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A Storied Career Comes to a Close

May 28, 2015:


As I have mentioned before on this blog, I am a great fan of race calling those who do it for a living. As I write this, we are not far away from bidding farewell to Dan Loiselle – a master of the race calling profession and an ambassador to Canadian horse racing.

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"It’s wintertime and the weather’s fine"

February 12, 2015:


Well, whether the weather is really fine is debatable, but I could not pass up the chance to quote a Stompin’ Tom Connors song! Anyway, I have been thinking about winter racing and what it means to people in this sport.

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Announcing the End of an Era

July 17, 2014:


As a fan of race calling – and the professionals who demonstrate their mastery of this art at racetracks everywhere – I pay homage to a race calling legend: Tom Durkin.

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Congratulations, Gord! 3500 wins and counting...

December 22, 2011:


A milestone was reached at Rideau Carleton Raceway this month, when driver Gord Brown notched the 3500th driving win of his career

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Away from the races – but not from the thrill of competition

July 30, 2011:


Standardbreds are a versatile breed. Most of us see them on the racetrack more than anywhere else, but they are capable of more than we see on the track or on our simulcast monitors

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The River Rocks!

November 24, 2010:


I was not surprised at the news that Grand River Raceway saw its handle, dining room sales and attendance increase this year over 2009

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Remembering a Fallen Hero

October 21, 2010:


I was as shocked and saddened as you were at the news that Admirals Express was euthanized earlier this week

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Time for action at The Meadowlands

August 7, 2010:


There is no doubt that the future of The Meadowlands is uncertain. In the weeks leading up to the Hambletonian and the festivities that go with it, there has been much discussion about the future of the facility

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Race dates: less is more in New Jersey

June 13, 2010:


We are in mid-year, with the 2010 race date application process well behind us and with months to go until racetracks and horse people here in Ontario present their submissions to the Ontario Ra

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Share the Flame!

December 26, 2009:


If you are in Southwestern Ontario, this week, you might be able to get a glimpse of the Olympic Torch Relay as it makes its way to your town or city

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Rocking at Rideau

November 12, 2009:


Rideau Carleton Raceway, my local track here in Ottawa, has had a banner month already - and the month is not even half finished

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Racing to the Fair

October 2, 2009:


Fall fair season is upon us once again. Sure, the warm weather is over, school is back and the days are getting shorter

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Going to Xtremes – Here, There and Everywhere

August 27, 2009:


As the third annual edition of Xtreme Horsepower at Georgian Downs is almost upon us, I take this opportunity to pay homage to those who dare to do something different

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Je me souviens - thanks for the memories.

July 28, 2009:


It is with a touch of sadness that I reflect on the news announced earlier this month that Hippodrome Aylmer has been sold and will likely never host a live harness race again.

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Harness Racing – A Part of our Culture

June 30, 2009:


As Canada Day approaches, there is no better time to reflect on what it is that makes us Canadian and proud to be so

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