John Stapleton, Author at Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Upset Beat Man o’ War, But Did He Really Coin A New Sportswriting Phrase?

On Oct. 12, 1920, the race of the century took place at Kenilworth Park just outside Windsor, Ontario. It was between the first ever Triple Crown winner, Sir Barton and the incomparable ‘Big Red’ ­­– Man o’ War. It was a match between two champions: a battle of titans. It was also Man o’ War’s […]

The Cougar And The Iceman: Seabiscuit’s Two Canadian Jockeys

In December 2016, the United States will mark the 75th anniversary of its entry into World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Many years ago, as a young Canadian, I asked my father when he first knew that the Allies would win World War II. Without a moment’s hesitation, […]