Keyword: Woodbine

  • Woodbine Plans Cuts to Ontario Sires Bonuses

    Officials from the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Ontario Division, and Woodbine Entertainment Group plan to meet in the near future to discuss reductions in Ontario Sire purse bonuses for 2016.

  • Woodbine Race Course

    Woodbine to Honor Horses Lost in Fire

    The fire at Classy Lane Stables that killed 43 horses Jan 4. has had a deep and dramatic impact on Ontario's horse racing community and the Jan. 7 card of racing at Woodbine will be dedicated to the equine lives lost.

  • Fan-favorite Pender Harbour will retire after one last run.

    Pender Harbour: Farewell to 'The King'

    On Nov. 29, with a final run in the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III), Pender Harbour's reign as one of the top Ontario-sired horses of all time will come to an end.

  • Miss Mischief wins the Bessarabian Stakes.

    Miss Mischief Rallies to Take Bessarabian

    Diane Manning's Miss Mischief parlayed her success coming off a score in the H.B.P.A. Stakes last time out to make the grade in the $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Cactus Kris

    Cactus Kris Faces Familiar Rivals at Woodbine

    Anne Walsh's Cactus Kris will look to win her second straight graded victory over the Woodbine synthetic track Nov. 15 in the Bessarabian Stakes (Can-III), but will have to defeat a pair of rivals who have beaten her.

  • Golden Sabre

    Lukes Alley, Golden Sabre Back for Autumn

    Melnyk Racing Stables' Lukes Alley, last year's Sovereign Award winner as champion older horse, will make his third start of 2015 against a familiar group of rivals in the $200,000 Autumn Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 8 at Woodbine.

  • Bruce Lunsford

    TOBA October Member of the Month

    Bruce Lunsford is a Kentuckian to the core. Having served as state commerce secretary and as an integral member of several Kentucky businesses, Lunsford has since turned to the Bluegrass State's equine pastime.

  • Woodbine Hikes Takeout on Most BC Wagers

    Woodbine said Oct. 29 it will raise the pari-mutuel takeout rates on many Breeders' Cup wagers because of a new standardized revenue model, action that sparked a rebuke from the Horseplayers' Association of North America

  • Curvy wins the E.P. Taylor Stakes.

    Curvy Hits Pay Dirt in E.P. Taylor Stakes

    A two-time group winner in England and Ireland, Curvy made the most of her second North American start, taking the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes Presented by HPIBet (Can-IT) Oct. 18 at Woodbine.

  • Cactus Kid wins the Ontario Fashion Stakes Oct. 18.

    Cactus Kris Last to First in Ontario Fashion

    Last into the stretch, Cactus Kris unleashed a thrilling burst of speed and swept past eight rivals in Ontario Fashion (gr. III) before nailing front-runner Endless Light in the final stride to win Oct. 18 at Woodbine.

  • Bye Bye Bernie wins the Nearctic Stakes.

    Bye Bye Bernie Takes Nearctic at 22-1

    DARRS Inc.'s Bye Bye Bernie may have given an indication of what was coming when he just missed, by a neck, in the Kentucky Downs Turf Dash Stakes Sept. 14 at odds of 55-1.

  • Interpol preps for the Pattison Canadian International Oct. 15.

    Interpol Seeks Second Grade I in Pattison

    JMJ Racing Stables' Interpol has caught much of the betting public by surprise in his last two upset victories, but he won't be sneaking up on anyone in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 18.

  • Conquest Enforcer leaves the competition behind in the Cup and Saucer Saucer Stakes.

    Conquest Enforcer Draws Off in Cup and Saucer

    Jockey Patrick Husbands moved Conquest Stables' Conquest Enforcer off the rail and through a hole in the closely-bunched field, kicking clear for a 6 3/4-length victory in the $250,000 Cup and Saucer Saucer Stakes.

  • Born in a Breeze will try for a second straight stakes win and a third consecutive victory overall in the Bunty Lawless Stakes.

    Born in a Breeze Set for Bunty Lawless Stakes

    Earle Mack's Born in a Breeze will try for a second straight stakes win and third consecutive victory overall when the 3-year-old Leonnatus Anteas colt starts in the $125,000 Bunty Lawless Stakes Sunday, Oct. 11 at Woodbine.

  • Billy's Star

    Billy's Star, Breaking Lucky Top Ontario

    Billy's Star, winner of the Aug. 23 Victoria Park Stakes last time out, heads a group of eight sophomores, including Victoria runner-up Firespike, in the $150,000 Canadian (Can-III) Sept. 20 at Woodbine.

  • Strut the Course wins the Canadian Stakes.

    Strut the Course Game in Canadian Victory

    John Unger's homebred Strut the Course punched her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) with a determined effort in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 13 at Woodbine.

  • Stacked Deck wins the Bold Venture Stakes.

    Stacked Deck Holds in Bold Venture

    Stacked Deck held off 2014 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) winner Calgary Cat with a determined drive and claimed his first graded score Sept. 13, winning this year's edition of the $150,000 test at Woodbine.

  • Conquest Daddyo delivers an upset win in the Summer Stakes.

    Bravo Lands Summer Win on Conquest Daddyo

    "The other Casse," Conquest Daddyo was overlooked off a runner-up finish in the Aug. 15 Vandal Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 15, but finds himself a graded stakes victor in just his third start.