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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

Exercise Rider and Horse Die at Woodbine

An exercise rider and the horse he was riding died at Woodbine Racetrack on Tuesday June 24th. The three-year-old filly, Tawney’s Wish, collapsed and fell on top of Mourad Boudraa, who suffered head injuries, and was pronounced dead on the

Phil’s Dream Defends Ontario Jockey Club Title

Phil’s Dream, Canada’s reigning champion sprinter, outdueled Go Blue Or Go Home to defend his title in Saturday’s $143,800 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes, at Woodbine. The six-year-old Philanthropist gelding, owned and trained by Paul Buttigieg, settled off the early pace

Justin Stein guides Phil's Dream(insde purple silks) to victory over Go Blue Or Go Home in the $100,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Conquest Tsunami Romps in Victoria

Conquest Tsunami blew away the competition with a scintillating 7 3/4-length score in Saturday’s $154,500 Victoria Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse for the Conquest Stables of Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell, Conquest Tsunami broke sharply and never looked

Patrick Husbands guides Conquest Tsunami to victory in the $125,000 Victoria Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Conquest Top Gun Cruises to Victoria Park Score

Conquest Top Gun made every pole a winning one under a confident ride by Eurico Rosa da Silva in Sunday’s $148,250 Victoria Park Stakes for three-year-olds, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse for the Conquest Stables of Ernie Semersky and

Eurico Da Silva guides Conquest Top Gun to victory in the $125,000 Victoria Park Stakes at Woodbine Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Grand Arch up in time in King Edward

Jim and Susan Hill’s Grand Arch closed with authority to capture Sunday’s $202,000 Grade 2 King Edward Stakes, at Woodbine. Grand Arch, a five-year-old bay son of Arch-Bacinella, arrived at the one-mile turf stake off a narrow half-length defeat when

David Moran guides Grand Arch to victory in the $200,000 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Checkered Past Topples Trillium Field

Sam-Son Farms’ homebred Checkered Past swept past Royal Fury with a swift move to capture Saturday’s $112,600 Trillium Stakes for fillies and mares, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce and patiently ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva, Checkered Past earned

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guided Checkered Past to victory in the Trillium Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography