Frank Salive

Communicator Frank Salive’s legendary career in the announcer’s booth spanned over three decades and he was aptly nicknamed “The Voice of Canadian Standardbred Racing” by admiring racing fans and horse people. The Leamington native competed as a World-Class Junior A … Continue reading

Dave Landry

Standardbred Communicator   Considering how much Dave Landry struggled to keep his equine photography business afloat in the two years that followed the cancellation of Ontario’s Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP), he said he finds it particularly gratifying to be … Continue reading

Dan Loiselle

Thoroughbred Communicator   “…and that’s that.” The terse “goodbye” concluded  the exceptional career of Woodbine race announcer Dan Loiselle as he summed up the order of finish of the Lady Angela Stakes on May 31, 2015. His farewell call brought … Continue reading

Bruce Johnston

Communicator In 1976, Bruce Johnston of Aylmer, Ontario, acquired The Canadian Sportsman, ‘the oldest turf journal in America’ and devoted it to the betterment of harness racing.  His editorial policy was to promote harness racing and to suggest proposals, such … Continue reading

James E. Bannon

Thoroughbred Communicator   During an charismatic career, which has accorded him induction into two Halls of Fame, a Gemini Award in 2010 as Canada’s best sports analyst, numerous accolades for his work as an educator and humanitarian, one of North America’s … Continue reading

Harry Eisen

Standardbred Communicator   Harry Eisen covered harness racing on a full time basis for the London Free Press for 22 of his 40 years at the Southwestern Ontario newspaper. He was the recipient of the Canadian Trotting Association’s first winner for … Continue reading