How exciting to launch Rivers of Gold at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame this Sunday amid all the installations celebrating Canada’s remarkable horses and their humans… and on Canadian International day.
Writing Rivers of Gold was incredibly challenging. And rewarding.
I have been writing about horses most of my life – as a magazine editor, feature writer for Japan’s Gallop magazine, a heap of books including Northern Dancer’s biography, and, of course, I was privileged to spend all those years with Eddie and Winnie Taylor at Windfields, home of the most dominant bloodlines in history. Yet, Rivers of Gold showed me a new way of seeing the world of Thoroughbreds.
Last evening I checked the fields for both the E.P.Taylor and Pattison International stakes.. and yes, every one of these magnificent horses will find their ancestors in our Rivers of Gold.
So not only will I be signing books (and helping raise money for the Hall of Fame) all I will have to do is wander over to the Walking Ring to gaze upon the outstanding horses in these big races… and marvel at how this story has turned out.