Frank Passero Jr., who saddled a record 14 consecutive winners at Gulfstream Park in 1996, died Nov. 30 in Toronto. He was 77.
Irish-bred Joshua Tree took the lead in mid-stretch and desperately held off the late charges of Mores Wells and favored Redwood to win the $2 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) Oct. 16 at Woodbine.
Serious Attitude, the lone filly in the field of 12, rallied from off the pace and rolled home at a price to win the $500,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT), a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" event, at Woodbine Oct. 16.
English-bred Reggane made her North American debut a winning one, reeling in Miss Keller in deep stretch to take the $1 million E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 16 at Woodbine.
A field of 10 made up almost exclusively of European bred and based fillies and mares will contest the $1 million E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 16 at Woodbine.
Pool Play and Palladio, the last two winners of the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III), are both back for another try in the 1 1/8-mile Polytrack race Oct. 3 at Woodbine.
Breeders' Cup Challenge races will be broadcast during five programs scheduled from Oct. 2-16, Breeders' Cup said Sept. 30.
Brereton Jones' consistent 3-year-old filly Biofuel, a five-time winner on the Woodbine Polytrack, will take on seven division rivals in the $250,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) on Sept. 26.
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New Normal punched her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) in November with a wire-to-wire score in the $195,084 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIIT) Sept. 18 at Woodbine.
The nation's leading trainer, Todd Pletcher, who has won the Summer Stakes (Can-IIIT) twice and the Natalma Stakes (Can-IIIT) once, will have solid chances to record victories in both of Woodbine's 2-year-old races Sept. 18
The cream of the Canadian-bred sales yearling crop rose to the top at the selected session of the annual sale held by the Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society on Sept. 7 at Woodbine.
Seven evenly-matched starters, including Marsh Side, Spice Route, and Windward Islands are set to contest the $250,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) Aug. 22 at Woodbine.
Sand Cove, the odds-on favorite in a four-horse field, captured his sixth career stakes event in wire-to-wire fashion by winning the Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 8 at Woodbine.
More than 465 horses have been entered in the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Canadian-bred yearling sale.
Windward Islands caught stablemate Grand Adventure inside the sixteenth-pole and went on to win the $300,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) by 3 1/2 lengths as trainer Mark Frostad ran one-two in the July 24 Woodbine event.
Defending titleholder Points of Grace and last out Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT) victor Gypsy's Warning are the ones to beat in the $300,000 Dance Smarty Stakes (Can-IIIT) July 18 at Woodbine.
Owner and breeder Bruno Schickedanz has been barred from entering or stabling horses at the Canadian track following 13-year-old Wake At Noon's catastrophic breakdown.
The Canadian operation's three runners are Hotep, Giant's Tomb, and Dark Cloud Dancer.
A failed alcohol breath test at Canada's Woodbine Racetrack on July 1 proved costly to jockey Kent Desormeaux, whose scheduled mount Hold Me back won the Dominion Day Handicap (Can-III) under replacement rider Tyler Pizarro.
Wake At Noon, the 2002 Canadian Horse of the Year, was euthanized June 29 after breaking down on the Woodbine training track.
Ellie-Boje Farm's homebred Rahy's Attorney, the King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) winner from last year, is back to defend his title in the $300,000 turf event June 27 at Woodbine.
The Ontario Racing Commission has overturned the disqualification of Robert Evans' Marsh Side from first to fourth in the 2009 Northern Dancer Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine and restored the original order of finish.
Lightly-raced Southdale, a 4-year-old son of Street Cry, took over from pacesetter Fatal Bullet in mid-stretch and held off Stunning Stag by three-quarters of a length to win the Eclipse Stakes (Can-III) June 5 at Woodbine.
Simply Splendid remained perfect in two starts on the turf this season, courageously holding off Miss Keller in the final yards to win the $300,400 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) by a half-length June 5 at Woodbine.
Augustin Stable's Ice Bear, winner of the 2009 Eclipse Stakes (Can-III), is back to defend his title against nine older horses in the $150,000 event June 5 at Woodbine.
Augustin Stable's multiple group I winner Rainbow View will carry high weight of 125 pounds as the 4-year-old filly headlines the June 5 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.
Jockey Stewart Elliott was named the 2010 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award June 1.
Ellie-Boje Farm's Rahy's Attorney won the Connaught Cup (Can-IIIT) back in 2008 and missed by a head a year ago, and now the 6-year-old is back for another try as the expected favorite in the May 30 turf sprint at Woodbine.
Together Indy, rallying winner of the Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) last month at Keeneland, returns to Polytrack to face six rivals in the $150,000 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) May 9 at Woodbine.
Woodbine begins its long meet April 2 with a focus on change, a strong purse structure and stakes schedule, and hope its expansion project gets off the ground.
Woodbine announced that betting on Woodbine's 2009 live Thoroughbred meet, which concluded Dec. 6, was up 7% over last year.
Trainer Steve Asmussen eclipsed his own North American record for number of wins in a single season when Poppin won a claiming race at Woodbine Racecourse on Dec. 6.
Bear's Hard Ten split rivals while taking over at the quarter pole and never looked back, romping to a 3 3/4-length score in the $155,300 Display Stakes for 2-year-olds Dec. 5 at Woodbine.
Jockey Emile Ramsammy tallied his 2,000th career victory with 2-year-old Perfect Student in the eighth race at Woodbine Nov. 29.
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Winter mixed sale takes place Nov. 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion at Woodbine Racetrack in Ontario, Canada.
Breeders' Cup management is working on a five- to 10-year rotation of racetracks to serve as host sites for the World Championships.
Field Commission found room at the top of the lane and took over approaching the sixteenth-pole on his way to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $500,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-II) Oct. 17 on the Woodbine turf.
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The Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) and E.P. Taylor (Can-IT) are the headliners of Woodbine's Oct. 17 card, but not to be forgotten is the $500,000 Nearctic (Can-IIT), a six-furlong turf sprint that offers the winner a chance at the $1-million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint next month at Santa Anita.
Biofuel won her first added-money race and second overall, in taking the $250,000 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 10 at Woodbine.
Gran Estreno, claimed for $20,000 on two different occasions this year, was installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III) Oct. 4 at Woodbine.
Making her stakes debut, Chiefswood Stable's Aurora Lights shot through a big opening along the rail turning for home and outran Milwaukee Appeal and Hooh Why to spring an upset in the $263,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 26 at Woodbine.
Last year's champion grass mare Forever Together will attempt to add some more black-type to her already stellar resume when facing six other fillies and mares, including the highly regarded Points of Grace, in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 20 at Woodbine.
Juddmonte Farms' stellar 5-year-old mare Ventura will take another crack at the boys on Sept. 20 when she does battle with a probable field of 11 in the $1-million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).
Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 14 that ESPN will televise three days of Breeders' Cup Challenge stakes in October in advance of the Nov. 6-7 World Championships at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer Steve Asmussen got his 5,000th training victory when Passion Rules won the 7th race at Woodbine Sept. 11
Marked by a severe 22.9% decrease in average price, the annual selected Canadian-bred yearling sale, hosted by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario division) at the Woodbine racetrack sales pavilion on Sept. 8 was yet another North American auction that was a victim of a struggling economy.
The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) has 464 horses cataloged for its Canadian-bred yearling auction. The select session is scheduled for Sept. 8 and the open session for Sept. 12 at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion at Woodbine racetrack near Toronto.
Ellie-Boge Farm's homebred Rahy's Attorney, a grade II winner in Canada twice this season, will shoot for his third straight victory in the $250,000 Sky Classic (Can-IIT) Aug. 23 at Woodbine.
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