News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Choosing the Right Farm Liability Insurance is Crucial

Horse breeders and stable owners should be mindful of the insurance policy and liability insurance that they have. A recent decision on the case Terry Burch et al., vs. Intact Insurance et al., highlights the need to inform brokers of

OHRIA Looks for Champions During Election Campaign

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association wants candidates who are running for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to sign a pledge indicating they will be a ‘Champion of Horse Racing and Breeding’ if elected on June 12, 2014. “OHRIA has

Frac Daddy Much the Best in Eclipse

Frac Daddy continued his unbeaten run on synthetic surfaces with a sparkling first try over the Woodbine ‘Poly’ to capture Sunday’s $202,400 Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Ken McPeek for owners Magic City Thoroughbred Partners LLC, Frac

Jockey Luis Contreras guides Frac Daddy to the win in the $202,400 Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

OVC Research Update at Woodbine

Ontario Veterinary College researchers shared some of their latest results during a presentation at Woodbine racetrack on May 22, 2014, thanks to generous sponsorship from the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) and Woodbine Entertainment Group. This research

Will Stronach buy Calder Race Course?

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced that it has entered into a binding term sheet with The Stronach Group (TSG) under which TSG will operate, at TSG’s expense, live racing and maintain certain facilities used for racing and training at Calder Race

Spring in the Air Rallies to Hendrie Score

John C. Oxley’s Spring in the Air closed with great energy down the lane to capture Saturday’s Grade 3 $177,000 Hendrie Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Patrick Husbands, Spring in the Air arrived at the

Jockey Patrick Husbands guides Spring in the Air to victory in the $150, 000 Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Conquest Top Gun Elevated to Victory in Marine

Asserting Bear crossed the wire first but it was Conquest Top Gun who took the spoils when the stewards determined Asserting Bear interfered with third-place finisher Ami’s Holiday deep in the stretch run of Sunday’s $140,000 Marine Stakes, at Woodbine.

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guides Copnquest Top Gun (orange and turquoise silks) to victory in the $125,000 Marine Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Solid Appeal Repeats in Nassau

Jim and Susan Hill’s Solid Appeal arrived in the nick of time to defend her title in Sunday’s Grade 2 $213,600 Nassau Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Reade Baker and patiently ridden by Jesse Campbell, Solid Appeal was named Canada’s

Jockey Jesse Campbell guides Solid Appeal to victory over the E.P.Taylor turf course in the $200,000 Nassua Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Triple Crown Hopeful California Chrome Arrives at Belmont Park

California Chrome, who on June 7th will attempt to become thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner when he competes in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, arrived at Belmont Park at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday. The Kentucky Derby

Speightsong Hits a High Note in Queenston

Sam-Son Farm’s well-bred Speightsong, with Patrick Husbands aboard, made every pole a winning one, taking the featured $150,000, seven furlong Queenston Stakes for Canadian-bred three-year-olds, Saturday at Woodbine. Sent postward a prohibitive 3-5 choice in the six-horse field, Speightsong, a

Jockey Patrick Husbands guides Sam-Son Farm's Speightsong to victory in the $150,000 Queenston Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography