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Thomassin Joins SC Board

Published: February 13, 2018 2:41 pm ET

Last Comment: February 13, 2018 5:31 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Murielle Thomassin, the general manager of Hippodrome 3R in Quebec, has joined SC’s Board of Directors.

On Saturday, February 3 at the SC Board of Directors meeting, Thomassin was appointed to replace Brian Paquet as Quebec Track Director on the SC Board for the remainder of the 2017-2019 term.

Paquet has made the tough decision to resign from the SC Board after many years of passionate service to the SC membership.

“It was the right time for me to step away,” said Paquet, “and seeing as though Murielle is the GM of Hippodrome 3R, she is the logical choice to fill the position. Murielle is familiar with the staff at Standardbred Canada and she’ll be a good fit. She’s going to do a great job.”

Standardbred Canada would like to thank Paquet for his dedication, input and hard work on behalf of the industry.


Murielle Thomassin (SC Photo)

The name ‘Murielle Thomassin’ is a familiar one in the Canadian harness racing industry.

Thomassin worked in her native Quebec for trainers Serge Turenne and Mario Lachance before moving on to Ontario, where she was instrumental in the Rick Zeron Stable. From there, she transitioned into an office role with SC's Member Services Department in Mississauga, Ont.

After leaving her member services role with SC, Thomassin moved on to a position with AgriCorp – a Crown agency that deals with farming insurance – and then vaulted to a position with the ACC (Agricultural Credit Corporation), an agricultural loan agency. When the general manager position at Hippodrome 3R became available last summer, Thomassin jumped at the opportunity and enjoyed her first campaign at the helm.

She has told Trot Insider that she is humbled by the opportunity to join the SC Board.

"I am thankful for the opportunity presented to me," Thomassin told Trot Insider. "I look forward to working with many great industry participants towards a better future."

February 13, 2018 - 5:31 pmWhat an amazing person! I met

Ben Paniccia SAID...

What an amazing person! I met her when she worked for Rick and I have never seen a better person around horses. Congrats and the best of luck for you.


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