Keyword: Patrick Husbands

  • Dixie Strike wins the Prince of Wales Stakes.

    Filly Dixie Strike Nabs Prince of Wales

    The filly Dixie Strike, closing from well out on the track, edged past Colleen's Sailor just past the furlong pole to capture the $493,153 Prince of Wales Stakes July 15 in what could be the race's final renewal at Fort Erie.

  • Roxy Gap wins the Whimsical Stakes.

    Roxy Gap All Heart in Whimsical Triumph

    Wide throughout, Roxy Gap wore down a determined Honey Chile in deep stretch to earn her first graded stakes win by a neck in the $183,200 Whimsical (Can-III) at Woodbine April 22.

  • Eagle Poise in the Valedictory Stakes.

    Eagle Poise Wins Marathon Valedictory At Wire

    The 1 3/4-mile Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) came down to just a head when distance-loving Eagle Poise outfought Harrods Creek in deep stretch to capture the $150,388 event on Woodbine's closing day Dec. 4.

  • Anne's Beauty takes to the turf in the Ontario Colleen at Woodbine.

    Anne's Beauty Wins First On Turf at Woodbine

    Anne's Beauty became a graded stakes winner with her first turf victory in the $159,119 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine, giving jockey Patrick Husbands his fifth triumph on the Aug. 27 card.

  • Anne's Beauty Strikes in Duchess Stakes

    Favorite Anne's Beauty found her best stride past mid-stretch to collar front-running Honey Chile close to home and register a two-length win in the $157,363 Duchess Stakes on Woodbine's Polytrack July 30.

  • Patrick Husbands guides Fares Farm's Embur's Song to victory.

    Embur's Song Still Humming in Ontario Matron

    Front-running favorite Embur's Song registered her fourth consecutive stakes win when she held off an all-out Ariana D by three-quarters of a length in the $193,066 Ontario Matron (Can-III) at Woodbine July 24.

  • Check Your Soul cruises in the Plate Trial.

    Check Your Soul Dominates Plate Trial Foes

    In spite of a bad break and a wide trip, Check Your Soul took command at the top of the stretch for jockey Patrick Husbands and cruised to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $153,739 Plate Trial at Woodbine June 5.

  • Pool Play in the Valedictory Stakes.

    Pool Play Popular Winner of Valedictory

    The 1 3/4-mile distance of the $176,816 Valedictory Stakes proved no problem for odds-on favorite Pool Play, who rallied wide in the stretch en route to a handy victory on closing day of the 167-day Woodbine meet Dec. 5.

  • An Impressive Display From Tiz Blessed

    New York shipper Tiz Blessed took command leaving the final turn and left his fellow 2-year-olds well behind while bounding to a 5 1/2-length win in the $150,413 Display Stakes at Woodbine Nov. 28.

  • Mekong Melody held off closing favorite Ave by a nose to win the Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine.

    Mekong Melody Keys Attfield-Trained Exacta

    Mekong Melody, making his first start since last September, held off closing favorite Ave by a nose to give trainer Roger Attfield the first two finishers in the $284,809 Dance Smartly Stakes (gr. IIT) at Woodbine July 18.

  • Grand Adventure captures the King Edward Stakes over the Woodbine turf.

    Grand Adventure Captures King Edward Laurels

    Grand Adventure delivered his second graded stakes win in a row over the Woodbine turf when he turned back Rahy's Attorney in the stretch to capture the $344,708 King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) by one length June 26.

  • Cascading returned to the winner's circle as she captured the Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine.

    Cascading Surges to Glorious Song Triumph

    Favored Cascading, wearing blinkers for the first time, seized the lead at the head of the stretch and held sway under a hand ride from Patrick Husbands to capture the $151,344 Glorious Song Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine Nov. 15.

  • Jockey Patrick Husbands hit the 2,000-win mark when he rode Grazettes Landing to victory in race 10 at Woodbine on Oct. 4.

