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Ontario Claiming Rule Revised

April 16, 2021:

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is temporarily deleting Standardbred Rule 15.09(a), which requires that horses who are claimed in Ontario only race at tracks in the province for 60 days after being claimed, otherwise risking a monetary penalty or suspension....read on

Stars Flood Big M Qualifiers

April 16, 2021:

Don’t blame The Meadowlands if it feels the need to roll out the red carpet on the racetrack on Saturday morning....read on

Eligibility For Vaccination Notice

April 10, 2021:

The Government of Ontario has now moved to Phase 2 of its COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan which provides eligibility to essential frontline workers who cannot work from home, which includes agriculture and farm workers....read on

SC Head Office Closed To The Public

July 10, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind members that SC's main office building in Mississauga, Ont. remains closed to external visitors and guests amid the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Meladys Monet Wins Freehold Feature

April 16, 2021:

The 12-year-old trotting veteran Meladys Monet is no stranger to winning. He won for the 73rd time in his long career on Friday (April 16), taking the Preferred Handicap Trot at Freehold Raceway by a length....read on

CDP Hosts 'Breakfast With The Babies'

April 16, 2021:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association is pleased to offer a special breakfast for the Standardbred industry on Saturday, April 24, in the Top of the Park restaurant....read on

Leonidas A, Alexa Skye Seek Perfection

April 16, 2021:

Leonidas A and Alexa Skye finished the preliminary rounds of the MGM Borgata Pacing Series and the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway with equal four-for-four records, but for their respective finals on Monday night (April 19), both of them face outside draws, with Leonidas A starting from post seven and Alexa Skye beginning from post six....read on

3R Qualifiers Cancelled Again

April 16, 2021:

The Québec Jockey Club was again forced to cancel holding qualifying races at Hippodrome 3R because of the pandemic....read on

Reaction From The Class Of 2021

April 15, 2021:

Trot Insider has gathered reaction from the 2021 Standardbred inductees into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame...read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #5

April 15, 2021:

The 2021 edition of the Pepsi North America Cup looms closer with each passing day, and Trot Magazine continues to profile some of the race’s top contenders ahead of the million-dollar classic....read on

Record Nominations For Ohio Stakes

April 16, 2021:

Nominations hit record levels for Ohio-sired stakes events scheduled in 2021....read on

Kirk Breed, Sire Stakes Highlighted

April 16, 2021:

The $10,000 Kirk Breed Pace, featuring a very contentious cast of pacing fillies and mares, and a pair of California Sire Stakes for the distaff set highlight Saturday evening’s (April 17) Cal-Expo action....read on

Millionaire Lindy The Great Returns

April 16, 2021:

The wins didn’t add up for Lindy The Great last year, but the money sure did. Despite only one victory, Lindy The Great’s $390,074 in purses were surpassed by just three older trotters: Dan Patch Award winners Gimpanzee and Manchego, plus Atlanta....read on

Parker Wins Five At Monticello

April 16, 2021:

Brandon Parker enjoyed one of the best days of his young driving career on Thursday (April 15) at Monticello Raceway, capturing five races on the 13-race card....read on

OR Continues To Support Horsepeople

April 15, 2021:

Ontario Racing is continuing to communicate with the Ontario Government in regards to vaccinations for horsepeople, the need for the safe return of live racing, and the industry’s ongoing commitment to the highest standards of health and safety throughout the pandemic....read on

New Handle Record At Hoosier

April 16, 2021:

After recording the largest Thursday night handle in the history of the track on Thursday, April 8, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino eclipsed that newly minted record and set a new Thursday night handle record just one week later on Thursday, April 15....read on

Pammy Jo Off The Schneid; Ranger Hot

April 15, 2021:

After hitting the board five consecutive times heading into today’s action, Pammy Jo scored her first victory of 2021 in Thursday’s $15,000 Open Handicap pace for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park....read on

New Jersey-Sired Award Reminder

April 15, 2021:

