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Marcavelly to Stand at Colebrook in 2009

Hackensack, NJ – Marcavelly (2004, ddark bay, Johannesburg – Dark Jewel by Majestic Light), a multiple graded stakes winner, will stand at stud for the 2009 season at Colebrook Farms Stallion Station in Ontario, Canada. Ahmed Zayat purchased Marcavelly for $340,000 at the 2006 Fasig Tipton Calder sale of select two year olds in training. […]
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Sovereign Award Results

OUTSTANDING JOCKEY – Patrick Husbands – Now a six-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s top rider, Husbands recorded his fifth Woodbine riding title, second consecutive, as he won 166 races at Woodbine. The 35-year-old won nine stakes at the Toronto oval, including the Grade 2 Nijinsky with Seaside Retreat, and led the colony in several […]
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Woodbine Thoroughbred Betting Remains Steady in 2008

Toronto, ON – Woodbine Entertainment Group announced today that betting on Woodbine’s 2008 live Thoroughbred meet, which concluded December 7, remained steady over last year. Handle per race (1,553 races in total) was $217,472 in 2008, compared to $215,489 (1,592 races in total) in 2007, a rise of 0.91 per cent. The “all-sources” total of […]
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Working Group for Safety Reins Pilot meets

Toronto, ON – A multi-breed working group, representing a cross section of the horse racing community, met recently to continue the planning and implementation of the Safety Reins Pilot Program. The pilot, announced last month by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), will commence January 1, 2009. The goal is to facilitate a smooth transition to […]
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Sovereign Awards Finalists

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2008 Sovereign Awards. Winners will be announced at the 34th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, Ontario on 12 December 2008. The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P.Taylor to serve as an international representative […]
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Horse Racing Alberta Announces 2009 Race Dates

Edmonton, AB â€“ Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) today announced the live racing schedule for 2009. A Circuit (included Extended A Meet) There will be a total of 96 thoroughbred and 96 standardbred racing days. Northlands Park in Edmonton – awarded a total of 96 days of thoroughbred racing starting from May 1st to October 25. – awarded a […]
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34th Annual Sovereign Awards – Media Finalists

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce finalists in the 2008 Sovereign Award Media categories. Winners will be announced at the 34th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Toronto on Friday 14 December 2008. The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P.Taylor to serve as an international […]
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Tack Manufacturers Invited to Safety Reins Pilot Program

Toronto, ON – Manufacturers of tack equipment who believe they can supply and produce a suitable product for the Ontario horse racing industry are invited to participate in an upcoming safety reins pilot program. Announced last month, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) launched the pilot program in a move designed to facilitate a smooth transition […]
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CTHS Winter Mixed Sale Set for Nov. 29

Rexdale, ON – November 10, 2008 – The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division), well known as the industry’s premiere event for racing, breeding, and sport horse enthusiasts, is slated for Saturday, November 29 starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion, Woodbine Racetrack, in Toronto. The CTHS has catalogued 187 offerings for this […]
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Sandy Hawley captures Living Legends Race at Santa Anita

Toronto, ON – Hall of Fame jockey Sandy Hawley captured The Living Legends Race, Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Hawley, aboard favoured Tribal Chief, won by 6 ½ lengths in a time of 1:21.03. The son of Tribal Rule paid $7.80, $4 and $3.20 across the board. Held in conjunction with racing’s new Legends on Tour […]
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Fifteen Canadian Connected Horses to Attend Breeders’ Cup

Toronto, ON – The consistent Bear Now, the fleet Fatal Bullet and 2007 Horse of the Year Sealy Hill head a list of 15 runners with Canadian connections that have been pre-entered to the 25th Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, set for Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, California on Friday, October 24, and Saturday, October […]