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A private purchase in November, Ontario-bred Romantic Gamble won the Dads Caps Starter on Claiming Championship Day at Aqueduct.
The Chicago connection of owners Foglia and Sagan, trainer Rivelli and jockey Loveberry have a Kentucky Derby contender in Two Phil's.
Canadian-owned and trained Shirl's Speight had a strong run while Ushba Tesoro upsets $12 million Dubai World Cup.
The Jockey Club released its 2023 Fact Book on March 23 and Canadian Thoroughbred has sorted statistics for Canadian provinces.
From Dubai to Kentucky, Louisiana and New Mexico, there are plenty of stepping-stone races for the 149th Kentucky Derby this weekend.
The handsome colt by Mo Town, bred by Katie Browne and Brian Bell, was picked up by Vince Foglia, who races as Patricia's Hope LLC.
American star Country Grammer and jockey Frankie Dettori get stuck with post 14 in the Dubai World Cup, Shirl's Speight is in the Turf.
A huge card of racing at Turfway on March 25 includes a major Kentucky Derby stepping stone and stakes with Ontario-breds entered.
Vella will be a point of contact for owners and trainers relating to race conditions, backstretch maintenance, and more.
Canadian Thoroughbred offers an early look at some of the top contenders for the August 20 King's Plate, colts and fillies.
Some 800 youngsters are up for auction at the OBS March juvenile sale beginning Monday, March 20 in Ocala, Florida.
Trainer Craig Smith drove 3,100 miles from his farm near Calgary, AB in Nov. to compete at the Florida track for the first time since 2012.
A new two-year deal commits to $62M in purses for the 2023-2024 thoroughbred racing meets; season set to open on April 22.
An update on some of the goings-on with Ontario horses and horsepeople as opening day of Woodbine gets closer.
Welland-born horseman moved from Standardbred racing to Thoroughbreds in 2021 and was among the leading trainers at Fort Erie last year.
The 27-year-old top-10 rider in South Africa and champion in Zimbabwe is headed to Ontario to start a new chapter in his career.
Not run in 2022 due to pandemic issues, the 84th International will take place on Sunday, Oct. 8, at a new distance of a mile and a quarter.
Ontario resident celebrates big win by Souper Cohiba, trained by Katerina Vassilieva; this week, Gold Magic returns to the races.
From romance novels to racehorses, Dick Bonnycastle was successful and just last year, a horse he bred produced a Kentucky Derby winner.
The return of the Canadian International (G1) and the upgrade of the listed Belle Mahone Stakes to Grade 3 among changes.
Expensive Tapit colt continues his development and earns 50 points for the Kentucky Derby while Mission of Joy wins big.
The Barbados-born rider has a 24% win rate in his career and over 1,500 winners in western Canada where he has dominated.
Tampa Bay Downs' biggest day of racing has a ton of stakes action with the Tampa Bay Derby headlining the March 11 card.
A "Vegas style" casino, hotel and entertainment theatre are nearing completion on the Woodbine racetrack property.
Ellen Chaloner was saddling winners in the 1890s, over half a century before women officially won the right to train at the UK track.
In recognition of Canada's great Sovereign Award-winning sprinter, the renamed $100,000 race will be run on Sunday, June 4 at Woodbine.
The 164th King's Plate will be run on August 20th and the iconic Grade 1 Canadian International returns, shortened to 10 furlongs.
Canadian horsepeople look forward to spring as the backstretches open; Moon Landing moves to the top of the charts for the King's Plate.
The biggest race in the Caribbean returned for the first time since 2020 and featured a fascinating field of nine.
From coast to coast, 3-year-olds are showing what they have in rich races leading up to the first Saturday in May
Ontario-bred colt by Nyquist is trained by Kevin Attard and is in post 11 in a large field in the $150,000 race that offers KY Derby points.
The Caribbean classic could have a record crowd and plenty of Canadians are part of the nine-horse field racing for $200,000 (Bar).
Gulfstream Park stakes race offers 100 Kentucky Derby points and has drawn a field of nine on a stakes-laden Saturday card.
Breeder of Eclipse Award champion Maryfield, Mike Carroll raised dozens of top class horses including the 2021 Queen's Plate winner.
Former Woodbine COO played a role in recent growth of the Assiniboia Downs racing product in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Finalists have been announced for the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit, Outstanding Groom award winners, and Media Sovereign awards.
News on some Canadian horsepeople and horses who have been busy in the south this winter, including impressive colt Gold Magic.
Golden Sixty was bred in Australia but has a Canadian connection via the E.P. Taylor broodmare line of Queen's Statute, Royal Statute and Konafa.
Son of Candy Ride (Arg) zooms to the top of the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard with his upset win in the slop.
The well-travelled 6-year-old led all the way through 1 1/8 miles to win the richest race in the world over the American star.
Trainer Brad Cox holds a hot hand in the Oaklawn Park feature race for Kentucky Derby hopefuls on Saturday.
A field of nine led by a pair from top American owner Ken Ramsey will run for the Gold Cup in Barbados on March 4
Saturday night's Saudi Cup headlines a rich race card that begins at 7:45 a.m. February 25 Eastern time. TSN1 will show the Cup at noon.
In this week’s report, trainer Minshall and jock Carroll speak about 2022 and their hopes for the upcoming 2023 Woodbine season.
Ontario Racing has partnered with The Jockey Club on Ontario Resident Mare Program enrollment as foaling season gets going.
A thoroughbred and Quarter Horse owner and breeder, Norman Picov built the new Ajax Downs and was a pillar of Ajax-Pickering philanthropy.
The three strongest media brands in the Canadian equestrian marketplace require a passionate horse person with a talent for ad sales.
Bill and Sandra Dory and Adam Ference are Derby dreaming with Chase the Chaos, who won the El Camino Real Derby.
The race favourite Lemon Pop captured the February Stakes (G1) title; his dam is Canadian-owned Unreachable.
Trained by Brad Cox, who earlier won his 2,000th career race, Angel of Empire threw his name into the Derby hat.
The journey to the 2023 Kentucky Derby heats up with the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds on February 18.
Trainer Roger Attfield has arrived in Japan to start Charles Fipke's Shirl's Speight, says how the horse handles dirt is an "unknown".
Multiple Canadian champion jockey has picked up the mount on Tallahatchiebridge, trained by Saffie Joseph, for the Sandy Lane Gold Cup.
Al and Bill Ulwelling and trainer Kevin Attard unleashed an exciting Ontario-bred colt, Gold Magic, at Gulfstream on Feb. 11.
Restauranteur, racehorse lover Nick Felicella raced dozens of top horses with wife Pauline including richest BC Bred ever, Spaghetti Mouse
Litigate powered through a downpour to win the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) to earn Derby points; Dreaming of Snow takes Suncoast.
Charles Fipke's Grade 1 winner, trained by Woodbine's Roger Attfield, would be the first international horse to compete in Japan Grade 1.
The Eclipse Award winning two-year-old filly of 2022 meets up with Woodbine Oaks contender Ticker Tape Home in Suncoast Stakes.
The finalists for the racing categories for the 48th Sovereign Awards have been released and the awards will be held on April 13
Shirley Camilleri signed the ticket on Awesome Elle, a daughter of Awesome Again in foal to Not This Time, for $100,000.
As the breeding season gets set to begin in North America, the last major mixed sale begins Monday at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.
Manitoba trainers Tom Gardipy Jr. and Jerry Gourneau became the first conditioners inducted into the North American-wide Hall of Fame.
The improving Into Mischief colt had a steady rally from a couple of lengths off a slow pace to win by 3/4s of a length.
Son of Reload was 6-to-1 in his American debut, winning the Forego Stakes for trainer Mark Casse and owners Barber, Wachtel and Schleiffer.
Only a year after their first stallion purchase, Speightster, had a fatal accident upon arriving in Ontario, the Haydens are trying again.
Two-time Horse of the Year Mighty Heart won his 2023 opener for new trainer Patrick Country, Jr. and he gets back to stakes action Feb. 4.
Trainer Dale Romans will saddle Holy Bull Stakes favourite Cyclone Mischief whom he says "is one of the best three-year-olds in the country."
Ontario Racing’s Thoroughbred Improvement Program has announced the recipients for the three highest worldwide earners in four categories.
Stoltz Thoroughbreds, which recently opened up its own farm near Edmonton, has added City Wolf to its stallion roster for 2023.
The public is invited to participate in the nomination of people or horses who made a significant contribution to horse racing in Canada.
The 6-year-old horse, owned and bred by Bruce Lunsford, showed he runs well when fresh by taking the $3 million race off a 4-month break.
Woodbine invader So Suave (Ire) made easy work of the field for the Group 1 Coolmore Stakes at Garrison Savannah in Barbados Jan. 28.
Champion Woodbine rider Patrick Husbands to partner former Woodbine-based So Suave (Ire) in the Group 1 Coolmore Stakes in Barbados Jan. 28.
Barbados-born Joseph has been on the rise in the trainer ranks on the continent and his horses look to upend Pegasus favourite Cyberknife.
Hernandez got 43-to-1 shot Scat Shack up to win the first race and in race 2 steered 12-to-1 shot Tiz Susan Ann to an easy victory.
The Eclipse Awards were held Thursday evening in Florida and Flightline stole the show; Mark Casse-trained Wonder Wheel top Juvenile Filly.
The two-day Ocala Breeders' Winter Mixed Sale saw several purchases from Canadians who focused on young, unraced horses.
After half a century in horse racing, one of this country's most successful horsemen is looking to switch gears.
Ontario owner and trainer picked up two more mares after selling a homebred short yearling at the January Keeneland sale.
Canadian Horse of the Year in 1999 has died at the age of 29 at the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY.
Woodbine's leading jockey won another stakes race at Santa Anita when guiding 13-to-1 shot Duvet Day (Ire) to victory in the Astra Stakes.
The Pegasus World Cup will headline a stellar 13-race program with a total of eight stakes being contested for $5.3 million in purses.
Woodbine trainer Katerina Vassilieva picked out the race for Florida-breds for Roaring Forties and had him spot-on for a big win.
Grade 1 winner Shirl's Speight is expected to be the first international horse to compete in the Group 1 February Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse.
Canadian horsepeople and horses have been winning all over this winter as ship-in day to Woodbine looms in one month.
Continuing the trend of new stallions arriving in Ontario, the young Tapit stallion was a top 2nd crop sire in North America in 2022.
The son of Milwaukee Brew will join top Maryland sires Outflanker, Rainbow Heir and Barbados at successful Shamrock Farm.
The $400,000 stakes will feature Canada’s best three-year-olds running 1 mile and 3/16 on Fort Erie’s dirt track.
Woodbine's leading rider Kazushi Kimura won his first race at Santa Anita racetrack in California in dramatic fashion.
Seasons to a dozen Thoroughbred stallions make up the popular "Continuing Hall of Fame Legacies Auction"; bidding is open now.
The 11-year-old son of Dynaformer had five victories including the Singspiel Stakes, Breeders' Stakes, and Plate Trial Stakes.
Clarendon Stakes winner will test US competition in the Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, January 14.
Flamingo Girl, a Group 3 winner as a filly in 2020, was stripped of that win with elevated testosterone levels.
Dr. Betty Hughes will stand the quick stallion Town Bee, a full brother to top young sire Bee Jersey, in Manitoba in 2023.
Also at the Keeneland January Horse of All Ages sale, Ontario horseman Dale Desruisseaux sells a yearling for $120,000.
Voters across Canada will submit ballots by January 22 for the champions of Canadian racing for 2022; ceremony on April 13.
The Canadian champion, under new trainer Pat County, Jr, won an allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs, his first win since 2021.
The Calgary-born horseman won his first race at Northlands Park in 1995 and became the 37th North American trainer to hit the 3,000 win mark.
The Woodbine stakes winner is now owned by Repole Stable and Town and Country Racing who purchased the filly after the Breeders' Cup.
Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced at The Breakers in Palm Beach, including the 2022 Horse of the Year.
Impressive maiden winner Ancient Peace, a Woodbine Oaks and King's Plate eligible, was among the recent supplements to the 2-day sale.
South Africa's biggest race was also inaugurated in the 1860s with a gift from Queen Victoria; this year it is called the King's Plate.
The invitations are out for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Pegasus Turf and Pegasus Filly and Mare Turf on Jan. 28.
Equine Guelph kicks off its Winter Online Learning Series helping participants to identify subtle changes before they become irreparable damage.
Also in our Canadian update, Cairo Consort returns in Gulfstream stakes race and Mike Wright wins at his favourite track.
Despite jumping something on the backstretch, the improving bay colt won his way into the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup Invitational.
Thank you to the wonderful photographers who take images of horse racing in Canada; here is a sample of some of them.
Horseplayer Interactive celebrated 25 years in 2022 and the internet wagering platform continues to grow customer-wise.
Mike DePaulo, Roger Attfield, Steve Chircop and Pat County, Jr. are already winners since moving some horses to the US for the winter.
Country Grammer, the richest racehorse in training in the world, wins easily and is headed back to the desert.
The gelding was coming off a five-month layoff and received a nice ride by Jose Morelos in a race that was moved from the turf to the Tapeta.
Canada's leading rider has his first mounts at Santa Anita racetrack on Boxing Day, Dec. 26, including two Grade 1 rides.
Son of champion miler Kingman was recently purchased by Santino DiPaola and adds new bloodlines to the province.
Woodbine-based 3-year-old has post 12 in the first stakes race of the Gulfstream Park Championship meeting on December 26.
Here are some of the multiple winning racehorses in Canada in 2022 who didn't get into the headlines but were stars nonetheless.
The top five Alberta breeders for 2022, by bonus earnings for their homebreds, includes Chris and Heather Duggan.
In mid-December, following the last day of racing at Woodbine for 2022, these are some of the leading breeders in the province.
Robertino Diodoro, from Calgary, Alberta, is 13 wins away from the milestone at officially recognized racetracks.
Three-year-old colt wins South America's biggest race and gets the first berth to the 2023 Breeders' Cup in the Win and You're In turf race.
A pair of BC stallions are off to a good start, plus a Hastings racecourse update with plans for the 2023 season.
Ontario-bred Pleasecallmeback, multiple Woodbine winner and now steeplechase winner, returns to the flat at Gulfstream.
Wagering records were set across the board as Woodbine completes 132 race dates for 2022; some dates shaved off for 2023.
Details about the 2023 Mare Breeding Incentive, Mare Recruitment and Sales Credit Programs, and the 2 YO Alberta-Bred Open Stakes Supplement.
The study will review factors such as cost of ownership, economic contribution from horses, and industry trends.
Woodbine racing is growing in popularity and the 2022 meeting will show record wagering; 2023 season is set to begin Apr. 22.
Claimed for $40,000 in the spring, Avoman upset the last stakes race of the Woodbine season at 13-to-1 with Justin Stein riding.
