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McCarthy's Loving 'The Rodeo’

May 22, 2019:

“He’s a big strong horse with high speed. He can do it any way. You can sit back, you can leave with him, he can come first over; pretty much drive him the way the race goes."...read on

Ironwork Leads To An Iron Will

May 22, 2019:

From whatever point of view she’s looked upon it, be it standing atop a five-story structure or thumbing through picture books as a young girl, Michelle Olson knew she was destined for a life in horse racing....read on

2019 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 15, 2019:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2019 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Mike Weller Passes

May 22, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Standardbred trainer Mike Weller, who had recently been battling cancer for the second time, has passed away at the age of 60....read on

Captain Disomma Upsets In Philadelphia

May 22, 2019:

The Tim Tetrick-driven Captain Disomma came on late to spring a 13-1 upset in Harrah’s Philadelphia’s $14,000 pacing feature on Wednesday afternoon (May 22)....read on

Faves Falter At Saratoga

May 22, 2019:

Saratoga Casino Hotel offered a trio of $9,000 featured races for New York-sired trotters during its Wednesday afternoon (May 22) program and the favourites did not fare well....read on

Plunge Blue Chip Surfaces

May 22, 2019:

Millionaire trotting mare Plunge Blue Chip was impressive on Wednesday morning (May 22) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as she took part in the track’s qualifying session and recorded the first charted mile of her four-year-old campaign....read on

Meadowlands To Phase Out Lasix

May 22, 2019:

On Wednesday (May 22), the Meadowlands Racetrack issued a release stating that it will begin to conditionally phase out the use of lasix at the East Rutherford, New Jersey track beginning in 2020....read on

Caesars Announces ‘Empire Of Hope’

May 22, 2019:

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced the launch of ‘Empire of Hope,’ a new program designed to help raise awareness and funding for the care of horses after their racing careers are over....read on

E R Quinn Favoured For Thursday Tilt

May 22, 2019:

Although E R Quinn will have to overcome the outside post position if he wants to capture Thursday’s (May 23) featured dash at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park, it appears as though adversity has not been affecting him as of late....read on

Roger Huston Book Now Available

May 22, 2019:

It has been announced that a book chronicling the life of well-known Standardbred racecaller Roger Huston has been released....read on

Travel Tips For Doug & James

May 21, 2019:

With Doug McNair and James MacDonald set to make their driving debuts in Sweden, we asked for some advice on travel and tackling the world's best in the 2019 World Driving Championship....read on

Casino Classic Clings To Victory

May 21, 2019:

Driver Ryan Holliday completed a sweep of the Tuesday (May 21) features at The Raceway at Western Fair District when Casino Classic turned away a late-mile bid from odds-on favourite Buttermilk Hanover to win the $11,600 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace in 1:56....read on

Bessie Best In Tuesday Meadows Feature

May 21, 2019:

Out well before the half, Bessie pressed first over and wore down the leader to capture the Tuesday (May 21) feature at The Meadows: an $11,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot....read on

Cenalta Diamond Dominant At 'Aces'

May 21, 2019:

Assigned the outermost post in the $14,000 Mares Open Pace, Ohio-shipper Cenalta Diamond fared the sloppy conditions to post an eight-length victory at Running Aces on Tuesday, May 21....read on

World-Travelled Mare Scores At Pocono

May 21, 2019:

Reclamation added another location to her already-stuffed itinerary, coming to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono for the Tuesday, May 21 card and promptly winning the $17,500 distaff pacing feature in 1:50.4....read on

Guaranteed Northfield Pick 5 Pool Wed.

May 21, 2019:

Officials with Northfield Park have announced that the track will be offering an attractive, guaranteed Pick 5 pool during its program of live racing on Wednesday (May 22)....read on

Guaranteed Yonkers Pick 5 Pool Thurs.

