The jockey from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, has already had a hot start, including a win in the Plate Trial Stakes aboard Avoman.
Whether Tio Magico gets a shot at Queen’s Plate glory isn’t certain, but trainer Gail Cox would love to see the red-and-gold silks win again.
The laid-back Ontario-bred fellow they call 'Brutus' has stamped himself as a legitimate Queen's Plate contender.
His first mount of the 2021 Woodbine season wasn’t a winning one, but for this relatively new jock on the block, it was a good start.
For all her foibles, 'problem child' Samurai Queen had the one quality conditioner Darwin Banach was looking for ‒ talent.
A lifetime of loving horses is evident in this Yugoslavian immigrant with a show jumping background whose first trade was as a chemist.
The Ontario-bred’s first win came later rather than sooner, but for the chestnut’s connections it made the victory all the more memorable.
Trainer Cole Bennett was amazed that the two-year-old daughter of War Dancer was able to go from a hospital room to the winner’s circle.
Trainer Barb Minshall is confident her young star will be up for Saturday’s test against seven rivals in one of two big features at Woodbine.
This big race on the road to next year's running of the Queen’s Plate has attracted a field of eight including a pair for Barb Minshall.