Thoroughbred   October 28, 1973, an incredible thoroughbred nicknamed “Big Red” ran the last race of his awesome career in near darkness on a cold rainy afternoon at Woodbine. Secretariat, the horse who had captivated the imagination of the racing … Continue reading

Soaring Free

Thoroughbred   The pedigree of Soaring Free spoke volumes of an exceptional career that would eventually see the gelding achieve celebrity status as one of Canada’s leading sprinters and turf specialists.  The names that dotted his bloodlines included world champions … Continue reading


Thoroughbred   Horsepeople in both Canada and California were aware of Arravale’s prowess over a turf course, especially after her splendid form earlier that year in California. Thus her dramatic victory on the lawn at Woodbine in the Grade 1 … Continue reading


Thoroughbred   L’Alezane was destined to become an exceptional performer with Hall of Fame credentials from the moment Montreal industrialist and future Hall of Fame inductee Jean-Louis Levesque purchased the chestnut filly for $101,000 at the Saratoga August sales in … Continue reading

Touch Gold

Thoroughbred   Among the most dramatic stretch runs in the 129-year history of the Belmont Stakes occurred when a colt with more Canadian connections than an Ottawa lobbyist spoiled Silver Charm’s chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since … Continue reading

Lady Angela

Thoroughbred E.P.Taylor’s desire to acquire the best bloodlines in the world in the 1950s resulted into a legendary epic that would forever impact on Thoroughbred breeding throughout the world. It is a saga ingrained with countless “what ifs” and a … Continue reading