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NA Cup Eligibles Heat Up

July 8, 2020:

As stakes season kicks off and three-year-old pacers continue to emerge and sharpen, Trot Insider will track the contenders and eligibles as they prepare for the 2020 Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Nova Scotians Shine At Summerside

July 8, 2020:

Nova Scotia-based fillies came to play in Atlantic Sires Stakes action on Wednesday evening (July 8) at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway as Governor’s Plate Week racing continued....read on

Workin Ona Mystery Aims To Solve Graduate Field

July 8, 2020:

“Right now, we’re in pretty good shape. He seems pretty healthy, very alert. He seems full of himself. Every day, he’s out there playing and jumping around. I think he’s coming into the race pretty [well], a lot better than a lot of times last year.”...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

Do Your Business Fast With eShop!

June 19, 2020:

Due to the high volume of inquiries and member business, Standardbred Canada’s response time for transactions done over the phone may be delayed by 24 - 48 hours....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

SC Launches Online Entries

May 15, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is pleased to launch Self-Serve 2.0, the upgraded and improved online entry program for SC member trainers....read on

OR Updates COVID-19 Racetrack Protocol Minimum Standards

June 24, 2020:

Ontario Racing (OR) has announced that it has updated its COVID-19 Racetrack Protocol Minimum Standards document....read on

Power And Grace Beats The Boys

July 8, 2020:

Power And Grace ($19.50) made every call a winning one and lived up to her name in Wednesday's (July 8) featured $11,500 Preferred 2-3 Handicap Trot at Grand River Raceway....read on

Sierra Kosmos Passes

July 8, 2020:

Sierra Kosmos (3, 1:53.4 [$558,710]), one of the fastest trotters of the 1990s, recently passed away at the Pennsylvania farm of Rick and Gina Beinhauer, who have owned him since he was a yearling. Sierra Kosmos was 31....read on

2020 H3R Stakes Schedule Approved

July 8, 2020:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that the 2020 Quebec Harness Racing Stakes Schedule has been approved by the Quebec Racing Commission....read on

Gias Surreal Circles Buffalo Gals

July 8, 2020:

Gias Surreal ($5.30) went from last to first and collected her third straight win in the $11,500 Class A-Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares with a head victory over Blacknsweet Adda A in 1:55 at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday evening (July 8)....read on

Zulu, Stella A Score In Delaware Finals

July 8, 2020:

Rod Allen Inc.'s Zulu ($5.40) and Linda MacDonald's Stella A ($21.20) won their respective $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals for three-year-old trotters on Wednesday (July 8) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Frosh Fillies 'Splash' At The Spa

July 8, 2020:

Splash Blue Chip proved fastest of all in Wednesday afternoon's (July 8) New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Rainbowinthewest Rallies At Meadows

July 8, 2020:

Rainbowinthewest followed the live cover of Tricky Nick, then blew by him in mid-stretch to capture Wednesday’s (July 8) feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 conditioned trot....read on

Harrah's Philly Front End Holds Up

July 8, 2020:

On a Wednesday afternoon (July 8) when the Harrah’s Philadelphia oval was favouring forwardly-placed horses, driver Tim Tetrick captured the program's $12,800 distaff pacing feature with Affluent Seelster....read on

Gimpanzee Swinging Into The Spotlight

July 8, 2020:

“He was a great horse last year and he’s filled out and put on a lot more muscle this year. You can really see that he’s a year older. He never threw in a bad race last year, and so far this year, he’s been very good.”...read on

Rookie Pacers To Invade Summerside

July 8, 2020:

The first crop of Steelhead Hanover will look to make a major impact in Thursday evening's (July 9) Atlantic Sires Stakes competition for two-year-old pacing colts at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway as part of Governor’s Plate Week racing....read on

No Schooling At Hiawatha Saturday

July 8, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that there will be no schooling at the Hiawatha Horse Park this Saturday (July 11). Additionally, only horses that are scheduled to race and/or qualify will be allowed on the grounds....read on

ID Technician On PEI

July 7, 2020:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be on Prince Edward Island on Monday, July 13 to microchip horses....read on

Scarborough Downs Meet Cut Short

July 8, 2020:

In the midst of the 70th season of racing at Scarborough Downs, the summer harness racing meet will be suspended following the card on Friday (July 10) due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, which currently do not allow the track to entertain patrons....read on

Busy Ohio Sires Stakes Weekend On Tap

July 8, 2020:

Twelve divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes will be contested this coming weekend in the Buckeye State....read on

'Hambo' Eligibles At Pocono Saturday

July 8, 2020:

This coming weekend, the Pennsylvania All-Stars series will bring together two interesting groups of colts at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono: three-year-old trotters on Saturday afternoon and two-year-old pacers during Sunday’s twilight card....read on

