News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Casse Seeks Second Consecutive Plate Win

Casse Seeks Second Consecutive Plate Win

Trainer Mark Casse, a seven-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s top conditioner, will try for a second consecutive Queen’s Plate win on Sunday. The last trainer to win back-to-back Plates was Mark Frostad (Scatter The Gold, 2000; Dancethruthedawn, 2001). Last…

Queen's Plate contender Conquest Curlinate, under exercise rider Wayne Brown. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Canada Day at Hastings

Hastings Racecourse has put together without question the best racing card of the 2015 season for tomorrow’s Canada Day live program. The day features 4 stakes races all with good size fields, three heats in the Championship series and first…

Online Survey Asks About Collapse and Sudden Death in Horses

A group of researchers, including veterinarians and riders, affiliated with the University of Bern in Switzerland, are studying collapse and sudden death in horses. Their goal is to learn more about what causes these episodes in horses who have died…

Oh Canada! Two Stakes Highlight Canada Day Card at Woodbine

A pair of added-money features, the Grade 3 $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes, and the $100,000 Sweet Briar Too takes, highlight a special Wednesday afternoon Canada Day card of racing at Woodbine. A field of 10 fillies, including Canada’s 2014 filly…

Jesse Campbell guides Midnight Aria (R) to victory in the Queen's Plate Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Surtsey Sweeps to Zadracarta Win

Yvonne Schwabe’s homebred Surtsey, with Omar Moreno aboard, outduelled the defending champion Silent Treat through the stretch to win the featured $100,000 Zadracarta Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine. Contested over seven furlongs of yielding turf, eight fillies and mares lined up…

Omar Moreno guides #8 Surtsey to victory in the Zadracarta Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Early Look at Queen’s Plate Field

Trainer Josie Carroll will seek a third victory in Canada’s most famous horse race when saddling Ivan Dalos’s homebred Ami’s Flatter next Sunday in the $1 million classic for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds. Carroll won the 2006 edition of the ‘Gallop for…

Queen's Plate contender Ami's Flatter with exercise rider Bill O'Connor. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Come to Mischief Wires My Dear Field

Come to Mischief couldn’t have been more impressive in her racing debut, easily taking the featured $125,000 My Dear Stakes Sunday at Woodbine. Ridden by Tyler Pizarro, Come to Mischief, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Into Mischief-One Act Play, blasted from…

Tyler Pizarro guides Come to Mischief to victory in the $125,000 My Dear Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Ontario Horse Racing: Working Toward Sustainability

For the first time, representatives from the horse racing industry, the Government of Ontario and crown agencies are working together in support of a sustainable industry. Following government direction first announced in October 2013, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation…

Tower of Texas Crowned Victorious in King Edward

Tower of Texas, patiently ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva, powered up the rail to win Sunday’s $233,200 Grade 2 King Edward Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth, Tower of…

Eurico Da Silva guides Tower of Texas to victory in the $200,000 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

European Commission Urged to Suspend Canadian Horsemeat Imports

The European Commission’s Food and Veterinary Office released an audit report raising serious concerns about the reliability of controls on horses slaughtered in Canada for export of horsemeat to the EU. Amongst other things, the audit confirmed that it cannot…



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