Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Friday, December 10, 2004

Ralph Klein captured the Premier’s Challenge 

RW Newswire - December 8, 2004

Ralph Klein captured the Premier’s Challenge harness race on Wednesday night (December 8) at Northlands Park for the third time in four years. See full story.

Klein defeated Tory MLA George Vanderburg by half a length.

The challange race was instituted after the Klein government decided to pour $45 million dollars annually into the Alberta Horse Racing industry. Much of the funding is used to increase the size of the prize purse for racehorse owners. Racehorse owners seem to have a special place in the heart of the Tory government.

The Premier donated his $1000 prize to a 9-year-old Alberta boy suffering from cancer.

Perhaps next year the Premier could switch things around. Put the $45 million into healthcare and donate his $1000 prize to the Alberta Horse Racing industry.

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