canadian horse racing hall of fame

‘Cornerstone’ Family Carries CEO’s Hopes In 2019 Queen’s Plate

The Queen’s Plate is always a significant occasion for Woodbine Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Jim Lawson because of its rich history, but this year will be more than just ceremonial for him because of a horse that has ties to his family and to Queen Elizabeth II. Federal Law, a horse Jim bred and then […]

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‘I Know What He Meant To Our Family’: Awhitesportscoat Proves Lucky For Hall

In these early days of the 2019 Thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse, trainer Phil Hall has won three of the six stakes races. The first two came on opening day May 4 in the Brighouse Belles and Ross McLeod. Hall appears to be taking things in stride, since scoring stakes victories in recent years has […]

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Avelino Gomez Award To ‘King Of The Bullrings’ Frank Barroby

Frank Barroby is a lifer at the horse racing game. Countless honors as both a jockey and trainer have rolled his way. And now he’s been chosen as the 2019 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award for his contributions to Canadian jockeydom and the sport. The 75-year-old Saskatchewan native (his hometown of Ravenscrag is […]

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Pink Lloyd Three-Peats In Season-Opening Jacques Cartier

Making his season’s debut on Saturday afternoon, Canada’s reigning Champion Male Sprinter Pink Lloyd won the third straight edition of the $125,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. The six-furlong Jacques Cartier, which was upgraded from Listed Status to Grade 3 this year, is for horses four years old and up. The field of a […]

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Josie Carroll Becomes First Female Trainer Inducted Into Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame

She loves racing, has a passion for horses and is great at winning not just any race, but the historic races such as the Queen’s Plate. It should therefore come as no surprise that veteran horse conditioner Josie Carroll finds herself being inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame amongst a superb fleet […]

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Canadian Hall Of Fame Breeder Bill Graham Dies At Age 81

The Ontario horse racing community is mourning the loss of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame member, Thoroughbred breeder, and builder William (Bill) Graham, who passed away on January 15. Mr. Graham was a successful construction entrepreneur who achieved great success within Thoroughbred racing including a Sovereign Award as Canada’s outstanding breeder in 2012. As […]

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Stronach Stables Donates Stallion Seasons To Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame

Stronach Stables is donating 2019 breeding seasons to seven stallions standing at Adena Springs North and Shaman Ghost to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Stronach Stables and Shaman Ghost are being inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on Aug. 8, and the seasons will be auctioned at that evening’s Hall of […]

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Adena Springs Donates Seasons To Shaman Ghost, Others, For Canadian Hall Of Fame Gala

Stronach Stables-owned and Adena Springs-bred Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost is being inducted to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. In celebration, Stronach Stables is donating a 2019 breeding season of the newly minted Hall of Fame member to be auctioned at […]

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Sid Attard Celebrates 2,000th Training Victory Sunday At Woodbine

Hall of Fame horseman Sid Attard celebrated a significant milestone on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack as he earned his 2,000th career training win. The 67-year-old Brampton, Ont. resident reached the milestone mark with a victory in the afternoon’s ninth race courtesy of Martin Cherry’s maiden-breaking three-year-old filly Lady With Class ($5.50), who sprinted through along the rail […]

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McMahon, Clouthier Named Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame ‘Legends’

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced that Hector Clouthier Sr. and Frank McMahon as its 2018 CHRHF Legend Honorees.  Originally launched as a millennium project in 2000, the Legends section of the Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring the people and horses who significantly contributed to  Canada’s horse racing story over 50 […]

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