News: Canadian Thoroughbred

River Seven Successfully Defends Labeeb Title

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…

New Faces Join CVO Council

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario welcomes three new Council members as a result of the election held on October 7, 2014. Elections were held in three electoral districts which include the communities of Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Huron and Simcoe;…

Woodbine Connections Revved up for Breeders’ Cup

Four Mark Casse trainees are among a record 201 horses pre-entered for the 31st Breeders’ Cup World Championships, set for Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, California, Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1. Breeders’ Cup races set for Friday, October…

Caspar Netscher Charges to Nearctic Win

British-bred Caspar Netscher, with jockey Andrew Mullen aboard for the first time, came flying between horses late to win the Grade 2 $300,000 Nearctic Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. At the finish of the six furlong turf tilt, which attracted 10…

Just The Judge Rules in E.P. Taylor

Favoured Just The Judge, with Jamie Spencer aboard, held off Odeliz in deep stretch to win the $510,000 Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes, part of the Pattison Canadian International card Sunday at Woodbine. At the finish of the mile and…

Hillstar Powers to Pattison Canadian International Win

Sir Evelyn De Rothschild’s Hillstar, brilliantly ridden by champion jockey Ryan Moore, collared the leaders turning for home and went on to post a three-quarters of a length win over Big Blue Kitten in the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International…

Hillstar, ridden by Jockey Ryan Moore capture the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Early Look at Pattison Canadian International

Woodbine’s leading trainer, Mark Casse, and leading owner, John Oxley, will look to Dynamic Sky to deliver a win in Sunday’s Grade 1 turf classic. Dynamic Sky, a four-year-old son of Sky Mesa, heads into the 1 ½-mile event off…



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