News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Strut the Course Makes the Grade in Maple Leaf

John Unger’s Strut the Course uncorked a tremendous turn of foot to capture Saturday’s co-featured Grade 3 $150,000 Maple Leaf Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Barb Minshall, the four-year-old daughter of Strut the Stage-Bold Course settled well off the early

Luis Contreras guides Strut the Course to victory in the $150,000 Maple Leaf Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Judy the Beauty Leads Canadian-bred Breeders’ Cup Charge

Judy the Beauty, bred in Ontario by Adena Springs, captured the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday’s 31st Breeders’ Cup World Championships, at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, California. Owned and trained by Wes Ward, the five-year-old Ghostzapper-Holy Blitz

Brooklynsway Conquers Princess Elizabeth

Brooklynsway enjoyed a ground-saving trip under Emma-Jayne Wilson, before splitting rivals in deep stretch to capture the 69th running of the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes on Sunday, at Woodbine. Owned and trained by John Ross, the dark bay daughter of

Emma-Jayne Wilson (#3 Green silks) out duels Shez a Masterpiece (pink silks) and (#5) London Tower to capture the 69th runnning of the Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

CTHS Elections

Elections for the provincial boards of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society were scheduled for December 3, 2014, but no province received enough nominations to trigger an election. All directors who agreed to run again have been acclaimed and any candidate

Mike Doyle Notches 1000th Career Win

Mike Doyle, a 63-year-old native of Dublin, Ireland with a career in racing spanning forty years secured his 1000th win when Evangeline’s Hope captured Saturday’s 10th race, at Woodbine. Doyle has enjoyed much success since the early 1970s, in a

Savvy Hester Prevails in River Memories

Savvy Hester set a contested pace and stayed on gamely down the lane to capture Saturday’s $111,200 River Memories Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Ricky Griffith for Debmar Stables, the graded stakes placed Heatseeker-Changeable filly, piloted by Justin Stein, picked

Jockey Justin Stein (black silks far right on rail) leads the pack coming down the stretch to capture the $100,000 River Memories Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

River Seven Successfully Defends Labeeb Title

River Seven rallied off the sharp pace of Excaper and Best Bard to capture Sunday’s $113,200 Labeeb Stakes, giving Jesse Campbell a sweep of the Sunday stakes at Woodbine. Last year, the Tucci Stables charge, trained by Nick Gonzalez, romped

Jesse Campbell guides River Seven to victory in the $100,000 Labeeb Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Green Doctor Puts on a Clinic in Fanfreluche

Paul Mouttet’s Green Doctor set a sharp pace and kept on going to capture Sunday’s co-featured $150,000 Fanfreluche Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by John LeBlanc and aggressively ridden by Jesse Campbell, the bay daughter of The Green Monkey-Junior Prom Queen

Jockey Jesse Campbell guides Green Doctor to victory in the $150,000 Fanfreluche Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

H.O.P.E. Pilot Program Celebrates Successful Completion

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Horses Offering People Encouragement (HOPE) pilot project. “We are thrilled to see the inspiring outcomes of this program,” says Nick Eaves, WEG President and CEO. “WEG is

Stars Align for Jackpot Hi-5 Score

A quiet Wednesday evening at home playing the races turned into a celebration for 82-year-old Claude Isaacs after taking down Woodbine’s Jackpot Hi-5 for a bumper $235,983.30 score. A native of Sri Lanka, Isaacs emigrated to Canada in 1973 with