News: Canadian Thoroughbred

CPMA Adds Buprenorphine to Schedule of Prohibited Drugs

CPMA Adds Buprenorphine to Schedule of Prohibited Drugs

On May 20, 2015, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) released a Memorandumto Provincial Regulatory bodies and the Canadian horse racing industry advising that buprenorphine has been added to Schedule of Prohibited Drugs. Click here to see a copy of the CPMA Memorandum….

Jesse Campbell Notches 2,000th Career Win

Jesse Campbell won his 2000th career race on Monday at Woodbine when he guided Queen’s Plate prospect Sweet Grass Creek to an impressive maiden score in the day’s fourth race. An emotional Campbell was moved by the milestone victory. “It’s…

Jesse Campbell celebrated his 2,000th career win on May 18th at Woodine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

I’m a Kittyhawk Soars to Ballade Score

I’m a Kittyhawk closed stoutly into swift fractions to spring a 25-1 upset in Holiday Monday’s $125,400 Ballade Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Robert Crean, the dark bay daughter of Tomahawk made her seasonal debut a winning one with a…

Jockey David Moran guides I'm a Kittyhawk to victory in the $125,400 Ballade Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Black Hornet Makes the Grade in Vigil

Black Hornet buzzed to the lead and never looked back en route to a swift score in Sunday’s $150,000 Grade 3 Vigil Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Pat Parente for owners Joey Gee Thoroughbreds and Aldo Ventresca, Black Hornet arrived…

Black Hornet, with Luis Contreras up, won the $150,000 Grade 3 Vigil Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Shaman Ghost Scary Good in Marine Score

Stronach Stables homebred Shaman Ghost found his best stride late en route to a stirring victory in Saturday’s $154,600 Grade 3 Marine Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Brian Lynch, the Ghostzapper bay lacked running room at the top of the…

Rafael Hernandez guided Shaman Ghost to victory in the $154,600 Grade 3 Marine Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

No Irons? No Problem! A Remarkable Ride by Patrick Husbands

Friday’s fourth race at Woodbine was highlighted by an athletic ride from Patrick Husbands to guide Thebarberofbrazil to victory despite losing his irons entering the final turn. Husbands, who recently earned a record eighth Sovereign Award as the nation’s outstanding…

Patrick Husbands rides Thebarberofbrazil to victory despite losing his irons entering the final turn. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Woodbine Featured During Doors Open Toronto

The highly popular Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf, which offers free and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, presents a unique opportunity to see Woodbine Racetrack as never…

The Hastings Racing Club

An exciting new concept is being introduced at Hastings Racecourse that will provide fans with the opportunity to share ownership of two racehorses in a low-cost, low-risk and fun-filled venture. To be known as ‘The Hastings Racing Club’, a limited…



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