News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Grizzel, Daughter of Kodiac, Boots Selene Rivals With Strong Stretch Run

Dragon Bay fires off an Eclipse Stakes upset

Dragon Bay, under Gary Boulanger, denied Sovereign Award champion Are You Kidding Me a third straight Eclipse Stakes crown, eking out a neck triumph in Saturday’s $180,250 Grade 2 feature at Woodbine on May 20th. Trained by Stuart Simon, who read more

Iconic Mare Modesty Named as 2017 Legend Honouree

In this the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada, the CHRHF Legends Committee unanimously named a mare called Modesty who won the first advertised and reported horse race on Canadian soil, as the 2017 Legend Honouree. The official unveiling read more

Galloping Ami, a Champion Mom

Galloping Ami was bred to be a racehorse. But she was born to be a mother. The 11-year-old unraced mare, a daughter of Belmont Stakes winner Victory Gallop, is Canada’s 2016 Broodmare of the Year. She perhaps won’t get any read more

Yorkton Impressive in Winning Queenston Stakes

Yorkton made the fourth start of his season the most memorable of his career, notching his first added-money score in taking Saturday’s $125,000 Queenston Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Stuart Simon for owner-breeder Chiefswood Stable, the Speightstown bay came into read more

Eurico Da Silva guides Yorkton to victory in the $125,000 Queenston Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Dapper Dino Scores Sunday Hat-trick at Hastings

Trainer Dino Condilenios was dressed to the nines on Mother’s Day in a dark blue suit and crisp blue-on-white button-down shirt. After winning three races Sunday at Hastings Racecourse including the $50,000 George Royal with Modern for a third consecutive read more

Modern wins $50,000 George Royal with rider Richard Hamel. Photo by Patti Tubbs

Ballade Stakes: Rock You Like a Blurricane!

Blurricane blew by her rivals late to spring the upset in Sunday’s $125,400 Ballade Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Martin Drexler for ownership group of Ken Lee, Dennis Mitchell, Don Bell and Gayle Bell, Blurricane was making her seasonal debut read more

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guides Blurricane to victory in the $125,000 Ballade Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Breeders’ Lawsuit Update

Standardbred breeders’ lawsuit against Ontario government and OLG continues as the province argues for dismissal. Lawyers representing the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming corporation (OLG) recently filed a motion with the province’s Superior Court to have read more

209 Million Examples Why People Love Horse Racing

What a day at Churchill Downs this past weekend. Always Dreaming (great lottery name by the way) took control with a nearly 3 length victory. Even under imperfect weather conditions, hundreds of thousands visited the racetrack in my hometown of read more

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