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  • 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.

  • Alert Bay Beats Older Foes in Premier's 'Cap

    British Columbia Derby (Can-III) winner Alert Bay tackled older foes for the first time and registered a smart victory in the British Columbia Premier's Handicap (Can-III) Oct. 13 at Hastings Race Course.

  • Touching Promise wins the Ballerina Stakes.

    Touching Promise Takes Ballerina Stakes

    Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Bennett's Touching Promise rated in second behind leader Saturday Nite Ride, took over heading for home and won comfortably in the $100,000 Ballerina Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 13 at Hastings Race Course.

  • Small Foal Crops Will Challenge Racing

    While it already has faced many hurdles, if the declining North American foal crop is not turned around soon, North American racing will require creative solutions from racetracks and horsemen or face further contraction.

  • Conquest Typhoon runs away from the competition in the Summer Stakes.

    Conquest Typhoon Gallops in Summer Stakes

    Maiden Conquest Typhoon capped a big day for Conquest Stables in a big way at Woodbine Sept. 13, galloping clear in a dominant performance over seven other 2-year-olds in the $211,673 Summer Stakes (Can-IIT).

  • Octavio Vergara Jr. winning aboard Drop to Pop at Woodbine on Aug. 20.

    Vergara Wins Inaugural Apprentice Competition

    Octavio Vergara Jr., a regular at Arlington Park, captured the inaugural "Canadian Apprentice Invitational" at Woodbine by recording a win and a second-place finish from two races on the Aug. 20 evening card.

  • Edison Lights Up in Canadian Derby Romp

    After settling in mid-pack early in the Canadian Derby Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 16, Edison took charge at the quarter pole and romped to an eye-widening triumph at Edmonton's Northlands Park.

  • First Reported Winner for Brandon's Oboe

    Making her career bow, Bells of Victory led at every call and drew off to victory in the first race at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon Aug. 1 to become the first winner for Canadian-based freshman sire Brandon's Oboe.

  • La Tia leads the way to victory in the Ontario Matron Stakes.

    La Tia Crushes Foes in Ontario Matron

    Salvador Hernandez's homebred La Tia made a tour de force of the $144,053 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 26, leading wire to wire and drawing off at the end to best eight other fillies and mares.

  • Ami's Holiday will make his first dirt start in the Prince of Wales.

    Ami's Holiday Leads Prince of Wales Lineup

    Traffic trouble may have kept Ami's Holiday from victory in the Queen's Plate, and now the runner-up in the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown will take a try at the second leg, the July 29 Prince of Wales.

  • My Option won the Chicago Handicap by 6 1/2 lengths.

    My Option, La Tia Tangle in Ontario Matron

    A competitve field of nine fillies will face off in the two-turn Ontario Matron over Woodbine's Polytrack July 26, including a pack of stakes winners at Arlington and over the home track outside Toronto.

  • Paladin Bay

    Paladin Bay Seeks to Tame Bison City Stakes

    Paladin Bay, who has made 12 lifetime starts, carries an experience and talent edge into the Bison City against five foes. The Sligo Bay filly is a three-time stakes winner, including a victory in the Selene Stakes (Can-III).

  • We Miss Artie wins the Woodbine Plate Trial Stakes.

    We Miss Artie, at 1-5, Wins Plate Trial

    Back on Polytrack after a 10th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, We Miss Artie took charge in upper stretch and held off a tenacious Majestic Sunset to win the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes.

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    We Miss Artie Stands Out in Plate Trial

    After finishing off the board in the Kentucky Derby, grade I winner We Miss Artie will prepare for a run at the Canadian classics when the son of Artie Schiller starts in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes June 14.

  • Eugene Melnyk

    Owner-Breeder Melnyk to Retire from Racing

    Prominent U.S. and Canadian owner-breeder Eugene Melnyk announced June 11 his retirement from the sport of horse racing, with his racing and breeding stock to be dispersed July 14 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky.

  • Queen's Plate winner Midnight Aria is one of the finalists in the 3-Year-Old Male category.

    Sovereign Award Finalists Announced

    The Jockey Club of Canada will host the 39th Annual Sovereign Awards party to honor the Canadian champions of 2013. It will be held Friday, April 11 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

  • Lexie Lou won the 2013 South Ocean Stakes.

    Lexie Lou Heads Ontario Lassie

    J.R. Racing Stable's Lexie Lou looks to continue her recent success Dec. 14 in the $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine following a three-length victory in the South Ocean Stakes.