The Longines Hong Kong International races returned to Sha Tin for the first time in three years and large crowds enjoyed the weekend.
Ontario-sired and -bred Il Malocchio cruises to La Prevoyante win under sizzling-hot rider Sahin Civaci, who has 12 wins in last 4 days.
Two new Ontario-bred juvenile stakes winners began the Friday card including Dom Romeo's fourth generation filly Fashionably Fab.
The 1 1/16 mile event is one of 14 races on the final day of racing and it has attracted two graded stakes winners.
Golden Sixty, a multiple champion, is an immediate descendent of some important Canadian-bred broodmares from E.P. Taylor.
Graded stakes winner Il Malocchio goes for another victory and Silent Causeway is the reigning champion in the Ontario-sired event.
Industry participants are encouraged to review the updated pages which provide a detailed, current insight into Ontario Racing’s operations.
As is its history, the Plate takes on the name of the ruling monarch of Canada. The 2023 King's Plate will be run at Woodbine on August 20.
Kentucky-bred 'iron horse' has won 13 of 28 races in 2022 and was co-bred by Vancouver horse owner George Gilbert.
Kimura posted career-best numbers in 2022; Mark Casse announced as leading trainer, while leading owner is still up for grabs.
Who's the Star likely wrapped up Champion Older Male in Canada honours for 2022 with the dead-heat victory.
Toronto trainer is having a career season and won one of three races that were run at Woodbine on Dec. 3 before strong winds set in.
The Jockey Club of Canada awards ceremony returns to Universal Eventspace in Vaughan; early-bird tickets available until March 13th.
Emma-Jayne Wilson seeks a record 5th winning ride in the popular marathon race that previously closed down the Woodbine season.
The December 3rd card at Woodbine features two Ontario-sired stakes races including the Shady Well Stakes for fillies.
Eligible participants can take advantage of a number of programs and special races for 2- and 3-year-olds, and broodmare purchase incentives.
Candy Overload and jockey Sahin Civaci captured the Grade 2 Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine on November 27.
The richest active Canadian-bred and third on the all-time leading earners foaled in this country could race at age 9.
Florida invader Bluebirds Over remained undefeated in his Grey win and Renegade Rebel led a 1-2 Mark Casse finish in the Mazarine.
Alberta farm is one of the country's most successful Thoroughbred breeding and stallion stations, founded by the late Lynne Chouinard.
The four-year-old won three stakes in Canada in 2022 and gets on the short list for Champion Older Horse in the country.
Forever Dixie, Renegade Rebel and Ryder Ryder Ryder have been entered in both 1 1/16 mile races on Saturday at Woodbine.
Colleen Dalos praises Bossy Holiday's win in the colts/geldings division; Gordon Lickrish details Pleasure’s Gold route to the fillies' title.
The Mare Purchase Program in Ontario continues to help boost broodmare purchases south of the border by Canadians.
It was the first stakes win for the Woodbine-based runner; Attfield also updates his star runners Lady Speightspeare and Shirl's Speight.
The latest news on BC horses and horsepeople, including recent weanling purchases, is compiled by Nigel Reid at Horseracing BC.
The November 20 card was canceled after two races due to tough weather that included strong wind gusts, but warmer temps are expected.
After eight races, Bossy Holiday wins colts and geldings division by points and Pleasure's Gold takes the filly division.
Graded stakes-winning sprinters of 2022 gather in the $175,000 Kennedy Road on November 20 at Woodbine to determine a champion.
Cassandra and Dennis Stolz will stand stallions Dynamic Sky, Medallist and Readyforprimetime at their new multi-purpose farm.
Bossy Holiday has won the first-place prize for the Heritage Series and will contest the Nov. 18 final; Pleasure's Gold heads filly final.
Five academic scholarships will be awarded for 2023-2024 and are available to residents of the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Trainer Martin Drexler is having a career year and won three races on Nov. 13 while a 10 furlong allowance ended in a tie.
A busy day at Woodbine on November 12 included a special HBPA Backstretch Appreciation afternoon and LongRun day
Ontario sire gets first graded stakes winner and Our Flash Drive wins Grade 2 Bessarabian on November 12 card at Woodbine.
Champion Munnyfor Ro looks for her first win of 2022 in the Maple Leaf and Hazelbrook seeks to keep dream season going.
Whimsical Dance, the last filly in the Sam-Son Farms stable, brought a bid of $725,000 at Keeneland by Anderson and Stonereath Farms.
Pick up a complimentary copy of the new 2023 LongRun Graduate calendar, meet jockeys, check out merchandise and support retired racehorses.
Rycroft and jockey Enrique Gonzalez repeat as leaders in Alberta as Cates and Anderson take first owner's title.
Ontario residents who purchase an in-foal mare at public auctions outside of ON can receive a rebate of 50% of price up to $25k.
Mickey Gonzalez's Who's the Star has won three straight stakes races at Woodbine with Emma-Jayne Wilson riding.
Kevin Attard's team at Woodbine prepared an army of 2-year-olds to contest the $253,000 Coronation Futurity and its field of 14.
New stallion, a warrior on the racetrack for WorkWize Farm, is the only son of top sire Malibu Moon at stud in Canada.
The Breeders' Cup World Championships realized record wagering at jam-packed Keeneland racecourse and Canada's Queen headed to farm.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's flagship sale took place Sunday; you can buy a share of Flightline on Monday at Keeneland's Breeding Stock sale.
Coming into the Breeders' Cup Classic, Flightline was being compared to some of the greats. After the race he landed among the greats.
It is the most exciting two days in racing and toughest to handicap; who do you like in the nine Breeders' Cup races on Saturday?
On Future Star Stars Friday, Nov. 4 at Keeneland, trainer Nathan Squires watched Cairo Consort finish third in the Filly Turf.
The 1 1/8-mile Tapeta event for Canadian-foaled 2-year-olds is a significant race on the road to the Queen’s Plate.
The 2-year-olds kick off the Breeders' Cup World Championships on Friday, November 4 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington.
Saturday at Woodbine will determine if Hal can keep the winning ball rolling, plus a large field contests the Glorious Song.
It is shaping up to be an exciting two days of world-class racing, with several Canadian hopefuls vying for the rich purses.
Queen's Plate winner and the 'Queen' of Canada trained at Keeneland on Tuesday morning preparing for the Breeders' Cup
The 5-year-old horse had just one career win coming into the 'race that stops a nation' but powered to victory in front of 73,000 fans.
Undefeated Flightline won the Pacific Classic (G1) with a 126 Beyer speed figure from Daily Racing Form, one of the highest ever.
Post positions will be drawn for all 14 Breeders' Cup World Championship races on Monday, October 31 in Lexington.
The BC-bred older male won his fourth stakes race of the season in Century Mile's Speed to Spare Stakes on Oct. 29.
Alberta's Don Danard purchased two yearlings at the recently completed Fasig-Tipton October sale through agent Kim Kozak.
A field of 24 will go in the 3,200 metre Melbourne Cup (G1) at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria, Australia.
A trip to the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland next week with the 2-year-old would be another career highlight for the trainer.
Canadian stallions Souper Speedy in Ontario and Fed Biz in Alberta reported the most mares bred in 2022 - 77 and 75, respectively.
Buyers at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale included Canadians Colebrook Farms, Keith Johns and Ted Holder.
Woodbine trainers Kevin Attard, Nathan Squires and Roger Attfield have starters in the 39th Championships at Keeneland Nov. 4 and 5.
The Kentucky-bred son of Palace has won six straight races (disqualified from one) at Century Mile in 2022 for owner and trainer Jim Wyness.
The 125th racing season at Fort Erie Racetrack wrapped up October 24 with an increase in wagering despite weather woes.
The British Columbia Thoroughbred season came to a conclusion on October 22 with close finishes in the owner and trainer races.
$7,000 CTHS yearling purchase, Ironstone won the Grade 3 Ontario Derby; Woodbine's golden rail path continues to get stronger.
American invader Kate's Kingdom upset the Grade 3 Ontario Matron; Alpha Mia Joins 4 Wins Club at Woodbine for 2022.
The Ontario Sire Heritage Series is in for an exciting finish on November 18 with many horses collecting points through the program.
Two-year-olds take the stage on the last day of the B.C. Thoroughbred season and the trainers' race will come down to the wire.
Trainer Vito Armata sends out Luckman in the Grade 3 Ontario Derby against son William's trainee Ironstone.
The featured race at Woodbine on Oct. 22 is a Grade 3 for fillies and mares at a route distance on the Tapeta.
The new stallion facility in Loretto will have the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner join another new stallion, Collusion Illusion.
The four-race Heritage Series continues at Woodbine on the turf on October 21 with Pleasure's Gold and Bossy Holiday leading by points.
Stakes-winning broodmare Blurricane and yearling fillies by Kantharos and Cairo Prince top Ontario sale on Oct. 19.
The sale saw three individuals share the top price of $35,000 -- two yearling fillies and a stakes-winning broodmare.
Canadian-owned X-Men Racing have named legendary jockey Frankie Dettori on their star filly and 2-year-old filly Last Call.
There are plenty of of yearlings, weanlings and broodmares offered in the annual sale which begins at 2 p.m. at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion.
Ray and Debbie Burke's 2-year-old filly upset the richest race for Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies on Oct. 16.
The fast son of Twirling Candy will stand at stud at the new Ballycroy Bloodstock, located in Loretto, Ontario.
Heavily-favoured Hazelbrook rolled to her third stakes win in 2022, taking the Ontario Fashion Stakes (G3) on Oct. 15 at Woodbine.
Sons of the stallion New Bay captured two of the biggest events on British Champions Day at Ascot on October 15.
The awards, presented on Oct. 17, are in appreciation of the horses, owners, riders and hard-working backstretch workers at The Fort.
The Owens' family's Poulin in O T takes the Frost King Stakes while Howard Walton fillies finish 1-2 in the South Ocean.
The six-year-old Tall Oaks Farm champion, who earned over $1 million in his career, will stand at Colebrook Farms in Uxbridge, ON.
The 77th running of Canada's biggest race for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds has a field of 10 travelling 1 1/16 miles on Tapeta.
Gaughan, former manager and senior manager at Woodbine Entertainment, takes over as Independent Chair of Ontario Racing from John Hayes.
The brilliant four-year-old's unbeaten record is put on the line for the eleventh and final time on Saturday at Ascot.
The Jockey Club released breeding statistics on October 6 and just four states/provinces showed a 2022 increase in live foals.
Ontario stallions and their 2-year-olds of 2022 are on display in a pair of stakes races on the Friday card at Woodbine
Woodbine dedicates E.P. Taylor (G1) Stakes day to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance; Best Turned Out Awards presented.
BC-bred mare rolled to an 8 3/4 length win in the biggest race for older mares at Hastings Racecourse - her ninth straight stakes win.
Stamping himself as the top 2-year-old colt in Ontario, Philip My Dear came from far off the pace to take the $251,600 turf race.
Inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame this year, Keogh is the last Triple Crown-winning trainer.
While Peter Brant's Rougir recovered from trouble, Canadian-bred Moira barges her way to second only to be disqualified.
Emma-Jayne Wilson guided the Mark Casse trainee to victory – the gelding's third in as many outings at Woodbine.
The 85th edition of the 1 1/16-mile event for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds runs over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
Older horses will travel 1 1/16 miles on the Tapeta in the Durham Cup including Buttigieg Training Centre's Artie's Storm.
Ontario-bred Grade 1 winner Silent Poet will meet Highlander Stakes winner Bound for Nowhere in Oct. 8 turf dash.
Induction ceremonies for the Class of '22 will be held in the summer of 2023, along with those inducted as part of the Class of '23.
The Queen's Plate and Woodbine Oaks winner will try turf and older horses in the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor at Woodbine on Oct. 8.
A total of $108,500 in sales credits were used to purchase 51 horses at the August 31 sale, an increase of $67,000 from 2021.
Queen's Plate and Woodbine Oaks winner Moira will take part in the Grade 1 Taylor, trying grass and older horses for the first time.
Rene and Darlene Hunderup's homebred Sir for Sure provided the King City couple with their biggest racing win.
The grey mare has won six straight Group 1s and may compete next in the Japan Cup or Breeders' Cup Turf at Keeneland.
The Lent gelding has won three stakes races in four starts in 2022; earlier, Air Force won the $100,000 Sadie Diamond Futurity.
Fleet filly is unbeaten on Tapeta and a 2-time stakes winner in 2022 for LNJ Foxwoods and Gainesway Stables
A field of 20 is entered for one of the world's greatest races with last year's victor Torquator Tasso meeting 3-year-old Luxembourg and mare Alpinista.
The Canadian Triple Crown wraps up on Sunday, October 2 with the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes on Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor turf course.
More money will be up for grabs for overnight races at Woodbine racetrack beginning October 13; the starters bonus has also increased.
Michael Copeland has been promoted to President, Commercial, and Tom Via moves to the role of President, Operations.
As the restriction-free 2022 season concludes, the Winnipeg track reports wagering totals second only to 2020 numbers.
The Mark Casse-trained pair of Hall of Dreams and Sir for Sure are top contenders in the third jewel of Canada's Triple Crown.
The four-year-old by Mank took the September 24 Red K. Smith Stakes at Century Mile for owner Mohamad Khan.
The Lookin at Lucky gelding takes his first stakes victory, also first stakes win for Dominic Liscio and Danny Iandoli partnership.
Moira headlines the international list of 23 fillies and mares for the Grade 1 event October 8 at Woodbine Racetrack.
The winners of the two Ontario-sired stakes races on the day well represented stallions Signature Red and Reload.
A Birdstone filly and a Cape Canaveral colt were the top sellers at the CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale on Sept. 16th.
Sunday's $150,000 feature race at Woodbine has attracted a field of nine for the 6-furlong main track sprint.
A pair of Ontario-sired stakes for two-year-olds, the Bull Page and Victorian Queen, are featured on Woodbine's Saturday card.
The four Thoroughbred categories are Builder, Jockey, Male Horse and Veteran Person or Horse, to be awarded in the summer of 2023.
The 2020 Champion Female Sprinter in Canada set a track record on Sept. 19 in the Grade 2 Presque Isle Masters.
A track lighting malfunction at the Winnipeg track resulted in the remainder of the race card being cancelled on September 14th.
This marks the 9th time that trainer Roger Attfield has won this event, thanks to a brilliant ride by Emma-Jayne Wilson.
Multiple Grade 1 winning colt Modern Games (Ire) flew to victory in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile and earned another trip to the Breeders' Cup.
The 2-year-old Mysterious Night romped to a 5 3/4-length win in the Grade 1 Summer while Kevin Attard trainee Last Call took the Natalma.
