Jack Hood

Thoroughbred Legend Jack Hood celebrated the romance of horse racing unlike any other owner and breeder ever to appear on the horse racing stage in Canada. He was garrulous and eccentric, laughing and enjoying the spectacle of his audacious antics. … Continue reading

Charles Juravinski

Standardbred Builder What Charles Juravinski built in horse racing as the founder of Flamboro Downs has transformed into a tremendous legacy for the people of Hamilton. Since he sold Flamboro Downs to Magna Entertainment in 2002 for $72 million (the … Continue reading

W. J. Hyatt

Legend – Standardbred Builder   W.J. Hyatt was a groundbreaking entrepreneur who was always ahead of his time. A very successful salesman and innovator, Hyatt built both a thriving roofing business and a large transportation and trucking enterprise. But Hyatt’s … Continue reading

Mel Lawson

Thoroughbred Builder   Mel Lawson’s legacy in the annals of Canadian horse racing is that of a humble, unassuming gentleman who for almost 50 years was recognized by his peers for his character, loyalty and passion for the sport. It … Continue reading