Keyword: Woodbine

  • Nipissing wins the Princess Elizabeth Stakes.

    Nipissing Stays Perfect in Princess Elizabeth

    Favored Nipissing remained unbeaten in three starts when she ran down outsider Strut the Course in the last few strides to capture the $251,525 Princess Elizabeth Stakes by half a length at Woodbine Oct. 28.

  • Crysta's Court won the Victoria Queen for Canadian-bred fillies on Sept. 29.

    10 Juvenile Fillies to Try Princess Elizabeth

    Ten 2-year-old Canadian-foaled fillies will try to burnish their credentials in the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes Oct. 28 at Woodbine, an important steppingstone to next year's north-of-the-border classics.

  • Chantal Sutherland

    Sutherland Announces Surprise Retirement

    Jockey Chantal Sutherland surprisingly announced her retirement in a statement released Oct. 21, saying she is ready "to begin a new chapter in my life."

  • Joshua Tree wins the Pattison Canadian International.

    Joshua Tree Reclaims Canadian Int'l Crown

    With a perfect front-running ride from Frankie Dettori, Joshua Tree repelled his challengers to win the $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) for the second time in three years at Woodbine Oct. 14.

  • Next Question wins the Neartic Stakes.

    Next Question Has Right Answers in Nearctic

    Lightly-raced Next Question, making his stakes debut for trainer Mike Trombetta, had all the answers in producing a 16-1 upset in the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) on the Woodbine turf course Oct. 14.

  • Delegation wins the Durham Cup Stakes.

    Delegation Meets For Durham Cup Score

    Favorite Delegation ran like a 6-5 choice should, taking the Durham Cup field wire-to-window to win the grade III Polytrack race over nine furlongs by 1 1/4 lengths over defending champ City Wolf.

  • War Cry Represented by First Winner

    First-crop sire War Cry was represented by his first winner Oct. 7 at Woodbine when homebred filly Jean's a Lady won a $50,000 maiden special weight by a neck for trainer Steve Attard and owners John Curtis and Gino Panza.

  • Spring Venture is in control in the Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine.

    Spring Venture Stays On Course in Mazarine

    Spring Venture, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Patrick Husbands, stayed unbeaten while prevailing under a hand ride Oct. 6 at Woodbine in the featured $205,361 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III).

  • Uncaptured is undefeated in four starts at Woodbine this year.

    Unbeaten Uncaptured Gets Route Test in Grey

    Undefeated in four starts at Woodbine this year including three stakes scores, Uncaptured is a clear standout against six juvenile opponents for the $200,000 Grey Stakes (Can-III) at the Toronto track Oct. 7.

  • Trainer Roger Attfield

    Woodbine to Host Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

    Trainer Roger Attfield is among the newest inductees to the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, to be honored in an induction ceremony set for Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto Sept. 29.

  • La Tia wins the La Lorgnette Stakes.

    La Tia Bangs Rail, Still Wins La Lorgnette

    Seemingly headed for an easy front-running victory in the $157,199 La Lorgnette Stakes at Woodbine Sept. 23, favored La Tia jumped into the rail at the eighth pole. Amazingly, the filly recovered in time to win anyway.

  • 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.

  • 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.