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Racing Profiles

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

Terrific London sale another indication this is Ann Straatman’s year

The co-manager of the London Selected Yearling Sale has a variety of reasons to be pleased about 2017.  by Dave Briggs The last horse had just finished selling early Sunday evening at the...

The picture-perfect story of Ashlee Brnjas and Johnny Bear

To say the two photos of the same horse – one handed to her five years ago, the other taken in the Woodbine winner’s circle this September – are meaningful to Ashlee Brnjas, wouldn’t be saying...

Mark Horner: The 'Joy' of Winning

With nearly 850 career wins to his name, Mark Horner understands what it takes to be successful in the standardbred world. He also knows a little bit of ‘Luck’ can go a long way.

Making her Mark

Kim Mark is the epitome of a member of the Ontario Horse racing industry; she has horses of all three breeds

FEATURE: "I dream like everyone else does"

Derek Chin has taken the movie and entertainment industry in Trinidad and Tobago to a whole new level. Now, the longtime racehorse owner is looking for a Hollywood-type blockbuster on the Ontario...

As easy as ‘123’

Time was running out for Dr. Ruth Barbour to find a young horse to buy at the 2014 Heritage Place Quarter Horse yearling sale in Oklahoma City. There were over 800 yearlings in the sales catalogue,...

Nick Gonzalez

Nick J. Gonzalez is hoping the best is yet to come. An up-and-coming trainer who burst onto the Fort Erie racing scene in 2013, Gonzalez enjoyed his best season - purse earnings-wise - last year.

Sam-Son Farm

The red and gold silks of Sam-Son Farm are synonymous with horse racing excellence in Canada and beyond. Stationed in Milton, Ontario, Sam-Son Farm was started by the late Ernest Samuel when he...

Stronach Stables

Stronach Stables, the racing stable of auto parts magnate Frank Stronach, continues to be a dominant force in thoroughbred racing. Stronach owns and operates Adena Springs Farm, with locations in...