WOODBINE, Rexdale, ON , CAN
|1||Never Retreat||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A++||$187,164|
2005 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | Smart Strike - Lisieux, Steady Growth
Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 6 wins, $337,376. Lifetime: 463 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Steady Growth, Chestnut, 1976.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2006 Select Yearling Sale, $410,000.
|2||Bay to Bay||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: A++||$62,388|
2007 | Bay Mare | Sligo Bay (IRE) - Bala, With Approval
Sire: Sligo Bay (IRE) , Bay, 1998. Raced 4 years. 17 starts, 4 wins, $484,695. Lifetime: 115 yearlings sold, median $4,013.
Broodmare Sire: With Approval, Gray or Roan, 1986.
Keeneland Association November 2012 Breeding Stock Sale, $425,000.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $35,000.
|3||Mekong Melody (IRE)||Margin: 2||TrueNicks: A++||$31,194|
2005 | Bay Mare | Cape Cross (IRE) - Nini Princesse (IRE), Niniski
Sire: Cape Cross (IRE), Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Raced 4 years. 19 starts, 5 wins, $430,308. Lifetime: 684 yearlings sold, median $68,316.
Broodmare Sire: Niniski, Bay, 1976.
Goff's Orby Million Sale 2006, ($44,415).
|1||Never Retreat||Shaun Bridgmohan||Chris M. Block|
|2||Bay to Bay||Luis Contreras||Brian A. Lynch|
|3||Mekong Melody (IRE)||John R. Velazquez||Roger L. Attfield|
|4||Miss Keller (IRE)||Eurico Rosa Da Silva||Roger L. Attfield|
|5||Stars to Shine||Patrick Husbands||Mark R. Frostad|
|6||Forest Uproar||Emma-Jayne Wilson||Mark R. Frostad|
|7||Valli With a Vow||Tyler Pizarro||Josie Carroll|
|8||No Explaining (IRE)||David Moran||Roger L. Attfield|
|9||Jenny's So Great||Jesse M. Campbell||Gregory de Gannes|
|10||War Tigress||Emile Ramsammy||Barbara J. Minshall|
A strong group of 12 older fillies will contest the $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs March 9, including Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) victress Old Tune and grade II winner Mystical Star.Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Greg de Gannes, an equine veterinarian who parlayed his knowledge of horses into a career as a successful trainer, died Feb. 23 in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 50.Monday, February 25, 2013
Trainer Chris Block was represented by his 1,000th winner Jan. 12 at Gulfstream Park, when 5-year-old All for Thee rallied through the stretch to score a hard-fought neck victory at odds of 12-1 in the second race of the day.Saturday, January 12, 2013
Potesta and Princess Arabella brought $800,000 and $725,000, respectively during the first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 7.Monday, January 07, 2013
Stalking Barefoot Lady, making her North American debut, seized the lead near mid-stretch and held on well to capture the $323,217 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) by 1 1/2 lengths on the Woodbine turf Sept. 16.Sunday, September 16, 2012
Laughing returns to Woodbine for the first time since last fall's E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) as the likely favorite in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) on the turf Sept. 16.Thursday, September 13, 2012
Back on her favorite track, Tu Endie Wei engaged 1-2 favorite Roxy Gap along the inside and refused to give way en route to a one-length victory in the $170,843 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Sept. 1.Saturday, September 01, 2012
Roxy Gap, a three-time graded stakes winner at Woodbine this season, is the 124-pound high weight in a field of five entered for the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 1 at the Toronto track.Wednesday, August 29, 2012
With horses invading from at least four countries as well as various parts of the U.S. for the Beverly D. Aug. 18, it is somewhat ironic that the 3-1 morning line favorite has been based at Arlington much of the summer.Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Beverly D. Stakes that is part of Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing is ripe with contenders who are hard to separate on paper.Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Roxy Gap defeated Atlantic Hurricane in a determined stretch duel to secure her first stakes win on turf by a half-length in the $186,402 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) July 29 at Woodbine.Sunday, July 29, 2012
Roxy Gap, enjoying a solid campaign so far this year with a pair of graded wins and two seconds in her past four starts, tries to transfer her form to turf against a good field in the $150,000 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT).Thursday, July 26, 2012
Favored Stars to Shine, making her second start of the year, overcame some traffic issues to run down pacesetter Hooh Why in the stretch, winning the $151,072 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) July 22 at Woodbine.Sunday, July 22, 2012
Stars to Shine and Bear It's Time bookend the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes as co-highweights at Woodbine July 22, but grade I winner Hooh Why has the most impressive resume in the field of nine.Friday, July 20, 2012
Marketing Mix continued her recent dominance of Canada's female turf ranks when she used a seam along the inside to capture the $352,020 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) as the 3-5 choice July 8 at Woodbine.Sunday, July 08, 2012
Marketing Mix, winner of five of seven starts since trainer Tom Proctor switched her to the turf one year ago, heads the field for the $300,000 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) July 8 at Woodbine.Thursday, July 05, 2012
James Miller's Daisy Devine, allowed to get away with an easy lead under James Graham, went wire-to-wire in the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) April 14 at Keeneland.Saturday, April 14, 2012
Zagora, who ran third in last year's Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland, is back for this year running, but this time she's coming off two straight graded stakes wins.Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Team Block's Never Retreat narrowly beat out a pair of 3-year old champions in Inglorious and Pender Harbour to be named Canada's Horse of the Year for 2011 at the 37th Sovereign Awards.Friday, April 06, 2012
Tapitsfly, given a patient ride by Julien Leparoux, swept past the leaders in deep stretch to pick up her first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Honey Fox Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 18 on Gulfstream Park's firm turf course.Sunday, March 18, 2012
Robert Smithen's Bay to Bay hasn't won since taking the Nassau (Can-IIT) last summer at Woodbine, but she figures to be one of the main competitors in her season debut, the $150,000 Honey Fox Stakes March 18 at Gulfstream.Thursday, March 15, 2012
Team Block's Never Retreat, who had been scheduled to make her final start in the Jan. 7 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park, has been retired from racing.Monday, January 02, 2012
All indices rose on the first day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale led by Miss Keller, who brought 625,000 guineas from Waratah Thoroughbreds' Paul Fudge.Monday, November 28, 2011
Star Billing, advancing along the inside for Victor Espinoza, edged away from front-running Summer Soiree for her first grade I victory in the $250,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 25.Friday, November 25, 2011
Trainer Graham Motion, fresh off a grade I win in the Hollywood Turf Cup, guns for another at Hollywood Park when he sends out three entrants in the $250,000 Matriarch Stakes on the turf Nov. 25.Sunday, November 20, 2011