Archive Monthly Archives: July 2014

Craig Buntin, with an app that could change the sport

This is a story I wrote for the Skate Canada website on former pair skater Craig Buntin and the interesting steps he has taken beyond his skating career. And one of them has been to develop a fascinating figure skating app.   http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/NewsDetails/tabid/2157/sni%5B2797%5D/3582/language/en-US/Default.aspx

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Joubert isn't joking

So it now seems to be real: 2007 world men’s champion Brian Joubert is coming back as a pair skater at age 29 – and probably for Russia to boot. How intriguing is this going to be in the coming months? Of course we’ll have to wait a year to see how it all turns […]

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Canadian national team chosen

Hearts skipped a beat when Skate Canada’s national team for the coming season was released early Tuesday: Patrick Chan and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were on the list. However, both have indicated that they will skip the Grand Prix season, but they have not decided whether or not they will take part in the […]

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A feisty filly gives Casse his first Queen's Plate win

This is the story of Mark Casse, the trainer who was 0 for 17 in Canada’s premier horse race but then little Lexie Lou came along, defeated the boys and gave him his first victory. Girl powerr! This is my story that ran in The Paulick Report, a racing website based in Kentucky.   http://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s-paddock/for-casse-queens-plate-an-emotional-triumph/

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Death on the Backstretch

A story I wrote on a memorial service on the Woodbine backstretch about an unsung hero. Written for The Paulick Report, an online website based in Kentucky.       http://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s-paddock/death-on-the-backstretch-nothing-prepares-us-for-this-day/

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