Owners and breeders of New Jersey-sired horses are advised that they must be current members of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey and have a W-9 form on file with the SBOANJ in order to be eligible for New Jersey-sired and breeder awards....read on

Banzai As Endures Wide Trip At Philly

April 15, 2021:

Banzai As overcame post seven and ground out a first-over journey en route to victory in Thursday's (April 15) featured $12,800 event for developing trotters at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Qualifying Dates In New Brunswick

April 15, 2021:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick have announced a pair of upcoming qualifying dates at Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

Meadowlands Adds Graduate Pacing Leg

April 15, 2021:

The Meadowlands has announced the addition of a leg to the Graduate Series for pacers to be raced on May 15 in response to the cancellation of the Confederation Cup for 2021....read on

To Call Them Her Own

April 15, 2021:

The photos, dozens of horse images that hang on the 17-year-old’s bedroom walls, take on more meaning with each new day. Every time Anna Tucciarone opens the door, turns on the light and sees the photos, any stresses in her life, big or small, immediately wash away....read on

Chase The Ace Repeats At Fraser

April 15, 2021:

After a facile score last week in her 2021 debut, Jodi Loftus' Chase The Ace ($3.40) coasted to a new lifetime mark in Wednesday's (April 14) edition of the $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open/optional claiming handicap at Fraser Downs....read on

Exarch, Verruso Win NAADA Trot

April 15, 2021:

Exarch and driver Tony Verruso proved victorious — albeit narrowly — in a three-horse photo in Thursday afternoon's (April 15) North American Amateur Drivers Association trotting event at Monticello Raceway....read on

White Foal For White Bliss

April 15, 2021:

After making headlines since birth for his rare white coat, pacer White Bliss has passed his unique looks onto his offspring....read on

Alexa Skye Streaks Into Matchmaker

April 15, 2021:

After his mare went four-for-four in the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series preliminary races, owner Tom Pollack wasn’t about to get too technical about Alexa Skye’s chances in Monday’s (April 19) $232,800 final for older female pacers at Yonkers....read on

New Jersey May Payment Advisory

April 15, 2021:

Yearling nominations and sustaining payments for stakes sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey are due May 15....read on

Vernon Set To Open 2021 Season

April 15, 2021:

Vernon Downs is set to begin their 68th year of racing on Saturday (April 17)....read on

'Big M' Rolls A Seven

April 15, 2021:

All-source wagering totalled $3,237,137 on Friday – the biggest Friday of business this year – followed by a Saturday that saw $3,782,327 of action, for a total of $7,019,464.

There have been 29 programs conducted in 2021, and 20 of them have seen betting of at least $3 million. During all of 2020, the $3-million plateau was reached a total of 11 times....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

April 15, 2021:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent its weekly recap and preview of racing on the Grand Circuit....read on

Brennan Prelims Conclude At Yonkers

April 14, 2021:

Favourites Get Legs and Timon AS won for the second straight week and Tad Krazy Hanover pulled a 25-1 upset in their respective $20,000 divisions of the third and final leg of the John Brennan Trotting Series, contested on Wednesday night (April 14) at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Wonderful World Wows Buffalo Gals

April 14, 2021:

The usual tactics by Wonderful World paid off once again, as she went gate-to-wire in posting a three-quarter-length victory over Xenias Chip in Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,600 Fillies and Mares Class A-B Optional Claiming Handicap Pace on Wednesday night (April 14)....read on

Maine Fair Track Adds 56 Race Dates

April 14, 2021:

As the state of Maine witnessed the closure of Scarborough Downs last year, a massive void was left for the harness racing community. Enter First Track Investments LLC....read on

London Records, Leaders And More

April 14, 2021:

The media department at The Raceway at the Western Fair District has recently compiled some of the 2021 season's top achievements to date — from humans and equines; on the track and at the windows....read on

Bayfield Beach, Cuatro De Julio Return

April 14, 2021:

Noted North America Cup contender Bayfield Beach made his 2021 debut during the Wednesday (April 14) qualifying session at Miami Valley Raceway on the same card as talented 2020 freshman trotter Cuatro De Julio....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #6

