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Stakes Sweep With Two Broken Wrists

December 2, 2020:

"Unbelievable. I’ve never seen someone drive with two broken wrists. And then to win the two biggest races of the year in Alberta."...read on

This Homebred's Making Some Waves

November 26, 2020:

Cliff & Kathy Coonfer were more than thrilled when Make Some Waves captured one of the Western Canada Pacing Derby elims on Sunday (Nov. 22) at Century Mile. And while it was exciting for them to defeat the seasonally-unbeaten Major Custard, the Coonfers were just as pleased to see their homebred colt perform so impressively after returning from injury....read on

Even The Great Ones Get Beat

November 24, 2020:

“They’re animals not machines; people forget that. They all get beat sooner or later. Even Somebeachsomewhere lost.”...read on

Make Some Waves Upsets Major Custard

November 23, 2020:

Trainer-driver Dave Kelly made some waves in the first of two $9,000 eliminations for the Western Canada Pacing Derby when his Sunshine Beach gelding Make Some Waves lighted the tote board in toppling Alberta sensation Major Custard on Sunday (Nov. 22) at Century Mile....read on

Corbeil Gets His 'Stanley Cup'

September 20, 2019:

"Owning horses is like owning an NHL team. You 'draft' horses just like you draft hockey players. Then you develop the horses the same way you develop your players. In both cases getting them to the big leagues isn’t about the money. It’s about the plan you prepare and when it comes together it’s extremely gratifying."...read on

'Custard' Pops In Western Canada Derby

September 15, 2019:

Kneedeep N Custard secured the pocket early and vaulted past pacesetter Outlawgrabbingears at the top of the stretch to win the $125,000 Western Canada Pacing Derby Final on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Century Mile....read on

Showtime Sunday At Century Mile

September 14, 2019:

"To win the Western Canada Pacing Derby you have to have a lot of luck on your side, and if it turns out, it turns out."...read on

Lancaster Triples At Century Mile

September 7, 2019:

Chris Lancaster is poised for a big weekend after winning three of the four eliminations for this year's Western Canada Pacing Derby and Don Byrne Memorial on Saturday (Sept. 7) at Century Mile....read on

Cheddar Jack Jets In Western Canada Pacing Derby

October 13, 2018:

Stalking a duel for the lead, Cheedar Jack pounced on his competition heading to three-quarters and jolted to a six-and-a-quarter length victory in the $125,000 Western Canada Pacing Derby at Northlands Park on Saturday, Oct. 13....read on

Snap Test Upsets In Derby Elim

October 6, 2018:

Keith Clark trainee Snap Test swung off cover from third over and rolled past late-race leader Marlons Magic to pull a 23-1 surprise in the first of two $10,000 eliminations for the Western Canada Pacing Derby at Northlands Park on Saturday, Oct. 6....read on

Mateo Wins Western Canada Derby

October 1, 2017:

Shooting to the front from post eight, Mateo took the $138,430 Western Canada Pacing Derby in 1:53.4 on Saturday, September 30 at Northlands Park....read on

Half-Blind Horse Worth The Risk

September 29, 2017:

"I didn’t have $2 to my name so I was willing to take a shot on just about anything. You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take. This shot has obviously worked out."...read on

Northlands Hosts 'Derby', 'Filly Pace' Elims

September 24, 2017:

Northlands Park's Saturday, September 23 program was highlighted by two $12,500 eliminations for the Western Canada Pacing Derby and two $12,500 eliminations for the Northlands Filly Pace....read on

The End Of An Era At Northlands

September 23, 2017:

For decades, Northlands Park has been the home of the Western Canada Pacing Derby. With the Edmonton-area track slated to shut down in 2018, this year's edition of the race will thus be the final contested over the five-eighths mile oval....read on

Hoerdt, Clark Star In Northlands Stakes

December 3, 2016:

The Kelly Hoerdt stable dominated the $70,000 Northlands Filly Pace while trainer/driver Keith Clark reigned supreme in the co-featured Western Canada Pacing Derby on Saturday night (December 3) at Northlands Park....read on


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