St. Lad’s Farm- This Month’s Feature

Welcome to St. Lad’s Farm a Standardbred breeding facility located 40 km. east of Windsor Ontario in the small hamlet of Ruscom. Meet St. Lad’s Farm owners: Bob Ladouceur and Veronica St Pierre.  They combined their names to create “St. Lad’s” and they  combined their efforts to produced some of Ontario’s finest race horses. “ […] Read more »

Recipe For Creating A Modern Legend

  Take one small Camluck mare, named Ruby Cam, that is blind in one eye and has two broken sesemoids. Breed her to a stallion named Modern Art. Send the resulting offspring to a Management Consultant to be trained. Yes, you read the recipe right.   This is exactly how Dave Drew, of Dave Drew […] Read more »

“What It Takes To Breed Racehorses For A Living’ By Caroline Thornton

  “As the racing industry struggles to reinvent itself in Ontario, one of the groups hit hardest has been the breeders. Few people in the industry actually understand what the breeders do, and how the recent changes have affected them.” In the August issue of Trot Magazine, breeder Caroline Thornton provided a personal account of […] Read more »

“I Love Canadian Harness Racing ‘ Fan Club launches Pinterest Page

The ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing’ Fan club is pleased to announce the launch of its official Pinterest page, a place where users can share and enjoy photos from their favourite harness racing moments. Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and […] Read more »

Guelph Mercury: Breeding Numbers Show Harness Industry Is In A Death Spiral

  Breeding numbers prove Ontario’s harness racing industry is starting to nosedive into a death spiral now that the Slots at Racetracks program has ended. In fact, the sharp decline began more than a year ago when the Liberal government announced the program would end in March of 2013, effectively stripping the industry of more […] Read more »

What do Niatross and Carl Jamieson Have In Common?

Both Niatross and Carl Jamieson have been chosen as 2013’s inductees to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.   There will be a total of three horses and three people representing Standardbreds, along with three horses and four people from the Thoroughbred ranks entering the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in August 2013. […] Read more »