#HORSERACING: TWO-TIME HORSE OF THE YEAR “CIGAR” PASSES AT AGE 24
In the '90s, most Kids hung-out at the Mall or did House Parties on weekends. My single delight every Saturday and Sunday was going to the Races with my Parents. In that era, there was no Star brighter than CIGAR. The two-time Horse of the Year had us Racing Fans at the edge of our seats with a 16-race win streak stretching from October 1994 through July 1996.
Even after the streak ended, CIGAR still was going strong before ending a remarkable Career at Woodbine Racetrack here in Toronto ...
#HORSERACING: “TRADE STORM” RIPS THROUGH THE WOODBINE MILE
So Horse Racing is a popular sport we hear! 16k people crowded at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday to witness a fabulous card of Racing culminating in the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Although two-time reigning Horse of the Year in North America WISE DAN wasn't up for the rare Hat Trick after having won in 2012 and 2013, a fantastic Field still was attracted to the historic Track which boasts one of the World's finest Turf Courses.
Celebrating the Festivities was NBA Star Terrence Ross of the ...
#FUNDRAISING: MR. WILL + BILLY’S ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
Hey. I admit it. I had no idea what ALS was neither. As cliché as it is this late in the game, I decided to step-up to my terrible fear of being soaked. I can't swim. I tried learning as a Kid but floundered and never picked it up again. A couple weeks ago my friends at Woodbine Racetrack kindly sent me a Press Release advising me I had been challenged by my friend, Assistant Trainer Jeff "Skippy" Bowen to partake in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
I quickly read-up on ALS and was heartbroken ...
#SPOTTED: GARY BARBER IN TORONTO AT WOODBINE RACETRACK
Invictus, Shanghai Noon, Skyfall, Footloose, The Tourist, Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, RoboCop, 21 Jump Street, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If you've seen any of these Films, chances are, you know the work of Gary Barber. The American Film Producer and CEO/Chairman of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer of South African origins, certainly is a respected entity also in the World of Horse Racing too with a number of top-tier Competitors in his Stable under the care of Trainer Mark Casse at Woodbine ...
#HORSERACING: THE 155th EDITION OF THE QUEEN’S PLATE AT WOODBINE RACETRACK
The Queen's Plate always is a huge deal for me and I was thrilled this year once again to be a part of it all! For those unaware, the 155th edition of North America's most historic horse race was held at Woodbine Racetrack, drawing a huge crowd of Racing Fans and Fashionable types. The celebrations wouldn't quit with the Hats & Horseshoes Party going-on into the evening even after the races were over. Live Music, Food Trucks, some high-profile Media Types like CTV's The Social Host ...
#HORSERACING: 2014 QUEEN’S PLATE CONTENDERS!
I don't believe it's already time for the QUEEN'S PLATE! More than ever, Horse Racing is becoming vogue once again with major Canadian Outlets like eTalk, Breakfast Television and Flare several more featuring Canadian Racing's biggest day! And although we still have a little bit of time left to coordinate our outfits - pink certainly will be the colour of choice with attentions turned to Rethink Breast Cancer - now's the time to be thinking about who we'll pick to win the $1-million race! ...
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN A 2014 VIP QUEEN’S PLATE EXPERIENCE WITH MR. WILL | THE CONTENDERS!
With less than five weeks to go till the 155th edition of the QUEEN'S PLATE, we're counting down the days to one of our favourite events of the Summer! We'll be separating the Contenders from the Pretenders and also remembering some of our favourite looks from recent Queen's Plates! May together we too can get a bit of inspiration what to wear on the Big Day, Sunday, July 6, 2014?
Hint: you can never go wrong with blue, a Top Hat or a lovely Fascinator! The colour of choice this year just ...
#HORSERACING: MR. WILL AT BELMONT PARK!
To say that the Belmont Park experience is anything short of breathtaking is an understatement. It has long been a dream of mine to witness the World-famous Home of the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel in America's celebrated, yet illusive Triple Crown. While we await whether or not this year's phenomenal Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome, will go on the achieve the greatness of the likes of Affirmed, Seattle Slew and Secretariat, only the gorgeous mile-and-a-half Oval knows what fate ...
#EDITORSNOTE: MR. WILL IN NEW YORK CITY, 2014
Celebrating Couturier Charles James's achievements this year, the 2014 Costume Institute Benefit (Met Ball/Met Gala) will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2014 in New York City. We had so much fun taking-in all the Red Carpet Beauty last year, that we're going back yet again to cover the amazing Affair!
Join me as I bring you pure beauty and glamour as we admire the amazing Fashions together - you'll never guess who we'll run into! I mean, look who we saw last year here!
Co-chairing this year ...
#HORSERACING: AN EARLY GLIMPSE AT THE CONTENDERS FOR THE 2014 KENTUCKY DERBY!
Now in its 140th edition, the First Saturday in May forever holds deep significance in American Culture. This of course is the day that the $2-million Kentucky Derby is raced at Churchill Downs. If you've never watched a Horse Race before, this would be your perfect introduction to the Sport. The Celebrities, the Fashion and the Sport all are married together in one glamorous Affair. Celebrities like Jessica Simpson, Elizabeth Banks, Kim Kardashian, Diane Lane, Nicole Richie, Jenny ...