Keyword: James McAleney

  • Breaking Lucky wins the Prince of Wales Stakes.

    Breaking Lucky Surprises in Prince of Wales

    There will be no bid for a Canadian Triple Crown this year as Breaking Lucky came from last and pulled a 13-1 upset in the Prince of Wales Stakes July 28 at Fort Erie, denying Queen's Plate winner Shaman Ghost by a neck.

  • Asserting Bear wins the Coronation Futurity Stakes.

    Asserting Bear Grabs Coronation Futurity

    Asserting Bear, shifted from turf to Polytrack for the first time by trainer Reade Baker, surprised the field with his initial stakes win in the $239,476 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-olds Nov. 17 at Woodbine.

  • 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.

  • La Rocca overtakes Simply Splendid to win the Ontario Matron.

    La Rocca Shows the Way in Ontario Matron

    La Rocca, ridden by James McAleney, dictated an easy pace and then repelled odds-on choice Simply Splendid to win the $144,780 Ontario Matron Stakes by a half-length at Woodbine July 25.

  • Tribal Belle landed her third consecutive stakes victory in the Bessarabian at Woodbine.

    Tribal Belle Rings True Again in Bessarabian

    Odds-on choice Tribal Belle scored her fifth consecutive win on Woodbine's Polytrack this season when she wore down the determined 37-1 shot Silver Z to register a half-length victory in the $156,500 Bessarabian Stakes Nov. 22.

  • Aurora Lights pulls away in the Selene Stakes at Woodbine.

    Selene Stakes: Aurora Lights Steals the Show

    Making her stakes debut, Chiefswood Stable's Aurora Lights shot through a big opening along the rail turning for home and outran Milwaukee Appeal and Hooh Why to spring an upset in the $263,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 26 at Woodbine.

  • Dancing Allstar (right, yellow silks) powers home in the Whimsical.

    Dancing Allstar Shows Moves in Whimsical

    Dancing Allstar, Canada's champion 2-year-old filly two years ago, won the first graded stakes race of the 2009 Woodbine season when she dictated the pace en route to a 1 3/4-length win in the $124,108 Whimsical Stakes (Can-III) April 18.

  • Just Rushing draws off in the Play the King Stakes under James McAleney.

    Play the King: Just Rushing Gets Revenge

    Tucci Stables' Just Rushing, who missed by less than a length in last year's Play the King Stakes (Can-IIIT), would not be denied in the 2008 edition of the $215,600 turf event, as he shook clear in mid-stretch and went on to win by 1 1/4 lengths Aug. 23 at Woodbine.

  • True Metropolitan (blue silks) turns for home on the way to a win in the Autumn Stakes.

    True Metropolitan Wins Autumn

    True Metropolitan entered 2007 hard-pressed to repeat the successful campaign he had a year ago, when the Proud and True gelding took home Champion Older Horse of the Year honors in Canadia by winning seven stakes events.