Thoroughbred
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…
Thursday, 06 October 2016 17:16

As always there are Questions

But it just seems like there are even more questions than usual concerning Monday’s Thanksgiving Day program - a racing card which, with four stakes races headed by the most…
It's official! Century Casinos Inc. held a press conference at RedTail Landing Golf Course this week to kick off Century Mile Racetrack! Representatives from Horse Racing Alberta, Horsemen's Benevolent and…
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 17:11

It’s All About The Numbers

With only nine race days left in the 2016 Northlands Thoroughbred meet we will lead this week off by bringing all interested parties up to date on the numbers achieved…
Friday, 30 September 2016 01:01

Put on your Dancing Shoes Baby

That old song lyric is exactly what Caro’s Song does when she’s about to run. Especially when she’s about to run another big race - which, lately, is just about…
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 02:05

Loaded For Bear

We needed to look beyond the local surroundings this week since action at the Park was slow due in part to a virus hitting the young horses at Northlands resulting…