First, my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late A. E. “Bert” Blake – a friend, a true gentleman and a tremendous horseman who unselfishly taught so many people so much.
I worked for Bert in the ‘80s and spent good bit of time with him over the years. He was the truest horse trainer I ever had the privilege of meeting during my 36 years here.
As of this writing, nothing had been finalized with regards to a memorial service, but we will be keeping you up to date here. The Insider Newsletter this week has a number of pieces dedicated to Mr. Blake, and they are all worth reading.
Also in this week’s Insider Newsletter:
- Black Caviar attempts to win her 22nd race in a row in England
- Clay Brinson tells it like it is with regards to Free Press Stakes winner
- Stretch Drive of the Week
- Locally-owned entrant in this Sunday’s Queen’s Plate
- Questioned disqualifications
- Cheeky quote about the Canadian Triple Crown
- Canstar horse racing bingo
- What’s up for the weekend at ASD