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The Alberta Thoroughbred community lost a valued member with the passing of Ron St. Louis on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 71 years of age.
Ron had been a continuous member of the C.T.H.S. since 1999 and was a respected representative of the Alberta Division, serving on the Board of Directors for two terms between 2012 and 2017. He served as a member of the Breed Improvement Committee and as Chair of the Finance Committee, offering his extensive accounting knowledge as a resource to the Society.
Ron was an active Thoroughbred owner and breeder for many years based at his ranch in Swalwell, Alberta. He bred and raced a number of home bred Thoroughbreds under the name Winchester Stables. Runners in recent years have included Valid Position by Tempered Appeal, Highway Holly by Alydeed and Slew the Hunter by Slew City Slew. A recent homebred, Arctic Treasure by Cape Canaveral, just won her Maiden Claiming race on June 3, 2017. Ron was also involved as an owner with part interests in horses such as Smokin Jane by Holy Bull and Sun Runner by Brunswick. He was regularly involved in the C.T.H.S. Alberta Thoroughbred Sales both as a consignor and a purchaser.
The St. Louis family has requested, in lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or Thoroughbred Lasting Careers Society (TLCS) in care of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division).
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Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Northlands Park EXPO Centre - Edmonton, Alberta
FOR MAIN CATALOGUE: FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2017
Randy Howg, a "sugar beet farmer from Alberta" was quoted in the April 15, 2017 BloodHorse,"It's just unbelievable, I don't know how this can be true. It's a long ways from Canada. I've got a lot of friends in Alberta up there watching. This is just incredible to win this. I should be home planting beets. But my son and wife are looking after things at home. I think they probably thought I was on a wild goose chase, but I had a pretty good day."
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BloodHorse - April 15, 2017 Inside Straight Springs Oaklawn Handicap Upset
Photo: Rebecca O'Neill on Bay Bayou (Show name - Maverick)
Congratulations to the Alberta winners of the 2016 Jockey Club Incentive Awards:
Click on the following link to view the >> full Performance Awards Results (PDF)
Congratulations to Curtis Stock who has just been announced as a 2017 inductee into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on the Thoroughbred Communicator ballot!Blair Burgess, Mach Three, Eugene Melnyk, Curtis Stock and Quiet Resolve are among the CHRHF Class of 2017.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2017 Inductees. In this, the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 10 horses and people have been elected from a very strong list of candidates.
Representing Thoroughbreds in the Class of 2017 are Builder Eugene Melnyk, Trainer Harold Barroby, and Communicator Curtis Stock as well as horses Quiet Resolve, and South Ocean.
Originally from London, Ont., Curtis Stock’s affection for the horses, jockeys, trainers and horse people in general is reflected in his writing, He began to follow racing in Calgary during his high-school days and gained valuable experience covering racing there while attending university. That soon led to an opportunity in Toronto, working with honoured Canadian Horse Hall of Fame member Bruce Walker in the Ontario Jockey Club Publicity Department. Stock would later return to Alberta and take over publicity, marketing, and advertising at Northlands Park in Edmonton, later moving to the Edmonton Journal where he covered racing for 32 years and also plied his craft for the Daily Racing Form for 20 years. His reporting has resonated with the judges in Sovereign Award voting. His record run of Sovereigns started in 1985 and in 1993, he swept both Feature Story and Newspaper categories Stock was the recipient of back-to-back Sovereign Awards for Outstanding Feature Story in 1993-94 and took home an unprecedented eighth Sovereign Award for Outstanding Newspaper Story in Canada. Most recently Stock was the recipient of the 2015 Sovereign Award in the Outstanding Writing Category. His story, “Love of Horses”, appeared earlier that year in the Edmonton Journal. It was his 11th Sovereign Award overall; a record total. He has received this most-coveted award at least once in each of the past five decades, an achievement unmatched.
Click on the following link for more information>> Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees
Century Casinos announced on March 27, 2017 that the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission has approved the Company's proposed Century Mile Racing Entertanment Centre project. This is one of the key approvals needed for Century Casinos to move forward with the project!
Read more >> CENTURY CASINOS RECEIVES AGLC APPROVAL
Go to the following link to get more information: ALBERTA RACE CLUBS