News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Woodbine Trainer Marc-Andre Blouin Cancer-Free

Woodbine Trainer Marc-Andre Blouin Cancer-Free

Trainer Marc-Andre Blouin may not be one of the big names at Woodbine Racetrack, but he is well-known for the care he gives his horses. Blouin rarely uses Lasix and is a staunch barefoot advocate, believing that going barefoot encourages read more

MPP Questions Finance Minister Over Horse Racing

Essex NDP MPP and Economic Development and Employment critic Taras Natyshak spoke in the Provincial legislature on November 16th about the repercussions of having Woodbine Entertainment Group control racing in Ontario as proposed in Ontario Racing’s long-term funding model. “Why read more

Essex NDP MPP Taras Natyshak.

Former CEO of ORC Joins Horse Peoples’ Alliance

The Horse Peoples’ Alliance of Ontario would like to welcome former Ontario Racing Commission Executive Director Steve Lehman as a non-executive consultant. Mr. Lehman brings years of Ontario horse racing industry experience to the Alliance, having worked in the industry read more

Former Ontario Racing Commission executive director Steve Lehman will serve as a consultant for the Horse People's Alliance.

Study Reveals Rib Fracture Unique to Racehorses

A U.K.-based researcher investigating lameness under saddle discovered one type of fracture believed to be unique to racehorses. Claire Wylie, BVM&S, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, is a clinical research resident at Rossdales Equine Hospital, in Newmarket, U.K., which sees a large read more

Ontario Racing to Release Preliminary Report

Ontario Racing has reached the halfway point of their consultation period regarding the proposed long-term funding proposal for the horse racing industry in Ontario, and have released the following update: A warm thank you to all industry participants who have read more


EC’s Emergency Planning and Action Plan

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that the Emergency Planning and Action Plan for competitions is now available to download from the EC website. The Plan, which is a guide for competition organizers, is an extremely valuable resource for read more

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

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

Canadian Results at Breeders’ Cup

John Oxley’s Classic Empire provided Woodbine’s leading trainer Mark Casse with a potential Kentucky Derby favourite after capturing Saturday’s Grade 2 $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The read more

Classic Empire captured the Grade 2 $2-million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at the 33rd Breeders' Cup World Championships, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Racing to Continue at Northlands Through 2018

While Alberta awaits construction of its brand new racetrack, Century Mile, racing will continue at Northlands Park Racetrack in Edmonton. Earlier this year, it was announced that 2016 would be the final season of Thoroughbred and harness racing at Northlands, read more

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