Thoroughbred
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:50

Who are those guys?

Borrowed from one of my favourite movie lines - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - when train robber Butch grows perplexed by the relentless pursuit of a U.S. posse,…
Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:03

Ready Intaglio shines in Spangled Jimmy

Last year’s Canadian Derby winner, Ready Intaglio, won one of Saturday’s two stakes races at Northlands while Trooper John, the early favourite for this year’s Derby, took the other. But…
Thursday, 15 June 2017 07:09

Throwback Thursday - Perry Winters

Perry Winters was a familiar face in the jockey colony in Alberta and rode for over 25 years on the circuit. Staraway, Chilcoton Blaze, Rindanica, Candid Remark, Speedy Gone Sally, Wild…
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 15:52

What will Rico Walcott do?

That was the big question going into Saturday’s $50,000 Spangled Jimmy - one of four stakes races on this weekend’s card. Walcott, perennially Alberta's leading rider had his choice of…
An extra $25,000 has been added to a Northlands stakes race on July 8. The money did not come from Northlands. It did not come from Horse Racing Alberta. It…
Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:13

Throwback Thursday - Hoerdt Resort

Throwback to the Bedrock Training Centre in 2007. Bedrock Training Centre opened as a new state of the art training and rehabilitation facility, and was already on the road to success. To quote…
Wowzers! What else can you say after Hemlock Channel broke Northlands’ six and a half furlong track record when he blazed that distance in a heart-stopping 1:15 1/5 on a…
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 23:55

Throwback Thursday - Rico Walcott

In 2007 jockey Rico Walcott followed his older brother Rickey to Alberta from Barbados and was immediately spotted as a Rising Star. At that time Rico said “I’m trying to…
Friday, 26 May 2017 15:35

Joseph wins one for his Dad

When jockey Kwame Joseph gave Kiss Me Perfect a flawless ride - taking the mare to the rail to save ground, moving past horses on the backstretch and then coming…
Happy spring horsemen! Let hope the snow will finally stay away and many sunny days to come! We did not offer monthly awards at Northlands Park for 2016, and many…
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