Thoroughbred
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. There was one at Northlands Park on Saturday that was worth a touch more - $162,189. Barry of Athabasca and 13…
The winds whipped like razors; thermometers were frozen at minus 26. That was the scene jockey Quincy Welch walked into when he left Barbados and first came to Alberta on…
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 14:35

Opportunity Lost?

For the last while, this corner has been constantly advising our readers of the High 5 pool carryover at Northlands which reached $157,581 going into Saturday’s seventh race. Well guess…
When Riversedge Racing Stable Ltd. (partners Robert Vargo and Norm Castiglione) stepped up to the plate at last year’s Alberta Yearling sale with a final bid of $95,000 for HIP…
Ernie Keller couldn’t sleep.  He tossed. He turned. But Northlands veteran trainer kept waking up “I don’t think it was about worrying about the race,” Keller said after Monday’s Sun…
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 09:17

From Humble Beginnings to Top Trainer

When trainer Robertino Diodoro looks in the rear-view mirror the past - even if it is more than two decades ago - seems like yesterday. “I was 18 years old…
The live action on tap at the start of K-Days at Northlands was less than stellar with no stake races carded so we had to look elsewhere to find high…
Thursday, 21 July 2016 09:02

Jockey Spotlight - Keishan Balgobin

Keishan Balgobin rides thoroughbreds for a living. But he said he’d really like to ride a different breed of animal - bulls. Yup, wild, ornery, maniacal bulls. “My dad owned…
Monday, 18 July 2016 14:30

Saturday Stakes Wrap-up at Northlands

Before we get down to the detail, there were great crowds on the weekend at Northlands. We are still not sure if the young patrons who are attending the races…
Who says you have to spend a lot of money to get a real good race horse? The early favourite for the Aug. 20 $150,000 Canadian Derby is Ready Intaglio…