When grade II winner It's No Joke appeared in the Fasig-Tipton February catalog, Canadian breeder Pierre Esquirol saw only potential.
Century Downs Racetrack and Casino announced Feb. 3 that it reached an agreement with the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Alberta to run Thoroughbreds at the racetrack in the fall of 2017.
When Anthony Bilotta made a trip to Alberta, Canada, to see his son graduate from Olds College, he didn’t expect to make a major life decision. But that’s what happened when he took a drive to see Alydeed, who was standing at Peaceful Valley Farms.
Robbin Martens' Ready Itaglio, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred by Indygo Shiner, rallied from next-to-last in a 12-horse field to win the $150,000 Canadian Derby (Can-III) Aug. 20 at Northlands Park in Alberta.
Horse Racing Alberta and the government of Alberta have signed a new 10-year agreement that will continue to support the province's horse racing industry.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, International, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, West Region
Stallion Where's the Ring will return east, this time to Ontario's Colebrook Farm Stallion Station, for the 2016 season.
Swift Thoroughbreds' first-time starter Hippie romped to a 4 3/4-length triumph July 12 at Hastings Racecourse, becoming the first winner for graded stakes winner and Canadian stallion Schramsberg.
Stallions Double Honor and Imperialism will relocate to stand the 2015 season at Esquirol Farms in Ryley, Alberta.
Owner Murray Cluff said Tuesday, Oct. 14, that veteran stakes winner Rascal Cat has been retired and will stand for $1,700 at Amber Fawcett's Running Fawcett Thoroughbreds in Alberta, Canada.
Northlands Park in Alberta, Canada, begins its meet May 2 with pari-mutuel takeout rates it says are the lowest in North America.
A new facility featuring Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing is expected to open in 2014 near Calgary, Alberta, the partners in the project announced Dec. 4.
The son of Machiavellian will stand at Peaceful Valley Farms for an introductory fee of $2,000 stands and nurses.
Pierre Esquirol has acquired successful sire Whiskey Wisdom to stand at his Esquirol Farms near Ryley, Alberta, Canada.
Graded stakes winner Chocolate Candy, who was retired from racing this fall to stand at Bar None Ranches near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada, died of complications following a paddock accident at the farm.
Saint Stephen, a graded stakes-winning full brother to Horse of the Year Ashado, came through with his first winner when his daughter Holy Tempest scored at Northlands Park.
Stakes-placed Run to Victory came through with his initial winner when his son Victor Man won at Northlands Park Sept. 6 in his first start.
Matthews Keep, a 26-year-old son of Summing, was euthanized Feb. 20 at Nanci Cook's Skywatcher Farm near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, because of age related health issues.
Gold Legend, an 18-year-old half-brother to Dayjur (by Seattle Slew), will stand the 2009 season at Pierre Esquirol's Esquirol Farms in Alberta, Canada for $2,500 (Canadian funds).
Northlands Park in Alberta, Canada, will host three riders from Legends on Tour during the track's historic Canadian Derby weekend, it was announced June 4.
Grade II winner Explicit has been moved to Winsome Acres near Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada.
Gilded Time, an Eclipse Award winner who has sired the earners of $43.4 million, has been purchased by Bar None Ranches and will stand at that farm near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada, in 2008.
Saint Stephen, a graded stakes-winning full brother to champion Ashado, will enter stud at Lynn Chouinard's Bar None Ranches near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada.
Cape Canaveral, who has sired 10 stakes winners from his first three crops, has been purchased for stallion duty at Highfield Stock Farm near Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.
By Dan Kenny - Dwayne Hayworth had convinced his boss that young horses could be brought to racing fitness with a regimen that included truck training. Four horses at a time were tethered to a vehicle and exercised at controlled speed by the driver. It's a bit like a coach-and-four, with an SUV instead of a coach.
Pike Place Gold, a 7-year-old son of Seeking the Gold out of the grade I-winning Seattle Dancer mare Pike Place Dancer, will enter stud at Paddockhurst Stables near Nisku, Alberta, Canada.
Kiridashi, a Canadian classic winner who ranks 11th on this year's Canadian sires list, has been relocated to Al and Bunny Noren's farm near Wanham, Alberta, Canada.
Half a Year, who was an English champion miler, was euthanized this summer due to complications from colic.
Windfields Farm has sold leading sires Alydeed and War Deputy. Both stood the past breeding season at Windfields near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Commitisize, a grade II winner, was represented by his first winner June 24 when his daughter Commitisize Me won at five furlongs in :57.81 at Hollywood Park.
Tiger Trap, a graded stakes-placed full brother to classics hopeful Tiger Hunt, will enter stud at Calmar Stables and Ranch near Calmar, Alberta, Canada.
Officials for Horse Racing Alberta decided against granting long-term racing licenses to Stampede Park or the Calgary Racing Entertainment Group (CREG), which proposed to construct an $80-million racetrack in the province.
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