Keyword: Woodbine

  • After The Wire - 9/17/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps the weekend races that could impact the 2012 Breeders' Cup races including a performance by Wise Dan in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes.

  • Wise Dan streaks away from the field to win the Woodbine Mile.

    Wise Dan Brilliant Again in Woodbine Mile Win

    Wise Dan has earned his way into the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) this fall and would be one of the favorites after his smashing win as the 1-2 choice in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 16 on the Woodbine grass course.

  • Stealcase pulls away late to win the Ontario Derby.

    Favored Stealcase Locks Up Ontario Derby

    Rebounding from a seventh-place showing in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), favored Stealcase registered his first stakes victory with a late-running effort in the $158,934 Ontario Derby (Can-III) Sept. 16 at Woodbine.

  • Wigmore Hall fights off Al Khali to win the Northern Dancer Stakes.

    Wigmore Hall Earns Northern Dancer Repeat

    Wigmore Hall, winless since last year's Northern Dancer Stakes Presented by Vtech (Can-IT), successfully defended his crown when he outfought favored Al Khali in the homestretch over Woodbine's turf course Sept. 16.

  • Barefoot Lady and David Moran take the Canadian Stakes at Woodbine.

    Barefoot Lady Kicks in Late for Canadian Win

    Stalking Barefoot Lady, making her North American debut, seized the lead near mid-stretch and held on well to capture the $323,217 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) by 1 1/2 lengths on the Woodbine turf Sept. 16.

  • I'm Boundtoscore and Sarah Rook take the Summer Stakes.

    I'm Boundtoscore Upsets Summer Stakes

    I'm Boundtoscore upset the $258,205 Summer Stakes Presented by TVG (gr. IIT) at odds of 10-1 Sept. 15 at Woodbine, earning an automatic trip to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Stealcase is one of 2 entered by trainer Mark Casse and owner John Oxley in the Ontario Derby.

    Casse Enters Trio, Only Two May Go in Ontario

    Trainer Mark Casse entered Prospective and Stealcase in the $150,000 Ontario Derby at Woodbine Sept. 16, but only expects one to run. Casse will also send out Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber's Patrioticandproud.

  • Wigmore Hall won the Northern Dancer in 2011.

    Wigmore Hall to Defend Northern Dancer Title

    Defending victor Wigmore Hall, recent grade II winner Forte Dei Marmi, and Woodbine Oaks heroine Irish Mission top a field of eight for the $500,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by Vtech at Woodbine Sept. 16.

  • Big Brown Colt Archer Hill Tops Summer Stakes

    Champion Big Brown could be represented by the second stakes winner of his first juvenile crop if 2-year-old Archer Hill gets the job done in the $250,000 Summer Stakes (gr. IIT) Presented by TVG at Woodbine Sept. 15.

  • Trainer Mark Casse has Spring in the Air and Spring Venture in the Natalma Stakes.

    BC Berth at Stake for 14 Fillies in Natalma

    The starting gate for the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 15 will be packed with promising 2-year-old fillies, 14 in all, with an automatic Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf berth at stake.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan All Set for Upcoming Woodbine Mile

    Grade I winner Wise Dan, currently ranked second on the NTRA's list of North America's top Thoroughbreds in training, is to arrive at Woodbine on the morning of Sept. 14 for the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).

  • CTHS Yearling Sale Opens With Declines

    A cloud of uncertainty hovered over the first session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's (Ontario division) annual selected yearling sale Sept. 3 at the Woodbine sales pavilion in Rexdale, Ontario.

  • Tu Endie Wei and Jim McAleney take the Seaway Stakes at Woodbine.

    Tu Endie Wei Too Tough for Roxy Gap in Seaway

    Back on her favorite track, Tu Endie Wei engaged 1-2 favorite Roxy Gap along the inside and refused to give way en route to a one-length victory in the $170,843 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Sept. 1.

  • Roxy Gap won the Royal North Stakes by a half length on turf July 29.

    Roxy Gap Seeks Fourth Win of Woodbine Meet

    Roxy Gap, a three-time graded stakes winner at Woodbine this season, is the 124-pound high weight in a field of five entered for the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 1 at the Toronto track.

  • Woodbine

    Woodbine Seeks to Cut 11 Racing Days

    Citing uncertainty due to the scheduled end of its slots-at-racetracks program in March 2013, Woodbine has submitted a request to the Ontario Racing Commission to cancel 11 Thoroughbred Thursday afternoon programs.

  • Riding the River defeated Big Band Sound by a neck in the King Edward Stakes.

    Big Band Sound Tuning Up in Play the King

    Big Band Sound, second in four consecutive Woodbine stakes races since this spring, looks to finally break through as the 3-1 morning line pick in the $200,000 Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) Aug. 26.

