Staff & Commissioners

Staff

Brett Revington
Director of Racing

Mr. Revington brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position, including: Bureau Director for Standardbred Racing for the state of Pennsylvania, Director of Racing for Isle of Capri Racetrack and Casino in Florida, Assistant Racing Manager, Western Fair District, London, Ontario, and Stakes Manager, Woodbine Entertainment Group.

In addition, Brett is a qualified Associate Judge and is involved in the Judges Accreditation programme and, is licensed as a Race Secretary.

Brett served on the Standardbred Canada Board of Directors from 2011-2013.

Cindy Doucette
Administrative Assistant/Financial Officer

Cindy joined the Commission as an Administrative Assistant/Financial Officer on May 11, 2020. Prior to joining the Commission, Cindy was employed with Scotiabank in Crapaud and Kensington locations.

Cindy is no stranger to the Harness Racing Industry. She travelled to most Maritime racetracks with her father, who has retired as a driver, however, he is still an avid owner in the industry.

Cindy lives in Kensington with her husband who is also an avid breeder, trainer and owner in the industry.

Commissioners

Frank Balcom
Chairman

Mr. Balcom resides in Amherst, NS where he retired as principal of Amherst Regional High School. He has been involved with harness racing since 1970 and is still currently involved in the industry as an owner. He previously served on the Commission from 2001 to 2003 as Commissioner for the Province of Nova Scotia and was subsequently appointed Chairman from 2003 to 2011. He was reappointed to the APHRC in August of 2014 and appointed Chairman in July of 2016.

He remains active in the education, training and development of race track officials throughout the Atlantic Provinces. He also serves on the Finance Committee. Mr. Balcom continues to have a positive outlook for harness racing and looks forward to assisting the industry in any way that he can.

Kevin Jones
PEI Commissioner

Kevin Jones was appointed to the APHRC in October 2018. Mr. Jones resides in Cornwall, PEI with his wife and has had an interest and been involved in Harness Racing over a number of years. Kevin is an active member of Standardbred Canada and is currently co-owner of two Standardbred racehorses at Charlottetown Driving Park.

Kevin worked for Sobeys Inc. for approximately 30 years and retired in September 2016. He was a store manager at several Sobeys Stores on PEI, and most recently manager at the Stratford PEI location. Kevin’s interests include spending time at the track, golfing, gardening, travelling and, most of all, quality time with the grandchildren.

Keith Gowan
NL Commissioner

Bio coming soon.

Stefan DeCourcey
NB Commissioner

Bio and photo coming soon.

William Roloson
PEI Commissioner

Mr. Roloson was appointed to the Commission on July 31, 2019.

Lowell Crowe
NS Commissioner

Lowell was appointed to the Commission on April 7, 2020. Lowell Crowe was born and raised in Sydney NS. He was one of six children and became involved in harness racing in his teenage years. He remained in Sydney working for Canada Bread Company as a Franchisee before retiring in 2012.

He has remained involved in harness racing throughout the years as an owner and as an avid fan of the sport. Lowell has also been deeply involved in local sports and the Royal Canadian Legion as the longest-serving President of Branch #138 in Sydney and more recently as Deputy Zone Commander for the Nova Scotia Nunavut Command.

Dr Mitchell Downey D.V.M.
NB Commissioner

Dr Downey is a third generation horse person originally from New Brunswick. Dr Downey is an active breeder, owner, trainer, driver and a long time Veterinarian. Dr Downey has served as past president of Horse Racing New Brunswick, past chair of the Breeders Committee of Standardbred Canada and past chair of Standardbred Canada. Dr Downey is keenly aware of the issues affecting all aspects of harness racing in the Atlantic region as well as North America. Dr Downey is a strong advocate for what is right in our industry and wants to see a common sense approach taken to all aspects of harness Racing.