Articles - profiles

/ thumbnail

Faces at the Races: New Woodbine Jockey Leonardo Salles

Woodbine’s new jockey, Leonardo Salles, came to Toronto via Brazil, Dubai, Macau, Hong Kong and the U.S. before setting his sights on Canada last fall.

/ thumbnail

Gustav Schickedanz: Builder, Thoroughbred Breeder and Good Friend

In April, Gustav Schickedanz, a Canadian horse racing legend, will be honoured with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit at the Sovereign Awards.

/ thumbnail

OTTB Spotlight: Saffiano’s Second Chance is a Royal Success

Saffiano, an Ontario bred Thoroughbred, caught the eye of exercise rider Katie Larsen, who later helped him find a new home and career with Meagan White.

thumbnail

Meet Joey Gee, Ontario’s Newest Top 10 Thoroughbred Owner

Joe Guerrieri (Joey Gee), the new owner of the former Gardiner Farms, cracked the top 10 in the Woodbine Thoroughbred owner rankings in 2018.

/ thumbnail

Q&A with Eurico Rosa Da Silva

Canada’s reigning champion jockey, Eurico Rosa Da Silva, surpassed Mickey Walls’ long-standing record for wins at a Woodbine meeting in a remarkable season.

thumbnail

New Manitoba Stallion Nonios

Veteran thoroughbred breeder Larry Falloon is on the move again with new Manitoba stallion Nonios and an improved band of broodmares. He just can’t quit.

/ thumbnail

Like Father, Like Sons: The House of Philippaerts

The twin sons of Belgian show jumping great, Ludo Philippaerts – Nicola and Olivier – have established themselves as bona fide members of the 5* community.

/ thumbnail

Sam Walker: The Big Eq Kid Strikes Again

Sixteen-year-old Sam Walker, from Ontario, had a stellar 2018 season, culminating with an historic ASPCA Maclay National Championship win.

/ thumbnail

Faces at the Races: Hannah Twomey

Apprentice jockey Hannah Twomey, of Red Lake, Ontario, says she has a lot of people to thank for getting her career started at Woodbine Racetrack.

/ thumbnail

Windhaven: Unwavering Excellence

After nearly 50 years in the game, Hall of Famer Bill Graham is letting his horses speak for his acumen as a breeder at Windhaven Farms.