Charles Fipke's 4-year-old filly won the Grade 3 Seaway Stakes at Woodbine on September 17, putting her in line for year-end awards.
Mitchell replaces Christine Magee who was the Chair of Woodbine Entertainment’s Board of Directors since 2020 and a Director since 2015.
The two important juvenile races offer the winners free berths into the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland.
The forecast is hot and humid for Super Saturday at Woodbine on Sept. 17 with the Woodbine Mile headlining the action.
Pleasure's Gold won the Rondeau Bay and Bossy Holiday took the Lake Erie at Fort Erie as the Heritage Series continues on.
Some 25 of the 900 owners of Josie Carroll-trained colt crammed the winner's circle at Fort Erie for the second jewel of the Crown.
Highfield Stock Farm announced that their foundation sire, whose foals have earned over $17.8 million, was euthanized.
Find your next winner at the 2022 CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale on Friday, September 16th at Westerner Park in Red Deer.
While Modern Games (Ire) will be a solid favourite, there are some good ones in the Mile field. Let's look at their recent races.
Book One continues on Tuesday after a strong start to the 2022 Keeneland September Yearling Sale; Canadian-breds begin selling Tues.
With no Moira, Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry's homebred filly has bested the locals in the final two legs of the Triple Tiara.
Early Breeders' Cup Mile contender Modern Games will try and get a free pass to the November race with a win at Woodbine.
The Jersey Town gelding won BC-bred race for owner Lance Giesbrecht and Kim Peacock and trainer Robert Anderson.
Plucked from a maiden win in June, the gelding came from miles behind to upset the Saturday feature for his 4th straight win.
A colt by Practical Joke brought a bid of $40,000 to top the BC sale in which the average price showed an increase over 2021.
Favourites were left toiling on a 'freaky' Friday and there are some strategies you can use to uncover the longshots this late in the season.
Canada's head of state, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Woodbine four times for the Queen's Plate, making lasting memories.
The Plate Trial winner was third in the Plate to super filly Moira and will test the dirt at Fort Erie on Sept. 13.
Gail Cox sends out the Sam-Son duo of Whimsical Dance and Swoop to Finish to meet four rivals on Sunday at Woodbine.
Double Group 1-winning colt was second to the undefeated superstar Baaeed in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes in his last start.
Both are Wertheimer et Frere homebreds; Serifos tries his first stakes race while Zatip gets a chance on grass.
Ontario-sired and bred Lorena adds another stake win and Treason powers to stunning win with 101 Beyer figure after one year layoff.
Flightline's jaw-dropping victory at Del Mar has the horse racing community comparing him to some of the greats.
One of the last horses bought and trained by the late Laurie Silvera, Forester's Fortune won his first stakes race for the family.
Foals from Ontario Racing's TIP Mare Purchase Program did well at the Canadian Premier Yearling Sale on Aug. 31.
Saturday's litany of major stakes races throughout the world include the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar with undefeated Flightline.
“He just needs a little luck” says trainer Rodney Barrow of the chestnut's chances after a couple of tough trips.
The daughter of Silent Name bred, co-owned and trained by Shelley Fitzgerald, will test the stakes waters for the first time on Sunday.
With Queen's Plate winner Moira bypassing the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, a nice purse awaits one of these sophomores.
The average yearling price of $25,584 was the highest for the Ontario sale in almost a decade and the median price was up 95% to $19,500.
There are 185 yearlings up for sale at the Woodbine pavilion by dozens of top stallions and from top breeders.
Three yearling sales stakes winners each cost less than $10,000 at auction while the fourth winner did not reach his reserve.
Owners should check the TIP website for a list of sales credits eligible to be used at the Canadian Premier Yearling Sale,
The son of Not This Time is the top 3-year-old in America following his easy win for Winchell Thoroughbreds.
The Elgin, Algoma, Muskoka, and Simcoe Stakes showcase Canadian-bred sale graduates ahead of the CTHS yearling sale on August 31.
The 'Midsummer Derby' has lured a trio of Chad Brown sophomores taking on Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) winner Epicenter.
A yearling by hot stallion Kentucky Bear topped the CTHS Manitoba sale at $25,000, sold by Kelly Halliday to Gary Naherniak.
The remaining 3 sales will offer instant bidding and real-time video, creating a live auction experience for off-site purchasers.
Look for the Queen's Plate date to be moved back to its traditional date in 2023 now that COVID-19 is in the rearview mirror.
The CTHS Ontario Canadian Premier Yearling Sale is coming up Wednesday, August 31 at the Woodbine sales pavillion.
The great BC-bred mare has won eight straight races and could head back to Hastings to race in the Sept. 10 Delta Colleen.
The new standings show the Mark Casse-trained Irish-bred on top with just one race to go, the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes on October 8.
Horseracing BC's Nigel Reid takes a look at the catalogue for the upcoming BC CTHS Yearling and Mixed Sale.
The King Edward and Canadian Stakes were on the Queen's Plate undercard at Woodbine and didn't lack in the excitement factor.
The 3-year-old filly blows by the boys to win the 163rd edition of the Canadian classic in track record time.
The 2-year-olds offered plenty of excitement in the Saturday stakes races on turf at Woodbine as Queen's Plate weekend begins.
Trainer Robertino Diodoro saddled the 1-2 finishers in the Grade 3 Canadian Derby, his fourth win in Alberta's big race
Ajax Downs QH jock Ramiro Castillo has galloped Rondure for most of 2022; plus a look at the Plate field and the Thoro-Graph numbers.
Twelve three-year-olds will race 1 1/4 miles, including two trained by three-time Derby winner Robertino Diodoro.
Moira is tabbed as the 5-2 morning-line favourite as 11 will vie for Plate honours on a stakes-filled Sunday card of racing at Woodbine.
Jockey didn't realize how big the Plate was when he won it as a visitor in 2015; now firmly based in Canada, he really wants to win it.
The Soaring Free for colts and Catch a Glimpse Stakes for fillies are featured on Saturday's card at Woodbine.
The finishing touches were put on the Queen's Plate probables as they prepare for the August 21 classic worth $1 million.
The daughter of Hard Spun edged front-runner Strega in the final yards; War Bomber steals the show in the Seagram Stakes at 18-to-1.
Stacey van Camp, Carlo d'Amato and Mike Mattine celebrated a big win with $9,000 purchase Secret Reserve, while Lady Speightspeare rolls.
With 11 Canadian-bred 3-year-olds on the probable starter list for the Plate, race tactics will be crucial; will speed continue to dominate?
Carrothers makes his Canadian debut in the Grade 3 Seagram Cup, while five fillies will chase top prize the Bison City Stakes.
A pair of Ontario sired stakes races highlighted an interesting day of Woodbine racing on August 12 as Plate week nears.
Winner of the Canadian Derby gets a free ticket to the Ontario Derby at Woodbine and a win in both races earns a $50,000 bonus.
Adena Springs' stallions Awesome Again, Ghostzapper, Sligo Bay, Hunters Bay and Shaman Ghost have a hold on this year's Plate.
The Grade 3 Bold Venture and Trillium Stakes featuring $150,000 purses have attracted some impressive rivals.
Former Sam-Son Farms' manager Dave Whitford and friends bred the son of Cupid who is owned by the MyRacehorse syndicate.
Jack Gilden's recounting of the behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest Thoroughbreds of modern day is an eye-opener.
Anderson and the Haydens sell three Ontario-breds during an explosive yearling sale that featured multi-million-dollar priced horses.
Canadian Thoroughbred has a list of 11 possible entrants for the Queen's Plate, Aug 21, including Duke of Love who has many Canadian owners.
The 101st Saratoga Sale offers a selected catalogue of yearlings including three Ontario-breds by Nyquist and Justify.
Live Oak Plantation's Uncle Mo filly is 2-for-2 in 2022 with another graded stakes win and first-timer Friends for Life has a fitting name.
The popular Canadian riding star guided Jungle Cove to victory as part of the team jockey competition now in its 21st year.
The rich multi-race series for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds begins with the Lake Huron and Georgian Bay Stakes on August 7.
Six stakes worth $50,000 each highlighted an exciting day of racing at the Vancouver oval which saw a handle of $1.1 million.
The Sam-Son Farm homebred trained by Gail Cox will take on nine rivals in the Grade 3 event at Woodbine on Saturday.
Hayes assumed the position of the OR's first Independent Chair in March of 2018; the search is on for his replacement.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame had its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 on August 3 in Mississauga.
Trainer Robertino Diodoro had three starters in Assiniboia Downs' premier race and finished 1, 2, 3 in the 74th edition.
Favourites British Royalty, Frosted Over and Town Cruise faded while longshot Who's the Star wins his first-ever stakes contest.
The fundraiser features racing and sports memorabilia, art, event tickets, a fishing trip, a dinner, and much more.
Assiniboia Downs seeks to erase the haunting memories of the past two quiet Derbies due to Covid restrictions.
Purses over $300,000 are up for grabs on the holiday card in Vancouver, with multiple champion Infinite Patience among the stars on track.
The Breeders' Stakes-winning son of English Channel will take on 10 rivals, including Mighty Heart, in the Niagara Stakes.
The regulating agency of Assiniboia Downs concluded that no rules were violated in the race involving Sheldon Chickeness and King Witt.
Moira wows in the Woodbine Oaks while Rondure waits in the wings. Those are the top two 3-year-olds for the 163rd Queen's Plate.
President of the HBPA Sue Leslie calls the new pay structure "a very good outcome for the jockeys and good outcome for the owners.”
Ontario-sired Sir for Sure upset the $150,000 Plate Trial and gave owners/breeders Rene and Darlene Hunderup their biggest win.
Despite having to race without hind shoes, Moira was a dominating winner, the biggest winner for Canadian Donato Lanni and his X-Men Stable.
Sunday at Woodbine featured multiple graded stakes, inquiries, invading winners and some longshot surprises.
With Luis Contreras in the irons, the pair led the field all the way to win by 2 1/2 lengths over March to the Arch.
Moira and The Minkster headline the Woodbine Oaks and Plate Trial Stakes respectively on a big Sunday card at Woodbine.
In the 5th race there is concern regarding the stretch run of King Witt, ridden by Sheldon Chickeness, who appeared to pull up then ride aggressively.
A talented field of 14 contest the Grade 2 Connaught Cup over the E.P. Taylor Turf on Saturday at Woodbine.
There are 208 Canadian-bred yearlings up for auction by CTHS Ontario on August 31st at the Woodbine sales pavilion.
Trainer Kevin Attard aims for his second straight Oaks with the filly owned by X-Men, Madaket and SF Bloodstock.
The veteran jockey, whose career spans 35 years, is the 2022 recipient of the award named for one of the sport’s most successful riders.
Fields of seven to nine look likely for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks and $125,000 Plate Trial this Sunday, July 24.
The Winnipeg track has announced a purse increase across the board in every category, including a 25% increase in Maiden Allowance races.
Yearlings in the September 8 auction in Langley are by a variety of top stallions throughout North America.
Steve and Beverley Owens' 2-year-old son of Reload remained unbeaten in two races with a handy win over open company.
Kentucky-bred Collecting Flatter remained undefeated in two races with a gritty win in the My Dear Stakes at Woodbine on July 16.
Ontario-bred trained by Kevin Attard had a big maiden win for owners and breeders Al and Bill Ulwelling; Victoria Stakes first run in 1903.
A field of five 2-year-old fillies, including Canadian/Ontario-bred Speedy River, will take part in the $125,000 dash.
Elliott Logan of TEC Racing purchased the Grade 1 placed gelding from the Fasig-Tipton Horses of All Ages Sale.
The series is comprised of three opening legs in two divisions now worth $100,000 each and a pair of $100,000 finals.
This well-known Alberta Thoroughbred racing supporter was a stalwart owner, breeder and restaurateur for many decades.
Wagering at Assiniboia Downs is up over 64 per cent as fans embrace Manitoba action and provincial-breds win big.
The historic summer meeting opens on July 14 and has attracted two Casse-trained Ontario-bred fillies, Adora and Me And My Shadow.
The small track stuns the racing world with a $50,000 Pick-4 guarantee, while the prime rib buffets, food truck wars and night markets keep drawing crowds.
A start in the 163rd running of Canada's most famous horse race is a longshot but fans hope the Ontario-bred Grade 2 winner will come home.
Shippers ran 1-2 in the $100,000 stakes race at 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf, with Ontario-bred Breathing Fire landing third.
The July 11 Horses of All Ages Sale is followed by the July Yearling Sale at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Kentucky.
American invaders account for half the field which will speed 6 1/2 furlongs on the grass in race named for Horse of the Year
Bred by the late Bill Graham, the daughter of Classic Empire was expected to come for the Woodbine Oaks but she stays in the U.S.
The operators of Assiniboia Downs have announced the addition of Norva Riddell and Darrell Stephansson to bring the number back up to seven..
There was plenty of movement with hopefuls for the Plate and Oaks in the past week and Oaks fave Interstatedaydream is entered elsewhere.
Three-year-olds were in the spotlight on July 3 at Hastings with U Did It and Regal Riot winning the feature races.
Brisk wagering, impressive young horses, new people winning races and much more marked last week at Woodbine.
Borders Racing Stable of Hazel Bennett and Harry Dobson have a Queen's Plate contender in Rondure, an $8,000 auction buy-back.
Great weather on the Canada Day weekend brought fans out in droves to witness great finishes and a historic win by one of Canada's greats.
Two-time BC Horse of the Year stars on three-stake Friday, two more stakes coming up Sunday at the Vancouver track.
Gary Barber's Champion 3-year-old of 2021 cruised to a big win in the 1 1/8 mile Grade 3 for his fourth career win in 10 races.
Curry will take over the seat vacated by Jessica Buckley, who left the Ontario Racing Board of Directors on June 30, 2022.
The Marine and Selene Stakes could have Queen's Plate and Woodbine Oaks implications and the Grade 2 Highlander and Nassau add to card.
Canada's two-time Horse of the Year and fan favourite meets eight rivals in the Canada Day feature at Woodbine on Friday.
Bred by Jeff and Annabel Begg, the 1996 Champion 3-year-old had been living at Old Friends Retirement since 2014.
Grade 3 winner was recently 15th in Kentucky Derby and the Sam-Son Farms-bred colt has had light recent training.
Trainer Josie Carroll won four races last week and it was a good week also for Richie Morden and a couple of 'Joes'.
Barbadians Saffie Joseph, Jr. and Patrick Husbands joined forces at Woodbine June 26 to win the Ballade Stakes with champion Artie's Princess.
Halfinthewrapper, Brody's Cause and Real Grace take stakes victories while Manitoba track continues to be popular with bettors.
Sunday's Ballade Stakes will include a homebred daughter of Court Vision with an interesting connection between baseball and horse racing.
