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Manitoba represented in $1 million Horseplayer World Series

  Tannis Lopuck, former goaltender for the University of Manitoba Bison’s ladies ice-hockey team, is among four top horseplayers from Assiniboia Downs who will be competing for $1 million in prize money Thursday to Saturday, Jan. 24-26, at a tournament in Las Vegas.  She and the other players qualified to play in the annual tournament, […]
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Tammy Samuel-Balaz passes away

Toronto, ON – Tammy Samuel-Balaz, one of the most important and influential figures in Canadian thoroughbred racing, passed away at the age of 47 on January 5, after a long battle with cancer. President and General Manager of Sam-Son Farm, Canada’s foremost breeding and racing operation, Samuel-Balaz was well-known and well-regarded throughout the thoroughbred industry. An […]
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2008 Equine Canada Annual Convention is Heading West to Calgary

Ottawa, Ontario—The 2008 Equine Canada Annual Convention is set for February 3–11, 2008, at The Westin Calgary in Alberta. This convention is the result of a collaborative effort between Equine Canada and our host provincial association, the Alberta Equestrian Federation, and guarantees to be an event to remember courtesy of Calgary’s western hospitality and fun-loving […]
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Sovereign Award Results

Toronto, ON – The Sovereign Awards were announced Friday night at the Westin Harbour Castle. OUTSTANDING JOCKEY – Patrick Husbands Canadian victories: 149 Canadian stakes: 21 Graded Canadian stakes wins: 4 – Patrick Husbands won races in bunches in 2007, leading all Canadian riders in total wins (149), total stakes (21) and total purse earnings […]
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2007 Woodbine Thoroughbred Meet Sees Rise in Handle and Field Size

Toronto – Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced that total handle on Woodbine’s 2007 live Thoroughbred meet, which concluded December 9, increased 2.87 per cent over last year. The “all-sources” total of $343,059,524 was wagered during the 169-day meet, which began March 31, compared to the $333,489,560 recorded in 2006. Average field size at Woodbine was […]
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Husbands, Casse Take Titles as 2007 Woodbine Meet Concludes

Toronto, ON – They didn’t combine for any wins at Woodbine on the final card of the season, but it was clear Patrick Husbands and Mark Casse were the jockey and trainer stories of the 169-day Woodbine Thoroughbred meet, which came to a close on Sunday. The duo connected for a staggering 76 wins this […]
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2007 Sovereign Award Finalists Announced

Toronto, ON – The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2007 Sovereign Awards. Winners will be announced at the 33rd Annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto on Friday, December 14. The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P. Taylor to serve […]
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Mark Casse Nears Woodbine Record for Victories

TORONTO – A prohibitive favorite to collect his second consecutive Sovereign Award as Canada’s Outstanding Trainer later this month, Mark Casse has a longshot chance to tie the record for most wins (by a conditioner) during a Woodbine season. The Indianapolis native has scored on 83 occasions at the Toronto oval. The record is 89, […]
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Pair of Broodmares Top CTHS Winter Mixed Sale

Rexdale, ON – The 2007 CTHS Winter Mixed Sale concluded Saturday night resulting in 115 head selling for a gross total of $568,300, down slightly (4.1%) from the 125 that sold for $592,300 in 2006, with gross totals for weanlings, yearlings, and horses of racing age showing increases across the board. “While severe weather warnings […]
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Ontario Sires Top North American Earnings List

Rexdale, ON –Several sires with Ontario connections have recently found themselves at the top of the North American Earnings List, according to The Blood-Horse sire list compiled through equineline.com this past week. Smart Strike, bred in Ontario by Sam-Son Farm, leads the pack with over $13,777,385 in progeny race earnings incurred in 2007. A son […]
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Financingavailable Retired

Toronto, ON – Champion mare Financingavailable has been retired to the breeding shed. The 16-time winner, who has been a fan favorite at Woodbine for a couple of years, was being pointed to the Bessarabian Stakes, November 25, until an ultrasound revealed a small ligament tear, said trainer Lorne Richards, in a telephone interview Thursday […]