Mr. Kapchinsky was a long time Alberta Thoroughbred owner and breeder, strong supporter of the racing industry, CTHS (Alberta) President (1988-1991) and member of the Jockey Club of Canada. He was awarded a Sovereign Award in 1981 as Canada’s Outstanding Owner and was the Alberta Night of Champions Horseperson of the Year for 1994.
He owned Paddockhurst Stables for over 30 years. During that time Paddockhurst produced many top stallions including Queen’s Plate winner, Son of Briartic.
Mr. Kapchinsky passed away in January of this year at the age of 80. This year at Night of Champions the Champion Three Year Old Filly award which is sponsored by Paddockhurst Stables was renamed “The Dave Kapchinsky Memorial Trophy” and was presented by the Kapchinsky family.