Keyword: Justin Stein

  • Jockey Justin Stein

    Jockey Stein Set to Retire

    Veteran rider Justin Stein, whose 1,028 victories include the 2012 Queen's Plate with Strait of Dover, has announced he will retire from race riding following the May 1 card at Woodbine.

  • Academic wins the Columbia Derby.

    Academic Bests the Boys Again in BC Derby

    With a brilliant stretch drive, Bear Stable and Riversedge Racing Stables' Academic beat males for the second straight contest in the $250,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 13 at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Filly Academic Romps in Canadian Derby

    Filly Academic seized the lead from favorite Blue Dancer in the final turn of the Canadian Derby (Can-III) and drew off to an easy victory against males in the 1 3/8-mile test Saturday, Aug. 15 at Northlands Park.

  • Academic wins the Woodbine Oaks.

    Academic Pulls 66-1 Woodbine Oaks Upset

    Bear Stables' recent maiden winner Academic upstaged favorite London Tower June 14 at Woodbine, powering gate to wire to win the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks (VIDEO) Presented by Budweiser in a 66-1 upset.

  • La Tia leads the way to victory in the Ontario Matron Stakes.

    La Tia Crushes Foes in Ontario Matron

    Salvador Hernandez's homebred La Tia made a tour de force of the $144,053 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 26, leading wire to wire and drawing off at the end to best eight other fillies and mares.

  • Unspurned wins the Bison City Stakes.

    No Catching Unspurned in Bison City Stakes

    Improving Unspurned made every pole a winning one to post a 2 1/4-length win in the $232,875 Bison City Stakes, the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Tiara for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine July 13.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Phil's Dream wins the Nearctic Stakes.

    Phil's Dream Comes Through in Nearctic Upset

    Stalker Phil's Dream, overlooked at odds of 9-1, burst to the front near the sixteenth pole and rolled to victory in the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) on the turf in his graded-stakes debut Oct. 13 at rainy Woodbine.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Aunt Els wins the Ontario Lassie Stakes.

    Aunt Els Too Tough in Ontario Lassie

    Aunt Els led at every call to turn back odds-on favorite Original Script by one length in the $151,739 Ontario Lassie Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

  • 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.

  • La Tia wins the La Lorgnette Stakes.

    La Tia Bangs Rail, Still Wins La Lorgnette

    Seemingly headed for an easy front-running victory in the $157,199 La Lorgnette Stakes at Woodbine Sept. 23, favored La Tia jumped into the rail at the eighth pole. Amazingly, the filly recovered in time to win anyway.

  • Strait of Dover runs away with the Marine Stakes at Woodbine.

    Strait of Dover Sailing into Queen's Plate

    Strait of Dover, whose career has taken off since arriving in trainer Daniel Vella's barn at Woodbine, emerged as an early Queen's Plate favorite with his 6 1/2-length romp in the $156,206 Marine Stakes May 12.

  • 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.

  • My List holds off Wild Gams for victory in the Bessarbian.

    My List Rallies For Bessarabian Win

    It took My List eight tries just to break her maiden last year. But since then the 3-year-old Banker's Gold filly has figured out how to win, as was the case on Nov. 25 in the $150,000 Bessarabian, when she outfinished Wild Gams by a neck to capture the seven-furlong sprint on the Woodbine Polytrack.

  • Improving Marco Be Good Wins Scotts Highlander

    Terra Racing Stable's Marco Be Good, the second-longest shot on the board at 12-1, won the $200,000 Scotts Highlander Stakes (Can-III) on the turf Sunday at Woodbine in near-record style.