News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Final 2016 Hastings Stats

Final 2016 Hastings Stats

The 2016 live racing season came to end on Sunday and its very good to report the 2016 season was a total success. The most important stat I believe is we have stabilized the industry over the last three years read more

Horse Peoples’ Alliance of Ontario Launches

Horse people from the Quarter Horse, Standardbred and Thoroughbred industries in Ontario have joined together to form the Horse Peoples’ Alliance of Ontario. The Horse Peoples’ Alliance of Ontario believes that the horse people of Ontario need to empower their read more

Conservatives Fight for Ontario Racing at Queen’s Park

Yesterday during the Queen’s Park question period, Conservative MPP Randy Pettapiece from Perth-Wellington who serves as opposition critic for the horse racing industry, called on the Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa, to do more to help Ontario’s horse racing industry, read more

Closing Day at Hastings

Closing day arrived on Sunday and it was a lot like the day before, wet. Once again the Hastings track crew produced a functional racing surface despite the meteorological challenges and all contestants appeared to return in good order. Most read more


$1.5 Billion Ontario Racing Investment

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has proposed a new funding model for the Ontario racing industry worth $1.5 billion over 17 years. The concept is to be discussed with the industry who will be asked for their input at read more

European Contingent Arrive for Pattison Canadian International

An additional nine horses touched down at Pearson International Airport on Monday night as part of a massive European-based contingent set to compete on Sunday’s lucrative Pattison Canadian International card, at Woodbine. The group includes International hopefuls Dartmouth and Protectionist; read more

Proposed EIA Disease Control Program Update

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a persistent and incurable viral disease of equines (i.e. horses, donkeys, mules, zebras) which has nearly worldwide distribution. There is no available vaccine or treatment for EIA. It is a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) listed read more

Thanksgiving at Hastings

We were all grateful for a Thanksgiving Day as gorgeous as the one we were gifted with. It was a beautiful day at one of the world’s most spectacularly set racetracks, that being Historic Old Hastings Racecourse, aka, the Track read more

Dragon’s Cry Fires to First Stakes Win

Dragon’s Cry took charge entering the far turn and never looked back while giving jockey Sheena Ryan her first stakes win in Monday’s $125,000 Bull Page Stakes. The six furlong Bull Page attracted a field of five Ontario-sired 2-year-olds and read more

Sheena Ryan captures her first lifetime stakes win aboard Dragon's Cry in the $125,000 Bull Page Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Golden Hawk Soars in Grade 3 Grey

Live Oak Plantation’s Golden Hawk remained undefeated in two starts and completed a sweep of the weekend 2-year-old stakes for the Mark Casse stable with a handy score in Sunday’s Grade 3 Grey Stakes. Breaking from post 4 in the read more

Patrick Husbands guides Golden Hawk to victory in the (Grade III) Grey Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

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