Paul Buttigieg

Thor’s Rocket zooms from last to first in Overskate Stakes

Thor’s Rocket launched his attack in the stretch and blasted from last to first for the mild upset in the $100,000 Overskate Stakes featured on Saturday’s program at Woodbine. Alan Garcia worked out the five-year-old gelding’s first winning trip in two years for trainer/breeder Paul Buttigieg, who also co-owns under Buttigieg Training Centre with Gus […]

Phil’s Dream Defends Ontario Jockey Club Title

Phil’s Dream, Canada’s reigning champion sprinter, outdueled Go Blue Or Go Home to defend his title in Saturday’s $143,800 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes, at Woodbine. The six-year-old Philanthropist gelding, owned and trained by Paul Buttigieg, settled off the early pace of Massive Explosion and moved in tandem with Go Blue Or Go Home through the […]

Phil’s Dream Sprints Clear in New Providence

Phil’s Dream, last year’s Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s outstanding male sprinter, sprinted up the rail to win Monday’s Victoria Day feature, the $125,000 New Providence Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Paul Buttigieg for his Buttigieg Training Centre, Phil’s Dream was bet down to 3-5 in the field of seven Ontario-sired runners and ran to […]

A ‘Dream’ Trip Wins Nearctic

Phil’s Dream, under a patient ride from Justin Stein, was full of run through the stretch to capture Sunday’s Grade 1 $340,400 Nearctic Stakes, at Woodbine. The six furlong race, a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In event run over a ‘good’ E.P. Taylor Turf Course, drew 10 hopefuls. But the winner, owned and trained […]

Phil’s Dream Sharp in Overskate

Phil’s Dream went gate to wire to capture Sunday’s $125,000 Overskate Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Paul Buttigieg for Buttigieg Training Centre, the dark bay son of Philanthropist has enjoyed a memorable 2013 campaign in which the gelding has now won five of seven starts, after sitting on the sidelines for the entirety of the […]

Gypsy Ring Game in New Providence

Paul Buttigieg’s Gypsy Ring, under a strong ride by Justin Stein, held off a determined Paso Doble to win Monday’s $125,000 New Providence Stakes, at Woodbine. Creeping Barrage, Executive Five and Red Eagle tussled for the early lead in the six furlong Polytrack event as Gypsy Ring and Paso Doble stalked the early pace. Following […]