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Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #2

April 21, 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

Ontario Horsemen Head To Hoosier

April 20, 2021:

As Ontario's harness racing industry continues to wait patiently for answers on a date to resume activity, a number of notable participants will be headed to the Hoosier State to compete as of this weekend....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

Sweet Angel Boy Impresses At Philly

April 21, 2021:

The Sweet Lou sophomore gelding Sweet Angel Boy, going uncovered from last through pouring rain at Harrah’s Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon (April 21), paced his own final half in :54.3 to be an impressive 1:54.3 winner in one of three $11,200 features at the riverside oval....read on

Pocono Announces Change In PASS Schedule

April 21, 2021:

Management at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, is announcing the movement of two May Pennsylvania Sire Stakes / Stallion Series events to the following day, to relieve possible conflicts for horsemen....read on

Best In Show Sizzles In Qualifier

April 21, 2021:

Best In Show, the 2019 Meadowlands Pace winner, certainly showed he is ready to go for his five-year-old campaign, roaring to a 1:52.3 victory in a Wednesday morning (April 21) qualifier at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Top Trotters At Freehold Friday

April 21, 2021:

The 11-race card at Freehold Raceway on Friday (April 23) features both the stars of yesterday and of today. The program includes a prep for the Lady Suffolk, as well as a stacked renewal of the Preferred Handicap Trot....read on

Casies Believer Wins Pompano Thriller

April 21, 2021:

Casies Believer, brilliantly handled by Joe Chindano, Jr., split horses in deep stretch to capture Pompano Park’s $11,000 Open for Mares on Tuesday (April 20), stopping the timer in 1:53....read on

Feeling Sweet Swoops To Harrington Win

April 20, 2021:

George and Tina Dennis' Feeling Sweet was an upset winner in the $20,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Stars Out At Philly Tuesday

April 20, 2021:

At Harrah’s Philadelphia, the stars come out on Tuesday morning, as returning veterans and sophomores alike were impressive in their qualifying races....read on

ASBA AGM Rescheduled

April 20, 2021:

Due to the delay on the opening of the Atlantic Provinces travel bubble, the Annual General Meeting for the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association slated for this Sunday (April 25) will be rescheduled....read on

Secrets Nephew Passes

April 20, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that O'Brien Award winning millionaire pacer Secrets Nephew has passed away at the age of 19....read on

Notice Regarding 2021 Lady Crocus

April 20, 2021:

Nomination forms were mailed on Monday, April 19 to owners of Lady Crocus-eligible three-year-old fillies, and those nominations are due May 15, 2021....read on

Lawson "Frustrated Beyond Belief"

April 20, 2021:

There's a sense of urgency that has seemingly combined with mixed messages for Ontario's horse racing industry, and the product of those two items is leaving the province's horsepeople in an extremely challenging position....read on

Macheasy 'Threepeats' In Saratoga Feature

April 20, 2021:

Macheasy A has been making it look easy in his short time at Saratoga Casino Hotel, winning again in the $14,000 Open Pace....read on

Bella Bellini Impresses At Pocono

April 20, 2021:

The maiden Bar Hopping filly Bella Bellini, making her first start since October 10, equaled the fastest clocking by any three-year-old trotter in North America this year when she won her $17,500 division of the final preliminary of her Bobby Weiss Series action Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Award Winners Lead Hambo Eligibles

April 20, 2021:

Award winners On A Streak and Venerate lead a group of 82 colts and geldings eligible to August’s Hambletonian Stakes, harness racing’s premier race for three-year-old trotters, at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J....read on

Borgata Final To This Is The Plan

April 20, 2021:

This Is The Plan was able to overcome starting from the outside post eight with a blitz off the gate and then never let anybody get close to him after that in winning Monday night's $514,000 MGM Borgata Pacing Series final at Yonkers Raceway in 1:50.4....read on

Machnhope Upsets In Matchmaker

April 19, 2021:

The betting was focused on two mares in Monday's $232,800 Blue Chip Matchmaker Series final at Yonkers Raceway, but in the end it would be 6-1 shot Machnhope that would get the job done in game fashion, overtaking Blue Ivy near the wire to score in 1:52.2 for driver Andrew McCarthy....read on