The Ontario-sired sprint for fillies and mares is named for a champion broodmare who gave us Glorious Song, Devil's Bag and more.
'We need to find new ways to create ambassadors for our sport - to find new owners and encourage on-track visitation.' - Kelli Hemingson
Trainer Aidan O'Brien has supplemented the Epsom Oaks-winning filly for Ireland's top race; the trainer has won the Irish Derby 14 times.
The August 31 auction has yearlings by 67 stallions and will be held at the Woodbine sales pavilion on the south side of the racetrack.
Come and meet some of the most famous horses in Ontario racing in recent years including Pink Lloyd; a minimum donation of $10 is suggested.
The senior VP of Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing has a strong history of success in the industry and will pursue other opportunities.
The Minkster, Dancin in Da'Nile and Giant Teddy make noise on road to Queen's Plate but we await news from US camps.
Woodbine Entertainment has teamed up with You Can Play to increase inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ athletes, administrators, horse people and fans.
A strong start to the racing season at the Winnipeg track has ensured that its Pick 4 pool guarantee has been increased to $40,000.
There was something for everyone last week at Woodbine and purse money was spread around as Mark Casse barn was held to one win.
BC-bred colt wins the first stepping stone event for the Grade 3 Canadian Derby on August 20; Stone Carver battles to win Journal.
Veteran trainer Jim Brown is well represented in the added-money races at the Alberta track on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
Colt with a backwards question mark on his forehead was no joke in his win; Kyprios wins the Gold Cup over Stradivarius.
High-profile Thoroughbred owner/breeder Jaime Roth has been appointed; Mark Saunders rejoins Board after short leave.
The Backstretch Baseball Tournament takes place on Monday, June 20, to raise money for the injured jockey's road to recovery.
The brilliant colt is unbeaten in eight races and he earned a free berth into the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The world's top-rated horse BAAEED seeks to remain unbeaten in the opening day's Queen Anne Stakes (G1) on June 14.
The 2021 Coronation Futurity winner remained unbeaten with a sizzling victory in his season debut for trainer Dan Vella.
The well-known shipper and equine ambulance driver received an Industry Service Award trophy and a race named in his honour.
Sprinting for the first time, Moira took the Fury Stakes over the promising Pioneer's Edge as the road to the Oaks begins.
New York boys Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher celebrate an emotional Belmont Stakes win with son of their star Uncle Mo.
Lots of Canadian- and Ontario-breds went under the hammer and more than a dozen Canadian-based horsepeople made purchases.
The June 12th stake, at seven furlongs, is the first start of the year for Coronation Futurity winner The Minkster.
Eight hopefuls will meet on Saturday in this key prep for the July 24th $500,000 feature at Woodbine Racetrack.
The 1 1/2-mile 'test of the champion' has lured new faces to the Triple Crown's last leg including morning line favourite We The People.
There are 60 3-year-olds that remain eligible for the 163rd Queen's Plate on August 21 and 24 fillies eligible for the July 24 Woodbine Oaks
Kentucky Derby champion could meet 10 rivals in the 1 1/2 mile third jewel of the American Triple Crown at Belmont.
The Sovereign Award finalist for Champion 3-year-old Male in 2021 starts 2022 with an exciting victory in the 6 1/2 furlong sprint.
Two very different stakes races saw Boardroom rallying in the Royal North and Dreaming of Drew's front-running trip in the Belle Mahone.
Plagued by troubled trips on more than one occasion throughout her career, Boardroom was finally able to call the shots with a smooth journey.
The 3-year-old British-bred colt remained undefeated from three races with his Derby romp over 150-to-1 longshot Hoo Ya Mal.
Selection is based off stats, wins, notable accomplishments and milestones; this month Arzak, Josie Carroll and Kazushi Kimura get the nod.
Meet the equine stars of Woodbine Racetrack: this week, Rondure, who broke his maiden in style on May 14, steps into the spotlight.
Former BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch inspector Darren Young has been charged in a scheme to illegally license grooms from Mexico.
The daughter of Munnings arrives at the 1 1/16-mile main track Belle Mahone on a two-race win streak and with a Sovereign Award crown.
Peter Redekop's stakes winner Anyportinastorm makes his Hastings debut against some fast local sprinters in the 6 1/2 furlong feature.
Saturday's Group 1 Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs in England has attracted a field of 17 3-year-olds.
A trio of grass events will be featured on the card, while the first turf stakes of the season will be the Gr. 2 Royal North Stakes on June 4.
Erratique and jockey Helen Vanek were first across the finish line in the 1st for Colebrook Farms to kick off a spectacular day of racing.
Giving well-deserved recognition to the jockeys, horses, owners and trainers who soldiered on through another difficult year.
The Woodbine series consists of three premier turf races for fillies and mares plus a $250,000 bonus for the horse that wins all three legs.
Gerl, also fined $100,000, had two horses test positive for the non-therapeutic substance ostarine last fall at Woodbine.
The 7-year-old son of Awesome Again earned a free berth into the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) this fall with his victory and became a millionaire.
Ontario-sired and bred Artie's Storm posted a mild upset in the Grade 2 Eclipse; CT wraps up the week at Woodbine.
The Ontario and Manitoba tracks will open their 2022 Thoroughbred seasons on Tuesday May 31; Fort Erie has a huge card.
Fellow jockey Isabelle Wenc has launched a GoFundMe page and a charity baseball game will take place June 20th to raise funds.
The popular one-eyed 5-year-old, winner of the Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales in 2020, is coming off a big season as a 4-year-old.
Canadian Thoroughbred's May 27th update of Queen's Plate and Woodbine Oaks contenders currently centres on a filly.
The first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown is Sunday, August 21 and will feature live entertainment, dining and world-class racing.
A new Player Portal has been launched on the track's website while takeout percentages have been lowered across the board.
The Children’s Book Bank and CARD are two examples of how Woodbine Cares supports various programs and organizations in Ontario.
Opening day highlights include the Summer Solstice and Sprint into Summer Cup, anniversary t-shirt giveaways and a free concert.
Clearing off the desk with some news and notes from the past racing week across Canada with the month of June on the horizon.
On Sunday the stable won four of the 10 races, following three on Saturday, making for an 8-for-27 week at the Toronto track.
Trainer Mendoza takes both Hastings stakes as Soaringforthesun won the Jack Diamond Maturity on the May 22 card.
Following a 42-minute delay in getting the May 20 card underway due to a violent storm, speed runners did well at Woodbine.
As he did five years ago, trainer Chad Brown kept a top 3-year-old out of the Kentucky Derby and won the Preakness Stakes.
The filly becomes an early favourite for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, although the American Oaks at Saratoga would also seem a likely target.
With Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike passing up the second jewel of the Triple Crown, Epicenter, the hard-trying Derby runner-up, is favoured.
The Friday night feature kicks off Preakness weekend; the Classic Empire - Babcock filly is making her 3rd start of her 3-year-old campaign.
Casse trainees Join the Dance, Mrs. Barbara and Summertime Magic will take on Saturday’s $100,000 Ruling Angel Stakes at Woodbine.
The horse would have to finish top-three in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown for the owners to recoup their entry investment.
Ontario business owner has only been racing horses for a year but his second-ever winner gets a chance at classic glory.
Grandson of the great Caribbean jockey Challenor Jones will be riding as a five-pound apprentice at Woodbine with agent Tom Patton.
Ontario breeder Susan Foreman bought Unostrike, a half-sister to Rich Strike, at the Keeneland January Sale through the Mare Purchase Program.
Trainer Josie Carroll and her team won three of the 10 races at Woodbine on May 15, while American-based Arzak takes Grade 3 Cartier.
With Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Rich Strike bypassing the second leg of the American Triple Crown, Epicenter looms large.
Single sports wagering came to Canada five weeks ago but horse racing, a pari-mutuel wagering sport, has not yet been included.
Hazel Bennett's homebred by Oxbow won a loaded maiden race by 10 3/4 lengths in fast time and jumps into the picture for the Aug. 21 Plate.
'Seven' once again pulled off an upset win at Woodbine, this time on May 1, setting a track record for 1 1/16 miles in a strong allowance.
Epicenter and Zandon will battle again and the filly Secret Oath is also expected to try the second jewel of the Triple Crown.
Maryland-based Arzak is back after the colt set a track record in the Thorncliffe Stakes in his latest visit to Woodbine.
The top contenders for the Aug. 21 Plate have lots of questions, but new faces are appearing; Oaks leader Moira getting close to 2022 opener.
The meet at the Winnipeg track, originally scheduled to begin on May 23rd, will now open May 31st due to poor weather in recent weeks.
The longshot Kentucky Derby (G1) winner will have plenty of new faces to battle at Pimlico, but Canadian-bred Messier is not one of them.
The purse money was spread out over three racing days at Woodbine last week, while Barber and Casse won another stakes race.
The 2022 Hastings racing season began in Vancouver on May 7 with a large crowd, sunshine and some popular winners.
Rich Strike, claimed for $30,000 in September at Churchill Downs, upsets the 148th Kentucky Derby at 80-to-1.
The Sunday headliner at Woodbine will include the winner of last year's Thunder Bay and Ashbridges Bay Stakes.
The rain held off until right after the Oaks which was just fine with the big, tough filly Secret Oath who powered to victory.
Who do you like? This is one of the best handicapping editions of the Derby with so many possible winners in the 1 1/4 mile classic.
Fifty years after Ernie Samuel purchased his first racehorse, one of the last colts born on the MIlton, ON farm has a chance at the roses.
The British Columbia track has a full slate of stakes races highlighted by the BC Derby (G3) on September 10 and the BC Oaks.
A product of the Mare Recruitment Program, the fast filly set a new track record to kick off what looks to be a very promising career.
The last broadcast for the long-time on-air simulcast host will be June 26th; 'Porty's' new role will be with the AGCO as a Racing Official.
Get a look at some of the best 3-year-olds in America who will compete in the Derby and Oaks this week at Churchill Downs.
The pedigrees of Kentucky Derby starters are the most scrutinized of any horse race in the world. Here are notes for the 148th edition.
Favourite Zandon will leave from gate 10 with Flavien Prat aboard; a stellar field of fillies is coming together for the Oaks, May 6.
Alberta track opened its 2022 season on April 30 and its new owners initiative, an affordable syndicate, celebrated a win.
A strong card of racing at Woodbine for its sixth racing day had two track record-setting performances (maybe).
The first European classic races were held April 30 and May 1 with exciting results in the 1000 and 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
The April 30 card of racing at Woodbine was an all-fillies day and the long-striding Beautiful Empire took the Star Shoot.
Fillies getting ready for the 148th Kentucky Oaks were busy at Churchill on April 29 while Derby contender Zandon wowed the crowd.
The 125th running of the six-furlong stakes race has lured half a dozen American shippers in the May 1 feature.
A field of 15 has been assembled for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, including the undefeated Native Trail.
The top 3-year-olds in America are going through their paces at Churchill Downs as they prepare for the Derby (G1) May 7 and Oaks, May 6.
The six-furlong Saturday feature at Woodbine marks the return of Sovereign Award finalist filly from Mark Casse barn.
One track from each province will be featured in the racing picks section of Canadian Thoroughbred, providing selections and some comments.
The 54-day meeting in Nisku, Alberta, features the $200,000 Canadian Derby (G3), part of a 'Derby double' with Woodbine.
The Irish connection had a big day on Sunday, April 24 over a Tapeta surface that was much quicker than the meet's first three days.
Saturday was a thrilling one for longshot players and almost every race on the day resulted in a double-digit payoff for a $2 wager.
A full field of 20 sophomores will be running for the roses in the $3 million Derby on May 7 and Milton, ON-born Messier is a contender.
Also at Keeneland, two-time Canadian Horse of the Year Mighty Heart runs out of gas and finishes sixth in the Grade 3 Ben Ali.
The life and achievements of this owner, trainer, breeder, builder, innovator, communicator, businessman and mentor will be honoured.
The $50,000 Welcome Back Handicap welcomes back 10-year-old Reconfigure to Ontario and field size improves.
The Alberta horseman has been fine-tuning his broodmare band and has raised some nice stakes horses from small numbers.
The penultimate day of racing at the Keeneland spring meet also features the return of Ontario-bred multi-millionaire Channel Maker.
The in-person gala will take place May 6th to celebrate categories such as Leading Breeder, Leading Alberta-Bred and Horse of the Year.
Graded stakes winner Five Star General is among 31 horses to be offered through a digital sale run by Fasig-Tipton.
Both the Derby and the Kentucky Oaks (G1) could have very strong fields and there is plenty of Canadian breeding represented.
Maryland invader Arzak dominates Thorncliffe on day two of the Woodbine season and the Barbara Minshall, Wesley Ward starters are on point.
Second foal of the Canadian champion has won three of five starts in Japan and this was his first Group victory.
The 2020 leading rider at the Winnipeg track will focus on Assiniboia this year after splitting his time in Alberta in 2021.
There were smiles all around as the 2022 Woodbine Thoroughbred season, the 71st in the history of the track, opened.
Charles Fipke's homebred horse came from far off the slow pace to win the prestigious race over Chad Brown trainee Masen.
The 47th Sovereign Awards ceremony was held in person for the first time since 2019 and there was no shortage of smiling faces.
Owner John Scott claimed Richiesinthehouse in 2021 and is hoping for a quick return in the featured Thorncliffe Stakes April 17.
One of Canada's top juvenile fillies in 2020 makes a comeback in the 5 1/2 furlong featured race on opening day at Woodbine, April 16.
Handicapper Doug McPherson is taking over the announcing gig from Frank Salive, who retired after six years at the border oval.
Josie Carroll and Kevin Attard, both finalists for Outstanding Trainer in Canada at the April 14 Sovereign Awards, are pumped for new season.
The best of 2021 will be celebrated with a long-awaited in-person ceremony April 14 and Woodbine opens on time April 16.
Thoroughbred racing will begin on May 31 at Fort Erie and its season is highlighted by the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes.
British Columbia-bred filly attracted a bid of $31,000 from Lyle Johnson to top the sale of racing age horses that took place on April 9.
Following a second-place finish to stablemate Taiba in the Santa Anita Derby, Messier's trainer Tim Yakteen is excited.
The Uncle Mo colt edged the unbeaten Early Voting to give Todd Pletcher a seventh win in the Wood Memorial while racking up 100 Derby points.
The probable field for the May 7 Kentucky Derby is in this list of points leaders, with four weeks to the big race.
The major stepping stone races for the Derby are done and the Chad Brown-trained colt is added to a very interesting potential field.
Queen's Plate-winning trainer John Cardella and graded stakes-winning conditioner John MacKenzie were successful horsemen.
After a lengthy process of applying for work papers, Declan Carroll is now able to ride at Woodbine for 2022.
