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May 2015

  • Vision for the Future - Carla Robin

    A Bold Vision for Harness Racing

    While Carla Robin is new to the harness industry she is no stranger to horses or competing. She has been a competitive enthusiastic person all her on

  • Chaplaincy Program

    Hands That Help

    For years, Chaplain Ken Carter has reached out to those in greatest need in the Standardbred racing community. In a world often preoccupied with money and business, Carter, and the many volunteers of the Chaplaincy program, remind us what really matters.

    By Bill Galvin on

  • Horseplayers

    What Horseplayers Want

    Horse racing’s biggest customers are often its harshest critics. They love the thrill of cashing tickets, but get frustrated by the issues and problems that they see so clearly. We asked horseplayers from across Canada what they really want. And they weren’t shy in telling us.

    By Melissa Keith on

  • Trot Feature - Vision for the Future - Vincent Trudel

    Collaboration and Investment Will Lead to Growth

    Vincent Trudel has been in the forefront of the Canadian gaming industry for more than 20 years, first as a Loto-Quebec executive who piloted the opening of the province’s first casino in Montreal in 1993, on

  • Trot Feature - Vision for the Future - Vincent Trudel

    Collaboration et investissement mènent à la croissance

    Vincent Trudel est aux premiers plans de l’industrie canadienne des jeux depuis plus de 20 ans, d’abord à titre de cadre chez Loto Québec, ayant dirigé l’ouverture du premier casino de la province à Montréal en 1993, on

  • Vision for the Future - Ben Wallace

    Calling it How He Sees It

    Ben Wallace, longtime horseman and COSA board member, is no shrinking violet when it comes to his opinion on the current state of Ontario horse on

  • Vision for the Future - Jim Lawson


    Jim Lawson, formerly the Chairman and newly-appointed CEO of Woodbine Entertainment Group, has a long and accomplished association with the sport of horse racing. His father, the late Mel Lawson, was a highly successful and high-profile thoroughbred owner/breeder, the man behind Jim Dandy Stable. on

  • Vision For the Future - Hugh Mitchell

    Transformational Change

    Hugh Mitchell, who has a BSc Degree in Agribusiness from the University of Guelph, first joined Western Fair District (WFD) in 1982 as the Agriculture Manager. on

  • Vision for the Future - Bill Andrew

    For The Love of The Sport

    Bill Andrew is well known throughout Atlantic Canada for his contributions to local harness on

  • Vision for the Future - Steve Morton


    Outside of Prince Edward Island, it’s easy to be pessimistic about the prospects for harness racing in the Atlantic Provinces, but there are signs of a on

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