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  • Canadian Champions Honored

    The Ontario-bred champions of 2009 were honored June 12 at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society annual awards at Copper Creek Golf Club near Kleinburg, Ontario.

  • A DQ originally gave Just As Well the win in the 2009 Northern Dancer Turf.

    Marsh Side's 2009 DQ in Canada Overturned

    The Ontario Racing Commission has overturned the disqualification of Robert Evans' Marsh Side from first to fourth in the 2009 Northern Dancer Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine and restored the original order of finish.

  • Woodbine Race Course

    Woodbine Prepared for Year of Change, Growth

    Woodbine begins its long meet April 2 with a focus on change, a strong purse structure and stakes schedule, and hope its expansion project gets off the ground.

  • Stallion Matthews Keep Euthanized

    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.

  • Windfields Equipment to be Auctioned

    Historic Windfields Farm, breeder of 361 stakes winners, will hold a liquidation sale under the auspices of auctioneer Bob Dickenson at the Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, farm Saturday, March 6.

  • Stakes Winner Billy Allen to Canada

    Billy Allen, who raced in 10 different countries, will stand in 2010 at Dean and Debbie Walkowski's Walkowski's Thoroughbreds near Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

  • Rebellion to Stand at Norse Ridge

    Multiple graded stakes winner Rebellion, second in last year's TVG Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, will enter stud in 2010 at Norse Ridge Farm in King Township, Ontario, Canada.

  • Average Falls 23% at Canadian Yearling Sale

    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.

  • Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale Starts Sept. 8

    The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) has 464 horses cataloged for its Canadian-bred yearling auction. The select session is scheduled for Sept. 8 and the open session for Sept. 12 at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion at Woodbine racetrack near Toronto.

  • Bennett Scores 3,000th Training Victory

    Gerald Bennett, who 33 years ago won with the first horse he ever saddled at old Greenwood Race Track in Toronto, registered the 3,000th victory of his career Aug. 28 when Shegoestoeleven won in a photo finish in the eighth race at Presque Isle Downs.

  • California Stallion Beau Genius Pensioned

    Beau Genius, who topped the $2-million mark in progeny earnings eight consecutive years, has been pensioned because of declining fertility at Donald and Karen Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.

  • Field Commission pulls away in the Vigil Stakes.

    Field Commission Takes Command of Vigil

    Field Commission, a four-time winner in 2008, made his second start of the season a winning one in the $150,000 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine May 18.

  • 2009 Ontario TIP Worth $9.6 Million

    The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society announced the release of its 2009 Thoroughbred Improvement Program, featuring $9.6 million in awards, bonuses, breeding incentives, and added purse money.

  • Deal Protects Fort Erie Meet for 2009

    Fort Erie Race Track & Slots in Ontario, Canada, will offer live Thoroughbred racing this year, and the local horsemen's group is asking for support from owners and trainers.

  • 'Pacific Challenge' to Launch This Year

    For the first time, Washington-breds and British Columbia-breds will compete against each other in the BC Cup at Hastings Racecourse and the Washington Cup at Emerald Downs. Three races at each track have been opened to include horses bred in Washington and British Columbia, Canada.

  • Sligo Bay to Gardiner Farms

    Sligo Bay, Florida's fourth-leading second-crop sire in 2008, will be relocated to Gardiner Farms near Caledon East, Ontario, Canada.

  • Mine That Bird is one of the Sovereign Award finalists in the 2-year-old male category.

    Sovereign Award Finalists Announced

    The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for this year's Sovereign Awards. Winners will be announced at the 34th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies at the Four Seasons Hotel in Ontario, Canada Dec. 12.

  • War Cry to Stand at Hunter View Farm

    War Cry, a $2.7-million yearling and a half-brother to grade II winner and prominent sire E Dubai (by Mr. Prospector) and grade I winner and European champion producer No Matter What (by Nureyev), will stand the 2009 season for $2,500 at Richard Moylen's Hunter View Farm near Caledon, Ontario, Canada.

  • Regal Intention

    Mazel Trick, Regal Intention Dead

    Canadian stallions Mazel Trick and Regal Intention died in late October at Canmor Farms near Aldergrove, British Columbia.

  • CTHS Winter Mixed Sale Has 187 Horses

    The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) has cataloged 187 horses for its winter mixed sale, which will be held Nov. 29 at the Woodbine in Toronto. The auction will start at 2 p.m. (EST).

  • Average Rises for Canadian Yearlings

    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.

  • Ontario-bred Bonuses May Boost Sale

    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.

  • Betfair, U.S. Horsemen Continue Talks

    Betfair, the Great Britain-based online betting exchange, continues to negotiate with officials in the United States and is inching closer to a deal by which it would compensate horsemen for use of their product.

  • Handle Down, Purses Up in Second Quarter

    Pari-mutuel handle took a hit but purses gained a bit in the second quarter of 2008, according to the "Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators" for United States and Canadian pari-mutuel wagering on U.S. Thoroughbred racing.

  • TOBA to Host New Owner Seminar

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced July 9 that it will conduct a new owner seminar July 18 at Woodbine in Canada.

  • Windfields Closing Commercial Operation

    Windfields Farm, birthplace of the great Canadian-bred Northern Dancer, will cease to operate as a commercial venture and will revert to being a family operation.

  • Ben Ali winner Sterwins faces five in the Eclipse Stakes.

    Sterwins, 'Metropolitan' Head Eclipse

    Eugene Melnyk's homebred Sterwins, longshot winner of the April 20 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland last time out, seeks the second graded score of his career when he faces Bahadur Cheema's True Metropolitan and four other runners in the $150,000 Eclipse Stakes (gr. III) at Woodbine June 7.

  • TrackNet Media is one of several ADW companies that are involved in simulcast signal disputes with horsemen's groups.

    Bettors Speak Out on 'Signal Wars'

    Some bettors are frustrated with the current dispute between horsemen groups, racetracks, and advance deposit wagering companies over revenue sharing. They feel they've been neglected in the process, and threaten to take their wagering dollars elsewhere.

  • Standardbred Pacers test the Polytrack at Keeneland on May 21.

    Pacers Take to Polytrack for Road Test

    Two exhibition races for Standardbred pacers were held at Keeneland the afternoon of May 21 to give the principals in a racetrack under construction in Alberta, Canada, an idea as to whether a synthetic surface can be used for both breeds.

  • Smart Strike is one of four horses to be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.

    Canadian Hall of Fame Inductees Named

    The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced its 2008 inductees May 20. Four horses and four people will be honored at a Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Mississauga Convention Centre Aug. 28.