Groom Awards

In 2019 the HBPA decided to present two new awards for grooms in two separate categories.  The awards have a female and male winner in each category. These two categories were “Groom of the Year,” awarded to a person with more than one-year experience as a licensed...

Final Furlong

What happens when to a racehorse when it is no longer racing? That seems to be a question that weighs heavily on a lot of minds these days. Enter Final Furlong with the answer to this question. Final Furlong is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting owners...

Loosing Ardell Sayler

A loud chuckle filled the office. “Tell me something good girl.” The voice boomed as the man behind it smiled and walked through the door. This was the way most of my late morning conversations with Ardell started. I didn’t know at the time that it would be the last...

The Legend Of Spanish Fowl

Spanish Fowl was the Assiniboia Racing Club’s (ARC) first thoroughbred to race. Established in 2016, ARC had bad luck with the first horse they purchased. Smed, claimed for $5000 US at an American track, was working out with trainer Tanya Lindsay. She noted a problem...