Hector Clouthier, Sr

Standardbred Legend   Born in Petawawa, ON February 1, 1916, Hector Clouthier, Sr., began working full-time for his father’s logging company in the Ottawa Valley at age 12 and by 14 was running his own operation. Known as the “Lumber … Read more

Frank McMahon

Thoroughbred Legend   Time Magazine called Frank McMahon the “man who did the most to open up Northwest Canada’s wilderness, and convinced oilmen of its treasures.” He was also a major contributor to Thoroughbred horse racing in Canada and his … Read more

Blissfull Hall

Standardbred   When Hip #44 was walked out at the 1997 Tattersalls Sale in Kentucky, trainer Ben Wallace’s eyes widened. All he could muster at that moment – inside his head – was, ‘Wow.’ Before information was readily available at … Read more

Judy the Beauty

Thoroughbred   The yearling daughter of Ghostzapper drew sparse attention  the  day  she was paraded into the Keeneland sales  ring .  One horseman’s opinion in 2010 was:  “She was hardly a beauty. Nothing really wrong with her, but she was … Read more

Shaman Ghost

Thoroughbred   His breeding was “impeccable.” The bay colt, owned and bred by Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs, was sired by Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Ghostzapper. The grandsire was Awesome Again, who also won the same Classic race. The colt’s maternal … Read more