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December 2016

  • Trot Feature - Classy Lane

    Come Together

    The year 2016 started with a terrible tragedy that shook Canada’s harness racing community. But from the ashes came amazing stories of hope, resilience and remarkable kindness. By Keith McCalmont

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  • Trot Feature - Classy Lane

    S’unir

    L’année 2016 a commencé par une terrible tragédie qui a ébranlé toute la communauté des courses sous harnais du Canada. Mais de ses cendres, émergèrent d’incroyables histoires d’espoir, de résilience et de bonté remarquables. Par Keith McCalmont // Traduction Louise Rioux
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  • Surrealist

    Keeping it (Sur)Real

    A 13 race win streak is worth talking about. When you combine that with a remarkable back story, a community rallying behind a horse, and an unlikely country music connection, you have something truly special. You have Surrealist. By Melissa Keith

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  • Dr. Patty Hogan

    Unlikely Hero

    We tend to think of racing’s heroes as the horses and the people who accompany them to the winner’s circle. But sometimes it’s the actions taken far from the racetrack, during the darkest of hours, where lives are changed. Meet one such hero: Dr. Patty Hogan. By Debbie Little

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  • Walner

    How Good Could He Be?

    World Champion two-year-old trotting sensation, Walner, has dominated his competition like a true harness racing superstar. For his connections, the next year looks to be a ride that they’re eagerly looking forward to. By Perry Lefko

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  • Mcrileymac

    A Career Worth Celebrating

    When a homebred races his entire life for the same connections, and retires to their loving care, it’s something to appreciate. When that horse is happy and competitive into his 14th year on the track, it’s something to celebrate. By Chris Lomon

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  • Post Time

    Post Time with Dan Gall

    As we prepare to close the book to 2016, I thought it would be appropriate to review my experiences thus far in the role of President and CEO of Standardbred Canada....read on

  • Rail Tales

    Christmas At Sea

    A fictional Rail Tails feature on how the racetrack backstretch, for some people, is the only place where they’d consider themselves to be ‘home for the holidays’. By Bob Carson

  • The View

    A Few Days To Reflect

    Horse racing is more than a job. It doesn’t start at 9 and end at 5. It doesn’t stop for weekends or pay time-and-a-half, or sick pay....read on


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