Racing Future is determined to inspire a new generation of fans to enjoy the sport of horse racing.
Ten horses will line up on Tuesday, July 29th for the 79th running of the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Race Track. Post positions:
1. East Side trained by Mark Casse with jockey Justin Stein
2. Ami's Holiday trained by Josie Carroll with jockey Luis Contreras
3. Ascot Martin trained by Mike Keogh with jockey Jesse Campbell
4. Matador trained by Mark Casse with jockey Patrick Husbands
5. Money Talks trained by Bill Tharrenos with jockey Gary Olguin
6. Coltimus Prime trained by Justin Nixon with jockey Eurica Rosa da Silva
7. Smart Spree trained by Mark Frostad with jockey Emma Jayne Wilson
8. Lynx trained by Cathal Lynch with jockey Frankie Pennington
9. Rhythm Blues trained by Nick Gonzalez with jockey Chantal Sutherland-Kruse
10. Lions Bay trained by Jamie Attard with jockey David Moran
Some racehorses remain immortalized in history for their accomplishments — Man o’ War, Secretariat, and Seabiscuit, to name a few. But others live out the remainder of their lives in less auspicious ways, though their contributions to inspiring and helping others are no less significant. Read more
Betting successfully at the track is not as difficult as many people make it out to be. Players say there's always more to learn if you want to go deeper into the game of horse racing but what's most important, is to just have a good time with it! Click here to learn some of the basics on horse racing betting
After our outside panel of experts decided on the winning entry for our Ideas Contest, I was happy to bring Mike Caggiano in as part owner of our filly Oroluce. Prior to winning the contest I didn't know Mike who owns a small business and resides in Florida. He had also never been a Thoroughbred owner. Click here to read Mike's story as a first-time Thoroughbred owner.
New foal photo postings signal that we are into another naming season. While Thoroughbred birthdays are easy because January 1st is the standard birthday for all racehorses born in the Northern Hemisphere, coming up with a meaningful name for each foal can prove challenging. If you're new to horse racing you may think a name is a name but . . .is it? What's in horse's a name?
We are excited to inaugurate Racing Future Radio in a series of interviews with John Snobelen on Ontario Horse Racing. John is a professional horseman and educator as well as being a former Member of the Provincial Parliament and Cabinet Minister who was recently a lead on the Horse Racing Transition Panel. He is currently head of the newly created Ontario Live Racing. Click here to listen to the interviews.
After our Ideas Contest winner Mike Caggiano shared his exciting experience as an owner, we re-visited some of the many great ideas that were submitted during our contest. Our challenge, as we saw it in 2010, was to find new ways to help our sport have a future. Hundreds of people showed creativity and took time to submit their ideas, well-known supporters of our sport helped to promote the contest online, and we published a summary of results in August 2010. These ideas, submitted by some of the best minds in horse racing, are as relevant now as they were then. Read the Racing Future Summary Report.