John Chappell is more than just a former Alberta Horseman-of-the-Year. His harness racing credentials are evidence of that. The American born driver-trainer is also one of Canada's unsung heroes. Not many reinsman can boast winning several driving titles in their career but 49-year-old Chappell can.
This season's leading Western Canadian reinsman - Jim Marino - has never been one to venture too far from home, but he has been offered an opportunity by an old friend that not too many in the harness racing game could resist. Marino will next week travel to the United States where he will weigh up his options about working for North America's leading trainer in 2011- Lou Pena (354 wins).