Keyword: Soaring Free

  • Something Extra won the 2015 Shakertown.

    Something Extra Seeks Shakertown Repeat

    John Menary and trainer Gail Cox's Something Extra will attempt to repeat his 2015 victory in the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIT) for turf sprinters on the April 9 Blue Grass Stakes card at Keeneland.

  • Touch Gold Among Canadian HOF Nominees

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Touch Gold, the late Tammy Samuel Balaz, and trainer Mark Frostad are among the Thoroughbreds and individuals nominated for induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

  • Soaring Free goes for third-in-a-row win in Shakertown.

    Defending Champ Soaring Free Heads Shakertown

    Soaring Free, a three-time Canadian champion, made his 2004 and 2005 debuts in the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland and won both times. He figures to do the same thing this Friday against 11 rivals.

  • Vanderlin Surprises in Play the King

    Vanderlin, a 6-year-old son of Halling, made his North American debut a winning one, capturing the (U.S.) $195,206 Play the King Stakes (Can-II) by a head Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Big Question for Soaring Free in Play the King

    Soaring Free goes for his third victory in the $230,800 Play the King Handicap (Can-II) and a tenth career win over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Getting Better With Age, Soaring Free Repeats in Highlander

    Sam-Son Farm's 8-year-old Soaring Free, Canada's reigning Horse of the Year, not only successfully defend his title in the Scott Highlander Stakes Handicap (Can-III) at Woodbine on Sunday, but also surpassed the $2 million mark in career earnings in the process.

  • Soaring Free Holds On in Shakertown Repeat

    Soaring Free, away from the races since last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), showed that he has lost none of his grit Saturday when he held off Mighty Beau by a neck for victory in the $113,300 Shakertown (gr. IIIT) on the Keeneland lawn.

  • Woodbine Wagering Declines Slightly

    Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Wednesday that total wagering on Woodbine's 167-day live Thoroughbred meet that concluded Sunday showed a slight decrease when compared with 2003.

  • Soaring Free Jets to Atto Redemption

    Soaring Free became the first favorite to win the Atto Mile (Can-I) Sunday, avenging his only loss in nine career starts at Woodbine in last year's edition of the $1 million race.

  • Soaring Free Favored to Fly in Atto Mile

    Sam-Son Farm's Soaring Free has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in a field of 11 for Sunday's $1 million Atto Mile (Can-I) at Woodbine.

  • Peace Rules Skipping Atto Mile With Cough

    Edmund Gann's Peace Rules, a career earner of more than $3 million, will not compete in the upcoming Atto Mile (Can-I) Sept. 19 at Woodbine, trainer Bobby Frankel said Sunday.

  • Soaring Free Dominates Play the King Again

    Sam-Son Farm's heavily favored Soaring Free overcame a bumping incident coming out of the gate to register a three-quarter of a length win in the $173,400 Play the King (Can-III) at Woodbine Saturday.

  • Soaring Free Top Choice for Play the King

    Coming off a record-shattering performance in the Ontario Jockey Club Stakes at seven furlongs, Sam-Son Farm's Soaring Free returns to his favorite turf course at Woodbine Saturday for the $173,400 Play the King Stakes (Can-III).

  • Soaring Free Flies to 7-Furlong Turf Mark

    Sam-Son Farm's Soaring Free made short work of his five rivals for his ninth win in his last 10 starts at Woodbine in Saturday's $107,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes.

  • Soaring Free Flies to 7-Furlong Turf Mark

    Sam-Son Farm's Soaring Free made short work of his five rivals for his ninth win in his last 10 starts at Woodbine in Saturday's $107,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes.

  • $1M Earner Soaring Free Floats Home in Highlander

    Sam-Son Farm's odds-on Soaring Free did the expected Sunday at Woodbine, wiring the field in the six -furlong, $219,000 Scotts Highlander Handicap (Can-III) over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course.

  • Local favorite Gators N Bears takes the Maryland Breeders' Cup.

    Gators N Bears: Oh My

    The Leo Nechamkin II's Gators N Bears burst through the pack on the inside in the Maryland Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) to win the $186,000 race by 1 ¼ lengths Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Soaring Free Shakes Loose in Shakertown

    Sam-Son Farms' Soaring Free got a surprisingly strong challenge from 34-1 Chosen Chief but responded to strong urging from jockey Shane Sellers to win the $115,100 Shakertown (gr. IIIT) for turf sprinters at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Wando, Canadian Triple Crown winner named Horse of the Year in Canada.

    Wando Honored as Canada's Horse of the Year

    Gustav Schickedanz's homebred Wando, who became the first horse in 10 years to sweep Canada's Triple Crown, was crowned Canadian Horse of the Year and top 3-year-old male when Sovereign Awards were announced Saturday.

  • Sovereign Award Finalists Announced

    The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the three finalists in each of the divisional catagories for 29th annual Sovereign Awards. The finalists were released in alphabetical order. The winners and the three finalists for Horse of the Year will be announced during the Sovereign Awards Gala on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

  • Evening Attire, among Haskin's longshots to watch.

    Steve Haskin's Longshot Specials

    As in past Breeders' Cups, there are longshots galore in this year's World Thoroughbred Championships. Finding them, however, is another matter. This year, the task will be more challenging than usual.

  • Soaring Free Works 5fs at Keeneland

    Sam-Son Farms' Canadian homebred Soaring Free breezed five furlongs over Keeneland's main track Friday morning in preparation for his engagement in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Touch of the Blues, foreground, crosses the finish line to win the Atto Mile Sunday in Toronto.

    Atto Mile Ends with Touch of the Blues

    Gainsborough Farm, jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Neil Drysdale teamed up once again to win a thrilling edition of the $1 million Atto Mile (Can-I) Sunday at Woodbine, this time with Touch of the Blues.

  • Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando set to contest Sunday's Atto Mile at Woodbine.

    Crown Winner Wando Faces Tough Atto Field

    Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando and a pair of Neil Drysdale-trained veteran turf specialists lead a powerful field of 11 entered for Sunday's $1 million Atto Mile (Can-I) at Woodbine.

  • Play The King Ace Keeps Soaring Free Sky High

    Sam-Son Farm's Soaring Free capped a perfect stakes day for his owner, trainer Mark Frostad and jockey Todd Kabel with a convincing one and one-half length score in the $165,000 Play The King Stakes (Can-III) Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Soaring Free Heads Play The King Cast

    Sam-Son Farm's Soaring Free puts his unbeaten four-race seasonal win streak on the line Saturday at Woodbine in the featured $165,000 Play The King Stakes (Can-III).

  • Soaring Free Gets Job Done in Ontario Jockey Club

    Rider Todd Kabel said the dark bay wasn't at his best, but Soaring Free was still good enough, taking Saturday's $107,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes at Woodbine. The best, however, could still be yet to come.

  • Soaring Free Skies to Nearctic Stakes Record

    Sam-Son Farm's Soaring Free flew to a stakes record-equalling performance in the $286,500 Nearctic Stakes Handicap (Can-IIT) Sunday at Woodbine, a sizzling 1:07.73 for the six-furlong turf event.

  • Najran runs away with Perryville.

    Najran Much Too Good in Perryville

    Najran ran away from his field and easily captured the $75,000 Perryville Stakes at Keeneland today by eight lengths.