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National Driving Championship Tonight

September 26, 2018:

The National Driving Championship, presented by Standardbred Canada, will take place tonight -- Wednesday, September 26 -- at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ontario. One of the eight drivers will represent Canada in the 2019 World Driving Championship next May in Sweden....read on

Deadline Looms For Final Zoom

September 26, 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

National Driving Championship Pick-8 Contest Now Open!

September 25, 2018:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club will feature a Pick 8 Online Handicapping Challenge for the 2018 National Driving Championship (NDC) at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, September 26. The Fan Club invites all levels of handicappers to participate!...read on

Shower Play Propels To OSS Score

September 25, 2018:

Shower Play rallied from second over to nail pocket-popping Percy Bluechip to win the $125,000 single-dash Ontario Sires Stakes Gold prelim for three-year-old filly pacers in 1:52.3 at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday, Sept. 25....read on

Prices Prominent In OSS At Flamboro

September 25, 2018:

Longshots dominated the two $96,400 divisions of the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold for two-year-old filly trotters at Flamboro Downs on Tuesday, Sept. 25 with Blue Magic going wire to wire at 16-1 and Tommi Canu Hearme overcoming post eight at 13-1....read on

Monica Gallagher Returns A Winner

September 25, 2018:

The Mach Three-mare Monica Gallagher, who was away from the races for three months in spring and early summer, has worked her way back to top form as she showed on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono by winning the $17,500 featured distaff pace, her first visit to Victory Lane since April 26....read on

'Worldly' Wins Keystone Classic

September 25, 2018:

Trailing by 10 lengths at the half, Worldly Hanover unleashed a powerful three-wide move into the final turn that carried her to a 10-1 upset victory in the $75,700 Keystone Classic at The Meadows Tuesday, Sept. 25. Megadolce took the other division in the stake for three-year-old filly trotters....read on

Campbell Collects Six At Plainridge

September 25, 2018:

Drew Campbell, who is currently the second leading percentage driver in North America, demonstrated his skills on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Plainridge Park by winning six races on the 11-race card by a combined 27 lengths....read on

Driver, 84, Wins With Favourite

September 25, 2018:

“Damn, I can still do this at my age. It was a rush… I told my wife I’ll retire when I can’t win a race any more. I need something to do or else I’ll end up in a recliner getting old and fat.”...read on

Red Mile Grand Circuit Kick-Off Set

September 25, 2018:

The fortnight of Grand Circuit racing at the Red Mile will get underway this Thursday (Sept. 27), as four divisions of the $343,000 Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot are set to highlight the nine-race program....read on

Courtly Choice Surges Up Week 18 Poll

September 25, 2018:

After a dramatic afternoon at the Delaware County Fair in which he captured the 2018 Little Brown Jug, Courtly Choice has made a significant move up the weekly Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Poll....read on

Two Drivers Hit $100M Milestone

September 25, 2018:

Veteran Woodbine Entertainment circuit reinsman Mike Saftic recorded quite the career milestone on Monday evening (Sept. 24), as he reached the $100 million plateau in career purse earnings. Saftic’s achievement comes on the heels of an identical driving accomplishment that was lost in the shuffle to a degree this past weekend....read on

Flamboro Draw/Race Schedule Change

September 25, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that there is a change to the Flamboro Downs draw schedule, effective this week....read on

John Patterson Passes

September 25, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that John Patterson of Bayfield, Ont., formerly of Brantford, Ont., has passed away at age 64....read on

Rennell Moving On From HRNZ

September 25, 2018:

Harness Racing New Zealand’s chief executive, Edward Rennell, recently announced that he will be moving on after more than two decades in the role....read on

ID Technician On PEI

September 25, 2018:

Standardbred Canada Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be on Prince Edward Island on Monday, October 1, 2018 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification, including those needed re-freeze branded for the yearling sale....read on

Fourth Time's A Charm?

September 25, 2018:

Will the fourth time be the charm for Guy Gagnon at the 2018 National Driving Championship (NDC)?...read on

SC, OLG Partner On Equine Expo

September 25, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ontario Lottery and Gaming and Ontario Racing are major sponsors for the Welcome Centre, Equine Expo and educational workshops -- including a Horse Ownership 101 workshop -- at the 2018 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

Saftic Surpasses $100 Million

September 25, 2018:

Driver Mike Saftic joined elite company by surpassing $100 million in career earnings on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Canucks Favoured In Dayton Derbies

September 24, 2018:

Will Take Charge and Mcwicked have been installed as the morning line favourites in a pair of $150,000 Dayton Derbies which will be contested this Friday at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway....read on

Autumn Series Eligibles Lists Unveiled

September 24, 2018:

The lists of the nominated and eligible horses for the upcoming Ontario-Sired Autumn Series have been released....read on

'Marauder' To Represent Canada

September 24, 2018:

It has been announced that O’Brien Award winner Marion Marauder, who is fresh off of a 1:52.4 win in the $200,000 Caesar’s Trotting Classic, will be representing Canada in the 40th edition of Yonkers Raceway’s International Trot....read on

S-Bred Trainer Wins T-Bred Turf Clash

September 24, 2018:

A veteran Ontario Standardbred trainer with nearly 2,000 career wins under his belt tasted another on-track victory Sunday (Sept. 23) – but this time it was with a runner over the sod....read on

Family Honourees Announced

September 24, 2018:

The Atlantic Breeders Crown Host Committee is pleased to announce the four Atlantic Canadian harness racing families that will soon be honoured for their successes and longstanding contributions to the industry....read on

A ‘Charmed’ Ownership Life

September 24, 2018:

Shelly MacMillan doesn’t consider herself a horse whisperer. Not in the least. But on the morning of September 17, 2016, as she often does, she leaned in close to a young filly and offered up a few encouraging words....read on

Mohawk Qualifiers Shifted

September 24, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform horsepeople that this week’s qualifying session has been moved to Thursday (Sept. 27)....read on

Doucet's Chance Of A Lifetime

September 23, 2018:

There's a solid chance that, despite competing against two drivers with roots close to Grand River Raceway, Nova Scotia's Redmond Doucet will have the biggest cheering section at the 2018 National Driving Championship....read on

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

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

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

'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

Winbak's London Yearlings Online

September 21, 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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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