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Champion Biofuel rallies to La Lorgnette score

Toronto, ON – Biofuel rallied from last to first in Sunday’s $167,800 La Lorgnette Stakes at Woodbine. The Reade Baker trainee unleashed a determined rally from the quarter-pole to the wire to win by a length in a time of 1:45.49 for 1 1/16 miles. Canadian-breds Ernfold and Moment of Majesty finished second and third, respectively, […]
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Attfield dreams the ‘Impossible’ dream in Ballade Stakes

Toronto, ON – Impossible Time, a bay daughter of Not Impossible, netted her second win of the year, second straight score and first added-money victory, in taking Saturday’s $126,200 Ballade Stakes at Woodbine. The 2 ½-length win the Roger Attfield trainee’s fifth from 10 career starts, a victory that followed a resounding eight-length triumph at seven […]
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ORC Veterinarian Job Posting

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), a self-financing regulatory agency responsible for the regulation of the horse racing industry in Ontario, has an immediate opening for an ORC Veterinarian. As an ORC Veterinarian, you will complete pre-race examinations and observe to determine the racing soundness of horses. You will be present at the track in case […]
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Moment of Majesty Looks for Her Big Moment in La Lorgnette

Toronto, ON – Moment of Majesty, owned by Curtis Joseph and trained by Sue Leslie, goes after her first added-money victory in Sunday’s $150,000 La Lorgnette Stakes, at Woodbine. A three-year-old daughter of Saint Liam, Moment of Majesty comes into the 1 1/16-mile La Lorgnette, a key race on the road to the Woodbine Oaks, presented […]
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Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces 2010 Inductees

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame today announced its 2010 inductees including six horses and four people. The Thoroughbred class of 2010 is headlined by Belmont Stakes’ winner Victory Gallop, along with Lady Angela, one of the most influential dams in breeding history, and multiple stakes winner Victorian Era in the […]
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CBC to air Horse Slaughter Report on The National

Two years after her expose on the horse slaughter industry, Mellissa Fung investigates the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s response on CBC’s The National (program starts at 10:00 PM ET). No Country for Horses, the in-depth feature about the horse slaughter industry in Canada, originally aired on CBC June 10, 2008. Reporter Mellisa Fung investigated the controversial […]
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‘Belle’ of the Hendrie ball

Toronto, ON – Canvasback Farm homebred Tribal Belle rallied smartly to capture Sunday’s Grade 3, $155,500 Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine. The five-year-old daughter of Tribal Rule seized command from Grade 1 winner Dr. Zic with one sixteenth of a mile to go and was under the wire a 1 1/4-length winner. Starting for the first time […]
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‘Marvel’ at this: $140 winner kicks off Woodbine turf racing

Toronto, ON – Major Marvel, the longest shot on the board at 69-1, opened the Woodbine turf season with a major upset over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Saturday. For the four-year-old bay, trained by Laurie Silvera, the victory was his third lifetime triumph in nine starts and his first tally in his first-ever appearance […]
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Essence Hit Man Wins First of Plate Prep Races

Toronto, ON – Essence Hit Man, a three-year-old son of Speightstown, humbled five rivals courtesy of a six-length win in Saturday’s $150,400 Queenston Stakes at Woodbine. Essence Hit Man, fresh off a victory in the Woodstock Stakes on April 25, was sent off at 5-1 in the seven-furlong Queenston. The race featured several major Queen’s Plate […]
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First Woodbine turf race set for Saturday!

Toronto, ON – A star-stacked group, including two-time Canadian champion True Metropolitan and a pair of talented Sid Attard trainees, has been assembled for the highly-anticipated first grass event of the Woodbine meet, the Connaught Cup Prep, slated for Saturday, May 15. The seven-furlong event, worth $91,100, for four-year-olds and upward, is the fourth race on […]
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No Catching Hollywood Hit in Vigil

Toronto, ON – Oklahoma-bred Hollywood Hit set a new track record for seven furlongs in Sunday’s Grade 3, $153,500 Vigil Stakes at Woodbine. The four-year-old son of Cactus Ridge led at every call, set fractions of :22.08 and :43.72, and completed seven furlongs in 1:20.07 – which is 0.44 seconds faster than Disfunction’s clocking in the […]
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Assiniboia Downs has Record Opening Day

Assiniboia Downs kicked off its 52nd season of live racing Sunday with one of the largest crowds anyone could recall in more than a decade.  More than 6,000 fans jammed the three level complex betting more $188,000, a 30 per cent increase over last year’s wagering. The parking lot was jammed, something not seen since the […]
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Plate Prospect Hotep Earns First Stakes Score

Toronto, ON – Sam-Son Farms homebred Hotep took an important step forward with a 3 1/4-length score in Saturday’s $112,600 Wando Stakes at Woodbine. Hotep seized command near the eighth-pole and kept well clear of American invader Alcomatch down the stretch. Just Call Me Roger was third. The Mark Frostad-trained son of A.P. Indy is a […]
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Government of Canada Helps Improve Animal Care Practices

Ottawa, ON – Equine Canada is pleased to announce that the Code of Practice for Horses will now be updated. This follows the Government of Canada’s announcement, made at the University of Guelph on April 30, 2010, of its investment in the further development of best-practices for livestock handling. “Taking care of the livestock is […]