Seven stakes races were held Sunday Sept. 6 celebrating Alberta racing and Maskwecis won a thrilling Beaufort Stakes, the final prep for the Canadian Derby.
Wagering at Century Mile on August 23 reached $1.18 million, setting a single day record at the Alberta track; overall wagering way up.
From Horse Racing Alberta, Curtis Stock wraps up recent stakes races at Century Mile including the Sinoma win by Music at Work.
Stakes action in western Canada has been heating up and Hastings Racecourse changes its racing dates mid-meet in search of more wagering.
Maskwecis won the $40,000 Western Canada Handicap at Century Mile on July 26 on his journey to the Canadian Derby in September.
Jockey Antonio Whitehall has certainly made a statement in Winnipeg, winning at 29% of his races at Assiniboia, 36 wins from 126 mounts.
A mixed bag of emotions and events as Alberta Thoroughbred racing gets underway after the COVID-19 delay; accident sidelines riders.
Track will be sharing some jockeys and horses with Assiniboia until riders from 2019 can travel back to Canada from home countries.
Alberta horsepeople are ready to go at the Nisku track, while Saskatoon's track forced to cancel its season for the first time.
Century Mile in Alberta and Hastings Racecourse in British Columbia appear set to announce opening dates for racing, possibly as soon as June 12.
Canadian tracks sit and wait for provincial emergency orders to be lifted while horsepeople hope for a return to racing by summer.