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2022-05-19T16:59:16-04:00May 19, 2022|

Returning Two-Year-Old Prospect Series Champions Kick Off 2022 Prospect Series at Flamboro Downs

The opening Prospect Series legs for male and female three-year old pacers and trotters, get underway Saturday May 21 at Flamboro Downs. Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings and three-year-old pacing fillies have two divisions apiece while the trotting side features one division for each gender. Two 2021 Prospect Series Finals winners headline the fields, Two-Year-Old

2022-04-19T15:23:28-04:00April 18, 2022|

O’Brien Award Winner Perfetto Invited to the Elitloppet

Image: Dagfin Henriksen (L) and Perfetto, on March 14 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Credit: Clive Cohen / New Image Media Perfetto, the two-time defending O’Brien Award winner for Older Trotting Male, has been invited to represent Canada in the Elitloppet, as the crown jewel of Swedish harness racing brings back a full international field for

2022-03-07T14:12:00-05:00March 4, 2022|


If you intend to race your two-year-old in the 2022 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program, please submit your sustaining payment by mail, postdated no later than March 15, 2022, or through the OSS or Standardbred Canada online payment system by midnight on that date. The sustaining payment is $600. Two-year-olds sustained to the 2022 OSS

2022-02-07T18:07:17-05:00February 7, 2022|

Ontario Sires Stakes Participants Clean Up at 2021 O’Brien Awards

The 2021 O’Brien Awards took place last night and Ontario Sires Stakes participants collected plenty of hardware. Horses sustained to the OSS won seven of the eight younger horse categories led by the 2021 Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year, Desperate Man. Bred by Winbak Farms, Desperate Man won the O’Brien for three-year-old pacing colts. His

2022-02-04T11:04:12-05:00February 4, 2022|

Ontario Racing Announces 2022 OSS and Prospect Series Schedule

One of North America’s leading stakes programs, the Ontario Sires Stakes and its accompanying Prospect Series are back in full force for 2022, launching Confederation Cup weekend, May 21 and 22, at Flamboro Downs. All four of the three-year-old Prospect Series classes will headline the Saturday, May 21 race card, and Confederation Cup Sunday (May

2022-02-01T13:18:27-05:00January 31, 2022|

Six New Stallions Will Stand in Ontario in 2022

Six new stallions will join the Standardbred ranks in Ontario in 2022, for a total of 55 registered Ontario Sires. “The new stallions show what a world class program the Ontario Sires Stakes is. Bar none we have the best program in North America,” said Tammy McNiven, member of the Standardbred Improvement Program Committee. “They

2021-11-04T16:00:06-04:00November 4, 2021|

2021 Ontario Sires Stakes season was full of highlights

Although compressed into four months, the 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes season featured all of the fierce battles and memorable performances fans have come to expect from the province’s top pacers and trotters. In addition to delivering impressive efforts within the program, Ontario Sired horses were also victorious in open stake action, highlighted by Desperate Man’s

2021-10-17T02:32:36-04:00October 17, 2021|

MacDonald caps off memorable season with trio of Super Final wins

Driver James MacDonald played a starring role in the $1.8 million Super Finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Oct. 16, capturing three of the eight season-ending showdowns. “It was just terrific in every way shape and form,” said MacDonald. “I had gone in with high hopes, I mean I had such a good line

2021-10-15T16:39:00-04:00October 15, 2021|

McNair earns fifth Johnston Cup title

Gregg McNair will harness four horses on Saturday’s $1.8 million Super Final night at Woodbine Mohawk Park, capping off his fifth Johnston Cup-winning season as the Ontario Sires Stakes program’s leading trainer. “I used to follow it quite a few years ago, and geez it was a hard thing to win,” said McNair, who won