Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hey Kids,  our latest issue of TROT 4 Kids is hot off the press!   The on line version will be on after October 10!   If you're one of the lucky ones who receive it in the mail, here are the answers to The Name Game!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hi guys!

No it can't be, is it that time of the year already?!? You know what I'm talking about, right? It's time to go back to SCHOOLL!!!!

Another summer come and gone, but another year of education awaits you. What did all of you get up to this summer? Any vacations, or sports championships that you would want to share with me? Send me an email at to tell me all about it.

Now that school is just around the corner you must be a little excited to see all of your friends again. What are you looking forward to learning about this year or are you a recess and gym type of person?

Well if you want to catch some great racing action before heading back to school then come out to Mohawk Racetrack on August 31st to catch the Metro Pace and the Canadian Pacing Derby. End the summer with some real live excitement!

Good luck and see you in the winner's circle!!

Willie Win

Monday, July 29, 2013

Hi everybody,

Well I don't know about all of you but my summer is flying by. I can't believe it's almost August already! But, you know what that means, lots of great racing! Now that elimination races have been completed that means the finals are coming up this weekend including the biggest trotting race of the year, the Hambletonian. The 'Hambo' takes place every year at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey and will run on Saturday, August 3rd this year. There is a purse of $1.2 million for the prestigious race of three-year-old trotters.

Also, taking place this weekend is the Battle of Waterloo at Grand River Raceway. The two-year-old pacing colts will be dashing on Monday, August 5th for a purse of $125 000.

But, if you're really looking for some racing action this weekend be sure to come see me racing live at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, August 3rd. I will be taking part of the mascot race which features various mascots from various tracks across Ontario. I'm the heavy favourite to win, of course! Also going on at Hanover on Saturday night is the $70 000 Dream of Glory final.I better see all of you out supporting me and some of the top trotters in Ontario on Saturday night at Hanover Raceway with a 7:30 p.m. post time.

See you soon,

Willie Win

Friday, July 12, 2013

Hey Kids,

How has everyone's summer been so far? Mine's been great so far. I love the green paddocks and warm summer days. What's your favourite part of summer?

In less than two weeks the Maple Leaf Trot returns to Mohawk on Saturday July 20th with a 7:25p.m. post time. Mister Herbie was victorious in the 2012 Maple Leaf Trot and the I Love Canadian Harness Racing favourite, San Pail, was the previous winner in 2011. Here are pictures of each of them winning the Maple Leaf Trot

Be sure to check out the Trot 4 Kids website for cool contests all summer link. Click here to go to the site.

I hope you all have had a great start to your summer and I'll talk to you soon.

Willie Win

Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer is here!!!

Hey Kids,

Schoooollll'ssss out for summer! Now that you don't need to worry about homework for 2 months, what do you guys have going on for the summer? Are you taking a trip or playing any sports? Send me an email an email at to let me know what you're doing. I'm thinking of taking a trip out to the east coast, but we'll see.

Were many of you able to make it to Mohawk for the North America Cup? Thousands of people were there for the action packed night. Race favourite, Captaintreacherous, was able to pull off the win at 1:48.3.

Trevor Henry said he had a great time in France. Although he wasn't able to pull of another win for Canada we sure are proud of him. Trevor wasn't able to get many quality drives in the heats but that didn't stop him from trying. Maybe next time Trevor!

I hope you all have a great start to your summer, and remember to get out any play and maybe help around the barn a bit!!

Willie Win

Thursday, June 13, 2013

North America Cup

Hey Kids!

Willie Win checking in before this action packed weekend at Mohawk. In case you didn't already know, the $1 million 30th North America Cup is on Saturday night at Mohawk in Campbellville, Ont. The field of 10 is set for the 7th race on Saturday after 3 exciting elimination, with all 3 eliminations going faster than 1:50. Still remaining the favourite, Captaintreacherous, will be racing from the 4th post position.Here's a picture of Tim Tetrick driving him to victory last year at Mohawk.

Remember, if you want the 'Captain' to win then you will need to cheer for the horse with the green saddle pad and his driver, Tim Tetrick, will be wearing his green and yellow colours!

And, who doesn't want to meet a past NA Cup winner?  2010 NA Cup winner, Sportswriter, will be greeting fans outside the entrance of Mohawk from 5:30 until 8:00. That's not all, some of the top drivers in North America will be signing autographs in the grandstand from 6:00 until 6:30. So, don't be shy and come early to meet some of your favourite drivers before they have to get to work when the races start at 7:05.

