Connaught Cup

‘Texas’ Hold ‘em: Tower of Texas Wins Connaught Cup Thriller

Tower of Texas had double the work to do – first, collaring the leader and then holding off a hard-charging rival – to come out on top in Saturday’s $196,750 Grade 2 Connaught Cup at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield and piloted by leading rider Eurico Rosa da Silva, fan favourite Tower of Texas came […]

Dimension Pulls Off 20-1 Connaught Cup Upset

Dimension, sent to post as the longest shot on the board at 20-1, overcame a slow start to capture Sunday’s $208,000 Grade II Connaught Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Conor Murphy for his Riverside Bloodstock LLC, the eight-year-old Medicean gelding arrived at the seven furlong grass sprint looking for his first win since taking the […]

Lockout Makes the Grade in Connaught Cup

John C. Oxley’s Lockout rallied wide down the lane to capture Saturday’s $212,800 Grade 2 Connaught Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse and patiently ridden by Gary Boulanger, Lockout overcame a six-month layoff to win the seven furlong sprint over an E.P. Taylor Turf Course rated as ‘good.’ Dimension missed the break and Conquest […]