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Odds R Good at Hastings

Odds R Good at Hastings

It was a tough day at Historic Old Hastings for the speculators. No betting favorites won, despite the fact that 4 of the 8 races went to horses that had won their previous race. Five winners paid $10.00 or more, read more

The Odds R Good went gate to wire in Monday’s Featured 3rd race at Hastings Racecourse. Photo by Lisa Thompson

Where’s the Widget Puts on a Steady Growth Show

Where’s the Widget, owned by Mary Biamonte and trained by Ralph Biamonte, romped to an emphatic eight-length score in the $125,000 Steady Growth Stakes, the Victoria Day Holiday Monday feature at Woodbine. The Giant Gizmo gelding, bred in Ontario by read more

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guides Where's the Widget to the win in the $125,000 Steady Growth Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Tiz Imaginary Last to First in Fury

Windhaven Farms homebred Tiz Imaginary rallied from last to overtake favoured Jennifer Lynnette in the shadow of the wire to capture Sunday’s $150,000 Fury Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mike Doyle and patiently handled by Luis Contreras, Tiz Imaginary, winner read more

Luis Contreras guides #2 Tiz Imaginary (pink silks blue cap outside) to victory in the $150,000 Fury Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Conquest Enforcer Pummels Queenston Rivals

Conquest Enforcer, racing off a seven-month layoff, boosted his Queen’s Plate credentials with a strong score in Saturday’s $150,000 Queenston Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse for owner Conquest Stables, the Into Mischief bay was last seen on October read more

atrick Husbands guides Conquest Enforcer to victory in the $150,000 Queenston Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

EuroTurf Trial Run a Success

A field of seven horses sprinted five furlongs out of the gate, clockwise, over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Monday morning as a trial run for Woodbine Entertainment Group’s innovative EuroTurf Series slated to start in June. Up to read more

Emma-Jayne Wilson guides Internal Bourbon to the finish line in Woodbine’s Euro Turf Trial over the E.P. Taylor turf course. For the first time Thoroughbreds will run clockwise. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Gamble’s Ghost Rallies to Selene Score

Ivan Dalos’ homebred Gamble’s Ghost, patiently handled by Luis Contreras, swooped to a smart score in Sunday’s $174,600 Grade III Selene Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll, the dark bay daughter of Ghostzapper-Gambling Girl arrived at the 1 1/16-mile read more

Luis Contreras guides #1 Gamble's Ghost to victory in the $150,000 Grade II Selene Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Mark Casse Reaches 2,000 Career Wins

Mark Casse, an eight-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s outstanding trainer, notched his 2000th career win on Saturday when Reimburse captured the second race at Gulfstream Park. Sent to post as the 8-5 mutuel favourite in the one-mile turf event, read more

Patrick Husbands plants the flowers on trainer's Mark Casse as they walk Lexie Lou into the winner's circle after capturing the Queen's Plate Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Thatlookonyerface Scores a 32-1 Shocker in Marine

Dominion Bloodstock and Barry Butzer’s Thatlookonyerface split rivals in the shadow of the wire to win a photo over Bear’sway in Saturday’s $150,000 Grade III Marine Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by David Cotey, Thatlookonyerface left the gate at 32-1 in read more

ary Boulanger skips thru on the inside rail (white silks) aboard Thatlookonyerface to outduel (R-L) #1 Bear'sway,#2 Greatest Game and #3 Dragon Bay, to capture the $150,000 dolllar Marine Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society Finds New Home

Sixteen years after it received its charitable status, LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society and its board of directors have achieved a goal it has worked towards for almost two decades. LongRun’s current board has recently acquired its own location, Woodlands Training read more

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New Incentives Program for Hastings

A fresh horse incentive program has been introduced at Hastings Racecourse, designed to increase the horse population. The following are the rules and eligibility criteria for 2016: • Up to $1,000 will be paid to cover actual shipping costs. • read more

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