State of Excitement

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.

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.

Champion Male Sprinter: Stacked Deck

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.

Champion Two-Year-Old Male: Riker

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.

Canadian Calling

Cara Bloodstock’s respected bloodstock man Bernard McCormack grew up in Ireland, but Canada lured him at a young age.