The population of Wellesley Township, near Waterloo, Ontario, will come to a stop to cheer on State of Honor in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.
2017 marks the 250th year of horse racing in Canada, but despite its longevity, the call for innovation within the sport is longstanding.
In June, champion jockey Gary Stahlbaum, a winner of 1,759 career races, was named the 2016 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award.
With three wins and three thirds from seven starts in 2015, the consistent Are You Kidding Me proved to be a handful on both surfaces at Woodbine in 2015.
In April of 2015, Bruce Lunsford’s Stacked Deck may not have been among the favourites to earn champion sprinter honours, but by season’s end, the dark bay son of First Samurai left little doubt who stood at the summit.
Riker romped through the first four starts of his career, graduating at first asking before taking the Colin, Swynford and Grade 3 Grey Stakes, maintaining a perfect record on the Woodbine main while racing at distances ranging from five furlongs to 1 1/16-miles.
Richard Hamel, Shannon Beauregard and Jesse Campbell take readers inside the jockeys’ rooms at Hastings Park, Northlands Park and Woodbine Racetrack.
Cara Bloodstock’s respected bloodstock man Bernard McCormack grew up in Ireland, but Canada lured him at a young age.
Should I stay or should I go? Staying put or sunny climes for horses over the winter.
Gayle Bosscher and Arika Everatt-Meeuse share the secrets of successfully handling studs.