News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Conquest Top Gun Cruises to Victoria Park Score

Conquest Top Gun made every pole a winning one under a confident ride by Eurico Rosa da Silva in Sunday’s $148,250 Victoria Park Stakes for three-year-olds, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse for the Conquest Stables of Ernie Semersky and

Eurico Da Silva guides Conquest Top Gun to victory in the $125,000 Victoria Park Stakes at Woodbine Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Grand Arch up in time in King Edward

Jim and Susan Hill’s Grand Arch closed with authority to capture Sunday’s $202,000 Grade 2 King Edward Stakes, at Woodbine. Grand Arch, a five-year-old bay son of Arch-Bacinella, arrived at the one-mile turf stake off a narrow half-length defeat when

David Moran guides Grand Arch to victory in the $200,000 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Checkered Past Topples Trillium Field

Sam-Son Farms’ homebred Checkered Past swept past Royal Fury with a swift move to capture Saturday’s $112,600 Trillium Stakes for fillies and mares, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce and patiently ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva, Checkered Past earned

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guided Checkered Past to victory in the Trillium Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Flashy Margaritta Wires Bold Ruckus Field

Flashy Margaritta, with Patrick Husbands, made every pole a winning one to just outlast Spin the King and take the co-featured Bold Ruckus Stakes for three-year-olds, Saturday at Woodbine. The Bold Ruckus, an Ontario Sires event, was contested at six

Jockey Patrick Husbands guides Flashy Margarita to victory over the E.P.Taylor turf course in the Bold Ruckus Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

We Miss Artie Tops Plate Trial Sunday at Woodbine

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s We Miss Artie, the 4-1 favourite when the Queen’s Plate Winterbook odds were released in March, heads a field of seven for Sunday’s $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine. The Plate Trial, at one mile and

Huge Increase to Ontario Thoroughbred Breeder Awards

On October 31, 2013, the Board of the CTHS Ontario unanimously endorsed and then delivered a paper to the Minister of Agriculture/Premier, as well as Messrs.’ John Snobelen, Elmer Buchanan, John Wilkinson and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mrs. Deb Stark,

Canadian Museum of History E.P. Taylor Exhibit

E.P. Taylor was a natural. As passionate about horses as he was about business, everything he touched turned to gold. Taylor built Windfields Farm into one of the world’s greatest centres of Thoroughbred racing and breeding. His legendary racehorse Northern

E.P. Taylor (left) with Northern Dancer and trainer Horatio Luro, Courtesy of Jefferson Mappin, Windfields Farm Photo © Winant Bros. Inc

NDP Responds to OHRIA Questions

The NDP responds to the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association questionnaire: 1. Do you agree with this statement and will you support racetracks as sites for expanded gaming centres? Yes, the Ontario NDP agrees that tapping into the potential of

Tonalist Wins Belmont, California Chrome Comes Fourth

The Triple Crown went unclaimed for a 36th year as Tonalist captured the 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park by a head over Commissioner, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California