Thoroughbred
July /August 2014 The Backstretch Foundation (previously known as the Chaplaincy Board) is a non-profit organization made up of a group of volunteers from the backstretch that get together to…
June/July 2014 It looks like summer is finally here and it’s a busy couple of months coming up.
National Aboriginal Day is June 21st , the day annually  recognizes and celebrates the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples of Canada.  Horses and horse…
A large, competitive contingent of challengers is expected to face California Chrome when he attempts to become thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont…
On trainer Art Sherman's first morning in New York, California Chrome galloped two miles at Belmont Park after schooling in the paddock.
May/June 2014 The racing season is finally in full swing and we’re all looking forward to a successful season. The board has been busy planning events for the summer to…
Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

Lucky Pulpit Yearlings in Alberta

Alberta is home to four Alberta bred yearlings sired by the now famous California stallion Lucky Pulpit, sire of Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome. When asked what made him choose…
Monday, 26 May 2014 00:00

Dave Kapchinsky Memorial

Memorial for Dave Kapchinsky will be held on Thursday, May 29th , 2014 at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club (3500 -119 ST. Edmonton) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.…
The 40th Anniversary of the Night of Champions was held this past Saturday at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton. 175 Thoroughbred owners, breeders, trainers, riders and fans were in attendance…
Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00

Backstretch Newsletter April/May

Backstretch Foundation Newsletter April/May 2014 The Backstretch Foundation is getting ready to start another season. We are looking forward to a great year but are in need of some volunteers.…
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