Racing

Romantic Pursuit Heads Evenly-Matched Field For G2 Sands Point

Godolphin’s Romantic Pursuit will look to build on her first stakes appearance as part of a talented seven-horse field of sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade 2 Sands Point at 1 1/8 miles on the Belmont Park inner turf. The 25th running of the Sands Point will feature three entries who participated in the New York […]

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Queen Elizabeth Sending Magnetic Charm To Grade 1 QE II Challenge Cup Saturday

Magnetic Charm (GB) might have an edge in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) for one simple reason: She is owned by Her Majesty, The Queen, who 35 years ago was at Keeneland for the first running of the race named in her honor. The Queen is an astute Thoroughbred breeder […]

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Pattison Canadian International: Desert Encounter To Defend Title Against Ziyad

Desert Encounter, returning to Woodbine Racetrack from England for trainer David Simcock, will be looking to become the first repeat winner of the Pattison Canadian International since Joshua Tree in 2012-2013. Saturday’s 82nd running of the Grade 1 Canadian International, a 1 ½-mile turf race for three-year-olds and upward, offers a purse of $800,000 and […]

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Cambier Parc Tops Filly Trio For Chad Brown In QE II Challenge Cup

OXO Equine’s Cambier Parc, winner of the Del Mar Oaks (G1) Presented by The Jockey Club in her most recent start, tops a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 36th running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1). Contested at 1 1/8 miles on the Keeneland turf […]

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‘Cheeky’ Ziyad Brings Winning Form Into Canadian International

Ziyad, a four-year-old son of Rock of Gibraltar, brings a rock-steady record, plenty of personality, and winning form to Saturday’s Grade 1 $800,000 Pattison Canadian International, at Woodbine. Owned by Wertheimer et Frère, the British-bred will look to make it two straight scores when he goes postward in the 1 ½-mile turf event run over […]

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Omaha Beach Vaults Back Into NTRA’s Top Thoroughbred Poll

The dazzling effort Omaha Beach put forth to capture the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes this past weekend launched the son of War Front back in the race for divisional honors and landed the Fox Hill Farms colorbearer on this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. In his first start since capturing the Grade […]

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Pumpkin Rumble Will Add Local Spice To Canadian International

Woodbine-based Pumpkin Rumble, a 10-time winner from 45 starts, goes for his second straight stakes score in Saturday’s Grade 1 $800,000 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. Owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling, and trained by Kevin Attard, the eight-year-old gelded son of English Channel heads into the 1 ½-mile turf classic off an impressive win […]

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Muskoka Gold Prevails In Sunday’s Cup And Saucer Stakes

Muskoka Gold, prominent from the outset under jockey Jerome Lermyte, turned back the challenge of favored Pleasecallmeback for a 1 ¾-length victory in Sunday’s $226,600 Cup and Saucer Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. The Cup and Saucer, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for Canadian-bred two-year-olds, attracted a field of 12 and Muskoka Gold was an 18-1 […]

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Nessy Will Try To Emulate His Full Brother, Bullards Alley, In Canadian International

In 2017, the late Bullards Alley shipped in from Kentucky and was a 10 ¾ length winner while returning a record $87.90 in the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. On Saturday, his full brother, Nessy, will be looking to replicate the feat in the 82nd running of the $800,000 showpiece over 1 ½ […]

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True Valour’s Late Rally Nets City Of Hope Mile Win

Qatar Racing’s True Valour emerged victorious in a five-horse blanket finish at the wire of Saturday’s Grade 2 City of Hope Mile Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., rallying from off the pace under Drayden Van Dyke to win by a head. The Irish-bred by Kodiac (GB) is trained by Simon Callaghan. The […]

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