Monday, November 12, 2012

Fun at The Royal Winter Fair!

Hey Kids,
Well I had a bit of a break after the home opener at The Raceway at Western Fair on October 12.
I had a great time with Horace, Flamboro Flo and Grandy the Grey.  I even got to meet Greg Blanchard, the track announcer!

This past weekend I went down to the  Royal Winter Fair in Toronto to work at the TROT 4 Kids Stable which is part of the Equimania Exhibit.  I met lots of really great kids and we handed out our 2013 TROT 4 Kids calendar.  I was also able to take in the Super Dogs show and do some early Christmas shopping.

Next I'm off to Nova Scotia to be a guest at the Children's Christmas Party at Truro Raceway!   This is going to be so much fun!

Til next time!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Whirlwind Week!!

Hey Kids,
I just finished a whirlwind week that started at Georgian Downs on September 1 for Xtreme Fan Night
and ended with the Slots Cup at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday, September 8!

The Xtreme Mascot Dash was crazy....Sulky Sam, the mascot for Georgian was the winner!   I finished fourth.   There was so much to do at Xtreme.  If you were there, I hope you dropped by the T4K table to decorate a hat.  How about those miniature horse races!   Next year, I'm hoping I can get the catch drive on Jersey Boy!

The weather was wild at Hiawatha for the Slots Cup but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm for the Mascot Race.   Horace from Western Fair managed to get the win with Sarnia's Jackpot taking second place and I was able to get up for third.

The final race in the Mascot Road Show is October 12 at The Raceway at Western Fair District.  I've got some time to do some serious training!  

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Xtreme Horse Power!

Hey Kids!

Can you guess what is just around the corner?

That's right, Xtreme Horse Power - FAN NIGHT!

I've been training super hard for the Mascot Race and I feel ready for another win! But I'm even more excited to see all my T4K friends!

I can't wait to see all the miniature ponies and watch all of the other great races, like the Trotting Under Saddle race! Which race is your favourite?

Taylor Trot has been helping out with getting the Kids Activity Center ready and she told me that it is going to be loads of fun! You'll be able to decorate your very own crazy hat to wear around at the track, colour and vote for your favourite mascot! (hint, hint) There is an awesome prize to win, so don't miss out!

Back to the barn I go, need to rest up!

See you Saturday, September 1st at Georgian Downs!
Post time is 6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hi Kids!

Great news! I won my first race of the season at Hanover on Saturday!

I'm so happy, I knew my hard work and training would pay off! I even did a cartwheel after the finish line ;)

I also had a third place finish at Grand River on Monday, what a blast!

 I had a great time with the other mascots as always!

Come cheer me on again at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, August 12 and watch the Confederation Cup too!

Until then, your friend,

Willie Win

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hi Kids!

I've been training extra hard these last couple of days so I'm ready to win my next two Mascot Roadshow races! Are you going to be there to cheer me on? I always race better when all the T4K kids are there routing for me!

I'll be at Hanover for The Dream of Glory on Saturday, August 4th (Races start at 6:30pm) and at Grand River for Industry Day on Monday, August 6th! (Races start at 1:30pm)

You can fill in a ballot to pick the mascot you think will win the race and have a chance to win a cool T4K prize package! (of course you will pick me!)

Wish me luck, I hope I see you all there!

Your friend,

Willie Win

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hi Kids!

I'm so tired after my first race of 2012 on Sunday at Clinton, but boy was it fun! Kids Day went really well, and all of the children really enjoyed the activities prizes and games!

Congratulations to Grandy the Grey on his win!

I finished in 3rd place right behind CR Trotter!

How cute was Carissa, the winner of the T4K prize?

I have to go start training for my next race so I can live up to my name and...WIN! 

Don't forget to come and cheer me on at Hanover on August 4th for The Dream of Glory and at Grand River on August 6th for Industry Day!

Hope to see you all again soon! 

Your friend,
Willie Win

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hi Kids! 

Willie here! Guess what Taylor Trot just told me?

I'm going for a photo shoot tomorrow!
I'm so excited to get all cleaned up and brushed for my pictures and I'll be sure to share some of them with you guys! Who know what I'll get up to this time.. but I have a feeling its going to be a day filled with a record breaking amount of fun!

I'm going to go shine my hooves and brush my tail now, see you all at Clinton Raceway this Sunday (July 15th) for Kids Day! You can cheer me on in the first mascot race of the year!

Your friend,

Willie Win

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hi Kids!

I was just out at the Mohawk Qualifiers and guess who I saw??

That's right, 3 time Maple Leaf Trot winner, San Pail!

