Spadina Road finds winning path in Deputy Minister

Spadina Road, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, came on strong down the lane to capture Wednesday night’s $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Bob Tiller for owner Rolph Davis, Spadina Road arrived at the seven furlong

Jockey Euric Da Silva guides Spadina Road to victory in the $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Developing the Sport Horse: Part 1

Extrapolating from human athlete research – can cross training have the same beneficial effects to our equine athletes? As our expectations for our equine partners increase, so should our knowledge of injury prevention and our understanding of the psychology of

Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Colorado

Horses have tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in Weld County, Colorado on July 17, 2014. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of

A Royal Canadian Evening

Save the date for a¬†Royal Canadian Evening at the prestigious castle, Casa Loma, in Toronto, to benefit Dressage Canada’s Canadian Dressage Athlete Assistance Program (C-DAAP). On Thursday, November 6, 2014, C-DAAP will be opening the doors to a regal evening

EquiLottery Revenue Studies Show Big Upside for Ontario Horse Racing

In year one of operation, initial revenue studies provided to Canadian company EquiLottery Corp. estimate its lottery and horse racing game EquiLottery to generate $100 million in ticket sales. Factor in the effect the game will have on increasing horseplayer


In Memoriam: Tommy Brennan

Tommy Brennan, the legendary Irish Olympic event rider and championship course designer, has passed away after a short illness. He was 74. Tommy Brennan was born in Kilkenny on 29 January 1940 and grew up on the family farm at

The legendary Irish Olympic event rider and championship course designer Tommy Brennan (pictured here with his horse of a lifetime, Kilkenny) has died at the age of 74.

Queen’s Horse Tests Positive for Morphine

On July 17, 2014, the British Horse Racing Authority announced that five horses had tested positive for the banned substance morphine at recent meets. One of the horses is owned by the Queen. Estimate, a five-year-old filly, tested positive after placing

Equine Canada Member Notice: Use Compounded Drugs with Caution

In order to avoid positive tests, the Equine Canada Equine Medication Control Committee (EMCC) would like to remind all competitors, owners, grooms, trainers, etc. that compounded medications should be used with caution and only under the proper guidance and prescription

Speak Up to Help Josh Nichol’s Family Reunite

Canadian horse trainer, Josh Nichol, and his wife, Cindy, have been faced with an impossible situation, and they are appealing to the horse community to spread the word. The couple, based in Meanook, Alberta, adopted a little boy from Kinshasa,