Legend On a warm Wednesday afternoon, July 1, 1767, the first organized horse racing event in Canada was staged on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. The victory by Modesty, a mare ridden by Captain Prescott, would herald a … Read more

Eugene Melnyk

Builder Archers Bay, a colt named after an area famous for its sunsets in northwest Barbados, was the first horse Eugene Melnyk ever ran in the Queen’s Plate. He won handily, confirming his decision to spend $125,000 for the son … Read more

South Ocean

Thoroughbred There is a belief held by many horsemen that a mare produces either on the race track or in the breeding shed, but rarely in both environments. It would, however, appear that South Ocean, a daughter of Canadian Triple … Read more

Curtis Stock

Communicator If there was ever a time to dedicate an award to a reporter for the most creative, passionate and dedicated pursuit of Thoroughbred horse racing it should perhaps be simply called “The Stock Trophy”. No reporter of horse racing … Read more

Quiet Resolve

Thoroughbred Quiet Resolve was one of those horses that as he aged he became the gritty competitor that trainer Mark Frostad and owner and breeder Ernie Samuel had held in such high regard. Although he was a rather plain looking, … Read more

Mach Three

Standardbred David Heffering said his first reaction upon hearing the news that late great pacing stallion Mach Three was a first-ballot Canadian Hall of Famer was incredible joy for the Muscara family that owned the horse that died tragically in … Read more