Memories of A. E. “Bert” Blake in this week’s Insider Newsletter

Jun 22, 2012 | Live Horse Racing

A. E. "Bert" Blake  (to the left) of his favourite horse Clique, July 20, 1968.

A. E. "Bert" Blake (to the left) and his favourite horse Clique, July 20, 1968.

by George

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

Read more here…