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Field of Courage won the Nearctic Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns

Field of Courage Battles to Victory in Nearctic

Field of Courage, the longest shot on the board at 40-1, stalked the pace from the outside and came on for a 1 3/4 length victory under rider Luis Contreras in Sunday’s Grade 2, $282,000 Nearctic Stakes over six furlongs read more

Tiz a Slam won the Ontario Derby. Photo by Michael Burns

Tiz a Slam a Smashing Winner in Ontario Derby

Tiz a Slam and jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva powered to the lead turning for home and drew off to win the $125,000 Ontario Derby (Grade 3) for three-year-olds on Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International undercard. Filly Holy Helena was the read more

Bullards Alley won the Pattison Canadian International. Photo by Michael Burns

Bullard’s Alley Romps in Pattison Canadian International

Bullard’s Alley, sent away at 42-1, recorded the most dominant victory in Pattison Canadian International history with a romping 10 3/4-length score in Sunday’s Grade 1, $800,000 1 1/2 mile turf feature for three-year-olds and upward. The victory was the read more

Line of Vision winning the Victorian Queen Stakes on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

Line of Vision Focused in Victorian Queen Win

Line of Vision, rallying strongly from off the pace, was along in time to score a half-length victory under jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva in Saturday’s $125,400 Victorian Queen at Woodbine Racetrack. The Victorian Queen, a six-furlong stakes for Ontario-sired read more

Idaho training at Woodbine Racetrack prior to Sunday's Pattison Canadian International. Photo by Michael Burns

Pattison Favourite Idaho and Company Arrive at Woodbine

Idaho, the 5-2 morning line favourite for Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International, checked into Woodbine Thursday evening along with stablemate Rain Goddess, who is here for the E.P. Taylor Stakes. “We couldn’t be happier with Idaho,” said Kieran Murphy, a traveling read more

Holy Helena after winning the Queen's Plate on July 2 at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

Holy Helena Returns to Woodbine for Ontario Derby

The return of Woodbine Oaks and Queen’s Plate champion Holy Helena will be another highlight for racing fans on Pattison Canadian International day this weekend. The Jimmy Jerkens-trained Ghostzapper filly headlines this Sunday’s $125,000 Ontario Derby (Grade 3) for three-year-olds, read more

White Flag winning the Allied Forces Stakes on September 10 at Belmont Park. Photo by Joel Abozzetta/NYRA Photo

Cotai Glory Ships Across the Pond for Nearctic Stakes

European invaders have started to make their marks in the Nearctic in recent years as both Caspar Netscher (2014) and Serious Attitude (2010) won the Grade 2 turf race and Bated Breath ran second in 2011. This year, the $250,000 read more

Quidura winning the Canadian (Grade 2) Stakes on September 16 at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

Star-Studded Field Set for E.P. Taylor Stakes

A star-studded field of nine fillies and mares will contest the $500,000 E.P. Taylor (Grade 1) Stakes, just prior to Sunday’s featured Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack. The richest mare in the field with almost $780,000 banked in purses, read more

Idaho training last year at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

O’Brien Could Smash Group 1 Records on Sunday

Legendary Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien is on the verge of making racing history on Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International card, at Woodbine. Last weekend, Roly Poly’s victory in the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes brought O’Brien within two of Bobby Frankel’s read more

Erupt winning the 2016 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

Defending Pattison Champ, Erupt, Breezes at Fairhill

Trainer Graham Motion has indicated that Can’thelpbelieving won’t be joining his stablemates in this year’s Pattison Canadian International, but defending champion Erupt and barn favourite Messi are both on schedule for Sunday’s $800,000 Grade 1 feature at Woodbine Racetrack. Junior read more

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