News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Record Wagering on Picov Derby Day

Record Wagering on Picov Derby Day

Country Boy 123’s sizzling victory in the $116,100 Picov Derby on Sept. 19 highlighted an exciting afternoon of Quarter Horse racing at Ajax Downs in which wagering for the 10-race card set a record. Total all-source wagering for the afternoon read more

New EU Rules for Import of Canadian Horsemeat

It has been announced that the European Commission is set to adopt stricter regulations on the import of horsemeat from non-EU countries following its latest audit, which found that Canadian horsemeat may not meet EU food safety standards. Consumer safety read more

Support Improved Animal Transport Laws

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is undertaking a review of animal transportation regulations for the first time in 30 years. Changes have been drafted, but Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food has yet to bring them forward for public read more

West Nile Virus Confirmed in the Toronto Area

On September 12, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a positive test result for West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse from the Toronto area. The horse displayed signs of fever, muscle tremors, read more

Victory to Victory Victorious in Natalma

Victory to Victory kept a Natalma Stakes streak alive for the Mark Casse stable here Sunday, rallying to capture the one-mile turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a convincing 2 ¼ lengths. The $253,400 Natalma, a Grade 1 race for read more

Jockey Florent Geroux guides Victory to Victory to capture the $250,000 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Tepin Terrific in Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Toronto, ON – Tepin lived up to her billing as “Queen of the Turf” with a hard-fought score in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1,040,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Victory for the Eclipse Award winning mare in the  Woodbine Mile, her first on read more

Jockey Julien Leparoux guides Tepin to victory in the $1,000,000 dollar Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Tepin is owned by Robert Masterson and trained by Mark Casse. Michael Burns photo

Tepin Posts Final Breeze Ahead of Woodbine Mile

Robert Masterson’s Tepin, currently based at Saratoga in New York, put in her final work for Saturday’s Woodbine Mile this morning covering four furlongs in :49.71 on the turf training track. “Today was an easy half-mile. All her big works read more

Arod Looks to Earn His Stripes in Woodbine Mile

Arod, a five-year-old son of Teofilo, will take a swing at notching his first Grade 1 win in Sunday’s $1 million Woodbine Mile. Owned by Qatar Racing Limited and trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam, the Irish-bred heads into the Mile off read more

Glenville Gardens, with Gary Boulanger in the irons. Photo by Michael Burns

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