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Gaitway Qualifiers Complete

June 14, 2021:

A marathon of qualifiers went to post Monday (June 14) at Gaitway Farm with 14 baby races and four for older horses at the tail of the card....read on

Position Available In Member Services Dept.

June 4, 2021:

There is an immediate bilingual full-time position available in the Member Services department of Standardbred Canada....read on

Racing Returns To Georgian Downs

June 14, 2021:

The reopening of Ontario harness racing continues on Tuesday (June 15) when Georgian Downs kicks off its 2021 meet with a 10-race card....read on

SC’s June 15 Stakes Payment Notice

June 13, 2021:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that a number of stakes payments are due on June 15....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

Harness Heroes Sets Now Available

June 14, 2021:

The 30th edition of the 35-card Harness Heroes trading card set produced by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation is now available! Full-colour fronts and backs filled with statistics and information make these cards great educational tools as well as fun to collect!...read on

Red Shores To Showcase Future Stars

June 14, 2021:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park will feature the Future Stars of Racing on Tuesday, June 22 at 6 p.m. (ADT)....read on

Grand River Qualifiers To Start Earlier

June 14, 2021:

Due to high demand, Grand River Raceway has announced an earlier start time for its session of qualifiers slated for this Wednesday, June 16....read on

Standardbred Sale Back To Harrisburg

June 14, 2021:

Standardbred Horse Sales Company is pleased to announce its return to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in 2021 for its annual sale....read on

Learn Virtually About Horse Ownership

June 14, 2021:

Want to learn more about more horse racing and the thrill of horse racing ownership?...read on

Hernandez Hitting His Stride

June 14, 2021:

Edward Hernandez didn’t grow up around harness racing in his native Guatemala, but he and his younger brother Williams did grow up around horses and they both fell in love with them at a young age....read on

Thisisshe Takes Pocono Feature

June 14, 2021:

The My MVP mare Thisisshe continued her domination of the top claiming trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday (June 14), taking a mark of 1:53.4 in the $12,800 handicap feature....read on

Maine Purses On The Rise

June 14, 2021:

First Tracks Cumberland and Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway at Bangor have jointly announced a 10-percent purse increase for overnight races....read on

Tompkins-Geers Shifts To Saturday

June 14, 2021:

The Meadowlands is announcing that all Tompkins-Geers two-year-old stakes originally scheduled for Friday (June 18) will be raced on Saturday (June 19)....read on

CASS Stake Payments Due

June 14, 2021:

The deadline nears for California Sires Stakes (CASS) two-year-old nomination fees and for three-year-old sustaining fees....read on

Sophomores To Spar In DSBF

June 14, 2021:

The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for three-year-olds will headline the (June 14-16) week of racing at Harrington Raceway....read on

Sevens Wild For Guy Gagnon

June 13, 2021:

As he did when Rideau returned from the second provincial shutdown in February, trainer-driver Guy Gagnon put on a clinic in Rideau Carleton Raceway’s first card back from the third shutdown on Sunday (June 13)....read on

Outlaw Fireball Up In Time

June 13, 2021:

Shooting through a seam at the inside, Outlaw Fireball landed at the finish first in the $8,100 Fillies & Mares Open Pace on Sunday (June 13) at Century Downs....read on

'Aces' Repeat For All American N

June 14, 2021:

All American N made his way to the front early and held firm to the finish to repeat in the $12,000 Open Handicap Trot at Running Aces on Sunday (June 13)....read on

Bella Bellini, 'Reign' Dazzle In PA All-Stars

June 13, 2021:

Bella Bellini and Dazzling Reign, both winners at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono last Sunday but in different classes, were united this Sunday (June 13) in each capturing a $37,500 division of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for three-year-old trotting fillies at the northeast Pennsylvania oval....read on

Tetrick Bags Five At Philadelphia

June 13, 2021:

Tim Tetrick padded his lead atop the Harrah's Philadelphia driving standings with five wins on Sunday afternoon's (June 13) 14-race program, including a 1:51 score with Betalady in the co-featured $16,200 high-level distaff pace....read on

Standardbreds Featured In Parade

June 13, 2021:

Two retired Standardbred race horses were featured in the 2021 Aquafest parade in Rice Lake, Wisconsin on Sunday (June 13) to promote harness racing at both The Barron County Fair and Running Aces, and to spotlight the versatility of the breed as well as promote cross training for careers for retired racers....read on

Style Snapshot Reaches, Prevails

June 13, 2021:

Despite sustained encroachment from A Positive Hanover through the final quarter mile of Dresden Raceway's opening day (Sunday, June 13) featured $5,500 Preferred 3 Pace, Style Snapshot found the winning post in time, delivering as the 8-5 favourite and staying undefeated in 2021....read on

St Lads Beat It Serves Notice

June 13, 2021:

St Lads Beat It used a strong early turn of foot to achieve the lead from post 7, and from there, he never looked back en route to a 1:59 score in Sunday's (June 13) opening day feature at Clinton Raceway, a $5,800 Preferred 3 Pace....read on

Diamond Rock Keeps On Rolling

June 13, 2021:

Having to start from post eight in the Sunday (June 13) opener at Hippodrome 3R did not hinder Diamond Rock’s winning streak....read on

Rideau: Challenges Amid Return

June 13, 2021:

"You took a very fragile agricultural industry, and you chopped away and chopped away at its foundation...And the fact that there was much of anything left is shocking."...read on

Major Custard Honoured In Alberta

June 13, 2021:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has announced its award winners for the 2020 season, with Major Custard and his connections taking home major hardware after the pacer's sensational sophomore season....read on

Do You Have A Full Circle Story?

