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  • Badge of Silver Moves to Canada

    In a joint venture between Colebrook Farms and the Badge of Silver Syndicate, Badge of Silver (Silver Deputy--Silveroo, by Silver Hawk) will stand the 2014 season at John Burness' Colebrook Farms near Uxbridge, Ontario.

  • Ami's Holiday takes the Grey Stakes by a half length over Big Bazinga.

    Ami's Holiday Captures Grey Stakes

    Ami's Holiday came from off the pace, unleashing a powerful surge in deep stretch in the 1 1/16-mile Grey Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Oct. 6 over Big Bazinga.

  • Llanarmon, Spanish Flower, and Appreciating finished 1-2-3 in the Natalma Stakes.

    Mazarine Stakes Reunites Natalma Runners

    Woodbine' $150,000 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 5 will reunite Llanarmon, Spanish Flower, and Appreciating, the top three finishers in the Ontario track's Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT).

  • Fort Erie Racing.

    Fort Erie Submits Proposal to Continue Racing

    The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium said it has submitted a proposal to the Ontario provincial government's Horse Racing Transition Panel to continue live racing at Fort Erie for at least the next three years.

  • A Hi Five Wins First for Sire Andiron

    A Hi Five became the first winner for his sire Andiron, when he won race 2, a maiden special weight event at Manitoba's Assiniboia Downs Sept. 18.

  • Forte Dei Marmi has won nine of 31 lifetime starts.

    Forte Dei Marmi After 3rd Straight in 'Dancer

    Forte Dei Marmi, looking to improve on his third-place effort of a year ago, heads a field of seven entered in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) Presented by Vtech Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Woodbine's Summer Stakes Lures 10 Juveniles

    Woodbine leading trainer Mark Casse sends out a trio of juveniles for the $200,000 Summer Stakes Presented by TVG (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 at the Ontario oval.

  • Sky Conqueror Celebrates First Winner

    Sky Conqueror was represented by his first winner when Regal Conqueror posted a debut victory on Sept.7 in the third race at Woodbine, a maiden special weight.

  • Former Magna Official Named to Woodbine Board

    Blake Tohana, a former executive with defunct Magna Entertainment Corp., has been appointed to the Woodbine Entertainment Group board of directors while David S. Willmot, Mark Frostad, and William Graham will leave the board.

  • Youcan'tcatchme rolls home in the Seaway Stakes.

    Youcan'tcatchme Can't Be Caught in Seaway

    Murray Stroud's Youcan'tcatchme, winner of the Etobicoke Handicap on the front end in her last start, wired the field again in the $148,882 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) on the Woodbine Polytrack Aug. 31.

  • Big Band Sound

    Grade II Winner Big Band Sound Retired

    Big Band Sound, a grade II winning son of Bernstein, has been retired, announced Richard Schultz, who owns the horse with Kendel Standlee. The 6-year-old Danny Vella trainee suffered a minor injury during training.

  • Electrical Storm Records First Winner

    Electrical Storm was represented by his first winner as filly Shes All Stormy won her second start in the second race on the Aug. 10 Hastings Racecourse card, a maiden optional claiming event.

  • Smartyfly wins the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Smartyfly Wires Wonder Where; Nipissing Hurt

    Front-running Smartyfly put away favored Spring in the Air past mid-stretch to win the $240,652 Wonder Where Stakes on the Woodbine turf Aug. 4 in the final leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.

  • Uncaptured flies home to win the Prince of Wales Stakes.

    Uncaptured Grabs Prince of Wales

    Heavy favorite Uncaptured stormed to the front in the stretch and held off River Seven to win the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, for John Oxley and Mark Casse.

  • Solid Appeal wins the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Solid Appeal Cruises in Dance Smartly

    Susan and Jim Hill's Solid Appeal, a 4-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal, knocked down her second straight grade II Canadian stakes, winning the Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine July 7 by two lengths.

  • Delegation wins the Dominion Day Stakes in record time.

    Record Setting Romp for Delegation

    Delegation set the pace and never let up, taking the 61st running of the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes (gr. III) in record time at Woodbine on the July 1 Canada Day card.

  • Original Script wins the Bison City Stakes.

    Original Script Seizes Bison City Spotlight

    Favored Original Script, a game third in the Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser last time out, led every step of the way at Woodbine June 30 to capture the $237,700 Bison City Stakes by one length.

  • Hastings Cancels Two Live Racing Cards

    Live racing at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia, has been canceled June 29 due to a lack of entries and for July 5 because of a shortage of "race-ready" horses, according to a release.

  • Park Stud Closes Breeding Shed for 2013

    A recent outbreak of EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack, has caused Park Stud to end the breeding this year for all its stallions. There has been no detection of the virus at Park Stud, closing early is a preventative measure.

  • Walls to Receive Gomez Memorial Award

    Jockey Mickey Walls was named recipient of this year's Avelino Gomez Memorial Award. The honor is given to a Canadian-born, Canadian-raised, or regular rider in the country who has made significant contributions to the sport.

  • Irish Mission won the 2012 Woodbine Oaks.

    Irish Mission Returns to Woodbine in Nassau

    Irish Mission and Northern Passion, first and second, respectively, in last spring's Woodbine Oaks, renew their acquaintance in the $200,00 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 25 on the grass at Woodbine.

  • Long-Term Plan for Ontario Horse Racing Looms

    After reaching short-term agreements with 11 of the province's 17 racetracks to continue live racing for 2013, the Ontario government is ready to map out a long-term plan for the industry.

  • Early Morning Training at Woodbine

    Questions Linger for 2013 Woodbine Meet

    After a year of uncertainty due to the cancellation of the Ontario slots-at-racetracks program, Woodbine is set to begin its 133-day Thoroughbred meet April 20.

  • Woodbine Race Course

    Woodbine Lowers Takeout Rate on Win Bets

    Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced it is lowering the takeout on win wagers to 14.95% for the 133-day Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine that begins April 20.

  • Woodbine Implements Personnel Reductions

    Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Feb. 13 it has instituted a significant restructuring of its operating model and will reduce its work force by 109 salaried positions and a significant number of hourly positions.