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Darryl Kaplan's Blog

 

Good Morning From Blue Bonnets

July 1, 2017:


It's July 1, 2017: I'm standing in the winner's circle at Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal. I look up at thousands of seats in the grandstand and try to imagine this place on its biggest day.

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Darryl Kaplan's Blog

 

Farewell: Signs From Hervé

June 30, 2017:


As Brandon Filion stood bravely in front of a crowd of mourners at Paroisse de L'Ange Gardien in Gatineau, his words resonated from wall-to-wall.

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Darryl Kaplan's Blog

 

June 30, 2017: What are the chances?

June 30, 2017:


It has always seemed somewhat incomprehensible that horse racing in Canada began exactly 100 years to the day before Confederation. On July 1st, 1767, the first horse race was held in this country. On July 1st, 1867, the nation was founded. What are the chances?

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Dr. Alison Moore's Blog

 

E. coli, water testing and horses – What are the risks?

March 23, 2017:


When people hear “E. coli” thoughts may drift to reports of waterborne illness such as the Walkerton outbreak of 2000.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Harness Racing's Luckiest Horses

March 17, 2017:


Some say you have to be lucky to be good, some say it's better to be lucky than good. What's in a name? These luck-y horses were clearly born with talent and showed an affinity for green but surely a little bit of luck never hurt along the way.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

But what does it mean for you?

February 22, 2017:


This week represents the beginning of a huge transition for thestable.ca, and the unveiling of what we have actually been up to.

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Kathy Wade's Blog

 

How Do You Define Success?

February 8, 2017:


The O’Brien bronzes are now handed out for another year! By now, many of the recipients of the iconic bust of Joe O’Brien will have found a new, comfortable place to proudly display their awards.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Fractional ownership delivered to the general public

November 15, 2016:


I've done numerous interviews this year about the short falls our industry still faces and how I believe we can change our course and build something great.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

It can't be us against the world

October 10, 2016:


I took a long overdue trip to Lexington, Kentucky this past week. What a beautiful city.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Looking to the past for a positive future

September 5, 2016:


When you look at our ailing industry these days, you will very little has changed since the turn of the century.We continue to look for new ways to entice people to gamble on horse racing.

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Jack Darling's Blog

 

Whipless racing

August 16, 2016:


I recently read on Rideau Carleton's condition sheet that there would be some discussion on racing an afternoon card without the drivers using whips.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

I wouldn't write the obituary yet

August 12, 2016:


Over the past year my wife Amy and I have gone from sheepishly investing virtually all the spare money we had (relax, we still have Ava and Oliver's college funds), to now watching our third child, thestable.ca, branch out in multiple directions.

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Rob Cook's Blog

 

I Wanted To Share What I've Learned So Far

August 11, 2016:


With two weeks under my belt at Ontario Racing, I wanted to share what I’ve learned so far.

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Dr. Alison Moore's Blog

 

Bathe, Scrape, Repeat: Keeping horses cool in hot and humid weather

July 22, 2016:


Bathing horses is second nature to most in the harness racing business but there are a few things to keep in mind during times of hot and humid weather conditions.

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Jack Darling's Blog

 

Seeking Answers On Purses

July 8, 2016:


The harness racing industry in Ontario needs a boost in purses to be the strong and viable industry that we and the government want and there is a certain amount of urgency to it.

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