The fight is always there every day’: Indigenous horse racer making comeback after struggle against addiction – CTV News

The fight is always there every day’: Indigenous horse racer making comeback after struggle against addiction – CTV News

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August 21, 2021

EDMONTON — After nearly losing his life and career to alcohol and drug addiction, an Alberta horse racer and trainer is making his comeback.

Tyler Redwood said his fight started when he was a child, growing up in Saskatchewan.

“Elementary school I didn’t feel I fit in right,” said Redwood. “I went through mainly a white school so I was one of colour that was picked on for the most part.”

When he was around 12, he said he started drinking to fit in. In 2012, he suffered a broken jaw after crashing his ATV into a tractor and turned to other drugs to ease his pain.

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