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Atlanta Makes Standardbred History

February 15, 2019:

Female trotter Atlanta made harness racing history in 2018 by becoming one of the few fillies to win the prestigious Hambletonian, and she's made history once again off the racetrack by becoming the highest-priced Standardbred sold at auction in North America....read on

SC Office Closed For Family Day

February 15, 2019:

Please be aware that Standardbred Canada's main office in Mississauga, Ont. will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Family Day....read on

Meadowlands Announces Purse Hike

February 15, 2019:

The Meadowlands has announced its first round of purse hikes as a result of the bill signed into law by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday (February 14)....read on

Feb. 15 Stakes Payment News Centre

February 11, 2019:

Trot Insider has compiled all of the February 15 stakes payment reminders that have been sent to Standardbred Canada from the industry....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

Harrah's Philadelphia Sets 2019 Schedule

February 15, 2019:

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack has released its 2019 live racing schedule....read on

Drug Rule Changes To Be Discussed

February 15, 2019:

Proposals to modify the regulatory policy concerning clenbuterol and betamethasone use in harness racing will be one of the major topics considered at the upcoming meeting of the Association of Racing Commissioners International....read on

Ash Named Western Fair District CEO

February 15, 2019:

Western Fair District is pleased to announce the appointment of Reg Ash to the position of Chief Executive Officer effective February 13, 2019....read on

Hennessey Heads Home In April

February 15, 2019:

The newest member of harness racing's 10,000 win club, Hall of Famer Wally Hennessey will be heading back to the Maritimes this April for a special appearance....read on

Qualifiers Cancelled At Western Fair

February 15, 2019:

Due to warm temperatures and rain overnight, qualifiers have been cancelled this morning at Western Fair....read on

Run Director Picks Up The Pieces

February 14, 2019:

"It's funny because Alarm Detector was supposed to be there and he had a terrible year...[Run Director] picked up the pieces."...read on

Jackpot Hi 5 Carryover Climbs To $177k

February 14, 2019:

Intrigued Again posted a 6-1 upset over E L Wild Spirit (53-1) in the Thursday evening finale at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and as a result some fans produced winning tickets on the Jackpot Hi 5 wager....read on

'Brayden' And Birthday Boy Deliver

February 14, 2019:

Trainer/driver Dagfin Henriksen was put to work on his birthday, but chances are you won’t hear him complaining considering he captured Thursday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for trotters at Flamboro Downs....read on

Support For Racing Signed Into Law

February 14, 2019:

The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey thanks Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature for passing and signing into law an essential measure to propel New Jersey’s horse racing and breeding industry....read on

Siegelman Is Money At Monticello, Again

February 14, 2019:

He may not be Bill Murray, and today may not be Groundhog Day, but 24 hours after having won five of the ten races at Monticello Raceway, young Austin Siegelman probably had a strong case of déjà vu at the ‘Mighty M.’...read on

Down Under Mate Joins Shartin

February 14, 2019:

Richard Poillucci is looking forward to watching his New Zealand-bred standout Shartin return to action this season, and the six-year-old Dan Patch Award-winning mare has a new stablemate that Poillucci hopes can keep her company on the stakes trail....read on

Strongest Blooded Horse Winter Sale

February 14, 2019:

The annual Blooded Horse Winter Sale, which was held on Tuesday, February 12 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, was the strongest in its 56-year history....read on

Twenty-One Years Between Victories

February 14, 2019:

“I just always loved it; I always wanted to drive horses. I wanted to be a driver, but it was just tough for me.”...read on

Absence Makes A Heart Grow Fonder

February 13, 2019:

"It feels fantastic really. It’s something that seemed like a regular thing for us for awhile. But it’s been five years since I’ve been here and you start to appreciate how difficult it is [to win]."...read on

Connections Discuss Atlanta Dispute

February 13, 2019:

After having been announced that the 2018 Hambletonian-winning mare Atlanta is up for sale via public auction, behind the scenes information regarding the reason for the sale has now reached the industry....read on

Saratoga To Kick Off Meet Sunday

February 14, 2019:

This coming Sunday (Feb. 17) will mark the beginning of Saratoga Raceway’s 78th season of live harness racing....read on

Dan Patch Awards To Be Streamed Live

February 14, 2019:

The United States’ 2018 Horse of the Year will be announced during the Dan Patch Awards dinner on Sunday, February 24. For those that won’t be in attendance, you will be able to watch the announcement live online....read on

Time Will Tell All Leads Gray Quintuple

February 13, 2019:

Time Will Tell All and HP Sissy used different methods to find their way to the winner's circle in Buffalo Raceway's co-featured events on Wednesday night (Feb. 13)....read on

Thrilled With Fractional Ownership

February 13, 2019:

“When you allocate your entertainment dollars, once the event is over, it’s done with. Through fractional ownership, the experience isn’t over when the event ends. The value goes beyond the race.”...read on

Pete Proctor Passes

February 13, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Standardbred horseman Pete Proctor, 72, passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, at Hamilton General Hospital while surrounded by family on Sunday, February 10, 2019....read on

