News: Canadian Thoroughbred

ORC Reports on Revision to Pari-Mutuel Tax Reduction Allocations

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is pleased to announce the approval of the revised allocations of the Pari-Mutuel Tax Reduction (PMTR) to support and encourage the horse racing industry in Ontario. This is in keeping with the ORC’s mandate to implement the

Ami’s Holiday Set as 9-5 Prince of Wales Favou​rite

Ami’s Holiday, runner-up to filly Lexie Lou in the Queen’s Plate, will leave from post two as the 9-5 favourite in Tuesday night’s $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, at Fort Erie Racetrack. The 79th edition of the Prince of Wales,

Ami's Holidayis the 9-5 favourite in Tuesday night's $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, at Fort Erie Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Conquest Tsunami Much the Best in Colin

Conquest Tsunami opened up under a hand ride down the lane to win Saturday’s $157,250 Colin Stakes for two-year-olds, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse for Conquest Stables LLC, Conquest Tsunami arrived at the six furlong ‘Poly’ sprint with a

Patrick Husbands guides Conquest Tsunami to victory in the $125,000 Colin Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Ageless Makes the Grade in Royal North

Ageless held off the rallying Sky Treasure, while equaling the course record, to capture Sunday’s Grade 3 $153,700 Royal North Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Arnaud Delacour for Roy and Gretchen Jackson’s Lael Stables, the five-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal

Jockey Luis Garcia guides Ageless to victory in the $150,000 Royal North Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

WEG Higher Education Award

The Woodbine Entertainment Group is offering the WEG Higher Education Award to children of WEG employees or licensed backstretch members. Awards will be given to two students with bursaries of up to $1,000. The bursaries are based on financial need,

Spadina Road finds winning path in Deputy Minister

Spadina Road, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, came on strong down the lane to capture Wednesday night’s $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Bob Tiller for owner Rolph Davis, Spadina Road arrived at the seven furlong

Jockey Euric Da Silva guides Spadina Road to victory in the $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Queen’s Horse Tests Positive for Morphine

On July 17, 2014, the British Horse Racing Authority announced that five horses had tested positive for the banned substance morphine at recent meets. One of the horses is owned by the Queen. Estimate, a five-year-old filly, tested positive after placing

Prince of Wales Contenders Get Lost in the Fog

It reads like a Hollywood story line. Matador and East Side, both trained by Mark Casse, worked Monday morning over the Woodbine training track in a thick veil of fog. In fact, the morning air was so dense that the