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Racing Profiles

Highlighting some of our industry’s best and most interesting people and horses.

The Rudlands: “Horse ownership… it really is a nice little community”

A love of the sport, a love of horses and food for thought combined to bring the Rudland family into the world of racehorse ownership.

Milena Kwiecien: “It's the most fun you can have on a Sunday afternoon”

All Milena Kwiecien ever wanted growing up in her homeland of Poland was a horse. Today, the 37-year-old not only has realized that dream, but has one of the most powerful Quarter Horse racing...

Tony Gattellaro: “I’d love to see the younger crowd experience what horse racing ownership has to offer”

As a young and successful trainer-owner, Tony Michael Gattellaro certainly wouldn’t mind adding some more winner’s circle trips to his resume. He’d also love to see more people his age doing the...

FEATURE: Driving Force

Colin Kelly was looking to have a monster year in 2018. As it turns out, the reinsman got exactly what he was hoping for… and more.

Patrick Shepherd: By the (big) numbers

It’s no wonder why horse racing jack-of-all-trades Patrick Shepherd is feeling like a million bucks these days.  

NHL star and horse owner Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: “They are amazing athletes”

When it comes to racehorse ownership, Edmonton Oilers star forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is definitely in it to win it.

Kyle Bossence: “It’s always been about the horses for me”

Kyle Bossence pauses briefly before a wide smile comes to his face as he repeats the question. “What’s the best part of owning and training horses? Pretty much everything, I guess.”

Owner Brad Grant reflects on banner year, love of racing

Ontario standardbred owner Brad Grant of Milton, ON said it will be next-to-impossible for him to top 2018, so he will simply have to cherish the memories for as long as possible.

Marvin Katz: "It feels like winning the Stanley Cup, winning the Super Bowl...

Standardbred owners don’t come much bigger than Toronto real estate tycoon Marvin Katz, but it wasn’t always champagne and winner’s circles in the horse racing game.

John Burness: “I don’t think in my lifetime I ever dreamed about having a horse that would win a Grade 1"

Veteran Ontario thoroughbred breeder and owner John Burness (Brnjas) said he doesn’t think it’s possible to “pack more enjoyment into two minutes than you can watching your horse run at the...