Standardbred   A champion on the track and in the breeding shed, Albatross, was a major influence on the standardbred breed. He won 59 of 71 starts, including the Cane Pace and Messenger Stakes in 1971, and earned in excess … Continue reading

Eternal Camnation

Hall of Fame Inductee, 2013 Standardbred That Eternal Camnation cast a particularly powerful spell over Canadians despite coming out of Ohio and having no Canadian connections doesn’t surprise her trainer and part-owner Jeff Miller nine years after the beloved pacing … Continue reading


Hall of Fame Inductee, 2013 Standardbred Legendary does not begin to describe Niatross, a horse many consider to be the greatest standardbred in history. Trained and driven by Ontario native Clint Galbraith (who was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing … Continue reading


Standardbred In early 2002, R. Peter Heffering made one of his legendary gambles on an Illinois-bred trotting colt named after a Pokemon character. “I did tell him I thought he was nuts,” Heffering’s son, David, recalled. “And when a friend … Continue reading


Standardbred From the beginning, Astreos seemed destined for greatness thanks to a name plucked from Greek mythology that means ‘Man of the Stars.’ Yet, Astreos had more earthly beginnings. In late 1996, longtime Ontario-based owner/trainer/breeder Charalambos Christoforou purchased an unraced … Continue reading