Swimming with the horses

Most of our astute readers will know Rick Mowles as the chief executive officer of Community Living British Columbia - which is renowned for its innovative contracting-out policies. But what you may not know is that Mr. Mowles, just like our good friend Patrick Kinsella, is a player in the sport of kings - being the co-owner of JJJ Stables. The award-winning stable is noteworthy for basing its race horses in Willows, California - 60 miles north of Sacramento. According to a November 2004 column by The Province's Tom Wolski, "This unique way of training horses began a few years ago, when (fellow co-owner Alan) Anderson decided he wanted to spend more time at home with his family" who live in the States. "To do this, Anderson purchased undeveloped acreage in Willows and began building his dream farm complete with a swimming pool, not for him but for their horses." The horses are then driven up to British Columbia, where they compete.

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