A 15-length winner of the Grade 2 Robert Lewis in his latest race, Messier can use the Santa Anita Derby as his final run before Kentucky.
Undefeated sophomores Early Voting and Morello meet the improving Mo Donegal in the prestigious New York stepping-stone to Kentucky.
Opening day, April 8, features the Ashland Stakes (G1) with ON-bred Interstatedaydream in the field; Saturday it's the Blue Grass Stakes (G1).
The winner of the Grade 3 Canadian Derby at Century Mile in Alberta will get a free entry for the Grade 3 Ontario Derby at Woodbine.
More than two dozen horses of racing age are set to sell at the April 9 BC CTHS auction at Hastings Racecourse.
Sports betting sites registered with the AGCO went live April 4 but so far, horse racing in Ontario has been left in the gate.
Chiefswood Stables' Ontario-bred colt posts 102 Beyer Speed Figure at Gulfstream, which wrapped up its Championship meet.
Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. is headed to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with the impressive grey colt who is now second by Derby points.
The fast-improving Gun Runner colt, trained by Brad Cox, lands 100 Kentucky Derby points; filly Secret Oath rallies for third.
Trainers and jockeys are preparing their horses for the 2022 Assiniboia Downs meeting which gets underway May 23.
Woodbine jockey Luis Contreras will once again partner with top filly Secret Oath, this time against colts in the $1.25 million Oaklawn event.
Co-featured $250,000 Bourbonette Oaks lures Canadian-owned filly Mrs. Barbara who drew post nine with Rafael Hernandez riding.
Current Kentucky Derby contenders Simplification and Classic Causeway meet nine in $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1).
Toronto-born billionaire who had a large and influential breeding and racing operation for decades passed away March 28 at 62.
From his passion for racing and breeding to his tireless work in stabilizing the sport in British Columbia, Glen was a force for decades.
One of Canada's all-time greatest jockeys was a special guest on the popular new videocast "Hall & Headley: Horse Talk Show".
Showing a new style to track the pace, the impressive Epicenter is heading to the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) as a strong contender.
WinStar, Zedan Racing and Commonwealth Thoroughbreds' Tonalist colt defeated Hot Rod Charlie with a strong late rally.
At Gulfstream Park on March 25, Canadian/Woodbine-based horses and horsepeople win over one-third of the nine-race card.
The Louisiana Derby (G2) offers 170 points for the Kentucky Derby and Canadian-bred Messier is one of four Bob Baffert horses moved.
Race schedule, news, notes and photos for the Dubai World Cup card on March 26, beginning at 8:20 a.m. with the Godolphin Mile.
The soccer project would feature an 8,000-seat soccer-specific stadium and a 38,000 square foot training facility.
Here are some updates on Canadian horses and horsepeople who are in action in the south during the winter of 2022.
Barbados-born horseman is in charge of preparing American colt Drain the Clock for the $2 million Golden Shaheen on March 26.
The annual 'celebration of the horse' festival in South Carolina returned after a one-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Todd Pletcher-trained Life Is Good faces stiff opposition from three of his American-based compatriots in the 2000m contest on dirt.
The Board of Directors of the Manitoba Jockey Club has elevated current 10-year Director Jeff Goy to the role of interim Chair.
A More Than Ready colt topped the sale at $1.2 million and two Ontario-breds attracted attention from American buyers.
Graded stakes winner Messier, headed for the Santa Anita Derby Apr. 9, sped in a Santa Anita workout; 'Daydream' roars into Oaks picture.
Clothing, food, and medical supplies are headed for Hungary to deliver to Ukrainian refugees crossing the border.
There were some good races by Canadian horses and people on March 12th in Florida as wild and windy weather played a role.
Strong and speedy colt from the last crop of the top racehorse and sire Giant's Causeway leads all Kentucky Derby hopefuls by points.
One of Canada's top 2-year-olds of 2021 is scheduled to begin her sophomore campaign at Tampa Bay Downs on March 12.
The lifelong lover of horses and racing as an owner and leader, Harvey will be remembered for his contributions to the industry.
Also on the Derby card is the Grade 3 Florida Oaks on turf which marks the season debut of top Canadian 2-year-old filly Mrs. Barbara.
Looking for a young horse to race in 2022? It is two-year-olds in training sale season in Florida and the March OBS sale is up first.
A top rider at Arlington Park in 2021, the 22-year-old has embarked on a promising career that he hopes to continue in Toronto.
The new Mare Recruitment Program (MRP) offers an incentive to mare owners who bring an in-foal mare to Alberta to foal in 2022.
The horses are back on the track at Woodbine preparing for the opening of the 2022 Thoroughbred season, while construction continues.
The Ontario-bred three-year-old Full Screen won his maiden on the grass on Feb. 26 at Tampa Bay Downs at 28-to-1.
Speedy colts took a pair of Kentucky Derby stepping-stone races on March 5, including the undefeated Morello.
Florida-bred colt nabs 50 Kentucky Derby points while a pair of Bill Mott trainees were involved in a tight-traffic accident on the final turn.
The first condition book of 2022 is to be released Friday for the racing season which is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 16.
The Breed Improvement Program works to reward breeders and owners producing quality Alberta-bred Thoroughbreds.
From a huge card of graded stakes races at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita to a Derby prep in New York, it is a fun weekend for fans.
The Jockey Club has released statistics on foal crops throughout North America as well as racing, breeding, and auction results.
There are 100 Canadian-bred 3-year-olds nominated to the 2022 Canadian Triple Crown which begins with the 163rd Queen's Plate.
For the first time in two years, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame will have an in-person celebration.
Eclipse champion Letruska cruised to a big win in the Grade 3 Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream, while Il Malocchio has big outing.
One-eyed New York-bred was 75-to-1 in $1 million Rebel, edging past Ethereal Road, ridden by Woodbine's Luis Contreras.
Kentucky-bred Emblem Road overcame a slow start to upset Mishriff, US stars Midnight Bourbon and Mandaloun.
A couple of lucrative programs designed to attract entries to the British Columbia track, available to BC residents only.
Global Racing Network will distribute Century Downs and Century Mile's racing content to facilitate fixed-odds wagering.
A bargain purchase and a gutsy colt, the late Medina Spirit will have his final resting place at the popular racehorse retirement farm.
Canadian-bred off-track Thoroughbreds in action in their new careers will be honoured with a photo show at the 47th Sovereign Awards.
Il Malocchio's trainer Martin Drexler is having a super first winter season in Florida and gets Franco Meli's top filly started on Saturday.
World-famous trainer D. Wayne Lukas and Woodbine jockey Luis Contreras will combine with colt Ethereal in the Feb. 26 Rebel Stakes.
The reigning champion of the $20 million dirt race meets a deeper field in the 2022 edition including Mandaloun.
The disqualification comes nearly 300 days after the 2021 Kentucky Derby; trainer Bob Baffert given 90-day suspension and $7,500 fine.
The owner's appeal to have H C Holiday's placing and purse reinstated from a race last June has been granted by The Horse Racing Appeal Panel.
Young Woodbine rider takes his first graded stakes win in California with Barraza for trainer Vladimir Cerin.
Two years after Maximum Security won the first Saudi Cup and still has not been declared the official winner, the third edition is Feb. 26.
Winchell Thoroughbreds' colt won the important race on the road to the Louisiana Derby and the Kentucky Derby.
There are 40 graded stakes races scheduled to run in Canada, down one from a year ago, that being the Grade 1 Canadian International.
This weekend's Risen Star Stakes (G2) offers Derby points to the top finishers; Mark Casse trainee Pappacap seeks improvement.
Two years after approving a rule to cap the number of mares bred to a stallion, The Jockey Club has taken the rule out of the American Studbook.
There are less than two months before the opening of the 2022 Woodbine racing season, the first one set to begin on time in two years.
Denzil Fonseca will receive the Outstanding Groom Award and media finalists include many writing pieces from Canadian Thoroughbred.
Fouillard breeds and raises horses in partnership with Cam Ziprick and has a new stallion in Manitoba, Speculating.
Studies on exercise-related sudden death syndrome in racehorses continue worldwide but for now, no answers.
Classic Causeway, from the last crop of the late Giant's Causeway, sizzled in his win at Tampa Bay Downs, earning 10 Kentucky Derby points.
This marks the third year in a row where the event will be held in September instead of the traditional July date.
The lucrative 2022 program offers more than $16.9 million in stakes events, including 37 graded stakes and two $1 million classics.
A Queen's Plate favourite, the Mark Casse trainee will try the dirt in his return to see if he could be on the Kentucky Derby trail.
Millionaire son of Gio Ponti will be offered for breeding and transition to hunter/jumper life for new owner Candice Rainey.
Brad Cox, trainer of Knicks Go, was also a winner on the night, as was the now-retired horse's jockey Joel Rosario.
The winners of the 12 horse and 5 human categories will be announced at the 47th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony in April.
The course includes eight weeks of online academic instruction, followed by paid work placements of six to 12 weeks at local employers.
Horses and their people will begin shipping into Woodbine and tracks around Canada this month. Time to begin the Queen's Plate rankings.
The program will provide horsepeople who bring in out-of-province runners to the track this summer a number of incentive bonuses.
One of North America's leading second-crop stallions of 2021 recently arrived in Ontario after being purchased by Jay and Christine Hayden.
Colt wins Robert Lewis Stakes (G3) by 15 lengths but did not receive Kentucky Derby points as his trainer Bob Baffert is barred from Churchill.
The first trial and conviction of a person involved in the sweeping horse-doping case in the U.S. from two years ago has been completed.
At Tampa Bay Downs, Canadians got together with Kentucky-bred Shirl's Speight to win the $175,000 Tampa Bay Stakes.
The Kentucky Derby trail is heating up and a very fast Holy Bull Stakes was won by modestly-bred White Abarrio over two troubled rivals.
Genetic variants can be assessed to determine which may be desirable for fitness, health and performance, and to help detect gene doping.
Charles Fipke's Lady Speightspeare meets Colebrook Farms' Nantucket Red in the $175,000 Endeavour Stakes; Fipke has Shirl in Tampa Bay Stakes.
Who do you like? Get started on picking out your favourite Derby horse with a series of Derby stepping stone races this weekend.
Manitoba's Thoroughbred season at the Winnipeg track gets underway on Victoria Day and horsepeople are already dreaming.
The latest doings of Canadian-based horses and people including plenty of wins from the Woodbine jockey colony.
Ontario-bred God of Love is expected to make his 2022 debut in the Grade 3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct for trainer Mark Casse.
Stakes-placed horse posted Beyer Speed Figures in the 90s and flirted with course records in his sprint outings.
The Todd Pletcher-trained colt outran defending champion Knicks Go out of the gate and galloped to a big win in the $3 million race.
A huge racing day at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, FL, highlighted by the sixth Pegasus World Cup, has plenty of Canadian interest.
During his testimony in a hearing vs. the New York Racing Association, trainer Bob Baffert noted that the Medina Spirit case will be heard.
Funding quickly exhausted, “...we are a leading jurisdiction worldwide in the terms of the percentage increase of Ontario-bred foals.”
This free two-week online short course will be conducted by Dr. Melissa McKee and will cover early detection, footing and exercise programs.
This full-time position involves a wide range of responsibilities, from day-to-day office operations to directing the Sovereign Awards.
A field of nine will go postward for Gulfstream Park's marquee race including Knicks Go, the 2021 winner and Mark Casse-trained Sir Winston.
Bidding closes January 25th for the chance to breed to a number of top stallions including CHRHF member horses.
Post positions for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) will be drawn Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
News out of Vancouver's track includes a full slate of stakes races for the new season and the CTHS BC will host a Horses of Racing Age sale.
Graded stakes-placed Abarta has been acquired by Thomas Knizet's Tara Horse Farm in Niagara-on-the-Lake for 2022.
Son of Midnight Lute was traded about from weanling through his juvenile season and now he is an early Kentucky Derby contender.
Canadian fans can cheer for the six-year-old who raced 7 times at Woodbine and arrives at the Pegasus World Cup with earnings of $1,189,873.
Falloon's stud, Nonios, has his first full Manitoba crop racing in 2022 and his racing star Lucky Chuckee is gearing up.
A stakes-packed card at Fair Grounds In New Orleans features an early Kentucky Derby stepping stone and turf stakes.
Voters must have their ballots in for the 47th Sovereign Awards, presented by the Jockey Club of Canada, on Jan. 23.
The Florida sales season gets underway with a large catalogue of mares, yearlings and horses of racing age.
Do you have a mare foaling this year? If so, researchers at WCVM would appreciate your participation in their study.
Plenty of Canadian owners, trainers, jockeys and horses have been busy racing this winter at American tracks.
Canadian trainer Mike Wright has six straight winners at Tampa Bay Downs, having won another race on Sunday, January 16.
The top horses and humans will be honoured at the 51st Eclipse Award ceremony at Santa Anita racetrack on February 10.
Shannondoe Farm as agent purchased Pacify for Ontario owner and breeder Marzilli from the Godolphin consignment.
The probable champion 2-year-old colt of 2021 is headed to Aqueduct Racetrack in New York to try the dirt in the Grade 3 on Feb. 5.
Fast son of Majestic Warrior posted a 100 Beyer Speed Figure in his maiden win and is graded stakes-placed.
Both winners will receive two online courses valued at $549 each in Equine Science, Equine Welfare or Equine Business studies.
John Carey, who stands Old Forester and Souper Speedy, has acquired the classically-bred Bond Street to stand the 2022 season in Ontario.
The day's top seller was Princesse Lele, a 2-year-old filly by Quality Road out of Carina Mia who sold for $750,000 to Three Chimneys Farm.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has called for applications from researchers in all nations to develop an effective EHV vaccine.
A select group of voters across Canada have received their on-line voting packages for the 47th Sovereign Awards for racing champions.
Knicks Go, Life Is Good, and Flightline highlight a roster of 19 horses invited to compete in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational.
Matthew Brice O'Connor began training just over two years ago and his new claim Clear Vision won the Grade 3 Tropical Turf, Jan. 8.
Heavy snow and challenging transportation issues have led to the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale in Lexington being delayed to Jan. 11
Ontario residents who purchase an in-foal broodmare are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the purchase price to a maximum of $25,000 CAD.
There is a Mandatory payout for the Rainbow Pick 6 at Gulfstream on January 8 and racing further north could be affected by heavy snow.
Jay and Christine Hayden of Saintsbury Farm have purchased Speightster, a top second-crop sire in the US, and will stand him at Northern Dawn.
The owner of Pin Oak Stud passed away recently at the age of 95 and her breeding program will live on through dozens of top-class mares.
The NTRA released the winners of the media categories for the Eclipse awards on January 6, including the 2021 top photograph.
A $3,500 claim in January in Arizona, Shinny won 12 races in 2021 while Alberta-bred Greek Geek won seven races, four stakes.
