A golf tournament, dinner and silent auction raised $40,000 on July 30 to support recovering Canadian jockey Chad Beckon.
Gus Schickedanz's Marlang led from gate to wire in the $488,745 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 3 to capture the turf jewel of Canada's Triple Crown.
Last Answer, under an astute front-running ride from Emile Ramsammy, upset 2006 Sovereign Award champion Sky Conqueror and the rest of the field in the CAN $300,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-II) on a yielding grass course Aug. 26 at Woodbine.
Wando, who swept Canada's Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing in 2003, was retired Thursday morning because of a leg injury.
Gus Schickedanz's Mobil ran the race of his life and produced the most dominant performance by any horse at Woodbine this year when crushing six rivals in the $217,220 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) Thursday.
Just days before the running of the $160,800 Vigil Stakes (Can-III), trainer Mike Keogh termed Mobil a "forgotten horse." Not after the 4-year-old colt's superb 2004 debut Saturday at Woodbine.
Wando, Canada's 2003 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown champion, defeated seven turf rivals in his first start as a 4-year-old at Keeneland Racecourse in Kentucky on Sunday.
Wando made a name for himself in 2003 becoming only the seventh Triple Crown winner in Canadian horse racing history. Sunday, it was little sister's turn in the spotlight when Six Sexy Sisters captured the $160,950 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine.
Gus Schickedanz's 2003 Canadian Triple Crown winner, Wando, will not race again this year, trainer Mike Keogh today said Thursday.
Led by 2002 winner Strut the Stage, 3-year-old Mobil will face a tough field of older runners in Sunday's Sky Classic (Can-II) over 11 furlongs at Woodbine.
Rider Todd Kabel admits Mobil has mellowed a bit over the past few months, but on Monday at Woodbine, the bay colt proved he's still as tough as nails when it comes to taking a bite out of the competition.
It was a low-key morning work for Canadian Triple Crown champion Wando, but rider Patrick Husbands still had plenty of reasons to be geared up for what lies ahead.
Gus Schickedanz's brilliant three-year-old Wando will try to become only the seventh winner of the Canadian Triple Crown, when hevgoes postward in Saturday's $500,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.
Seven horses will try to end Wando's bid for the Canadian Triple Crown as they contest Saturday's Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.
Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales champion Wando was certainly in sync during a Breeders' Stakes workout over Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Friday morning.
Queen's Plate winner Wando scared off the competition for Sunday's $500,000 Prince of Wales for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds at Fort Erie Race Track, and was installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite in a field of seven.
Queen's Plate runner-up Mobil pulled away in late stretch to win the featured CAN$164,100 Toronto Cup Handicap by one length, getting the 1 1/8-mile distance on a turf course listed as 'good', in 1:49.15.
The last time Todd Kabel had to choose between Queen's Plate mounts, he found himself in the winner's circle in Canadian Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious event. This year, he's hoping for a similar result aboard Mobil, owner Gus Schickedanz's talented 3-year-old colt, in Sunday's race.
Stronach Stables' 3-year-old Rock Again, by champion Awesome Again, the 1997 Queen's Plate and 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic winner out of the mare Track Gal, who competed in two Breeders' Cup Sprints, has some large shoes shoes to fill. On Saturday, trainer Malcolm Pierce should find out whether the homebred colt is ready to try those shoes on when he goes postward in the $162,600 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine.
Now that he's resumed his healthy eating habits, Wando, the early Queen's Plate favorite, showed his appetite for victory on the racetrack, in taking Saturday's $135,875 Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine.
Trainer Mike Keogh has a simple wish list for Saturday's running of the $135,875 Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine, when Queen's Plate Winterbook favorite Wando gets his second test of the season.
With six victories this year, including four stakes tallies, Bruno Schickedanz's Wake At Noon appears ready to take on the world's best at Arlington Park in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Six days after Wando dominated the Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes, owner Gus Schickedanz and trainer Mike Keough struck again at Woodbine Saturday, winning the $250,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes with Mobil.
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