Jamieson To Drive At Tioga In May

April 19, 2021:

Due to the shutdown of Ontario racing, one of the top Canadian harness driving stars, Jody Jamieson, will spend his weekends at Tioga Downs this May....read on

Ontario Equine Herpes Update

April 19, 2021:

Trot Insider has received an update on the equine herpes outbreak reported from a facility in Northumberland County, Ont. last week....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #3

April 19, 2021:

Trot Magazine continues to take a close look at some of the top contenders for the 2021 edition of the Pepsi North America Cup while the continent's premier sophomore pacers prepare to tackle Canada's marquee event....read on

Woodbine Addresses COVID-19 Cases

April 19, 2021:

Reports indicate that more than a dozen people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the backstretch at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

APHRC Establishes New TCO2 Limits

April 19, 2021:

To bring the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission (APHRC) in line with the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities new TCO2 levels have been established by the APHRC, which will be effective May 1, 2021....read on

Shutdown Poses Major Implications

April 18, 2021:

A fortnight may not seem like that long, especially in comparison to the 403 days since the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. However, the two-week extension to the current shutdown imposed on Ontario horse racing that was announced on Friday (April 16) has delivered a major aftershock to the entire industry...read on

What If Somebeachsomewhere Raced At Four?

April 18, 2021:

Most of us know the story of Somebeachsomewhere, the champion racehorse who destroyed his competition on the track at ages two and three and then retired to a hugely successful stud career before his untimely passing due to cancer. But what if that wasn’t exactly the way it had happened?...read on / continuer à lire

Artful Way Delivers At Plainridge Park

April 19, 2021:

After a win and a second in the top pacing class at Saratoga Raceway, Artful Way tried that same level at Plainridge last week and fell short in a gallant closing brush. This week he would not be denied after putting in a gutsy effort to win the $15,000 Winners-Over featured pace at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Harrington Open To Jacks Legend N

April 19, 2021:

Rich Lombardo, David Kryway, Eric Good and Josh Green’s Jacks Legend N notched his 18th career win Monday in the featured $20,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway....read on

Gruden Repeats At Saratoga

April 19, 2021:

Gruden overcame his assigned spot from post 8 to snag back-to-back victories in the $14,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Monday (April 19)....read on

Fields Set For Scarlet & Gray Fillies

April 19, 2021:

The lineups are set for the first two $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Invitationals at Miami Valley on Friday (April 23). The best Ohio-sired three year old fillies will go postward, trotters in the ninth race and pacers in the eleventh. Their male counterparts will contest another pair of $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Invitationals on Saturday (April 24)....read on

Muggleston, Cusimano Star In FADC

April 19, 2021:

Amateur drivers Billy Muggleston and Ron Cusimano shared the spotlight at Pompano Park on Sunday night (April 18) as they drove their respective charges to victory in Florida Amateur Driving Club (FADC) events....read on

Reynolds Brings Passion To Cumberland

April 19, 2021:

Marc Reynolds has owned horses for thirty years and intends to bring that passion and knowledge of Standardbreds into the fledgling race office at First Tracks Cumberland....read on

Top Me Off Takes Weiss Prelim

April 18, 2021:

The Bar Hopping sophomore trotting ridgling Top Me Off became the only male to come through the Bobby Weiss Series preliminaries undefeated, as he equaled his mark of 1:54.2 with a hard-earned victory in his division of that group’s $17,500 third and final prelims during the Sunday (April 18) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Jacks Shadow Jets At Philly

April 18, 2021:

Jacks Shadow N successfully avenged last week's defeat to Whos Better at Harrah's Philadelphia with a 1:50.3 score in Sunday (April 18) afternoon's featured $14,400 top-level conditioned pace at the riverside racetrack....read on

Strong Start To Educational Partnership

April 18, 2021:

Standardbred Canada (SC) and Equine Guelph’s (EG) educational partnership was officially launched with SC’s sponsorship of the Racehorse Respiratory Health Course, made available free to SC members from March 22 – April 2....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #4