Mike Wright sent out his 795th winner last week and his fourth straight winner (from 4 starters) at Tampa Bay with Isabelle Wenc on board.
Clifton Collins Jr. stars as a veteran jockey facing career and personal crossroads when a rookie rider arrives claiming to be his son.
Popular owner and breeder will be honoured in a livestream of his funeral which will take place at Woodbine on January 14.
Some of the top-priced yearlings from Canadian sales in 2021 have been named, so keep an eye out for these new faces in 2022.
The 2019 Champion Older Mare in Canada will begin her broodmare career as she visits Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Blame.
Lady Speightspeare blows turn while Queen's Plate winner Safe Conduct is out-paced in Gulfstream stakes.
Year two of the COVID-19 pandemic once again hung over the world and racing in this country struggled, but also had many great stories.
Anderson-bred Halo Again wins his turf debut in Buddy Diliberto Memorial at Fair Grounds and his own Summer in Saratoga takes Blushing K.D.
Three-year-old son of Tapit romps in Malibu Stakes on opening day of the Santa Anita Winter Meeting to remain unbeaten.
News from tracks across the country as racing people and breeders try to stay afloat following two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The undefeated son of Tapit headlines the Malibu Stakes on opening day at Santa Anita, which features a litany of graded stakes races.
A selection of images from festive owners of adopted Thoroughbreds through LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society.
Funds raised are distributed to 69 charities including Canadian TB rehoming and retirement agencies New Stride (BC) and LongRun (ON).
The great Canadian champion was recently retired to the LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society in Hillsburgh, ON.
Catching up with Canadian-breds and local owners and trainers through the winter of 2021-2022 south of the border.
Canada's reigning Horse of the Year Mighty Heart landed third behind the imposing Fearless in the Grade 3 Harlan's Holiday Stakes.
US Attorney Damian Williams said trainer's case reflects failings, greed and corruption at virtually every level.
Canada's reigning Horse of the Year and candidate for the honour again in 2021 races December 18 at Gulfstream in Grade 3 Harlan's Holiday.
Stolz Thoroughbreds has purchased stallions MEDALLIST and DYNAMIC SKY to stand the 2022 season at Bar None Ranches Ltd. in Dewinton, Alberta.
Manitoba breeders are upgrading their broodmare bands and many plan to breed to their own stallions with rich bloodlines.
The two-week Racehorse Respiratory Health online course offered by Equine Guelph is free to the first 100 AGCO licence holders who enroll.
Plenty of Canadian trainers from the west to the east have set up stables at American tracks this winter and hope to add wins, and horses.
The Jockey Club of Canada reminds media that submissions are due Dec. 31; Sovereign Award voting begins Jan. 10.
Japan's brilliant mare came off her victory in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) to win the $3.8 million Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin.
The brilliant Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner sired 66 black type winners and was a favourite resident at Bar None Ranches in Alberta.
Canadian-born Paul Reddam's homebred Slow Down Andy sped up and defeated Canadian-bred Messier in $300,000 juvenile stake.
The $3.8 million (US) Hong Kong Cup (G1) headlines Sha Tin's Hong Kong International Racing Festival December 12.
Despite a delayed start, foreign gains, impressive fields and a record number of HPIbet users pushed the 2021 figures.
The great Ontario-bred gelding, recently retired to LongRun, wore this bridle, donated by trainer Bob Tiller, for every race of his career.
Bob Baffert-trained 2-year-old goes for second straight graded stakes win on the west coast on December 11 and is favoured in small field.
Pink Lloyd has joined 50 other retired Thoroughbreds at LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society in Erin, Ontario.
The three-year-old controversial Kentucky Derby winner collapsed and died of an apparent cardiac event.
Racing starts on May 7th and runs through October 16th on a regular Saturday and Sunday schedule with a post time of 2:00pm.
The 2019 Belmont Stakes hero Sir Winston won the final stakes of the 2021 season under Patrick Husbands, who could retire.
Silent Causeway won the La Prevoyante and Paul Buttigieg's Artie's Storm won the Steady Growth Stakes at Woodbine Dec. 4.
Fielding, well known in Standardbred racing, was brought into Thoroughbred breeding by friend Hertrich and it's a powerful partnership.
The good news is, wagering on Woodbine racing in 2021 will be up marginally but that growth has come from the U.S.
Eight horse deaths in October due to leg fractures have led the Maryland Jockey Club and Stronach Group to cancel racing and workouts.
BC residents are reminded of three incentive programs for 2021-2022 for yearlings, 2- and 3-year-olds, and 'fresh horses'.
The Grade 3 Valedictory Stakes is the final stakes event on the 2021 Woodbine calendar and highlights a huge final weekend.
The 163rd running of the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at Woodbine Racetrack.
The six-year-old mare will then be on her way to greener pastures in Ireland to begin a new life as a broodmare.
The victory marked the Deep Impact colt's fifth G1 score and final career race, shaking off Shahryar and Authority in the stretch.
A recap of the last week of November and a look at some of the standings as Woodbine has four racing days remaining.
Trainer Mark Casse and his Woodbine team won both Grade 3 juvenile stakes at Woodbine on Nov. 28 and jockey Rafael Hernandez sweeps weekend.
Canada's darling and one of the country's all-time top sprinters surged to a thrilling win in the Grade 2 Kennedy Road in his final race.
Talk to Ya Later flew past rival fillies in her career debut at Woodbine on Nov. 27 and became the first winner for her sire.
Wellspring Stables' top colt has not raced since getting bogged down in the Breeders' Stakes and seeks firmer grass in New York.
Japanese horses have had a stranglehold on the Japan Cup for 15 years but this year there are three British entries.
The major 2-year-old stakes races at Woodbine on Nov. 28 could determine Sovereign Award candidates for both filly and colt divisions.
The great Canadian sprinter will be retired to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society's farm in Hillsburgh, ON following his final race.
Bar None Ranches will welcome three new stallions for 2022 and Diamond S Performance Horses also has new faces.
Adena Springs North stallion Silent Name (Jpn) has two new juvenile stakes winners on Nov. 21 with Silent Runner and Ya Mar.
The Ontario Heritage Series wrapped up November 19 with wins by Lorena in the Ashbridges Bay and Artie's Storm in the Lake Ontario.
There were some Canadian buyers of mares and weanlings through the first nine of ten sessions of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale.
Dreaminofpassion took her fast workouts into her career debut at Woodbine on November 18 and won for her young sire.
Eighteen years after winning the Frost King Stakes as a rider, Francine Villeneuve has a contender as a trainer.
The 2020 Horse of the Year and jockey Patrick Husbands got to know each other in a previous race and then zoomed to a big win Nov. 14.
Early mornings, long hours and hard work in the background make up the lives of backstretch workers at the track.
Fourth generation Sam-Son Farm-bred colt is now two for three in his career after big win at Del Mar on Nov. 14.
News and notes from Saturday's racing at Woodbine, including wins by the hot stables of Phil Hall and Matt Douglas.
Autumn Stakes will be run for 120th time this weekend and popular Mighty Heart is the only 2-time stakes winner in 2021 in the field.
Famous stakes races, the Maple Leaf and Autumn, headline this Woodbine weekend as the 2021 meeting winds down to Dec. 5 closing.
The biggest changes involve applying the rules uniformly across every racing state and altering the way violations are dealt with.
The nineteen-year-old son of Canadian star Smart Strike became ill on November 9 at Calumet Farm and died Nov. 11.
The Oregon track ended its 2021 season in the black as the final race was run in complete darkness when the track lights went out.
OR, COSA & Equine Guelph offer a one-time chance to enroll in racing-exclusive courses valued at $95 for the first 100 AGCO license holders.
The November sale at Fasig-Tipton in Kentucky realizes a new record gross for the single-session auction including 26 for $1,000,000 or more.
A total of 26 stakes races were run on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course while eight stakes were run on the Inner Turf.
Canadian-bred graded stakes winner Amalfi Coast is set to sell on the first day of the Keeneland November sale this week.
A look at some of the winners of the latest four cards at Woodbine as the 2021 closes in on completion in early December.
Knicks Go flies to powerful Classic win, Godolphin completes two days with three wins and Japanese horses win two.
Future Stars Friday, day one of the 38th Breeders' Cup World Championships, was an almost perfect day of racing. Almost.
Selections and notes about the nine races on the Saturday card of the 38th Breeders' Cup World Championships.
It is the toughest handicapping day of the North American racing season, where longshot winners are prevalent.
Canadian hero has made a friend in jockey Rafael Hernandez and the pair have an easy task in Woodbine's weekend feature race.
It is the largest European contingent for a Breeders' Cup even though the Del Mar turf course may be better for locals.
Several starters on Future Stars Friday used races at Woodbine to prepare for their Breeders' Cup journey including Summer winner Albahr.
Positive gains shown across the board in breeding stats; “I think there’s a lot of potential here in the province of Ontario going forward.”
The winner of over 4,000 races from 1956-1989, Sovereign and Avelino Gomez Memorial Award recipient ‘Hustlin’ Hugo' was 85.
Fourteen races over two days were drawn on Nov. 1 for the 38th Breeders' Cup at Del Mar in San Diego; Essential Quality heads Classic.
Favourite Incentivise finished a gallant second with quality British raider Spanish Mission a long neck away in third.
Fourteen races over two days with the best racehorses in the world, the Breeders' Cup edition 38 is Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6.
Raroma Stables' 3-year-old filly completed a dream year on Halloween while Gary Barber's Frosted Over was the hunch bet for the Ontario Derby.
Purchased from the CTHS Ontario yearling sale, The Minkster parlayed a turf sprint debut win into a score in the biggest race for juveniles.
Sale returns after it was not held in 2020 and median price increases, average dips with 61 horses of all ages sold.
Nearing her retirement, Summer Sunday hangs on to win the October 29 feature for her 11th career win for Anne and William Scott.
The expensive colt Dolder Grand can win back some of that price when he goes off as favourite in the Ontario Derby at Woodbine on Sunday.
Cup & Saucer Stakes winner God of Love slogged over the turf to win that big juvenile race; how will he do on the Tapeta for the Coronation?
Rags-to-riches 5-year-old seeks to become 12th horse to win Caulfield Cup-Melbourne Cup double and first in 20 years.
Famed farm will keep about 25 in racing stable and have nine broodmares to sell next month at Keeneland November.
The $100,000 Friday feature at Woodbine will see Canada’s champion female sprinter of 2019 face six rivals.
This year's catalogue includes a diversified group of horses of racing age, yearlings, broodmares and weanlings.
The two-day, 14-race event, this year held at Del Mar in California, has a record number of overseas entrants, but few Canadians.
The 39th and final day of the season came to an early end due to heavy rain, but spectators were welcomed back in 2021.
Both winners will receive two online courses through Equine Guelph valued at $549 each; entry deadline November 30th.
The Jockey Club released its 2021 Report of Mares Bred on October 25, listing stallions in North America and the number of mares each bred.
Prince Sussex's debut win at Woodbine puts his sire on the map, who stands at Silver Fox Stallions in Ashton, Ontario.
Following the first 77 days of the 2021 Woodbine season, there is a new face on top of the jockey standings; plus a weekend wrap.
The door is wide open for the Sovereign Award for Champion 3-year-old colt in Canada should Safe Conduct not make his third required start.
Trained by Kevin Attard, the Adena Springs-bred filly provided new ownership group X-Men Racing with its second winner, first stakes winner.
The $9,000 purchase Secret Reserve is three for four in 2021 with two stakes wins for Stacey Van Camp and Carlo d'Amato.
An appeal was filed in July and the matter was to be heard on Monday but, in a surprise move, the AGCO has filed a motion for dismissal.
Del Mar hosts the 38th Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 5 and 6, with 14 races worth $31 million led by the $6 million Classic.
The $250,000 race for fillies has a wide-open field of 11 led by four starters from the Mark Casse barn including stakes winner Baksheesh.
The Thunder Bay and Lake Superior Stakes at Woodbine on Friday are scheduled for turf but could be moved to the main track due to rain.
You can easily manage your barn from your phone or tablet with this new app designed by a former racehorse trainer.
On E.P. Taylor Stakes day, Woodbine hosted Aftercare Appreciation Day to encourage everyone involved in racing to help our great racehorses.
Alberta-bred four-year-old won the Oct. 16 CTHS Sales Stakes at Century Mile, stamping himself as one of the top older horses of the year.
Ivan Dalos' versatile stallion wins his second graded stakes race of '21 with a strong victory, pushing career earnings past seven figures.
Winner of the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2) in her previous race, the Christophe Clement-trainee held over stablemate La Dragontea.
On British Champions Day, Baaeed rules and Sealiway upsets the Champion Stakes in two Win and You're In Races for the Breeders' Cup.
Through stakes scores, winless streaks, good luck and bad fortune, the six-year-old looks good heading into the Nearctic Stakes.
Mare Purchase Program, Mare Recruitment Program and Ontario Sire incentives offer tangible benefits to Ontario breeders.
The three-year-old filly will be making her North American racing debut in this Sunday’s Grade 1 $600,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine.
Brandon and Terry Greer's plucky 6-year-old gelding will turn back to six furlongs for the Grade 2 on October 17.
Last year's Taylor winner Etoile, set to sell next month at auction, meets a good field for the prestigious $600,000 turf show.
The former Finish Line Bar, located on the second level of the Grandstand right at the wire, has been transformed into an exclusive lounge.
The biggest names in British racing will compete on the richest day of racing in the country on October 16.
The foundation sire at Highfield in Alberta and one of the last sons of Mr. Prospector standing in North America has been pensioned.
The 2-year-old God of Love slogged his way to victory on soft turf in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity, Special Forces wins rough Durham Cup.
The Jockey Club released statistics on live foals for North America through October 4 in advance of the Report of Mares Bred release.
Heste Sport's homebred Not So Quiet took the off-the-turf Overskate Stakes while owner and trainer Debra Rombis has a nice prospect.
Bought for $7,000 as a yearling, Ironstone has two stakes wins while Marie MacKay won her maiden in the Shady Well Stakes.
Popular champion Mighty Heart, the one-eyed wonder, heads the Grade 3 Durham Cup Stakes on October 10; Cup & Saucer also on tap.
Two Ontario-bred 2-year-old stakes races perk up the Friday card of racing at Woodbine heading into the Thanksgiving weekend.
Broodmares, weanlings and yearlings are up for sale at the annual Winter Mixed Sale to be held at the Woodbine sales pavillion.
The son of Old Forester heads into his seventh stakes engagement, a race for Ontario-sired three-year-olds and up, in good order.
Ken Lee, Dennis Mitchell, Don and Gaye Bell and trainer Martin Drexler are having fun with the laid-back gelding Artie.
Horsepeople are reminded of the Wintering Incentive Program for claiming horses at Hastings; Yearling Incentive Program announced for 2021/22.
