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Preferred Mania At Grand River

June 24, 2019:

A trio of Preferred events went postward Monday evening at Grand River Raceway, with two for the boys and one for the girls....read on

Sun Stakes Saturday Fields Set

June 24, 2019:

Many of harness racing’s brightest stars will gather at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono this Saturday (June 29) for the Sun Stakes Saturday card....read on

Post Time Change At Mohawk Park

June 24, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced post time changes for this upcoming weekend at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Faces Of Racing: Thalia Martin

June 24, 2019:

“It’s the most amazing feeling putting so much of your time and effort into making a horse sound and happy. Seeing them go behind the gate and giving their all, win or lose, it is rewarding just seeing them there.”...read on

Dresden Adds Card On June 30

June 24, 2019:

Dresden Raceway will be hosting a Canada Day weekend harness racing double header....read on

Cash Roll Still Undefeated

June 24, 2019:

Cash Roll extended her streak of perfection in her $26,500 New York Sire Stakes event for two-year-old pacing fillies on Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway....read on

Plainridge Main Event To Bo Mach

June 24, 2019:

The strip at the Ridge was in fine form on Monday afternoon and the feature race was evidence of that as Bo Mach went the best mile of his life in the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace at Plainridge Park to register his third consecutive win....read on

Rockmatic Rolls To Impressive Win

June 24, 2019:

Rockmatic, after a 1:59 qualifying win at Philly, made a more-than-successful purse debut at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on the Monday twilight card, as her victory in 1:54.2 in a $13,000 contest not only obviously lowered own her own mark, but also beat the North American season’s record for two-year-old pacing fillies on 5/8-mile tracks by a full second....read on

Harrington Open To Wichita Lineman

June 24, 2019:

Gary Simpson's Wichita Lineman won his third straight race Monday, this time in the featured $20,000 Open at Harrington Raceway....read on

OSAS Golf Tourney Details Announced

June 24, 2019:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society’s 22nd annual golf tournament will take place ‪on Wednesday, Aug. 21‬ at Wildwinds Golf Links, 8136 Wellington Rd. 22, Centre Wellington, Ont....read on

Exhibition Park Entry Advisory

June 24, 2019:

Horsepeople are reminded that next Monday's (July 1) racing program at Exhibition Park Raceway will be drawn on Wednesday (June 26)....read on

Kids' Night At Kawartha

June 24, 2019:

Kawartha Downs will be hosting a 'Kids' Night' during their racing program this Saturday (June 29)....read on

Classicality Powerful In Meadows Trot

June 24, 2019:

Despite fronting the first quarter in a contested :26.3, Classicality retook past the quarter and won comfortably in Monday’s (June 24) $20,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Bell, Ricci Awarded HHYF Scholarships

June 24, 2019:

Keli Jo Bell and Joanna Ricci have been named the recipients of scholarships awarded by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation....read on

Undefeated Gimpanzee Heads To Yonkers

June 24, 2019:

Champion trotter Gimpanzee will bring his undefeated record to Yonkers Raceway on Tuesday evening (June 25) in a division of the New York Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. The Dan Patch Award winning two-year-old of 2018 will take to the track in a non-wagering split of the NYSS at approximately 6:10 p.m....read on

Tessier Takes Rideau Preferreds

June 24, 2019:

Trainer Yves Tessier won both $8,100 Preferred events on the Rideau Carleton Raceway card Sunday, June 23, sending favourites Flying Isa N and National Debt to victories in the Preferred Trot and Preferred Pace respectively....read on

Uptown Funk Upsets Georgian Preferred

June 23, 2019:

Sent at odds of 8-1, Uptown Funk stalked a quick pace before circling wide and catching pacesetter Pretty Handsome on the wire to win the $11,500 Preferred 2 Pace on Sunday, June 23 at Georgian Downs....read on

Mark Austin Series Kicks Off At Dresden

June 23, 2019:

Dresden Raceway's Sunday (June 23) card played host to round one for the Mark Austin Pacing Series—a series for young and inexperienced pacers—which went in three divisions on the 11-race program....read on

Ontario Drivers Race West For Charity

June 23, 2019:

Former world champion James MacDonald, Driver of the Year runner-up Bob McClure and east coast native Colin Kelly all trekked west for the fourth annual Pacing for Charity event at Century Downs on Sunday, June 23. The trio competed on the 10-race card and pledged their earnings to their respective charities....read on

Miller Wins Legends Day Trot

June 23, 2019:

In his second Legends Day appearance, David Miller found a path to the Clinton Raceway winner's enclosure via a pocket trip with Dominum Deo ($9.00) in the biannual Legends Day Invitational Trot, contested Sunday afternoon (June 23)....read on

McNair Wins Ben Hur Cup At 3R

June 23, 2019:

The second annual Ben Hur Cup, matching talented young drivers Doug McNair and Louis-Philippe Roy, produced an outstanding contest enjoyed by all concerned on Sunday afternoon (June 23) at Hippodrome 3R, with McNair having a spectacular day but still edging out the tenacious Roy by only three points, 56-53....read on

Six For Dowling At Red Shores

June 23, 2019:

A perfect two-hole ride sealed the way to victory for Noudidnt Blue Chip in the featured event and capped off a six-win performance by driver David Dowling on Sunday afternoon (June 23) at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway....read on

'Windmere' Repeats At Inverness

June 23, 2019:

For the second straight week, Windmeredontmatter ($5.00) notched a pillar-to-post win in the featured pace at Inverness Raceway, winning Sunday's (June 23) $1,150 winners-over event in 2:00.2....read on

Recognizing Our Dedicated Caretakers

June 23, 2019:

In recognition and support of all of the hard-working caretakers in the Canadian harness racing industry, Standardbred Canada's Rachel Oenema has produced a short video on caretakers working with their horses....read on

Thank You, Trevor

June 23, 2019:

"I was dumbfounded. A top catch-driver like him was actually asking me, a green teenager, my opinion about what was about to occur on the track? Was someone playing a joke on me? Was this for an episode of Candid Camera?"....read on / continuer à lire

Features Galore At Aces On Sunday

June 24, 2019:

Minnesota 2018 champion two-year-old trotting gelding MD Magic is back in top form at Running Aces, and he picked up his second win of the year in six starts by capturing the $16,000 trotting feature for Minnesota-sired three-year-olds on Sunday night (June 23)....read on

Night Of Champions Prelims Continue

June 24, 2019:

As summer finally came to the Chicagoland area, the action was heating up on the racetrack as leg two action for the Night of Champions races took place this past weekend at Hawthorne. Three-year-old pacers were the focus on Saturday night while three-year-old trotters took center stage on Sunday night....read on

Claimers Rock Pocono's Sunday Card

June 24, 2019:

“Claiming Night” at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono has been shifted to Sunday (June 23) night, and two $20,000 handicap pacing contests were the top events on the card....read on

Mugshots Bro Wins Saratoga Open

June 23, 2019:

Overcoming an assigned post, Mugshots Bro took the $15,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday, June 23....read on

Buter Bags Five; Takes Tioga Feature

June 23, 2019:

Tyler Buter won five races at Tioga Downs on Sunday, June 23, including the $12,000 featured pace with Prairie Panther....read on

Im A Big Deal Rebounds

June 23, 2019:

After being overpowered by Highalator in a Great Northeast event at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono earlier in the month, Im A Big Deal ($3.60) got back in the win column on Sunday afternoon (June 23) at Harrah's Philadelphia with a 1:50.2 score in the $18,000 featured top-level pace....read on

Amal Hall Ties Buffalo Record

June 23, 2019:

For the second straight New York Sires Stakes card at Buffalo Raceway, it was an Excelsior A Series participant who stole the spotlight....read on

