Two graded stakes races at Woodbine on November 11 have big fields and several mares in the running for a Sovereign Award.
Woodbine runners Master of the Seas and Nobals also featured largely during a thrilling day of racing at Santa Anita.
Mother Nature played a factor, as a total of 293 races were contested between both turf courses, 31 fewer than in 2022.
Winners from Woodbine races to compete in one of North America’s premier Thoroughbred events of the year.
The inaugural sprint was won by Quarter Horse Azures Royalty; plans for similar TB vs QH matchups are in the works for 2024.
A pair of $100,000 Saturday stakes races for Ontario-sired two-year-olds, the South Ocean and Frost King, feature some interesting fields.
The mare's breeder and part-owner Bill DeCoursey describes the moment the lovely six-year-old won the Ballerina Stakes at Hastings.
The BC rider edges Kimura; second half of the Hastings Racecourse 2023 season kicks into high gear with the 12th edition of The Cup.
The one-mile Trial sets the stage for the first leg of the Western Canadian Triple Crown at Assiniboia Downs.
Both three-year-olds are multiple stakes winners and are leading their divisions heading into the heat of the summer.
Copeland takes the reins from Jim Lawson, who has been named Executive Chair of the Board of Directors and will step down as CEO this fall.
The Winnipeg track will double the Pick 4 pool guarantee for every card starting on May 29, another initiative to encourage healthy wagering.
Total wagering was up 6 per cent over opening day 2022, with One More Ring taking the Spring into Summer Cup.
The Winnipeg track's opening day saw champion jock Jorge Carreno take the first race, large crowds and enthusiastic wagering.
The second installment of Canadian Thoroughbred's look at who is hot on the trail to the King's Plate and Woodbine Oaks.