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Faces At The Races: Dr. Anne Walker

Dr. Walker, who sits on the Ontario Racing Commission and LongRun Thoroughbred Horse Society and shares nine horses at her Beamsville, Ontario farm with husband Chuck Nicks, is truly a woman of all trades. Horse racing and a love for animals has made up most of Dr. Walker's life since her early years in Pointe Claire, Quebec. “I was watching horses racing on television before I was 10-years-old,” said Dr. Walker. By the age of 13, she had her first horse and fittingly, it was a retired racehorse who had been competing at Blue Bonnets racetrack in Montreal. “I was really interested in pedigrees and, even without the internet back then, I spent all kinds of time researching the breeding of racehorses.” Horses had to take a back seat once she began York University. Her studies included history and science and she graduated with a Bachelor of Science. An interest…

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