April 14, 2021:

The 2021 edition of the Pepsi North America Cup looms closer with each passing day, and Trot Magazine continues to profile some of the race’s top contenders ahead of the million-dollar classic....read on

Jack Vernon Prevails At Harrington

April 14, 2021:

Howard Taylor and Mike Casalino's Jack Vernon ($2.40) prevailed in the Wednesday night (April 14) feature at Harrington Raceway, a $14,800 conditioned trot....read on

Shutdown Fight Risks Horseperson Flight

April 13, 2021:

With the emergency 28-day shutdown in Ontario continuing and racing still sidelined, the question for many horsepeople—and the industry landscape as a whole—has been shifting from "if" racing will return to "when?"...read on

No Hullabaloo For Hellabalou

April 14, 2021:

Over a Harrah’s Philadelphia oval not friendly to closing horses, the Sweet Lou sophomore colt Hellabalou made a startling 2021 debut on Wednesday (April 14), winning an $11,200 co-featured pace in 1:51.1, covering his own last half officially in :53....read on

N.Y. Racing Reopening To Spectators

April 14, 2021:

There's good news for fans of horse racing and auto racing as New York will open the events to spectators beginning April 23, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday (April 14)....read on

IHRC Notice Regarding Residency

April 14, 2021:

This advisory notice is being sent regarding residency rules for registered stallions, mares and foals participating in Indiana’s Breed Development Programs....read on

Odds On Osiris Resurfaces

April 14, 2021:

Freshman Indiana Sires Stakes (INSS) champ and 2020 North America Cup finalist Odds On Osiris made his first steps onto the racetrack as a four-year-old on Wednesday morning (April 14) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park....read on

Foget Embraces Opportunity In U.S.

April 14, 2021:

“I really like driving races and if I could be a big catch driver, why not. But I also really like working with the horses and training them. I like to watch them develop. That’s what I fell in love with. For now, that’s what I’m practicing more. I think we’ve got some nice horses and want to do good with them.”...read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2021

April 13, 2021:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to name three people and three horses to be inducted as the Hall’s Class of 2021....read on

West River Reaches Sixth Generation

April 13, 2021:

One of Canada's longest running breeding operations, West River Stock Farm in Antigonish, N.S. recently celebrated its sixth generation of a bloodline with its most recent foal arrival....read on

CR Commando Passes

April 14, 2021:

Winbak Farm of Delaware sadly announces the passing of longtime stallion CR Commando....read on

Meadowlands Task Force Meets

April 14, 2021:

The Meadowlands' newly formed task force, a mix of horsemen and horseplayers blended with a few racetrack management types, convened for the first time on Wednesday morning (April 14) via conference call to address issues on the racetrack....read on

Meladys Monet Fronts Freehold Feature

April 14, 2021:

One of the east coast's top trotters makes his return to Freehold Raceway on Friday (April 16), as Meladys Monet looks for his third win at Freehold this year....read on

Beach Journey Bests Pompano Rivals

April 14, 2021:

Beach Journey, craftily handled by Wally Hennessey, took top honours in Pompano Park’s $11,500 Open Pace for Mares on Tuesday night (April 13)....read on

Fatal Barn Fire At Belmont Park

April 13, 2021:

A tragic barn fire on Tuesday (April 13) at Belmont Park in New York has claimed the lives of two thoroughbred racehorses....read on

Sassas Sister Springs Harrington Upset

April 13, 2021:

Eugene Landy's Sassas Sister was an upset winner in the $20,000 Mares Open Tuesday (April 13) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Winning Ticket Tops Beaver Brigade

April 13, 2021:

Winning Ticket and driver Aaron Merriman never had an anxious moment in the $40,000 championship leg of the James K. Hackett Memorial, crushing the competition in 1:54....read on

Matchmaker, Borgata Draws Complete

April 13, 2021:

