After riding in more than 940 races as a Quarter Horse jockey over a five-year span, Erika Smilovsky decided to try her hand in Thoroughbred racing as an apprentice jockey in September of 2013.
R.J. and Lois Bennett, one of British Columbia’s leading breeders for more than 30 years, were honored for their longtime involvement and commitment to thoroughbred racing in Canada.
Seven years after suffering a heartbreaking defeat in the 2008 Queen’s Plate with Ginger Brew, trainer Brian Lynch won his first Queen’s Plate in 2015 with Canada’s champion 3-year old male, Shaman Ghost.
Heading into Academic’s 3-year old season, trainer Reade Baker knew his filly had talent.
The race is on to keep Edmonton oval’s future on-track.
Anthony Esposito, Neal Wilson and Ron Burke take you inside the world of Woodbine jockey agents.
When all of the costs have been tallied at the end of the year, keeping a racehorse in training can cost $40,000 to upwards of $75,000 a year or more.
Champion Two-Year Old Filly, Spring in the Air, brought tremendous joy to owner John Oxley and trainer Mark Casse during her 2012 campaign that saw her win two of her five races, including a grade I victory.
Trainer Malcolm Pierce has seen his affiliation with one of Canada's most well-known racing stables come full-circle over the course of his 31-year career on the backstretch in thoroughbred horse racing.
Most thoroughbred owners dream of owning a Horse of the Year.