Stakes-winners Bribon and Sterwins headline a strong field in the Barbados Gold Cup, which also includes top Barbadian runner Areutalkintome and last year's Gold Cup winner, Daylight Express.
Coming out of a low-level maiden claiming win, Perfect Shower shocked the best 3-year-olds in Canada at 46-1 when he came from off the pace to score a three-quarters of a length win in the $467,020 Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf Aug. 2.
Helped out by the scratch of morning line choice Spice Route, Musketier earned his first North American win in six starts when he registered an easy tally over four rivals in the $135,520 Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine June 21.
C Karma seized the lead in the final furlong and held off the late surging 45-1 shot Freyga by a neck to capture the $157,853 Natalma Stakes (Can-III) on a soft Woodbine turf course Sept. 14.
Augustin Stable's Sugar Bay made her turf debut a winning one, sweeping to a 4 1/4-length win in the $172,199 Ontario Colleen Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 30.
Prohibitive choice Southern Exchange kept his record perfect in three starts with a 3 1/4-length victory in Woodbine's $150,438 Colin Stakes for 2-year-olds July 19.
Three-time graded stakes winner Sugar Swirl tuned up nicely for a start in Saratoga's Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) next month by winning the inaugural Scotzanna Stakes at Woodbine July 18.
Not Bourbon gave trainer Roger Attfield his record-tying eighth victory in Canada's prestigious Queen's Plate when he held off the fast closing filly Ginger Brew by a head in the $986,737 event on Woodbine's Polytrack surface.
True Metropolitan entered 2007 hard-pressed to repeat the successful campaign he had a year ago, when the Proud and True gelding took home Champion Older Horse of the Year honors in Canadia by winning seven stakes events.
On a fast day at Woodbine, Leonnatus Anteas, Canada's champion 2-year-old male in 2006, set the Toronto oval's Polytrack record for 1 1/8 miles in the $150,000 Durham Cup Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 13.
Trainer Mark Casse's runners swept the board in the CAN$162,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-old fillies, with the longest of his three hopes, 17-1 shot Clearly Foxy, driving to victory for jockey Jono Jones on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 9.
Favored Leonnatus Anteas kept his record unblemished, taking Sunday's (U.S.)$261,014 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine, a key event on the road to the 2007 Queen's Plate.
Leonnatus Anteas and jockey Jono Jones pulled away from heavily favored Mike Fox in mid-stretch to impressively win the $250,000 Cup & Saucer Stakes for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds Sunday at Woodbine.
Jim McAleney and Jono Jones recorded riding doubles, Lorne Richards had the training double and Barbeau Ruckus was the only repeat winner, during the 2006 edition of Woodbine's Yearling Sales Stakes day on Monday.
Leonnatus Anteas, a first-time starter, pulled an upset for Knob Hill Stable and the estate of Steve Stavro in Sunday's $150,000 Vandal Stakes for 2-year-olds at Woodbine.
The Two Bit Racing Stable's A Bit O'Gold, under Jono Jones, gutted out a close victory and then survived a claim of foul in Sunday's $329,300 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine.
Kingfield Racing Stable's Jambalaya romped to an eight-length win over Area Limits in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes, the third leg in Canada's Triple Crown at Woodbine Sunday.
A Bit O'Gold, Canada's top 3-year-old in 2004, registered a decisive 6 1/2-length victory in the $215,800 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) Friday at Woodbine.
The Two Bit Racing Stable's A Bit O'Gold and trainer Catherine Day Phillips made history at Woodbine on Sunday in winning the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes, the third leg in the Canadian Triple Crown for 3-year-olds.
There won't be a Canadian triple crown winner in 2004, but a good rivalry has emerged in its absence after A Bit O'Gold turned the tables on Queen's Plate winner Niigon by a head in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes on sloppy going at Fort Erie Sunday.
Stronach Stable's Royal Regalia shattered Woodbine's one mile E.P. Taylor Turf course record Thursday, covering the distance in 1:31.84.
Chris's Bad Boy looked into the eye of the 'Tiger' and stared him down, powering on to victory in the featured $135,750 Jacques Cartier Stakes on opening day Saturday at Woodbine.
Just how far will a rider go to get the chance to defeat Canadian Triple Crown-winning jockey Patrick Husbands? If you're Richard Dos Ramos, the answer is great lengths, plus a few thousand miles.
Saturday's weather produced the chills, but Chris's Bad Boy provided the thrills, capturing the $137,375 Kennedy Road at Woodbine in record-setting time.
Bit O'Gold received a perfectly rated ride from Jono Jones in Saturday's $250,000 Coronation Futurity Stakes at Woodbine, a key event on the road to the 2004 Queen's Plate.
A fine wine and a little parsley were some of the ingredients that made for a successful upset in Sunday's $250,000 Princess Elizabeth (Can-II) at Woodbine.
Parose, the Alberta-bred 9-year-old owned by John Atto, showed his much younger rivals a thing or two while capturing the $163,800 Durham Cup Stakes (Can-III) Saturday at Woodbine.
The toteboard suggested he didn't have a shot, but Winter Whiskey was the toast of the $134,250 Swynford Stakes for 2-year-olds at Woodbine on Sunday.
If past history is any indication, Timeform might be considered a good bet to have a date in next year's Queen's Plate.
The final turf racing day of the Woodbine season was a success for jockey Jono Jones and for longshot players.
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