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  • That's a Stretch First Winner for Exhi

    First-time starter That's a Stretch raced in midpack early before sweeping to the lead at the eighth pole and winning the fifth race at Woodbine Aug. 16 to become the first winner for multiple graded-stakes winner Exhi.

  • Interpol wins the Sky Classic Stakes.

    Interpol Upsets Sky Classic

    Interpol was the longest shot on the board but the first at the wire in the $200,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine, earning his first graded victory in his second attempt at that level Aug. 16.

  • Filly Academic Romps in Canadian Derby

    Filly Academic seized the lead from favorite Blue Dancer in the final turn of the Canadian Derby (Can-III) and drew off to an easy victory against males in the 1 3/8-mile test Saturday, Aug. 15 at Northlands Park.

  • Hillaby won last year's Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) at the Seaway's seven-furlong distance.

    Hillaby Likely to Bounce Back in Seaway

    Hillaby, a close second to Endless Light in the July 1 Sweet Briar Too Stakes, figures to be tighter second time out in the Aug. 8 Seaway Stakes at Woodbine. The seven-furlong race drew seven older fillies.

  • Undercover Advocates Longform Cover

    Undercover Advocates

    Keith and Sonja Meadows infiltrate livestock auctions and slaughterhouses, recording animal abuse and posting the videos on the Internet along with investigative reports. Their work has made them key figures in the emotional debate over horse slaughter.

  • Breaking Lucky wins the Prince of Wales Stakes.

    Breaking Lucky Surprises in Prince of Wales

    There will be no bid for a Canadian Triple Crown this year as Breaking Lucky came from last and pulled a 13-1 upset in the Prince of Wales Stakes July 28 at Fort Erie, denying Queen's Plate winner Shaman Ghost by a neck.

  • London Tower will try for her third stakes win in the Eternal Search Stakes.

    London Tower Set for Eternal Search

    Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser runner-up London Tower will try to nail down the third stakes win of her career on Wednesday, July 29 at Woodbine in the Eternal Search Stakes.

  • Strut the Course seeks her second graded stakes win of the year in the Ontario Matron Stakes.

    Strut the Course Tops Ontario Matron Field

    John Unger's homebred champion Strut the Course seeks her second graded stakes win of the year when she faces six other older fillies and mares in the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 25.

  • Are You Kidding Me wins the Nijinsky Stakes.

    Are You Kidding Me Convinces in Nijinsky

    The connections of Are You Kidding Me were feeling pretty good heading into the Nijinsky Stakes (Can-II) July 19 at Woodbine, and he rewarded their confidence with a second consecutive graded stakes win.

  • Filly First Winner for Schramsberg

    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.

  • Academic wins the Woodbine Oaks.

    Academic Pulls 66-1 Woodbine Oaks Upset

    Bear Stables' recent maiden winner Academic upstaged favorite London Tower June 14 at Woodbine, powering gate to wire to win the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks (VIDEO) Presented by Budweiser in a 66-1 upset.

  • Don't Leave Me
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    Don't Leave Me Set for Selene Stakes

    Don't Leave Me will try for a second straight graded-stakes win when she faces an expected eight other 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) May 24 at Woodbine.

  • Eugene Melnyk

    Team Says Melnyk in Need of Liver Transplant

    Eugene Melnyk, who in June 2014 announced his retirement from the Thoroughbred industry, is suffering from liver-related complications and is in need of a liver transplant, according to a statement from the Ottawa Senators.

  • Ron Turcotte

    HOF Jockey Turcotte Injured in Accident

    Ron Turcotte, the Hall of Fame rider best known as the jockey for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, is hospitalized with fractures in both legs after a single-vehicle accident March 9.

  • Lexie Lou

    Lexie Lou Nominated for Two Sovereign Awards

    The Queen's Plate and Woodbine Oaks winner has been nominated for top 3-year-old filly and female turf horse honors. The Jockey Club of Canada has announced all the Sovereign Award finalists for its 17 championship divisions.

  • Flat Out Sires First Reported Foal

    Spendthrift Farm's Flat Out, the three-time grade I stakes winner of $3,645,383, sired his first reported foal Jan. 2 when a dark bay or brown filly was born at Six Gables Farm in Tottenham, Ontario, Canada.

  • Nicola Thunder wins the Sir Barton Stakes.

    San Nicola Thunder Digs In for Sir Barton Win

    San Nicola Thunder overcame a delay at the start before holding off the late rail bid from Freitag to take the $109,489 Sir Barton Stakes by a head Nov. 30 at Woodbine.

  • Decision Day fights for the win in the Coronation Futurity.

    Decision Day Indeed in Coronation Futurity

    Donver Stable's homebred Decision Day battled for the early lead and held off hounding pressure to capture the $219,327 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-olds bred in Canada Nov. 29 at Woodbine.

  • Adena Springs North Announces 2015 Stud Fees

    Milwaukee Brew, poised to capture his second title as Canada's champion sire, will remain at $7,500 (all stallion fees are Canadian dollars, stands and nurses). His eight 2014 stakes winners are the most in Canada since 2001.