It has been a while since we brought you the famous Mic’d Up from Woodbine@Mohawk Park. This one is from a month ago with unique new camera angles. Our favourite Bob McClure on the bike. Get in the driver’s seat and closer to the action with MIC’D UP presented by INFOTRAC Weekly segments will feature a different driver as they take you behind the scenes during a live race atWoodbine Mohawk Park!

Luis Contreras (born March 14, 1986) is a Mexican jockey since 2006. After starting his career in Mexico, Contreras started competing in the United States in 2007. For his graded stakes race career, Contreras has won thirty-four Grade III races, nineteen Grade II races, and four Grade I races. At the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Contreras won the Queen’s Plate, Prince of Wales Stakes, and Breeders’ Stakes. His 2011 wins made him the first jockey to use two horses to win the Canadian… Read More »

David Romero Flores (born February 5, 1968) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing.[1] Flores was born in Tijuana, Mexico. His father was a jockey and an exercise rider in Southern California. David Flores rode his first winner at Agua Caliente Racetrack in his native Mexico in 1984. He went on to win riding titles at Santa Anita Park, Del Mar Racetrack, Oak Tree Racing Association and Fairplex. His big break came in 1996 and 1997 when he rode Siphon to victories in big races. Among his notable victories were three Breeders’ Cup wins aboard Tempera, Action This Day, and Singletary.… Read More »

Hello, I am Rickelle Nelson, an equine artist and photographer based in Louisville, Kentucky, home to Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. My passion is to document equines in special moments to create timeless, beautiful images as memories. I love photographing and painting horses, at the track, mornings and afternoons, at the farm, and especially portraits. My style is traditional and natural. I am looking forward to capturing your special friend for eternity! Hello, I am Rickelle Nelson, an… Read More »

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins Wednesday and will run through October 15, giving the United States an opportunity to recognize and celebrate members of our communities and their ancestors who hail from Mexico, parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America and Spain. “The Latino community and Latino history is a fundamental part of American history,” said Emily Key, director of education at the Smithsonian Latino Center. “And recognizing that and understanding that are key reasons why this month is important.”… Read More »

In recent decades, no group has dominated the saddle like Hispanics. Since 2000 alone the percentage of North American jockeys with Hispanic surnames has risen from 30 to 50 percent. Source. Equibase list of North American starters, run through software that converts last names into a probability that each jockey is Hispanic * In 2016, Hispanic jockeys started more races and won more money than jockeys from all other groups combined. In recent Triple Crown races, 60 to 70 percent… Read More »

JOANNE COLVILLE Moffat, Ontario Nominated as: Breeder Director, Ontario Region Joanne Colville is one of the most well-known participants in harness racing in Ontario. She is equally known for her horsemanship in addition to her business savvy. During her career Joanne has worked at Standardbred Canada, Woodbine Entertainment Group and is now the Administrator/Events Co-ordinator for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society. The latter role requires handling the administration of OSAS in addition to co-ordinating horse shows and ‘meet and greet’… Read More »

Natasha Day fights stereotypes while chasing her harness racing dreams The only regular female driver on the southern Ontario harness scene is focused on winning people over one race at a time Aug 16, 2019 By: Tony Saxon   Natasha Day races in a qualifying race at Grand River Raceway recently. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday Natasha Day knows she if fighting an uphill battle as one of the few women harness drivers in Ontario. She’s new, she’s from another country and, most of… Read More »

Thanks to USTA Career Coleman was honored as Canada’s Trainer of the Year for the second consecutive season in 2010 and for the fourth time in her career (she also earned the honor in 2005 and 2006)…She trained two O’Brien Award-winning horses last season in 2-year-old filly pacer Idyllic, who won the She’s A Great Lady and Three Diamonds, and 3-year-old filly pacer Western Silk, who won the Fan Hanover and Jugette…Sportswriter won the North America Cup before seeing his… Read More »

Trainer Jo Ann Looney King October 4, 2020 Thanks to Victoria M. Howard The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about this issue’s featured Superstar is the idiom, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” I’m talking about Jo Ann Looney King — one of harness racing’s top female trainers. Like her daughter, Heather Vitale, Jo Ann’s smiling face is often featured in harness racing news. The bubbly blond beauties are both renowned in… Read More »