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Woodbine Thoroughbred Racing Season Kicks Off Saturday

The 2014 Canadian live Thoroughbred racing season will kick off this Saturday at Woodbine, the first of 133 programs scheduled for the year. The Opening Day 10-race card was drawn Wednesday and features 87 horses. First race post time is

Making a full-time return to Woodbine is Chantal Sutherland-Kruse, the 2002 Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s top apprentice, after three years competing at tracks in southern California. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Horse Deaths at The Fork Horse Trials

Will Coleman’s Conair and Andrew McConnon’s Powderhouse both died this past weekend at The Fork Horse Trials in Norwood, North Carolina, held April 5-6, 2014. Competing in his first two-star event, Powderhouse, a 15-year-old Australian Thoroughbred, collapsed and died following

Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation Educational Bursary Program

The deadline for the Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation(NSEF) Educational Bursary Program is fast approaching, on May 1st. The NSEF Educational Bursary Program is a financial bursary funded by the NSEF to assist NSEF members attending a post-secondary educational institution. Up

FEI Talks Gender Equality at SportAccord Conference

Just one week after IOC President Thomas Bach announced a 23% increase in female representation on IOC commissions, Lisa Lazarus, FEI’s Chief of Business Development and Strategy will be addressing the SportAccord Convention held in Belek (TUR) this week on

FEI Endorses Endurance Strategic Planning Group Recommendations

The FEI Bureau is taking the conclusions and recommendations of the Endurance Strategic Planning Group (ESPG) extremely seriously and has assumed full responsibility for the delivery of clear measures that will bring about a long term solution to issues within

In Memoriam: Imperial Miss

Sadly, Imperial Miss (Imperial Falcon – Arch Miss) was euthanized at age 25 on Friday April 4, 2014 due to the infirmities of old age. Bred and purchased from Windfields Farm at age two, Imperial Miss was the dam of

Equine Canada Responds to Bill C-571

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition has revealed, on their blog, the content of a letter sent from Equine Canada to MP Alex Atamanenko, author of the Bill C-571, which was recently read in the House of Commons. In it, the

OHRIA: Integration Key to Long-term Survival of Horse Racing Industry

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is pleased with the personal attention and progress that Premier Kathleen Wynne has given to ensuring the survival of the province’s horse racing and breeding industry. The recently negotiated five-year deal, which provides

Elvis to Perform at Dressage Canada’s Viva Las Vegas Gala

Steve Michaels, award winning Elvis tribute artist, will be performing live at the Viva Las Vegas Gala in support of the Canadian Dressage Team preparing for the 2015 Pan American Games. Heralded for his candid performances and extraordinary talent, Michaels