Faces At The Races: Ole A. Nielsen

The 64-year-old thoroughbred owner and breeder has been a force in British Columbia racing for decades. His Canmor Farm has stood many of the province’s top stallions and he has raced numerous major runners. In fact, the farm and his 20-strong racing stable was to be his sole focus come 2011 until a fateful meeting last fall with friend Glenn Todd. Nielsen, who has been a crusader of the success of the industry in B.C. told Todd he was concerned the horse population was dwindling. Within a couple of months, Nielsen was president of the newly founded British Columbia Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. “I was enjoying myself with the horses,” said Nielsen. “I turned down the job a couple of times but I agreed we needed to get a new group together with new business blood to help the industry.” Nielsen was born in Aalborg, Denmark. His grandfather was…

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