Welcome to Jen's Thoroughblog. This is a personal blog site with news and some views on the Ontario thoroughbred racing industry. It is updated most mornings. I am a freelance writer and handicapper for various publications. Opinions on this site are NOT THOSE OF ANY OF MY EMPLOYERS. Feel free to give your insights and comments. Thoroughblog has the right to refuse publication of anonymous or offensive comments.
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Hi there! THOROUGHBLOG will be on hold for a few days. Best of luck for the end of the 2013 season and what may follow! photos by WILL WONG FOR WOODBINE – Display Stakes won by Jose Sea
SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE! December 7 2013 – KINGARVIE, you remember him right? Kingarvie, an implacable individual who certainly would not have won an equine beauty contest, was a stringy chestnut gelding with a long, skinny neck and a heart as
Congratulations to my new buddy APPRENTICE HANOVER (owned by Brad Grant) who won the 2nd race at Woodbine last evening. I won’t go so far as to say it was my caressing of his forehead that relaxed him and gave
IN CHARGE OF THE DUDE What a finish in the Grade 1 Clark, 101 Beyer for 3yo Will Take Charge from Churchill Downs Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge, beaten a nose by Mucho
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my wonderful friends and associates in the United States – enjoy your day, may you be healthy and happy. CTHS ONLINE MIXED SALE KARA’S ORIENTATION, Grade 2 winner of over $459,000 and a
TABLES TURNED – LEXIE LOU (a la ‘Bunny’ on Saturday) steals Woodbine stake Champion 2yo filly down to 2 daughters of SLIGO BAY This time, LEXIE LOU got the jump and had enough left to win.
GENTILDONNA wins her 2nd JAPAN CUP but JOSHUA TREE is eased up and last of 17. Three-time Canadian International winner JOSHUA TREE was eased in the Japan Cup and a decision is to be made soon on whether
THE BEAR CIRCLE In 2005, BEAR’S KID won the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine on the grass and became the first stakes winner ever trained by Reade Baker for Danny Dio’s Bear Stables. Dio, who
HAPPY SUNDAY – it will be warm and windy in Toronto today, the big race is the CORONATION FUTURITY, the top 2yo race of the year worth $250,000. AMI’S HOLIDAY is the unbeaten favourite, let’s hope we get the races
Yes, the Super High 5 Jackpot was won yesterday, somehow! When Renee Kierans’ and partners’ WHO DAT AMBUSH literally ambushed the field in the last half a furlong and won at 17 to 1, he set off