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Racing Profiles

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

Lori Cirillo: Living the (teenage) horse racing dream

​When she was little more than waist-high to her father, Lori Cirillo remembers the rush of the thoroughbreds whizzing by at dizzying speeds, and wondering aloud, ‘Dad, wouldn’t it be great if we...

Nikki Alderson: All smiles in the saddle

When horses are your passion there tends to be a particular word that’s often reiterated when talking about them.

Michelle Olson: An iron-willed love of horses, horse racing

From whatever point of view she’s looked upon it, be it standing atop a five-story structure or thumbing through picture books as a young girl, Michelle Olson knew she was destined for a life in...

Scott Coulter: The drive to 5,000 and beyond

​Although the journey’s far from over, Scott Coulter knows exactly what’s got him to this point in the game.

Jim Thibert: Looking through an optimistic lens

It was a picture-perfect moment, literally, the day Fort Erie Racetrack CEO and Ontario Racing board member Jim Thibert fell in love with horse racing.

FEATURE: Brosseau always looking to go one better

A wide smile emerges just before Stéphane Brosseau answers the question. “How many times have I ever been happy to finish second? One time and one time only.”

Georg Leber: "Being an owner is 10 times better than just going to the races"

In 2010, Georg Leber made the leap from horse racing fan to racehorse owner. Now, he’s looking to help others make that same jump.

Guy Gagnon: Rideau’s top-shelf reinsman

He might not hear chants of ‘Guy! Guy!’ like Hockey Hall of Fame legend Guy Lafleur often did, but lover of all things hockey Guy Gagnon certainly deserves a shout-out for his standout Standardbred...

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...