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The Circle of (Trailer Loading) Life (Humour)

Humour columnist Doug Breen lists the dos and don’ts of loading horses, based on his years as a horse husband and father. ...

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Heavy Lifting at Ontario Racing

Ontario Racing chair Hugh Mitchell discusses the challenges facing the association....

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One Size Does Not Fit All

For a rider to be safe, effective, and balanced, there are size and conformation considerations for a perfect partnership....

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The Paulick Report: Gaining an Unethical Edge

Ray Paulick says gaining an edge is not just a racing problem, and that performance-enhancing drugs have transformed several sports into exercises of chemical superiority. ...

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Racing Game is Getting Tougher to Beat

How much punishment, in the form of pari-mutuel takeout, will the racing public stand?”...

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Neshama Noses Her Way to Woodbine Oaks Glory

Longshot filly fends off foes to take top prize....

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Racing: A Stat Lover’s Game

For the stats lover, thoroughbred racing is awash with great numbers....

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Ponying up to Fund Purses

Ray Paulick talks horse racing economics....

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60th Season at Assiniboia Downs

Originally billed as “Western Canada’s Finest Race Track,” Assiniboia Downs celebrates its 60th season in 2017....

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Horses as Healers

Equine-assisted therapy is becoming more widely accepted as an effective complementary treatment for a host of mental health issues. So, what’s so magical about the horse? ...

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