Entourage Stable's Pink Lloyd keeps rolling this year for Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Bob Tiller as the 5-year-old gelding adds the July 16 Vigil Stakes (G3) at Woodbine while picking up his first graded stakes.
Entourage Stable's Ontario-bred Pink Lloyd has been assigned top weight for Woodbine's $125,000 Vigil Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds and older July 16.
Enstone, ridden by Patrick Husbands, fended off favorite Mythical Mission to win the $225,000 Bison City Stakes July 9 at Woodbine.
Runner up last out in the Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, Sam-Son Farm homebred Mythical Mission looks to notch her first stakes victory in the $225,000 Bison City Stakes July 9 at Woodbine.
Woodbine Entertainment reports a third straight year of record Queen's Plate handle as the 13-race card July 2 at Woodbine saw handle of $13,560,678.
Noting that the addition will allow the track to contest more turf races, owner Woodbine Entertainment plans to add a second grass course at Woodbine Racetrack in 2019.
Stronach Stables' homebred Holy Helena carried on the storied tradition of fillies in the Queen's Plate with a commanding score July 2 in the $1 million race at Woodbine.
In a thrilling finish of the $175,000 Dance Smartly Stakes (G2T), Starship Jubilee and Rainha Da Bateria flew down the stretch past favorite Suffused and hit the wire at the same time, resulting in a dead heat July 2.
Well positioned by jockey Jesse Campbell behind a slow early pace, Gustav Schickedanz's homebred Go Bro made a three-wide move and just outfinished grade 1 winner Hootenanny by a head to win the $175,000 King Edward Stakes (G2T) July 2 at Woodbine.
Finishing a close second in last year's event, Green Mask was determined to be the winner this time as he powered down the Woodbine stretch to victory in the $250,000 Highlander Stakes (G2T) July 2.
Green Mask will be tested by Calgary Cat and Noholdingback Bear in six-furlong sprint contest at Woodbine for older horses.
Topped by Canadian grade 2 stakes winner Rainha Da Bateria and multiple grade 3 winner Suffused, a well-balanced field of eight fillies and mares are set to contest the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2T) on the July 2 Queen's Plate card at Woodbine.
Stronach Stables' Holy Helena, a daughter of Ghostzapper and winner of the June 11 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, is the 3-1 morning-line choice for the July 2 Queen's Plate at Woodbine.
Mott is looking to complete a first-out trifecta of Woodbine's three top races after winning the 1985 Canadian International with Lassigny and the inaugural Woodbine Mile with Geri in 1997.
Trainer Mark Casse was at the Royal Ascot meet June 23 to saddle La Coronel to a fifth-place run in the Coronation Stakes (G1) and July 2 he'll be at Woodbine to watch King and His Court and State of Honor compete in the Queen's Plate.
In a late charge, Stronach Stables' homebred Holy Helena stormed down the middle of the Woodbine stretch to defeat 11 others by a length in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser June 11.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and The Jockey Club of Canada are hosting an Ownership Seminar on Saturday, July 1 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.
Code Warrior dueled early and had more than enough left in the tank to take Hendrie Stakes (G3) June 4 at Woodbine.
Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth's Tower of Texas returned to the winner's circle for the first time in more than 23 months June 3 with the slightest of victories in the $175,000 Connaught Cup (G2T) at Woodbine.
After excursions to California and New York in his last two starts Stephen, Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Calgary Cat will return to the location of his last victory June 3 in the $175,000 Connaught Cup Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine.
Live Oak Plantation's homebred Souper Tapit seized control as the field of the Marine Stakes (G3) headed for home and widened his advantage down the lane at Woodbine May 28.
Trainer Mark Casse gratefully reported Sunday that Canadian champion Catch a Glimpse had eaten up and was in good order in the hours after and the morning following her collapse during the Nassau Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine May 27.