    Husbands Rides 2,000th Winner

    Jockey Patrick Husbands hit the 2,000-win mark when he rode Grazettes Landing to victory in race 10 at Woodbine on Oct. 4.

  • Five-year-old Marchfield rallied down the stretch to win the Sky Classic at Woodbine.

    Marchfield Wins Sky Classic Stretch Duel

    Hard-charging Marchfield outfought a game Champs Elysees in a gritty stretch duel to register a half-length win in the $256,100 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn Aug. 23.

  • Tasty Temptation Savors Wonder Where Win

    Tasty Temptation, considered one of the most talented 3-year-old fillies in Canada, came from far back on the turn to register a half-length win in the $232,403 Wonder Where Stakes, the third jewel of the nation's Triple Tiara held at Woodbine July 25.

  • Marchfield is in control in the Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine.

    Marchfield Delivers in Canada's Dominion Day

    Marchfield, named Canada's outstanding older horse last year, found the winner's circle for the first time in 2009 when he rallied from last on the final turn to capture the $190,767 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 1.

  • Cold Weather Ends Woodbine's Closing Day

    Closing day at Woodbine for the 2008 racing season was abandoned Dec. 7 after the second race due to extreme cold weather. Jockey Patrick Husbands and trainer Mark Casse swept to titles in their respective divisions for the second straight year.

  • Marchfield takes the Autumn Stakes Nov. 9 at Woodbine.

    Chilly Ride Helps Marchfield Win Autumn

    On a 43-degree day at Woodbine, jockey Patrick Husbands sat chilly on Marchfield until the last possible moment, rallying for a half-length victory in the $139,125 Autumn Stakes (Can-II) on the Toronto oval's Polytrack Nov. 9.

  • Casse Earns 1,000th Victory

    Trainer Mark Casse celebrated his 1,000th victory after the first race at Woodbine Aug. 9.

  • Trainer Mark Casse

    Mark Casse Celebrates 1,000th Win

    Trainer Mark Casse celebrated his 1,000th victory Aug. 9 when the 2-year-old filly Laragh won the first race at Woodbine.

  • 'Retreat Sets Course Mark in Nijinsky

    Seaside Retreat, who has finished on the board in his last five starts, earned his first graded victory and set a course record when he prevailed by a length over favored Strike a Deal in the Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine Aug. 4.

  • Royal Oath Game in King Edward Victory

    Making only his second start in North America, 5-year-old Royal Oath came three-wide into the stretch then out-dueled pacesetter Ice Bear to earn his first victory in more than a year June 28 in the $309,400 King Edward Breeders' Cup Handicap (Can-II) on the Woodbine turf.

  • Officer Cherrie won the Mazzarine BC (gr. III-C) last Sept. 29 at Woodbine

    Selene: Officer Cherrie Has the Edge

    Charles Laloggia's Officer Cherrie, the lone graded stakes winner in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies, seems to have an edge in the $250,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) May 18 at Woodbine.

  • The connections of Sealy Hill - jockey Patrick Husbands, owner Eugene Melnyk, and trainer Mark Casse - all won Sovereign Awards in their respective categories.

    Sealy Hill Canada's Top Horse

    Sealy Hill, by Point Given, dominated the 33rd Sovereign Awards Dec. 14, walking away with three awards, including Canada's Horse of the Year honors.

  • Officer Cherrie Warrants Respect in Mazarine Win

    Even-money choice Officer Cherrie, making her first start around two turns, rallied from just off the pace to capture the $247,000 Mazarine Breeders' Cup (Can-III) at Woodbine for her third consecutive victory Sept. 29.

  • Five Fillies to Try Mazarine

    Although breaking her maiden last time out after moving up in a disqualification, technically, She's the Umpire has never finished first in five career starts. Normally sending a 2-year-old filly out in graded stakes competition would be a lot to ask under those circumstances. However, that did not stop trainer Ian Howard from taking a shot in the $175,000 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Woodbine Sept. 29, a 1 1/16-mile event for juvenile fillies.