Jason Ryan Notches 1,000th Win

June 23, 2019:

Jason Ryan wasted no time securing his 1,000th career driving win on Saturday (June 22) at Hanover Raceway, reaching the milestone in the evening's first race....read on

Slew Of Sun Stakes Elims Complete

June 22, 2019:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono prepared for one of its biggest cards of the year with its Saturday, June 22 card which features a total of 10 eliminations for the Max Hempt Memorial, James Lynch Memorial, Ben Franklin and Earl Beal Jr. Memorial....read on

Wood, Rollwithitharry Give Back

June 22, 2019:

After making the return to the racetrack in 2018 at the age of 10, pacing stallion Rollwithitharry will soon return to the races again in 2019 but will do with a bevy of new owners supporting a charitable cause....read on

SC Rewind: Old Ads

June 22, 2019:

In the latest edition of 'Rewind' Robert Smith turns the clock back a bit as he displays a medley of advertisements from racing journals of yesteryear....read on

Stretch Drive Golf Tourney Reminder

June 21, 2019:

Officials with the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission (APHRC) would like to remind everyone of the 12th Annual Stretch Drive Benevolent Fund Golf Tournament, which will take place at Fox Meadow Golf Club in Stratford, PE on Wednesday, August 14, 2019....read on

June Prize Draw For MVP Members

June 21, 2019:

Summer is officially here...(somewhat!), which means it’s time for sunny race days and warm race nights! But, along with the enjoyment of summertime, comes regular seasonal repairs around the farm and paddocks....read on

A Million-Dollar Mama

June 20, 2019:

It’s not easy to make it into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, nor should it be. A million dollars in career earnings isn’t enough to warrant recognition, particularly over a span of seven years and 142 races. But what of the path to that million?....read on / continuer à lire

Frank Dettore Jr. Passes

June 20, 2019:

Francis J. “Frank” Dettore Jr., 83, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, passed June 15, 2019, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Naples after a lengthy illness....read on

Appeal Panel Seeks Feedback

June 20, 2019:

The Horse Racing Appeal Panel is seeking stakeholder feedback on its Rules of Procedure as part of its ongoing commitment to continually enhance and improve its adjudicative process....read on

ID Tech In The Maritimes Provinces

June 18, 2019:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be travelling from Truro, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick on Thursday (June 20) and to Prince Edward Island on Tuesday (June 25) to microchip any horses requiring identification....read on

Last Call For Goshen Consignment

June 20, 2019:

Monday (June 24) is the last opportunity to consign horses to the 2019 Goshen Yearling Sale that will be held‪ on Sept. 8 at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N‬.Y....read on

Cleveland Classic Taking Shape

June 19, 2019:

A deep and accomplished field of the sport’s best trotters have tentatively accepted invitations to MGM Northfield Park’s premier trotting event, the $175,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic, which will take place next Saturday (June 29)....read on

Truro’s Hubtown Horse Owners Club

June 19, 2019:

The Hubtown Horse Owners Club is an initiative brought forward by collaboration between Truro Raceway Ltd. and the Truro Harness Horse Owners Association as a way to introduce and bring affordable horse ownership to the community in rural Nova Scotia....read on

Gustav ‘Gus’ Schickedanz Passes

June 19, 2019:

It has been announced that Canadian Thoroughbred racing industry icon Gustav ‘Gus’ Schickedanz, who also had a notable impact in the nation’s Standardbred sector, recently passed away at the age of 90....read on

Faces Of Racing: Mary Hawkins

June 19, 2019:

“As a caretaker, the most rewarding aspect of working with the horse is the relationship you build with them. They recognize you as soon as they see you and they learn to put their trust in you.”...read on

Spirit Of Mass., 'Barton' Eligibles Unveiled

June 19, 2019:

