News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Euro Invaders Touch Down in Toronto

Euro Invaders Touch Down in Toronto

Four of the Euro invaders for Saturday’s Ricoh Woodbine Mile card arrived at Woodbine Monday evening. Mondialiste, Arod and Dutch Connection are here for the Woodbine Mile while Capla Temptress has made the trip for Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma , read more

Ricoh Woodbine Mile contender Mondialiste under jockey Fergal Lynch. Photo by Michael Burns

U.S. Horse Slaughter Update

On September 5th, the U.S. House Committee on Rules rejected a bipartisan amendment that would have prevented horse slaughter from returning to the United States. Each year, the U.S. Congress must approve language preventing the U.S. Department of Agriculture from read more

Silent Sonet Soars in La Prevoyante

Silent Sonet, a troubled third in her last start, rewarded the faith of her backers here Sunday with an emphatic 6 ¼-length victory in the $125,000 La Prevoyante Stakes. The La Prevoyante a one-mile turf race for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies, read more

Eurico Da Silva guides Silent Sonet to victory in the $125,000 La Prevoyante Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns

Chief Know It All Wins BC Derby at Hastings

It wasn’t quite a line dance by the jubilant owners of Chief Know It All because they were strewn all over the winner’s circle. But ask the Edmonton invaders if they care. Chief Know It All survived a heart-stopping finish read more

Hastings Racecourse to Host Ownership Info Session

Hastings Racecourse will host an ownership information session on Sunday September 10th. Anyone interested in buying a racehorse should attend to learn about the benefits of ownership, purchasing options and how to find a trainer, plus highlights of this year’s read more

Hastings Biggest Weekend

While the 72nd running of the BC Derby will definitely be the feature attraction at Hastings Racecourse Saturday afternoon, the five supporting stake races deserve single billings of their own. That’s what happens when there is $550,000 in total purse read more

Ontario Horse Racing Industry Survey Results

The 2016 Ontario Horse Racing Industry Survey results are in. Equine Guelph, who developed and administered the survey, called upon grooms, trainers, owners and other stakeholders in the racing industry to provide input on racehorse health and well-being. The results read more

In Memoriam: H. Charles Armstrong

Standardbred industry icon, H. Charles “Charlie” Armstrong, has passed away. Charlie has been a major contributor to horse racing and breeding in Ontario and North America for nearly 70 years, and was inducted into the Horse Racing Hall of Fame read more

Dan Loiselle Named Drawmaster for Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced Dan Loiselle, the recently retired ‘Voice of Canadian Horse Racing’, as the guest drawmaster for the 2017 edition of the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. The Ricoh Woodbine Mile post position draw will be held on read more

Dan Loiselle has been named as the guest drawmaster for the 2017 edition of the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Photo by Michael Burns

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