‘The Nuge’: NHL Co-Owner Celebrates Stakes Win At Hastings

It was another CTHS Sales Stakes ‘game day’ under the lights Friday at Hastings Racecourse and for a short time Ryan Nugent-Hopkins appeared to be on his way to first star status, something hardly new to him as a key player with the NHL Edmonton Oilers. The Burnaby-born Nugent-Hopkins was the center of attention in […]

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‘Night Of Champions’ Honors Alberta Thoroughbred Stars Of 2017

The successes and accomplishments of the Alberta Thoroughbred industry stars of 2017 were celebrated this past Saturday evening at the 44th annual Night of Champions held at the Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton. Over 175 industry members took part in the evening event including breeders, owners, trainers and representatives from the Alberta Owners and Breeders Association, […]

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Ontario: CTHS Introduces ‘Mare Purchase Program’ To Strengthen Broodmare Population

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) and the HBPA of Ontario have announced a new program to assist in the expansion and improvement of the resident band of broodmares in Ontario and increase the race horse population. The program provides significant financial support to Ontario Resident Breeders investing in “New” broodmares that will be brought […]

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Hamel Rides Winner Number 1500 At Hastings Racecourse

Jockey Richard Hamel attended to his business early and with a bang at Hastings Racecourse Saturday afternoon. Hamel entered the seven-race card just two victories shy of 1,500 career trips to the winner’s circle.  By the end of the third race, the 47-year-old leading rider at Hastings had scored a natural hat-trick including back-to-back $50,000 […]

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In Wake of Uncertainty in Ontario: ‘We’re Still Here Fighting’

If people thought that the worst was behind them at last year’s Canadian select yearling sale, six months after the Ontario government suddenly terminated the slots-at-racetrack program, well, they were wrong. Never mind that Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has repeatedly told the province’s racetracks that the government is intent on working with the industry to […]

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Perfect Soul Colt Tops Canadian-Bred Sale; Prices Drop Over Uncertain Market

A bay colt by the champion grass horse in Canada, Perfect Soul (IRE), black type millionaire and leading sire in Canada, topped the Selected Session, selling for $170,000 at the annual Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday. The colt out of the Seeking the Gold mare, […]

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Ontario’s Leading Owners, Breeders Honored by CTHS

The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society honored its champion owners, breeders, and stallions at a dinner and awards ceremony June 14. William D. Graham was honored as Ontario’s 2012 Breeder of the Year. Graham also won the Sovereign Award as Canada’s outstanding breeder for 2012. Among the 2012 stakes winners bred by […]

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English Channel colt tops CTHS sale at Woodbine

A colt by champion English Channel out of the stakes winner In Return (by Horse Chestnut) sold to Bear Stable for $275,000 to top the select sessions of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s annual yearling sale at Woodbine. The select sessions of the CTHS sale were held Monday and Tuesday. The sale’s gross decreased by […]

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Ontario CTHS winter mixed sale offers special incentive for buyers

The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) has catalogued 185 lots for its winter mixed sale on Nov. 26 at Woodbine, according to The BloodHorse. According to CTHS general manager Julie Coulter, the sale offers a special incentive to buyers, who will have access to one of the most lucrative purse incentive […]

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