  • Forte Dei Marmi Forges Home in Sky Classic

    Forte Dei Marmi unleashed a devastating turn of foot in the homestretch to register an upset in the $266,930 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) for his first North American added-money victory Aug. 19 at Woodbine.

  • Irish Mission wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Filly Irish Mission Wins Breeders' Showdown

    Fillies accounted for two-thirds of the 2012 Canadian Triple Crown when the late-running Irish Mission outfought Aldous Snow to capture the $506,739 Breeders' Stakes by a half-length on the Woodbine turf Aug. 5.

  • Lisa Lewis Picking Her Spots at Saratoga

    When trainer Lisa Lewis brings turf horses to Saratoga from her base at Woodbine, she means business. She scored last year at the Spa with two first-time starters at big prices on the grass and struck twice again recently.

  • Dixie Strike won the Prince of Wales on dirt at Fort Erie on July 15.

    Dixie Strike Favored Among 14 for Breeders'

    Dixie Strike, impressive winner of the Prince of Wales last month, is the 5-2 morning line favorite from a field of 14 entered for the Breeders' Stakes, the final jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine Aug. 5.

  • Awesome Fire wins the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Awesome Fire Smokes 'Em in Wonder Where

    Awesome Fire, under a brilliant ride from Chantal Sutherland, unleashed her closing kick rounding the far turn and overcame traffic problems en route to a game half-length victory in the $249,599 Wonder Where Stakes.

  • Awesome Fire will be ridden by Chantal Sutherland in the Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine.

    Sutherland Back at Woodbine for Wonder Where

    Former Canadian rider Chantal Sutherland, now based in Southern California, returns to Woodbine July 29 to ride Awesome Fire in the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes, final leg of the triple tiara series for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Roxy Gap won the Hendrie on the Woodbine Polytrack earlier this year.

    Balanced Field Faces Roxy Gap in Royal North

    Roxy Gap, enjoying a solid campaign so far this year with a pair of graded wins and two seconds in her past four starts, tries to transfer her form to turf against a good field in the $150,000 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT).

  • Riding the River Slips Home in Soggy Nijinsky

    Shut off while making a move for the lead in the stretch, Riding the River dipped to the inside for racing room and emerged with a 9-1 upset win in the $318,180 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 22 on the Woodbine turf course.

  • Stars to Shine wins the Ontario Matron Stakes.

    Ontario Matron: Stars to Shine Extends Streak

    Favored Stars to Shine, making her second start of the year, overcame some traffic issues to run down pacesetter Hooh Why in the stretch, winning the $151,072 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) July 22 at Woodbine.

  • Stars to Shine won the Trillium Stakes at Woodbine June 24.

    Ontario Matron Draws Field of Nine

    Stars to Shine and Bear It's Time bookend the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes as co-highweights at Woodbine July 22, but grade I winner Hooh Why has the most impressive resume in the field of nine.

  • Essence Hit Man refuses to let Eternal Rule get by him in the Bold Venture.

    Essence Hit Man Handles Bold Venture Assault

    Essence Hit Man showed what champions are made of when he staved off the equally determined challenger Eternal Rule through the long Woodbine homestretch to win the $172,801 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) July 18.

  • Marketing Mix wins the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Marketing Mix Slides By for Dance Smartly Win

    Marketing Mix continued her recent dominance of Canada's female turf ranks when she used a seam along the inside to capture the $352,020 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) as the 3-5 choice July 8 at Woodbine.

  • Hunters Bay wins the Dominion Day Stakes.

    Hunters Bay Handles Distance in Dominion Day

    Odds-on choice Hunters Bay had no problem with the 1 1/4-mile distance in his first try, putting away Pender Harbour in deep stretch to post a one-length victory in the $204,961 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine.

  • Blue Heart wins the Bison City Stakes.

    Solis Guides Blue Heart to Bison City Victory

    Blue Heart, getting a textbook ride from Alex Solis, overtook front-running Casa Loma and favored Black Bird Rock in deep stretch to capture the $245,875 Bison City Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths at Woodbine July 1.

  • Northern Passion finished 2nd in the Woodbine Oaks.

    Casse Back With Strong Fillies in Bison City

    Two fillies from leading Woodbine trainer Mark Casse's stable are among the favorites in the $250,000 Bison City Stakes July 1, the second jewel of Canada's triple tiara for 3-year-old fillies at the Toronto oval.

  • Smokey Fire wins the Highlander Stakes.

    Long-Missing Smokey Fire Scores in Highlander

    Smokey Fire, making his first start in nearly 20 months, overcame traffic problems in upper stretch to sweep past the leaders close to home for a 1 1/4-length win in the $230,726 Highlander Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.