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A Horseman's Home Run

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Published: December 27, 2011 8:36 am ET

Last Comment: December 27, 2011 2:37 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Don McDougall is quite unassuming. He does not look the part of a captain of industry whose name was splashed across the business and sports sections of newspapers in Toronto and Montreal in the ‘70s when he worked as president of Labatt’s. The beer brewery giant became active in building the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team in 1977 and the Ile Notre-Dame oval for Formula One racing in Montreal the following year to improve its market share. Both sports entities became eminently successful, but Don won’t take credit for either, insisting he was merely working on behalf of the company.

In the last three years, however, the septuagenarian has become active in another sports enterprise – building a stable of racehorses – this time purely for himself, and it has rekindled the love he first developed for the sport growing up in Prince Edward Island, where harness racing had (and still has) a huge following.

To read the full feature on McDougall from the December issue of Trot Magazine, click the following link: Trot Feature - A Horseman's Home Run.

December 27, 2011 - 2:37 pmWonderful story about a

Wonderful story about a great man. Don is one in a million. I had the priviledge of doing some work for one of Don's companies on PEI a number of years ago. He truly is a gentleman and the harness racing industry is truly blessed having an owner such as Don.


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