He looks great and I can't wait to see what he can do this year!!

Your friend,

Willie Win

Friday, June 1, 2012

Design Taylor's Colours!

Hi Kids!

Taylor Trot needs your help!   

That’s right! Taylor needs you to design a new set of driving colours! 

There is a handy template in the May issue of T4K that you can use and don’t forget to add designs, shapes, images, or whatever you like. Taylor loves bright colour, so go wild!   

You can also visit for the entry sheet and template.

I know she is really excited to get everyone’s submissions and so am I! The deadline to enter is June 20.  You can submit your design via email to or mail to:

TROT 4 Kids
Standardbred Canada
2150 Meadowvale Blvd.
Mississauga, ON  L5N 6R6I

If your design is picked, you’ll win a $50 gift card to Best Buy and some cool T4K and I Love Canadian Harness Racing Swag! 

I already sent my submission in, but hooves aren’t that great for colouring…

I can’t wait to see Taylor’s new driving colours!

Your friend, 

Willie Win

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My 2012 Schedule!

Hi kids!

I just received the first set of dates for my 2012 touring season and I'm just so excited! I can't wait to see all of my T4K friends and make tons of new ones too! Taylor trot and I are just brimming with anticipation!

Come out this season on the following dates and we can hang out!

    • Western Fair – Friday May 18 for Molson Pace Eliminations!
    • Clinton Raceway – Sunday July 15 for Kid’s Day!
    • Hanover Raceway– Saturday August 4 for Dream of Glory Stakes!
    • Grand River Raceway–Monday August 6 for Industry Day!
    • Flamboro Downs – Sunday August 12 for Confederation Cup!
    • Georgian Downs– Saturday September 1 for Extreme Horsepower!
    • Hiawatha Horse Park – Saturday September 8 for Slots Cup!
I hope you are all as excited as I am!

Your Friend,

Willie Win

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Can Am was GREAT!

Hi kids!

What a busy weekend I had! I was in London at the Agriplex at the Western Fair District for the Can Am All-Breeds Equine Emporium! It was so much fun! I hung out at the Equimania exhibit with all the kids! We learned all sorts of neat things about horse nutrition, how to braid a horse’s tail and barn safety! Some of the kids even got to dress up in real driver’s equipment and colours!

I was also able to meet Amber Marshall from Heartland! She was so nice and down to earth and even gave me her autograph! She is born and raised in London, which is so exciting! The line up to meet her was the longest I have ever seen!

The Canadian Cowgirl Drill Team was another big hit! With their sparkly red and white outfits and beautiful horses- they always had a crowd of people at their shows! The trade show was also great- Taylor Trot picked up a brand new pair of pink cowboy boots and bought me a brand new harness! I love it!

I was so happy to meet all the T4K kids at Can Am and can’t wait for my next event! I wonder what it will be….

Talk to you soon!

Your Friend,

Willie Win

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I am going to the Can Am All Breeds Equine Show This Weekend!

Hi Kids!

I am heading out with the Trot 4 Kids team to London, Ontario this weekend for Can Am, Canada’s largest all-breeds Equine show which is taking place at the Western Fair District!

Come on out to hang out with me and the T4K crew at the Equimania Exhibit, a great inter-active and educational display that was featured at the World Equestrian Games! There will be games and prizes and lots of free stuff to give away including activity books, tattoos & bookmarks!

The show also features an incredible trade show, the ‘Canadian Cowgirls,’ educational seminars on all sorts of topics, Hunters and Jumpers, Stallion Avenue, the ever-popular Parade of Breeds, and exciting celebrity guest appearances from the likes of Pan Am Eventing Gold Medalist Jessica Phoenix and Heartland star Sarah Marshall!

You really don’t want to miss it!

TRADE SHOW DATES: March 16, 17, 18 - 2012

Friday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

To learn more about Can Am, visit:

Friday, February 17, 2012

The O'Brien Awards and RACE DAY Launch Party!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all doing well! Happy belated Valentine's Day!

What a great few weeks I've had! The O'Brien Awards were a night to remember! My favourite trotter right now, San Pail, won Older Trotting Horse of the Year and Horse of the Year and I'm just so happy for him! Everyone loves San Pail! And Jody! After the year he has had, he really did deserve Driver of the Year! I'm so glad he won! But, boy oh boy, did Randy Waples and Scott Zeron ever give him a run for his money!

Then, last week, I attended the RACE Day Launch Party! 150 of the best fans showed up to support the documentary, including the Mayor of Milton! I loved the film- what a great showcase of Canadian Harness Racing!

Check out some of the photos from the event!

Talk to you all soon!

-Willie Win