After a one-year hiatus, Grand Circuit racing will return to New England when Plainridge Park hosts the second edition of the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot for three-year-old and older trotters. Also, new for 2019 will be the $100,000 Clara Barton Distaff Pace for three-year-old and older fillies and mares....read on

Dunn Discusses His ‘Grand’ Start

June 18, 2019:

“It’s well above what I expected coming over here. It’s a dream come true, really. I can’t say how much I appreciate all the help I’ve received that’s gotten me to the stage I’m at now… I’m lucky, really lucky.”...read on

O’Donnell Refuses To Be A Pessimist

June 18, 2019:

He’s watched horse racing in Ontario endure good times and bad, but through it all, Bill O’Donnell refuses to be a pessimist....read on

Induction Gala Tickets Now On Sale

June 18, 2019:

It has been announced that tickets are now on sale for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame’s 2019 Induction Gala, which will be held on Wednesday, August 7....read on

Notice To Members Racing In Manitoba

June 8, 2019:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind everyone participating in the upcoming fairs in Manitoba to please ensure all account transactions are completed in advance of the event date....read on

Grand River Wiener Dog Races Returning

June 17, 2019:

Back by popular demand, one of the biggest events of the live horse racing season at Grand River Raceway will feature four-legged warriors of a markedly different kind....read on

Henderson Discusses Hiawatha Slots

June 17, 2019:

Hiawatha Horse Park owner/operator Jim Henderson has stated that the earliest that slot-machine gaming will return to his Sarnia raceway will be this coming Christmas, and that “it’s been hard to get all the ducks in a row.”...read on

Faces Of Racing: Kaitlyn Wesley

June 17, 2019:

“The most rewarding part of being a horse person is seeing all the little things you do daily bring a positive change in a horse. When working with a troubled horse, whether it be an injury or attitude issue, and seeing your hard work pay off is truly an amazing feeling.”...read on

Captain Crunch Wins The NA Cup

June 15, 2019:

In a Canadian record performance, Captain Crunch prevailed over Bettors Wish to capture the 2019 Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday (June 15) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Recap Of North America Cup Night

June 15, 2019:

The 2019 Pepsi North America Cup card may have been conducted under cloudy skies with a bit of drizzle, but that couldn't put a damper on the stars that shone brightly on the racetrack and heated up the Campbellville, Ont. area oval for a number of Canadian record performances....read on

Microchip Technician In Alberta

June 12, 2019:

Standardbred Canada Identification Technician Jim Mohorich will soon be in Alberta to microchip foals....read on

Barrieau To Saint John Sports Hall

June 12, 2019:

It has been announced that Gilles Barrieau, one the most dominant drivers to ever get in the sulky in the Maritimes, will join four others in being enshrined into the Greater Saint John Sports Hall of Fame later this year....read on

Reminder: Race-Day Vet Access To Horses

June 12, 2019:

On Wednesday (June 12), the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issued an industry notice reminding horsepeople of the clarification regarding veterinarian access to horses on race day....read on

Dan Patch Inducted Into Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame

June 6, 2019:

Regarded by many as one of the greatest Standardbreds to ever look through a bridle, the great Dan Patch took his place among the immortals of Canadian harness racing with his induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on Wednesday (June 5)....read on

Microchipping Update

June 6, 2019:

As of January 2019 Standardbred Canada has been microchipping horses and the process has been found to be much easier on the horses and more efficient for owners, breeders and trainers....read on

Apply To Atlantic Bursary Program

June 5, 2019:

The 2019 season marks the thirteenth consecutive year that the Atlantic provinces and Standardbred Canada have partnered to offer the Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program....read on

Woodbine, COSA Support Revised Rule

May 31, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) have announced their support for the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO) revision and enhanced enforcement of the urging rule for Standardbred Racing....read on

Ontario's Urging Rules Amended

May 31, 2019:

In response to a request from the industry to consider revising the current rules and Directives with respect to urging, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is making an amendment to the Standardbred Rules of Racing....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

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

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

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

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

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

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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