The Professional Horseplayer: Racing's Underappreciated Hero

Horses behind the starting gate at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Published: April 21, 2024 04:00 pm EDT

We often laud those in our industry like grooms and trainers, who work more hours in one year than many people do in two, but what about the professional horseplayer? If people think it’s as easy as picking up a program and watching a few replays, they’d be mistaken. 

TROT Magazine caught up with one of Canada’s finest from over the past four-plus decades and he gave us not only an idea of how many hours he’s put in, but also shared a few old stories, and educated us on a myriad of other things that he and other big bettors have been up against over the years. 

To read the full story featured in the April 2024 issue of TROT Magazine, click one of the following links: 

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