All Blog Posts Tagged 'horseracing' (13)

Bad break on Race day


his coat shines

Coppertone’s aglow

Muscles tense as etched glass lines.



Eyes all a glare.

Fear, sweat and agony turns,

While running nostrils flare.



Added by Cheryl Bruder on January 5, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments

Different Breeds in Racing

When horse racing comes to mind, a herd of running Thoroughbreds vying for first is usually what comes to mind. However, there are different types of races geared towards different breeds that are becoming more popular throughout Canada and the US.


Standardbred racing is the second most prolific type of racing in North America. Horses pull small carts known as sulkies that are piloted by a jockey. They race in either a trot or pace. Except in continental… Continue

Added by The HorseLady Blog on March 18, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

2010 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

A great time had by all at the elegant Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, August 19th. I was very honoured to present the ring for Windfield's Lady Angela (Dam of Nearctic, Grand Dam of Northern Dancer) to Judith Taylor Mappin,…


Added by Andrea on August 21, 2010 at 6:09pm — No Comments


Poppet Press is pleased to announce that the first book in the classic series of young adult books known as The Bonnie Books has just become available. The next book "A Horse Called Bonnie" will also be released this week.

Visit our page on facebook The Bonnie Books to learn more about the books and our mission to doante to TB Charities and introduce the next generation to racing!…


Added by Susan E. Benson on January 12, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Retraining The Pacer ~ A Standardbred horse training video

A video produced by the Standardbred Fan Club that shows you the five simple steps in re-training

your Standardbred horse from a pace racing career to a riding horse.

The video includes the initial ground work (teaching voice association), lunging work (developing bending muscles, developing the trot and teaching the canter), preparation for the first ride, initial riding work and exercise, developing the trot and canter… Continue

Added by Standardbred Fan Club on December 1, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

So far...

October 2009

September 7, 2009 by annatrinder

How good it feels to be back in England! Finn (my 6 month old Irish Jack Russell ) travelled well, enjoying his boat trip and is now settling into a new routine. He has already been up to London, enjoying the trains and buses but not overly keen on the Underground as it was a hot day. My youngest sister Sophie has just started work for ‘Naked Communications’ as a Junior Strategist so we popped in to say hello to her and also visited Vic… Continue

Added by Anna Trinder on September 9, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Rachel Alexander and Calvin win the Haskell today..against the boys!

Another amazing race!

Added by Lori Tankel on August 2, 2009 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Ontario's Quarter Horse Racing Industry wants YOU!

The Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program has successfully launched a new industry support program called "Pathway to Employment and Education". This is one of a number of industry support programs being introduced in 2009 that will benefit participants in the industry.

The "Pathway to Employment and Education" is a multi-faceted approach to bringing skilled workers into the Quarter Horse racing and breeding industry. The Pathway program showcases the full… Continue

Added by Sarah at on July 30, 2009 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Spotlight on...Working at the races.....Kat's story!

Going as Far as She Can in an Industry She Loves

by Stacie Roberts | Canadian Thoroughbred July 2009

Most people on the backstretch at Woodbine just call her “Kat”. A shortened version of her full name Katerina Vassilieva, she is also otherwise known as the Assistant Trainer of Pennsylvania based trainer Mike Pino. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Katerina’s mother and father brought her to Canada in 1989 in hope of securing a brighter future for their only… Continue

Added by Sarah at on July 23, 2009 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Calvin Borel and Rachel Alexandra

They did it again! Amazing race today as they won the Mother Goose stakes at Belmont and set a record. They won by over 20 lengths! And she made it looks SO EASY!!

Added by Lori Tankel on June 27, 2009 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Calvin Borel on Letterman tonight

Tomorrow is the big day for Calvin and Mine That Bird! He has had a busy week in New York! He, his fiancee, Lisa, and her parents Suzanne (my Heart Land Horse Rescue co-counder) and Mike have been playing celebrity tourists all week! Tuesday he taped Letterman, which airs tonight! Yesterday he rang the bell at the NYSE and this morning was on Good Morning America! And of course he has been to Belmont to see MTB. Suzanne called me this morning, very excited, because while at GMA, she spoke to a… Continue

Added by Lori Tankel on June 5, 2009 at 3:13pm — 1 Comment

Alberta On My Mind .... Mind the Wind

Last week Evie and I spent our time “toiling” in beautiful Edmonton, Alberta, home of the Northlands Horse Show. Edmonton Northlands Horse Show has become one of the premier events in Western Canada under the stewardship of the Edmonton Hunter – Jumper Association and the direction of Show Manager Caroline Jones. The event is unique in the fact that it is held on the infield of Northlands Race Track, who along with Hastings Park in Vancouver is the location for all of western Canada’s Grade… Continue

Added by Evie Frisque on June 4, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Rachel Alexandra wins Preakness Stakes, Canadian champ Mine That Bird second

Rachel Alexandra wins Preakness Stakes, Canadian champ Mine That Bird second


BALTIMORE- Canadian champ Mine That Bird stunned naysayers on Saturday to come within a length of repeating his jaw-dropping Kentucky Derby victory at the Preakness Stakes, proving he's far from a one-hit racehorse wonder.

Rachel Alexandra became the first filly to win the Preakness since 1924, but she did it with a feisty Mine That Bird nipping at her… Continue

Added by Sarah at on May 16, 2009 at 9:57pm — No Comments

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