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VisionTV’s Equine-Themed Programming

VisionTV is getting on its high horse Oct. 1st, launching a week of programming that celebrates the noble equine spirit. In addition to the previously announced Canadian premiere of the BBC drama series Rough Diamond and a broadcast of the feature films The Black Stallion and The Black Stallion Returns (see below), the network has […]
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Shakespeare brilliant in Woodbine Mile

Toronto, Ontario – Favoured Shakespeare, ridden by Garrett Gomez, saved all the drama for the final sixteenth of a mile, as he powered his way along the rail to win the Grade 1, $1 million Woodbine Mile on Sunday. When the curtain came down at the finish of the turf classic, Shakespeare, trained by Kiaran […]
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CTHS September Yearling Sale

Rexdale, ON – September 9, 2007 – The 2007 Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale concluded its two-day session with the Preferred Session selling a total of 151 yearlings for $1,247,000, up 2.6% from last year’s total of 138 sold for $1,215,800. As well, the number of yearlings not sold declined significantly with a 48.6% decrease, from 72 […]
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CTHS Selected Sale Sees Significant Median Increase

Rexdale, ON – September 5, 2007 – Brilliant sunshine and a bustling crowd set the tone for the Selected Session of the 2007 Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto. A total of 159 yearlings were sold for a total of $6,374,000, at an average of $40,088 and a median of […]
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Champion Dance Smartly Dies

MILTON, August 20 – It is with great sadness that Sam-Son Farm announces the death of Canadian and U.S. champion and Hall of Fame member, Dance Smartly. Dance Smartly was euthanized on the weekend after suffering an irreparable injury in her paddock, related to an arthritic stifle. Dance Smartly was not in foal and her […]
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CTHS Sale of Champions

Rexdale, ON – With the end of summer approaching, preparations for the 2007 Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale are well underway. Taking place at the Sales Pavilion at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, the sale’s Selected session will be held on September 4th at 3 p.m. while the Preferred session will be on September 8th at 4:30 […]
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Equine Canada Launches Exciting New Website

Ottawa, ON — Equine Canada is pleased to announce the official launch of its new and improved, fully bilingual website, www.equinecanada.ca. The result of months of planning and hard work, the new website will provide users with a unique and helpful ‘web portal’ which will encompass Equine Canada, and all of its divisions and disciplines. […]
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Black Type Minimum Purse To Increase To $50,000 In 2008

The North American members of the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers (SITA) remind the Thoroughbred industry that the minimum purse value for North American black-type races will increase from $45,000 to $50,000 beginning January 1, 2008. The increase was first announced last July as one of several changes recommended by the North American representatives of […]
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Last-to-first for Quiet Action in Ontario Damsel

Toronto, ON – Quiet Action captured her first career stakes victory in Sunday’s $150,000 Ontario Damsel Stakes at Woodbine. The Mark Casse trainee capitalized on a furious early pace duel, rallying from well off the pace for the 3 ¾-length score, traveling 6 ½ furlongs, over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, in 1:18.40. After stalking […]
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Ookashada Qins Inaugural Chris Loseth Handicap

Vancouver, B.C. – It was a successful homecoming for Ookashada at Hastings Racecourse Sunday in the inaugural Chris Loseth Handicap. The champion 2-year-old in B.C. last year held off a gallant charge by longshot Bad Sneakers to win by a half-length and earn $33,268 for his owner Mike Boylan and T.D. Stables. Ooksshada, trained by […]
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True Metropolitan rules Dominion Day

Toronto, ON – True Metropolitan was truly tenacious in Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine. Appearing as though he would be inhaled by Shadwell Stable invader Mustanfar at the top of the stretch, the Terry Jordan trainee repelled the game challenger and won the 1 1/4-mile event by a half-length in a […]