Keyword: Dan Vella

  • Alpha Bettor gets up late to win the Autumn Stakes.

    Alpha Bettor Up in Time in Woodbine's Autumn

    Alpha Bettor made his case for a Sovereign Award as Canada's champion older horse when he nailed pacesetter Occasional View at the line to capture the Autumn Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 15 on the Polytrack at Woodbine.

  • Alpha Bettor won the 2012 Seagram Cup.

    Seagram Cup Welcomes Past Two Winners

    The past two Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) winners will meet in this year's edition when 2012's Alpha Bettor and 2011's James Street start Aug. 3 in the 1 1/16-mile race at Woodbine.

  • Alpha Bettor wins the Eclipse Stakes.

    Alpha Bettor Guts Out Eclipse Stakes Victory

    Alpha Bettor, making his first start of the year, upset 2-5 pick Delegation with a late surge along the inside for Justin Stein in a fast renewal of the $197,961 Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) May 12 on the Polytrack at Woodbine.

  • Riding the River defeated Big Band Sound by a neck in the King Edward Stakes.

    Big Band Sound Tuning Up in Play the King

    Big Band Sound, second in four consecutive Woodbine stakes races since this spring, looks to finally break through as the 3-1 morning line pick in the $200,000 Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) Aug. 26.

  • 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.

  • Like A Gem Spoils Kimchi's Triple Tiara Bid

    Like a Gem, dismissed at odds of 48-1, dashed the Triple Tiara hopes of Kimchi, in capturing the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes Saturday on the Woodbine turf Saturday.

  • Knights Templar Rallies in Ontario Debutante

    Knights Templar gave jockey Constant Montpellier his first added-money score of the 2005 campaign, rallying from just off the pace to take Saturday's (U.S.) $113,636 Ontario Debutante Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Mark One Hits Jackpot in Woodbine Slots Cup

    Mark One, with Robert Landry in the irons, rallied from off the pace to gun down Prince of Wales and Breeders' Stakes champion A Bit O'Gold in the final jumps to win Saturday's $157,950 Woodbine Slots Cup (Can-III).

  • I'm the Tiger Menaces, Takes Bold Venture

    After stalking the pace throughout most of the 6 ½-furlong $141,250 Bold Venture Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday, I'm the Tiger, piloted by Todd Kabel, pounced on his rivals.

  • Phantom Light Shines in Dominion Day

    Like father, like son. Phantom Light was impressive in Tuesday's Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine, winning the 1 1/4-mile event by four lengths while equaling the track record his father, Alphabet Soup, set seven years ago in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Winning Chance a Sure Thing in Ontario Matron

    Stronach Stables' Winning Chance kept her race record perfect this year with a dominating performance at Woodbine in Saturday's featured $189,375 Ontario Matron Stakes, for fillies and mares over 1 1/6 miles.