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Big Saturday Card At Big M

December 29, 2017:

Another great 14-race betting card is in store for fans of Meadowlands racing on Saturday night (Dec. 30). The past two weeks have seen a strong surge in interest in the races, and in turn handle has followed with a significant upward trend....read on

RUS Ontario Announces New Officers

December 29, 2017:

Racing Under Saddle Ontario is pleased to announce that during its recent annual general meeting a new executive election was held and a new slate of officers were installed....read on

Media Excellence Finalists Announced

December 29, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Media Excellence Awards, which are sponsored by Ontario Racing for the second consecutive year....read on

Big Haul In Big M’s Pick-10

December 28, 2017:

The reviews on the Meadowlands’ 20 Cent Survivor Pick 10 wager are in, and one lucky patron who was wagering via simulcasting from Maine is sure to give it five stars after having the only winning ticket Thursday night, good for a payoff of $14,628.80....read on

Ten Carat Sweeps Alliance Series

December 28, 2017:

There was no touching Ten Carat in the preliminary legs of the Alliance Series for filly and mare claiming pacers, and it was more of the same in Thursday’s final at Flamboro Downs....read on

Flamboro/Western Fair Conditions Added

December 28, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that conditions have been added to upcoming cards of racing at both The Raceway at Western Fair District and Flamboro Downs. The boxes for each of the cards will close Friday (December 29) at 10:00 a.m....read on

Western Fair Trainers Race Is Tight

December 28, 2017:

The race for top trainer at The Raceway at Western Fair District for 2017 looks as though it could come right down to the wire on New Year’s Eve....read on

Gingras Voted US Driver Of The Year

December 28, 2017:

The United States Harness Writers Association has announced that Yannick Gingras has been voted the 2017 United States Driver of the Year. The organization has also announced that High Sobriety has been named Trotting Broodmare of the Year and that Hanover Shoe Farms has been named Breeder of the Year in the US....read on

Siegel On Driving And CA Racing

December 28, 2017:

David Siegel recently recorded his 500th driving victory while in the sulky at Cal Expo, and he was reflective when speaking afterwards about the victory, his day job, and the state of harness racing in California....read on

Study: Fibrillation Heritable S-Bred Trait

December 28, 2017:

After having conducting a study which has culminated with a report in a veterinary journal, researchers hailing from Ontario have reached the conclusion that atrial fibrillation has a strong heritability when it comes to the Standardbred breed....read on

Barn Fire Claims 24 Horses

December 28, 2017:

Twenty-four horses have perished as a result of an overnight barn fire, and the tragic event has left the proprietor of the farm heartbroken....read on

A Closer Look At An Unsung Veteran

December 28, 2017:

Thundering Bay is one of 62 Standardbred racehorses in North America that will officially retire when the calendar flips to January 1, 2018. He’s unsung. He’s honest. And this is his story....read on

Pam Miller Passes

December 28, 2017:

On December 24, Pam P. Miller, 75, passed away after a three-year battle with dementia and cancer....read on

‘Big M’ Wagering / Racing Overview

December 28, 2017:

While winter’s chill has been in full effect of late, the action – as well as the payoffs – at the Meadowlands Racetrack have been white-hot....read on

Dorabella Dominates In Alliance Final

December 27, 2017:

After crushing her opposition by 8-1/4 lengths in last week’s second-round Alliance Claiming Series division, Dorabella ($6.10) delivered another knockout blow in Wednesday evening’s (Dec. 27) $13,800 final at Flamboro Downs, circling three-wide in the final quarter mile en route to a going-away 1:58.4 score amid frigid conditions....read on

Meadows Hat Trick For Lady Ping

December 27, 2017:

Ontario-bred trotting mare Lady Ping found a way off the cones when a rival broke stride, and the 2-5 favourite exploded through the lane to capture her third straight in Wednesday’s (Dec. 27) $18,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Grecale As Goes Out A Winner

December 27, 2017:

It is rare to have a 14-year-old veteran campaigner stay sound long enough to race until their 15th birthday, but on Wednesday (Dec. 27), Monticello Raceway had two 14-year-old warriors race in their final career start in the same race, Grecale As and Schalom G....read on

Francine Vézina Passes

December 27, 2017:

Standardbred horse owner Francine Vézina, the wife of the late Gaétan Baillargeon and the mother of horsemen Mario and Ben Baillargeon, passed away on Friday, December 22 surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 80....read on

A Christmas Reflection

December 27, 2017:

Standardbred folk celebrate Christmas just a little bit differently from everybody else....read on

Smash Has Made Her Owners Proud

December 27, 2017:

Smash has been a solid performer for owner/breeders Junior Wilkinson and Billie Schwartz, as she has snared some sire stakes trophies and took a mark of 1:53.5 earlier this year....read on

Equine Anemia Case Confirmed In Alberta

December 27, 2017:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently confirmed a case of Equine Infectious Anemia in Alberta....read on

‘Post Time’ Show Reminder

December 27, 2017:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have issued a reminder in regard to its upcoming awards show....read on

All Charged Up Sparks Win

December 27, 2017:

All Charged Up, driven by John MacDonald, took home top honours in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares on Tuesday night (December 26), as she covered the distance in 1:53.3....read on

Brown Voted US Trainer Of The Year

December 27, 2017:

The United States Harness Writers Association has announced that conditioner Brian Brown has been voted as the 2017 Trainer of the Year and ‘Good Guy Award’ recipient south of the border. Additionally, USHWA has voted Bruce Trogdon of Emerald Highlands Farm as Owner of the Year in the US....read on

