Legend On a warm Wednesday afternoon, July 1, 1767, the first organized horse racing event in Canada was staged on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. The victory by Modesty, a mare ridden by Captain Prescott, would herald a … Read more

Woodlawn Drummond

Standardbred – Legend Bred by Clermont Veilleux of Drummondville, Quebec and raced under the ownership of Ecuries Drummond Stables, Woodlawn Drummond made quite a mark for herself in the mid-1960s. In 47 career starts she posted 22 victories and  earned … Read more


Thoroughbred – Legend He was known as “Old Bones”, a moniker the chestnut gelding was bestowed by his affectionate fans.  Some also called him “The Galloping Hat Rack” or “Old Slim”, based on his tall, scrawny, angular appearance. A writer … Read more


Thoroughbred Legend   The year was 1939 and for the first time in Plate history a ruling monarch was in attendance to witness the 80th running of the race when Archworth galloped to a 10-length victory at majestic Woodbine Park. … Read more

E. King Dodds

Standardbred Legend   In 1870, E. King Dodds, a prominent Toronto politician with a proclivity for horse racing, founded harness racing’s The Canadian Sportsman magazine. That same year, just five years after the end of the U.S. Civil War, the … Read more

Samuel Johnston

Samuel Johnston, businessman, contractor and horseman, was credited with saving harness racing in Fort Erie, Ontario when its future in Bertie Township was threatened by a fellow citizen who deemed horse racing violated an act relating to public morals. The … Read more