Keyword: Malcolm Pierce

  • Southern Ring holds off River Maid in the Whimsical April 23

    Southern Ring Speeds to Whimsical Victory

    Sam-Son Farm's homebred Southern Ring, back home at Woodbine after a winter at Tampa Bay Downs, dug in to win the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (G3) April 23 and spoiled the seasonal debut of 2016 Canadian Horse of the Year Caren.

  • Pin Oak general manager Clifford Barry, trainer Malcolm Pierce, Kentucky state Senator Damon Thayer, jockey Jose Lezcano, and Pin Oak's Nancy Stephens in Turfway Park winner's circle following Don't Leave Me's win in 2015 Bourbonette Oaks.

    Pierce Trains Tampa String for Sam-Son, Pin Oak

    Malcolm Pierce is 59, and like many in the business, he's seen a lot of things in racing come full circle during his career. The Malcolm Pierce story just happens to be one of those "full circle." tales.

  • Up With the Birds wins the 2016 Nijinsky Stakes.

    Up With the Birds Back Winning at Woodbine

    Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds, back in his home country, where he was named 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, snapped a 12-race winless streak with a 1 1/4-length score in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 24 at Woodbine.

  • Don't Leave Me flies home to win the Ontario Colleen Stakes.

    Don't Leave Me Back to Best in Colleen

    Pin Oak Stable homebred Don't Leave Me drove between horses in the stretch and overtook pacesetter London Tower to win the $150,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 22 at Woodbine.

  • Aldous Snow wins the Singspiel Stakes.

    Aldous Snow Repeats in Singspiel Stakes

    Tested by a strong stretch run to his inside from Dynamic Sky, Aldous Snow proved up to the challenge as he held off that rival to win the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (gr. IIIT) for a second straight year.

  • Don't Leave Me will try to notch a 2nd graded stakes win in Kentucky in the Regret Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-MXzmNb6">Order This Photo</a>

    Regret Stakes Next Up for Don't Leave Me

    Don't Leave Me will try to notch a second graded stakes win in Kentucky when she faces an expected six other 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 13 at Churchill Downs.

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    Don't Leave Me Set for Selene Stakes

    Don't Leave Me will try for a second straight graded-stakes win when she faces an expected eight other 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) May 24 at Woodbine.

  • Deceptive Vision wins the Canadian Stakes.

    Deceptive Vision Sweeps to Canadian Tally

    Deceptive Vision earned a berth to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after taking the $305,250 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 over the Woodbine turf.

  • Dixie Twist won the Ontario Debutante Aug. 9 on Polytrack.

    Natalma: Dozen Vying for Breeder's Cup Date

    A dozen 2-year-old fillies have a chance to stamp their ticket for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) when they square off in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 13.

  • Up With the Birds won the Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf last August.

    Up With the Birds Back Home for Nijinsky

    After two subpar efforts to begin the season, Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds returns to his home track at Woodbine with a chance to make amends in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) on the turf July 19.

  • Overheard wins the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Overheard Gets Nod in Tight Dance Smartly

    Trainer Malcolm Pierce accounted for the exacta in the $197,502 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-II) when Overheard nipped favored Deceptive Vision in a terrific finish July 6 on the Woodbine turf.

  • Overheard won the 2013 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes, and will face stablemate Deceptive vision, as well as 6 others in the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Deceptive Vision Takes Aim in Dance Smartly

    Lightly raced Deceptive Vision, a close third last time in her stakes debut, is the favorite among eight older fillies and mares expected to start in the $200,000 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) July 6 on the Woodbine turf.

  • Overheard rolls to victory in the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2842682080&k=gXZhM96">Order This Photo</a>

    Overheard Goes Overland to Take Valley View

    Canadian shipper Overheard, sweeping to the lead in deep stretch, captured the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) while racing in the colors of the race's sponsor, Pin Oak Stable, on turf Oct. 18 at Keeneland.

  • His Race to Win wins the Ontario Derby.

    His Race to Win Gets Grade in Ontario Derby

    His Race to Win fired through an opening between horses near mid-stretch and edged clear of 11-10 choice Winning Cause to post his first stakes victory in the $166,038 Ontario Derby (Can-III) Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Up With the Birds wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Up With the Birds Takes Wing in Breeders'

    Heavily favored Up With the Birds, driving to the lead in upper stretch, sprinted away from his rivals to register an impressive 2 3/4-length score in the $484,426 Breeders' Stakes to wrap up the 2013 Canadian Triple Crown.

  • Overheard won the Alywow Stakes at Woodbine June 9.

    Overheard Vs. Poly Foes in Ontario Colleen

    The Aug, 17 Ontario Colleen Stakes (gr. IIIT) run at one mile at Woodbine looks to be one big grab bag, with no standout and a number of classy fillies on Polytrack trying their luck on grass, several for the first time.

  • Smartyfly wins the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Smartyfly Wires Wonder Where; Nipissing Hurt

    Front-running Smartyfly put away favored Spring in the Air past mid-stretch to win the $240,652 Wonder Where Stakes on the Woodbine turf Aug. 4 in the final leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.

  • Up With the Birds rolls to the win in the Coronation Futurity at Woodbine.

    Up With the Birds Soars to Coronation Victory

    Up With the Birds, rallying from last, circled the field rounding the far turn and swept past favored Star Contender en route to a convincing win in the $249,576 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-olds at Woodbine Nov. 10.

  • El Brujo (right) gets home in front in the Perryville.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8560447%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    El Brujo Rallies for Perryville Victory

    Windways Farm's El Brujo notched his second straight graded stakes score when he split horses in mid-stretch and went on for a 1 1/4-length win in the $150,000 Perryville (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Oct. 17 at Keeneland.

  • Sterwins and Rahy's Attorney, shown finishing 1-2 in the Connaught Cup, will meet again in the King Edward Stakes.

    Sterwins, Rahy's Attorney Set for Rematch

    Sterwins turned in probably the race of his life when he came from behind to defeat Rahy's Attorney by a head for the Connaught Cup (Can-IIIT) while setting a course record at Woodbine last month. The question in the upcoming $300,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) is whether the Eugene Melnyk homebred can do it again.

  • Much Obliged under Chris Emigh takes the inaugural running of the American One Thousand Guineas.

    Much Obliged Wins First Thousand Guineas

    Pin Oak Stable's homebred Much Obliged surged past Scolara in the final strides to post a half-length win in the inaugural running of the $200,000 American One Thousand Guineas on the Arlington Park grass May 24.

  • Sterwins takes the Ben Ali over Go Between.

    Sterwins Comes From Last, Shocks Ben Ali

    Ignored at the betting windows, Melnyk Racing Stables' homebred Sterwins rallied from last, shot through the stretch, and pulled away for a commanding 3 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 20 on the Keeneland Polytrack.

  • Idle Rumor Finds Tight Spot in Connaught Cup

    Idle Rumor, who three consecutive wins at Fair Grounds came at margins of a head, a neck and a nose, should find another tight spot in Sunday's $150,000 Connaught Cup (Can-III), the first turf stakes race of the 2007 Woodbine season.

  • Charming Ruckus Fights Wind to Win Jammed Lovely

    Charming Ruckus saved her best for last, as the 3-year-old daughter of Silver Charm captured her first added-money race in late-running fashion Sunday in the $169,250 Jammed Lovely Stakes at windy Woodbine.

  • Lemon Maid Dusts Duchess Foes

    Lemon Maid made easy work of five rivals in Saturday's $165,550 Duchess Stakes (Can-III) as the 2-5 favorite at Woodbine.