News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Purses Up for Breeders’ Cup Classic and Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf

Exclusive Screening of Being AP

This year marks the 157th running of the Queen’s Plate, one of Toronto’s oldest sporting traditions, and Canada’s most famous horse races. To kick off the festivities, racing fans are invited to attend an exclusive screening of Being AP, a read more


Creator Wins the Belmont Stakes

Trainer Steve Asmussen won his first Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes with Creator on June 12th in his third try for the third jewel in the Triple Crown. “I am obviously very proud of the horse. He’s very proud read more

Creator, piloted by Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trained by Steve Asmussen won the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.

Snuggles Claims Emerald Downs Stake

Sunday afternoon was alright for racing and the fans assembled at Historic Old Hastings Racecourse seemed to have a fine time. Almost 700K was wagered on the card that was run over a fast track that was kind to speed read more

Swift Thoroughbreds’ Snuggles seen winning the Emerald Downs Stake at Hastings Racebourse. Photo by Patti Tubbs

Songs and Laughter Wins for Fun in Bold Ruckus

Songs and Laughter, expertly handled by leading rider Eurico Rosa da Silva, made his first turf test a winning one with an impressive stalking performance to capture Saturday’s $125,000 Bold Ruckus Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Robert Tiller for owner-breeder read more

Eurico Da Silva guides Songs and Laughter (green silks orange cap) to victory in the $125,000 Bold Ruckus Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Fireball Merlin Magic in EuroTurf Series Opener

Fireball Merlin made history in Friday’s Woodbine opener, taking the inaugural clockwise EuroTurf Series race under a perfect ride by jockey Luis Contreras. Trained by Mike Keogh for owner-breeder Gustav Schickedanz, Fireball Merlin showed speed from the gate to track read more

Luis Contreras guides Fireball Merlin to victory in the 1st Euro Turf race at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Gamble’s Ghost Heads Competitive Woodbine

Gamble’s Ghost heads an extremely competitive 61st edition of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, Sunday at Woodbine. The filly classic, which attracted 10 Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies carrying 121 pounds over one mile and one-eighth on the Tapeta, will read more

Woodbine Oaks contender Gamble's Ghost under jockey Luis Contreras. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Dimension Pulls Off 20-1 Connaught Cup Upset

Dimension, sent to post as the longest shot on the board at 20-1, overcame a slow start to capture Sunday’s $208,000 Grade II Connaught Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Conor Murphy for his Riverside Bloodstock LLC, the eight-year-old Medicean gelding read more

avid Moran guides Dimension (#2 Red silks white cap) to victory in the $200,000 Connaught Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Charming Delilah delightful in Sweet Briar Too

Stronach Stables homebred Charming Delilah rallied up the rail to capture Saturday’s $116,800 Sweet Briar Too Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Sid Attard, the five-year-old Stephen Got Even bay arrived at the seven furlong Tapeta sprint from an even fifth-place read more

Emma-Jayne Wilson guides Charming Delilah to victory in the $100,000 Sweet Briar Too Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

River Maid by a Nose in Ballade Thriller

River Maid wore down a game and determined She’s Explosive in the final jump to win a thrilling edition of Saturday’s co-featured $125,400 Ballade Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Robert Tiller for owner The Very Dry Stable, River Maid arrived at read more

River Maid, piloted by Gary Boulanger, won the $125,400 Ballade Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

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