April 17, 2021:

As the best and brightest three-year-old Standardbreds continue to surface, Trot Magazine continues to profile some of the top contenders for the 2021 edition of the Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Halton Region Vaccinations Available

April 17, 2021:

Please be advised that Halton Region has announced COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available for all essential workers (18+), who live or work in Halton and cannot work from home....read on

Antonacci Saddles First TB Winner

April 18, 2021:

Philip Antonacci grew up in one of the most prominent harness racing families, but he has always been fascinated by the world of Thoroughbreds. The 26-year-old Connecticut native saddled his first winner on Saturday (April 17), Advanced Strategy, in an optional claiming allowance event at Gulfstream Park....read on

USTA Joins Lawsuit Against HISA

April 17, 2021:

By a vote of 35-8, the United States Trotting Association Board of Directors on Friday (April 16) elected to join an upcoming federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity & Safety Act (HISA), which was passed by Congress and signed into law last year....read on

One Eight Hundred Sharp Once Again

April 17, 2021:

The heralded One Eight Hundred, so impressive in his sizzling 1:50.2 win in the first round Bobby Weiss Series, took last week off but showed Saturday he had lost nothing by winning his section of the $17,500 third and final Weiss prelims....read on

McClure Among Meadowlands Qualifiers

April 17, 2021:

A star-studded group of Standardbreds qualifying at The Meadowlands on Saturday (April 17) was joined by Canada's reigning driver of the year, Bob McClure....read on

SC Rewind: Picture Parade

April 17, 2021:

This week's Rewind is another version of Picture Parade. Once again it has a theme to it and this time it's all about Geography....read on

'Ana' Bests 'Colossal' At 'Big M'

April 18, 2021:

For a second-straight week, Ana Afreet N bested Colossal Stride A after a scintillating stretch drive to take the Preferred for pacers at The Meadowlands Saturday night (April 18), one of two co-features on the card that went for $30,000....read on

Star Commander Scores At Vernon

April 17, 2021:

Star Commander claimed victory in the $6,000 featured pace on opening night at Vernon Downs on Saturday (April 17)....read on

Cummings Collects No. 4,000

April 17, 2021:

Back in 1989 when Kevin Cummings scored his first victory of his career behind Orlando Otto, he was just hoping someday he'd reach 1,000 driving wins. Well on Saturday night (April 17), he soared well beyond those dreams from way back when....read on

Sherman Wins GLADA Trot

April 17, 2021:

In the Great Lakes Amateur Drivers Association (GLADA) trot Saturday (April 17) at Northfield Park, a once very familiar name emerged with a driving victory: Don Sherman....read on

Noble Nabs Six, Sweeps Miami Features

April 17, 2021:

Driver Dan Noble enjoyed quite a night at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday (April 17) by racking up six wins including two feature races....read on

Calabrese The Sport's Hottest Amateur

April 17, 2021:

An old adage says “when you're hot you're hot” and no amateur driver is hotter than John Calabrese....read on

Stakes On Tap At Freehold

April 17, 2021:

The road to the Hambletonian will wind its way all over the country, before stopping at the Meadowlands on August 7. The first stop on the trail will be some 45 miles south, when Freehold Raceway hosts the Dexter Cup for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters....read on

Amazing Mile For Kneedeep N Custard

April 17, 2021:

Kneedeep N Custard came within two-fifth’s of a second from matching the all-time track record Friday evening at Fraser Downs thanks to his 1:50.4 triumph in the $12,000 Open Handicap for pacers....read on

Century Farroh Resurfaces

April 16, 2021:

The 2020 O'Brien Award winner as Canada's Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year, Century Farroh made his much-anticipated return to the racetrack on Friday (April 16) against a familiar face but an unfamiliar foe....read on

HRBC Continues Push For Funding

April 16, 2021:

Harness racing has been a fixture at Fraser Downs in Surrey for many decades, supporting decent livelihoods for families and an agricultural way of life. But as B.C. enters year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, horse racing in the Fraser Valley is facing difficult times....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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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