News: Canadian Thoroughbred

San Nicola Thunder Rumbles to Bunty Lawless Win

San Nicola Thunder, with Justin Stein in the irons, fended off a late challenge from Iroquois Falls to win the $125,000 Bunty Lawless Stakes, an Ontario Sires Stake for three-year-olds and upward, Sunday at Woodbine. At the finish of the

Justin Stein guides San Nicola Thunder to victory in the $125,000 dollar Bunty Lawless stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Favoured Passion for Action Dominant in Cup and Saucer

Favoured Passion for Action took over in mid-stretch and went on to post a three and one-quarter length score over Java’s Bourbon in the $250,800 Cup and Saucer Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. With Luis Contreras up, the Mike DePaulo-trained Passion

Luis Conteras guides Passion for Action to victory in the $250,000 78th running of the Cup and Sucer Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Fort Erie Shows Positive Results in 2014

Fort Erie, October 7th…The results from the 2014 racing season at historic Fort Erie Race Track have proven encouraging, demonstrating once again that thoroughbred horse racing in the Niagara region is “Alive and Kicking.” The 79th running of the Prince

Fort Erie’s Leading Rider, Kirk Johnson, Aboard 4 Time Winner Sandy’s Hurricane.
Photo by Michael Burns Photography Ltd.

In Memoriam: Silver Deputy

Major sire Silver Deputy was euthanized on October 4th due to the infirmities of old age. The 29-year-old son of Deputy Minister – Silver Valley, by Mr. Prospector has been pensioned since 2008 at Fred Seitz’s Brookdale Farm near Versailles,

Woodbine Offers Ship-in Allowance

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced an initiative in an effort to enhance its Thoroughbred allowance race program at Woodbine. Effective immediately, until the end of the meet on Sunday, December 7, WEG will give $1,000 to the owner per

Lukes Alley Makes the Grade in Durham Cup

Eugene Melnyk’s Lukes Alley, under leading rider Luis Contreras, notched his first career stakes win with an impressive turn in Saturday’s Grade 3 $174,000 Durham Cup, at Woodbine. It was the second graded stakes win of the afternoon for the

Luis Contreras (blue and yellow silks) out duels His Race to Win (red and gold silks) to capture the $150,000 Durham Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Conquest Harlanate Continues Winning Ways in Mazarine

Conquest Harlanate put in a dominant stretch-running effort to take Sunday’s Grade 3 $201,600 Mazarine Stakes. Trained by Mark Casse for Conquest Stables LLC, the bay daughter of Harlan’s Holiday-Allison’s Pride arrived at the 1 1/16-miles ‘Poly’ route from a

Patrick Husbands guides Conquest Harlanate to victory in the $150,000 Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

International Star Shines in Grey

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star made a successful voyage from Kentucky to Toronto to capture Sunday’s co-featured Grade 3 $156,300 Grey Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Michael Maker and patiently steered by Rafael Hernandez, the bay son of Fusaichi

Rafael Hernandez guides International Star to victory in the $150,000 Grey stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Game on Dude to Old Friends

The Dude is coming! Multiple-graded-stakes winner and racing superstar Game on Dude has been retired to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement today. Campaigned by trainer Bob

Game On Dude has been retired to Old Friends Farms. Photo courtesy ©Benoit

Fee Changes for 2014 CTHS Winter Mixed Sale

The Board of Directors of the CTHS Ontario Division have unanimously approved a reduction of fees for 2014 CTHS Winter Mixed Sale consignors, to help re-establish the annual event, which will be held  November 29th, 2014. The Directors have announced the following