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 […]
Don’t Forget – Deadline is Friday, June 15th
Hey Ontario Students!
During the month of May, twenty-one Ontario Standardbred Breeding farms held Open Houses to allow students to see foals up close. If you couldn’t make it out to one of the farms, here’s a video that may help you write your poem or short story.
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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From Blind River to Bright’s Grove and Sudbury, and from Teeswater to Dobbinton and St. Catharines, the Youth Literary Derby has reached into the classrooms of schools, standardbred farms and mainstream media across Ontario. Potential young poet laureates and wordsmiths are lighting up the Literary Derby website with their submissions, hoping to share in the […]
Support from sectors of the U.S and Ontario Standardbred industry, the arts and educational community , municipal officials, and strong participation by prospective young Derby hopefuls, is fueling the robust impetus of the Youth Literary Derby. “The Youth Literary Derby is a genius idea that melds creative writing with an introduction to horses,” writes Betty […]