Waltenburgh Wins Three At Fraser

December 26, 2017:

Trainer Jeff Waltenburgh scored a hat trick on the Boxing Day card at Fraser Downs Tuesday, December 26....read on

Jetta Flys In Boxing Day Pace

December 26, 2017:

Driver Corey MacPherson took control in the $1,800 Boxing Day Pace with Jetta Flys at 4-1 odds and landed on the line first in 2:00.1 on Tuesday, December 26....read on

Graceful Vision Rolls In Preferred

December 26, 2017:

Graceful Vision zipped to the front from post six and captured the $17,000 Filly & Mares Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows on Tuesday, December 26....read on

Western Fair Hosts Alliance Finals

December 26, 2017:

Claiming pacers fought on the Boxing Day program, December 26, at The Raceway at Western Fair District in two $13,700 finals for the Alliance Claiming Series going one and one-sixteenth miles....read on

Niagara, Valedictory Cap Woodbine Season

December 26, 2017:

The 2017 Woodbine Standardbred racing season wrapped up Tuesday, December 26 with a special 12-race matinee card....read on

Full Book For Muscle Mass

December 26, 2017:

Kentuckiana Farms is pleased to announce that Muscle Mass’s book for 2018 is now full and closed....read on

Hoosier Park Wins Proximity Award

December 26, 2017:

The theme generated within Hoosier Park, host track for the 2017 Breeders Crowns, was 'It’s Indiana Time'...read on

Trainers Choose The Stable Life

December 26, 2017:

For Kevin McMaster and Harry Poulton, training horses is in their blood. But when they found themselves on the outside, looking in, the phone rang. It was opportunity...read on / continuer à lire

A Well-Worn Road To Success

December 26, 2017:

There is something to be said for the road less travelled, but a well-worn road can yield rewards as well....read on

Ten And Ten At The Meadowlands

December 26, 2017:

On Thursday night at The Meadowlands, an even 100 horses will populate the 10 contests offered on the live racing card....read on

MSOA's 2017 Horse Award Winners

December 26, 2017:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association proudly announces its annual awards for the top horses at The Meadows in 2017....read on

Top News Stories Of 2017: 25-1

December 25, 2017:

The Standardbred Canada website and Trot Insider present the annual Christmas tradition of listing the top 50 news stories of the year....read on

Santa Claus Preps For Christmas Eve

December 25, 2017:

Before the jolly old elf made his usual rounds delivering toys to all the good girls and boys on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus made an appearance at a harness racing track in Canada on Saturday night....read on

Top News Stories Of 2017: 50-26

December 24, 2017:

The Standardbred Canada website and Trot Insider present the annual Christmas tradition of listing the top 50 news stories of the year....read on

Your Horse And Your Happiness

December 24, 2017:

Whether or not your eyes roll at the idea, it seems that study after study tells us that optimists, in general, do better than pessimists. Fewer sick days. Lower anxiety. Less stress. The benefits go on. So how about when it comes to our horses?...read on / continuer à lire

Soto Tough In Meadowlands Preferred

December 24, 2017:

Soto blasted to the top and rolled down the road Saturday, December 23 at the Meadowlands, taking the featured $20,000 Preferred Handicap pace in a seasonal-best 1:50 over a sloppy track....read on

Six For Easy Lover Hanover; Mandatory Hi-5 Pays $49,437.10

December 24, 2017:

Christmas arrived early for horseplayers on Saturday, December 23, as Woodbine Racetrack offered a mandatory payout on the Jackpot Hi-5....read on

Alberta-Sired Series Continue

December 24, 2017:

Round four of the Snowflake Series, for two-year-old pacing fillies, and the Snowshoe Series, for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, highlighted the eight-race program at Northlands Park on Saturday, December 23....read on

Night Pro Paces To Dayton Victory

December 23, 2017:

The 7-year-old Pro Bono Best stud Night Pro captured the $18,500 Open Handicap Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday, December 23 for his 12th win this season and 53rd from 107 starts in his career....read on

Katies Beach Upsets Preferred

December 23, 2017:

At odds of 14-1, Katies Beach secured a pocket trip from post seven to pop and edge to a neck victory in the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, December 23....read on

Strong Effort From Goldstar Badlands

December 23, 2017:

Goldstar Badlands showed why he's a strong candidate for 2017 Horse of the Year at The Raceway at Western Fair District with a dominant performance in the Saturday afternoon (Dec. 23) feature event....read on

Sneak Peek At Woodbine Development

December 23, 2017:

A meeting with Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP) in November has shed light on early stage details regarding the development and expansion at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Arthur Pendragon Powerful In Preferred

December 23, 2017:

Arthur Pendragon unleashed a stunning uncovered move in the slop that catapulted him past pacesetter Dapper Dude and on to a 7-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Augustine 'Gus' Ratchford Passes

December 23, 2017:

With sadness in their hearts, the family of Augustine 'Gus' Ratchford announced that the longtime horseman passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the age of 75....read on

Making Spirits Bright At Flamboro

December 23, 2017:

Officials with Flamboro Downs would like to express their gratitude to everyone that helped make sponsoring local families such a huge success....read on

SC Rewind: A Christmas Message

December 23, 2017:

This week's edition of Rewind has a completely 'Christmassy' theme in keeping with the season. Robert recalls some tales from Christmases past and also sends out a Holiday greeting to the Rewind reading audience. He also shows ​a few old time holiday photographs....read on


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