forced to shut down....read 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 intention....read on

A Night With The Legends

April 1, 2020:

On Wednesday evening (April 1), Greg Blanchard hosted another roundtable discussion interview with three of harness racing’s most accoladed and most respected driving legends - John Campbell, Bill O’Donnell and Ron Waples....read on

PEI Cancels Racing For May

April 1, 2020:

On Wednesday (April 1), the Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association, Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association and the Prince County Horsemen’s Club, in conjunction with Red Shores, announced that the live harness racing schedule for May has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Schneider Picks Harnesses Over Hockey

April 1, 2020:

“We’re still quite busy, with a stable of 15 horses. The only thing that’s really changed is the fact that we don’t race now. We still jog and train them. We’re still doing our thing week in and week out.”...read on

April's Calendar Photographer

April 1, 2020:

The 2020 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar’s feature photo for April comes courtesy of Melissa Oates (nee Hutchinson) of Abbotsford, B.C., who captured this adorable photo....read on

Bartlett Recuperating From COVID-19

April 1, 2020:

Despite no concrete timetable for his — or anyone’s — return to the races, driver Jason Bartlett is well into his recuperation from COVID-19....read 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?...read on

The Legend Of Walter Case Jr.

March 31, 2020:

Walter Case Jr. was a man who could just naturally make a horse go fast. Alcohol and drugs, however, were a large part of his undoing as a top harness driver. Seemingly on a straight path since being released from jail and suffering tragedy of his own, he would just love to be able to drive horses again....read on

Ohio Racing Cancelled Through April 30

March 31, 2020:

It has been announced that all racing in Ohio has now been cancelled through April 30, 2020....read on

OSS Yearling Nom Payment Date Altered

March 31, 2020:

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

Burke Optimistic For Quick Return

March 31, 2020:

“There are ways (to return to live racing quickly). It would take some adjustments… You could put the horses together and we could separate people… We should be able to get back about the quickest of any industry.”...read on

Atlantic Mares Series Payments Adjusted

March 31, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that the due date for Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series stakes payments has been pushed back....read on

Atlantic Yearling Nom Dates Adjusted

March 31, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that the due date for all Atlantic yearling nominations have been changed from May 15 to May 31....read on

Quebec Stakes Payment Schedule Intact

March 31, 2020:

The Quebec Jockey Club has confirmed to Trot Insider that all of its stakes payments will remain as scheduled....read on

Frederick Nixon Passes

March 30, 2020:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Frederick J. Nixon passed peacefully on March 23, 2020 at the age of 82....read on

Some BC Stakes Payment Dates Altered

March 30, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that the due date for multiple stakes payments in British Columbia has been pushed from May 1 to July 2....read on

Free Course: Horse Sickness Prevention

March 30, 2020:

It has been announced that Equine Guelph has opened up a free offering of its online Sickness Prevention in Horses course in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

COVID-19 Resource Centre For The US

March 30, 2020:

To assist harness horsepeople during the current circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Trotting Association has created a resource centre of valuable information for industry participants in the U.S....read on

Truro Announces Cancellations

March 30, 2020:

Truro Raceway General Manager Kelly MacEachern has announced cancellations at the track due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Fifty Words, Two Minutes, One Hope

March 30, 2020:

“Not the circumstances anyone was hoping for, but I can guarantee when the next time the starter calls ‘two minutes’ and we turn our horses towards the gate we will all have a new appreciation for what we do. Stay safe everyone and see you all hopefully sooner than later.”...read on

Drivers Entertain In Roundtable

March 29, 2020:

On Sunday evening (March 29), Greg Blanchard hosted a roundtable discussion interview with three of Canadian harness racing’s most accomplished drivers - Chris Christoforou, James MacDonald and Bob McClure....read on

Horsemen Weigh In On Uncertainty

March 29, 2020:

“At some point this is all going to turn around. We just don’t know where the end of the tunnel is yet because we’re still right smack in the middle.”...read on

The Hope Horses Bring

March 29, 2020:

“I just wanted to see the horses (when Mohawk postponed racing due to COVID-19). The connection you make with them is something you could really never ‘out’ into words. Throughout my life, the one thing that has got me through everything, good times and bad, is the horses.”...read on

ASHA Update On Alberta Industry

March 29, 2020:

Alberta Standardbred Horse Association President Bill Andrew has written an open letter to members of the province’s Standardbred racing industry. In the letter he explains what the readjusted, tentative plans are for Alberta harness racing and related activities in light of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

The Move Of A Lifetime Amid COVID-19

March 28, 2020:

Moving halfway around the world is a daunting enough leap of faith on its own. To do so during the onset of a global pandemic is surely orders of magnitude more nerve-wracking....read on

They're Off And...Riding?

