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Dick Francis 1921-2010

Bestselling author Dick Francis died on February 14, 2010, at the age of 89. Known for his thoroughbred racing-inspired mystery/suspense novels,  Francis’s first career was as a champion steeplechase jockey in England. In one infamous race, he was leading the…

Ontario Stallion Awards Winners of 2009

Rexdale, ON – The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) is pleased to announce the leading recipients of the TIP Stallion Awards program, representing the 37 stallions who received awards totaling $400,000 based on the successes of their Ontario-sired progeny in…

The New www.fei.org Revealed

The FEI is pleased to announce the launch of the refreshed and renewed www.fei.org, designed to provide greater flexibility in terms of content, display and usability.   A new hub for all information relating to FEI disciplines, series and events…

Canadians Place First & Second at CDI 3* in West Palm Beach

Ottawa, ON – Canadian Olympians Ashley Holzer, of  Toronto, ON, and Belinda Trussell, of Stouffville, ON, topped the scoreboard this weekend at the Wellington Spring Classic CDI3*, in West Palm Beach, FL.  Holzer, on her Olympic mount, Pop Art, won Saturday’s…

Paul Popiel Awarded 2009 Equine Canada Lifetime Achievement Award

Ottawa, ON – Equine Canada is pleased to announce Paul Popiel as the recipient of the 2009 Equine Canada Lifetime Achievement Award. Popiel, of Carleton Place, ON, first immigrated to Canada in 1949. He started eventing in 1965 and soon was…

Eric Lamaze Wins Again in Wellington, Florida

Wellington, FL – Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, won the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round V on Thursday, February 11, at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. It was Lamaze’s second major win of the 2010…

Woodbine 2010 stakes schedule unveiled

Toronto, ON – One hundred and three stakes races, worth over $22 million in purses, will highlight Woodbine’s 167-day Thoroughbred meet in 2010. The Woodbine stakes schedule, unveiled today by the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), offers a July date, its first…

Canadian Olympian Hawley Bennett Carried 2010 Olympic Flame

Ottawa, ON – Canadian Eventing Olympian Hawley Bennett of Langley, BC, had the honour of being a torch bearer for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Bennett carried the flame on February 9 in Richmond, BC, and as part of…

Lauren Barwick Awarded the Inaugural Equine Canada’s President’s award

Ottawa, ON – Equine Canada has named Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC, as the inaugural recipient of the Equine Canada President’s award. As an individual gold and individual silver medalist at the 2008 Paralympic Games, Barwick is not only Canada’s most…

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