On Tuesday afternoon (April 13), the draws were held for the $514,000 MGM Borgata Pacing Series final and $232,800 Blue Chip Matchmaker Series final, both of which will take place on Monday, April 19 at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Trotting Fillies Change It Up In Weiss

April 13, 2021:

No sophomore trotting filly came through their first two Bobby Weiss Series preliminaries with a pair of wins....read on

Macheasy A Repeats At Saratoga

April 13, 2021:

Macheasy A made it look easy winning for the second consecutive Tuesday afternoon (April 13) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Campbell Stablemates Shine In Qualifiers

April 13, 2021:

It’s not very often, if not unprecedented, that a track’s “Late Double” in qualifiers is won by a pair of Breeders Crown champions, much less Crown champion stablemates, but such was the case on Tuesday....read on

'New' Manchego Preps For 2021

April 13, 2021:

When it comes to learning a new trick, Manchego might be able to provide lessons to old dogs....read on

Equine Benefit Payments Now Available

April 12, 2021:

Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that Standardbred horsepeople now have the opportunity to access certain purse funds that remain available under the Funding Agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as a result of the suspension of live racing in the province as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

MSOA Scholarship Applications Open

April 13, 2021:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 MSOA Collegiate Scholarships....read on

Blooded Horse Spring Sale Entries Due

April 13, 2021:

The Blooded Horse Sale is currently taking entries for its Spring Sale, taking place on May 11 in Springfield, Ohio....read on

Dr. Albert Gabel Passes

April 13, 2021:

Ohio horsemen are mourning the death of Dr. Albert Gabel. Gabel, a former president of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association passed away April 12 at the age of 91....read on

Rebellious Repels All At Pompano

April 13, 2021:

Rebellious, superbly handled by Wally Hennessey for trainer Mike Deters, took top honours in Pompano Park's $11,500 Open Handicap Pace on Monday (April 12), stopping the timer in 1:51.1....read on

Borgata Prelims In The Books

April 12, 2021:

Preliminary round action in the MGM Borgata Pacing Series concluded on Monday night at Yonkers Raceway with a trio of $40,000 divisions that were won by Backstreet Shadow, Mach N Cheese and Leonidas A....read on

Flamboro Cancels 2021 Confederation Cup

April 12, 2021:

On Monday (April 12) officials at Flamboro Downs announced the cancellation of the 2021 Confederation Cup due to the current COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #7

April 12, 2021:

The countdown continues to the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup, and Trot Magazine has profiled some of the horses predicted to be the top contenders for one of Canadian harness racing's richest prizes....read on

Heffering, Hochstetler On COSA TV

April 11, 2021:

David Heffering, owner of Tara Hills Stud Farm, and harness trainer Jay Hochstetler joined the special Sunday (April 11) edition of COSA TV to remember the life of Kadabra, while Heffering also talked of other memories from Tara Hills....read on

Gruden Takes Saratoga Top Trot

April 12, 2021:

Gruden scored for the second consecutive week in the Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Monday afternoon....read on

Keystone Dakota Clicks At Plainridge

April 12, 2021:

Plainridge Park’s trainer of the year in 2020 wasted no time flexing her muscle on the opening day of the track’s 2021 meet....read on

Harrington Open To Itsrockandroll A

April 12, 2021:

Michael Casalino, Jr. and Rodney Long's Itsrockandroll A was a 1:53.1 winner in the featured $20,000 Open Pace Monday's opening day at Harrington Raceway....read on

'Swizzle' Scores In Hackett Memorial

April 12, 2021:

The first of four $40,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship races for Ohio-sired sophomore trotters and pacers was featured on Monday at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

'Miki' Offspring Thrive In Weiss

April 12, 2021:

A pair of Always B Miki sophomore pacing fillies, So Irresistible and Incaseyoudidntknow, came right back to run their Bobby Weiss Series records to two-for-two with tallies in their respective $17,500 second preliminary legs Monday afternoon (April 12) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Virginia Horse Racing Study Results

April 12, 2021:

“And they’re off...” When it comes to the horse racing industry in Virginia and the economic impact it is generating, that’s an appropriate metaphor. According to a newly released study, the industry generated an estimated economic impact of $542.1 million in the Commonwealth in 2019....read on

Breedings Available From New Vocations

April 12, 2021:

New Vocations has a selection of 2021 breedings available with all proceeds going to rehab, retrain, and rehome retired Standardbreds....read on

Short-Term Shutdown, Long-Term Peril?

April 11, 2021:

Horsepeople in Ontario have already weathered two government-imposed shutdowns of racing in the past year — and absorbed the economic hits that came with them. Despite the industry's collective resilience and resolve through a tough 2020, the most recent stay-at-home order threatens lasting implications on the health of horse racing across the province....read on

SC Rewind: Glory Days Of Montreal

April 11, 2021:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes readers back to the "Golden Age" of harness racing at the two major Raceways in Montreal....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #8

April 11, 2021:

The countdown to the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Whos Better Dominates Philly Debut

April 11, 2021:

Meadows invader Whos Better made easy work of his six rivals in Sunday afternoon's (April 11) featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, an $11,600 high-level conditioned pace....read on

Top Me Off Doubles In Weiss

April 11, 2021:

The impressive Top Me Off is now two-for-two in the Bobby Weiss Trotting Series for sophomore trotting males after winning in 1:57.1 over a “good” track Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Hoolie N Hector joining him with two Weiss wins after a 1:57.4 clocking in his division, all four of which carried a purse of $17,500....read on

Pompano Cancels Sunday Card

April 11, 2021:

Due to the severe weather that has pummeled South Florida and the Severe Warnings continuing for the next several hours, racing at Pompano Park has been cancelled for Sunday (April 11) due to unsafe track conditions....read on

Tetrick Sweeps 'Big M' Co-Features

April 11, 2021:

Driver Tim Tetrick recently returned to The Meadowlands after spending the winter racing at Dover Downs, and based on Saturday (April 10) night’s results, the 39-year-old Hall of Famer hasn’t missed a Big M beat by winning four races on the card, including both $30,000 features, one on the trot and the other on the pace....read on

Gary Revington Passes

April 10, 2021:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Gary Revington of Fairview, P.E.I., formally of Lucan, Ont. passed away on Friday April 9, 2021 at the age of 75....read on

Equine Herpes Reported In Ontario

April 10, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that two additional cases of equine herpes virus have been reported in Ontario over the past week....read on

Woodbine Continues Push To Race

April 10, 2021:

"We are now at a critical time where we need to take action to ensure we are permitted to safely operate live horse racing (without spectators) as soon as the stay-at-home order is lifted."...read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #9

April 10, 2021:

The countdown to the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Santana Beach Ascends At Buffalo

April 10, 2021:

With the temperature reaching over 80 degrees at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (April 10), it was perfect "beach" weather, Santana Beach weather that is....read on

Miller Making Marks In GLADA

April 10, 2021:

Eddie Miller wins again. The hot-handed youngster scored his fourth victory in seven seasonal starts when he guided Warrior Way to a 1:58.4 victory in a leg of the Great Lakes Amateur Drivers Association (GLADA) trotting series Saturday (April 10) at Northfield Park....read on

Charlie May Charges In Hackett Elim

April 10, 2021:

Charlie May opened his sophomore season in style, swiftly winning an elimination for the James K. Hackett Memorial late closer despite a rain-soaked "sloppy" racing surface....read on

Calabrese Connects At Freehold

April 10, 2021:

A short six-horse field went to post on a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon in the $9,000 American Harness Drivers Club Trot at Freehold Raceway....read on

Stars Out In Saturday Qualifiers

April 10, 2021:

The Saturday afternoon qualifying session at The Meadowlands looked more like a Grand Circuit card sporting five millionaires, multiple stakes-winning standouts and the much-anticipated debut of an international star....read on

Straight Talk Repeats In Weiss

April 10, 2021:

Straight Talk and Mad Man Hill are now 2-for-2 in the Bobby Weiss Series for sophomore pacing males after four $17,500 second round prelims were held Saturday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Sherwood Making Most Of Opportunities

April 10, 2021:

The five-year-old pacer Sherwood has only made 15 starts, but he’s already had six trips to the winner’s circle and many more appear to be in his future....read on

Armycaptin Hanover Wins A Thriller

April 10, 2021:

On the heels of a near miss and a runner-up performance in last week’s top class at Fraser Downs, Armycaptin Hanover marched right back into battle Friday evening and came away victorious in the $12,000 Open Pace....read on

Tattoo Artist Resurfaces In Florida

April 9, 2021:

Canada’s Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year for 2020 resurfaced Friday morning in Florida in what was his first charted mile of the 2021 season....read on

Matchmaker Mastery For Alexa Skye

April 9, 2021:

Alexa Skye and driver Todd McCarthy served notice in the final of five preliminary rounds of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway on Friday night with an imposing 1:52.3 victory in her $35,000 division....read on

Lunar Stretches Streak To Four

April 9, 2021:

Ronnie Wrenn Jr. had to use Lunar twice, but he was up to the challenge as he stretched his career unbeaten streak to four in Friday’s (April 9) Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Manholmes took the other $12,500 second-leg division in the event for three-year-old colts and geldings....read on

Ontario Racing In Discussions Regarding Equine Benefit Payments

April 9, 2021:

Ontario Racing, in response to the latest impacts of COVID-19 on the provincial horse racing industry, is actively working with industry partners, government officials and others, in an effort to secure funds for equine-related support payments (subject to regulatory approvals) for Ontario Standardbred and Thoroughbred horsepeople....read on

TROT Fantasy Stable Contest Open!

April 9, 2021:

TROT Magazine is pleased to launch the eighth edition of the TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free (online or by mail) and play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #10

April 9, 2021:

With the scheduled date of the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup just over two months away, Trot Insider has profiled some of the race's top contenders as horses ready to compete for one of Canadian harness racing's biggest prizes....read on

Big Things In Store For Warrawee Vital

April 8, 2021:

The start to Warrawee Vital’s racing career might have been a bit slower than his accomplished siblings, but the son of Captaintreacherous started to blossom and roll in late summer of last year and he will now carry that momentum into the 2021 racing season....read on

Optimism For Old Home Week

April 8, 2021:

While, just over a year in, the COVID-19 pandemic is admittedly far from over, there is cause for optimism that the 2021 Gold Cup and Saucer might look a little more like editions from Old Home Weeks of yore....read on

B.C. Forced To Drop Dates

April 8, 2021:

In an announcement made Wednesday (April 7), the Board of Harness Racing B.C. has been forced to drop a number of race dates from the end of the April 2021 calendar....read on

Alberta Working On Return Strategy

April 8, 2021:

In the face of continued COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta, the province's horse racing industry is currently working with health officials in an effort to create a return-to-racing plan....read on

Woodbine Thoroughbred Meet Postponed

April 7, 2021:

As a result of the Provincial State of Emergency declared Wednesday (April 7) by the Government of Ontario, which includes a province-wide 28-day stay-at-home order effective Thursday (April 8) at 12:01 a.m., Woodbine Entertainment announced that the 2021 Thoroughbred Meet at Woodbine Racetrack has been postponed....read on

Training Suspended At Mohawk

April 7, 2021:

As a result of the Provincial State of Emergency declared today by the Government of Ontario, Woodbine Entertainment announced that training at Woodbine Mohawk Park will be suspended immediately....read on

EIPH Program To New Brunswick

April 7, 2021:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick wish to announce the availability of furosemide to control exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH)....read on

2021 COSA Fantasy Stable Open

April 7, 2021:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association and TROT Magazine are pleased to announce the second annual COSA Fantasy Stable Contest....read on

Standardbred Support Payments Announced

April 6, 2021:

