Highlighting some of our industry’s best and most interesting people and horses.
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...
Jim Bruce has been enamored with racehorses and racing since he was 16-years-old and went to the racetrack with his brother Warren.
Shelly MacMillan doesn’t consider herself a horse whisperer. Not in the least. But on the morning of September 17, 2016, as she often does, she leaned in close to the young filly and offered up a...
For over 40 years, Vera Simpson has navigated through the ups and downs of Ontario horse racing with an unwavering optimism, cognizant of its challenges, but buoyed by its opportunities.
“I have two memberships for gyms and I don’t go to them. I have this. Once this bug gets to you, I don’t think it will ever be replaced.”
For Sue Leslie, the biggest key to horse racing flourishing in Ontario comes down to one word: Unity.
It’s a scene that Bob Broadstock has seen countless times over his years in Quarter Horse Racing, one that he never tires of and one that speaks to the importance of a relationship between the...
Horse ownership might be a new thing for former NHL standout Rick Vaive, but his deep affinity for horse racing is certainly not.
Cory Spataro’s career as a jockey has taken him down many different paths since he took a chance and began a life on horseback as a teenager.
“It almost didn’t happen, but I pursued it and had a good end to the year,” said Santino Di Paola, reflecting on the 2017 racing meet and his first official year as a trainer at Woodbine Racetrack.