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La Tia Wires Ontario Matron

La Tia made every pole a winning one to capture the co-featured Grade 3 $155,800 Ontario Matron Stakes for fillies and mares, Saturday at Woodbine. Trained by Armando De la Cerda, the Salvador Hernandez homebred set sharp splits of :24.42

Justin Stein guides La Tia (red and white silks #5) to victory in the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes at Woodbine. Photoo by Michael Burns Photography

Back in the Saddle: Cameron Hanley

Two years ago, Cameron Hanley, winner of the Masters Airbus Group competition at Jumping International de Chantilly, CSI5*, thought he would never ride again. In 2011, the Irish show jumper’s career was really taking off with Antello Z, until he

Cameron Hanley and Antello Z. Photo by RB Presse

Ageless Makes the Grade in Royal North

Ageless held off the rallying Sky Treasure, while equaling the course record, to capture Sunday’s Grade 3 $153,700 Royal North Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Arnaud Delacour for Roy and Gretchen Jackson’s Lael Stables, the five-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal

Jockey Luis Garcia guides Ageless to victory in the $150,000 Royal North Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

WEG Hopeful Big Star is Out of Commission

Nick Skelton’s Big Star, who finished third in the recent Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Estoril, has sustained a leg injury which will sideline him for at least a year. The 11-year-old stallion was discovered to have torn

Grand Prix Longines Global Champions Tour of Chantilly

“Making a success of such an event in Chantilly is not very complicated,” joked Gérard Manzinali, organiser of the event. There is this out of the ordinary settings and when the Longines Global Champions’ Tour takes its quarters here, one

Americans Dominate World Cup Qualifier at International Bromont

The 2014 International Bromont’s final event, the World Cup Qualifier, ended with American riders dominating, as they took seven of the top ten places, including the top five. Designed for testing both the technical and athletic abilities of participating riders,

CSI2* Orangeville Show Jumping Tournament

Hayes Co. celebrates its 30th anniversary this year by hosting the CSI2* Orangeville Show Jumping Tournament from August 14 to 17 at the Orangeville Agricultural Society (OAS) Event Centre in Orangeville, ON. The Hayes family has been organizing show jumping

Hayes Co. celebrates its 30th anniversary this year by hosting the CSI2* Orangeville Show Jumping Tournament from August 14 to 17

Jill Henselwood Shines in Bromont

Olympic rider Jill Henselwood won the first international show jumping event in Bromont on July 17 with her mount Bolero HX in an unbeaten time of 40.95 seconds. For this FEI (Fédération Équestre Internationale) event, FEI4* Brazilian course designer Guilherme

Jill Henselwood and Bolero HX. Photo by Tom Von Kap-Herr

Megan Lane Finishes in Top Ten at Aachen

Megan Lane of Loretto, ON enjoyed an impressive debut at the CHIO Aachen, considered by many to be the world’s most prestigious annual equestrian event, held from July 15-20 in Aachen, Germany. Riding Caravella, her own 13-year-old Canadian-bred Dutch Warmblood

Megan Lane and Caravella are currently training and competing in Europe in preparation for the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, thanks in part to a $20,000 High Performance European Training and Competition Grant from the Canadian Dressage Athlete Assistance Program. Photo by Susan Stickle, www.susanjstickle.com

WEG Higher Education Award

The Woodbine Entertainment Group is offering the WEG Higher Education Award to children of WEG employees or licensed backstretch members. Awards will be given to two students with bursaries of up to $1,000. The bursaries are based on financial need,