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Dressage Canada Announces New Committee Chairs

Dressage Canada has announced that the following individuals have been elected by acclamation into the following positions; • Sheila Skene — Rules Committee Chair (term 2015–2018), and • Birgit Valkenborg — Coaching Committee Chair (term 2015–2018). Both Skene and Valkenborg

Lexie Lou Takes to Turf in Wonder Where

Gary Barber’s Lexie Lou makes her first start since a glorious 1 1/2-length win in the Queen’s Plate last month in Sunday’s $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine. Lexie Lou, who also won the Woodbine Oaks in June, will be

Lexie Lou, under Patrick Husbands. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

In Memoriam: Jacques Dumas

Trainer Jacques Dumas, well known by thoroughbred racing fans at Blue Bonnets in the 70’s and 80’s passed away recently at the age of 74 in Toronto. His fans will remember the successes of this young horseman along with J.-Louis

Jacques Dumas

“GoingStick” Added at Woodbine

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has added another handicapping tool to the Thoroughbred horseplayer’s arsenal. Beginning Friday, August 8, Woodbine will report the TurfTrax GoingStick measurement in its daily track maintenance commentary. The “GoingStick” will offer a systematic and objective assessment

The GoingStick, when inserted in the turf, measures the firmness of the ground.

Record-Breaking Year for Prince of Wales

The Management Team of Fort Erie Race Track, employees, horsepeople and fans have something historic to celebrate. After tallying up the numbers from last Tuesday’s Prince of Wales along with a close review of past records which date back many

Coltimus Prime Takes the Early Lead in the 79th Prince of Wales Stakes Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Jock Paget and Kevin McNab Cleared by FEI Tribunal in Doping Case

Eventers Jonathan ‘Jock’ Paget and Kevin McNab have been cleared of doping charges by the FEI Tribunal. Both athletes’ horses – Clifton Promise and Clifton Pinot – tested positive for the banned substance reserpine following the Land Rover Burghley Horse

Nominations in for 85th Running of Canadian Derby

A total of 16 three-year old thoroughbreds were nominated for the 85th running of the Canadian Derby presented by CIBC. A maximum of 12 horses will be eligible to compete at the Canadian Derby on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at

In Memoriam: Michael James Bullman

Michael James Bullman (GBR), well-known horse owner and chef d’équipe of the Great Britain and Hungary Jumping teams, has passed away at the age of 72 at his home in Hungary. Michael Bullman was a man who lived for his

Michael James Bullman (GBR), well-known horse owner and chef d'équipe, has passed away at the age of 72. Photo by Kit Houghton/FEI

In Memoriam: Wendy Hoogeveen

It is with profound sadness that the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announces that Wendy Hoogeveen passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014. Wendy worked for the ORC for over 30 years, ultimately holding the position of Director, Industry Development & Support. Her

Piro-Like Syndrome in France

Researchers in France have been studying “Piro-Like Syndrome” in horses for a decade. And now, leading up the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, a database has been launched, which will allow veterinarians to report and track cases. This