Golden Girls Renamed Dorothy Haughton Memorial

July 8, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce that the Golden Girls stakes for older pacing mares has been renamed to memorialize Dorothy Haughton, widow of the late WR Haughton....read on

Outdoor 'Big M' Dining This Weekend

July 8, 2020:

Outdoor dining will continue this Friday and Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack during live racing....read on

Bet On Becky Swift In OSS

July 8, 2020:

Heading into the Gold Series opener for the two-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday (July 7) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, trainer Tony Beaton had a feeling that Bet On Becky might be exceptional....read on

'Treasure' Cashes In ATSS; Governor's Plate Drawn

July 7, 2020:

In control from the start, Treasureonthewater took top prize in the biggest race of the evening Tuesday (July 7) at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as part of Governor’s Plate week racing....read on

Hey Livvy Blows Away Preferred

July 7, 2020:

Sweeping to the front before the half, Hey Livvy scooted clear of her competition to record an open-length victory in the $36,000 Preferred Handicap at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday (July 7)....read on

Sports Flix Strolls At Georgian

July 7, 2020:

In a field scratched to four, Sports Flix took and held control to take the $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap Pace at Georgian Downs on Tuesday (July 7)....read on

Graduate Finals, Meadowlands Pace Elimination Drawn

July 7, 2020:

With a limited number of 12 horses having dropped into the entry box, there will only be one Meadowlands Pace elimination necessary during this Saturday night's (July 11) program at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Chapter Seven Progeny Dominate In NYSS

July 7, 2020:

Tuesday night (July 7), Yonkers Raceway hosted four $35,450 New York Sire Stakes Divisions for trotting two-year-old colt and geldings and stallion Chapter Seven stole the show with his offspring winning three of the four divisions....read on

Cinder Rock Scores In DSBF

July 7, 2020:

Legacy Racing of Delaware's Cinder Rock won the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Final for three-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday (July 7) at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.4....read on

'Arion', 'Diamond' Take 'Aces' Features

July 7, 2020:

The Tuesday afternoon (July 7) harness racing program at Running Aces featured two $10,000 Open pacing events with nine talented mares lining up for the distaff open and nine talented male pacers lining up for the horses & geldings open....read on

'Sansovina' Soars At The Meadows

July 7, 2020:

An ultra-game Sansovina Hanover endured a parked-out :26 opening quarter yet had enough to hold off all challengers in capturing the Tuesday (July 7) feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace....read on

Juveniles Debut At Pocono

July 7, 2020:

Two-year-olds were in the spotlight during the Tuesday afternoon (July 7) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and four freshmen took turns hitting the wire first in their respective assignments....read on

More Fine Tuning For Forbidden Trade

July 7, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park played host to a 10-race qualifying session on Tuesday (July 7) that featured Canada's 2019 Horse of the Year, Forbidden Trade, and five dashes that featured two-year-olds....read on

'Allywag', Chief Mate At Philly Friday

July 7, 2020:

Three-year-old pacing colts Allywag Hanover, Chief Mate and Captain Groovy have been entered to race this week in Pennsylvania....read on

ATSS Rookies At Summerside Wed.

July 7, 2020:

The Maritimes' two-year-old crop of 2020 will have its first chance to show what it's made of on Wednesday evening (July 8), as Atlantic Sires Stakes action will be on tap at Red Shores Summerside during Governor’s Plate Week racing....read on

H3R To Host Regional Fair Dates

July 7, 2020:

It has been announced that, beginning this coming weekend, Hippodrome 3R will host four special Saturday race programs as Quebec Regional Fair events....read on

Vernon Moves Up Saturday Post Time

July 7, 2020:

Officials with Vernon Downs have announced that the track has changed the post time for its card of racing that is scheduled for this Saturday (July 11)....read on

NYSS 'Glamour Boys' To Vernon Thurs.

July 7, 2020:

Vernon Downs is set to host a pair of $57,000 New York Sire Stakes divisions for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Thursday (July 9)....read on

Rookies Rumble In Mohawk Grassroots

July 7, 2020:

Two-year-old pacing colts invaded Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening, starring in six $23,000 Grassroots divisions and No Better Joy kicked off the provincial campaign in style with an impressive 1:52.1 victory....read on

Plan For Standardbred Racing Investigative Fund Announced

July 6, 2020:

As part of the initiative that commenced with Hanover Shoe Farms Executive Vice President Bridgette Jablonsky’s announcement in April of a $250,000 matching fund grant to promote integrity in harness racing, on Monday (July 6), United States Trotting Association President Russell Williams announced the establishment of the Standardbred Racing Investigative Fund (SRIF)....read on

Moreau Wins No. 6,000

July 5, 2020:

