Sunday, September 16, 2018
TORONTO, September 16, 2018—Silent Poet, favoured at 7-5, came through loud and clear when scoring by a measured length in Sunday’s $100,000 Vice Regent Stakes for Ontario-sired three-year-olds at Woodbine.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
TORONTO, September 15, 2018—Yorkton was no match for superstar Pink Lloyd in two earlier meetings but benefited from the crowd favorite’s misfortune on Saturday in the Grade 3, $125,000 Bold Venture Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
TORONTO, September 15, 2018—Colebrook Farms and Bear Stables’ Johnny Bear turned in another thrilling victory, getting up in time to defend his title in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Grade 1) on Saturday at Woodbine.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TORONTO, September 12, 2018 – A talented field of 13 two-year-olds will be vying for a guaranteed spot in the Breeders’ Cup later this fall as they face off in Sunday’s co-featured $250,000 Summer Stakes to be raced over one mile of turf at Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TORONTO, September 12, 2018—My Gal Betty, who has crossed the wire first in each of her three starts to date, will be looking to raise her game another notch when she steps into Grade 1 company for the $250,000 Natalma Stakes on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TORONTO, September 12, 2018—Johnny Bear, who toppled the odds-on English invader Hawkbill here in last year’s Northern Dancer Turf, again will be looking to bring down the talented European invader in Saturday’s renewal of the Grade 1 feature.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TORONTO, September 12, 2018 – Millionaire filly New Money Honey headlines Saturday’s $250,000 Canadian Stakes (Grade 2), Presented by the Japan Racing Association, as one of two distaffers in the field that are trained by turf specialist Chad Brown.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
TORONTO, September 6, 2018 - Artistico and Royal Intrigue, winners of the first two legs of Woodbine’s Turf Endurance Series, are tied with 10 points each at the top of the standings and will square off here Sunday in the penultimate test over 1 5/8-miles.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
TORONTO, September 6, 2018 - Gamble’s Ghost has been firing on all cylinders of late, taking the Grade 3 Trillium and Grade 3 Ontario Matron with her usual flair.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
TORONTO, September 5, 2018 - Trainer Josie Carroll has held a hot hand in the La Lorgnette Stakes, winning four of the first 18 runnings of the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.
Saturday, September 1, 2018
TORONTO, September 1, 2018 – Stronach Stables’ popular filly Zestina made a late run in the stretch to earn her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Passing Mood over Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Saturday afternoon. The seven-furlong Passing Mood is for Ontario-sired three-year-old fillies.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018, Toronto –Four yearlings take top spot, all selling for over $100,000, at the annual Canadian Premier Yearling Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto where 152 yearlings sold for $2,816,900. The average increased by 4% from $17,794 in 2017 to $18,532 and the median increased by 7.5% to $10,750.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Derek Chin’s Trini Brewnette rallied last to first to capture Wednesday night’s $100,000 OLG Algoma Stakes, presented by Woodbine Entertainment.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
TORONTO, August 29, 2018 – Melmich’s reign in the OLG Elgin Stakes came to an end as Kingsport took the title with a front-end effort in the 2018 edition during Wednesday night’s action-packed program at Woodbine.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Speedy Soul, a Joey Gee Thoroughbreds homebred daughter of Souper Speedy, rallied wide down the lane to capture Wednesday night’s $177,400 OLG Muskoka Stakes, presented by Ballycroy Trainer Centre.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Derek A. Chin’s Blessed Two circled a field of 10 two-year-old colts and geldings to win the $175,000 OLG Simcoe Stakes presented by Samuel, Son & Co. Limited., on Wednesday night at Woodbine.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Pink Lloyd needed every inch of the stretch run to collar stablemate Circle of Friends for a narrow neck score in Wednesday night's $100,000 OLG Kenora Stakes, presented by the HBPA of Ontario, at Woodbine.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
English Illusion kicked off Canadian Millions Sales Stakes Night by upsetting defending champion Johnny Bear in the OLG Halton Stakes presented by Tipperary Equestrian.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
TORONTO, August 29, 2018 – Pink Lloyd, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year and one of the most successful Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Sale graduates of all time, provided one of Wednesday night’s highlights in a Kenora Stakes thriller as Woodbine hosted six Yearling Sales Stakes, sponsored by the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. (OLG), with purse money totaling $750,000.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
by Jennifer Morrison A young couple, an impulsive horse purchase, and a plucky filly are the storylines behind the amazing tale of CTHS Ontario Yearling Sales graduate Paladin Bay.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
TORONTO, August 25, 2018 – Mr Havercamp provided owner/breeder Sean Fitzhenry with a graded stakes victory for his birthday on Saturday as the four-year-old Court Vision gelding took the $175,000 Play the King Stakes (Grade 2) over seven furlongs on Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
Friday, August 24, 2018
TORONTO, August 24, 2018 - Many of the finest Canadian Premier Yearling Sale graduates will be in the spotlight on Wednesday evening (August 29) as Woodbine hosts six yearling sales stakes with $750,000 in purses up for grabs.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
TORONTO, August 22, 2018 – Trainer Mark Casse will send out the trio of Limonaia, Si Si Tequila and Eyeinthesky in the inaugural running of the $100,000 Catch a Glimpse Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
TORONTO, August 22, 2018 – Chiefswood Stable homebred Yorkton goes after his sixth career victory and third added-money triumph in Saturday's Grade 2 $175,000 Play the King Stakes, at Woodbine.
