36th Annual Sovereign Award Winners

The 36th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony was held on April 1st at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Click here for a complete list of winners.

Eurico Rosa Da Silva accepts the Sovereign Award for 2010 Outstanding Jockey from Hall of Fame Jockey, Sandy Hawley (left). Photo by Michael Burns

Robert M. Anderson Honoured With the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit

As President of Anderson Farms, Robert Anderson had been involved with the breeding, racing and selling of thoroughbred and standardbred race horses for 41 years in Canada, Europe and the United States.  He passed away suddenly in November 2010 after

Don’s Folly Delivers Stunning ‘Debut’

Don’s Folly rallied determinedly to capture Saturday’s opening day feature, the $100,000 Debut Stakes at Woodbine. The flashy five-year-old had to fend off a stubborn Daniel Be Good, who finished second, to win the five-furlong dash for Ontario-sired runners. D’s

Can’t ‘Ward’ off Wesley on Opening Day at Woodbine

Trainer Wesley Ward sent out a stunning five winners during Woodbine’s Opening Day card on Saturday.  The mark is the most by conditioner on one Woodbine program since 1991. After taking the curtain-raiser with New Tomorrow, the U.S.-based Ward tallied

New Tomorrow, trained by Wesley Ward, won the curtain-raiser on Opening Day at Woodbine.

Updated FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List

The 2011 FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List comes into effect today, 4 April. The updated List has been publicly available since the FEI General Assembly in Taipei last November when it was unanimously approved. It is also accessible via the

First Day of 2011 Thoroughbred Meet Set for Tomorrow

Woodbine’s 56th season of Thoroughbred racing gets out of the gates tomorrow, Saturday, April 2nd, with first-race post time set for 1:00 p.m. Ten races will feature 91 horses in-to-go. The Opening Day feature race is the $100,000 Debut Stakes,

In-gate action at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Backstretch Q&A With Jockey Jim McAleney

Jockey Jim McAleney, a winner of 2,177 lifetime races, was hurt in an on-track spill on October 31, at Woodbine, resulting in a broken collarbone, and lung and rib injuries. Now, he’s back and eager to get a quick start

On May 3, 2009 at Woodbine Racetrack, jockey Jim McAleney captured his 2.000 win as a jock by guiding Whiskeyontherocks in a dead heat in the 10th race. Photo by Michael Burns

Woodbine Opening Day Card Drawn, Season Launch Set for Saturday

The 2011 Canadian live Thoroughbred racing season kicks off this Saturday afternoon at Woodbine. The 10-race Opening Day program, set for a post-time of 1 p.m., was assembled on Wednesday morning, drawing 91 horses, including 11 for the afternoon’s feature

Grazzets Landing owned by Melnky Racing Stables & trained by Mark Casse won the 5 furlong Debut Stakes in 2010 with jockey Patrick Husbands aboard. Photo by Michael Burns

Jump Canada Young Horse Series Announces 2011 Schedule

The competition schedule for the 2011 Jump Canada Young Horse Series has been announced. The Jump Canada Young Horse Series, featuring age categories for Four, Five, Six and Seven and Eight-Year-Olds, is divided into three regions – Eastern, Central, and

Candidate du Marquet, ridden by Angela Covert-Lawrence for owner Emmanuelle Bolduc, was the Seven and Eight-Year-Old National Champion in 2010. Photo by Onsite Digital Photography