Crystal Todd speaks of life as a groom for one of the track’s most successful stables, that of Canadian Hall of Famer Josie Carroll.
In a difficult and unprecedented season, Woodbine horsepeople pulled together to survive as human and equine heroes came to the fore.
For all her foibles, 'problem child' Samurai Queen had the one quality conditioner Darwin Banach was looking for ‒ talent.
A lifetime of loving horses is evident in this Yugoslavian immigrant with a show jumping background whose first trade was as a chemist.
The Ontario-bred’s first win came later rather than sooner, but for the chestnut’s connections it made the victory all the more memorable.
Trainer Cole Bennett was amazed that the two-year-old daughter of War Dancer was able to go from a hospital room to the winner’s circle.
Not wanting to be away from the sport she loved during the pandemic, journalist Hayley Morrison chose to get a gig on the backstretch.
In just her second full season of training, Christine Ammann finished as runner-up in the year-end win standings at the 2020 Hastings meet.
The discussion over the excessive use of whips ‒ or their use at all ‒ in the sport of horse racing has long been a contentious issue.
Racing in Canada may be over for the season, but you can warm a Thoroughbred lover's heart with these thoughtful, fun gifts.
It has been a long road to today's formulas and incentives to encourage fairness in the sport and protect the welfare of the jockeys.