The son of Birdstone became an unlikely 50-1 longshot winner of the Kentucky Derby and had Canadian connections in his early education.
Plate and Woodbine Oaks contenders will be getting some local racing soon as they head towards the August Canadian classics.
Kirby lost the mount on John Leeper days before the English classic but won the race anyway on an improving son of Frankel.
The grey Tapit colt won a long stretch battle with Hot Rod Charlie to give his sire a record-tying fourth winner of the famous race.
Once again this year, Woodbine has mandated that any horse that leaves Woodbine to race at Fort Erie will be required to stay for the meet.
The 2020 Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales winning jockey is back in Toronto after riding and winning in Bahrain and Turkey.
The two biggest races in England for 3-year-olds take place June 4 and 5 at Epsom Downs and racing fans in Canada can watch and wager.
Overtook, a $1 million purchase, is 20-to-1 for the Belmont Stakes on June 5, the third jewel of the American Triple Crown.
The post positions were drawn for the Epsom Derby (G1) on June 5 and trainer Aidan O'Brien will start favoured Bolshoi Ballet.
Confirmation of a positive finding in the split sample of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit leaves Derby win up in the air.