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Derby Echo? Two Years Later, Judge Changes Result Of Canadian Graded Stakes Race

Two years after the running of the 2017 G3 Canadian Derby, an Alberta judge issued a ruling which has officially altered the results of the race. According to, Justice J.M. Ross ruled this week that Double Bear is now the official winner of the Northlands Park contest, though Equibase has not changed the results online. The […]

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Escape Clause Puts Eight-Race Win Streak On The Line In Kathryn Crosby

The eight straight wins on the past performance sheet for Escape Clause would catch the eye of any handicapper. The abbreviations for the tracks of the 4-year-old Canadian-bred filly’s success, however, might tax the acumen of even veteran Southern California Daily Racing Form students. AsD – Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg, Manitoba, venue for victories in June, […]

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Sky Promise Wins Final Running Of Canadian Derby At Northlands Park

The 89th and final Canadian Derby at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino capped off a tremendous day of Thoroughbred horse racing with an amazing win by Sky Promise ridden by Rico Walcott. Sky Promise held off a late running Day Raider to earn top spot and $120,000 of the $200,000 derby purse. Sky Promise will go […]

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Northlands Park: Court System Likely To Determine Winner Of Canadian Derby

Last weekend’s running of the G3 Canadian Derby at Northlands Park provided fans with a very exciting finish, involving three horses, a photo finish, both a trainer and jockey objection, and a dead-heat. Even after Chief Know It All was declared the winner at the track, it may end up that a court of law determines […]

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‘Anything Is Possible’: Closure Of Northlands Park Not Written In Stone

After saying earlier this week that Northlands Park was “getting out of the horse business”, the track president, Tim Reid, indicated that such a decision was not final. “We have made it clear that our plans are not to continue racing at this site,” Reid told the Edmonton Sun. “But we’ve also got to listen to our […]

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Northlands Park Cancels Wednesday Card Due To Lack Of Entries

Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta, has announced that the race card for Wednesday, Aug. 17, has been cancelled due to a shortage of horses. Track officials posted the following statement on the racetrack’s website: In collaboration with the HBPA, the decision has been made to cancel racing on Wednesday, August 17. This decision is a […]

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Amid Industry Uncertainty, Alberta Horsemen Remain Optimistic

Northlands Park has been a mainstay for Thoroughbred racing in Edmonton, Alberta, since 1905. During the years that the facility has operated, other tracks, such as Stampede Park, have come and gone, but Northlands has remained. Unfortunately, that will no longer be the case after it was announced that 2016 would be the track’s last racing […]

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Alberta Province Announces Extended Funding Deal For Horse Racing

Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced on Saturday that the Alberta province in Canada would extend its funding deal with the horse racing industry for at least the next 10 years, according to the Calgary Herald. The previous arrangement was set to expire at the end of March. “This new 10 year commitment will continue to […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Heart To Heart Defies Odds For Small-Scale Breeder

Almost every breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses in Canada has dreams of producing a Sovereign Award winner or Queen’s Plate runner. Each year, the country’s pastures are filled with foals carefully nurtured by people with big dreams for them, knowing only a handful of the 2,500 born each year will achieve such honors. Many of those […]

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