John and Doris Carey Optimistic at T.C. Westmeath Stud
One year after a massive 50% drop in average price, the Sept. 7 open session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's sale of Canadian-bred yearlings at Woodbine took another hit.
For the second consecutive, the selected sale of Canadian-bred yearlings resulted in a drastic decline in gross, average, and median prices.
Gross and average plunge at CTHS Canadian-bred preferred yearling sale Sept. 8.
Sparked by a bidding war, a chestnut colt by English Channel sold for $275,000 to top the second session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario) selected yearling sale.
A cloud of uncertainty hovered over the first session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's (Ontario division) annual selected yearling sale Sept. 3 at the Woodbine sales pavilion in Rexdale, Ontario.
A strong second select session at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's yearling sale of Canadian-bred youngsters at Woodbine helped spur an 11% jump in average price from 2010.
A colt by Canada's perennial leading sire Bold Executive topped the first session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Canadian-bred yearling sale Sept. 5 at the Woodbine sales pavilion.
Mrs. Gay Smith's homebred 6-year-old gelding Zoom was placed first in the March 5 Sandy Lane Barbardos Gold Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados, after fellow local Show Me the Money was disqualified after finishing first.
Owner Eugene Melnyk goes for his third Sandy Lane Gold Cup on Saturday, March 5 as his recent claim Safety Zone heads a field of 12 in the turf race in Barbados.
Prices up at Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's yearling sale at Woodbine.
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.
In front of 200 and his closest friends and family plus thousands of fans in the grandstand and infield, Eugene Melnyk celebrated his second win in the Sandy Lane Gold Cup in his homeland of Barbados.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Champs Elysees is the first U.S.-based runner to win the Sovereign Award's Horse of the Year title since 1995.
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.
Danny Dion's Bear Stables named Canada's owner of the year - his Fatal Bullet Horse of the Year at Dec. 12 Sovereign Awards.
Four days after the select session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario division) yearling sale realized a small dip in average price, the preferred session boasted a 3% increase in average despite a large increase in the number of yearlings not sold and a drop in median price.
Four days after the selected session of Canadian-bred yearlings realized a small dip in average price, the preferred session boasted a 3% increase in average price despite large hikes in yearlings not sold and a drop in median price.
Steady and solid was the theme of the 2008 selected session of the Woodbine yearling sale on Sept. 2, hosted by the Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society.
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society yearling sale is hoping to get a boost from new bonuses offered at Woodbine to Ontario-bred runners. The purse bonuses are attracting new buyers to the sale, like top U.S. trainer Steve Asmussen.
Robert Tiller, Louis Cauz, Wilderness Road, and Smart Strike are inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Aug. 28.
The second and final session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Woodbine yearling sale -- preferred offerings -- took place Sept. 8, with similar results to the select session: a decrease in average but a steady middle market.
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's annual selected sale on Sept. 4 dropped in gross and average but rose in median price.
Group I winner Best of The Bests, a leading first-crop sire in England by winners, will stand the 2007 breeding season at Windfields Farm in Oshawa, Ontario.
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's annual select sale of Canadian-bred yearlings realized increases in gross and average Tuesday night at the sales pavilion at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.
Demi Song bounced his way into Canadian Thoroughbred record books at Woodbine Aug. 30 when the gelding won the first race over the track's new Polytrack surface.
Mutuel clerks at Woodbine went on strike Wednesday evening after their 600-member union, the independent Canadian Racetrack Workers Union, voted against the latest contract proposal offered by Woodbine Entertainment Group.
David Willmot, president and chief executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment Group, prides himself on protecting customers at his racetrack, and in June he implemented a new rule regarding shippers for major races at the Toronto track.
Woodbine Entertainment Group enters a new era in horse racing and entertainment with its announcement today that, in partnership with American-based The Cordish Co., the Toronto track will build a $310 million, 25-acre entertainment district on the track's property.
Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, who sent out Frank Stronach's Ghostzapper to win the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), will have a string of Stronach horses at Canada's Woodbine Racecourse this season.
The story of Dance Smartly, inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Aug. 4, epitomizes the powerful breeding empire first developed by Ernie Samuel more than three decades ago.
Colts owned by Gus Schickedanz and trained by Mike Keogh run one-two in Canada's premier race, the Queen's Plate.
Three-year-old Ballingarry crosses the Atlantic to land the Canadian International.
Good Journey wins the Atto Mile under Pat Day, as favored Noverre finishes sixth.
TJ's Lucky Moon pulls huge upset in Queen's Plate.
You have to give the folks at Woodbine credit--their grade I races are never dull. For the second consecutive year, the CAN$1.5-million (about US$950,800) Canadian International provided a thrilling finish and more than its share of drama as four separate claims of foul--including one against the victorious Mutamam--and a dead heat delayed the official posting of the Sept. 30 race for about 20 minutes.
Numerous Times lives up to Patrick Husbands' confidence; rider dedicates win to his mother.
Leonard Leveen will never forget what his trainer said to him a decade ago when he wanted sell one of his racing fillies.
"I raced a mare and when she retired, I wanted to sell her. But my trainer said I wouldn't get a ham sandwich for her."
Queen's Plate winner Dance Smartly produces second straight Plate winner for Sam-Son Farm
Quiet Resolve, winner of the Dixie Handicap (gr. II) at Pimlico and runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I), was named Friday as Canadian Horse of the Year. The 5-year-old son of Affirmed also won a Sovereign Award as Canada's top champion male turf horse. Quiet Resolve's honors led a sweep of the major awards by the horse's connections. Sam-Son Farms, which bred and campaigned the Horse of the Year, received Sovereigns as both outstanding owner and breeder.
To say that Frankie Dettori is a lucky man would be an understatement. The 29-year-old jockey escaped death in a horrific plane crash that killed his pilot in England only four months ago and did not return to race riding until August.
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