Thoroughbred
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…
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:09

Throwback Thursday - Red McKenzie

Red McKenzie knows how blessed he is to have spent 80 years at the racetrack surrounded by some truly outstanding horses. He remembers names, races, statistics and personality traits for…
It was the race of the year that got Ready Intaglio the nod for Alberta’s Horse of the Year at Saturday’s Night of Champions thoroughbred awards dinner. Getting through one…
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 23:48

Throwback Thursday - Donalda Cochrane

She’s the “Energizer Bunny” of Quarter Horse racing – she never stops going and getting things done! Donalda Cochrane got started in the 70’s and she’s been raising and racing…
Monday, 15 May 2017 13:34

The questions are easy

It is the answers that are difficult. Rico Walcott has dominated the Alberta racing circuit - winning the most races of any jockey the last six years in a row…
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 23:10

Throwback Thursday - Shannon Beauregard

Today’s Throwback takes us to Stampede Park in 2005 and Apprentice Rider Sovereign Award winner Shannon Beauregard.   In 2005 Shannon told us that “Nothing compares to riding horses –…
The Board of Directors of Horse Racing Alberta has extended the employment contract of their President & CEO Shirley McClellan to end June 30, 2018. The new Century Mile Racetrack…
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