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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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A clear path to success

March 23, 2016:


In the last half decade I've been a husband, a father, a driver, a trainer, almost a politician and possibly a bit of an entrepreneur.

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One speech becomes two

March 2, 2016:


Last weekend I spoke at the annual USTA conference in Columbus, Ohio. I planned to speak about the benefits of fractional ownership, the hurdles it still faces and show how, if done right, it can be an immense tool for our industry across the board.

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You're Letting Your Industry Down

February 12, 2016:


Not much surprises me about this industry anymore.
We have all come a long way since the slots program disappeared.

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Woodbine information seminar

February 3, 2016:


Thestable.ca held its second information seminar this past weekend at Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, and the turnout was great.

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Bolstering investment with fractional ownership

January 27, 2016:


There are many problems with our industry as we all know.

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Is ignorance really bliss?

December 7, 2015:


For the last three years we have done pretty well considering the vast majority of horse people in Ontario have had no voice.

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Corey MacPherson

December 3, 2015:


I'd like to take this opportunity to thank horsemen/women across North America for their generosity over the last month raising money for the MacPherson family.

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Confidence Causing Economic Hurdles

October 22, 2015:


I read earlier this week that the OLG is looking for "input on a financial model" for our industry from OHRIA and participants.

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The man behind Mopey Corey

October 14, 2015:


People in this industry never cease to amaze me. I asked everyone in the drivers room if they would donate their 5 per cent on a race night to a young father and good friend who is in the midst of a run in with cancer.

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What Racing's All About

August 26, 2015:


Most of us on a cloudy day can easily picture our lives with no harness racing. As our industry shrinks, and our investors look for exits, our faith sometimes becomes shaky.

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Our industry after two years

June 20, 2015:


Sometimes it seems like our future is becoming a lopsided fight. Everytime it's seems like we might be able to climb out of this hole we were left in, we get more dirt thrown on us.

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Missed Opportunities

April 10, 2015:


It's not very often that we have anything to cheer about in Ontario lately.

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Which Shortage Is Worse?

March 5, 2015:


I find myself playing an app on my phone quite a bit. It's called trivia crack. A question is asked and multiple choice answers are given. For instance, one might ask our industry:

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Attracting New Business

November 7, 2014:


How can we attract new business with no business plan?

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