Keyword: Woodbine

  • Calgary Cat comes home strong to take the Bold Venture.

    Calgary Cat Rallies to Take Bold Venture

    Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Calgary Cat, a former claimer, exited allowance company in a big way with a strong victory in the $144,692 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) on Polytrack at Woodbine Sept. 13.

  • Lexie Lou

    Lexie Lou Takes On Elders in Canadian

    Gary Barber's Lexie Lou steps outside 3-year-old competition in the nine-furlong Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 at Woodbine. The $300,000 race is a "Win and You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Dixie Twist won the Ontario Debutante Aug. 9 on Polytrack.

    Natalma: Dozen Vying for Breeder's Cup Date

    A dozen 2-year-old fillies have a chance to stamp their ticket for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) when they square off in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 13.

  • Conquest Boogaloo wins the Swynford Stakes.

    Conquest Boogaloo Swings to Swynford Score

    Trainer Mark Casse scratched morning line favorite Conquest Typhoon from the $128,647 Swynford Stakes Sept. 7, but won the race for a third straight time anyway when Conquest Boogaloo came from behind at Woodbine.

  • Leigh Court wins the Seaway Stakes.

    Champ Leigh Court Cruises in Seaway Return

    Melnyk Racing Stable's Canadian champion filly Leigh Court led at every point of call as the 13-10 favorite and coasted to a comfortable win the $142,172 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 24 at Woodbine.

  • Speed Seeker and Luis Contreras come on strong to win the Ontario Colleen Stakes.

    Speed Seeker Makes Grade in Ontario Colleen

    Making just her third career start, Speed Seeker became a stakes winner when she rallied from off the pace to take the $154,417 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-IIIT) over the Woodbine turf course Aug. 23.

  • Octavio Vergara Jr. winning aboard Drop to Pop at Woodbine on Aug. 20.

    Vergara Wins Inaugural Apprentice Competition

    Octavio Vergara Jr., a regular at Arlington Park, captured the inaugural "Canadian Apprentice Invitational" at Woodbine by recording a win and a second-place finish from two races on the Aug. 20 evening card.

  • Ami's Holiday wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Ami's Holiday Finds Path in Breeders' Stakes

    Ami's Holiday's class showed through as he rallied from between rivals in deep stretch to capture the $460,220 Breeders' Stakes, the final jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, in his turf debut Aug. 17 at Woodbine.

  • Ami's Holiday won the 2013 Grey Stakes.

    Ami's Holiday Makes Turf Debut in Breeders'

    After his in-the-money efforts in both earlier jewels of the Canadian Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds, Ami's Holiday is set to make his turf debut in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes Aug. 17 at Woodbine.

  • Forte Dei Marmi won the Sky Classic in 2012 and 2013 (shown).

    Forte Dei Marmi Aims for Sky Classic History

    Stella Perdomo's Forte Dei Marmi will try to become the first horse to win the Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) three times when he faces an expected seven other rivals in the 1 1/4-mile turf race Aug. 16 at Woodbine.

  • Lexie Lou wins the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Lexie Lou Adapts to Turf in Wonder Where Win

    Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou made a smooth transition to the turf Aug. 10 at Woodbine with an impressive three-length victory as the odds-on choice in the $227,825 Wonder Where Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Kaigun wins the Play the King Stakes.

    Kaigun Makes Amends in Play the King Stakes

    After failing as the favorite in last month's United Nations Stakes (gr. IT), Kaigun made amends to those who backed the 4-year-old gelding with a three-quarters-length score in the Play the King Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 10.

  • Ageless wins the Royal North Stakes.

    Ageless Equals Course Record in Royal North

    Lael Stables' Ageless showed her sprinting prowess on turf for the third straight time this season when taking the $142,111 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) in a course-record equaling time on the turf July 27 at Woodbine.

  • La Tia leads the way to victory in the Ontario Matron Stakes.

    La Tia Crushes Foes in Ontario Matron

    Salvador Hernandez's homebred La Tia made a tour de force of the $144,053 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 26, leading wire to wire and drawing off at the end to best eight other fillies and mares.

  • My Option won the Chicago Handicap by 6 1/2 lengths.

    My Option, La Tia Tangle in Ontario Matron

    A competitve field of nine fillies will face off in the two-turn Ontario Matron over Woodbine's Polytrack July 26, including a pack of stakes winners at Arlington and over the home track outside Toronto.

  • The Week in Photos for 7/22/2014

    A full racing weekend with the start of Saratoga and Del Mar. Also racing from Ireland, images of Wise Dan, and rain soaked Woodbine.

  • Lafontaine wins the Toronto Cup Stakes.

    Lafontaine Upsets Toronto Cup in Stakes Bow

    Cudney Stables homebred Lafontaine, the longest shot in a six-horse field at 18-1, charged late to overtake pacesetter Heart to Heart en route to a half-length win in the $119,710 Toronto Cup over the Woodbine turf July 20.

  • Heart to Heart will face Florida Won in the Toronto Cup Stakes.

    Florida Won Spotted for Action in Toronto Cup

    Live Oak Plantation's Florida Won, a $385,000 yearling trained by Mark Casse, seeks his first stakes win against an expected five rivals in the $125,000 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine July 20 on the turf.

  • Up With the Birds won the Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf last August.

    Up With the Birds Back Home for Nijinsky

    After two subpar efforts to begin the season, Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds returns to his home track at Woodbine with a chance to make amends in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) on the turf July 19.

  • Unspurned wins the Bison City Stakes.

    No Catching Unspurned in Bison City Stakes

    Improving Unspurned made every pole a winning one to post a 2 1/4-length win in the $232,875 Bison City Stakes, the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Tiara for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine July 13.

  • Paladin Bay

    Paladin Bay Seeks to Tame Bison City Stakes

    Paladin Bay, who has made 12 lifetime starts, carries an experience and talent edge into the Bison City against five foes. The Sligo Bay filly is a three-time stakes winner, including a victory in the Selene Stakes (Can-III).

  • Lexie Lou wins the Queens Plate.

    Casse Gets Queen's Plate With Filly Lexie Lou

    Six-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse earned his first victory in the $1 million Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous race, when his filly Lexie Lou came from off the pace to score by 1 1/2 lengths at Woodbine.

  • Something Extra wins the 2014 Highlander Stakes.

    Something Extra Holds On for Highlander Win

    Favored Something Extra proved a popular front-running winner of the Highlander Stakes (Can-IIT) July 6 on the Woodbine turf course, defeating champion Canadian sprinter Phil's Dream with Eurico Rosa Da Silva aboard.