Dave Briggs

Articles by Dave Briggs - 11 results

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Where Does the Ontario Sired Program Fit in WEG’s Future?

As horse population continues to decline, what role will a reduced Ontario Sired program have in helping races to fill at Woodbine?

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Northlands Park Bids Farewell

A look at how local media covered the end of Thoroughbred racing at Northlands Park, after 118 years. In the end, the Edmonton track went out with a bang.

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Westana: All in, in Alberta

Bob and Pam Cramers have developed Westana Equine Training and Rehab Centre into a world-class facility for thoroughbred racehorses and other breeds.

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Is Hair Testing on Racehorses Coming to Canada?

A director at the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency said she doesn’t expect hair testing to be adopted in Canadian horse racing any time soon.

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Sue Leslie’s 7 Year War on Behalf of the Thoroughbred

Seven years after the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program, HBPA president Sue Leslie is still trying to lead the industry to a better place.

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BC’s Big Spender Peter Redekop Invests in the Sport He Loves

Fifty years into the game, BC Hall-of-Famer Peter Redekop has stepped up to donate $100,000 to the purse of the 2019 British Columbia Derby he loves.

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Breeders’ Cup Chairman Adamant Event will Stay at Santa Anita

Despite 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita that forced a closure, Breeders’ Cup chairman Fred Hertrich III says the event will remain at the California track.

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Breeders’ Cup Chairman Adamant Event will Stay at Santa Anita

Despite 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita that forced a closure, Breeders’ Cup chairman Fred Hertrich III says the event will remain at the California track.

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Faces at the Races: Woodbine’s Vice-president Jonathan Zammit

Jonathan Zammit became Woodbine Racetrack’s vice-president of thoroughbred racing operations in January of 2017 – a challenge he’s taken on with gusto.

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Sovereign Award Winning Horse of the Year: Wonder Gadot

Wonder Gadot, owned by Gary Barber, claimed the 2018 Horse of the Year Sovereign Award, and was named Champion Three-Year-Old Female.