Content tagged with "Woodbine"


Brotherly Love and The Game That Never Stops

Justin Nixon is sitting on a stool in the Woodbine paddock trying to figure out an issue with a friend’s iPhone. An error message pops up. “I’m a Blackberry guy,” smirked Nixon. Taking a moment to sit down hasn’t happened read more

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Woodbine Announces the End of HPItv

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced HPItv will shut down its multi-track channel and accompanying odds channel effective Saturday, April 11, 2017. WEG has operated HPItv, a CRTC licensed digital television channel that broadcasts racing to homes across Canada, and its read more

King and His Court won the $125,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine under Gary Boulanger. Photo by Michael Burns

King and His Court Early Queen’s Plate Fave After Display Win?

It wasn’t the smoothest of starts, but it was a stellar finish for King and His Court, who came from last to take Saturday’s $125,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine. Conditioned by Mark Casse for owners Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable, read more

Eurico Da Silva guides Melmich (red silks) to victory in the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

Melmich Looks to Defend his Title in Season-closing Valedictory

The final race card of the 2016 Woodbine thoroughbred racing season was drawn Thursday afternoon, signaling the end of the eight-month campaign, which kicked off on April 9. Sunday’s closing day, which has a first-race post time of 1:00 p.m., read more

Jeffrey Alderson piloted Ellan Vannin to victory in the $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Ellan Vannin Remains Undefeated with Ontario Lassie Score

Ellan Vannin, expertly handled by Jeffrey Alderson, found racing room late in the lane and drew off to win Wednesday night’s $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Tony M. Gattellaro for owner Jonathan Lee, Ellan Vannin was a read more

Alan Garcia guides Undulated to victory in the $125,000 Swynford Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Undulated Last to First in Swynford

M M G Stables’ Undulated rallied last to first under patient handling by Alan Garcia to capture Sunday’s $128,500 Swynford Stakes, a six furlong Tapeta sprint for two-year-olds, at Woodbine. Trained by Cathal Lynch, Undulated was last of five at read more

Alan Garcia guides Freitag to victory in the $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Freitag Surges to Track Record Sir Barton Score

Earle I. Mack’s Freitag unleashed an impressive turn of foot to get up in the final stride and win Saturday’s $125,400 Sir Barton Stakes, at Woodbine. Conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Mark Frostad, the 17.1 hands tall Giant Gizmo read more

Rafael Hernandez guides Stacked Deck to victory in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Stacked Deck Superb in Kennedy Road

Bruce Lunsford’s Stacked Deck, Canada’s reigning champion sprinter, showed his class with a determined effort to win Friday’s $210,800 Grade 2 Kennedy Road Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Barb Minshall, Stacked Deck stopped the clock in a rapid 1:08.19 just read more

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King and His Court Reign Supreme in Coronation Futurity

King and His Court, under a ground saving trip by Gary Boulanger, zipped up the rail to defeat stablemate State of Honor in Sunday’s $250,400 Coronation Futurity, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse, the Court Vision bay was a recent read more

Steven Bahen guides Ghostly Presence to victory in the 71st running of the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes for 2 year old fillies foaled in Canada. Photo by Michael Burns

Ghostly Presence Game in Princess Elizabeth Coup

Chiefswood Stable homebred Ghostly Presence, expertly handled by Steve Bahen, collared a free-wheeling Enstone in the final stride to win Saturday’s $251,200 Princess Elizabeth Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield, Ghostly Presence overcame Post 10 to win the 1 read more

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