Monday, August 20, 2018
By Jennifer Morrison When Heart to Heart stepped into the sales ring for the CTHS Ontario yearling auction in 2012 he was easy to spot. The smallish bay colt had an almost perfect heart-shaped marking on his forehead that sales onlookers enjoyed pointing out.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
TORONTO, August 18, 2018 – Chiefswood Stable’s homebred Neepawa stole the show with a front-striding performance in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, the third and final leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
TORONTO, August 16, 2018 – Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield will have two shots at taking Sunday’s $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Grade 2) at Woodbine with the streaking graded stakes winner Tiz a Slam and former Breeders’ Stakes champion Danish Dynaformer headlining a field of six set to face off in the 1-3/8 mile turf event.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
TORONTO, August 15, 2018 – Aheadbyacentury heads a field of nine Canadian-bred three-year-olds in Saturday’s $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, at Woodbine.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
By Jennifer Morrison He was known around his barn as ‘The King’ and from 2010-2015 Pender Harbour ruled the roost of Ontario-breds with his tenacity and will to win.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
TORONTO, August 12, 2018 – Ivan Dalos’ homebred filly Avie’s Mineshaft wore down the favoured Woodbine Oaks champion, Dixie Moon, in the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes, third leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies, on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
TORONTO, August 11, 2018 – Red Cabernet defeated defending Victoriana Stakes champion Niigon’s Eclipse to give her connections lots to celebrate on Saturday after this year’s $100,000 edition, which was rescheduled after Monday’s cancellation at Woodbine.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
TORONTO, August 9, 2018 – Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman’s Melmich returns to defend his title in Sunday’s co-featured Grade 3 $125,000 Seagram Cup, at Woodbine.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
TORONTO, August 9, 2018 – Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s homebred Dixie Moon who, in June, held off the heralded Wonder Gadot to capture the Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, will attempt to pick up a second Canadian classic victory in Sunday’s $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes, at Woodbine.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Beginning at 6:45 this evening the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be available on the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Facebook page:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
In 2012, more than a dozen yearlings from the third crop of 2004 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Wilko were offered at the CTHS (Ontario) sale. One of them was Melmich, who has since gone on to amass lifetime earnings of $1.2 million and has finished in the top three of all his starts over 80% of the time.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
TORONTO, August 5, 2018 – Royal Intrigue entered Woodbine’s 2018 Turf Endurance Series for the second leg on Sunday and established himself as a front-runner with a winning effort over 1-1/2 miles on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
TORONTO, August 5, 2018 – Joey Gee Thoroughbreds’ Line of Vision collected her third stakes win facing Ontario-sired fillies in the $100,000 Eternal Search, the 1-1/16-mile co-featured stakes event on Sunday at Woodbine.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
TORONTO, August 5, 2018 – Conrad Farms’ Muskoka Wonder chased down favourite Crawl From the Bar to win the $125,000 Clarendon Stakes for Ontario-bred two-year-olds on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
TORONTO, August 4, 2018 – Windhaven Farms’ Tiz Breathtaking lived up to her name with a beautiful stretch run in the $125,000 Shady Well Stakes for Ontario-bred two-year-old fillies on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Friday, August 3, 2018
TORONTO, August 3, 2018 – Chiefswood Stable’s homebred mare Niigon’s Eclipse will attempt to add another Victoriana Stakes victory to her credentials during Woodbine’s special holiday Monday program.