Keyword: Woodbine

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Smartyfly wins the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Smartyfly Wires Wonder Where; Nipissing Hurt

    Front-running Smartyfly put away favored Spring in the Air past mid-stretch to win the $240,652 Wonder Where Stakes on the Woodbine turf Aug. 4 in the final leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.

  • Nipissing makes her turf debut in the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Nipissing Attempts to Rebound in Wonder Where

    Nipissing and Spring in the Air, two fillies that failed to make much impact facing males in the Queen's Plate one month ago, are back with their own sex in the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes Aug. 4 at Woodbine.

  • Alpha Bettor won the 2012 Seagram Cup.

    Seagram Cup Welcomes Past Two Winners

    The past two Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) winners will meet in this year's edition when 2012's Alpha Bettor and 2011's James Street start Aug. 3 in the 1 1/16-mile race at Woodbine.

  • Riding the River is the 5-2 morning-line choice in the Nijinksy Stakes.

    Riding the River Seeking Repeat in Nijinsky

    Riding the River, winner of the the King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) in a blanket finish one month ago, is the 5-2 morning-line choice to register a repeat victory in the $200,000 Nijinksy Stakes (Can-IIT) July 21 at Woodbine.

  • Essence Hit Man holds off Dimension to win the Bold Venture Stakes.

    Essence Hit Man Scores Bold Venture Repeat

    Essence Hit Man had to survive a claim of foul after holding off 28-1 shot Dimension in deep stretch by a neck to score a repeat victory in the $162,002 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) July 17 at Woodbine.