News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Jockey Justin Stein Set to Retire

Jockey Justin Stein Set to Retire

In the prime of his career, 35-year-old jockey Justin Stein is hanging up his riding tack. Stein, who stepped into the irons 12 years ago, plans to say goodbye to the sport next weekend, with a final ride at Woodbine. read more

Justin Stein, shown here aboard Stormy Lord, is retiring as a jockey after 12 years.

A Full Card at Hastings

Perfect would have been racing both days, but the alternative, 10 races on Sunday, provided for a full card of racing that turned out better in a number of dimensions than it might have. The overnight monsoon stopped, morning produced read more

Bear’sway Prevails in Wando

A game and determined Bear’sway won a thrilling stretch duel with Dragon Bay to capture Sunday’s $100,600 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Reade Baker for owner Bear Stables Ltd., Bear’sway made his seasonal debut a winning one in the read more

Bear'sway won the $100,600 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

R U Watchingbud Mows Them Down in New Providence

R U Watchingbud, with Emma-Jayne Wilson in the irons, rallied from off the pace to capture Saturday’s $125,000 New Providence Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by John Ross for his J R Racing Stable, the dark bay Kentucky Bear colt finished read more

R U Watchingbud, with Emma-Jayne Wilson in the irons, won the $125,000 New Providence Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Opening Day at Hastings

The largest opening day crowd in a long time turned out for the first card of the 2016 season at Historic Old Hastings Racecourse. For their efforts they got to watch a couple of high quality stakes races for older read more

Modern was the easy winner of the Swift Thoroughbred Inaugural Stake. Photo by Patti Tubbs

No Denying Noholdingback Bear in Woodstock

Noholdingback Bear, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, swooped to a smart score in Sunday’s $125,250 Woodstock Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mike DePaulo for owner Bear Stables Ltd., the bay son of Put It Back arrived at the read more

Eurico Da Silva guides Bear Stable's Noholdingback Bear to victory in the $125,000 Woodstock Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Treasuring Strikes Gold in Star Shoot

Treasuring rode the rail to a narrow nose score over Jennifer Lynnette in a thrilling renewal of the $134,750 Star Shoot Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll for owners Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. (J. G. Sikura) and read more

Star Shoot Stakes #1 Treasuring (inside rail) Jockey Luis Contreras outduels #2 Jennifer Lynette with jockey Gary Boulanger in the stretch to capture the $125,000 stake at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

CTHS Meeting to Discuss Ontario Sired Racing Program

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) will hold a general meeting of the membership on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to discuss the changes to the Ontario Sired Racing Program. It was announced in January that Woodbine Entertainment Group will read more

Leigh Court Sprints Clear in Whimsical

Speedway Stable LLC.’s Leigh Court broke sharply and never looked back en route to a stellar score in Sunday’s Grade III $161,400 Whimsical Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Michael Stidham, the dark bay daughter of Grand Slam-Padmore arrived at the read more

Jockey Florent Geroux guides Leigh Court to victory in the (Grade III) Whimscial Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

41st Sovereign Award Winners Celebrated

The Jockey Club of Canada held its 41st Annual Sovereign Awards event this evening on the elegantly transformed third floor of Woodbine Race Track in Toronto, Ontario Canada. More than 270 guests were in attendance to celebrate with the finalists read more

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