Woodstock Stakes

Buzz Buzz: Woodbine Opens April 27

The first of 129 racing cards at Woodbine will be drawn Wednesday and right off the bat there should be some nice races to get things started.

Lokinforpursemonee Pulls 14-1 Upset in Woodstock

Lokinforpursemonee, patiently and confidently handled by Luis Contreras, rallied impressively to take Saturday’s $115,800 Woodstock Stakes, at Woodbine. Owned and trained by John Ross, the bay son of Silent Name was making his seasonal debut in the six-furlong main track sprint for three-year-olds. Contreras settled Lokinforpursemonee, the second-longest shot on the toteboard, near the back […]

No Denying Noholdingback Bear in Woodstock

Noholdingback Bear, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, swooped to a smart score in Sunday’s $125,250 Woodstock Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mike DePaulo for owner Bear Stables Ltd., the bay son of Put It Back arrived at the six furlong Tapeta sprint for sophomores from a trio of winter races at Gulfstream Park […]

Wilson Scores Woodstock Stakes to Kick Off Woodbine Season

Jockey Rafael Hernandez and trainer Wesley Ward had three wins together, while jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson was the local heroine, guiding Serious Talk to a sharp win in the $131,500 Woodstock Stakes, on Saturday’s 2015 Opening Day card at Woodbine. Ten races were offered on the season opening program, conducted under cool, but sunny conditions. Hernandez […]

Puntrooskie Surprises in Woodstock

Puntrooskie swooped to a geared-down victory in Sunday’s $127,750 Woodstock Stakes, at Woodbine. Puntrooskie, a dark bay son of In Summation, was claimed for $50,000 by trainer Nick Gonzalez for Tucci Stables from a February 8 maiden event at Gulfstream Park. Following a fifth-place effort on the Gulfstream grass, the Florida-bred gelding broke his maiden […]