In this week’s report, trainer Darwin Banach and jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson talk about the 2022 and 2023 Woodbine seasons.
The 80-year-old Alberta-based horseman has been training Thoroughbreds since the 1960s and *might* be thinking about retiring.
His family-owned homebred Poulin in O T, a three-year-old son of Reload, is the cause of much excitement for the upcoming season.
Bowed tendons and suspensory ligament issues are the most common injuries in the racing sectors ‒ but don't have to be career-ending.
The innovative program is benefitting the industry by providing Ontario horse businesses with skilled staff and subsidized wages.
Whether you're training an introvert or an extrovert, an individual approach can nurture the talent that may be hidden.
Research indicates that growing horses' skeletal strength is highly influenced by the daily strains their bones undergo.
KER researchers found that cardiovascular fitness on the racetrack can be correlated to heart rate at the trot on a mechanical walker.
The Camilleri's shiny new Training and Wellness Centre in Caledon is set to be the premier facility for equine athlete rehabilitation.
Racing is a dangerous sport, especially when 1,000 lbs of pent-up energy is waiting to explode from the gate. Two experts weigh in.
The number of positive capsaicin drug tests continues to mount at tracks in the province with no explanation and some very frustrated trainers.
Research suggests that adapting training might help horses' cannon bones better endure the extreme conditions of racing and prevent life-ending injuries.
Becoming a trainer can lead to a challenging but fulfilling career. A look at how to get started, what is involved, testing, daily duties and more.
The length of a horse's racing stride and cadence are linked to ability, speed and stamina; this data adds another dimension to buying and breeding horses.
Whether you are leaving your horses in Canada for the winter or sending them south, these next few months are a good time to give your horses some rest.
Thoroughbred trainer Reade Baker discusses the steps horse owners and trainers should take once they’ve purchased a yearling racehorse prospect.
Trainer Reade Baker says the key to training two-year-old Thoroughbred racehorses is to be slow and cautious so you build a great foundation.
Canadian racehorse trainers are set to brave unpredictable spring weather to get horses ready for the start of this year’s racing season.
Thoroughbred trainers aren’t usually quick to share their secrets, but training young horses is a delicate business, so here’s some advice.
Collection & refinement
On the whole, people have little control over their horses when they are not on the end of a lead rope - and even then there are no guarantees.
True horsemen are admired for their ability to ride by the seat of their pants. Pat Parelli explains how this can be achieved through freestyle riding.
In traditional horsemanship it’s normal to look at horses very subjectively: he’s a good one, or, he’s got vices; he’s a bucker, a puller, a rearer, etc.
While nothing can replace on-track training, more and more horsemen are utilizing swimming as a fitness tool for their horses.