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.
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.
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.