Jennifer Morrison

Tony Ryan Book Award Finalists Announced

Three finalists, selected by a panel of judges from nearly two dozen submissions, have been announced for the 2021 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. The finalists are: Death by Equine, a fictional mystery about a young racetrack veterinarian named Jessie Cameron who fills in for her vacationing mentor, only to be faced with his sudden and startling death, written by Annette Dashofy; Racetrack Rogues: One Woman's Story of Family, Love and Loss in the Horse Racing World, a fictional story of loss, love, and redemption, written by Dawn LeFevre; and...

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Emile Allain, Successful Ontario Trainer, Horse Lover Passes at 91

Courtesy Jennifer Morrison, Canadian Thoroughbred A horseman and a gentleman, Emile Allain had a love of horses from an early age. Born in France, Allain set up an equestrian centre in Montreal with his wife Margaret, helping young people learn to ride and discover their own love of the horse. Allain stepped out in the 1960s to try his hand at training Thoroughbreds, first at Montreal's Blue Bonnets and then opening a stable at Canada's biggest racetrack, Woodbine. He quickly formed a clientele of prominent owners, including Banham Yousif's BKY...

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