News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Mark Casse Seeks First Breeders’ Cup Win

Mark Casse Seeks First Breeders’ Cup Win

Mark Casse, a seven-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s outstanding trainer, will seek his first Breeders’ Cup win with a six-pack of starters in horse racing’s world championships set for October 30 – 31 at Keeneland Racecourse, in Lexington, Kentucky. read more

Conquest Daddyo is one of Mark Casse's Breeder's Cup hopefuls. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Hastings Season Final Stats

Sunday’s nine race card brought the end of the 2015 Live Racing season at Hastings Racecourse. The season certainly ended on a high note with the wagering totaling $968,504.00 and that was the fourth best wagering day of the 2015 read more

Woodbine Supports Etobicoke General Hospital Expansion

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced a five-year, $100,000 pledge, in support of William Osler Health System Foundation’s $100 million campaign to expand and redevelop Etobicoke General Hospital. The total financial commitment by WEG, a longtime supporter of Etobicoke General, part read more

WEG's Jessica Buckley, WEG's Emily Mallin, William Osler's Ken Mayhew, WEG's Jim Lawson, William Osler's Dyanne Ostrander pose for a picture in honour of WEG's $100,000 pledge in support of William Osler Health System Foundation.Photo by WEG/Michael Burns Photography

Glenville Gardens wins Labeeb

Glenville Gardens, with Emma-Jayne Wilson aboard, made his turf debut a winning one, taking the co-featured $102,800 Labeeb Stakes Sunday at Woodbine. After stalking pacesetter Star Contender through fractions of :23.11 and :46.20, Glenville Gardens moved to challenge, got to read more

Emma-Jayne Wilson guides Glenville Gardens to victory in the $100,000 Labeeb Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Tiz Imaginary the Real Deal in Fanfreluche

Windhaven Farms’ homebred Tiz Imaginary, with Luis Contreras up, drew off in mid-stretch to take the $150,000 Fanfreluche Stakes at Woodbine, one of two added-money features on Sunday. The field for the 35th running of the six furlong stake over read more

Luis Contreras guides Tiz Imaginary to victory in the $150,000 Fanfreluche Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Gonzalez: Dreaming the Dream

With his undefeated, ultra-impressive colt slated to take on the world nine days from now in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, it’s easy to understand why trainer Nick Gonzalez is dreaming big. As he watched Riker in the final yards of read more

Fort Erie Race Track Wrap Ups for the Season

Fort Erie Race Track concluded its 2015 season on Tuesday, October 20th when Rhythm of Rock crossed the wire first under jockey Sheena Ryan to wrap up an extremely successful meet. Racetrack management is pleased to report a dramatic per read more

For the third consecutive season jockey Kirk Johnson led the rider’s colony with 61 wins from 272 starts.

Hastings 53-Card Season Opens in April

The 2016 thoroughbred racing season will begin in mid-April and conclude in mid-October it was announced today by Hastings Racecourse General Manager Darren MacDonald. “It was great to come to a mutually beneficial schedule with the horsemen’s groups,” MacDonald said. read more

New Guidelines for Methylprednisolone Use

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has issued a memo on the elimination guidelines for methylprednisolone, which will change effective January 1, 2016. Methylprednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Elimination from the horse read more

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