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JONES: No masking emotions at Century Mile as gates opened on pro sports in Alberta
You couldn’t see expressions that conveyed the range of emotions. Everyone was wearing a mask. But as horse racing became the first pro sport in the province to return from the COVID-19 pandemic Sunday at Century Mile, they wore those ...
JONES: Riders ready to jockey for top spot at Century Downs
Last year, for the first time in a decade, a horse race season opened in Edmonton without a certified celebrity jockey on the property. Sunday at 5:15 p.m., Century Mile appears to be crawling with ‘em. For a decade at Northlands Park, the ...
JONES: Century Mile ready to gallop out of the gates, but with fewer horses
Century Mile is not the first to over-promise and under-deliver in the history of professional sports. But with a spotlight on the place right now that isn’t likely to exist to such an extent again for quite some time, it turned out to be a ...
JONES: CFL fans want a plan, not more words from Ambrosie
What you wanted to hear was a plan. There’s still no plan. But what there is now is a statement that looks like an attempt at a reboot in the Canadian Football League’s losing battle against COVID-19. To me, the statement released Thursday ...
JONES: Jockeys in short supply as horses set to open Century Mile
A new expression entered our vocabulary this spring during the COVID-19 pandemic. As people completed conversations, instead of saying goodbye, they started to say, ‘Stay safe.’ If they’re horse race jockeys, that’s going to be especially true ...
JONES: Sherwood Park NCAA star Chuba Hubbard slams Oklahoma State coach for controversial T-shirt
Chuba Hubbard, so far in his football career, hasn’t been much for talk. He’s been mostly about action. But this action is definitely going to cause a reaction. Hubbard, the Sherwood Park product who was the top rusher in all of NCAA Div. 1 ...
JONES: Century Mile expecting big business out of the gates from online horse betting
You can run horse races without fans. No problem. But without being able to bet your money on the bobtail nag and somebody else to bet on the gray, it doesn’t work. So, what betting handle total will Edmonton’s Century Mile hit next Sunday when ...
JONES: When it comes to hub cities, there's no clear home-ice advantage
While we wait for the final pieces of the puzzle to fall into place for the NHL’s hub city Stanley Cup playoffs, you’d think they’d at least settle the “home ice advantage’ controversy. There are those who continue to cling to the concept that ...
JONES: Horse racing back on at Century Mile with 40-day season
A late September Canadian Derby. A ten-race, full-starting-gate field for a June 21 opening day. Only two race days per week but each with eight-race, eight-horse-per-race sized cards the rest of the way. Thoroughbred horse racing will return to ...
JONES: Edmonton bobsledder following in footsteps of local legend Lueders
It would be difficult to find a much better sports story anywhere on the planet right now than Edmonton’s 19-year-old soccer superstar Alphonso Davies, just voted the ninth best player in Europe playing by Bayern Munich. But one can look. ...