News: Canadian Thoroughbred

London Tower Reaches New Heights in Ontario Lassie

London Tower Reaches New Heights in Ontario Lassie

London Tower set a reserved pace under Emma-Jayne Wilson leaving plenty in the tank for the stretch run to capture Sunday’s $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, at Woodbine. The Steve Owens homebred daughter of Head Chopper-Mrs. Donaghy arrived at the 1…

Emma-Jayne Wilson guides London Tower to victory for owner and trainer Steve Owens in the $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Queen’s Plate Heroine to Battle Kentucky Derby Champ

Gary Barber’s Lexie Lou, a clear cut favourite to be named Canada’s Horse of the Year on the back of wins in the Woodbine Oaks and Queen’s Plate, will square off against Kentucky Derby champion California Chrome in Saturday’s Grade…

Lexie Lou (shown here under Patrick Husbands), a clear cut favourite to be named Canada's Horse of the Year on the back of wins in the Woodbine Oaks and Queen's Plate, will square off against Kentucky Derby champion California Chrome in Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby, at Del Mar. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

CTHS Winter Mixed Sale Supplemental Entries

Supplemental entries are now available for the upcoming CTHS Winter Mixed Sale taking place this Saturday, (Nov. 29th) starting at 5 p.m. at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion, Woodbine Racetrack, in Toronto. A total of 99 horses have been consigned to…

Calgary Cat Pounces to Kennedy Road Score

Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman’s Calgary Cat exploded down the lane to capture Sunday’s Grade 2 $207,200 Kennedy Road Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Kevin Attard, the victory marked a second graded win this season for the former claimer who…

Eurico Da Silva guides Calgary Cat to victory in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Big Weekend for Canadians at Breeders Crown

Canadians were prominent at the 2014 Breeders Crown championships at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey with two wins, two seconds and three thirds in four Breeders Crown races on Friday. The good Breeders Crown form held on Saturday night…

2015 Woodbine Thoroughbred Dates

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) today jointly announced Woodbine’s 2015 Thoroughbred racing calendar. Opening day for Woodbine’s 60th season, which will offer 133 dates pending Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approval, is set for…

Hillaby Rises to the Occasion in Bessarabian

Stonestreet Stables’ Hillaby made the grade with a powerful stretch-running victory in Sunday’s $232,000 Grade 2 Bessarabian Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse, the bay daughter of Distorted Humor, out of Canada’s 2007 Horse of the Year Sealy Hill,…

Patrick Husbands guides Stonestreet stable's Hillaby to victory in the $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Galina Point Prevails in South Ocean

Gary Barber’s Galina Point kicked clear at the top of the stretch and never looked back en route to a smart score in Saturday’s $125,400 South Ocean Stakes, at Woodbine. The victory in the 1 1/16-miles ‘Poly’ stake for Ontario-sired…

Patrick Husbands guides Galina Point to victory in the $125,000 South Ocean Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

College of Veterinarians Revises Rabies Policy

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario has revised its policy document which facilitates the administration of the rabies vaccine to as many animals as possible. “The College recognizes that the vaccination of animals against rabies is an important public health…

Drugs and Your Horse The Dangers of Medicating

In the management of horse health, injuries and disease, conscientious horse owners would never put their horse at risk; however, improper use of some commonly administered equine drugs can impact the health and safety of our horses more than we…

Improper use of some commonly administered equine drugs can impact the health and safety of our horses. Photo by Barbara Sheridan


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