Archive Monthly Archives: May 2017

The King is back: my photos from the Wando Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack

My two worlds are colliding at the moment. Days after the Stars On Ice tour landed in Toronto, a group of Queen’s Plate hopefuls tested out their legs in the Wando Stakes at Woodbine. The race is named after a spectacular Canadian colt called Wando, a copper-coloured gentle sort that became the first to win […]

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Kaetlyn Osmond: the empty space has been filled

Just as Kaetlyn Osmond was about to make her way to the world figure skating championships in Helsinki – only her third – the value of silver, down in the doldrums on world markets, began to pick up. The ticker tapes of the world began to spin in the right direction. It’s good news for […]

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Gabby Daleman: standing tall

It hasn’t all sunk in yet for Gabby Daleman, at 19, the world bronze medalist. There is a medal now jingling against her heart, even when she doesn’t wear it. That medal is proof positive of so many things: that she can overcome, that she’s as good as anyone in  the world, and that she […]

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Duhamel and Radford: We can be heroes, just for one day

Thursday was a good day, said Eric Radford, slipping into a rink-side seat at the Air Canada Centre during Stars on Ice rehearsals in Toronto. It was good, because he – for the first time since the world championships in Helsinki – landed some double jumps. “And I feel fine,” he said. On tour, having […]

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