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Racing Profiles

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

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...

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.