Spencer Joins OSAS Board

February 13, 2019:

Kelly Spencer, long admired as one of the most innovative promoters of harness racing in Canada, is the newest member of the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society’s Board of Directors....read on

Charles ‘Doug’ Stovall Passes

February 13, 2019:

Standardbred horseman Charles D. ‘Doug’ Stovall, 81, of Lebanon, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Ohio Living Quaker Heights, in Waynesville, after an extended illness....read on

Rideau Training Closure Extended

February 13, 2019:

Trot Insider has been informed that the Rideau Carleton Raceway’s main track will remain closed for training and will re-open this Saturday (Feb. 16)....read on

Details For 2019 Goshen Yearling Sale

February 13, 2019:

Goshen Standardbred Horse Sales has announced the details surrounding the 2019 edition of the annual Goshen Yearling Sale....read on

Shower Play Managed Masterfully

February 12, 2019:

"As a two-year-old we really thought she was the real deal. Sylvain Filion drove her, he did a great job with her...he kept saying 'she's a Gold filly, she's a Gold filly'."...read on

‘Legend’ Set To Make 2019 Debut

February 12, 2019:

“To me, he seems to be coming up every bit as good as he did last year and the year before… I’m very happy with where he is at the moment.”...read on

Flamboro Alters Training Schedule

February 12, 2019:

Flamboro Downs officials have announced that they have altered the track’s training availability for the next few days....read on

Waco Hanover Passes

February 11, 2019:

It has been reported that Waco Hanover, the elderly Standardbred that has received mainstream media attention due to his long life, has passed away at the age of 42....read on

Yves Desjardins Passes

February 11, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that former Standardbred owner/trainer Yves Desjardins of Saint-Jerome, Quebec passed away surrounded by his family on February 5, 2019 at the age of 90....read on

Jimmy Freight Hauls Home Hardware

February 11, 2019:

"There were some great horses -- Dorsoduro [Hanover], Courtly Choice, Lather Up, [who] was also nominated...he’s a fantastic horse. This Is The Plan came around late, they were pretty even the whole year. I was happy to be on the right end of some of those but Jimmy was pretty good the entire year."...read on

SC’s Feb. 15 Stakes Payment Notice

February 11, 2019:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that stakes payments are due this Friday (February 15)....read on

Gateway’s London Casino Progress

February 10, 2019:

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has its work cut out for it in terms of building a casino at its leased Wonderland Road property in London, Ont. Although, the company’s director of communications, Rob Mitchell, has said that there is increased momentum behind the project now that a new London mayor is in office....read on

Gagnon Gets His Due

February 10, 2019:

"To have an honour like that, you have to be good every week, week after week, because if you have one good week and then three or four bad weeks, you go back down [the standings]."...read on

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

February 10, 2019:

Are you in need of a nurse mare? Do you have a nurse mare available? … read on

Guy Emond Passes

February 9, 2019:

Visitation and a celebration of life will be held March 2 in Montreal for colourful sports journalist and country singer Guy Emond, who died Feb. 6, age 77, at a long-term care facility in Joliette, Quebec....read on

Jamieson, Burke Together Again

February 9, 2019:

Driver Jody Jamieson is no stranger to the Milton Sports Celebrity Dinner, and he was no stranger to one of the night's featured guests: hockey executive Brian Burke....read on

Auciello: The Voters Got It Right

February 9, 2019:

"Caviart Ally is obviously a better mare...but the award is for contribution to Canadian harness racing, and I just felt Exhilarated deserved it."...read on

SC Rewind: The First To Be First

February 9, 2019:

In this week's edition of 'Rewind' Robert Smith turns back the hands of time to recall the many first-race winners at a number of Canadian racetracks, both current and a few that no longer exist....read on

Sensational Season For Seelster

February 8, 2019:

"It's overwhelming, we're very excited and it sort of caps off an excellent year we had this past year. We hope to do it again in the near future."...read on

Flamboro Issues Training Reminder

February 8, 2019:

Officials with Flamboro Downs have issued the following reminder regarding training at the Dundas, Ont. half-mile oval....read on

O’Brien Awards Flashback Video

February 8, 2019:

In 1989, the world wide web was born, the first episode of The Simpsons aired on TV, the first GPS satellite was put into orbit and the O’Brien Awards were conceived....read on

Call For 2019 International Media Awards

February 8, 2019:

Standardbred Canada is calling for entries for the 2019 International Media Awards competition which is a component of the World Trotting Conference to be held in Sweden this May....read on

Clinton's Legends Day Returns In 2019

February 8, 2019:

The 15-day, 2019 season at Clinton Raceway will officially kick off on Sunday, May 19 and preparations are well underway for a season packed full of events, excitement and live harness racing at the Huron County oval....read on

2018 O’Briens Highlight Video

February 7, 2019:

This past Saturday night Standardbred Canada honoured the best in Canada harness racing at the 2018 O’Brien Awards 30th Anniversary Black Tie Gala....read on

OHHA: "Members Unite"; OR: "Future Vision"