The Kevin Attard trainee notched her stakes hat trick when ridden by Justin Stein in the six-furlong Tapeta race for fillies and mares.
Co-owner and trainer Barbara Minshall sends out the English Channel gelding for a big win in the third jewel of Canada's Triple Crown.
Over soft turf in Paris, Torquator Tasso became just the third German-bred to win the famous French classic.
Alberta-breds were celebrated at the annual Fall Classic race day, October 2, at Century Mile and there were several impressive winners.
Raj Maharajh's chestnut 3-year-old filly added to her Woodbine Oaks win with a romp in the third leg of the Triple Tiara.
Trainer Phil Serpe believes she holds the key to victory in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes on Sunday at Woodbine.
The Alberta Fall Classic is the showcase race card of the season celebrating the Alberta breeding industry.
A full field of 12 has been entered for the third jewel of Canada's Triple Crown on Oct. 3 including Queen's Plate winner Safe Conduct.
Munnyfor Ro, Il Malocchio are only turf winners in nine-horse field tackling 10 furlongs on the E. P. Taylor course.
She conditioned horses for the Colebrook Farm outfit; one of her greatest runners was Sovereign Award and Grade I winner Johnny Bear.
Just two days of live racing are left at the Vancouver oval and despite plenty of uncertainty in 2021 things are looking good for 2022.
Pinkie wins his 24th stakes race and rain plays havoc with turf racing at Woodbine on the weekend; check out the weekend wrap.
The latest match-up between top 3-year-olds Hot Rod Charlie and Midnight Bourbon was a thriller at Parx racetrack.
Woodbine had to cancel its September 23rd card due to heavy rain on the Tapeta, but two stakes races on Saturday are good to go.
Sam-Son Farm sells some of its last yearlings, Anderson Farms continues to get good prices through nine sessions at Keeneland September.
Ontario-bred colt bypassed the Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes to try $1 million Derby at Parx racetrack.
The huge stakes-packed weekend was topped by a record Ricoh Woodbine Mile handle; Woodbine Mohawk Park also saw an increase.
Canadian International winner galloped to a big win in the Grade 1 while locally trained Primo Touch lands a solid third.
A strapping chestnut son of Value Plus sold by Billy and Shirley Matier topped the sale at $32,000, purchased by Don Knight and Don Danard.
Trainer Charlie Appleby sent three horses from England to Woodbine's Turf Festival and won with all three with Frankie Dettori riding.
Brandon Greer and his father Terrance have raced a small stable for 17 years. They won their first stakes race Sept. 18, the Woodbine Mile.
On a day of mind-bending longshot winners, Godolphin's classy Walton Street crushed the field as the odds-on choice in the Grade 1 Pattison.
Swinging Mandy won her maiden in the Victorian Queen Stakes Friday at Woodbine, giving her co-owner and trainer his first stakes winner.
Provincial regulations require that all spectators be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend horse racing venues.
Canadian, American and European juveniles will compete for Grade 1 wins and a ticket to the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar.
Anderson Farms and Cara Bloodstock have sold well through the first four sessions of the large Keeneland September sale.
A total of 83 horses sold during Tuesday's auction for a total of $1,191,000 (CAD), marking an 86 per cent increase from last year's sale.
Total handle second only to 2020 numbers; Jerry Gourneau wins his third training title and jockey Jorge Carreno leads the meet wire-to-wire.
Casse sends out a trio in Mile; Desert Encounter looks to capture three consecutive International victories at Woodbine.
Kevin Attard gets his second 'Wales win and his trainees finish first, second and fourth in the second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown.
The second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown does not have the Queen's Plate winner but it is a big day for other Canadian-bred 3-year-olds.
The Sept. 18 Mile is a Win and You're In race for the Breeders' Cup; the Pattison International is also on Saturday.
Bruno Schickedanz's War Bomber zipped to victory in the $134,800 Cup in his first race off the claim for trainer Norm McKnight.
The world's biggest yearling sale begins Sept. 13 and runs for 11 days and Canadian Thoroughbred has all the local news.
Claimed for $8,000 in September, Uncharacteristic surged to victory in the $124,875 Canadian Derby (G3) at Century Mile.
Mark Casse's Woodbine team sent out 4 winners on Sept. 11 including Tap It to Win who upset Horse of the Year Mighty Heart in the Seagram Cup
The 56 horses on offer include quality Alberta, British Columbia and Kentucky-bred yearlings, plus breeding stock and horses of racing age.
Classy nine-year-old will arrive at Woodbine on Sept. 11 for a run at a record-tying third International a week later.
Tony's Tapit is the reigning king of western Canada and he meets Manitoba Derby winner Uncharacteristic and improving Bodemonster.
Canadian provinces also report drops in foal numbers for 2020 according to statistics through Sept. 1 released by The Jockey Club.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will honour breeders throughout North America including two successful Canadians.
HC Holiday, third in the Queen's Plate, is 5-to-2 morning line choice marginally over Keep Grinding (3-to-1).
Vaccination policy for racetrack employees & horse racing participants implemented for additional layer of protection.
Larry Cordes' one-eyed fan favourite four-year-old looks to extend his fruitful 2021 campaign; Daisuke Fukumoto once again gets the nod.
The Kevin Attard trainee faces eight rivals in the Inner Turf feature for Ontario-bred fillies and mares on Friday at Woodbine.
The popular Puss n Boots Cup at Fort Erie means the winning connections take a dip in the Fort Erie pond, like the race's namesake.
There were a slew of eye-catching runs at Woodbine on the Labour Day long weekend, spicing up a few stakes-less days.
Denise Ryan of The Province reports on British Columbia breeders heading into the Sept. 14 annual yearling sale.
Top Alberta 3-year-old Tony's Tapit meets Manitoba Derby winner Uncharacteristic, rising star Myopic and stretch runner Bodemonster.
The four Grade 1 stakes will be contested over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19.
All horse people, contractors and employees, as well as guests, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination.
A look at the highlights, handles and current standings in the races for top jockey, trainer, owner and horse at tracks across Canada.
The catalogue for the 2021 CTHS BC Yearling and Mixed Sale boasts among the most solid collections of pedigrees offered for some time.
With Plate winner Safe Conduct awaiting the Breeders' Stakes, a number of Plate starters will get a chance to do better on dirt.
The top yearlings brought the high bids while the middle market continued to battle as Ontario breeders sell their yearling crop.
The winners of the two CTHS Sales Stakes at the BC track, U Did It and Mount Asgard, sold as Hip 54 and 55 at last year's sale.
Dr. Robert Vukovich's Canadian-bred colt will prepare for the October 3 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine at 1 1/2 miles on turf.
Grey colt's sizzling win highlights four CTHS Ontario Yearling Sales Stakes at Woodbine on August 29 heading into sale week.
The BC-bred, Canadian-owned three-year-old filly has won three of her four starts this summer at Hastings.
Souper Speedy filly provides owner and breeder Franco Meli with his second stakes win and the biggest win for trainer Martin Drexler.
Tapit colt continues his reign over the three-year-old set in America with another well-timed bid to the lead.
The Triple Tiara continues Aug. 28 with the $250,000 Bison City while four yearling sales stakes get us ready for Sept. 1 sale.
A full sister to multiple stakes winners Hidden Grace and Melisandre tops annual yearling sale at $52,000 and gross and average increase.
Brad Cox may become just the third trainer ever and first since 1942 to win the Travers and Whitney in the same year with different horses.
New York trainer talks about Dr. Robert Vukovich's Safe Conduct, the large colt who was plucked from a breeding sale as a weanling.
A total of $1,581,465 in bonuses is available to breeders, owners and stallion owners of Alberta-foaled horses racing this season.
A total of $16,122,170 was wagered on Sunday’s 13-race card, including $3,491,564 on the Queen’s Plate alone.
New York-based Ontario-bred makes a victorious return to his home province, fulfilling a lifelong dream for Toronto breeder Mitchell Kursner.
The Ontario-bred/Ontario-sired gelding won the Grade 1 for Stronach Stables and trainer Nick Gonzalez on Plate day.
A Japanese study which worked horses in slightly lower-oxygen conditions suggests that it could mean faster race times.
Stamping herself as the top sprinter in the country, Boardroom glided to victory in the Grade 3 Seaway Stakes.
Worlds collided August 19 when the 2-year-old Standardbred trotter Safe Conduct won a division of the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold.
The series includes the Dance Smartly Stakes, Canadian Stakes and E.P. Taylor Stakes, all on the E.P. Taylor Turf at Woodbine.
Leveraging insights from fans since the 2020 launch, the app has been modified to reflect what customers want.
Thain begins his duties at Ontario Racing Management on August 23rd and will replace Jonathan Zammit, who held the position since 2020.
Supporting stakes races on Plate weekend are so much more than that, as US invaders such as the fast Caravel visit.
Lots of interesting little tales of the Queen's Plate entrants for the August 22 race at Woodbine, worth $1 million.
Keep Grinding is named the 4-1 morning-line favourite in the curtain-raiser at Woodbine for the Canadian Triple Crown.
Thirteen are expected to enter for Canada's most famous horse race coming up Sunday August 22 at Woodbine.
Toronto businessman Mitch Kursner has put together a boutique breeding operation and a colt from his first broodmare is in the Queen's Plate.
Kayla Sanchez will serve as post position drawmaster while Penny Oleksiak will perform the ceremonial ‘Riders Up’ announcement.
Eight longtime Ontario trainers, and owners, seek their first Queen's Plate win on August 22, the 162nd edition of the famous race.
After many near misses in graded stakes on Tapeta and turf, Gary Barber's steady stretch runner got his first big win on August 15.
Lawson has held various positions at Woodbine as Assistant Racing Secretary and in Racing Development and Stabling Operations.
The field for the Plate continues to hover around 17 as owners and trainers are set to enter their Canadian-bred 3-year-olds.
Canadian champ returns to home track victorious, DePaulo saddles milestone win, Gallardo is making a statement and first win for Sealys.
The program, available to B.C. residents only, offers a total of $5,500 per qualified horse to help with costs over the winter.
The Oaks was run in a much faster time than the Trial, but received a lower Beyer Speed Figure as confusing Plate draws near.
Navarro and veterinarian Kristian Rhein recently pled guilty in their involvement in drugging horses and distribution of banned substances.
The Champion Two-Year-Old Colt in Canada for 2020 has been battling a foot issue since the spring but is ready for his return.
The dispersal of iconic Canadian farm Sam-Son continued as it offered a select group of yearlings at the 100th Saratoga sale.
A large field is expected for the most famous Canadian race as Chiefswood rules out top colt from August 22 race.
After being canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale will be a big draw Aug 9-10.
During the most recent four-day Woodbine week, more than half the races were won by different trainers in competitive races.
The CHRHF continues to monitor the situation regarding large gatherings to determine when it will be feasible to hold the induction ceremony.
Horsepeople breathed a sigh of relief as a $3 million grant from the BC government will be split between Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing.
Allain trained some of Canada's top horses for decades and began his career with horses running an equestrian centre in Montreal.
Canada's reigning Horse of the Year has rematch with Sprawl in the Grade 3 West Virginia Governor's Cup Aug. 7; could encounter sloppy track.
Ontario-sired 3-year-olds compete in two sprint stakes on the turf to begin the $750,000 Heritage Series of races.
Thirteen-time Sovereign Award champion trainer at Woodbine was inducted in 2020 and will join 2021 inductees in a ceremony on August 6.
The Plate Trial and Woodbine Oaks were held last weekend but did not yield a standout horse for the Queen's Plate.
Claimed last year for $8,000, the grey 3-year-old posted a mild upset over heavily-favoured Myopic for owner Adam Isfeld.
More Sunday racing from Woodbine featured two other stakes races that were each drama-filled for both winners, losers.
Raroma Stable's filly wins first leg of Triple Tiara in workmanlike fashion and could go to Queen's Plate next.
The Ontario-sired son of Old Forester earned a chance to race in the Queen's Plate on August 22nd with a gritty win.
Champion jockey will be honoured September 19 at Woodbine with award that celebrates sportsmanship and contributions.
Eight million dollars was bet on 11 races July 31 including three stakes as Woodbine heads into the championship season.
Ten gals line up for the Oaks, with three other stakes races on the card including the $150,000 Plate Trial which only attracted four.
Chiefswood Stables' big colt will take on champion Essential Quality in the Saratoga race that leads to the important Grade 1 Travers.
Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia have posted sales catalogues for CTHS yearling sales coming up in early fall.
Recent purchase Myopic will reign as favourite off a big maiden win at Indiana Grand for trainer Robertino Diodoro.
The first jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown showcases Canada’s top three-year-olds; tickets on sale Friday July 30.
The LongRun Graduate Virtual Race to the Plate is going to great lengths to make a difference for nearly 40 Thoroughbreds.
Woodbine Entertainment continues partnership with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. for the 2021 Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
Due to government-imposed capacity limits, fans are encouraged to buy tickets early to secure the best seats before they sell out.
March to the Arch and Patrick Husbands reeled in the tiring leaders and went on to score, with Belichick finishing second.
The lure of a $500,000 purse for a Canadian-bred 3-year-old filly, plus a modest crop, may ensure a big field.
Tuesday, the remarkable Stradivarius attempts a fifth consecutive Goodwood Cup (G1) at 2 miles; Wednesday features the Sussex Stakes (G1).
High-profile Brazilian mare romps in her Canadian debut for Fox Hill Farms and Canadian trainer Josie Carroll.
Atras cut his teeth in the barns of Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, trained his own claiming stable and was an assistant to Robertino Diodoro.
As of August 9, Canada will allow entry to American citizens who are fully vaccinated without the need for a 14-day quarantine.
"They jerked us around for a year only to tell us that we have no right to appeal," said disappointed trainer Nick Nosowenko.
A new week at Woodbine began with the Woodbine Club re-opening, owners allowed to watch morning workouts, and first wins for trainers.
The Grade 2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine on July 24, as the Tokyo Olympics gets underway, has a full field of 12 with five US/European shippers.
Fully immunized fans will be welcomed back to the Winnipeg track at 50% capacity as dictated by Manitoba health authorities.
A BBC Panorama documentary featuring abattoir practices that have been roundly condemned have horse racing overseas reeling.
The big ones are coming up quickly, with the Woodbine Oaks on Aug. 1 and the Queen's Plate on Aug. 22. Who are the contenders?
Connaught Cup (G2) just one of several thrilling grass races; two veteran US jockeys set to make Woodbine home.
Elizabeth and Gordon Lickrish have been racing and breeding horses in Ontario for several decades and Golden Vision wins big at Woodbine.
Hot Rod Charlie won the Grade 1 feature at the New Jersey track but was disqualified after Midnight Bourbon appeared to clip heels.
