News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Stuart Slagle Named Woodbine Racing Secretary

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced the hiring of Stuart Slagle as its new Thoroughbred Racing Secretary. Slagle, 47, is currently the Racing Secretary at Hastings Park. His appointment at Woodbine is effective November 10. After stops at race offices across

Zazinga Zooms to La Prevoyante Score

Zazinga posted a powerful front-running performance to capture Saturday’s $125,000 La Prevoyante Stakes, at Woodbine. The long-striding chestnut made her stakes debut a winning one, setting splits of :23.29 and :45.85 in the one-mile turf tilt for Ontario-sired sophomore fillies,

Gary Boulanger guides Zazinga to victory in the $125,000 La Prevoyante Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Strut the Course Conquers Classy ‘n Smart

John Unger’s Strut the Course demonstrated an impressive turn of foot to take Sunday’s $125,000 Classy ‘n Smart Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Barb Minshall and expertly ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva, the four-year-old daughter of Strut the Stage

Eurico Da Silva guides Strut the Course to victory in the $125,000 Classy 'N Smart Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Woodbine Cares Week Concludes with Turf Races

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) wrapped up its Woodbine Cares Week celebrations with the 16th annual Woodbine Turf Races, in support of United Way Toronto, Sunday morning at Woodbine. Dozens of participants of all ages enjoyed the unique experience of running/walking

Racing to Continue at Fort Erie Race Track

Years of uncertainly have come to an end for the employees and horse people of Fort Erie Race Track. Today, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, reiterated the government’s commitment to the continuation of live thoroughbred

Surtsey Surprises in Avowal

Yvonne Schwabe’s homebred Surtsey rallied from last of seven to capture Saturday’s $127,400 Avowal Stakes for fillies and mares, Saturday at Woodbine. Trained by Kevin Attard, the four-year-old Heatseeker-Kick’em Jenny chestnut left the gate at odds of 16-1 in the

ockey Luis Contreras guides Surtsey to victory for owner Yvonne Schwabe and trainer Kevin Attard in the $100,000 Avowal Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Paso Doble Steps to Overskate Score

Paso Doble took command down the backstretch and sprinted home a narrow winner in Saturday’s co-featured $125,800 Overskate Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Fournier for Centennial Farms Niagara Inc. and Craig Racing, the eight-year-old chestnut arrived at the seven

Eurico Da Silva (black and yellow silks outside #3) guides Paso Doble to victory in the Overskate Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography