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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 […]
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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, […]