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The Canadian Sportsman


The Voice of Harness Racing for 140 Years…
The Canadian Sportsman was founded in 1870 and is Canada’s oldest magazine of any kind. Published mid-monthly with Summer Stakes Bonus Issues, The Sportsman is a trade magazine for passionate harness racing participants and fans looking for unique and in-depth information. What was once more of a newspaper has become a 9.5×13″ over-sized, full colour, features magazine dominated by superior photography and design. Since 1989, The Canadian Sportsman has been located in the small southwestern Ontario hamlet of Straffordville. Each edition is produced and printed from this location.

Award-Winning Writers & Photographers
We are proud of our body of writers who cover and provide the most comprehensive coverage of feature stories in the industry. Between them they have won 15 writing awards while frequently being lauded for their journalistic excellence. Our main feature photographers Claus Andersen and Dave Landry are amongst the most talented artists in our sport. Combined, this duo have achieved seven photography awards in their careers and their work has appeared in countless magazines and newspapers world-wide.

Outstanding Print Quality
The Canadian Sportsman is published by its in-house printing subsidiary Sportswood Printing, an international publishing house for top equine magazines such as, Horse Sport, Horse-Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred and Horsepower. Our state-of-the-art printing plant has the latest CTP technology, using a Komori SL 540 sheet press, a 40″ – 5 colour press with coater, delivering a high-quality product second to none. For more information on Sportswood Printing, please visit our website: www.canadiansportsman.ca

Why Advertise With Us?
The Canadian Sportsman focuses solely on harness racing and the standardbred industry. While our magazine is international in its scope, the bulk of our readership is centered within the hub of breeding and racing activity, Ontario. A full colour magazine, oversized at 9.5″x13″ and published mid-monthly with Summer Stakes Bonus Issues, The Sportsman is everywhere it needs to be. Aside from reaching our paid subscribers, issues are distributed at racetracks, training centres, horse sales and horse farms across North America. Our circulation is audited by the CCAB and we are mailed as a “time sensitive” publication to ensure the quickest delivery possible.

With one of the highest renewal rates in the magazine industry, our readership surveys show an overwhelming approval rate on all aspects of the magazine. The Sportsman is the exclusive information vehicle for the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA), a membership based association for active breeders within the industry.

Want to advertise with us?

Contact: Kristy Dustin
Advertising Director
[email protected]

*NOW AVAILABLE on the App Store…for the iPad™& iPhone™


The Perfect Collaboration of Creativity & Technology.

Readers can download complete digital editions of The Sportsman, beginning with our February 4, 2011 issue.
*iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved.