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Rexton Wires OLG Kenora

Rexton Wires OLG Kenora

Rexton, the second longest shot in the six-horse field, made every pole a winning one while pulling off a 15-1 upset in the OLG Kenora Stakes, Wednesday at Woodbine. The six furlong Kenora, presented by the H.B.P.A. of Ontario, appeared…

Brooklynsway Outlasts Galina Point in OLG Algoma Stakes

Brooklynsway, expertly piloted by Emma-Jayne Wilson, held off a rallying Galina Point to capture Wednesday night’s $125,000 OLG Algoma Stakes, presented by Adena Springs Canada, at Woodbine. Owned and trained by John Ross, Brooklynsway arrived at the 1 1/16-mile ‘Poly’…

Emma-Jayne Wilson guides Brooklynsway to victory in the $125,000 OLG Algoma Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Shake Down Baby Dominant in OLG Muskoka

Shake Down Baby and jockey Gerry Olguin made it look easy in the $200,000 OLG Muskoka Stakes for two-year-old fillies, drawing off by five and one-quarter lengths over favoured Crumlin Spirit in the six and one-half furlong event Wednesday at…

Melmich Prevails in Elgin

The $125,000 Elgin Stakes, presented by Bear Stables, was a test of endurance, as Stephen Chesney and Corey Hoffman’s Melmich outlasted the Sovereign Award-winning Pender Harbour in the 1 1/16 mile Polytrack event. Breaking clean from the gate, Melmich and…

Hampstead Heath Successfully Defends Halton Title

The $125,000 OLG Halton Stakes presented by Tipperary Equestrian, was contested at a flat mile over a firm E.P. Taylor Turf Course and drew a field of 10, including the defending champion Hampstead Heath, who scored as the 2-1 choice…

Amis Gizmo Dazzles on Six-pack Yearling Sales Stakes Card

Wednesday night’s Yearling Sales Stakes program at Woodbine was highlighted by a stylish winning debut for Ivan Dalos’ homebred Amis Gizmo on an evening showcasing Canadian-breds purchased at previous Canadian Premier Yearling Sales. Trained by Josie Carroll, Amis Gizmo, a…

Luis Contreras guides Amis Gizmo to victory in the $200,000 dollar OLG Simcoe Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Keen Ice Upsets American Pharoah in Travers

Known as the “Graveyard of Champions,” Saratoga Race Course again lived up to its moniker on Saturday when Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up three-quarters of a length short behind 16-1 longshot Keen Ice in the Grade 1, $1.6…

Theogony Best in Belle Mahone

Conrad Farms’ Theogony made a last minute drive on the inside to edge Smartyfly in Sunday’s $108,000 Belle Mahone Stakes, at Woodbine. The Mark Casse trainee captured her first career stakes victory in the 1 1/16-mile ‘Poly’ stake while making…

Theogony won the $108,000 Belle Mahone Stakes, at Woodbine, with Gary Boulanger in the irons. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Born in a Breeze Storms Home in Vice Regent

Earle I. Mack LLC.’s Born in a Breeze, patiently handled by Alan Garcia, rallied last to first to win Sunday’s $125,000 Vice Regent Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Frostad, the bay son of Leonnatus Anteas arrived at the grassy…

Alan Garcia guides Born in a Breeze to the win in the $125,000 Vice Regent Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Wise Dan Tops List of 31 Nominated to Woodbine Mile

Morton Fink’s homebred Wise Dan headlines a list of 31 horses nominated to the Grade 1 $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile, to be held Sunday, September 13, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. For the eighth consecutive year, the Ricoh Woodbine Mile…

John Velazquez guides Wise Dan to victory in the $1,000,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Photo by Michael Burns Photography


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