March 28, 2020:

What does an older racehorse and a younger racehorse owner do with no horse racing currently taking place in Ontario?...read on

COVID-19 Aid Package Announced

March 27, 2020:

Ontario Racing today (March 27) 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 Ontario....read on

Breeding Through The Pandemic

March 27, 2020:

With virtually all Standardbred establishments shut down indefinitely amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, one sector of the harness racing industry that continues to operate through the pandemic is the nation's breeding farms....read on

Dean Stevens Passes

March 26, 2020:

Standardbred horseman Dean Arnold Stevens, 71, passed away at Victoria Hospital in London, Ont. with his family by his side on Saturday, March 21, 2020....read on

Ford On Brennan, Fuscos, Pandemic

March 26, 2020:

“This has happened so fast. I know that it’s been two weeks now since it’s happened, but people are walking around in a daze. It’s just rocked our whole world. It’s one thing to cancel the racing, where none of us have any income, but this is real.”...read on

Efforts To Secure Relief Continue

March 26, 2020:

“We’re working with the government on a relief fund, but we’re putting so many grooms and hot walkers and everyone else out of work. And despite the perception that horse owners are wealthy, they really aren’t. There’s a very small handful of owners that are wealthy and the rest of them are hard-working people. And they can’t make this work without any sort of funding.”...read on

Multiple Important April 15 Stakes Payments Still Due

March 26, 2020:

After careful and extensive consideration, the Hambletonian Society, in conjunction with the Meadowlands, the Red Mile, Little Brown Jug Society and other industry clients, partners and stakeholders, have concluded that the April 15 payment deadline for stakes and early-closers will remain intact....read on

COSA TV: 'Race Callers Roundtable'

March 25, 2020:

On Wednesday (March 25), Greg Blanchard conducted an interview with a pair of popular racetrack announcers — Ken Middleton and Shannon 'Sugar' Doyle — which was streamed on COSA TV....read on

Update: Woodbine Suspends April Stakes Payments

March 25, 2020:

Due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment has made the decision to suspend the upcoming April 15, 2020 Standardbred stakes payments. The suspension of payments is for all Woodbine-administrated stakes events, which includes Flamboro Downs' Confederation Cup and Grand River Raceway's Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Belles....read on

Harness Racing Meets ‘The Jazz Bunker’

March 25, 2020:

James Witherite is known to harness racing fans for his years of race calling and occasional performances as a bugler for major stakes events. Away from the track, though, Witherite’s musical talents extend far beyond, most notably as an accomplished composer and jazz musician....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 Ballot Announced

March 25, 2020:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2020 ballot. A total of 30 people and horses comprised of 15 Thoroughbred and 15 Standardbred candidates, have been selected to appear on the voting ballot....read on

MacIntosh's 'Courtly' Roller Coaster

March 25, 2020:

Over the course of his 47-race career, Courtly Choice proved to be an emotional roller coaster for an admittedly emotional guy. Trainer Blake MacIntosh paid the fare, took the ride, and lived to tell the story. Now, MacIntosh has discussed the career of the 1:47.1 pacer that banked $1.4 million in purses....read on

‘Big M’ On Indicted Trainers’ Horses

March 25, 2020:

On Wednesday, March 25, officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack addressed how the track will be handling horses that were trained by trainers that have been indicted....read on

Help Horsepeople In Ontario Self Isolate

March 25, 2020:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association is doing what it can to help Standardbred horsepeople that are required to self-isolate....read on

Task Force Call For Information

March 25, 2020:

Ontario Racing’s newly formed task force, created in response to the many challenges horse racing and its horsepeople are currently facing, is requesting information to help assist in its decision-making process for Standardbred industry relief....read on

Studying Lasix/Bisphosphonate Use

March 24, 2020:

“As racehorse owners and enthusiasts, we have a deep love for the sport and for our horses. There are so many theories about injuries – it’s a constant concern – and there’s so much to learn, but yet very little has been done in this area in order to so.”...read on

Driving Championships Postponed

March 24, 2020:

With the events and closures as a result of COVID-19, including the announcement of racing stoppages in all provinces, Standardbred Canada will postpone the 2020 Regional Driving Championships and National Driving Championship, and reschedule at a later date....read on

OHHA Office Closed

March 23, 2020:

Due to the provincial announcement that all non-essential businesses are required to close for the next 14 days, the Ontario Harness Horse Association office will be closed at the end of business today (Monday, March 23)....read on

More Reaction To Indictments

March 23, 2020:

Reactions and feedback pertaining to the recent federal indictments in the United States continues to be received, as the Hambletonian Society and the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association are the latest organizations to comment on the matter....read on

Lawson, Gural Discuss Indictments

March 23, 2020:

“I think it’s time that people start to change the way we look at the industry, and as you’ve heard me say many times, we just need to change the culture of the industry much like other sports have had to change.”...read 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 community....read on

Boadicea And Family Tradition

March 22, 2020:

Although Chuck Lawrence can tell you about almost every family line of every horse he’s ever bred, it’s also abundantly clear that it’s his human family that easily means the most to him...read on / continuer à lire

Lawson Discusses Mohawk Closure

March 22, 2020:

On Sunday, March 22, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson took part in a live interview to discuss the current state of horse racing at Woodbine Entertainment and in the province of Ontario amid the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Putting A Pause On Racing

March 21, 2020:

