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Stag Party Powers To Metro Win

September 22, 2018:

Casie Coleman-trainee Stag Party surged first over rounding the final turn and, with 4-5 favourite Captain Ahab appearing empty in the stretch, blew clear to an open length victory in the $890,000 Metro Pace final on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

SC Rewind: The 1973 Prix D'Ete

September 22, 2018:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith revisits one of the greatest race days of the 20th Century in Canada as he takes readers back to the afternoon of August 26, 1973....read on

2018 NDC Horse Draft Complete

September 21, 2018:

The field is now set for the 2018 National Driving Championship this Wednesday, September 26 at Grand River Raceway following Friday afternoon’s 'horse draft'....read on

McNair To Replace Roy In NDC

September 21, 2018:

Doug McNair, Canada’s Driver of the Year in 2017, will take the spot of Louis-Philippe Roy in the National Driving Championship on Wednesday, September 26 at Grand River Raceway....read on

Czar Seelster Sharp In Invitational

September 23, 2018:

Odds-on favourite Czar Seelster brushed to the lead around the final turn to win the $3,500 Invitational Pace at Charlottetown Driving Park by two lengths in 1:54.2 on Saturday, Sept. 22....read on

Monti Wins Six At Batavia

September 23, 2018:

Driver Drew Monti had another big evening Saturday, Sept. 22 as he captured six races, including a natural grand slam, to vault himself to the lead for the dash-driving title at Batavia Downs....read on

Mar Nien A Wins Saratoga Open

September 22, 2018:

Mar Nien A, sent the 1-5 favourite, moved up into the $15,000 Open Pace class on Saturday, Sept. 22 and delivered with a 1:52 victory at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Oh My Joepa Wins Vernon Feature

September 22, 2018:

Oh My Joepa and driver John MacDonald took the $6,500 featured pace on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Vernon Downs....read on

Pembroke Wildcat Takes Pocono Feature

September 22, 2018:

Pembroke Wildcat, who was second to Ideal Kiss last week in his return to owner-trainer Brittany Robertson after a $30,000 claim, turned the tables on his rival in the $20,000 claiming handicap pacing feature Saturday, Sept. 22 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking advantage of a perfect trip to tally in 1:50....read on

Merton Takes Tioga Driver's Title

September 22, 2018:

Leading-driver Mike Merton won five races to close out the 2018 season at Tioga Downs on Saturday, Sept. 22....read on

Live Online Stream Of Metro Pace

September 22, 2018:

Racing fans unable to attend Saturday’s Metro Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park can enjoy a special online stream presentation of the $890,000 race, live right now....read on

Snow Can't Stop This Alberta 'Rocket'

September 22, 2018:

As the seasons change in North America from summer to fall, harness racing at Alberta's Northlands Park looked more like a winter wonderland on Saturday (Sept. 22) as the track hosted three divisions of the Alberta Lonestar for two-year-old pacing colts....read on

OLG Releases Q1 Quarterly Results

September 22, 2018:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) have released their industry performance results for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 fiscal year....read on

'Win A Share In A Racehorse' Contest

September 22, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that the Ontario Sires Stakes will sponsor the “Win A Share in A Racehorse” Contest for the second consecutive year in conjunction with the 2018 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

PA Fair Racing Concludes Season

September 22, 2018:

The 2018 Pennsylvania fair harness racing season came to its conclusion on Friday and Saturday with Sire Stakes action at the slick half-mile oval in Bloomsburg, PA....read on

'Wheels' Rolls In Keystone Classic

September 22, 2018:

Pocketed by Winston early, Wheels On Fire got his revenge late when he blew by Winston to score in the fastest division of the $75,000 Keystone Classic at The Meadows Saturday, Sept. 22....read on

Magical Mistress Dazzles At Northside

September 22, 2018:

From 2009 to 2010, Maritime harness racing marveled over the pacing prowess of filly Meridian Magic. Now a broodmare, her first mating with paranormally-named Camystic appears to have resulted in a filly with equal supernatural ability....read on

Goliath Reigns Again At Exhibition Park

September 22, 2018:

While many would recall baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson as "Mr. October" for his post-season heroics, the recent on-track exploits of Goliath Reigns have the pacing veteran in consideration for a nickname of "Mr. September"....read on

