Keyword: Todd Kabel

  • Eye of The Sphynx One to Watch for Woodbine Oaks

    In one of the best performances of the early Woodbine racing season, Eye of the Sphynx, making her Toronto oval debut, and jockey Todd Kabel combined for a masterful effort in capturing the $16,200 Fury Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Mobil Motors Past 'Bad Boy in Vigil

    Just days before the running of the $160,800 Vigil Stakes (Can-III), trainer Mike Keogh termed Mobil a "forgotten horse." Not after the 4-year-old colt's superb 2004 debut Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Winter Garden Blooms in Bessarabian

    Winter Garden spotted her elders weight in Sunday's $164,400 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine, but once again, she was simply the best.

  • Forever Grand Handles Mud, Wins Highlander

    There was no need for mudslinging after Forever Grand's improbable last-to-first triumph over an off track in Sunday's $161,250 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Field Set For Pattison Canadian International

    The defection of Sam-Son Farm's Strut the Stage from Sunday's $1.5-million Pattison Canadian International (Can-I) at Woodbine did nothing to diminish the field. Instead it opened the door for a field of 11 talented runners, including two additional Sam-Son runners, Portcullis, and the up-and-coming Shoal Water. Sam-Son Farmwon the Canadian International in 1991 with Sky Classic and the 1997 edition with Chief Bearheart.

  • Mobil Tries to Make Grade in Sky Classic

    Led by 2002 winner Strut the Stage, 3-year-old Mobil will face a tough field of older runners in Sunday's Sky Classic (Can-II) over 11 furlongs at Woodbine.

  • Overlooked Inish Glora Grabs Canadian

    Inish Glora indulged in a little grandstand gazing in the final strides of the $309,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-II), but all eyes were on the bay when she crossed the wire first in the (about) 1 1/8-mile turf event at the Toronto oval on Sunday.

  • Bachelor Blues Hangs on in Summer Stakes

    William Schettine's Bachelor Blues and jockey Todd Kabel went gate to wire to capture the $285,500 Summer Stakes (Can-II) for 2-year-olds Sunday at Woodbine.

  • Mobil Shows Gas in Easy Halton Stakes Win

    Rider Todd Kabel admits Mobil has mellowed a bit over the past few months, but on Monday at Woodbine, the bay colt proved he's still as tough as nails when it comes to taking a bite out of the competition.

  • Boffo Niagara Triumph for Strut The Stage

    Sam-Son Farm's Strut The Stage gave one of his command performances Saturday at Woodbine, capturing the $337,200 Niagara Breeders' Cup Stakes Handicap (Can-II).

  • 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.

  • Jockey Patrick Husbands celebrates aboard Wando as he crosses the finish line to win the Breeder's Stakes and take the Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto Saturday.

    Willing Wando Claims Canadian Triple Crown

    Ontario-bred Wando became the first horse in 10 years to sweep Canada's Triple Crown Saturday, overcoming trouble to register a 1 1/2-length victory in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes for 3-year-olds on the turf at Woodbine.

  • Chopinina Wins First Stakes in Royal North

    Chopinina, last year's Sovereign Award-winning turf filly, is no longer a bridesmaid after winning Saturday's $219,050 Royal North Handicap (Can-III) on the turf for her first career stakes victory.

  • Strut The Stage Wins Chinese Cultural Center

    Coming off a solid second-place finish in the King Edward Breeders' Cup Stakes on June 15 at Woodbine, Strut The Stage made his second start of the season a an impressive one, winning the $330,900 Chinese Cultural Center Stakes (Can-II).

  • 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.

  • Phantom Light Shines in Dominion Day

    Like father, like son. Phantom Light was impressive in Tuesday's Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine, winning the 1 1/4-mile event by four lengths while equaling the track record his father, Alphabet Soup, set seven years ago in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • 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.

  • Mobil 2-1 Choice to Motor in Queen's Plate

    Mobil, unbeaten in two stakes starts this year including the Plate Trial Stakes, is the 2-1 morning line choice for Sunday's $1,000,000 (Canadian) Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

  • Kabel Chooses Mobil for Queen's Plate

    The last time Todd Kabel had to choose between Queen's Plate mounts, he found himself in the winner's circle in Canadian Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious event. This year, he's hoping for a similar result aboard Mobil, owner Gus Schickedanz's talented 3-year-old colt, in Sunday's race.

  • Winning Chance a Sure Thing in Ontario Matron

    Stronach Stables' Winning Chance kept her race record perfect this year with a dominating performance at Woodbine in Saturday's featured $189,375 Ontario Matron Stakes, for fillies and mares over 1 1/6 miles.

  • Mobil Moves to Head of Plate Class with Trial Win

    Gustav Schickedanz's Mobil made his case for Queen's Plate favoritism stronger Saturday, edging away from Rock Again in deep stretch win Saturday's $162,200 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Fly Smartly Surprises All on Woodbine Turf

    Trainer Mark Frostad and jockey Todd Kabel shared a few reservations heading into Saturday's $173,550 Connaught Cup (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine, but Fly Smartly surprised them both with a strong performance in winning over a "soft" E.P. Taylor Turf Course.

