Thoroughbred
At the beginning of each thoroughbred racing season, every three year old is a future Canadian Derby contender in the eyes of their owner, but it’s a long road ahead…
Monday, 20 July 2015 17:44

Road to the Canadian Derby

There are 75 live thoroughbred race dates this year, but there is one day that shines the brighter than the rest.A day that warrants distinction for much more than a…
June/July 2015Summer is here and the racing meets are in full swing all over Alberta.Backstretch Awards for JuneGroom of the week:June 6th – Jill KlubiJune 13th – Jodie HiesengerJune 20th…
May/June 2015The Backstretch Foundation is ready to start another season.  We are looking forward to a great year but are in need of some volunteers.  If you would consider becoming…
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 18:19

World Arabian Horse Racing Conference

Warsaw, Poland was the destination for participants for the World Arabian Racing Conference from May 28 – 31. Arabian racing is spread over the globe, and the conference was a…
On an idyllic Saturday evening at Belmont Park, American Pharoah made it worth the 37-year waitUnder a perfectly calculated ride by Victor Espinoza, the son of Pioneerof the Nile led…
The HH Sheikh Fatima Bint Mubarack apprentice world championship runs on the 31st of May in Warsaw Poland. The race runs at 3:30 pm Poland time (7:30 am MDT on…
Apprentice riders selected for the World Championship in Warsaw Poland on May 31st, 2015. Canada and Horse Racing Alberta are represented on an International stage once again!JockeyCountryWinsRidesJAKE BAYLISSAUSTRALIA921250ALI ALSHOWAIKHBAHRAIN9102CORINNE ANDROSCANADA36300JODIE…
TORONTO, May 20 - Quincy Welch was today named the 2015 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award.With 1,855 wins to his name through May 18, including a career-best 173 triumphs in…
Olds College instructor Theresa Sealy and apprentice jockey Corinne Andros off to Warsaw on the 26th of May to represent Canada in the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies meeting…
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