News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Danish Dynaformer Sweeps to Plate Trial Win

Danish Dynaformer Sweeps to Plate Trial Win

Trainer Roger Attfield could be on the verge of winning a record-breaking ninth Queen’s Plate after Charles Fipke’s homebred Danish Dynaformer proved a deserving winner of the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. On a rainy, misty afternoon at…

Luis Contreras guides Danish Dynaformer to victory in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

It’s All Academic in Woodbine Oaks

Bear Stables’ Academic, with Justin Stein, pulled off a shocker in the featured $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, wiring her nine rivals and winning comfortably by one and three-quarter lengths in the mile and one-eighth classic for Canadian-foaled three-year-old…

Academic won the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks with Justin Stien in the irons. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Defending Champion Checkered Past Retains Crown in Trillium

Never dismiss a defending champion. Saturday at Woodbine, Sam-Son Farm’s homebred Checkered Past came into the co-featured $116,400 Trillium Stakes on a two-race losing streak, well beaten in both outings. And even though she was listed at only 3-1 in…

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

Seffeara Simply Splendid in Bold Ruckus

Seffeara stalked a hot early pace en route to capturing Saturday’s $125,000 off-the-turf Bold Ruckus Stakes, at Woodbine. Owned and bred by Empress Stables, nom de course for the outfit headed by trainer Steve Owens, his wife Beverly and their…

Gary Boulanger guides Seffeara to victory in the $125,000 Bold Ruckus Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Danzig Moon, Conquest Curlinate Head Plate Trial

Trainer Mark Casse, who won his first Queen’s Plate last year with filly Lexie Lou, holds a strong hand for Sunday’$150,000 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine, a traditional prep for Canada’s most famous race, the $1-million Queen’s Plate, scheduled for…

Queen's Plate contender Danzig Moon. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

London Tower Heads Ultra-competitive Woodbine Oaks

London Tower, Leading Edge and Brooklynsway head an extremely competitive 60th edition of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, Sunday at Woodbine. The filly classic, which attracted 10 Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies carrying 121 pounds over one mile and one-eighth…

Woodbine Oaks contender London Tower. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Robert Geller to Make Woodbine Debut this Weekend

Whether he’s speaking of the long journey to realize his career dream, or the approach he takes to his role, Robert Geller, Woodbine’s newly-anointed thoroughbred announcer, has come to appreciate the benefits of patience. His affinity for the sport of…

Robert Geller, Woodbine’s newly-anointed thoroughbred announcer.

Belmont Stakes Day Boasts Second-highest Handle in History

All-sources handle on Belmont Stakes Day, which saw American Pharoah become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, was the second-highest in the history of the New York Racing Association, with $134,839,391 wagered on Saturday’s 13-race card at Belmont…

American Pharoah Becomes 12th Triple Crown Winner

On an idyllic Saturday evening at Belmont Park, American Pharoah made it worth the 37-year wait. Under a perfectly calculated ride by Victor Espinoza, the son of Pioneerof the Nile led the field from start to finish in the Grade…

American Pharoah claimed the 12th Triple Crown with Victor Espinoza in the irons, at the Belmont Stakes, after a 37-year wait.

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