News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Why do Older Horses get More Tendon Injuries?

Why do Older Horses get More Tendon Injuries?

New research into how tendons age has found that the material between tendon fibre bundles stiffens as it gets older and that this is responsible for older horses being more susceptible to tendon injuries. Researchers from Queen Mary University of…

U S Marshal Prevails in Wando

Richard and Nancy Kaster’s U S Marshal prevailed with a prominent trip, engineered by jockey David Moran, in Sunday’s $102,800 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Ian Black, the Badge of Silver bay arrived at the 1 1/16-miles ‘Poly’ event…

U S Marshal, piloted by jockey David Moran, won the $102,800 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Unspurned Makes the Grade in Whimsical

Christine Hayden’s Unspurned rallied determinedly down the lane to reel in Skylander Girl for a length score in Saturday’s $179,100 Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield, the four-year-old Lemon Drop Kid-Banga Ridge chestnut was making her…

Unspurned won the $179,100 Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes, under Alan Garcia, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Clenbuterol in Quarter Horses Banned

Effective May 10, 2015, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) will be enforcing a zero tolerance level with respect to clenbuterol found in quarter horses racing at Ajax Downs. Any Quarter Horses testing positive for clenbuterol will be considered a violation…

CVO Releases Practice Standard in Dentistry

Veterinarians in Ontario now have a clear picture of what is expected of them in the delivery of veterinary dentistry. After extensive consultation, the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) Council approved a revised Professional Practice Standard on Veterinary Dentistry….

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2014 Sovereign Award Winners

The Jockey Club of Canada held its 40th Annual Sovereign Awards event this evening on the elegantly transformed third floor of Woodbine Race Track in Toronto, Ontario Canada. More than 300 guests were in attendance to celebrate with the finalists…

Filly Lexie Lou named Canada’s 2014 Horse of the Year. Photo by Michael Burns

Wilson Scores Woodstock Stakes to Kick Off Woodbine Season

Jockey Rafael Hernandez and trainer Wesley Ward had three wins together, while jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson was the local heroine, guiding Serious Talk to a sharp win in the $131,500 Woodstock Stakes, on Saturday’s 2015 Opening Day card at Woodbine. Ten…

Emma-Jayne Wilson pilots Serious Talk to the win in the $131,500 Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Ancient Goddess up in time in Star Shoot

Sovereign Stable’s Ancient Goddess collared Brooklynsway in the final jump to win Sunday’s $133,900 Star Shoot Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by John Terranova, the French-bred daughter of Ifraaj arrived at the six furlong ‘Poly’ stake for three-year-old fillies from a…

Jockey Luis Contreras guides Ancient Goddess (yellow silks) to victory in the $125,000 Star Shoot Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Woodbine Thoroughbred Season Starts

The 2015 live Thoroughbred racing season kicks off this weekend at Woodbine, the first two of 133 programs scheduled for the year. Saturday’s Opening Day 10-race card, highlighted by the six furlong, $125,000 Woodstock Stakes on Polytrack for three-year-olds, was…

The 2015 live Thoroughbred racing season kicks off this weekend at Woodbine, the first two of 133 programs scheduled for the year. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Names Class of 2015

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2015 inductees. A total of 10 horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame. Standardbred inductees include horses Artsplace, J Cs Nathalie and people H….



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