Content tagged with "Woodbine"

Prince of Wales Contenders Get Lost in the Fog

It reads like a Hollywood story line. Matador and East Side, both trained by Mark Casse, worked Monday morning over the Woodbine training track in a thick veil of fog. In fact, the morning air was so dense that the

Prince of Wales: Ami’s Holiday Tops List of 11 Contenders

Ami’s Holiday, a rallying runner-up to Lexie Lou in the Queen’s Plate, heads a list of 11 horses nominated to the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, to be held on Tuesday, July 29 at Fort Erie Racetrack. The 79th edition

Regal Conqueror reigns in Ontario Damsel

Regal Conqueror battled bravely down the lane to take the co-featured Ontario Damsel Stakes for Ontario-bred juvenile fillies, Saturday at Woodbine. The William Sorokolit homebred, trained by Darwin Banach, was making her turf debut in the one-turn mile with Eurico

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guides Regal Conqueror to victory over the E.P.Taylor turf course in the; $150,000 dollar Ontario Damsel stakes at Woodbine. Photo Michael Burns Photography

Up With the Birds Swoops to Nijinsky Score

Sam-Son Farms’ homebred Up With the Birds rallied last-to-first to capture Saturday’s Grade 2 $236,400 Nijinsky Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce and expertly ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva, Up With the Birds was in full flight for

Jockey Euico Da Silva guides Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds to victory in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Lafontaine Springs Toronto Cup Upset

Lafontaine, under a ground-saving trip from Steve Bahen, overtook favoured Heart to Heart in the final strides through the pouring rain to capture Sunday’s $128,500 Toronto Cup Stakes for three-year-olds, at Woodbine. Trained by Liz Charalambous, the Cudney Stables homebred

Jockey Steven Bahen guides Lafontaine to victory in the $125,000 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Pirate’s Trove Ships in for Duchess Coup

Al Shahania Racing’s Pirate’s Trove earned a hard-fought nose score over Cactus Kris to capture Sunday’s co-featured $125,000 Duchess Stakes for sophomore fillies, at Woodbine. Trained by Michael Stidham and ridden by Florent Geroux, the Speightstown bay arrived at Woodbine

Jockey Florent Geroux (blue and white silks midlle) guides Pirate's Trove to victory in the $125,000 Duchess Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Ticket Sales Surged for 155th Queen’s Plate

Lexie Lou charmed many racing fans and produced countless new ones with her win at the 155th edition of the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine on Sunday. On the business side, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) also considers this year’s event a

Will the Plate be an ‘Artie’ Party?

We Miss Artie is the first horse Ken and Sarah Ramsey will run in the Queen’s Plate as owners. They bred Queen’splatekitten, who ran in the race in 2011, but sold him privately after his second start. Queen’splatekitten finished fifth.

155th Queen's Plate Stakes contender Man o'Bear, with jockey Emma Jayne Wilson aboard. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

No Problem for Unhindered in My Dear

Favoured Unhindered, with Luis Contreras aboard, led all the way to take the featured $126,500 My Dear Stakes for two-year-old fillies, Saturday at Woodbine. Trained by Ralph Biamonte for owners Ron Magers and Bob Marcocchio, Unhindered, a $50,000 yearling purchase,

Jockey Luis Contreras guides Unhindered to victory in the My Dear Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Woodbine Statement on Death of Horse and Rider

All of us in the Woodbine community are deeply saddened by the death of exercise rider, Mourad Boudraa, in this morning’s tragic accident. Our thoughts are with his family. The Ministry of Labour and other officials are investigating to determine