Weyburn is a unanimous number one, although unlikely to run in the Plate; Hombre and Keep Grinding follow in the voting points.
They're off in the Race to the Plate! Bet on one of these many retired racehorses in LongRun's first-ever fundraising race.
The Grade 2 Connaught Cup on Sunday, July 18, is the featured race of the weekend at Woodbine that will open up more to fans.
Veteran horseman Don MacRae has long been impressed by the Ontario-bred $60,000 purchase from the 2019 CTHS Yearling Sale.
Stakes stars and multi-leg wagers and carryovers have been attractive to bettors as track awaits return of spectators.
The nine trainers involved in the appeal have lost over $200,000 in prize money after their horses tested positive last year.
American-breds won the two graded stakes races for 3-year-olds at Woodbine on July 10 and 11, but Tio Magico scoots in Queenston.
Langley Township is pushing to develop a 32-acre site into a racing complex, potentially bringing in jobs, tourism, and gaming revenue.
And Oaks contender Munnyfor Ro impresses as runner-up to Our Flash Drive in Selene Stakes for trainer Kevin Attard.
John Fowlis, Jamie Graham and trainer Craig Smith may have a Canadian Derby contender with $4,500 purchase Jumeirah Coast.
Saturday features the fillies in two stakes races, the Selene and Fury; on Sunday the boys battle it out in the Marine and Queenston.
Many factors have led to the number of trainers in North America decreasing sharply in recent years, says Matt Stahl for Horse Racing Nation.
The Woodbine CEO is being inducted as an athlete and builder due to his contributions to hockey, football and horse racing.
American-based colts rated highly on Plate contenders' list, while light Woodbine Oaks list has just 26 fillies.
With purse money set to run out August 2nd, the meet at the Vancouver track can now run through to the end of the month.
Stakes races this weekend will be extremely important for horses heading to the Plate and Oaks in August. It's crunch time!
Horse racing is in full swing from coast-to-coast and here is a look at the leaderboards from track to track.
Fans were in the stands at Woodbine for the first time since December 2019 and got to witness Mighty Heart win in his return home.
Fans can register online to reserve a visit to the border oval which races on Mondays and Tuesdays this summer.
Longshots prevail on a hot summer's day and wagering tops $7 million on a Woodbine card that was one of the best of the meeting so far.
The Toronto racetrack will open its doors for live racing on Canada Day, July 1st; here's what you need to know.
Hastings has cancelled Monday and Tuesday’s racing due to record high temperatures in the Vancouver area expected to reach 43°C on Monday.
The 2020 Champion Older Mare began her 5-year-old campaign with a brave win in the Grade 3 feature June 26.
While Woodbine and other Ontario tracks will have fans on site beginning July 1, Fort Erie has stated it will not open to spectators yet.
The Canadian Horse of the Year returns to Woodbine Racetrack on Canada Day, Thursday July 1st, to face six challengers.
DAZN Day at the Races will kick off Saturday, June 26th and feature racing from Woodbine, Belmont, Delaware Park and Churchill Downs.
For the first time since December 2019, fans will be allowed at Woodbine racetrack to watch horse racing from the apron or Champions dining.
With the early Plate favourite Weyburn not likely to come to Canada, the 'gallop for the guineas' is up for grabs less than two months out.
Hastings has carded a seven-race card for June 29 and the HBPA BC will meet with backstretch workers on Friday, June 25.
Crystal Glacier, Heavenly Curlin and Skygaze will take aim at the Grade 3 race on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine.
Woodbine Entertainment congratulates the Senate on passing sports betting legislation with protection for the horse racing industry intact.
Live Oak Plantation's Souper Stonehenge won his first stakes race in the Grade 3 Jacques Cartier while the champ Pink Lloyd is second.
Two races after Manitoba-bred star Hidden Grace won the Red Tail Landing Stakes in a track record, Stone Carver did the same in the Journal.
LNJ Foxwood's brilliant filly Boardroom wins first graded stake of Woodbine season, trained by Josie Carroll.
Sunday at Woodbine, all eyes will be on 9-year-old Pink Lloyd, while Derzkii takes on six in the Woodstock Stakes.
Highlights of the first three days of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting, plus a look at Friday's races that were to be held on soft ground.
The 2020 Champion Female Sprinter takes on Boardroom and others; Star Shoot Stakes for sophomore fillies also on June 18 card.
Last year the show cumulatively reached more than 2.4 million viewers, showcasing racing to a new audience in 2020.
The 12-race opening day card of Fort Erie's 124th season saw veteran rider Pierre Mailhot win three races including the Sprint Into Summer.
American trainer Wesley Ward is at Royal Ascot this week and so is poplar US sprinter Extravagant Kid, who competes on Day 1.
The site offers resources for breeders including up-to-date information, downloadable forms, industry news, feature stories and more.
The opening day card for the 124th season of racing at the border oval will include The Sprint into Summer and the Summer Solstice Cup.
Mandaloun, second in the Kentucky Derby (G1), had a rough trip in the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park in New Jersey but Weyburn was tough.
The June 13 card of racing featured stunning performances by Avie's Flatter and Town Cruise off long layoffs.
Wagering on 11 races on the long-awaited first day of Thoroughbred racing was $6.9 million, up from $5.5 one Covid-19 year ago.
MacDonald has won with three of his first seven starters at Century Mile and is among the leaders at the Alberta track.
Chiefswood Stables's Ontario-bred colt returns from a short layoff due to a spiked temperature to take on Kentucky Derby runner-up.
Almost seven months since racing abruptly ended in 2020, the Ontario industry gets back on track this week.
John LeBlanc Jr. shares memories of his first Woodbine win, jockey Leo Salles is looking to have a big year, plus Ones To Watch.
One of the most popular juvenile sales with a high rate of stakes winners sold takes place June 9 to 11 in Ocala, Florida.
On Tuesday, June 15th the first race will go off at 3 p.m. with enhanced COVID protocols to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
With Ontario entering Step 1 earlier than expected, the meet will open Saturday with additional races for the first two weekends.
Plate and Woodbine Oaks contenders will be getting some local racing soon as they head towards the August Canadian classics.
Kirby lost the mount on John Leeper days before the English classic but won the race anyway on an improving son of Frankel.
The grey Tapit colt won a long stretch battle with Hot Rod Charlie to give his sire a record-tying fourth winner of the famous race.
Once again this year, Woodbine has mandated that any horse that leaves Woodbine to race at Fort Erie will be required to stay for the meet.
The 2020 Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales winning jockey is back in Toronto after riding and winning in Bahrain and Turkey.
The two biggest races in England for 3-year-olds take place June 4 and 5 at Epsom Downs and racing fans in Canada can watch and wager.
Overtook, a $1 million purchase, is 20-to-1 for the Belmont Stakes on June 5, the third jewel of the American Triple Crown.
The post positions were drawn for the Epsom Derby (G1) on June 5 and trainer Aidan O'Brien will start favoured Bolshoi Ballet.
Confirmation of a positive finding in the split sample of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit leaves Derby win up in the air.
Jockey Moran looks to pick up where he finished off, trainer MacRae recalls his first Woodbine win, plus ones to watch.
English classic likely to be run on firm ground and eight-time Derby winner Aidan O'Brien has a strong hand again.
A small field has been gathered for the 1 1/2-mile final jewel of the American Triple Crown, including Preakness winner Rombauer.
Horse of the Year Mighty Heart was back in Josie Carroll's barn at Woodbine May 30 following his win in the Blame Stakes.
A field of nine is expected for the 1 1/2 mile 'Test of Champions' as the American Triple Crown comes to a close.
The 242nd running of the most famous Derby in Europe will allow 4,000 fans at Epsom Downs in Surrey on June 5.
Moosomin First Nation is part of a group that presented plans to build a track near Saskatoon; HBPA continues to fight for Marquis.
Horse of the Year and Queen's Plate winner Mighty Heart fought back gamely between horses in a wild stretch run.
The deadline for registering foals has been extended to June 30, 2021 from the previously scheduled date of March 31, 2021.
Woodbine Entertainment is targeting June 18 (or earlier) as a start date for the Thoroughbred season; Queen’s Plate remains on August 22.
The amount for the Thoroughbred May equine benefit has been increased for this payment only to $1,700 per qualified horse.
Canada's Horse of the Year of 2020 meets six rivals in Blame Stakes at Churchill Downs while Kevin Attard starts two Plate prospects May 29.
As a result of the continued suspension of live racing in the province, Thoroughbred horsepeople may now access certain purse funds.
The May 26th edition features the Hall of Fame trainer's first-ever win, the top jock's goals for 2021, and the return of Red Cabernet.
The New Jersey Racing Commission have implemented the strictest rules in Thoroughbred racing in North America.
Winnipeg track hosts first card of the new season and longtime Florida jockey takes a triple on the seven-race card.
Alberta track's first two race cards of delayed 2021 season realizes $1 million in wagering; Rycroft wins one-third of races.
Queen's Plate contender continues to point to American racing campaign and the Pegasus Stakes could be next.
Travel and Leisure writer Dan Koday went to the Preakness with 10,000 others and writes about his experience.
The five-year program will provide a 35% owners' bonus and an additional 15% added to the BC-bred bonus for yearlings purchased at the sales.
The rescheduled opening day for the 2021 season will depend on the province meeting its target of 60% first dose vaccinations administered.
Alberta and Manitoba tracks had opening days delayed a week but are set to get 2021 underway on the Victoria Day long weekend.
Canadian Derby (G3) winner Real Grace was the star of the 47th annual Alberta Thoroughbred Awards, held virtually May 20th.
The 2021 Thoroughbred season at Woodbine Racetrack will commence on Friday, June 18 through June 20 for the opening weekend.
Veteran rider Gary Boulanger is getting closer to returning to the saddle and trainer David Bell has plenty of horses to watch.
A closed session of 'Stronger Together' on May 19 addressed the current state of racing in Ontario and development plans for Woodbine.
Toni Collette and Damian Lewis star in the film about a woman bartender who convinces friends to get together and buy a racehorse.
Plate hopefuls at Woodbine could be aiming for the June 20 Queenston Stakes should the meeting get underway June 5.
America's most recognized trainer will not be allowed to enter horses to occupy stall space at NYRA tracks.
Two-day juvenile sale has a large catalogue with a handful of Ontario-breds on offer at the Maryland auction.
More than a dozen 3-year-olds are being considered for the June 5 Belmont Stakes, including Ontario-bred Weyburn.
Bred and owned by small-scale breeder John and Diane Fradkin and trained by Michael McCarthy, Rombauer won for the 'little guy'.
Alberta tracks were informed on Friday that due to required COVID protocols, they are unable to open on time.
A total of $300,000 has been allocated to the program for 2021 in order to assist Thoroughbred breeders throughout the province.
Field of 10 includes Kentucky Derby winner who tested positive following his big win and stablemate Concert Tour, both trained by Baffert.
COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions have led to the two tracks postponing the start of their 2021 racing seasons.
The request for an increase has been met with some resistance by Ontario trainers and owners due to the timing.
Twenty-three racing dates will have been lost if racing can begin June 5, which amounts to approximately $9 million in overnight purses.
Jockey Stein talks about his 2021 goals, trainer Vassilieva on the promising Jilli Marie, Julia Carey is one to watch, and more.
Medina Spirit and mate Concert Tour are permitted to race in the Preakness Stakes May 15 against eight others.
Stakes winner Miss Prospector heads the featured race on the second day of the 2021 Hastings meeting, May 10.
The draw for posts for the second jewel of the Triple Crown has been moved to May 11 as officials await further tests on Derby winner.
Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed in a press conference Sunday morning findings of an anti-inflammatory in the Derby winner's test.
Barbara Minshall, Norm McKnight and Chiefswood Stables all celebrated wins in the US on Saturday, May 8, while waiting for Woodbine.
The Grade 1 $700,000 Man o' War will feature Gufo and third-place finisher in the 2019 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine, Ziyad.
Jockeys, breeders and First Nations with interests in horse breeding and racing to ask Saskatoon to change lease with Prairieland.
Some of the top storylines of key horses and horsepeople, including jockey Rafael Hernandez, trainer Michael De Paulo, and more.
While racing at Woodbine remains on hold, Queen's Plate eligibles and contenders are busy racing and training.
The top sports executive joins Woodbine Entertainment to oversee business development, digital strategy, marketing, sponsorships, and more.
BC track is the first to open up for Thoroughbred racing this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on in Canada.
The AGCO will implement the CPMA decision to lower the thresholds for total carbon dioxide for horses registered in the EIPH program.
A drop-in vaccine clinic for people living in the Covid "hot spot" will take place May 5-7 as racing waits to be given the green light.
Kentucky Derby winner will face plenty of new faces in the second leg of the Triple Crown at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore.
Monday, May 3rd card of seven races begins the season which is scheduled for 50 days, but purse money available for just 25 days currently.
In England, Poetic Flare won the prestigious 2000 Guineas and he comes from a famed Canadian family, plus stakes results elsewhere.
Originally a $1,000 yearling purchase, Medina Spirit, owned by Amir Zedan, fends off all challengers to win 147th Kentucky Derby.
Shadwell Stable’s Malathaat edged Search Results by a neck after a stretch battle of undefeated fillies to win the 147th running of the Oaks.
The Oaks is Friday April 30, the Kentucky Derby, May 1, and here are some picks and plays and longshots to consider.
Western Canada has a Kentucky Derby starter with the Kentucky-bred Keepmeinmind who will be one of the longest shots.
Eager to get racing in 2021, Nosowenko has some new purchases and Cole-Simpson has a possible Queen's Plate starter.
Woodbine's leading trainer usually has a lot of high-priced horses, but it is $55,000 Helium who leads his Derby twosome.
Post 17 is 0 for the last 41 Derbys, post 15 has been successful recently and outside posts have the best record recently.
Favourite draws well while Derby field made up of half strong contenders, half fillers, in the 147th edition of the famous race.
Winnipeg track will open for live racing on the date (May 17) that they scheduled for 2021 with plenty of horses.
Undefeated filly from Todd Pletcher barn meets 13 others including Canadian-trained Maracuja for Rob Atras.
The Nova Scotian trained at Woodbine alongside Frank Merrill, who had led all Canadian trainers until April 23.
Derby week begins with several recent dropouts and additions to the field; Oaks post draw Monday, Derby draw on Tuesday.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales April sale of juveniles wrapped up April 23 and an Anderson Farms' Ontario-bred attracted attention.
In an edition of Stronger Together, Woodbine Entertainment president and CEO Jim Lawson is confident racing will get going in the province.
The prospect of rain on April 24 means many Kentucky Derby entrants will have their final workouts on Friday morning.
Due to a collaborative effort by the horse racing industry, C-218 includes language that prohibits fixed odds betting on horse racing.