News: Canadian Thoroughbred

H.O.P.E. Pilot Program Celebrates Successful Completion

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Horses Offering People Encouragement (HOPE) pilot project. “We are thrilled to see the inspiring outcomes of this program,” says Nick Eaves, WEG President and CEO. “WEG is

Stars Align for Jackpot Hi-5 Score

A quiet Wednesday evening at home playing the races turned into a celebration for 82-year-old Claude Isaacs after taking down Woodbine’s Jackpot Hi-5 for a bumper $235,983.30 score. A native of Sri Lanka, Isaacs emigrated to Canada in 1973 with

New Faces Join CVO Council

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario welcomes three new Council members as a result of the election held on October 7, 2014. Elections were held in three electoral districts which include the communities of Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Huron and Simcoe;

Woodbine Connections Revved up for Breeders’ Cup

Four Mark Casse trainees are among a record 201 horses pre-entered for the 31st Breeders’ Cup World Championships, set for Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, California, Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1. Breeders’ Cup races set for Friday, October

Caspar Netscher Charges to Nearctic Win

British-bred Caspar Netscher, with jockey Andrew Mullen aboard for the first time, came flying between horses late to win the Grade 2 $300,000 Nearctic Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. At the finish of the six furlong turf tilt, which attracted 10

Just The Judge Rules in E.P. Taylor

Favoured Just The Judge, with Jamie Spencer aboard, held off Odeliz in deep stretch to win the $510,000 Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes, part of the Pattison Canadian International card Sunday at Woodbine. At the finish of the mile and

Hillstar Powers to Pattison Canadian International Win

Sir Evelyn De Rothschild’s Hillstar, brilliantly ridden by champion jockey Ryan Moore, collared the leaders turning for home and went on to post a three-quarters of a length win over Big Blue Kitten in the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International

Hillstar, ridden by Jockey Ryan Moore capture the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Early Look at Pattison Canadian International

Woodbine’s leading trainer, Mark Casse, and leading owner, John Oxley, will look to Dynamic Sky to deliver a win in Sunday’s Grade 1 turf classic. Dynamic Sky, a four-year-old son of Sky Mesa, heads into the 1 ½-mile event off

San Nicola Thunder Rumbles to Bunty Lawless Win

San Nicola Thunder, with Justin Stein in the irons, fended off a late challenge from Iroquois Falls to win the $125,000 Bunty Lawless Stakes, an Ontario Sires Stake for three-year-olds and upward, Sunday at Woodbine. At the finish of the

Justin Stein guides San Nicola Thunder to victory in the $125,000 dollar Bunty Lawless stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Favoured Passion for Action Dominant in Cup and Saucer

Favoured Passion for Action took over in mid-stretch and went on to post a three and one-quarter length score over Java’s Bourbon in the $250,800 Cup and Saucer Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. With Luis Contreras up, the Mike DePaulo-trained Passion

Luis Conteras guides Passion for Action to victory in the $250,000 78th running of the Cup and Sucer Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography