News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Dimension Pulls Off 20-1 Connaught Cup Upset

Dimension Pulls Off 20-1 Connaught Cup Upset

Dimension, sent to post as the longest shot on the board at 20-1, overcame a slow start to capture Sunday’s $208,000 Grade II Connaught Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Conor Murphy for his Riverside Bloodstock LLC, the eight-year-old Medicean gelding read more

avid Moran guides Dimension (#2 Red silks white cap) to victory in the $200,000 Connaught Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Charming Delilah delightful in Sweet Briar Too

Stronach Stables homebred Charming Delilah rallied up the rail to capture Saturday’s $116,800 Sweet Briar Too Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Sid Attard, the five-year-old Stephen Got Even bay arrived at the seven furlong Tapeta sprint from an even fifth-place read more

Emma-Jayne Wilson guides Charming Delilah to victory in the $100,000 Sweet Briar Too Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

River Maid by a Nose in Ballade Thriller

River Maid wore down a game and determined She’s Explosive in the final jump to win a thrilling edition of Saturday’s co-featured $125,400 Ballade Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Robert Tiller for owner The Very Dry Stable, River Maid arrived at read more

River Maid, piloted by Gary Boulanger, won the $125,400 Ballade Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

A Successful Opening Day at Fort Erie Race Track

Increases in wagering and attendance highlighted opening day at the Fort Erie Race Track. The historic border oval opened its doors for the 119th season of live racing on Tuesday, May 31. Thousands of fans turned out for an exciting read more

Mt. Gayego and jockey Christopher Griffith won the first race on Opening Day at Fort Erie Race Track. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Twistgrips Clamps Down On The Wire

A dozen days into the season it begins to dawn on folks that some other folks are having really good years thus far at Historic Old Hastings Racecourse. There are 5 locally based riders who are winning at 20% or read more

Their off in the sixth race on Sunday afternoon at Hastings. The eventual winner is number 8, Twistgrips, who didn’t break all that well. Photo by Patti Tubbs

Gary Stahlbaum Receives Avelino Gomez Award

Champion jockey Gary Stahlbaum, who won 1,759 career races, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award. His riding résumé features a Sovereign Award (1980) as Canada’s top rider, nearly 120 lifetime stakes triumphs, including 16 read more

Gary Stahlbaum on Afleet. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Live Racing Returns to Fort Erie

Less than one week until the horses and jockeys break through the starting gates at the Fort Erie Race Track. The thoroughbreds will return to the historic border oval for the 119th season of live racing on Tuesday, May 31 read more

Ontario Sired Program Amendments

The Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) have announced changes to the condition book affecting Ontario Sired horses for the remainder of the year. WEG will continue to write races for OS maiden three-year-old read more

Odds R Good at Hastings

It was a tough day at Historic Old Hastings for the speculators. No betting favorites won, despite the fact that 4 of the 8 races went to horses that had won their previous race. Five winners paid $10.00 or more, read more

The Odds R Good went gate to wire in Monday’s Featured 3rd race at Hastings Racecourse. Photo by Lisa Thompson

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