Subscription Required

Business

Married… With Horses

More and more couples are working together in the backstretch.

Thumbnail for Married… With Horses

By: Jennifer Morrison |

It is close to 4 a.m. when the coffee is poured in the Pierce household. Sally is set to head to the Woodbine backstretch to put order into her husband Malcolm's barn of racehorses, while the trainer himself is not far behind. In another household, not many furlongs from the Rexdale, ON track, Phil England is preparing to arrive at his wife Debbie's barn to exercise her runners before tending to his own small stable. The Englands were one of the first prominent husband and wife teams at Woodbine, working together in a stable almost 40 years ago. Over the years, they competed against each other and helped each other and today, they have come full circle when they find themselves in the same barn again. Husbands and wives working together at the track is a trend that has grown substantially in the last decade as men and women share…

Subscription Upgrade Required

Upgrade your subscription now for full access or register to continue reading.

Login

Subscribers: Enter the email and password connected to your subscription.

First time logging in?

Click here.

Don't have an account?

Click here.
Tablet/Mobile users must also refresh after login to activate subscription.

Subscribe now and enjoy full access to Horse-Canada.com

Your subscription includes an annual subscription to the print version of Horse Canada

as well as unlimited access to all digital content on Horse-Canada.com.

digital subscription
View Print and Digital Subscription Offers