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2017 Memories Photo Contest

This past year created many great memories in Canadian harness racing. What was your favourite Canadian harness racing memory from 2017?

The year 2017 was the 250th anniversary of Canadian Horse Racing. It was filled with special events, major stakes races, and much more. It featured unforgettable victories by our superstar horses, many career milestones by our champion horsepeople, and some extraordinary track records.

The world came to Canada as Standardbred Canada hosted the 2017 World Trotting Conference and World Driving Championship, and to top the year off, Canadian harness racing driver James MacDonald of Guelph, Ont. captured the 2017 World Driving Champion title.

What was your favourite Canadian harness racing memory from 2017? Did you celebrate an exciting victory, milestone, purchase your first horse, or celebrate the birth of your first foal? Did you meet your favourite driver or attend a major stakes race or special event? If so, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club wants to know about it!

Share your 2017 memory with the fan club by emailing a photo of your memory with a short story (200 words or less) to fanclub@standardbredcanada.ca or send it in a private message to the Standardbred Canada Facebook page.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your photo and story now for a chance of winning a $50 gift card to the Canadian harness racetrack of your choice and a special Fan Club prize package.

The contest will close on Friday, January 19 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

Not a member of the Fan Club? Join HERE for free!

 

MacIntyre 'Welcome To Winter' Contest Winner

The results are in for the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Welcome To Winter Online Handicapping Contest!

Bob MacIntyre of Hamilton, Ont., has been declared the contest winner after finishing with a bankroll of $117.50 from his mythical $2 win and $2 place wagers for races 6 and 7 at Red Shores Racetrack at Charlottetown Driving Park, Fraser Downs at Elements Casino, Flamboro Downs and Woodbine Racetrack this past Saturday, November 11.

Bob selected five winners from the eight races. His victory was secured with longshot Liplock, winning Race 7 at Flamboro for trainer-driver Nick Boyd.

MacIntyre has been involved with racing since the 1960’s, first working as a groom at Greenwood Raceway. After getting married he stepped away from the racing game, but continues to keep his days filled by watching and betting online.

Congratulations to Bob who has won a Welcome To Winter Fan Club prize package and a $50 gift certificate to the harness racetrack of his choice, Flamboro Downs.

For race results Click Here.

 

Meet Our January Calendar Photographer: Jackie McManus

The Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is back for 2018 and the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club would like to thank everyone who sent submissions for the calendar!

First out of the gate for our January photo is this unique shot captured by Jackie McManus of Komoka, Ont.

The image was taken at Dorchester Downs where two horses that Jackie owns shares in are stabled. Jackie goes to the barn every Saturday regardless of the weather.

“On this day it was -15 degrees and snowing. I was coming out of the infield on my way back to the barn and I saw a horseshoe just under the snow. I picked it up and put it on the fence post and with that I knew what I wanted to do next. I waited for a horse to come into the frame with the horse shoe,” she explained.

According to McManus, who is VP of Finance for a property management/real estate development company in London, Ont., she was a “horse crazy kid” who was able to spend her childhood at the track with her father. She has owned and showed hunter/jumpers but has returned to her first love, the Standardbred.

Currently Jackie is part owner of several horses in fractional ownership groups – with the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA), Landmark 11, theStable.ca, Larry Fitzsimmons and Taylor Fritz.

She started photographing horses in 2005 at horse shows in Southwestern Ontario. “I had not picked up a camera in almost a decade until this year when I started to purchase shares in Standardbreds. I feel like I have a part of my life back now being around the horses and having a camera around my neck again,” she stated.

Jackie likes to take photos with a key element in the foreground in focus and something in the background out of focus. “I always say photography is 50% luck (being in the right place at the right time) and 50% patience (you always have to wait for that right moment and that can take a very long time).”

Standardbred Canada members can stop by the SC Field Rep’s office at tracks racing in January to pick up a FREE calendar.

For anyone who would like to purchase calendars to be mailed out, please contact the Industry Marketing Department at (905) 858-3060 x 243. Calendars are $10 each (Including postage to anywhere in Canada). You must pay via credit card.

 

 

 

 

 

  


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