Keyword: Woodbine

  • Matador wins the Cup and Saucer Stakes.

    Matador Holds On in Cup and Saucer Thriller

    Matador battled Cool Faith the entire length of the Woodbine turf course stretch in the $244,192 Cup and Saucer Stakes to prevail by a nose in a terrific finish between a couple of determined 2-year-olds Oct. 20.

  • Phil's Dream wins the Nearctic Stakes.

    Phil's Dream Comes Through in Nearctic Upset

    Stalker Phil's Dream, overlooked at odds of 9-1, burst to the front near the sixteenth pole and rolled to victory in the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) on the turf in his graded-stakes debut Oct. 13 at rainy Woodbine.

  • James Street Roars Past for Durham Cup Score

    James Street registered his first win of the year when he came from off the pace to sweep past the leaders en route to a 1 1/4-length win in the $150,649 Durham Cup Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 6 at Woodbine.

  • Ami's Holiday takes the Grey Stakes by a half length over Big Bazinga.

    Ami's Holiday Captures Grey Stakes

    Ami's Holiday came from off the pace, unleashing a powerful surge in deep stretch in the 1 1/16-mile Grey Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Oct. 6 over Big Bazinga.

  • Madly Truly wins the 2013 Mazarine.

    Madly Truly Scores Breakthrough in Mazarine

    John Oxley's Madly Truly overtook game pacesetter Morant Bay in deep stretch and held on for a convincing win over late-running Unspurned in the Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 5 at Woodbine.

  • Delegation.

    Delegation Back Home for Durham Cup Defense

    After finding Game On Dude too tough to handle on the West Coast, Delegation should feel much more comfortable as he returns to Woodbine to defend his title in the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III) Oct. 6.

  • Go Greeley won the 2013 Colin Stakes.

    Go Greeley Goes for Grade in Grey Stakes

    Multiple stakes winner Go Greeley, a nose away from being undefeated in five starts, looks for his first graded win in the $150,000 Grey Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 6 on the Polytrack at Woodbine.

  • Llanarmon, Spanish Flower, and Appreciating finished 1-2-3 in the Natalma Stakes.

    Mazarine Stakes Reunites Natalma Runners

    Woodbine' $150,000 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 5 will reunite Llanarmon, Spanish Flower, and Appreciating, the top three finishers in the Ontario track's Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT).

  • Jockey John Velazquez aboard Wise Dan captures the Woodbine Mile.

    The Woodbine Mile 2013

    Review the events leading up to Wise Dan's record Woodbine Mile victory and images from the race.

  • 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.

  • His Race to Win wins the Ontario Derby.

    His Race to Win Gets Grade in Ontario Derby

    His Race to Win fired through an opening between horses near mid-stretch and edged clear of 11-10 choice Winning Cause to post his first stakes victory in the $166,038 Ontario Derby (Can-III) Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Minakshi wins the Canadian Stakes.

    Minakshi Breaks Through in Canadian Stakes

    After knocking on the door in four stakes starts since her arrival from her native France, Minakshi secured the first stakes victory of her career Sept. 15 in the $295,952 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.

  • 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.

  • Winning Cause is the 8-5 favorite in the Ontario Derby Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

    Winning Cause Favored in Ontario Derby

    New York shipper Winning Cause, trained by Todd Pletcher, is the 8-5 favorite in a field of six 3-year-olds to contest the $150,000 Ontario Derby (Can-III) Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Turning 2-to-5 on Wise Dan into Even Money

    Scene from The Simpsons came to mind when considering whether to single Wise Dan in the $200,000 guaranteed Pick 4 on Sunday at Woodbine, or go against him in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile.

  • Solid Appeal has been victorious in three of her four starts this year.

    Nine Vie for Breeders Cup Berth in Canadian

    No Explaining, British newcomer Ladys First, and Solid Appeal head the field nine fillies and mares in the 59th renewal of Woodbine's Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 15.

  • 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.

  • Wise Dan won the 2012 Woodbine Mile by 3 1/4 lengths.

    Wise Dan Heavy Pick for Woodbine Mile Repeat

    Morton Fink's Wise Dan, winner of last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) and Horse of the Year in 2012, drew post four in a field of six as the 2-5 favorite for the $1 million grass test Sept. 15 in Toronto.

  • Woodbine's Summer Stakes Lures 10 Juveniles

    Woodbine leading trainer Mark Casse sends out a trio of juveniles for the $200,000 Summer Stakes Presented by TVG (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 at the Ontario oval.

  • Ontario Debutante winner Skylander Girl make her turf debut in the Natalma.

    Trainer Casse Enters Four Fillies in Natalma

    One year after saddling Gary Barber and Stoneway Farm's Spring Venture to victory in the 2012 Natalma Stakes (Can-II), trainer Mark Casse has entered four fillies in the one-mile turf race for juvenile fillies.

  • Sky Conqueror Celebrates First Winner

    Sky Conqueror was represented by his first winner when Regal Conqueror posted a debut victory on Sept.7 in the third race at Woodbine, a maiden special weight.

  • Youcan'tcatchme rolls home in the Seaway Stakes.

    Youcan'tcatchme Can't Be Caught in Seaway

    Murray Stroud's Youcan'tcatchme, winner of the Etobicoke Handicap on the front end in her last start, wired the field again in the $148,882 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) on the Woodbine Polytrack Aug. 31.

  • Nikkis Smartypants won the Royal North on the Woodbine turf on July 28.

    Seaway: Nikkis Smartypants Back on Polytrack

    After leaving her turf rivals behind in the Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) one month ago, Nikkis Smartypants will attempt to do the same thing on Polytrack in the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 31 at Woodbine.

  • Riding the River finished second in the 2012 Play the King Stakes.

    Riding the River Seeks Play the King Rebound

    Two-time TVG King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) winner Riding the River looks to rebound from an unsatisfactory finish, while Highlander Stakes (Can-III) victor Go Blue or Go Home switches surfaces in the Play the King Stakes.

  • Big Band Sound

    Grade II Winner Big Band Sound Retired

    Big Band Sound, a grade II winning son of Bernstein, has been retired, announced Richard Schultz, who owns the horse with Kendel Standlee. The 6-year-old Danny Vella trainee suffered a minor injury during training.

  • Up With the Birds wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Up With the Birds Takes Wing in Breeders'

    Heavily favored Up With the Birds, driving to the lead in upper stretch, sprinted away from his rivals to register an impressive 2 3/4-length score in the $484,426 Breeders' Stakes to wrap up the 2013 Canadian Triple Crown.