Keyword: Roger Attfield

  • Tower of Texas (inside) wins the 2017 Connaught Cup

    Tower of Texas Closes to Win Connaught Cup

    Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth's Tower of Texas returned to the winner's circle for the first time in more than 23 months June 3 with the slightest of victories in the $175,000 Connaught Cup (G2T) at Woodbine.

  • Caren wins the 2016 Ontario Colleen Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack

    Caren, Are You Kidding Me Score at Woodbine

    Dual Canadian classic winner Caren led at every point of call and posted her first graded win by the slimmest margin in the $150,000 Ontario Colleen (Can-IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Sept. 24 at Woodbine.

  • Shakhimat

    Shakhimat Tops Six-Horse Plate Trial Field

    Shakhimat, the winter book favorite for the Queen’s Plate for Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield, tops the six-horse field for the July 12 $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes at 1 1/8 miles over the Tapeta all-weather track at Woodbine Racetrack.

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    Shakhimat Skips Away to Transylvania Victory

    On a raiding trip from Canada for Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield, Ontario-bred Shakhimat galloped to his first graded score in the $100,000 Transylvania (gr. IIIT) April 8 on Keeneland's spring meet opening day.

  • Billy's Star

    Billy's Star, Breaking Lucky Top Ontario

    Billy's Star, winner of the Aug. 23 Victoria Park Stakes last time out, heads a group of eight sophomores, including Victoria runner-up Firespike, in the $150,000 Canadian (Can-III) Sept. 20 at Woodbine.

  • Breaking Lucky winning the July 28 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie

    Classic Runners Back for More in Breeders'

    Queen's Plate runner-up Danish Dynaformer takes on Prince of Wales winner Breaking Lucky in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes for Canadian-breds Aug. 16 at Woodbine. The 12-furlong race is the third leg of Canada's Triple Crown.

  • Uchenna and Alan Garcia take the Ontario Matron.

    Uchenna Closes to Ontario Matron Victory

    Triton Racing's Uchenna bided her time at the back of the pack and then pounced with a bold rail move July 25 to win the $150,000 Ontario Matron (Can-III), taking her first graded stakes for trainer Roger Attfield.

  • Are You Kidding Me wins the Nijinsky Stakes.

    Are You Kidding Me Convinces in Nijinsky

    The connections of Are You Kidding Me were feeling pretty good heading into the Nijinsky Stakes (Can-II) July 19 at Woodbine, and he rewarded their confidence with a second consecutive graded stakes win.

  • Java's War
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    Java's War Seeks Elusive Win in Singspiel

    Charles Fipke's homebred grade I winner Java's War will look to return to winning form in the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (Can-III) July 5, his first graded try since his 3-year-old season in 2013.

  • Danish Dynaformer wins the Plate Trial Stakes.

    Danzig Moon Breakdown Mars Plate Trial

    Danish Dynaformer closed gamely to win the $150,000 Plate Trial by three-quarters of a length June 14 at Woodbine, but the Queen's Plate prep race was marred by the fatal breakdown of Danzig Moon.

  • Unspurned bounds home to win the Whimsical Stakes.

    Unspurned Makes Grade in Whimsical

    Despite not having started since Nov. 8, Christine Hayden's Unspurned finished full of run to take the $146,287 Whimsical Stakes from Woodbine Race Course on April 18.

  • Forte Dei Marmi won the Sky Classic in 2012 and 2013 (shown).

    Forte Dei Marmi Aims for Sky Classic History

    Stella Perdomo's Forte Dei Marmi will try to become the first horse to win the Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) three times when he faces an expected seven other rivals in the 1 1/4-mile turf race Aug. 16 at Woodbine.

  • 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.

  • Joshua Tree looks to defend his title in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International Stakes on October 27.

    Joshua Tree to Defend International Title

    Joshua Tree, winner of the 2012 and 2010 editions of the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) and second in the 2011 running, looks to defend his title in the Oct. 27 Woodbine event against 10 other invaders.

  • Forte Dei Marmi wins the Northern Dancer Stakes.

    Forte Dei Marmi Takes Grade I Northern Dancer

    Forte Dei Marmi completed his climb to the top of the stakes ladder Sept. 15 with a victory in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine, the first grade I score for the veteran turf runner.

  • Llanarmon and Emma-Jayne Wilson take the Natalma.

    Llanarmon Wins Accident-Marred Natalma

    Avoiding trouble near the eighth pole when favored Ready to Act bore in sharply and hit the rail, Harlequin Ranches' Llanarmon surged between rivals to post a victory in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.

  • Forte Dei Marmi has won nine of 31 lifetime starts.

    Forte Dei Marmi After 3rd Straight in 'Dancer

    Forte Dei Marmi, looking to improve on his third-place effort of a year ago, heads a field of seven entered in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) Presented by Vtech Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Are You Kidding Me rolls home to win the Kent Stakes.

    Are You Kidding Me No Joke in Kent Stakes

    Are You Kidding Me shipped across the border and won outside Canada for the first time, powering home by four lengths to take the $200,000 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park Sept. 7 in near-record time.

  • Forte De Marmi wins the Singspiel Stakes.

    Forte Dei Marmi Splashes Home in Singspiel

    The conditions at rainy and foggy Woodbine for the Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) were miserable for all except Forte Dei Marmi, who gave trainer Roger Attfield his fifth consecutive win in the race July 6.

  • Ciao Bella finishing 2nd in the Dowager Stakes at Keeneland.

    Ciao Bella Could Make La Prevoyante Impact

    Havant and Clarinet head a field of eight fillies and mares entered for the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course & Casino Nov. 30, but the lightly raced sophomore Ciao Bella could make an impact.

  • Forte Dei Marmi won the Sky Classic Stakes on Aug. 19.

    Forte Dei Marmi Formidable Foe in McKnight

    Coming off a splendid three-race campaign at Woodbine, Forte Dei Marmi looks to wrap up the year on a winning note in the $150,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) at Calder Casino & Race Course Nov. 24.

  • Musketier

    Musketier to Adena Springs Canada

    Durable multiple graded stakes winner Musketier has been retired from racing to stand in 2013 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Canada near Aurora, Ontario. A fee will be announced later.

  • Trainer Roger Attfield

    Woodbine to Host Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

    Trainer Roger Attfield is among the newest inductees to the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, to be honored in an induction ceremony set for Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto Sept. 29.

  • Wigmore Hall won the Northern Dancer in 2011.

    Wigmore Hall to Defend Northern Dancer Title

    Defending victor Wigmore Hall, recent grade II winner Forte Dei Marmi, and Woodbine Oaks heroine Irish Mission top a field of eight for the $500,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by Vtech at Woodbine Sept. 16.

  • Big Brown Colt Archer Hill Tops Summer Stakes

    Champion Big Brown could be represented by the second stakes winner of his first juvenile crop if 2-year-old Archer Hill gets the job done in the $250,000 Summer Stakes (gr. IIT) Presented by TVG at Woodbine Sept. 15.

  • Forte Dei Marmi Forges Home in Sky Classic

    Forte Dei Marmi unleashed a devastating turn of foot in the homestretch to register an upset in the $266,930 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) for his first North American added-money victory Aug. 19 at Woodbine.