  • Forever Grand Shows Best in New Providence

    Days before the running of Sunday's New Providence Stakes at Woodbine, rider Todd Kabel admitted Forever Grand had yet to run his best race of 2003. After the Ontario-bred's performance in the $127,625 added-money event, that's no longer the case.

  • Wando Wins Key Queen's Plate Prep

    After his brilliant performance in near stakes record time in Saturday's $163,800 Marine Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine, there's little doubt who the leading contender for next month's 144th edition of the Queen's Plate is.

  • Mobil Wins Queenston Impressively

    Four years after watching Woodcarver win the 1999 Queenston Stakes, Trainer Mike Keogh and owner Gustav Schickedanz were in familiar territory on Saturday, as Mobil captured the 2003 edition of the $160,500 race at Woodbine.

  • Wando in the Pink With Woodstock Score

    Now that he's resumed his healthy eating habits, Wando, the early Queen's Plate favorite, showed his appetite for victory on the racetrack, in taking Saturday's $135,875 Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Wando Upset in Woodbine's Achievement

    Majestic Wisdom became a Queen's Plate contender by shocking the field as the longest shot on the tote board in Sunday's $161,100 Achievement Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Wando's Queen Plate Quest Begins in Achievement

    Queen's Plate winterbook favorite Wando, makes his 2003 debut in Sunday's $161,100 Achievement Stakes at Woodbine, the first major race on the road to the Canada's premier race.

  • Sovereign Contender Santerra in Ontario Lassie

    Even though the ballots were due Friday for this year's Sovereign Awards, jockey Todd Kabel is guaranteed to have his game face on when he's aboard Santerra in Sunday's $160,200 Ontario Lassie Stakes at 1 1/16 mile at Woodbine.

  • Old-Timer Parose Takes Woodbine Slots

    Eight-year-old Parose, making his 74th career start, captured Saturday's $167,700 Woodbine Slots Cup (gr. III) in a thrilling finish.

  • Arco's Gold Awarded Coronation Futurity

    In a thrilling $250,000 Coronation Futurity, Arco's Gold and Mobil dueled stretch-long to finish in a dead-heat in the 99th edition of the 1 1/8-mile race at Woodbine Sunday.

  • Strut the Stage Edges Cetewayo, Man From Wicklow

    It may have been over a year since Todd Kabel and Strut the Stage had been paired together, but the duo were once again in familiar territory, combining for a classic winning effort in Sunday's $279,500 Sky Classic Stakes (gr. IIT) at Woodbine.

  • Mobil Motors to Cup and Saucer Victory

    Six days after Wando dominated the Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes, owner Gus Schickedanz and trainer Mike Keough struck again at Woodbine Saturday, winning the $250,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes with Mobil.

  • 'Difficult' Brusque Brushes Off Handpainted

    Sent off at 18-1, Brusque ran like a seasoned champion in the $272,000 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes, brushing aside a stout field of seven rivals, including the previously undefeated Handpainted.

  • 'Difficult' Brusque Brushes Off Handpainted

    Sent off at 18-1, Brusque ran like a seasoned champion in the $272,000 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes, brushing aside a stout field of seven rivals, including the previously undefeated Handpainted.

  • Unbeaten Handpainted Faces Biggest Test in Mazarine

    There's no shortage of accolades when trainer Josie Carroll speaks of Handpainted, the 2-year-old filly who'll put her three-for-three unblemished record on the line in this Saturday's $276,500 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Woodbine.

  • Unbeaten Handpainted Faces Biggest Test in Mazarine

    There's no shortage of accolades when trainer Josie Carroll speaks of Handpainted, the 2-year-old filly who'll put her three-for-three unblemished record on the line in this Saturday's $276,500 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Woodbine.

  • Calista Nips Diadella in Epic Canadian Stakes

    The $284,250 Canadian Stakes (gr. IIT) was a picture-perfect win for Calista and jockey Corey Nakatani, who nosed out a fighting Diadella and Todd Kabel in an epic tete-a-tete duel for fillies and mares at Woodbine on Sunday.

  • New Yorkers Nab Both Divisions of Woodbine's Natalma

    New York invaders One and Twenty and Fortuitous rallied to score impressive wins in the two divisions of the featured Natalma Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies, over one mile on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Wonderful Effort in Niagra Breeders' Cup Stakes

    Full of Wonder and jockey Todd Kabel, ran down race favorite Perfect Soul in the final strides to win Saturday's $324,400 Niagara Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. I-C) at Woodbine.

  • Scatter the Gold Wins Second Jewel

    Sam-Son Farms' homebred 3-year-old colt Scatter the Gold won the $283,800 Prince of Wales Stakes--the second jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown-- Sunday at Fort Erie. Scatter the Gold won for the first time last month when he won the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Queen's Plate Stakes.