Quebec Regional Fair Finals Sunday

September 22, 2018:

For the first time, the Quebec Jockey Club will play host to the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit Finals this Sunday (Sept. 23) at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Tetrick Opines On NYSS Final Drives

September 22, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway will host eight finals of the New York Sire Stakes Saturday night (September 22) worth a combined $1.8 million. Tim Tetrick will drive seven of the 64 statebreds who seek championship titles, and the 36-year-old is confident in his horses....read on

Fans Flock To Batavia For Foiled Again

September 22, 2018:

It was a dark and stormy night in Genesee County as storms blew through the area on Friday night (Sept. 21). But that didn’t deter the multitude of fans of Foiled Again from turning out in to witness the richest Standardbred of all time compete at Batavia Downs one last time....read on

Tobins Terror Ties Truro Record

September 22, 2018:

Four divisions of the Donnie and George Turner Memorial went postward Friday evening at Truro Raceway, and among the stars of the show was Tobins Terror who matched the half-miler’s track record for three-year-old pacing fillies....read on

Cool Cowboy Rebounds In Fraser Open

September 22, 2018:

After finishing sixth beaten 13 lengths in last week’s $12,000 Open Pace at Fraser Downs, trainer/driver Jim Marino went back to the drawing board with Cool Cowboy looking for answers – and clearly he found some....read on

Upsetters Prevail In Alberta Starburst

September 22, 2018:

A set of $25,200 divisions of the Alberta Starburst for two-year-old pacing fillies went postward Friday evening at Northlands Park, and it didn’t prove to be a great night for the favourites....read on

Lazarus N Wins Hoosier Derby; 'Marauder' Circles Them In Classic

September 21, 2018:

A parade of stars made its way to Hoosier Park on Friday evening for a long list of big money events including the Caesar’s Trotting Classic, the Jennas Beach Boy, the Elevation, the Kentuckiana Stallion Management, the Moni Maker and the Hoosier Park Pacing Derby....read on

Twice In A Lifetime

September 21, 2018:

Daniel Plouffe is still pinching himself. The grocery-store owner from Quebec's Eastern Townships now has been part of two of the most dramatic Little Brown Jug victories of the last 20 years....read on

Grassroots Semi-Finals In The Books

September 22, 2018:

Reigning Grassroots champion Pretty Handsome delivered an emphatic statement at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday night, laying down a :27.4 final quarter in his 1:51.3 Semi-Final victory on a night when the wind slammed into each field as they turned for home....read on

Under The Bus Goes The Distance

September 22, 2018:

Under The Bus and driver Truman Gale captured the $6,500 featured fillies and mares pace Friday evening at Vernon Downs, and she did so in front-stepping fashion....read on

Beckwith And Hennessey Put On Clinic

September 21, 2018:

Driver Wally Hennessey and trainer Melissa Beckwith achieved a feat that may have never been done before when they teamed up for wins in five consecutive races on Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Bartlett, Miller Dominate New York Consolations

September 21, 2018:

The $320,000 New York Sire Stakes consolation races were contested in eight divisions at Batavia Downs on Friday night with Jason Bartlett and Marcus Miller getting the lion’s share of the eight contests....read on

Ciuffetelli Wins Billing At Saratoga

September 21, 2018:

The granddaddy of all amateur driving organizations, the CKG Billings Series, moved on to Saratoga Harness on Friday night for a trotting event and for the second consecutive week “Tough Tony” Ciuffetelli and his vastly improved Someway Same Hall romped over a six others when they scored an oh-so-easy 15-length victory winning in 1:56.4 by an amazing 15 lengths....read on

Rookies Battle In Liberty Bell

September 21, 2018:

The Liberty Bell stakes series continued on Friday at Harrah’s Philadelphia with action for two-year-old colts, with each gait contesting three $30,000 divisions....read on

OHHA Scholarship Details Released

September 21, 2018:

For the thirteenth year in a row, the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) is offering scholarships to children of active OHHA members....read on

Mando Fun Seeks Summerside Repeat

September 21, 2018:

After prevailing as the popular favourite in his latest outing, Mando Fun will try to replicate that result Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Youth Literary Derby Finalists Announced

September 21, 2018:

The results are in and the finalists announced for the 2018 Youth Literary Derby....read on

The Raceway Is Gearing Up

September 21, 2018:

The 2018 Fall race season at The Raceway at Western Fair District is set to kick off with the first program slated for Monday, October 1 at 6:15 p.m....read on

Whirlwind Jug Victory For Courtly Choice

September 20, 2018:

Little Brown Jug Day 2018 produced a true whirlwind of emotions for the Canadian-connected Courtly Choice team, as its three-year-old Art Major colt overcame a myriad of elements to claim victory in the heralded pacing classic at Ohio’s Delaware County Fair....read on

Winbak's London Yearlings Online

September 21, 2018:

The London Yearling Sale videos for Winbak Farm’s lineup are now posted....read on

Mohawk Hosts OSS Grassroots Semis

September 21, 2018:

Semi-Final action for the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots series highlighted the Thursday, Sept. 20 card at Woodbine Mohawk Park with both gaits and sexes of freshmen standardbred contesting in two $20,000 eliminations for placement into the $50,000 finals....read on

Tahiti Seelster Steals Show At Fraser

September 20, 2018:

Dashing to the lead and slowing the tempo, Tahiti Seelster finished the wire job with a one-and-three-quarter length victory in the featured $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace as harness racing returned to Fraser Downs for its 2018/19 meet on Thursday (Sept. 20)....read on

Stormont Kate Clings For Flamboro Win

September 20, 2018:

Trainer-driver Bruce Richardson took control of the pace with Stormont Kate past the quarter, endured a first-over challenge from Katch Kanna and held off a homestretch rush from Majestic Marvel to take the $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap Trot on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Flamboro Downs....read on

Oh Henry! O Canada?

September 20, 2018:

If there's a driver with the target on his back heading into the 2018 National Driving Championship, it would be the driver that's represented Canada in the World Driving Championship before, the driver with the best knowledge of the horses competing at Grand River Raceway and the one with the most experience at the Elora, Ont. half-mile oval....read on

Dial Or Nodial Passes

September 20, 2018:

It has been announced that the hard-knocking Western Ideal gelding Dial Or Nodial p,5,1:48.3f ($1,803,017) has passed away....read on

Gray In Tune With Driving

September 19, 2018:

“They are a competitive and aggressive group of drivers; I’ve watched most of them via simulcast...I have a different style. “It’s going to be fun!”...read on

Potential Fort Erie Track Slots Discussed

September 19, 2018:

Six years after the Slots At Racetracks Program was discontinued, the possibility of alternative gaming returning to an Ontario border track may make its sale more lucrative for buyer and seller alike....read on

Alexas Power Strongest In Jugette

September 19, 2018:

Alexas Power was the strongest of the eight three-year-old pacing fillies entered in the 2018 Jugette, racing gamely and holding off all challengers to take home the hardware and the lion's share of the $230,700 purse....read on

A Fan's Guide To The NDC

September 18, 2018:

Grand River Raceway is known for fun & frivolity on race nights, and the National Driving Championship on Wednesday, September 26 won’t be any different with loads on tap for racing fans including a chance to win $1,000!...read on

Harrisburg Mixed Sale Remains Open

September 19, 2018:

To enhance the end-of-season options for racehorse owners and breeders, Standardbred Horse Sales Company will continue to accept entries to its Annual Mixed Sale in Harrisburg until October 22, 2018 for inclusion in a supplement catalogue....read on

Equine Expo Exhibitors Wanted

September 19, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is once again involved in organizing the Equine Expo as part of the London Selected Yearling Sale on October 13 and 14 at the Western Fair Agriplex in London, Ont., and we would like to extend an invitation to organizations and businesses within the industry to be an exhibitor at this year’s expo....read on

Round Barn Fundraiser Set For Oct. 1

September 19, 2018:

The annual fundraiser to support the preservation of the historic Round Barn adjacent to the Red Mile will be held Monday night, Oct. 1, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Barn....read on

National Caretaker Appreciation Fall Events

September 18, 2018:

“Why do we do it? It’s because as caretakers, we deeply care about the racehorse itself and obviously we love what we do. Without our caretakers, our industry wouldn’t exist.”...read on

New Leader Atop Standardbred Poll

September 18, 2018:

Week 17 of the 2018 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Poll features a new leader atop the heap....read on

