Jockey Moran looks to pick up where he finished off, trainer MacRae recalls his first Woodbine win, plus ones to watch.
Under rider David Moran, the Gail Cox trainee rallied from next-to-last and blew past 4-5 favourite Cambier Parc for a convincing four-length score.
Emmaus, a sharp second in the Grade 2 Connaught Cup, will be looking to go one better as he returns to Woodbine for the King Edward Stakes.
Owner/breeder Ivan Dalos’s Ami’s Mesa was the 5-2 favourite in Sunday’s $125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes, but it was his longshot that stole the show.
Well-traveled Grizzel, confidently piloted by David Moran, wore down favoured Enstone to take Sunday’s Grade 3 $131,300 Selene Stakes, at Woodbine.
I’m a Kittyhawk closed stoutly into swift fractions to spring a 25-1 upset in Holiday Monday’s $125,400 Ballade Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Robert Crean, the dark bay daughter of Tomahawk made her seasonal debut a winning one with a furious rally to take the six furlong sprint for Ontario-sired fillies and mares. Tahnee, with […]
Richard and Nancy Kaster’s U S Marshal prevailed with a prominent trip, engineered by jockey David Moran, in Sunday’s $102,800 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Ian Black, the Badge of Silver bay arrived at the 1 1/16-miles ‘Poly’ event for three-year-olds from a productive winter campaign at Gulfstream Park that included a solid second-place […]
Wednesday night’s Yearling Sales Stakes program at Woodbine was highlighted by a pair of wins for jockeys David Moran and Luis Contreras on an evening showcasing Canadian-breds purchased at previous Canadian Premier Yearling Sales. Moran’s double included an impressive 2 1/2-length score by Phil’s Cocktail in the $201,200 OLG Simcoe Stakes as well as a […]
Jim and Susan Hill’s Grand Arch closed with authority to capture Sunday’s $202,000 Grade 2 King Edward Stakes, at Woodbine. Grand Arch, a five-year-old bay son of Arch-Bacinella, arrived at the one-mile turf stake off a narrow half-length defeat when third in a Churchill Downs turf allowance on May 9. Trained by Brian Lynch and […]
Essence Hit Man successfully defended his Grade 3 $168,000 Bold Venture title with a familiar front-running performance in Woodbine’s Wednesday night feature. Essence Hit Man, twice named Canada’s champion sprinter, came into the 6 1/2-furlong ‘Poly’ stake off a narrow 1/2-length defeat to Laugh Track in the Grade 3 Vigil Stakes. However, there would be […]
I’m a Kittyhawk collared Rootham Triple E’s in the shadow of the wire to take Saturday’s $125,000 Lady Angela Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Robert Crean for Jonathan, Martin, Nicholas and Victoria Earle, I’m A Kittyhawk was expertly ridden by David Moran, settling along the rail in the seven furlong ‘Poly’ stake before finding her […]