Keyword: Niigon

  • Nipissing wins the Woodbine Oaks.

    Nipissing Earns Distinction in Woodbine Oaks

    The script for the $490,400 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser had a happy ending for Chiefswood Stable and its homebred filly Nipissing after she denied favored Spring in the Air with a late surge June 9 at Woodbine.

  • Nipissing wins the Princess Elizabeth Stakes.

    Nipissing Stays Perfect in Princess Elizabeth

    Favored Nipissing remained unbeaten in three starts when she ran down outsider Strut the Course in the last few strides to capture the $251,525 Princess Elizabeth Stakes by half a length at Woodbine Oct. 28.

  • Niigon, Won Queen's Plate, Dies

    Niigon, winner of the 2004 Queen's Plate Stakes at Woodbine, died Oct. 14 after suffering a broken femur in his stall at Colebrook Farms Stallion Station near Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

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    Niigon Sires First Foal

    The first reported foal by Canadian classic winner Niigon is a filly born Jan. 5 and foaled in Ontario, Canada.

  • Niigon to Colebrook in Canada

    Canadian classic winner Niigon will enter stud at John Burness' Colebrook Farms Stallion Station near Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

  • Nine Older Horses Contest Hal's Hope

    Phipps Stable's 5-year-old homebred Philanthropist, who arrives from New York with a three-race win streak, and Robert LaPenta's 6-year-old gelding Seek Gold, runner-up in the Fred Hooper Handicap (gr. III) at Calder last out, will face off in a field of nine older horses entered for the 1 1/8-mile Hal's Hope at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • LaPenta Entry Looks Strong in Fred W. Hooper

    Trainer Nick Zito holds a strong hand in Saturday's $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course when he sends out the Robert LaPenta-owned entry of 3-year-old Andromeda's Hero and the 5-year-old Seek Gold.

  • A Bit O'Gold Shines in Chinese Cultural Centre

    A Bit O'Gold, last year's champion 3-year-old male in Canada, carried top weight of 124 pounds to victory in Sunday's $345,600 Chinese Cultural Centre Stakes (Can-II) on the Woodbine turf.

  • Silver Ticket Heads Chinese Cultural Centre

    Double stakes winner Silver Ticket heads a three-horse Sam-Son Farm contingent among 11 entered in Sunday's $300,000 Chinese Cultural Centre Stakes (Can-II), a grass race that has attracted some of Canada's top profile horses, including A Bit O'Gold, Mobil, and Niigon.

  • Silver Ticket Heads Chinese Cultural Centre

    Double stakes winner Silver Ticket heads a three-horse Sam-Son Farm contingent among 11 entered in Sunday's $300,000 Chinese Cultural Centre Stakes (Can-II), a grass race that has attracted some of Canada's top profile horses, including A Bit O'Gold, Mobil, and Niigon.

  • A Bit O'Gold Dominates On Dominion Day

    A Bit O'Gold, Canada's top 3-year-old in 2004, registered a decisive 6 1/2-length victory in the $215,800 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) Friday at Woodbine.

  • Farish Seeks Third Straight Ben Ali

    Breeder/owner William S. Farish will be seeking his third-straight win in the Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) Thursday at Keeneland Race Course with his 4-year-old colt Alumni Hall.

  • Love of Money, ridden by Robby Albarado, wins the Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park.

    Love of Money Pays Off in Pennsylvania Derby

    Making his stakes debut, little known Love of Money put Pollard's Vision away in the stretch and romped to a smashing 8 1/2-length victory in the $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Philadelphia Park Monday.

  • Big Field Expected for Pennsylvania Derby

    The $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 6 may draw as many as 12 to 13 starters, in what promises to be a competitive race. Although the absence of Smarty Jones will be felt by the large holiday crowd, the 1 1/8-mile race is expected to draw some of the top 3-year-olds in the country.

  • Plate Winner Headed for Pennsylvania Derby

    Chiefswood Stables' Queen's Plate winner Niigon will make his next start in the $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Philadelphia Park on Labor Day Sept. 6, trainer Eric Coatrieux decided Thursday.

  • Purge captures Jim Dandy with near record-setting run.

    Pletcher's Purge Dominates Jim Dandy

    The Todd Pletcher-trained Purge, gobbled up speed merchant Medallist on the far turn and romped to victory in the $500,000 Jim Dandy (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • A Bit O'Gold Glitters in Muddy Prince of Wales

    There won't be a Canadian triple crown winner in 2004, but a good rivalry has emerged in its absence after A Bit O'Gold turned the tables on Queen's Plate winner Niigon by a head in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes on sloppy going at Fort Erie Sunday.

  • Niigon Tops Prince of Wales Field

    A field of seven, including Queen's Plate champion Niigon, is set to compete Sunday afternoon in the Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown, at Fort Erie.

  • Plate Winner Niigon Ready for Next Step

    A field of seven, including Queen's Plate champion Niigon, is set to compete Sunday in the 2004 edition of the Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing at Fort Erie.

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    A Bit O'Gold Chases Queen's Plate Riches

    The Two Bit Racing Stable's A Bit O'Gold has been made the 2-1 favorite in a field of 13 drawn for Sunday's 145th Queen's Plate at Woodbine. The $1 million event, the opening leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, is for 3-year-olds bred in Canada going 1 1/4 miles.

  • A Bit O'Gold Sparkles in Queen's Plate Trial

    Displaying a tremendous kick coming off the far turn, favored A Bit O'Gold and jockey Jono Jones drew away from seven rivals in the $166,500 Plate Trial Stakes Sunday at Woodbine.

  • Smoocher Kisses Grey Cup Foes Goodbye

    Smoocher kissed his competition goodbye with an impressive closing effort in Sunday's $277,250 Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine.