Thoroughbred
Uncontested speed from a horse with a heart the size of rhinoceros isn’t fair. It’s like letting a pitcher with…
It’s a race that is still two months away from the finish line but it’s going to come right down…
It was incredible. And somehow incredibly overlooked. Race after race after race, Alberta-owned, trained and based Quarter Horse Free Thought…
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 21:12

Record Setter - Free Thought (video)

With a world record 18 wins in a row, William Leech's Free Thought will retire as one of the greatest…
Sometimes fairy tales, even the bittersweet ones, do come true. One certainly did in Sunday’s Canadian Derby at Century Mile…
Thursday, 24 September 2020 08:52

Diodoro always a factor in the Canadian Derby

Earlier this week I wrote about the Rico Walcott factor - the eight-time Alberta jockey champion and winner of five…
Western Canada’s biggest race! Check out some of the local favourites vying in the 91st running of the Canadian Derby.…
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 08:58

Candian Derby Schedule of Events

POST POSITION DRAWS: Wednesday, September 23 I 12:00pm *Live streamed on Facebook and Youtube CANADIAN DERBY PREVIEW: Saturday, September 26…
Follow the money, aka jockey Rico Walcott. Maybe it’s that simple when it comes to picking the winner of Sunday’s…
Thursday, 17 September 2020 08:55

The 91st running of the Canadian Derby (video)

The 91st running of the Canadian Derby. Sunday September 27th, from Century Mile in Edmonton.
Century Mile track announcer Shannon, call me ‘Sugar,’ Doyle got sold on horse racing early. “I was 10 years old…
One is a Hatfield. The other is a McCoy. Shimshine and Regal Max have had a longstanding rivalry and feud…
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 19:01

Dream of a Kentucky Derby horse has finally come

Edmonton born and raised Gerry Isbister has been going to the Kentucky Derby for over 20 years always dreaming that…
A day to celebrate horse racing in Alberta. The 24th running of the Alberta Breeder’s Fall Classic. Sunday September 6th…
Craig Smith is going to be one of the busiest men on the planet on Sunday. The thoroughbred trainer will…
“Hey, what's that sound? Everybody look what's going down.” Those are lyrics from a Buffalo Springfield song of the late…
Craig Smith’s mother, Jennifer Smith, was a trainer and a steward at Winnipeg’s Assiniboina Downs and is currently married to…
Maskwecis came into the 2018 Alberta Yearling Sale with a big, warning-sign bandage on his left, front leg. Now, the…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  |  NATIONAL OFFICE C.T.H.S. PROVIDING ONLINE BIDDING FOR 2020 SALES The C.T.H.S. is pleased to announce that…
Tuesday, 04 August 2020 07:09

Frey back in the groove after spinal injury

Five weeks ago thoroughbred trainer Carson Frey was feeling useless and in considerable pain. A man who likes to gallop…
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