News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Queen’s Horse Tests Positive for Morphine

On July 17, 2014, the British Horse Racing Authority announced that five horses had tested positive for the banned substance morphine at recent meets. One of the horses is owned by the Queen. Estimate, a five-year-old filly, tested positive after placing

Prince of Wales Contenders Get Lost in the Fog

It reads like a Hollywood story line. Matador and East Side, both trained by Mark Casse, worked Monday morning over the Woodbine training track in a thick veil of fog. In fact, the morning air was so dense that the

Regal Conqueror reigns in Ontario Damsel

Regal Conqueror battled bravely down the lane to take the co-featured Ontario Damsel Stakes for Ontario-bred juvenile fillies, Saturday at Woodbine. The William Sorokolit homebred, trained by Darwin Banach, was making her turf debut in the one-turn mile with Eurico

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guides Regal Conqueror to victory over the E.P.Taylor turf course in the; $150,000 dollar Ontario Damsel stakes at Woodbine. Photo Michael Burns Photography

Up With the Birds Swoops to Nijinsky Score

Sam-Son Farms’ homebred Up With the Birds rallied last-to-first to capture Saturday’s Grade 2 $236,400 Nijinsky Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce and expertly ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva, Up With the Birds was in full flight for

Jockey Euico Da Silva guides Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds to victory in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Lafontaine Springs Toronto Cup Upset

Lafontaine, under a ground-saving trip from Steve Bahen, overtook favoured Heart to Heart in the final strides through the pouring rain to capture Sunday’s $128,500 Toronto Cup Stakes for three-year-olds, at Woodbine. Trained by Liz Charalambous, the Cudney Stables homebred

Jockey Steven Bahen guides Lafontaine to victory in the $125,000 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Pirate’s Trove Ships in for Duchess Coup

Al Shahania Racing’s Pirate’s Trove earned a hard-fought nose score over Cactus Kris to capture Sunday’s co-featured $125,000 Duchess Stakes for sophomore fillies, at Woodbine. Trained by Michael Stidham and ridden by Florent Geroux, the Speightstown bay arrived at Woodbine

Jockey Florent Geroux (blue and white silks midlle) guides Pirate's Trove to victory in the $125,000 Duchess Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Contenders for the Prince of Wales Stakes

Fort Erie, ON – The nominations for the second jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown of horse racing closed Tuesday, July 15th with 11 possible entrants for the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes. The connections of Lexie Lou, the filly who

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

Lexie Lou Triumphs in Queen’s Plate

Gary Barber’s Lexie Lou, confidently handled by jockey Patrick Husbands, took over in upper stretch from pacesetter Asserting Bear and went on to a comfortable one and one-half length victory over Ami’s Holiday in the $1 million Queen’s Plate, Sunday

Jockey Patrick Husbands guides Lexie Lou to victory in the 155th running of the Queen's Plate Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography