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Brian Swatuk’s Royal Ride Through Life

Thirty-six years ago, the rains fell in torrents upon Woodbine on Queen’s Plate day. Pity. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was in attendance, resplendent in a blue floral suit and proper little white handbag. But she liked what she saw, indeed, when Brian Swatuk and Steady Growth splashed to a decisive victory, the first Plate […]

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Former Jockey Swatuk Dies at 65

Brian Swatuk, a Canadian jockey who won 1,074 races between 1976 and 2003, died Dec. 13 from cancer at an Ontario hospice, according to the Daily Racing Form. He was 65 years old. Swatuk won riding titles in the late 1960s at Woodbine, Fort Erie and Greenwood, was Ontario’s leading jockey in 1968, and captured several important […]

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