News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Record-Breaking Year for Prince of Wales

The Management Team of Fort Erie Race Track, employees, horsepeople and fans have something historic to celebrate. After tallying up the numbers from last Tuesday’s Prince of Wales along with a close review of past records which date back many

Coltimus Prime Takes the Early Lead in the 79th Prince of Wales Stakes Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Nominations in for 85th Running of Canadian Derby

A total of 16 three-year old thoroughbreds were nominated for the 85th running of the Canadian Derby presented by CIBC. A maximum of 12 horses will be eligible to compete at the Canadian Derby on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at

In Memoriam: Wendy Hoogeveen

It is with profound sadness that the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announces that Wendy Hoogeveen passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014. Wendy worked for the ORC for over 30 years, ultimately holding the position of Director, Industry Development & Support. Her

His Race to Win Swoops to Seagram Cup Score

Sam-Son Farm’s homebred colt His Race to Win swooped last to first to capture Sunday’s co-featured Grade 3 $178,500 Seagram Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce, the bay son of Stormy Atlantic-Fleet of Foot raced last of six as

Eurico Da Silva (red and gold silks)guides His Race to Win to victory in the $150,000 Seagram Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photograhy

Paso Doble Steps to Shepperton Score

Paso Doble set a moderate pace under Eurico Rosa da Silva and then finished with authority to capture Monday’s $125,000 Shepperton Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Fournier for owners Centennial Farms Niagara Inc. and Craig Racing, the eight-year-old son

Eurico Da Silva guides Paso Doble to victory in the $125,000 Shepperton stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Silent Star Shines Brightest in Victoriana

Silent Star emerged victorious from a neck and neck stretch battle with race favourite Strut the Course in Wednesday’s $126,200 Victoriana Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by David Bell and perfectly ridden by Justin Stein, the dark bay daughter of Silent

Justin Stein guides Silent Star to victory in the $125,000 Victoriana Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Fort Erie Race Track to be Sold

For the past three years, the sale of Fort Erie Race Track has been in the works, and the deal is set to close as early as this week, according to Jim Thibert, chief executive officer of the Fort Erie

Coltimus Prime Takes Prince of Wales

Coltimus Prime seized early control and never looked back to take Tuesday’s 79th edition of the Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, at Fort Erie. Eurico Rosa da Silva rode the dark bay

Eurico Da Silva guides Coltimus Prime to victory in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Prince of Wales stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

In Memoriam: Saffir

Saffir (Unbridled – Storm Alert),owned by Brushwood Stable and Spring Farm, was found dead July 28th in his pasture, dead from an apparent heart attack. There had been no signs of any problems, having eaten his breakfast, he was keen

TSN to Air Prince of Wales Stakes July 29th

TSN brings horse racing fans the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown series, the Prince of Wales Stakes. Live coverage airs today(July 29) at 7 p.m. ET on TSN, as the 79th running of the race unfolds at Fort

TSN’s Brian Williams will host the 79th running of the Prince of Wales alongside analyst Jim Bannon July 29th at 7 p.m. ET.