On Tuesday (April 6) Ontario Racing issued a notice to the harness racing industry regarding support payments for the cancelled race cards that were slated to be conducted at The Raceway at the Western Fair District, Rideau Carleton Raceway and Woodbine Mohawk Park earlier this month....read on

Tricky Tooshie Passes

April 6, 2021:

It is with great sadness that Hanover Shoe Farms announces that millionaire pacing mare and 2019 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Tricky Tooshie p,1:52.1 ($1,005,556) has passed away at the age of 31....read on

GCGC Sale Approved Under Investment Canada Act

April 6, 2021:

On Monday (April 5) Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced that Raptor Acquisition Corp. has received approval under the Investment Canada Act for the acquisition of Great Canadian, pursuant to a previously announced plan of arrangement....read on

Robert 'Bob' Burgess Passes

April 5, 2021:

Longtime harness racing industry participant and Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer Robert 'Bob' Burgess, Q.C. of Rockwood, Ont. passed away on Saturday, April 3 at the age of 85....read on

Fans Select The Best North America Cup

April 3, 2021:

After a month of voting, the fans of harness racing have selected the edition of the Pepsi North America Cup that is in their opinion the all-time best....read on

London Sale To Stay Virtual In 2021

April 1, 2021:

In 2021, it has been confirmed that the Western Fair Agriplex continues to be unavailable due to the pandemic. Given the success of the 2020 online auction, London Virtual Yearling Sale is once again collaborating with onGait for its 2021 sale....read on

Ontario Enters Provincewide Lockdown

April 1, 2021:

As a result of the province-wide lockdown announced on Thursday (April 1) by the Government of Ontario, harness racing will be suspended at Rideau Carleton Raceway, The Raceway at the Western Fair District and Woodbine Mohawk Park effective Saturday, April 3....read on

April's Calendar Photographer

April 1, 2021:

The Heart of Harness Racing April Calendar photographer is Dawn MacInnis of Summerside, P.E.I....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame 2021 Ballot Announced

March 29, 2021:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2021 ballot....read on

Recommendations For Reducing The Risk Of Positive Tests In Racehorses

March 23, 2021:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) has provided a list of recommendations to assist horsepeople and minimize the risk of positive tests in their racehorses....read on

Harness Racing Returns To Saskatchewan

March 15, 2021:

Although the announcement of the Canadian Premier Soccer League's planned expansion into Saskatchewan brought with it the end of Thoroughbred racing at Saskatoon's Marquis Downs, the news of harness racing's return to the province for the first time in eight years is cause for welcome optimism among Standardbred horsepeople throughout the prairie region....read on

Revisions To Rules Of Racing

March 5, 2021:

Effective April 6, 2021, the AGCO will implement a number of rule changes to the Thoroughbred and Standardbred Rules of Racing following consultation with horseperson representatives and racetrack management staff from across Ontario....read on

Canada's 2021 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 3, 2021:

Since the first lists of 2021 two-year-olds in training were published earlier this year, Standardbred Canada has received submissions from coast to coast for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....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

Change To Retention Area Procedures

March 8, 2021:

On Monday (March 8), the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) issued a release advising of changes to the retention area procedure effective next month at racetracks across the country....read on

Get Ready For Racing With eShop!

February 11, 2021:

With racing just around the corner, it’s time to get your horse related business in order and the easiest way to do this is to use Standardbred Canada’s eShop...read on

COVID-19 Resources For Members

December 24, 2020:

With the second wave of COVID-19 and the lockdown of racing in some provinces, these are extremely challenging times for many of our members. Standardbred Canada wants to ensure our members have access to the most current news and relevant information for Federal and Provincial programs and resources that may provide assistance to you....read on

Tips & Resources For Online Entry

December 6, 2020:

Do you need assistance with using SC’s Self Serve Online Entry? If you have signed up for online entry or are thinking about signing up, or are having any difficulties or issues with using this program, we have resources that can help you!...read on

SC Field Reps Working Remotely

May 25, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) would like to notify members that in the best interests of the health and safety of our members and staff, SC Field Reps will not be working at racetracks during COVID-19....read on

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


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