Gingras To Represent The US

September 18, 2018:

Yannick Gingras, the leading driver in earnings in North America for the past four years, will represent the United States in the 2019 World Driving Championship....read on

Sue Leslie Calls For Unity

September 18, 2018:

For Sue Leslie, the biggest key to horse racing flourishing in Ontario comes down to one word: Unity....read on

‘Red Mile Million’s $100K Buy-In Unveiled

September 17, 2018:

Owners of the Red Mile, the Hambletonian Society and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission have announced the creation of a $3 million race day....read on

Woods Is Living The Dream

September 17, 2018:

At a young age, Pat Woods knew that he wanted to be involved in harness racing in some capacity. While most get involved in the business because of family ties, Woods started out at as a fan....read on

Barrieau Is Back!

September 16, 2018:

Gilles Barrieau won the inaugural edition of Standardbred Canada’s National Driving Championship in 2007, and there’s nothing he’d like better than to add the 2018 title to his resume along with the chance to represent Canada at the World Driving Championship (WDC) in Sweden....read on

Gateway Identifies Potential Locations

September 16, 2018:

Officials with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited, which currently operates the non-horse-racing gaming offerings at the Western Fair District, have announced two potential alternative locations for its London, Ont. operations beyond 2020....read on

WDC Champs Join Broadcast Team

September 14, 2018:

They might be world-class drivers but they won’t be taking part in the racing action at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, September 26. Instead, they’ll be on track in a different capacity, analyzing all of the action in the eight National Driving Championship (NDC) races on Grand River’s Simulcast Show....read on

Breeders' Lawsuit Motions Adjourned

September 14, 2018:

Trot Insider has compiled this comprehensive report from Day 5 of the proceedings in regard to the civil lawsuit that a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders has filed against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation over the cancellation of the former Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Right Place At The Right Time

September 12, 2018:

With more than 3,000 career victories and three driving titles at Hippodrome 3R, National Driving Championship finalist Stephane Brosseau clearly has made his mark on standardbred racing in his home province of Quebec. But the 49-year-old is also his own toughest critic....read on

A Driver For All Seasons

September 10, 2018:

It was almost nine years ago when Kelly Hoerdt last competed in a National Driving Championship. It was a Saturday afternoon in March at Fraser Downs in Surrey, BC. Going into the final leg, representatives from each region, including Gilles Barrieau, Brad Forward, Guy Gagnon and Hoerdt, had earned enough points to remain in the hunt for the NDC title....read on

Meet My Horse: Final Zoom Theme!

September 8, 2018:

Over the past five months the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has received hundreds of exciting photos for the Zoom Photography Challenge. September marks the final month of Zoom and we’ve picked our favorite theme ‘Meet My Horse’ to finish things off....read on

September’s Calendar Photographer

September 6, 2018:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Heart of Harness Racing Calendar photographer for September is Robert Diskin, of Langley, B.C....read on

Trot Feature: Driven

September 3, 2018:

Meet the eight men vying to represent Canada -- alongside current World Champion James MacDonald -- at the 2019 World Driving Championship in Sweden, and learn what is going through their minds as they prepare for the 2018 National Driving Championship...read on / ...read on

NDC Driver Tracker Now Available

August 29, 2018:

With less than a month to the 2018 National Driving Championship, many racing fans are keeping tabs on their favourite driver to see what type of driving form he’s going to have going into the competition....read on

Countdown To The 2018 NDC

August 23, 2018:

It’s been over a year in the planning, but in only five weeks time Standardbred Canada will crown a new champion at the 2018 National Driving Championship at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, September 26....read on

TrackIT A Must For Sales Season

August 22, 2018:

With the yearling sales quickly approaching, now’s a great time to consider upgrading your TrackIT subscription....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program Forms

August 21, 2018:

The 2018 enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....read on

London Selected Roster Online

August 17, 2018:

The Forest City Standardbred Sales and Standardbred Canada are proud to announce that the sale roster for the second annual London Selected Yearling Sale is now available....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

Up To Date With '18 Eligibility Fees?

December 19, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2018 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2018....read on

Canada's 2018 Fair Race Dates

June 20, 2018:

The list of tracks in Canada hosting fair races in 2018 is now available online....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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