Woodbine’ CEO Jim Lawson tells us about a soccer stadium being built kitty corner to the racetrack, how good Opening Day will be, and why he’s very anxious for the Sovereign Awards. On the same day at Gulfstream, Canadian horsemen, Marty Drexler, Bruno Schickedanz, Mike De Paulo, Bill Tharrenos and Steven Chircop all sent out winners.
Down The Stretch travels from New Orleans to Dubai for Kentucky Derby Preps. We talk with Mohawk’s outrider, Joanne Colville about a horse even she didn’t think would win. Jean Rene Plante has won over 2,800 races as a driver, but he’s most proud of a hockey championship by the Burlington Eagles, a team he coaches.
And when trainer Kayla Hendry won for the first time with a pacer named Rough Trade, we couldn’t resist the urge to drop in some Carole Pope.
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