February 7, 2019:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has issued an open letter to its membership regarding the recent development that Ontario Racing has directed the Woodbine Entertainment Group to cease making administration payments to OHHA, effective March 31, 2019....read on

OSAS Stallion Auction Starts Feb. 18

February 7, 2019:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society will host its 2019 online stallion auction starting at noon on February 18. Bidding will close at 3 p.m. on February 22....read on

Sky The Limit For Lancaster

February 7, 2019:

Chris Lancaster, the 2018 O'Brien Awards Future Star winner, only looks to shine brighter across Western Canada as he enters his second year of full-time training....read on

O'Brien Voting Results Released

February 6, 2019:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2018 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

Patricia 'Pat' Bullock Passes

February 6, 2019:

Trot Insider has been informed that Standardred breeder Patricia ‘Pat’ Bullock, who owned and operated Ontario’s Glengate Farms along with her husband, Jim Bullock, has passed away....read on

Roy Reaches Racing's Mountaintop

February 6, 2019:

"I still remember when I was here in 2016 when I won Future Star, and I saw Sylvain Filion winning Driver of the Year, that was a dream for me. I never thought I could reach it that quick."...read on

2018 O'Brien Award Photos

February 5, 2019:

The best in Canadian harness racing was honoured at the 2018 O'Brien Awards on Saturday night, and to honour those involved our first batch of photos from Saturday have now been posted online....read on

Appeal Panel Jurisdiction Questioned

February 5, 2019:

On Monday, February 4, in a Toronto hearing room, a three-person Judicial Review Panel heard arguments from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, contending that the Horse Racing Appeal Panel did not have the jurisdiction to rule over a recent case....read on

SC Field Rep Required For Truro

February 5, 2019:

Standardbred Canada is seeking an individual to fill the important part-time role of SC Field Representative at Nova Scotia’s Truro Raceway....read on

Moreau Makes O'Briens History

February 5, 2019:

How does Richard Moreau celebrate winning an unprecedented sixth straight O'Brien Award as Canada's Trainer of the Year?...read on

Dan Patch Named 2019 CHRHF Legend

February 4, 2019:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced today it will recognize a world champion, world record holder, and household name of over 100 years ago -- pacer Dan Patch -- as its 2019 Legend....read on

Coleman On A 'Wicked' Awesome Year

February 4, 2019:

"Every time that horse set foot on the track, he raced phenomenal...even when [he] got beat, he raced phenomenal every time he put his nose on the gate."...read on

2018 O’Brien Winners Announced

February 2, 2019:

On Saturday, February 2, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2018 O’Brien Awards, at the 30th edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

2018 O'Brien Awards Coverage

February 2, 2019:

The 30th edition of the O’Brien Awards, celebrating and honouring the best in Canadian harness racing, took place Saturday, February 2 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

Horner Elected New SC Chair

February 2, 2019:

On Saturday, February 2, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2019....read on

February's Calendar Photographer

February 2, 2019:

"I just hung around inside the barn for a bit and I immediately predicted this moment coming as I saw this image render before it actually happened."...read on

You Just Have To Be Yourself

January 30, 2019:

Although he’s spent his entire life in the harness racing industry, Randy Waples hasn’t necessarily followed the beaten path. On the verge of his 30th birthday, he still had less than $2.5 million in purse earnings as a driver. Today, he’s earned more money on Canadian soil than any other driver in the sport - and he’s done it his way....read on

Ontario Racetracks Announce New Owner Integrity Condition

January 29, 2019:

A group of Ontario’s signature racetracks – Flamboro Downs, Georgian Downs, Grand River Raceway and The Raceway at Western Fair District – have jointly announced a new ownership integrity stakes condition which will take effect on February 15, 2019 and will apply to some of the province’s most high profile races....read on

Reminder Regarding Proper Paperwork

January 29, 2019:

Officials with the Ontario Sires Stakes have issued a notice in regard to the $600 March 15 OSS two-year-old payment....read on

A Girl And Her Horse

January 27, 2019:

For the better part of two months, Sara Baillargeon visited Musical Rhythm at the University of Guelph almost every day. Just when things looked to be at their worst, it was a combination of Sara’s love and the horse's will that just couldn’t keep the talented trotter down....read on / continuer à lire

Horner Calls For Government Support

January 3, 2019:

Horsepeople in southwestern Ontario are being encouraged to contact their local MPPs and politicians of all levels to express a message of urgency regarding the future of harness racing at The Raceway at Western Fair District. Horseman Mark Horner is sharing his own letter, addressed to Premier Doug Ford...read on

Standardbred Canada Requests Support For The Raceway At Western Fair District

December 28, 2018:

During the past year Standardbred Canada has been a vocal supporter of Ontario’s Long Term Funding Agreement in this province....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

A 'Chip' Off The New Block

October 28, 2018:

In 2019 Standardbred Canada will move away from identifying horses by freeze branding and/or tattooing, and will implement a system of microchipping the horses instead. The new process brings with it several benefits for both the horses and horsepeople alike...read on / continuer à lire

SC Launches MVP

October 23, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce a Member Value Program (MVP) which will provide exclusive discounts and promotions for SC members....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

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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