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Gail Wood: A Lifetime of Quiet Excellence

Gail Wood has let her success in the thoroughbred breeding and selling business speak for itself, preferring to keep a low profile while she worked long days and nights at her Woodlands Farm in Hillsburgh, ON. For several decades, those horses that have gone through her hands have made Wood one of the most influential people in the province’s racing industry. And while Wood entered ‘semi-retirement’ this year, her trimming of her business alone drew as much attention to her as her top racehorses. Wood sold one of her two farms to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society at a price the charitable group could afford, giving the important group a permanent home for retired racehorses. For that, LongRun presented Wood with its Lana Hershel Sniderman Award for the ethical treatment of racehorses before and after their careers at its annual party at Woodbine Racetrack. It was a poignant, heartfelt moment for…

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