Melmich Crushes the Competition in Durham Cup

Melmich scored a blowout victory in the $125,000 Durham Cup (Grade 3) to maintain his perfect seasonal record on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Kevin Attard trainee circled the field of five and drew off down the stretch to win the 1-1/8 mile graded stakes in a 7-1/2-length romp on the Woodbine main track with […]

Melmich prevails in thrilling Seagram Cup finish

It took a photo finish to decide the winner, but Melmich and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva defeated two-time Sovereign Award winner Are You Kidding Me by a nose in the $125,000 Seagram Cup (Gr. 3) for horses three years old and up on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Despite a rough start out of […]

Melmich Looks to Defend his Title in Season-closing Valedictory

The final race card of the 2016 Woodbine thoroughbred racing season was drawn Thursday afternoon, signaling the end of the eight-month campaign, which kicked off on April 9. Sunday’s closing day, which has a first-race post time of 1:00 p.m., features 151 horses, plus four also-eligible runners, spread over a 14-race card. The bumper card […]

Melmich Last to First in Dominion Day

Melmich, expertly piloted by Eurico Rosa da Silva, rallied last to first to capture the featured $156,000, Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes on Canada Day at Woodbine. Last of five for most of the mile and one-quarter contest, while War Dancer, under pressure from defending Dominion Day champ Red Rifle, led the field through fractions […]

Melmich Prevails in Elgin

The $125,000 Elgin Stakes, presented by Bear Stables, was a test of endurance, as Stephen Chesney and Corey Hoffman’s Melmich outlasted the Sovereign Award-winning Pender Harbour in the 1 1/16 mile Polytrack event. Breaking clean from the gate, Melmich and Pender Harbour were never challenged by Millioninthemaking and Urban Forester, in a compact four-horse field. […]