Keyword: Woodbine

  • Up With the Birds won the Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf last August.

    Up With the Birds Back Home for Nijinsky

    After two subpar efforts to begin the season, Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds returns to his home track at Woodbine with a chance to make amends in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) on the turf July 19.

  • 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.

  • Paladin Bay

    Paladin Bay Seeks to Tame Bison City Stakes

    Paladin Bay, who has made 12 lifetime starts, carries an experience and talent edge into the Bison City against five foes. The Sligo Bay filly is a three-time stakes winner, including a victory in the Selene Stakes (Can-III).

  • Lexie Lou wins the Queens Plate.

    Casse Gets Queen's Plate With Filly Lexie Lou

    Six-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse earned his first victory in the $1 million Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous race, when his filly Lexie Lou came from off the pace to score by 1 1/2 lengths at Woodbine.

  • Something Extra wins the 2014 Highlander Stakes.

    Something Extra Holds On for Highlander Win

    Favored Something Extra proved a popular front-running winner of the Highlander Stakes (Can-IIT) July 6 on the Woodbine turf course, defeating champion Canadian sprinter Phil's Dream with Eurico Rosa Da Silva aboard.

  • Overheard wins the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Overheard Gets Nod in Tight Dance Smartly

    Trainer Malcolm Pierce accounted for the exacta in the $197,502 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-II) when Overheard nipped favored Deceptive Vision in a terrific finish July 6 on the Woodbine turf.

  • Something Extra is the 9-5 morning line favorite in the Highlander Stakes.

    Something Extra Shortens Up for Highlander

    Something Extra, whose theft effort came up just shy last time out in the Connaught Cup (Can-IIT), shortens up a bit in distance for his return to the Woodbine turf in the $200,000 Highlander Stakes (gr. IIT) July 6.

  • Overheard won the 2013 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes, and will face stablemate Deceptive vision, as well as 6 others in the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Deceptive Vision Takes Aim in Dance Smartly

    Lightly raced Deceptive Vision, a close third last time in her stakes debut, is the favorite among eight older fillies and mares expected to start in the $200,000 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) July 6 on the Woodbine turf.

  • We Miss Artie won the 2014 Woodbine Plate Trial Stakes.

    We Miss Artie Big Favorite in Queen's Plate

    Synthetic track standout We Miss Artie will break from post 6 as the 8-5 morning line choice in a field of 15 for the $1 million Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous horse race, July 6 at Woodbine.

  • Sky Captain goes by Frac Daddy to win the Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine.

    Sky Captain Upsets Frac Daddy in Dominion Day

    In upsetting massive favorite Frac Daddy in the $155,100 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) July 1 at Woodbine, Sky Captain extended his perfect 4-year-old season to three races and secured the first stakes win of his career.

  • Scat Daddy won the Eclipse Stakes by 5 lengths at Woodbine on June 1.

    Frac Daddy Stands Out in Dominion Day Lineup

    Frac Daddy has found his forte as a synthetic surface specialist and will bid for his fourth win from as many starts on an artificial track in the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) July 1 at Woodbine.

  • Grand Arch wins the King Edward Stakes.

    Grand Arch Rises to King Edward Surprise

    Outsider Grand Arch, rallying through the long Woodbine stretch, caught favored Excaper in the final strides to register his first stakes win in the $187,759 King Edward (Can-IIT) June 22 on the turf.

  • Lexie Lou wins the Woodbine Oaks.

    Lexie Lou Impresses in Woodbine Oaks

    Lexie Lou outran stablemate Wild Catomine to score an impressive victory in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser at Woodbine June 15, as 1-2 favorite Paladin Bay finished off the board in the 1 1/8-mile test.

  • We Miss Artie wins the Woodbine Plate Trial Stakes.

    We Miss Artie, at 1-5, Wins Plate Trial

    Back on Polytrack after a 10th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, We Miss Artie took charge in upper stretch and held off a tenacious Majestic Sunset to win the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes.

  • Paladin Bay

    Woodbine Oaks: Paladin Bay Faces Biggest Test

    Paladin Bay, coming off a win over graded company in the Selene Stakes (Can-III), is among the favorites for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, to be contested over the Woodbine Polytrack June 15.

  • We Miss Artie won the 2013 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2813053442&k=8DQfZgC">Order This Photo</a>

    We Miss Artie Stands Out in Plate Trial

    After finishing off the board in the Kentucky Derby, grade I winner We Miss Artie will prepare for a run at the Canadian classics when the son of Artie Schiller starts in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes June 14.

  • Excaper fights for the win in the Connaught Cup Stakes.

    Excaper Proves Best in Tight Connaught Cup

    Seven times stakes-placed Excaper denied Something Extra a third straight Connaught Cup Stakes (Can-IIT) victory May 31 at Woodbine, earning his stakes breakthrough by a hard-fought half-length.

  • Solid Appeal wins the Nassua Stakes.

    Solid Appeal Digs In to Repeat in Nassau

    Back on her favored Woodbine turf course, Solid Appeal scored a repeat victory in the $196,576 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 25 when she edged past upset-minded Why Katherine in deep stretch.

  • Spring in the Air rolls to victory in the Hendrie Stakes.

    Spring in the Air Exudes Class in Hendrie Win

    Grade I winner Spring in the Air returned her winning ways with an off-the-pace charge in the $162,891 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) May 24 at Woodbine, handing trainer Mark Casse his third consecutive win in the Polytrack event.

  • Solid Appeal won the 2013 Nassau Stakes.

    Solid Appeal Seeks Repeat Verdict in Nassau

    Solid Appeal returns to her favorite turf course to defend her title in the $200,000 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 25 at Woodbine against a field that includes the mare that she lost to last time out, Sisterly Love.

  • Paladin Bay wins the Selene Stakes.

    Paladin Bay Wins By a Bob in Selene Surprise

    The husband and wife team of Harold and Jessie Ladouceur got a first graded stakes win when Paladin Bay surged along the inside to nip odds-on My Conquestadory in the $189,459 Selene Stakes (Can-III) May 18 at Woodbine.

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    My Conquestadory, Cool Faith Clash in Selene

    My Conquestadory, a grade I winner on Polytrack last year, makes her 2014 debut in the $150,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine. She will face just three other sophomore fillies in the 1 1/16-mile test.

  • Really Sharp wins the Woodbine Vigil Stakes.

    Really Sharp Cuts to Chase in Vigil Surprise

    Really Sharp, narrowly denied in the Jacques Cartier Stakes last time out, broke through with his first stakes win in the $140,745 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) May 11 at Woodbine while overlooked at 28-1 odds.

  • Dan the Tin Man won the 2014 Tom Ridge Stakes.

    Vigil Beckons Cartier Winner Dan the Tin Man

    Dan the Tin Man, game winner of the Jacques Cartier Stakes on opening weekend of the 2014 Woodbine season, returns to the Toronto track May 11 as the 125-pound highweight in the $150,000 Vigil Stakes (Can-III).

  • Spring in the Air will make her 2014 debut in the Whimsical Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2130893527&k=K2P4Rkz">Order This Photo</a>

    Spring in the Air Back to Sprint in Whimsical

    The last time John Oxley's Spring in the Air dropped back to a sprint after a series of two-turn races, she won the seven-furlong Fury Stakes at Woodbine. She'll make her 2014 debut in the six-furlong Whimsical April 26.

  • Trainer Silvera Notches Career Win 1,000

    Veteran Woodbine-based trainer Laurie Silvera secured the 1,000th victory of his career Sunday, April 13 when 8-5 favorite Sorry About That drew off in the stretch for a three-length score in an optional claiming race.