June 13, 2021:

Have you been reunited with a horse through Standardbred Canada's Full Circle Program? If so, then this call to action is for you!...read on

Kerford Road A Upsets At Tioga

June 13, 2021:

Kerford Road A and Mike Merton delivered a 14-1 upset in Sunday's (June 13) featured $11,000 Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs....read on

Grondin Grabs First Drive Back

June 13, 2021:

With nearly 500 driving wins to her credit, it’s perhaps a stretch to refer to Valerie Grondin as an amateur. But she has not driven third-party horses professionally, and recorded her last win in 2013 in a Maine Amateur Driving Club event....read on

Oaks Champs Take Miss Versatility Splits

June 13, 2021:

A pair of Hambletonian Oaks champions were the winners of the two $30,000 divisions of the third leg of the Miss Versatility Series for Open mare trotters at The Meadowlands Saturday night....read on

Wheels On Fire Wins Mohawk Preferred

June 12, 2021:

Circling to the lead past the quarter, Wheels On Fire showed no doubts in cruising to a 1:51.2 victory as the 2-5 favourite in the $34,000 Preferred Pace on Saturday (June 12)....read on

Time To Dance Dashes At Charlottetown

June 12, 2021:

On top at every call, Time To Dance came to play Saturday evening (June 12) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as part of a five-bagger for driver Marc Campbell....read on

First Glance First In Kawartha Feature

June 12, 2021:

A $5,000 conditioned pace topped the first card of the 2021 season at Kawartha Downs, with trainer-driver Mario Baillargeon posting a 1:54.2 victory in the afternoon’s feature with odds-on choice First Glance....read on

Fans Return To 3R Saturday

June 12, 2021:

Mother Nature provided a beautiful sunny afternoon for the return of fans to Hippodrome 3R on Saturday (June 12)....read on

Hanover Season Opener In The Books

June 12, 2021:

After a sophomore season with nine top-three finishes from 10 starts, pacing mare Randomirogeo looks to be maintaining that form — if not improving — as a four-year-old....read on

Soprese No Surprise In Sarnia Opener

June 12, 2021:

The first card of the 2021 season at Hiawatha Horse Park is in the books as the Sarnia oval was blessed with sunny skies for its 11-dash opener....read on

Woodmere Ideal Art Topples EPR Foes

June 12, 2021:

Five rivals faced off in the weekly feature on Saturday (June 12) with three of those horse boasting top-class wins already this season....read on

SC Rewind: Memories Of Jambo Dancer

June 12, 2021:

This week's edition of Rewind recalls a memorable horse from the mid 1970's named Jambo Dancer....read on

Moore Pupils Impress At Mohawk

June 12, 2021:

After four O'Brien Award wins in February, Dr. Ian Moore once again appears to have a stable to be reckoned with this year after capturing half of the eight baby races on Saturday (June 12) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Scioto Lightning Fast On Saturday

June 13, 2021:

The track at Eldorado Scioto Downs was lightning fast Saturday (June 12). As reported by track announcer Barry Vicroy, the average mile time for the 14-race card was 1:50.3....read on

Merriman Wins Six At Northfield

June 13, 2021:

Aaron Merriman had a big night at MGM Northfield Park on Saturday (June 12), winning six times on the 15-race program....read on

Bolt Of Beauty Best At Tioga

June 13, 2021:

Bolt Of Beauty took the $11,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday (June 12)....read on

Daylight Rush Romps At Buffalo

June 12, 2021:

Thanks to a big "rush" past the three-quarter marker, Daylight Rush was able to put plenty of "daylight" between him and the rest of the field in Buffalo Raceway's $12,300 Class AA-Open Handicapped Pace on Saturday night (June 12)....read on

Perron, Palone Shine At The Meadows

June 12, 2021:

Prior to Saturday’s $99,370 Currier & Ives at The Meadows, trainer Chris Beaver predicted that his horse Perron would win some big races this year by roughing it on the outside. It was a bold forecast since Perron, the reigning Ohio champion, was winless in five starts this year....read on

Fast Miles All Day Long At Pocono

June 12, 2021:

Speed was the order of the day at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday (June 12) with class-dropping older horses, first-start claimers and emerging sophomores alike encouraging double takes at the teletimer....read on

Breakfast With The Babies Continues

June 12, 2021:

The second session of Breakfast With The Babies at The Meadowlands took place on Saturday (June 12). Temperatures were in the low 70’s, skies overcast and flags limp when the races began 10:00 a.m....read on

