News: Canadian Thoroughbred

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

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