A tale of two emotions played out during the $175,000 Nassau Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine May 27, as the ascent of former claimer Starship Jubilee was juxtaposed against concern for the well-being of 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, International, Midwest Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a pair of grade 1 races at Santa Anita Park and graded stakes at six other racetracks.
Multiple grade 1 winner and 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year Catch A Glimpse will return to her roots to run in Woodbine's $175,000 Nassau Stakes (G2T) May 27.
In her fourth start in North America, Merriebelle Stable and Anna Doyle's Grizzel earned her first graded stakes victory when she edged favorite Enstone in the final furlong of the $125,000 Selene Stakes (G3).
Dragon Bay mustered a giant upset in the $175,000 Eclipse Stakes (G2) at Woodbine May 20, holding off 4-5 post-time favorite Are You Kidding Me by a neck.
LNJ Foxwoods bought the filly for $825,000 as a 2-year-old.
Trainer Scott Fairlie recorded his 1,000th career win May 5 when the 5-year-old mare Aunt Sue raced to victory in a seven-furlong claiming race at Woodbine.
Sam-Son Farm's homebred Southern Ring, back home at Woodbine after a winter at Tampa Bay Downs, dug in to win the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (G3) April 23 and spoiled the seasonal debut of 2016 Canadian Horse of the Year Caren.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, West Region, Mid-Atlantic Region
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week we have big stakes cards at Charles Town and Laurel Park, a pair of graded stakes at Santa Anita Park, and more.
Robert Marzilli's Caren, recently honored as Canada's Horse of the Year, will make her return to the races in the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (G3) at Woodbine April 23.
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week we have the final preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) at Oaklawn Park and Keeneland.
In 2012 the Ontario provincial government, without consultation with the horse industry and lacking any plan for its future, announced the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program. The effects were immediate.
The Horse People's Alliance of Ontario is calling for increased transparency and more accountability in the industry and in regulation because of concerns about changes to Woodbine purses in 2017.
Woodbine's 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule, featuring the $1 million Queen's Plate, was released March 3 by Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG).
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced Sean Pinsonneault, the company's Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Wagering, will be leaving the organization on March 7, 2017.
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced Feb. 27 that HPItv, Woodbine Entertainment Group's CRTC licensed digital television channel, will remain on the air.
The Jockey Club of Canada's Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of graded and listed stakes and while the number of graded stakes in Canada remains unchanged at 44, there will be two upgrades of non-listed races to listed races for 2017.
Woodbine Entertainment Group announced wagering on Woodbine's 2016 live Thoroughbred racing season, which concluded Dec. 4, rose sharply over the 2015 meet.
Gail Wood and Dr. Ruth Barbour's homebred and longshot Bangkok nabbed odds-on favorite Melmich at the wire to win the Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) Dec. 4 at Woodbine.
It wasn't the smoothest of starts, but it was a stellar finish for King and His Court, who came from last to take the $125,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine Dec. 3.
Melmich and Aldous Snow have class edge in 14-furlong heat over Woodbine's all-weather surface
King and His Court faces fellow stakes winners Pachi Cruze, Vanish, and Jurojin going two turns in the Dec. 3 Display Stakes at Woodbine.
The Very Dry Stable's River Maid notched her first graded win and gave her jockey Gary Boulanger a birthday victory as she scored in the Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine Nov. 19.
Bruce Lunsford's homebred Stacked Deck, Canada's champion sprinter in 2015, will aim to defend his title in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) against a field of eight challengers in the six-furlong test at Woodbine Nov. 20.
Chiefswood Stable's homebred Ghostly Presence got up in the final strides to catch heavy favorite Enstone in the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Woodbine Nov. 12.
A balanced field of nine Ontario-bred juveniles, including stakes winner Pachi Cruze, are set to go to post in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity going 1 1/8 miles over the Woodbine main track Nov. 13.
Ontario-bred Vanish wins the Clarendon Stakes at Woodbine by a nose.
Conquest Vivi remained perfect through three career starts with a stalking score in the $125,000 Victorian Queen Stakes at Woodbine Oct. 30.
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