It looks like fabled provincial Liberal backroom boy Patrick Kinsella has become a member of the esquestrian classes. According to our operatives, Mr. Kinsella (who runs a communications firm) claimed a horse - C J Come Home - this past weekend at Hastings Racecourse. And he also co-owns another thoroughbred, Miss Rainier with Glen Todd of Empty Wallet Stables. Miss Rainier has been entered in a number of races at Hastings, including The British Columbia Breeders' Cup Oaks, The BC Cup Stallion Stakes and The Nanaimo. Previously, British Columbia's horse racers have credited former Campbell administration Solicitor General Rich Coleman with helping save their industry by overseeing the installation of slot machines at Hastings and other tracks across the province.
September 7, 2005