Keyword: Ontario

  • Roan Inish prepping for the Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

    Trainer Costigan Trying for Queen's Plate

    Trainer Carolyn Costigan was flying high in the winner's circle at Woodbine on June 13. Her filly Roan Inish had just pulled a mild upset in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser.

  • Onthedeanslist to Molinaro Stable

    Stakes winner Onthedeanslist will stand at Gino Molinaro's Molinaro Stable near Acton, Ontario, Canada, for a fee of $2,000.

  • First Foal by Harlington Is a Filly

    The first reported foal by grade II winner Harlington is a filly born Jan. 20 at Curraghmore Farm near Waterdown, Ontario, Canada.

  • Adena Springs South Stallions Headed North

    Frank Stronach plans to close his Adena Springs South stallion operation near Williston, Fla., and relocate some of the stallions to either Adena Springs near Paris, Ky., or Gardiner Farms near Caledon East, Ontario, Canada.

  • Seeking the Best to Colebrook in Canada

    Seeking the Best, who stood the last two breeding season at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, will stand at John Burness' Colebrook Farms Stallion Station near Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

  • Judiths Wild Rush

    Judiths Wild Rush to Stand in Canada

    Three-time Canadian champion Judiths Wild Rush will enter stud in 2010 at Nicola Scott's Stone Briar Stables near Fenwick, Ontario, Canada, following his racing career.

  • Average Falls 23% at Canadian Yearling Sale

    Marked by a severe 22.9% decrease in average price, the annual selected Canadian-bred yearling sale, hosted by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario division) at the Woodbine racetrack sales pavilion on Sept. 8 was yet another North American auction that was a victim of a struggling economy.

  • Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale Starts Sept. 8

    The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) has 464 horses cataloged for its Canadian-bred yearling auction. The select session is scheduled for Sept. 8 and the open session for Sept. 12 at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion at Woodbine racetrack near Toronto.

  • 2009 Ontario TIP Worth $9.6 Million

    The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society announced the release of its 2009 Thoroughbred Improvement Program, featuring $9.6 million in awards, bonuses, breeding incentives, and added purse money.

  • MEC OK'd for Additional Interim Funding

    Magna Entertainment Corp. received an additional $2.5 million in interim financing to continue its operations through the initial stages of its bankruptcy reorganization April 3 after apparent agreements were reached with some of its objecting creditors

  • Ontario OKs Horse Improvement Program

    The Ontario Racing Commission March 25 approved $47.1 million Canadian for the 2009 Horse Improvement Program, which funds stakes, breed development, and equine research for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing.

  • Deal Protects Fort Erie Meet for 2009

    Fort Erie Race Track & Slots in Ontario, Canada, will offer live Thoroughbred racing this year, and the local horsemen's group is asking for support from owners and trainers.

  • Vibank's First Foal

    The first foal by Canadian stakes winner Vibank is a filly born Feb. 1 in Ontario, Canada.

  • Fort Erie Poised to Close in 2009

    The owners of Fort Erie Race Track, which is the home of the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, have announced they will likely close the Ontario location by March 31, 2009.

  • Sky Conqueror will enter stud in 2009 Firestone Farms near Caledon, Ontario, Canada.

    Sky Conqueror to Firestone Farms

    Sky Conqueror, a Canadian champion and a grade I winner at Churchill Downs, will enter stud in 2009 at Morgan Firestone's Firestone Farms near Caledon, Ontario, Canada.

  • Marcavelly will enter stud at John Burness' Colebrook Farms Stallion Station near Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

    Marcavelly to Colebrook in Canada

    Marcavelly, a two-time graded stakes winner, will enter stud at John Burness' Colebrook Farms Stallion Station near Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

  • Aljabr

    Aljabr to Ascot Stud in Canada

    Aljabr, a Cartier Award winner, will stand in 2009 at Ascot Stud near Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.

  • Ontario-bred Bonuses May Boost Sale

    The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society yearling sale is hoping to get a boost from new bonuses offered at Woodbine to Ontario-bred runners. The purse bonuses are attracting new buyers to the sale, like top U.S. trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • Patrol Sires First Winner

    Stakes winner Patrol was represented by his first winner when his daughter Sneaky Patrol won Aug. 7 at Woodbine.

  • Ontario CTHS Honors 2007 Champions

    The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society honored the Ontario-bred champions of 2007 at its annual awards dinner held at Glencairn Golf Club in Milton, Ontario June 13.

  • Eugene Melnyk

    Biovail Fined; Melnyk Charges Remain

    Canadian drug maker Biovail Corp., which was formerly headed by prominent Thoroughbred owner-breeder Eugene Melnyk, agreed March 24 to pay a $10-million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges of civil accounting fraud and deceiving investors and analysts.

  • Ascot Knight

    Ascot Knight Pensioned

    Ascot Knight, one of Canada's top stallions for years, has been pensioned after 19 years at stud because of declining health.

  • Touchnow's First Foal

    Canadian stakes winner Touchnow produced her first foal, an El Corredor colt, Jan. 21.

  • Orr Wins Judgment Against MEC

    Former Magna Entertainment Corp. executive Graham Orr has won a $1.6-million judgment against his former employer in a wrongful dismissal case, according to a published report.

  • Woodbine and the HBPA of Ontario have extended their contract.

    Woodbine, Horsemen Extend Contract

    The board of directors of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario has unanimously approved the extension of its current contract with Woodbine Entertainment Group for an additional three years, the organization announced Jan. 18.

  • CTHS Ontario Sale Fluctuates

    The 2007 edition of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Ontario Division winter mixed sale saw a decline in gross but rises in the average price of broodmares and weanlings and horses of racing age, although the average spent on yearlings dropped sharply as the one-day event concluded at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion Dec. 1.

  • CTHS Ontario Sale Fluctuates

    The 2007 edition of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Ontario Division winter mixed sale saw a decline in gross but rises in the average price of broodmares and weanlings and horses of racing age, although the average spent on yearlings dropped sharply as the one-day event concluded at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion Dec. 1.

  • CTHS Ontario Sale Fluctuates

    The 2007 edition of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society?s Ontario Division winter mixed sale saw a decline in gross but rises in the average price of broodmares and weanlings and horses of racing age, although the average spent on yearlings dropped sharply as the one-day event concluded at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion Dec. 1.

  • CTHS Celebrates Breeder Excellence

    More than 250 breeders, families, and friends came together to celebrate the outstanding breeders of 2006 at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Annual Awards banquet held at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Toronto, Ontario June 15.

  • Canadian Stallion Cat's At Home Dead

    Cat's At Home, who was Canada's leading freshman sire last year, died suddenly March 24 at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • CTHS Announces Improvement Program

    The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society has announced the release of the 2007 Thoroughbred Improvement Program. The program comes after negotiations with Woodbine Entertainment Group, Fort Erie Racetrack, the Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association, and the approval of the Ontario Racing Commission.

  • Magna Sells Off Land to Parent Company

    Magna Entertainment has sold two properties for about $30 million combined to parent company MI Developments, the companies announced Feb. 7.

  • Pennsy Lab Develops Definitive Blood-Doping Test

    A Pennsylvania laboratory is the first to employ a definitive test for erythropoietin--the blood-doping agent commonly known as EPO--and the test resulted in the suspension and fining of a trainer of Standardbreds in Ontario, Canada.

  • Mutuel Clerks on Strike at Woodbine

    Mutuel clerks at Woodbine went on strike Wednesday evening after their 600-member union, the independent Canadian Racetrack Workers Union, voted against the latest contract proposal offered by Woodbine Entertainment Group.