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On The Road With The World Driving Championship

August 25, 2017:


I was really looking forward to the World Driving Championship, but I have to admit I was very nervous about moving 30 people across the country from Calgary to Charlottetown. I’d had nightmares for weeks leading up…that didn’t help to ease my anxiety!

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How Do You Define Success?

February 8, 2017:


The O’Brien bronzes are now handed out for another year! By now, many of the recipients of the iconic bust of Joe O’Brien will have found a new, comfortable place to proudly display their awards.

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Winning An O'Brien Award: Priceless!

February 18, 2016:


The 2015 O’Brien Awards are now in the books. We're a few days removed from the big event which some of us refer to as “The Academy Awards of Harness Racing”. If you were an award winner, you deserved to celebrate long past the time the “official” celebration of the O’Briens ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

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We Are All Marketers!

July 3, 2015:


The big question for horse racing in recent years has been “what’s next?” Committees have been created, promises have been made, strategies are in the works, but we’ve overlooked an important but simple first step to help rejuvenate horse racing in Canada; something that we can all be a part of: advocacy marketing.
 

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The Renaissance of Racing in Calgary

May 4, 2015:


It was a bitterly cold and blustery day and threatening clouds loomed over Canada’s newest harness racing facility but that didn’t prevent droves of racing fans and first timers from making the trek to witness Calgary’s first card of harness racing since the curtain closed on Stampede Park’s final day of harness racing in 2006.

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The Anticipation

February 7, 2015:


Do you ever think about how happy or excited you feel when you’re looking forward to something? Whether it’s a holiday, a horse racing, seeing an old friend, or the last chapter of a gripping book, research has shown that anticipating something can be a powerful and positive emotion that can help us live happier lives.

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Why You Should Bring A Friend...Or Two...Or More!

June 3, 2014:


As members of the industry, many of us have been around for a good part of our lives. We were all at that novice stage once, where we were just learning about the sport.

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Do You Remember Your First Time?

August 23, 2013:


Do you remember your very first experience with harness racing? Maybe you were at your local fair, saw a friend’s horse race, had the chance to jog a horse, visited a standardbred farm, took a trip to the paddock or were fortunate enough for your first time to be a trip to the winner’s circle.

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Grassroots Efforts = Major Gains

August 16, 2013:


In the May issue of Trot, editor Darryl Kaplan titled his editorial "We All Have a Role To Play." I’m sure many of you read it but I’ll refresh your memories on some of the highlights.

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