Back in the High Life

Ten years ago, during a boom in Alberta horse racing, Adrian Munro started Highfield Stock Farm in Okotoks, south of Calgary, on a beautiful piece of property that includes stellar views of the Canadian Rockies and nearly 3 kms of frontage on the Highview River. Little did he know the rug would be pulled out just two years later when racing ceased at Stampede Park in Calgary and the proponents of a new track in nearly Balzac failed to get the project off the ground. Munro said the lack of a track in southern Alberta was devastating to the racing industry, but the third generation horseman wasn’t about to abandon his dream. “Our family has been in the racehorse business in Alberta a long time,” Munro said. “My grandfather owned horses and my dad has always been involved in it since I was a kid. He’s had horses my entire…

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