Ireland’s Niall Collum has settled at Woodbine as a trainer and is working at building up a small, successful stable complete with first-time horse owners.
When injury ended his race career, the once highly sought after Thoroughbred Catch Twenty One, was rehomed and is now in training to become an eventer.
Fifty years into the game, BC Hall-of-Famer Peter Redekop has stepped up to donate $100,000 to the purse of the 2019 British Columbia Derby he loves.
Opposing trainers may have laughed when Manitoba-bred Escape Clause came to Santa Anita to contest the La Canada stakes, but they weren’t laughing now.
Multi-talented horseman, Reade Baker, has retired from training a stable of horses to pursue other opportunities in the thoroughbred game.
Having bonded with her new owner, Issabella Kerr, off-the-track Thoroughbred Ava’s Angel is now thriving her second career as a jumper.
Woodbine’s new jockey, Leonardo Salles, came to Toronto via Brazil, Dubai, Macau, Hong Kong and the U.S. before setting his sights on Canada last fall.
In April, Gustav Schickedanz, a Canadian horse racing legend, will be honoured with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit at the Sovereign Awards.
Saffiano, an Ontario bred Thoroughbred, caught the eye of exercise rider Katie Larsen, who later helped him find a new home and career with Meagan White.
Joe Guerrieri (Joey Gee), the new owner of the former Gardiner Farms, cracked the top 10 in the Woodbine Thoroughbred owner rankings in 2018.
Canada’s reigning champion jockey, Eurico Rosa Da Silva, surpassed Mickey Walls’ long-standing record for wins at a Woodbine meeting in a remarkable season.