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Wine Stock Continues To Rise at Hastings Update

Wine Stock Continues To Rise at Hastings Update

The second qualifying leg of the Champions Starter Series was split into a pair of races and the first was won by Wine Stock ($4.30) who covered a sloppy 6 ½ furlongs in the day’s best time of 1:17.04. That…

Wine Stock and Richard Hamel. Photo by Lisa Thompson

Riker Number One in Colin

Riker remained undefeated with a gate-to-wire score to capture Saturday’s $125,000 Colin Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Nick Gonzalez for Tucci Stables, the dark bay son of Include-Desviacion arrived at the six furlong ‘Poly’ sprint for juveniles from a 1/2-length…

Jesse Campbell guides Riker to victory for Tucci Stable and trainer Nick Gonzalez in the $125,000 Colin Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Uchenna Makes the Grade in Ontario Matron

Uchenna rode the rail to victory in Saturday’s co-featured Grade 3 $160,200 Ontario Matron Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners Triton Racing LLC., the Irish-bred four-year-old daughter of Fastnet Rock-Uriah, was making just her fourth start in…

Alan Garcia guides Uchenna (IRE) to victory in the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Checkered Past Seeks Graded Status in Ontario Matron

Sam-Son Farm’s homebred Checkered Past will try to make the grade in Saturday’s $150,000 Grade 3 Ontario Matron Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce, the chestnut daughter of Smart Strike-Catch the Flag arrives at the 1 1/16-miles route over…

Eurico Da Silva guides Sam-Son Farms Checkered Past to victory in the $100,000 Trillium Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Kingsport Crowned Victorious in Deputy Minister

Kingsport, expertly piloted by Patrick Husbands, swept to the lead at the top of the lane and never looked back capturing Wednesday night’s $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes in stylish fashion, at Woodbine. Trained by Sid Attard for owner Goldmart Farms…

Patrick Husbands guides Kingsport to victory in the $125,000 Deputy Minister stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Hastings Scorching Sunday

Hastings Racecourse was hot on Sunday. Pedro Alvarado won three races. Keishan Balgobin rode a double. The 22-year-old sire Stephanotis showed everyone he was still hot, siring two winners. SenorRojo scorched an Allowance type field on his way to a…

Richard Hamel aboard Senor Rojo. Photo by Lisa Thompson Photo

Her Majesty’s Flag Flies to victory in Duchess

Her Majesty’s Flag, with Omar Moreno up for the first time, was full of run down the lane to capture Sunday’s co-featured $127,750 Duchess Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by David Cotey for owners Dominion Bloodstock and Barry Butzer, the chestnut…

Omar Moreno guides Her Majesty's Flag to victory in the $125,000 Duchess Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Are You Kidding Me Impresses in Nijinsky Score

Are You Kidding Me, confidently ridden by Alan Garcia, won his second graded stakes in succession with a brilliant stretch run to capture Sunday’s Grade 2 $209,600 Nijinsky Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners and co-breeders Michael…

Alan Garcia guides Are You Kidding Me to victory in the $200,000 Grade II Nijinsky stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

R U Watchingbud Returns in Deputy Minister

R U Watchingbud, who unseated rider Emma-Jayne Wilson last time out in the Plate Trial, makes his return to the races in Wednesday night’s $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes, at Woodbine. Owned and trained by John Ross, the dark bay son…

Emma-Jayne Wilson guides R U Watchingbud to victory in the $150,000 Queenston Stakes for 3 year olds foaled in Canada, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Ready for Romance Remains Undefeated with Ontario Damsel Score

Ready for Romance, expertly ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva, remained undefeated through three starts while making her stakes debut in Saturday’s $125,000 Ontario Damsel Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce, the Sam-Son Farms homebred daughter of More Than…

Jockey Eurico Da Silva (red and gold silks rail) guides Sam-Son Farms Ready for Romance to victory in the $150,000 Ontario Damsel Stakes.Photo by Michael Burns Photography


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