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MacDonald On Prime Time Sports

March 25, 2016:

"We ended up striking up multiple conversations with people in Guelph and it was shocking to me how many of them loved horses and loved horse racing but had never gone to the racetrack, never owned a piece of a horse or taken part in any facet of racing." on

2016 Hall Of Fame Ballot Announced

March 21, 2016:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2016 ballot. In this the 40th anniversary of the CHRHF, a total of 30 horses and people comprised of 15 Standardbred racing candidates and 15 Thoroughbred racing candidates have been selected to appear on the voting on

Perkins Pens Last Toronto Star Column

August 7, 2013:

Late last week, nationally-respected sports columnist Dave Perkins penned his last-ever column for the Toronto Star, titled 'This is the business for me.' on

Perkins On Panel's Draft Plan

July 6, 2013:

"Only a clueless politician or one of his hatchet men could recommend cutting race dates, horse population and number of tracks as a method of “growing” the betting handle, but that’s the essence of this latest brainwave." on

Perkins Has Harsh Words For Liberals

March 29, 2013:

Toronto Star sports columnist Dave Perkins recently spoke with a variety of horse racing industry members for a pair of columns on the Ontario Liberal Government's "shameful" decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks program on Sunday and "its ludicrous infatuation with bingo halls and American-owned casinos." on

Perkins: "Elected Assassins" Killing Horse Racing

February 15, 2013:

"If you want to kill a sport once and for all, take a lesson from the Ontario Government. What our elected assassins have done to horse racing is the new template for sport execution." on

ESPN Discusses Ontario Racing Crisis

December 28, 2012:

As the clock ticks down to April 1, 2013, ongoing talk of the end of the slots-at-racetracks program and the massive impact it will have on the Ontario horse racing industry has become so commonplace in the provincial media to the point where it almost seems like part of the on

The End Of An Era

December 15, 2012:

"What kind of industry with a board of directors scraps a hugely successful program worth $1.1 billion annually, and the industry behind it, in order to bolster the arm of the business losing $100 million?" on

Perkins Calls For Racing Czar

November 2, 2012:

In his most recent column, which calls for a Racing Czar and a single unified voice for Ontario horse-racing, nationally-respected sports journalist Dave Perkins has again called out the Ontario Liberal Party for its botched handling of the provincial industry, stating, "Racing needed a kick in the ass, no question. But it didn’t need to be guillotined by politicians who should have, but didn’t, know any better." on

If Perkins Were Gaming Czar

March 19, 2012:

"As recent polls show, not everyone wants slot machines or casinos in their backyard. The point of putting slots into racetracks was that they were in areas already zoned for gambling, away from schools and (usually) separate from residential areas." on

'More Honesty At Tracks Than Queen’s Park'

March 14, 2012:

He is a regular guest on the most listened-to sports talk presentation on Canadian airwaves. He is one of the most respected sports journalists in the nation. He's an award winning racing writer. Dave Perkins is also one of many people that are fed up with the Ontario Liberals' reckless and irresponsible treatment of the provincial horse-racing industry, and he has now put his platform to on

Perkins Names 'Beach' Canada's Best Performer

December 27, 2008:

In today's Toronto Star, writer Dave Perkins places pacing powerhouse Somebeachsomewhere on top of his year-end list of Canadian sports on

Report: $1.3 Million (Est.) For Woodbine Alterations

December 12, 2008:

According to a report in the Toronto Star, moving the poles, finish line, photo finish and altering the press box at Woodbine Racetrack would cost $1.3 on

Listen: Should 'The Beach' Have Been Considered For Lou Marsh?

December 10, 2008:

On the Tuesday, December 10 edition of Prime Time Sports, host Bob McCown, Toronto Star sports writers Dave Perkins and Mary Ormsby, and Globe & Mail scribe Stephen Brunt discussed the voting process for the 2008 Lou Marsh on

Marsh Award "For Humans Only?"

December 9, 2008:

Two major announcements pertaining to the Lou Marsh Award, which is doled out annually to Canada’s Athlete of the Year, were made earlier on

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