Thoroughbred
The distance from Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida is 3,004 miles. For Jakobs Rocket Girl (Kantharos), it was worth the trip. In the…
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 14:54

2016 Sovereign Award Finalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Toronto The Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2016 Sovereign Award Finalists and extends an invitation for everyone to attend the Awards Ceremony! The Jockey Club of…
Thursday, 03 November 2016 15:17

A Tale of Two Ryans

To say that jockey Sheena Ryan is enjoying a fantastic year may be a slight understatement. In 2015 she finished as the 15th ranked rider at Woodbine with 20 wins…
EDMONTON, AB – Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) and Northlands have reached an agreement that will see horse racing continue at Northlands Park Racetrack, while assisting Alberta’s horse racing industry during…
Friday, 28 October 2016 21:37

Shining Like Diamonds

Lindsay Fex has lived her dream this week at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington! Lindsay and her 5 year old OTTB Diamond Hunter are…
In a plaintive, gut wrenching heart beat the juxtaposition of victory and tragedy violently collided head on Saturday afternoon at Northlands. With the final rays of a setting October sun…
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:07

One Day At A Time

Unfortunately there is nothing to report with respect to last week’s thoroughbred action at Northlands – that’s because there was none! Poor track conditions caused by the rain, snow, drizzle,…
Friday, 14 October 2016 15:19

Former Premier Jim Prentice passes

Horse Racing Alberta sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Jim Prentice, former Premier of Alberta. Mr. Prentice was killed in a plane crash near Winfield, B.C. with 3…
There have been multiple reports on social media that the Thoroughbred population at Northlands Park is experiencing an outbreak of EHV-1 neurotropic form. To be clear: there have been no…
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:22

One Cannot Control the Weather

Over time we veterans have learned that there is no such thing as a snow free month in Alberta. With wet snow prevalent everywhere for three or four days leading…
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