November 2023


Trot Feature: John MacMillan

John MacMillan is as passionate, and as involved in Standardbred racing as anyone could be. The former GM of Rideau Carleton Raceway, a trainer with almost 1,800 wins and more than $10 million in purses, a longtime horseman’s rep in the Ottawa area, and the current track announcer at Rideau, John has just about done it all. A marathon runner with a great zest for life, earlier this summer John sadly got some awful news from his doctors. He was literally given a death sentence by them...


Trot Feature: John MacMillan

Chaque matin, sans exception, John MacMillan, un sourire gravé sur son visage, se dirige vers la grande fenêtre pour admirer les images et les sons des chevaux gambadant dans le champ. ...

A Route To The Metro Winner's Circle Like No Other

Captains Quarters

Rich Stiles simply prefers to own one horse at a time, so when he retired his 14-year-old - that he bought as a yearling - a few months before he had planned to, in late September, 2022, he headed to the Lexington Sale a few days later ...

Not Retiring Quite Yet

Ake & Sarah Svanstedt

One of the top trainers and drivers in the history of his native Sweden, Ake Svanstedt and his wife Sarah moved to America late in 2013, while their two sons were quite young, just to ‘try racing in North America for a while ...


The View

I’m very superstitious - especially when it comes to my horses, or anyone else’s horses - so normally I would never ‘jinx’ a horse by writing about him while he’s in to go…


Point De Vue

Je suis très superstitieux – surtout quand il s’agit de mes chevaux, ou de ceux de quelqu’un d’autre – donc normalement je ne « jetterais jamais de mauvais sort » à un cheval en écrivant sur lui alors qu’il inscrit…