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Black Type Minimum Purse To Increase To $50,000 In 2008

The North American members of the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers (SITA) remind the Thoroughbred industry that the minimum purse value for North American black-type races will increase from $45,000 to $50,000 beginning January 1, 2008. The increase was first announced last July as one of several changes recommended by the North American representatives of […]
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Last-to-first for Quiet Action in Ontario Damsel

Toronto, ON – Quiet Action captured her first career stakes victory in Sunday’s $150,000 Ontario Damsel Stakes at Woodbine. The Mark Casse trainee capitalized on a furious early pace duel, rallying from well off the pace for the 3 ¾-length score, traveling 6 ½ furlongs, over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, in 1:18.40. After stalking […]
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Ookashada Qins Inaugural Chris Loseth Handicap

Vancouver, B.C. – It was a successful homecoming for Ookashada at Hastings Racecourse Sunday in the inaugural Chris Loseth Handicap. The champion 2-year-old in B.C. last year held off a gallant charge by longshot Bad Sneakers to win by a half-length and earn $33,268 for his owner Mike Boylan and T.D. Stables. Ooksshada, trained by […]
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True Metropolitan rules Dominion Day

Toronto, ON – True Metropolitan was truly tenacious in Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine. Appearing as though he would be inhaled by Shadwell Stable invader Mustanfar at the top of the stretch, the Terry Jordan trainee repelled the game challenger and won the 1 1/4-mile event by a half-length in a […]
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Spaghetti Mouse Proves Again He Loves the Distance

Vancouver, B.C. – Jockey Dave Wilson said Spaghetti Mouse “was set up perfectly for this race” and there was no disputing his words Sunday in the $107,8540 Grade 3 Lieutenant Governors at Hastings Racecourse over his favourite distance of 1 1/8 miles. Spaghetti Mouse has now won five of his six starts at the distance […]
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The Horse Fair

To what lengths will an artist go to paint a picture? Michelangelo remained perched on a scaffold from 1508 to 1512 to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. While working in 1818 on The Raft of the Medusa (Le radeau de la Méduse), which depicts the desperate survivors of the frigate […]
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Monashee Wins Seventh Straight Stake

Vancouver, B.C. – After winning her seventh straight stakes race by capturing the $50,000 Strawberry Morn at Hastings Racecourse Saturday, owner Ole Nielsen representing Canmor Farms indicated it might be time to explore other challenges. “We will look at our options,” Nielsen said after Monashee broke sharply, gained the lead on the backstretch and drew […]
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Mike Fox Surprises in Plate

Toronto, ON – Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson became the first female rider to win the Queen’s Plate in its 148 editions when she masterfully steered longshot Mike Fox to victory Sunday at Woodbine in Canada’s most famous horse race. With a stretch rally after dropping back behind the leaders in early stretch, Mike Fox somehow got […]
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Queen’s Plate Line-Up

Jiggs Coz, unbeaten in two outings this year, has been established at the 9-5 morning line favourite in $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine.
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Horse Improvement Program Review

The Review of the Horse Improvement Program has been underway for a number of months with Standardbred and Thoroughbred Working Groups meeting regularly to develop recommendations for discussion. In support of that process, a telephone survey is about to commence to help gather information about the state of the breeding industry, and participants’ views on […]
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Horse Week 2007 a Huge Success!

Ottawa, Ontario — Equine Canada’s Recreation Division, the Provincial Equestrian Federations and Official Spokesperson, 2006 World Equestrian Games Silver Medalist Team member Lance Griffin are pleased to announce that Horse Week 2007 was a huge success nationwide. “We would like to express our gratitude to the 2007 Horse Week Sponsors,” remarked Jack De Wit, Chair […]