Few people have devoted more hours to trying to build a sustainable future for Canada’s thoroughbred industry than Sue Leslie.
Almost 50 years after industrialist Ernie Samuel founded Sam-Son Farm, the thoroughbred operation remains one of the most successful in North America.
As one of Canadian racing’s biggest fans, Casse has arguably been one of the influential horsepeople for Woodbine racetrack.
Closing in on 850 career wins, Hall of Famer Josie Carroll holds rank as one of North America’s most prominent trainers with two Queen’s Plate triumphs.
Colebrook Farms’ founder John Burness has been breeding and racing horses in Ontario for more than 40 years and has a deep love for the industry.
As the CEO of the Woodbine Entertainment Group since 2015, Jim Lawson has been at the forefront of guiding Canada’s horse racing industry toward the future.
Jessica Buckley, Woodbine’s senior VP of standardbred and thoroughbred racing, is one of the most influential people in thoroughbred racing in Canada.
As regulator of Canada’s largest horse racing jurisdiction, Jean Major plays a critical role in influencing where horse racing is headed in the province.
Sovereign Award-winning breeder Ivan Dalos has built up his vastly successful breeding and racing operation from the ground up.
Owned by Vancouver’s John Gunther and his daughter, Tanya Gunther, Glennwood Farm, a ‘boutique’ thoroughbred breeding operation, has bred 38 stakes winners.
As owner and operator of the successful Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in King City, ON, Glenn Sikura has carried on the legacy begun by his father, John Sikura.