"They've tried to make the best of a bad situation...at some point you have to decide what's the best course of action to ensure everyone is safe and healthy and you have to support it."...read 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 States....read on

NJ Racing Rocked By COVID-19

March 21, 2020:

"I’m not sure if it’s fear, anxiety, or whatever you want to call it, but we all saw what was happening in China and the rest of the world, and when it hits close to home, it’s an eye opener for horse racing. We see things in the news. People are saying, ‘This isn’t real.’ It’s real. And it’s scary."...read on

SC To Provide Information For Available Government Assistance

March 20, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) empathizes with all those who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and is fully aware of the severe financial implications of this suspension of business operations....read on

Kelly Copes With COVID-19 Shutdown

March 20, 2020:

"My definition of a pandemic used to be if one horse got sick, they all got sick. It was an urgent time in the barn. But now this is a whole different time we're living in. It's a crazy world right now and hopefully things get better as the pandemic goes along and we can lessen the curve and get back to racing as soon as possible."...read on

Changes For Alberta Stakes Payments

March 20, 2020:

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the ASHA Board of Directors met and agreed on changes to the stakes payment schedule....read on

Task Force Created In Ontario

March 20, 2020:

In response to the many challenges horse racing and its horsepeople are currently facing, Ontario Racing has created a task force, which includes representatives from all three breeds (Quarter Horse, Standardbred and Thoroughbred) in the province to address 'financial impacts' on the industry....read on

Mohawk Park To Mail Cheques

March 20, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all horsepeople that cheque pick up in the bookkeeper’s office will not be available until further notice....read on

Rideau Suspends Live Racing

March 20, 2020:

On Friday (March 20) officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway announced that the track would be suspending live harness racing effective immediately amid the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Impact Of COVID-19 On U.S. Racing

March 20, 2020:

"We had probably 30 three-year-olds ready to qualify and stakes races were scheduled to start in April so it’s going to be an issue. But there are way bigger issues for us as a country to handle right now than my problems."...read on

Western Fair Suspends Live Racing

March 19, 2020:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has temporarily suspended live racing until further notice due to the continued spread of COVID-19....read on

Mohawk Suspends Live Racing

March 19, 2020:

On Thursday, March 19, Woodbine Entertainment announced that live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park would be temporarily suspended after the track’s evening program of racing....read on

Equine Guelph Online Course Moved Up

March 19, 2020:

Equine Guelph has announced that it has moved up the start date and extended access for both the youth (13-17) and adult offerings of its Online Horse Behaviour and Safety Course....read on

Active AGCO Licences Extended

March 19, 2020:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced that in light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, all active horseperson licences will be extended for one year....read on

Flamboro, Fraser, Hastings Racing Halted

March 18, 2020:

On Wednesday, March 18, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced the temporary suspension, until further notice, of the conduct of racing and training at its three racetracks that are currently active. This includes Flamboro Downs in Hamilton, Ontario, Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, B.C., and Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C....read on

Will Stakes Races Be Rescheduled?

March 18, 2020:

With the announcement of the unprecedented changes to Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the question looms if something similar is planned for harness racing's major events....read on

Additions To Prohibited Drugs Schedule

March 18, 2020:

In consultation with its Drug Advisory Committee, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) has officially added three substances to section 1 of the Schedule to the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations....read on

Alberta Casinos, Tracks Close

March 17, 2020:

On Tuesday, March 17, the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) advised its members and partner organizations that live harness racing would be put on hold effectively immediately due to the province declaring a state of emergency....read on

Hippodrome 3R Delays Season

March 17, 2020:

In a statement issued on Tuesday (March 17) the Quebec Jockey Club Board of Directors has made the decision to delay the start of the 2020 harness racing season at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Important COSA Benefits Announcement

March 17, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association has issued an important notice to COSA members that are currently out of the country....read on

Horse Care During A Pandemic

March 16, 2020:

The Ontario Animal Health Network has assembled and released an informational how-to entitled ‘COVID-19: Caring for your horse during a pandemic.’...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

Rene Allard Arrested

March 13, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that trainer Rene Allard was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada....read on

SC Statement On US Indictments

March 10, 2020:

On Tuesday (March 10), Standardbred Canada issued the following statement regarding the four indictments which have collectively charged a total of 27 individuals with offenses relating to the administration of illegal performance-enhancing drugs....read on

Racing Reacts To Indictments

March 10, 2020:

Reaction to the federal indictments in the United States continues to come in, as multiple racing organizations have commented on what occurred on Monday, March 9 south of the border....read on

Indictments Unsealed In The US

March 9, 2020:

On Monday, March 9, the United States Department of Justice announced the unsealing of multiple indictments relating to members of the horse racing industry....read on

Woodbine Stakes Nominations In

March 6, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has released the lists of eligible horses for its 2020 major stakes, including the 77 colts that are eligible to the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup....read on

OHHA Grooms’ Benefits Update

March 3, 2020:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) has issued a reminder that any grooms that were in the OHHA subsidized benefits plan are no longer covered, effective March 1, 2020....read 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 information....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

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

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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