Horse Racing

Queen's Plate Etiquette: Know Your Race Day Rules

Lisa Orr | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

July 3 will mark the 157th year of the of the Queen's Plate, the oldest thoroughbred horse race in Canada. From its simple beginnings in 1860 at the Carleton track in Toronto at the corner of Keele and Dundas, the Queen's Plate has now grown into a massive event.

It Seems Political Donations Buy Big Results For B.C. Industries

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

According to Martyn Brown, "No corporation, no industry, no union gives the level of money that they give to politicians without expecting special consideration in return, and they do get it." Here's a sampling of what "special considerations" might mean.

Can California Chrome Win Triple Crown And Rescue Racing?

Andy Juniper | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada
Andy Juniper

This goes back to my youth. To the very young version of me, glued to the television in the family room, having been informed by my father that I may ...

Horse Racing Towards a Better Economy

Kathleen Wynne | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Kathleen Wynne

The new Ontario government believes in a strong, sustainable future for the horse racing industry in this province. We have a plan, guided by the report of the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel, for a way forward that will put the industry on a sustainable path. I know how important the horse racing and breeding industries are to the culture and economy of communities across Ontario, and that is why our government will continue to work with the industry to ensure that it has a strong, sustainable future.

An Afternoon at Hastings Racecourse

Heather Magee | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

Each year, horse racing events such as the Royal Ascot in England and the Kentucky Derby attract racing revelers from every corner of the world. But why hop a plane when you can experience an afternoon at the races right here in Vancouver? You're probably not going to run into Kate and Wills cheering on their favorite horse from the sidelines, but you will experience the excitement of betting on live horse racing while enjoying a day or night out with your friends.

Mortgaging B.C. One Deal At A Time

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Legislative oversight is fundamental to good government. And with less and less of it, the government does more and more by decree. B.C. isn't well-served by that. In 2012, the B.C. legislature sat for 47 days. Among its numerous legislative duties: to debate and approve a $44-billion budget. Forty-seven days is simply insufficient to do that and everything else well.