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    Stakes Winner Smart Surprise Retired

    Smart Surprise, a leading contender for Canadian champion older mare, has been retired from racing, according to John Sikura's Hill n' Dale Farms.

  • Tribal Belle landed her third consecutive stakes victory in the Bessarabian at Woodbine.

    Tribal Belle Rings True Again in Bessarabian

    Odds-on choice Tribal Belle scored her fifth consecutive win on Woodbine's Polytrack this season when she wore down the determined 37-1 shot Silver Z to register a half-length victory in the $156,500 Bessarabian Stakes Nov. 22.

  • Smart Surprise Rallies to Take Hendrie

    Smart Surprise rallied from off the pace, took over in mid-stretch and held off a late bid from Proud Heiress to win the $158,600 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) for older fillies and mares May 10 at Woodbine.

  • Dancing Allstar will break from the rail in the Hendrie.

    Dancing Allstar Looks for Woodbine Repeat

    After tripping up odds-on choice Smart Surprise by nearly two lengths in winning Woodbine's Whimsical (Can-III) in front-running fashion last month, Dancing Allstar will try to do it again in the Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) on May 10.

  • Dancing Allstar (right, yellow silks) powers home in the Whimsical.

    Dancing Allstar Shows Moves in Whimsical

    Dancing Allstar, Canada's champion 2-year-old filly two years ago, won the first graded stakes race of the 2009 Woodbine season when she dictated the pace en route to a 1 3/4-length win in the $124,108 Whimsical Stakes (Can-III) April 18.

  • Dancing Allstar, who has not raced since Aug. 30, takes on 7 in the Whimsical Stakes.

    Fitness is Key in Woodbine's Whimsical

    The first graded stakes of the year in Canada, the $150,000 Whimsical Stakes (Can-III) for older fillies and mares at six furlongs on the main track April 18, brings together a field of eight horses, two of which have started this year.

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    Acoma Returns in Azeri Stakes

    Acoma, who bagged consecutive graded stakes on the turf to close out her sophomore season, makes her 4-year-old debut against seven rivals in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) March 8 at Oaklawn Park.