May 21, 2019:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have announced that the track will be offering an attractive, guaranteed Pick 5 pool during its live program Thursday evening (May 23)....read on

Fifty Remain Eligible To The NA Cup

May 21, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has released the final list of eligible horses for this year’s $1 million Pepsi North America Cup....read on

MVP Members Can Win Camluck Classic Tickets

May 21, 2019:

Would you like to start the summer racing season off at The Raceway at Western Fair District’s signature race, the Camluck Classic? How about getting treated like a VIP in the track’s tented Infield Experience? If your answer is ‘yes,’ Standardbred Canada has got you covered....read on

Search For Jordan Hicken Called Off

May 21, 2019:

The search for 22-year-old Standardbred racehorse owner Jordan Hicken was called off in the late hours of Tuesday, May 21. After the search, Halifax's Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre declared Hicken a missing person and handed the case over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police....read on

McClure Discusses His Return

May 21, 2019:

Almost one month to the day after driver Bob McClure broke his pelvis in a racing accident at Woodbine Mohawk Park, the Elora, Ontario-based reinsman has discussed his upcoming return with Trot Insider....read on

Betsy Ross, Maxie Lee, 'Commodore' Set

May 21, 2019:

All three defending champions will be on hand Sunday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as the track will host its ‘Super Stakes Sunday’ of $100,000 Invitationals....read on

Excitement For Mare’s Aged Debut

May 21, 2019:

“She can race on any-sized track, she is handy, she is tough, and she is fast. She is one of those horses that does everything right. It’s hard to not love her.”...read on

Georgian Downs Qualifying Info

May 21, 2019:

Officials with Georgian Downs have released some information pertaining to the track’s qualifying sessions for 2019....read on

Versatility Victory For 'Emoticon'

May 20, 2019:

Emoticon Hanover scored a comfortable 1:54 victory in Monday evening’s $52,800 opening leg of the Miss Versatility Series for trotting mares at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Done Well Confirmed For 'Camluck'

May 20, 2019:

Less than 24 hours after capturing the 41st edition of the Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs, trainer Ron Burke has confirmed that Done Well will participate in this year’s Camluck Classic on May 31 at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Input Requested On ARCI Guideline

May 20, 2019:

The Drug Testing Standards and Practices (DTSP) Committee of the Association of Racing Commissions International (ARCI) has released for industry and public comment Proposed Revised Penalty Guidelines for violations of the anti-doping or medication rules in horse racing....read on

First 2019 WDC Heats Drawn

May 20, 2019:

The first four heats of the 2019 World Driving Championship, to take place on Friday (May 24) and Saturday (May 25) at Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden, have been drawn....read on

Gendron, Baillargeon Race For Charity

May 20, 2019:

Rideau Carleton Raceway hosted drivers Mario Baillargeon and Gilles Gendron—who both are of the few Canadian drivers with over 7,000 wins—on Sunday, May 19. The pair drove a total of 20 horses with their driving commission pledged to charity....read on

Done Well Wins 41st Confederation Cup

May 19, 2019:

Elimination winner Done Well topped his performance a week ago with a 1:50.2 gate-to-wire score in the $188,500 41st edition of the Confederation Cup on Sunday, May 19 at Flamboro Downs....read on

Dresden Gearing Up For Summer Meet

May 19, 2019:

For over 150 years, people have been coming to Dresden and on Sunday, May 26, racing will return to the southwestern Ontario half-mile track....read on

Tech To Create A 'Bright Future'

May 19, 2019:

Ryan Clements and his team from The Farm Ventures, the creators of Off & Pacing and Catch Driver, are developing a new app called Bright Future -- something that will make the life of a trainer much easier....read on / continuer à lire

Sunny Dee Shines; McWicked Returns

May 18, 2019:

Entering undefeated from six starts, 3-5 favourite Sunny Dee breezed around the Woodbine Mohawk Park oval on Saturday, May 18 to take the $165,290 SBOA Three-Year-Old Filly Pace in 1:53....read on

McNair Presented With Canadian Colours

May 18, 2019:

Doug McNair, Standardbred Canada’s 2018 National Driving Champion and Canada’s representative in the 2019 World Driving Championship in Sweden, was presented with his Canadian colours and driving helmet at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, May 18....read on

SC Rewind: Memories Of Camper

May 18, 2019:

In the latest edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes a journey back to about 50 years ago to recall the rather short but brilliant career of a young trotter named Camper....read on

Fitzsimmons Feted On Wall Of Fame Night

May 17, 2019:

Longtime horseman Larry Fitzsimmons was feted on Friday evening (May 17) as the 2019 inductee to the Wall of Fame at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Reminder Regarding OSS Starting Fees

May 17, 2019:

Administration for the Ontario Sires Stakes wishes to remind horsemen and owners that cash will NOT be accepted as a method of payment for Starting Fees for the 2019 season....read on

OSS Gets Boost Of $2.375 Million

May 17, 2019:

Ontario Racing today announced an additional boost of $2.375 million in funds to the 2019 Standardbred Horse Improvement Program (SIP) as part of the $10 million of Horse Improvement Payment (HIP) funds earmarked for the horse racing industry by the Ontario government....read on

OLG To Perform Economic Impact Assessment

May 16, 2019:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, in partnership with horse racing industry groups and associations, is leading a comprehensive study to quantify the economic impact of the Ontario horse racing sector....read on

Sintra Among New Camluck Hopefuls

May 16, 2019:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has announced a trio of the confirmed starters for this year’s Camluck Classic, which takes place on May 31. All three horses will be making their debut in the race on what promises to be one of the biggest days in Canadian harness racing this season....read on

Calling All Dan Patch Collectors!

May 16, 2019:

In honour of the great Dan Patch being recognized as the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2019 Legend Honouree, a special display of Dan Patch memorabilia is being organized to appear at racetracks and events in Ontario over the coming months....read on

As Fate Would Have It

May 16, 2019:

How many times have you heard the phrase, everything happens for a reason? After a while, it becomes a repeated mantra when bad days get worse or good luck can't be believed....read on

Dates Set For 2019 National Caretaker Appreciation Day Events

May 15, 2019:

Early mornings, long, late nights . . . caretakers are the unsung heroes of harness racing. We task them with the responsibility of making sure the horses they care for are happy and healthy, physically and emotionally....read on

Emergency Preparedness Workshop Info

May 14, 2019:

Over the next few months, on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Susan Fitzgerald will be offering some emergency management workshops for agriculture explaining the formal response structure that government agencies and first responders use in emergency situations....read on

New Strategy For Marion Marauder

May 13, 2019:

Expect to see less, yet more, of trotting Triple Crown winner Marion Marauder on the racetrack in 2019....read on

Mohawk Switches To Double Draws

May 13, 2019:

Officials in the race office at Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to remind horsepeople of a change to the track's draw schedule....read on

Send Mc & Mac Good Luck Messages

May 12, 2019:

On May 22, Doug McNair and James MacDonald will travel to Sweden to compete in the 2019 World Driving Championship (WDC)....read on

TROT Wants You To Share Your Story!

May 11, 2019:

We all know about horses that were named after a famous singer, actor or sports personality, but do you have a horse whose name-origin we don't know about?...read on

RUS Ont. 2019 Schedule And Seminar

May 6, 2019:

Racing Under Saddle Ontario (RUS Ontario) is pleased to announce race dates for its upcoming 2019 season, in addition to details regarding an upcoming seminar for new owners, trainers and riders....read on

A Test Of Mental Toughness

May 5, 2019:

"There are many wonderful things that happen in our sport...and that's what keeps us all dreaming the dream. But recently I learned of one of those incidents that reminded me exactly how tough we have to be, mentally, to persevere in this game"....read on / continuer à lire

Notice To The Industry

May 2, 2019:

In order to expedite the licensing process and to promote easier entry into the industry, the SC Board of Directors has approved the following recommendations from the By-Laws/Regulations/Licensing Committee to the SC Membership, Licensing and Racing Policies....read on

Canada's Solid WDC Record

April 26, 2019:

Canadian drivers have a solid track record in the World Driving Championship (WDC) with a total of five titles since the event started in 1970....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

Changes To Race Day Vet Rules

April 18, 2019:

On Thursday evening (April 18) the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) issued an update on the upcoming changes set to take effect for the province's horsepeople pertaining to race day medication and race day veterinary use....read on

2019 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 14, 2019:

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

Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 Announced

April 9, 2019:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2019 features international stars of the industry, two horses bred in Québec, a female trainer and individuals representing British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario....read on

AGCO Issues Notices To Industry

March 29, 2019:

On Friday (March 29) the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released three Information Bulletins regarding concussions, claiming and race-day medication....read on

Up To Date With '19 Eligibility Fees?

December 27, 2018:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2019 eligibility fees must be paid....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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