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Jiggs Coz jogs to Plate Trial Win

TORONTO, June 3 – It’s been 15 long years since a winner of the Plate Trial Stakes went on to capture the Queen’s Plate. That was Alydeed in 1992. It appears that Jiggs Coz is poised to buck that trend when he lines up as the favourite on June 24 in the $1 million ‘Gallop […]
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Barbaro on HBO

HBO Sports presents Barbaro, a compelling documentary exploring the triumph and tragedy of the remarkable thoroughbred that captured the public’s imagination last year after his showing at the Kentucky Derby.  Premiering three days before the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of racing’s illustrious Triple Crown, the exclusive special debuts Wednesday, June 6 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT […]
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Equine Injury Reporting System

A uniform, on-track equine injury reporting system developed by Dr. Mary Scollay, association veterinarian at Calder Race Course and Gulfstream Park, will be implemented as a pilot project at 30 US racetracks beginning Friday, June 1, it was announced today by representatives of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit. The goal of the […]
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Horse Racing Hall of Fame Inductees

TORONTO, ON – Windfields Farm’s Natalma, the mare whose first offspring, Northern Dancer, was the catalyst in creating a global Thoroughbred dynasty, and three Queen’s Plate winners, have been elected into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. The regally bred filly Natalma, a daughter of Native Dancer and Almahmoud, the stakes-winning daughter of English […]
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Bear Now devours Selene field

TORONTO, May 20 – Bear Now captured Woodbine’s Grade 3, $250,000 Selene Stakes with a track record performance on Sunday. The daughter of Tiznow seized command at the three-eighths pole and galloped away from her 11 rivals with authority, drawing off by eight lengths and under the wire in record time of 1:43.73 for 1 […]
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Ookashada Makes No Mistake in Winning Jim Coleman Province Stakes

Vancouver, B.C. – Jockey Pedro Alvarado made amends aboard Ookashada in winning the $55,733 Jim Coleman Province Stakes Monday afternoon at Hastings Racecourse. Ookashada broke sharply, rallied from three wide and gained the lead in the late stretch to make amends for a disappointing second-place finish in the CTHS Sales Stakes when he went head-to-head […]
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Palladio impressive in Eclipse Stakes

TORONTO, May 21 – Five-year-old Palladio rallied strongly to capture Monday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Eclipse Stakes at Woodbine. In the process, the Florida-bred son of Lycius broke a 23-hour old track record, traveling 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.07, which is two-thirds of second faster than Bear Now’s time (1:43.73) in Sunday’s Selene Stakes. Pacesetter Judiths […]
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Strike Softly sends booming message in Hendrie Stakes

TORONTO, May 13 – Sam-Son Farm homebred Strike Softly capitalized on fast fractions to win Sunday’s Grade 2, $150,000 Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine. For the Mark Frostad trainee, the four-length score was her fourth career stakes victory in her first start as a four-year-old. The filly’s time for 6 1/2 furlongs was 1:16.20. “She’s been […]
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Horse Week 2007 Fast Approaching – Register Your Event Now!

 Ottawa, Ontario — Equine Canada’s Recreation Division, the Provincial Equestrian Federations and Official Spokesperson, 2006 World Equestrian Games Silver Medalist Team member Lance Griffin would like to remind everyone that Horse Week 2007, which is taking place June 2-10, is fast approaching! If you have an event taking place, and would like to register it […]
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Canadian Connections to the Kentucky Derby

Sealy Hill will fly the flag for Canada when she goes into the gate for Friday’s Kentucky Oaks, the filly companion to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, at Churchill Downs. She completed her preparations for the 1 1/8-mile race by galloping a mile and a half before the harrow break. Trainer Mark Casse likes the way the […]
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Kentucky Oaks Starter Sealy Hill Has Toronto Cheering Section

Kentucky Oaks starter Sealy Hill has a Toronto cheering section TORONTO, May 2 * Sealy Hill may be a longshot to win Friday’s Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, but for enthusiastic followers of Canadian racing and trainer Mark Casse, the talented filly is a fan favorite. Owned by Eugene and Laura Melnyk and […]