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$2 million Pattison International at Woodbine

Toronto, ON – The richest card in Woodbine’s thoroughbred history (excluding the 1996 Breeders’ Cup) is set for Saturday, October 4, highlighted by the $2 million, Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International. Not only will the Pattison, which drew a field of 10 turf specialists, be contested, so will three other turf stakes – the $1 million […]
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Federal Restriction on Import of Horses to Canada from Florida

Revised Requirements on import of horses from all other U.S. States. The Ontario Racing Commission would like to ensure that all industry stakeholders are aware of the current federal restrictions on the import of horses to Canada (or returning to Canada) from the United States. Due to a recent outbreak of Equine piroplasmosis in Florida, […]
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Piro Outbreak

The Canadian border has closed to horses coming from Florida due to an outbreak of equine piroplasmosis in the state. At press, fifteen properties remained under quarantine with five of those having at least one horse testing positive. Though the disease is a tick born infection the States Veterinarian’s Office suspects that it is being […]
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From J Track to Graded Stakes Racing

Ajax Downs – Toronto, ON – A celebration will take place on Sunday, September 21st at Ajax Downs to mark the end of an era and celebrate a bright new future for Quarter Horse racing in Ontario. Ajax Downs, Canada’s only dedicated Quarter Horse racetrack, runs its final card of the season this Sunday on […]
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Assiniboia Downs’ Closes 50th Season

The 50th season of live racing at Assiniboia Downs comes to a dramatic close Sunday with a lucky fan being awarded $50,000 and the oldest jockey in North America winning his third consecutive riding title.   The final weekend of live racing also features some of the biggest stakes races since Derby Day. The $75,000 Matron […]
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Rahy’s Attorney Rules in Woodbine Mile

Toronto, ON – Ontario-bred Rahy’s Attorney, ridden by Slade Callaghan, scored a shocking upset in the Grade 1, $1 million Woodbine Mile on September 7th at Woodbine. Rahy’s Attorney is a son of Crown Attorney, who finished third in the inaugural Woodbine Mile back in 1997. Trained by Ian Black, Rahy’s Attorney, unbeaten in three […]
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Deville headlines Woodbine Mile

Toronto, ON – IEAH Stables and Partners’ Kip Deville, the top-ranked turf miler in North America, is the 6-5 morning line favourite and will break from post four in a field of eight for Sunday’s Grade 1, $1 million Woodbine Mile. The 12th edition of one of the premier grass races in North America will be […]
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Woodbine $1 million Megapick Contest

Toronto, ON – There’s a million reasons to pay attention to the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races at Woodbine over the next several weeks. A free-to-enter, lottery-style contest called the Woodbine $1,000,000 Megapick asks fans to choose the exact order of finish for the entire field from three of Woodbine’s six Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races, […]
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LongRun and First Nation Form Partnership

Rexdale, ON – LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is very pleased to announce that it has entered into what is hoped to be the first of many partnerships with a First Nation.  Members of Saugeen First Nation have adopted two thoroughbreds, Refuse to Bend and Explosive Lad, and moved them to Ron and Janet Root’s Creek Side Farm […]
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Exceptional Lineup for 2008 September Yearling Sale

Rexdale, ON – The countdown is on for the 2008 Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale, taking place at the Woodbine Racetrack Sales Pavilion in Toronto, with the Selected Session set for Tuesday, September 2nd and the Preferred Session on September 6th. Long regarded as Canada’s premier Thoroughbred yearling sale, an exceptional lineup of over 470 yearlings has […]
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Kabel Out for the Rest of the Season

Toronto, ON – Multiple Sovereign Award-winning jockey Todd Kabel has decided to sit out the rest of the 2008 racing season due to weight issues. Kabel, who has six Top Rider Sovereigns and one Top Apprentice honour, rode in 53 races this year, winning four and posting 15 top-three finishes. “He’s hung it up for […]