Northlands Park Bids Farewell

A look at how local media covered the end of Thoroughbred racing at Northlands Park, after 118 years. In the end, the Edmonton track went out with a bang.

OTTB: Brandenburg

“Brandenburg,” a Thoroughbred mistakenly thought to be bred by Windfields Farm is living the life with two families at the CAM Equestrian Centre.

OTTB: Windstrong

Windstrong, a once-promising B.C. racehorse, has found a loving home with Colleen King, thanks to New Stride and now is affectionately known as Gus.

Number Crunch

Trainers both small and large are struggling to make the numbers work in Canada as both purses and the horse population continues to decline.

A New Beginning in Edmonton

Century Mile is not going to be a slot-parlour casino with a racetrack limping along beside it. It is going to be a racetrack first.

60th Season at Assiniboia Downs

Originally billed as “Western Canada’s Finest Race Track,” Assiniboia Downs celebrates its 60th season in 2017, this article highlights some key moments.

Canada’s Top Earners

As another tool to help you find success at the sales, here are the top earning horses in 2016 and their pedigrees from each racing jurisdiction in Canada.

Calling All Developers

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is eager to develop the 684-acre site home to Woodbine Racetrack. Although, the project will be a slow, methodical one.

Horse Racing 3.0

2017 marks the 250th year of horse racing in Canada, but despite its longevity, the call for innovation within the sport is longstanding.

Dissecting Ontario Racing

Ontario Racing (OR) is a relatively new body with an old look that is playing a critical role in the future of racing in the province. What exactly is OR and where is it leading the industry?

Chipping In

Discussing the benefits of the CTHS decision to require all foals born in 2017 and beyond to be implanted with identification microchips.

Diamond Hunter’s Makeover

Lindsey Fex and the thoroughbred Diamond Hunter are one of two Alberta entries heading to the $100,000 Thoroughbred .

Video Filmed at Woodbine

The video for Shot of Glory — a song that hit number one — was filmed at Woodbine earlier this year because of David Roberts’ deep love for the sport.

Integration and the OLG Explained

In the first part of an ongoing series on the challenges facing the Ontario horse racing industry – and possible solutions – Cal Bricker, the senior vice-president of horse racing for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) corporation, explains integration and what the future holds for horse racing.

Big Risk, Bigger Reward

Allyson, who had grown up in nearby Woodstock, Illinois, said if Jesse was willing to take the chance on moving to Woodbine, she was willing to as well.

Champion Alberta Bred: For Cash

Lyle and Phylis Farkash were presented with the Champion Alberta bred Trophy at the Night of Champions by Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.

Major Changes

New regulation of horse racing in Ontario transferred to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario from the Ontario Racing Commission. That’s just the beginning of significant changes in store for horse racing in the province said AGCO CEO Jean Major.

Paulick Report: Numbers Game

In 2015, according to Equibase, there were 5,909 trainers in North America who saddled at least one starter. Keep reading to learn about the financial side.

Will Opposite Attract?

Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield said there appears to be considerable merit to the idea of racing the opposite direction on Woodbine’s famed E.P. Taylor Turf Course.

Growing Horse Racing in Saskatchewan

There’s lots of work to be done to bring Saskatchewan’s equine and racing industries in line with other industries of similar size and with other jurisdictions in the province’s agriculture sector.


On Aug. 5 at the Mississauga Convention Centre, five thoroughbred legends were officially inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

The Courtship of a Farm Girl

Twenty-five years ago, Ron Fawcett bought a farm to impress the woman he was dating and Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds was born near Kamloops, British Columbia.

Eaves on Leaving WEG

After 20 years at the Woodbine Entertainment Group, including nearly 10 years as its president, Nick Eaves has announced he is leaving the Toronto company on March 31, 2015.

Simulcasting Simplified

How much revenue does a track keep from pari-mutuel wagering? It depends on what you wager on and where and how you wager. WEG’s Sean Pinsonneault helps demystify a head-spinning set of equations.

How To Pick a Champion

Finding a winner at a yearling sale isn't easy. Some of the most successful people in the game give one piece of advice for picking out a great horse.

White House Stables

Success hasn’t come easily for Nicky and Norman Wylie, owners and operators of White House Stables, but two B.C. champions are putting them on the map.

Ask the Trainer – Robert Tiller

How can a stay-at-home trainer have their horses ready to battle the invading winter-raced, trained rivals? Find out Robert Tiller's answer.


Louis Cauz tells us about Queen's Plate starter Rockspring who went to war.