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

Dr. Gordon Gilbertson

Standardbred Originally from Hagersville, ON, Dr. Gordon Gilbertson used his extensive experience treating horses as a veterinarian, and his hands-on experience in training and driving harness horses, to fuel his idea to eliminate the use of a “thimble” placed over … Read more

John Ferguson

Builder John Ferguson grew up around old Hastings Park in Vancouver, BC, following his father and uncle, both Thoroughbred horsemen, to the track, and spending most of his summers working in the backstretch. When Ferguson was firmly entrenched as an … Read more

Dr. Michael Colterjohn

Thoroughbred Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and raised in Lindsay, Ont., where his father Duncan was a family physician, Michael Colterjohn grew up around horses, fostering an equestrian passion which after his graduation in 1985 from the Ontario Veterinary College, inspired … Read more

Robert Anderson

Thoroughbred Builder   Years ago, in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, an imposing structure was erected under the direction of Robert Anderson on the outskirts of St. Thomas in Southwestern Ontario, smack dab in the middle of Standardbred country. … Read more

H. Charles Armstrong

Standardbred Builder   Charles “Charlie” Armstrong has been a true Icon in the Ontario and North American Horse Industry for over 60 years. Throughout this time, he has represented and participated in multiple disciplines and has been integral in the … Read more

W. (Bill) D. Graham

Thoroughbred Builder   Bill Graham has made a living in the heavy construction business. However, there is another side of him completely alien to that of building highways, roads, bridges and Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor turf course – he’s owner of … Read more

Arthur W. Stollery

Thoroughbred Builder   A.W. (Art) Stollery, a successful mining engineer, ran Angus Glen Farm, a horse breeding operation in Markham, ON. The stable ran under the turquoise and orange silks of his wife, Mrs. Helen Stollery. Stollery became a prominent … Read more

Dr. Ted Clarke

Standardbred Builder   Less than a day after learning he was being inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, 66-year-old Dr. Ted Clarke of Elmira, ON was kneeling in a barn putting a protective bandage on the legs … Read more