WOODBINE, Rexdale, ON , CAN
|1||Strait of Dover||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A+||$585,600|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | English Channel - Bahrain Star, Danzig
Sire: English Channel , Chestnut, 2002. Raced 4 years. 23 starts, 13 wins, $5,319,028. Lifetime: 115 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
Broodmare Sire: Danzig, Bay, 1977.
|2||Irish Mission||Margin: 3¾||TrueNicks: A+||$195,200|
2009 | Chestnut Filly | Giant's Causeway - Misty Mission, Miswaki
Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997. Raced 2 years. 13 starts, 9 wins, $3,078,989. Lifetime: 771 yearlings sold, median $140,000.
Broodmare Sire: Miswaki, Chestnut, 1978.
Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2010 Select Yearling Sale, $375,000.
|3||Dixie Strike||Margin: 2½||TrueNicks: A++||$97,600|
2009 | Bay Filly | Dixie Union - Noble Strike, Smart Strike
Sire: Dixie Union, Dark Bay or Brown, 1997. Raced 2 years. 12 starts, 7 wins, $1,233,190. Lifetime: 451 yearlings sold, median $85,000.
Broodmare Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992.
Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) 2010 Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale, $43,457.
Others: Colleen's Sailor, $48,800; Ultimate Destiny, $19,520; River Rush, $9,760; Making Amends, $9,760; Classic Bryce, $9,760; Washington Dash, $390; Golden Ridge, $390; Wilcox, $390; Macho Whiskey, $390; Peyton, $390; Big Creek, $390.
|1||Strait of Dover||Justin Stein||Daniel J. Vella|
|2||Irish Mission||Alex O. Solis||Mark R. Frostad|
|3||Dixie Strike||Patrick Husbands||Mark E. Casse|
|4||Colleen's Sailor||Corey S. Nakatani||Roger L. Attfield|
|5||Ultimate Destiny||Steven Ronald Bahen||Michael Keogh|
|6||River Rush||James McAleney||Reade Baker|
|7||Making Amends||Eurico Rosa Da Silva||Mark E. Casse|
|8||Classic Bryce||Todd Kabel||Darwin D. Banach|
|9||Washington Dash||Rajiv Maragh||Darrin Miller|
|10||Golden Ridge||Luis Contreras||Mark E. Casse|
|11||Wilcox||Tyler Pizarro||Josie Carroll|
|12||Macho Whiskey||Emma-Jayne Wilson||Reade Baker|
|13||Peyton||Julien R. Leparoux||Michael J. Doyle|
|14||Big Creek||Ramon A. Dominguez||Todd A. Pletcher|
Seventy-three horses have been made eligible for the 154th edition of the historic Queen's Plate, to be held July 7 at Woodbine.Thursday, May 09, 2013
Uncaptured, a contender on the Triple Crown Trail until his 10th-place finish in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), was honored April 19 as Canada's 2012 Horse of the Year during the Sovereign Awards ceremony.Saturday, April 20, 2013
Regalo Mia found room on the outside in the drive and came home powerfully to capture the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) for the first graded victory of her career March 30 on the Gulfstream Park turf.Saturday, March 30, 2013
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Starformer seeks her second straight stakes score at Gulfstream Park March 30, going up against nine others in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the undercard of the Florida Derby (gr. I).Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Heathcote led at every call of the marathon Valedictory (Can-III) on closing day for 2012 at Woodbine Dec. 16, romping to a 12 1/4-length victory in his stakes debut.Sunday, December 16, 2012
The $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III), the closing-day feature for 2012 at Woodbine Dec. 16, will produce a first graded win for one of the nine entrants in the 1 3/4-mile marathon.Thursday, December 13, 2012
In a heavyweight battle between champion My Miss Aurelia and multiple grade I winner Questing through the stretch of the $971,200 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I), My Miss Aurelia prevailed by a head to remain undefeated Sept. 22.Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Very few fillies were up for the challenge of facing undefeated 2-year-old champion My Miss Aurelia and two-time grade I winner Questing in the Sept. 22 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing Sept. 22.Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Godolphin Racing will send out the favorites in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) and $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 22 at Parx Racing.Monday, September 17, 2012
Rebounding from a seventh-place showing in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), favored Stealcase registered his first stakes victory with a late-running effort in the $158,934 Ontario Derby (Can-III) Sept. 16 at Woodbine.Sunday, September 16, 2012
Trainer Mark Casse entered Prospective and Stealcase in the $150,000 Ontario Derby at Woodbine Sept. 16, but only expects one to run. Casse will also send out Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber's Patrioticandproud.Thursday, September 13, 2012
Defending victor Wigmore Hall, recent grade II winner Forte Dei Marmi, and Woodbine Oaks heroine Irish Mission top a field of eight for the $500,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by Vtech at Woodbine Sept. 16.Thursday, September 13, 2012
Fillies accounted for two-thirds of the 2012 Canadian Triple Crown when the late-running Irish Mission outfought Aldous Snow to capture the $506,739 Breeders' Stakes by a half-length on the Woodbine turf Aug. 5.Sunday, August 05, 2012
Dixie Strike, impressive winner of the Prince of Wales last month, is the 5-2 morning line favorite from a field of 14 entered for the Breeders' Stakes, the final jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine Aug. 5.Thursday, August 02, 2012
Queen's Plate winner Strait of Dover, who would have been favored in the Breeders' Stakes on turf at Woodbine Aug. 5, is out for the season with a leg injury.Monday, July 30, 2012
The filly Dixie Strike, closing from well out on the track, edged past Colleen's Sailor just past the furlong pole to capture the $493,153 Prince of Wales Stakes July 15 in what could be the race's final renewal at Fort Erie.Sunday, July 15, 2012
Irish Mission, runner-up in the Queen's Plate last month, takes on males once more in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes as the 5-2 morning line favorite at Fort Erie racetrack in Ontario July 15.Thursday, July 12, 2012
Now the winner of four consecutive races, Strait of Dover not only went gate to wire to defeat Irish Mission but set a new Woodbine track record of 2:01.99 for the Polytrack surface.
Wally and Terry Leong come up with a Queen's Plate winner.Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The result hardly seemed in doubt as Strait of Dover led from the outset en route to capturing the prestigious 153rd Queen's Plate in track-record time June 24 at Woodbine.Sunday, June 24, 2012
Strait of Dover, on a three-race win streak for trainer Dan Vella, has been installed as the slight 3-1 morning line favorite for the 153rd renewal of the Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous race.Thursday, June 21, 2012
From an owner's point of view, there is no better time for a 3-year-old to make rapid improvement than when the spring classics are on the line, as Irish Mission did in winning the Woodbine Oaks.
Irish Mission provided trainer Mark Frostad his fourth win in the Woodbine Oaks - Presented by Budweiser when she edged away from her rivals in the final strides June 3.Sunday, June 03, 2012
Maiden River Rush, rallying from last along the inside for jockey James McAleney, registered a 21-1 upset in the $145,229 Plate Trial while setting a track record at Woodbine June 3.Sunday, June 03, 2012
With the two favorites for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweister in Dixie Strike and Northern Passion, trainer Mark Casse holds a powerful hand for the June 3 event at Woodbine.Thursday, May 31, 2012