Here's a couple quick facts about the NA Cup:
 - it's the richest harness race in Canada with a purse of $1 million
- last year, Thinking Out Loud set an NA cup record with a 1:47.4 mile
- Hall of Fame driver, John Campbell, has the most NA Cup wins with 6
- the North America Cup used to be called the 'Queen City Pace'

I hope to see you all there!!

Willie Win

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Trevor Henry's Canadian Colours

Hey there Kids!

Sorry I wasn't able to make it to Trevor Henry's colours presentation on Friday, but my friend Horace was there! Did any of you see him around the track? Anyways, Trevor sure was happy to receive his new Canadian colours and helmet. He was also signing autographs and taking pictures with lucky fans in the lobby of The Raceway at Western Fair before the races. He even wore his new colours that night! I guess you could say he was taking them for a "test drive" and he won 2 races with them. Here's a picture of Trevor with his new colours on with Standardbred Canada President, John Gallinger.

What do you guys think of his Canadian colours? I would love to here some of your ideas. Shoot me an email with your thoughts at Who knows, we might even use some of your ideas for next years design!! Be sure to wish Trevor luck, as he leaves this week for the World Driving Championship in France.

Also, be sure to check out Horse Day at the CNE in  Toronto this weekend. On Saturday, June 1st  Horse Day is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will feature breed and discipline demonstrations, interactive exhibits, horse games and activities, special guests and much more. There’s something for everyone in the family and it’s free! Canadian 2012 Driver of the Year, Sylvain Filion, will also be there signing autographs and talking to young aspiring drivers to tell them what it takes to be a successful harness driver.

Talk to you soon,
Willie Win

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hi Kids!

Willie Win checking in on this beautiful spring day. I'm sure all of you are very excited for the nice weather and being able to play all your favourite summer sports and watch some exciting races at the track on a nice warm night, or maybe a sunny Sunday afternoon. And something else is just around the corner too. Hmmm, what was it again... oh yeah now I remember, SUMMER BREAK!!!

What plans do all of you have for summer? I'd love to hear about them, so shoot me an email at and tell me all about them. You know what I'm really excited about? The World Driving Championship in France. Trevor Henry will be representing Canada this year and his Canadian colours are going to be presented to him next week on May 24th at Western Fair and it would be great to see all of you out there showing your support for Trevor. Don't worry if you can't make it, if you have some inspirational words for Trevor pass them along and I'll be sure to tell him for you.


 Until next time!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

New April Contest!

Hey Kids!

Willie Win here, I hope you were able to make it out to the Can-Am Expo in Orangeville on Easter weekend.   I heard it was loads of fun! If you were there, feel free to send in a story or photos about your adventures, I would love to see them!

Speaking of photos, I have a new contest with a chance for you  to win some great prizes. All you have to do is come up with a clever or funny caption for one of these photos:

Once you have your caption, you can email it to me at
The winner will receive a cool prize pack!

To take a look at the contest page, click HERE (make sure you have permission from your Mom or Dad first!)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Can-Am Equine Expo

Hi Kids!

Willie Win here, how was your March Break? Mine was great; I went skiing and had a lot of fun. Feel free to send me any stories you want to share about your break. 

Now that you’re back to your regular school days, you must be looking forward to the weekends. Speaking of weekends, do you know what’s happening this weekend? It’s the Can Am Equine event happening from Thursday, March 28 until Sunday, March 31 in Orangeville, ON.

Come and check out all of the cool horse exhibits and see what the show has to offer.
Make sure to visit the EquiMania exhibit in the TROT 4 Kids stable! Stop by and learn all about horses, pick up some cool stuff, play some games and maybe learn a thing or two that you didn’t know before!

For more information, click HERE – remember to check with your parents first.

Until next time,
Willie Win.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March Break Fun!

Hey Kids!

I’m back! The weather has been so crazy here that I was snowed in for weeks! When I finally dug myself out I decided it was time to take a vacation to get away from winter. I went to Florida to visit some of my horsey friends that are stabled down there for the winter. It was a much needed break, but I’m glad to be back.
Hey, speaking of vacation, aren’t you all on vacation right now? That’s right, its March Break! How excited are you to be away from school for an entire week?! The mascot gang and I are going skiing this week; I might even learn how to snowboard!

 What are your plans for March break? Here are some fun ideas:

  • Go skiing or snowboarding! Don’t know how to? There’s still enough time left of winter for you to learn, it’s not that hard and it’s really fun!
  • Did you know that most Zoos are open in the winter? That’s right; you can go to the zoo and visit all sorts of Animals. The Toronto Zoo even has hot chocolate to help you stay warm.
  • Go see a movie – now that you don’t have school in the morning, you can go during the week as many times as you want!

Well I hope you have a safe and fun March Break!

Until next time,
Willie Win