David Moran

I’m a Kittyhawk Soars to Ballade Score

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 […]

U S Marshal Prevails in Wando

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 […]

Moran, Contreras Double Up on Six-pack Yearling Sales Stakes Card

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 […]

Grand Arch up in time in King Edward

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 Repeats in Bold Venture

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 Flies to Lady Angela Score

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 […]