Daily Racing Form’s Canadian Editor, Bill Tallon will be officially retiring this Saturday, November 16.

TORONTO, November 14 – Bill Tallon, who has been with the Daily Racing Form since 1979 and has served in the capacities of Canadian editor and correspondent, Woodbine racing reporter, and Toronto business manager, is retiring, effective Saturday.
Bill fell in love with horse racing when he first attended Woodbine with his father in 1965.
After attending the University of Toronto and Carleton University, with post-graduate studies at York, he graduated with a Master’s degree in English in 1979.
He joined DRF as a handicapper in the spring of 1979. He was assistant editor, then editor, when he moved from the office to take on on-track writing and reporting duties in 1993.
He earned a Sovereign Award, in the outstanding feature article category, in 1996.
He is a member of the Jockey Club of Canada and the Sovereign Award committee.
He has also served as a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame’s Thoroughbred Nomination and Election committees.
“Bill chronicled Woodbine and Canadian horse racing, both on and off the racetrack, in a tremendously balanced way,” said John Siscos, WEG’s Senior Manager of Communications.  “He will be sorely missed both personally and professionally by many in the horse racing community. We wish him the best in all future endeavours.”
Bill will be on Woodbine’s sixth floor, in or around the Canadian office of the Daily Racing Form, throughout much of the next two days and can be reached at 416-798-4099 x221.