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A Storm On The Horizon

August 2, 2020:

"This year, because of the coronavirus shuttering society as a whole, we have more eyeballs on our sport than we had since the start of the Internet. Do you think any of these people watching have ever seen a sport they can become interested in, and afford to be an active participant in as well?" on

Any Press Is Not Always Good Press

February 4, 2020:

"Securing and cultivating new revenue streams is imperative to horse racing's survival, we all know that. But it's become clear lately that defending ourselves from political attacks is equally important" on To Boycott Flamboro

August 25, 2019:

"Industry research studies deliver the same message time and time again: early exposure to harness racing and Standardbred horse racing is critical in cultivating new generations of horse racing fans and participants" on

The Need For Education

January 4, 2019:

"The reality is that horsemen for the most part aren’t that good at marketing. I mean, I could run a marathon, or wrestle a bear. But neither are what you might call my 'strong suits'. Just because you want to do something, doesn't necessarily mean you can achieve it" on

Why What We Do Now Is So Important

June 19, 2018:

"Earning money in this industry is tough. We all are very aware that horse racing needs to grow and expand as an industry. But how? " on

Darling On TCO2 Testing

January 23, 2018:

"With the recent advent of the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative, I thought it would be a good time to give some thoughts on TCO2 testing and what can be done to level the playing field for everyone." on

Understanding A Proven Model

November 25, 2017:

"People will come from all over Ontario and the U.S. just to see something that they could see anywhere at any time. Why is that? That’s a question that every member of this industry should ask themselves, and then do your very best to answer it." on

Taking Our Industry Back

October 18, 2017:

"Maybe this spring when our clients want to get away they choose the Meadows again rather than Vegas, or Disneyworld? When else could Pittsburgh ever compete in that way? Now imagine if there 50 or 100 stables working with all tracks and casinos in that manner? What would our grandstands and affiliate casino attendance look like?" on

The Definition Of Luck

July 20, 2017:

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it" on

Happy 250 From The Plains Of Abraham!

July 2, 2017:

Fireworks lit up the sky of Quebec City as thousands gathered on the Plains of Abraham on Saturday to celebrate Canada's on

Canadian Harness Racing: The First Race

July 1, 2017:

July 1, 2017: Here I am, in a sewer beneath old Montreal. For on

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 on

E. coli, Water Testing & Horses

March 23, 2017:

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

But What Does It Mean For You?

February 22, 2017:

"What Amy and I have accomplished in building a 61-horse stable from nothing, and clientele list with over 200 active participants, will pale in comparison to the foundation we are building for this industry" on

It Can't Be Us Against The World

October 10, 2016:

"I was told by a very respected person that me being at Keeneland was embarrassing because I should support our industry. The embarrassment is people attempting to make an argument for why this happened at all" on

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