Thoroughbred
Sunday, 05 November 2017 12:34

Hoofprints - November 5

We are now two years into a landmark agreement between the provincial government and the horse racing industry of Alberta. And both sides are adamant that the ten year deal…
Thursday, 02 November 2017 09:41

Hamilton gets to live Breeder’s Cup dream

With a whole lot of Heart on his side, Terry Hamilton is headed to his first Breeders’ Cup. The Lethbridge rider and his horse of five years, Heart To Heart,…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 18:35

Heart to Heart in Breeders' Cup Mile

On Saturday afternoon Alberta thoroughbred owner Terry Hamilton will be standing in the paddock at Del Mar racecourse with his superstar Heart to Heart waiting for the G1 $2,000,000 Breeders’…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 15:43

Backstretch Foundation Newsletter - October 2017

October Backstretch Newsletter - from Century Downs! Thank you to the individuals and stables that have offered sponsorship for the onthly awards! We will be looking for your help again…
Monday, 30 October 2017 12:15

Hoofprints - October 29

Lynn Chouinard had a dream. That one day, there would be a new racetrack in the Calgary market. “It took awhile and there were times I thought we’d never get…
Just two weeks ago I was experiencing a very tough go through Thanksgiving. I'm not sure why it would happen to be this year - of all years - that…
Monday, 23 October 2017 07:30

Hoofprints - October 22

Some pretty happy owners at the races this weekend at Century Downs. Grande Prairie’s Charles Strojan claimed both the Century Downs 770 with Free Thought and the Canadian Quarter Horse…
Between the Smithbilt/Cam Clark Ford Gala and the inaugural C Cup Classic charity race, an impressive total of $15,929 was raised over the Horses, Hats and Hope charity weekend. All…
Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:22

Hoofprints - October 15

The coming weekend might be the highlight weekend of the fall thoroughbred-quarter horse meet at Century Downs. The $40,000 added Canadian Quarter Horse Cup Futurity is the featured race on…
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 09:21

Hoofprints - October 9

How do you make $60,000 at the races in less than half an hour? Actually in about two minutes and 33 seconds?  The answer is, you own and train a…
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