Coming into Sunday (July 5) one win shy of reaching a milestone, Richard Moreau sent a 10-1 winner at Georgian Downs to collect his 6,000th victory....read on

Gray Making Music And Connections

July 5, 2020:

"About six or seven years ago, I said, 'There's got to be more than life than getting up and going to work.'"...read on

Mandatory Hi-5 Payout For Mohawk

July 4, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced a mandatory payout for the Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 at Mohawk Park will be held on Saturday, July 11....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1960s

July 4, 2020:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith takes a look back at the decade of the 1960s in the regular monthly feature titled Years Ago....read on

Friends At First Sight

July 3, 2020:

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us haven't been able to see our close friends as much and how we'd like. Two-year-old Ellie Driscoll doesn't have that problem, as her best friends are a pair of Standardbred foals....read on

July's Calendar Photographer

July 1, 2020:

"My whole thought process on this photo was to have him standing there with the horses behind him like he was looking out at his future dream."...read on

Breeders Win Lawsuit Against Province of Ontario

June 29, 2020:

In a decision dated June 29, 2020, Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Emery announced that he has ruled in favour of a motion brought forth by a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders against the Province of Ontario in regard to the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP)....read on

New Yearling Sale For Ontario

June 26, 2020:

On Friday (June 26) Winbak Farm of Ontario announced that it would be hosting a new yearling sale this October....read on

2020 Hall Of Fame Induction Gala Cancelled

June 26, 2020:

At a meeting held June 23, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Gala, due to the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

The Mare With The Golden Eggs

June 21, 2020:

"When things like this happen it really makes you stop and think about things, we didn't really need another mare...we were just in a situation where the opportunity is there and look how it turned out. She has brought a lot of joy and excitement to the farm and to the family."...read on

London Selected Sale Goes Virtual

June 20, 2020:

In a release issued on Saturday, June 20, the London Selected Yearling Sale announced that the 2020 edition of the sale would be conducted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

AGCO Issues Warm Weather Alert

June 19, 2020:

The health and welfare of the horse is of paramount concern to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and to members of the racing community....read on

'Racing Night Live' Seizes The Moment

June 17, 2020:

"We had an opportunity, and we lived up to that opportunity to show racing to new sports fans in a way that was top-level."...read on

Notice Regarding Grand River Phones

June 5, 2020:

The race office at Grand River Raceway would like to advise participants that the race office phone lines will be unavailable during construction....read on

Purse Funding Re-Allocation Update

June 4, 2020:

On Thursday, June 4, Ontario Racing (OR) provided an update in regard to the Purse Re-allocation Program....read on

Claiming Authorization Available Online

June 4, 2020:

Claiming Authorization forms can now be completed online via Standardbred Canada’s eShop....read on

SC Presents ‘The List Issue’ Brought To You By TROT Magazine

June 1, 2020:

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and Standardbred racing across North America shut down, at Standardbred Canada it was decided that due to printing and mailing issues brought on by the pandemic, TROT Magazine would not print a May issue....read on

Participating In The Maritimes?

May 28, 2020:

Maritime harness racing participants are reminded that although Standardbred Canada has given an extension to individuals whose birthday falls between March 19, 2020 and July 14, 2020 to be July 15, 2020, please note this was for SC membership only, not APHRC....read on

Coggins Reminder For SC Members

May 28, 2020:

Horsepeople are reminded to ensure that a horse’s coggins test is up to date....read on

Temporary Change To Adding Horses To Ontario's EIPH Program

May 27, 2020:

As the industry prepares for the resumption of racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario would like to provide an update to trainers, assistant trainers, owners and veterinarians looking to add a horse to the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) Program in Ontario....read on

Microchipping Deadline Extended

May 26, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) has extended the deadline for microchipping Standardbred racehorses to December 31, 2021 as a result of restrictions in place due to COVID-19....read on

Revised 2020 OSS, Prospect Series Schedules Announced

May 25, 2020:

On Monday, May 25, Ontario Racing announced the revised schedules for both the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes season and the 2020 Prospect Series....read on

2020 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 27, 2020:

For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the richest prize in Canadian harness racing....read on

Standardbred Canada COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Standardbred Canada (SC) management has decided to voluntarily close the main office building to external visitors and guests....read on

More 2020 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 10, 2020:

Since our initial posting, Standardbred Canada has received an influx of submissions from a number of prominent trainers for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list of 2020 two-year-olds in training....read on

Up To Date With 2020 Eligibility Fees?

November 28, 2019:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2020 eligibility fees must be paid prior to a horse making its first start or qualifier....read on

AGCO Licence Renewals Go Paperless

September 20, 2019:

Starting in March 2020, the AGCO will no longer be accepting paper forms, cash or cheques for horse racing-related licences and registrations....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

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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