Keyword: Ian Black

  • Excaper

    Excaper Appears to be Class of King Edward

    Richard and Nancy Kaster's Excaper is the lone graded winner in the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) at Woodine June 21, when he will face six relatively inexperienced rivals in the mile turf test.

  • Excaper fights for the win in the Connaught Cup Stakes.

    Excaper Proves Best in Tight Connaught Cup

    Seven times stakes-placed Excaper denied Something Extra a third straight Connaught Cup Stakes (Can-IIT) victory May 31 at Woodbine, earning his stakes breakthrough by a hard-fought half-length.

  • Really Sharp wins the Woodbine Vigil Stakes.

    Really Sharp Cuts to Chase in Vigil Surprise

    Really Sharp, narrowly denied in the Jacques Cartier Stakes last time out, broke through with his first stakes win in the $140,745 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) May 11 at Woodbine while overlooked at 28-1 odds.

  • Fifty Proof wins the Sir Barton Stakes.

    Fifty Proof Returns With Sharp Sir Barton Win

    Favored Fifty Proof, Canada's champion older male of 2011, returned from 16-month layoff to take the $127,321 Sir Barton Stakes in front-running style at Woodbine Dec. 2.

  • Avie's Quality One to Watch in Display

    Ten juveniles seek their first stakes score in the $150,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine Dec. 1, including a few who have recently been knocking at the door. But the runner horsemen fear most is Avie's Quality.

  • Stormy Lord pulls away from the field to win the PTHA President's Cup.

    Stormy Lord Easily Repeats in President's Cup

    Stormy Lord proved too classy for his rivals as he successfully defended his title in the $250,000 PTHA President's Cup, a race that was marred by a three-horse spill on the turf at Philadelphia's Parx Racing Sept. 15.

  • Stormy Lord wins the Connaught Cups Stakes.

    Stormy Lord Reigns Over Connaught Cup

    Relishing the soft condition of Woodbine's turf course, Stormy Lord led every step of the way to take the $172,802 Connaught Cup (Can-IIT) for the first graded stakes victory of his career May 29.

  • Fifty Proof holds off Don Cavallo to win the Eclipse Stakes.

    Fifty Proof's Best Shot Wins Eclipse Stakes

    Fifty Proof earned his first graded stakes win when he disposed of odds-on favorite Exhi on the final turn and held on for a half-length win in the $175,871 Eclipse Stakes (Can-III) at odds of 10-1 at Woodbine May 28.

  • Toronto Cup winner Stormy Lord faces 12 in the Breeders' Stakes.

    13 to Test Distance in Breeders' Stakes

    Stormy Lord, who notched his first stakes score in the Toronto Cup, will get a distance test when he faces a dozen 3-year-old rivals in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf course Aug. 15.

  • Southdale comes home strong to win the Eclipse Stakes.

    Southdale Makes the Grade in Eclipse Stakes

    Lightly-raced Southdale, a 4-year-old son of Street Cry, took over from pacesetter Fatal Bullet in mid-stretch and held off Stunning Stag by three-quarters of a length to win the Eclipse Stakes (Can-III) June 5 at Woodbine.

  • Rahy's Attorney won the 2008 Woodbine Mile.

    Rahy's Attorney Defends Woodbine Mile Crown

    Canadian turf champion Rahy's Attorney returns to defend his Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) crown against a strong group of turf specialists in the $1 million event Sept. 20, which includes the sharp mare Ventura and New York invader Bribon.

  • Glitter Rox gets up in the Royal North Stakes.

    Glitter Rox Wins Royal North With Late Charge

    Glitter Rox, the longest shot in the field at odds of 15-1, charged from between horses in deep stretch to register a three-quarters of a length win in the $169,842 Royal North Stakes (Can-III) on the Woodbine turf course Aug. 1.

  • The reign of Rahy's Attorney continues in the Nijinsky Stakes at Woodbine.

    Rahy's Attorney Prevails in Nijinsky Stakes

    Favored Rahy's Attorney found Woodbine's soft turf course to his liking in the $313,927 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 26, holding off his rivals after opening a five-length lead in the lane for his first victory at the 1 1/4-mile distance.

  • Rahy's Attorney is in control in the King Edwards Stakes.

    Rahy's Attorney Closes Case in King Edward

    Front-running Rahy's Attorney turned the tables on rival Sterwins in the $283,475 King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) June 27 at Woodbine, refusing to give way when challenged in the long homestretch to post a one-length victory.

  • Rahy's Attorney reaches for the finish line in the Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).

    Rahy's Attorney Steals Woodbine Mile

    Rahy's Attorney pulled off a shocker in the $1-million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 7, taking over in mid-turn and then powering to a 1 1/4-length victory under Slade Callaghan while 1-2 favorite Kip Deville faded to fifth.

  • Connaught Cup winner Rahy's Attorney will try to make it back-to-back stakes victories in the Singspiel Stakes.

    Rahy's Attorney Makes Case in Singspiel

    Rahy's Attorney, a surprise winner of the Connaught Cup (Can-III) last month, will try to make it back-to-back stakes victories on the Woodbine turf course in the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (Can-III) June 22. The race marks the return to action of 2007 Queen's Plate victor Mike Fox.

  • Rahy's Attorney takes the Connaught Cup.

    Rahy's Attorney Upsets Connaught Cup

    Canadian-bred Rahy's Attorney, who has made all 13 of his lifetime starts at Woodbine, earned his biggest victory to date May 25, as he kicked clear at the top of the lane and went on to take the $166,050 Connaught Cup (Can-III) under Slade Callaghan by a half-length at odds of 16-1.

  • Seductively Overpowering Whimsical Winner

    Kinghaven Farms homebred Seductively kicked off her 4-year-old campaign in style, winning Sunday's US$154,616 Whimsical Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine by 2 1/4 lengths.

  • Seductively Steams to Victory in Selene Stakes

    Kinghaven Farms' homebred Seductively set all the fractions after a fast start and held off a late challenge from Angel On Watch to win the $283,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine on Wednesday night.