Day At The Track

Retired racehorse makes his radio debut

07:00 AM 27 Aug 2014 NZST
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Killean Sweep, harness racing
Killean "Harry" Sweep, a retired racehorse, enjoys an apple at a retirement community

The roar of a neighing horse is probably the last thing you'd expect to hear in the parking lot of a retirement community, but it didn't apply to The Village of Riverside Glen this past Monday morning.

The retirement community in Guelph was paid a special visit by the Hands On Horses Program, which included the retired racehorse, 'Harry'.

'Harry', as always, loved the attention just as much as the residents loved the chance to meet the accomplished racehorse. 'Harry', whose real name is Killean Sweep, was a 23-time winner during a career that saw him rack up purse earnings in excess of $210,000.

Local radio station CFRU 93.3 ( interviewed residents and collected their 'horse stories' from years gone by. 'Harry', who didn't want to miss his chance to be on air, put in his two cents worth with a neigh here and there, as well. The broadcast is scheduled to air Monday, September 1, 2014.

Be sure to come visit us at any of our upcoming events this weekend

Friday, August 29 - Grand River Raceway (Elora)

Saturday, August 30 -Georgian Downs (Barrie)

Sunday, August 31 - Clinton Raceway (Clinton)

Monday, September 1 - Dresden Raceway (Dresden)

For more information visit our website ( and for photos from the event visit our facebook page (

by Stacey Reinsma for Hands On Horses Program

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