So Much More Steamrolls Distaffers

June 11, 2021:

Harness racing action returned to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday evening, and headlining the 11-race program was the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Pace....read on

Captain Ray Cruises At Grand River

June 11, 2021:

Driver Paul MacKenzie and trainer Gerard Demers are certainly glad to see racing back at Grand River Raceway, as they joined forces to win a pair of races on the 11-dash card that kicked off the 2021 harness racing season on Friday (June 11)....read on

Sign-Up Links For Mohawk Training

June 11, 2021:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform the horse racing community of its upcoming training schedule....read on

Update On David Pilon

June 11, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that driver David Pilon will be sidelined indefinitely as a result of the accident that took place on Sunday (June 6) at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Merle Coleman Passes

June 11, 2021:

Longtime industry participant Merle Coleman, of Virden, Man., passed Saturday (June 5) at the age of 93....read on

Mohawk Baby Races Complete

June 11, 2021:

Two-year-old trotters earned their first charted lines in Friday's (June 11) morning qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with seven of the 10 heats dedicated to square-gaited rookies....read on

Irish-American Weekend A Success

June 11, 2021:

The Irish Harness Racing Association have reported extreme satisfaction with how their inaugural Irish American Weekend passed off over June 5 and 6 at Portmarnock Raceway....read on

Mr Lavec Passes

June 11, 2021:

One of the stallions that helped define and shape the path of Ontario's harness racing industry, Mr Lavec has passed away at the age of 30....read on

Thinking Out Loud Passes

June 11, 2021:

It is with heavy hearts that Seelster Farms announces the sudden passing of Thinking Out Loud due to colic complications during surgery at the University of Guelph on Thursday, June 10....read on

Forbidden Trade Back In Win Column

June 10, 2021:

The 2019 Hambletonian champion, Forbidden Trade, didn’t find the outside post eight too much to overcome as he won the $16,200 handicap trotting feature at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon....read on

Minor Revisions To Rules Of Racing

June 10, 2021:

The AGCO announced Thursday (June 10) that the commission is implementing several housekeeping rule changes to the Thoroughbred and Standardbred Rules of Racing to streamline and reflect existing practices....read on

Benefit Surplus Added To Purses

June 10, 2021:

As a result of excess funds from past equine benefit programs led by Ontario Racing, excess surplus funds will be added to the amount of purse funds scheduled for this upcoming racing season once racing commences....read on

Bob Lackey Passes

June 10, 2021:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Robert Thomas “Bob” Lackey of Alliston, Ont. passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021 at the age of 80....read on

PEIHRIA Board Position Available

June 10, 2021:

The Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association (PEIHRIA) is seeking applicants for a Member at Large Position on its Board of Directors....read on

Meet My Horse Photo Contest Winner

June 9, 2021:

Congratulations to Debi O’Brien-Moran of Carlisle, Ont., for winning the “Meet My Horse” Photo Contest in celebration of Canada’s National Horse Day....read on

Trainers: Make Your Entries Online 24-7!

June 9, 2021:

Standardbred Canada’s FREE Self-Serve online entry program is available for trainers to enter horses to race and quality, and it’s available 24-7! Racetracks across the country are requesting that trainers use Self-Serve....read on

Revised 2021 OSS, Prospect Schedules

June 8, 2021:

With harness racing set to resume in Ontario on June 11, Ontario Racing has released the revised Ontario Sires Stakes schedule as well as the 2021 Prospect Series schedule....read on

Horses To Return To Nova Scotia Tracks

June 5, 2021:

Officials with the Nova Scotia Harness Racing Industry Association (NSHRIA) are pleased to announce that horses will be able to start preparing for the upcoming season of harness racing at the Nova Scotia tracks this week....read on

Paddock Meetings With AGCO Judges

June 1, 2021:

Judges with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will be holding a series of paddock meetings at Ontario racetracks in advance of a return to live harness racing in the province....read on

AGCO Issues Temporary Rule Amendments

June 1, 2021:

The Ontario government’s Stay-at-Home order is in place until at least June 2, 2021, with the potential for racing to resume on June 14, 2021. In anticipation of racing potentially resuming upon expiry of the order, the following revisions have been made to the Standardbred Rules of Racing....read on

Prepare To Race, Do Business With SC

May 29, 2021:

Standardbred Canada (SC) would like to remind members that Racing Services Representatives (formerly Field Reps) will no longer be on-site at most racetracks....read on

SC Launches Racing Services Dept.

May 27, 2021:

Standardbred Canada’s newly named “Racing Services” Department will launch, with the first phase in Ontario, effective today....read on

Are You & Your Horse Ready To Race?

May 26, 2021:

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

COSA Fantasy Stable Deadline Extended

May 19, 2021:

Due to the current racing shutdown in Ontario and the resulting postponement of the start of the 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes season, organizers have extended the deadline to enter the 2nd annual COSA Fantasy Stable Contest to a date that has yet to be determined....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

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

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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