October 6 was ‘graduation day’ for a quartet of young Ontario students, as they stepped up to the podium at Woodbine Mohawk Park to receive accolades and prizes for their literary accomplishments in the $2,000 Youth Literary Derby, sponsored by St. Catharines, Ont. horseman and construction magnate Tom Rankin. The Youth Literary Derby – a […]
Winners of the 2018 Youth Literary Derby Celebrated at Mohawk Park
Congratulations to the following writers:
1st Place – Maria Achilleos, London, ON for “Ears Pointed Forward”
2nd Place – Kyla Civiero, Millgrove, ON for “Dare To Dream”
3rd place – Marilyn Schmidt, Elmwood, ON for “Daisy, the Standardbred Foal
Short Story Division:
1st Place – Andrew Kuepfer, Elmwood, ON for “The Adventures of Wilfred’s First Day”
2nd Place – Avery Kirkpatrick, Bowmanville, ON for “Some Kind of Wonderful”
3rd Place – Allie Kucman, Fort Erie, ON for “Star”
The finalists were treated to a full day of horse racing-related experiences followed by presentation of the awards on October 6th at Mohawk Park.
Photos of the Awards Day
Photos from Breeding Farm Open Houses in May
video on standardbred foals and racing
This video was produced by the Woodbine Broadcast Department with video and/or photos from Dave Landry Photography, Golden Horseshoe Lanes, Hanover Shoe Farms, Mac Lilley Farms, Seelster Farms, Twinbrook Farms, US Trotting Association and Winbak Farms.
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The results are in and the finalists announced for the 2018 Youth Literary Derby. The province-wide juried, horse-themed writing contest designed to encourage writing and literacy skills of Ontario students grades 5 to 8, reached into the classrooms of schools, Standardbred breeding farms and mainstream media, and attracted submissions from 46 towns, cities, villages and […]
Visitors to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack will be treated to a newly-created display recognizing and honouring the Youth Literary Derby. The attractive display features the Youth Literary Derby, along with some of the recent successful horse racing promotional initiatives […]