News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Black Hornet Returns to Defend Vigil Title

Black Hornet Returns to Defend Vigil Title

Black Hornet, whose last start was a 3/4-length score in the 2015 edition of the Grade III Vigil Stakes, returns off a lengthy layoff to defend his title in Saturday’s $150,000 renewal of the seven furlong sprint, at Woodbine. Trained read more

Black Hornet won the Grade III Vigil Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Justin Stein Says Goodbye

Surrounded by his wife Renee, four children Owen, Jeremy, Elias and Gavin, and fellow jockeys, an emotional Justin Stein said goodbye to fans, Sunday afternoon at Woodbine. Stein, 36, is retiring after Sunday’s card at Woodbine with 1,028 wins and read more

Justin Stein said farewell to his fans, as he retired from racing. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

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

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