Canadian International

Capri, Thundering Blue Lead International Contingent In Sunday’s Japan Cup

The two foreign contenders for this year’s Grade 1 Japan Cup, Capri (Ireland) and Thundering Blue (UK), arrived safely at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture late Wednesday. Both horses were then transported to the quarantine facilities at the JRA Horseracing School Quarantine Center, where they arrived at 7:43 p.m., completing about a 24-hour journey […]

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Weekend Lineup: QEII, Canadian International

A trio of Grade 1 races highlights the North American action this weekend, with the QEII Challenge Cup to be held Saturday at Keeneland and Woodbine to host both the Canadian International and E.P. Taylor Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup features last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Rushing Fall, who has […]

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Europeans Look To Regain Dominance Of Pattison Canadian International

Thundering Blue, coming off an impressive win in Sweden’s Group 3 Stockholm Cup International, heads a large and competitive field of 11 for Saturday’s Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack. The Pattison Canadian International, encompassing the full mile and a half layout of the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, offers Grade 1 status and […]

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‘Cheeky’ Thundering Blue Arrives At Woodbine For Canadian International

Touching down in Toronto late Monday evening, Pattison Canadian International contender Thundering Blue had his first feel of Woodbine’s E.P Taylor turf course on Tuesday morning with assistant trainer Kim Johnstone aboard. “I think it was a massive culture shock for him,” said Johnstone. “At home, the gallops, we don’t really share them, he’s on […]

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‘Bogged Down’ In Joe Hirsch, Spring Quality Hopes For Firm Ground In Canadian International

Spring Quality comes into the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International off his lowest finish to date. But trainer Graham Motion, who also sends out Mekhtaal in the 1 ½-mile fall classic, has faith his Grade 1 champ will be back at the top of his game on Saturday at Woodbine. A son of Quality Road, […]

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‘Big, Strong Stride’ Is Tiz A Slam’s Best Asset In Canadian International

Tiz a Slam did not win the Northern Dancer, the Grade 1 turf race over the Pattison Canadian International course and distance which is the major local prep for the $800,000 main event at Woodbine. But the Chiefswood Stable homebred, who is conditioned by Roger Attfield, was beaten just two lengths in a sixth-place finish […]

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Five-Year-Old Thundering Blue Getting Better With Age, On The Way To G1 Canadian International

A five-year-old son of Exchange Rate, Thundering Blue has both Group 2 and Group 3 crowns to his name. In less than 10 days, the Kentucky-bred will look to lower the boom on the competition and earn his first Grade 1 victory in the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack. Trained by David Menuisier […]

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Bullards Alley Lured To Gulfstream For Saturday’s Two-Mile H. Allen Jerkens Stakes

Always on the hunt for valuable real estate, trainer Tim Glyshaw has shipped Bullards Alley from Fair Grounds to Gulfstream Park for the rare opportunity to run two miles on turf in Saturday’s $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes. “It’s like hunting. You have to hunt races for these type of horses. There are very few of them,” […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Team Glyshaw Overcomes Odds With Emotional Canadian International Victory

A bouquet of balloons was waiting by his stall when Canadian International winner Bullards Alley returned to Churchill Downs Monday evening. Grounded by a full bag of Red Delicious apples, the balloons represent just how precious this 5-year-old gelding has become to trainer Tim Glyshaw’s small stable. Bullards Alley is Glyshaw’s first Grade 1 winner, […]

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El Pattison Canadian International: Otra Demostración De Que Nada Está Escrito En Las Carreras De Caballos

La única carrera que no se gana es la que no se corre. Esta es una de las más grandes verdades de nuestro deporte predilecto. El Pattison Canadian International (G1, $800,000), una de las competencias más importantes del hipismo canadiense, se disputó el pasado domingo en el hipódromo de Woodbine (Toronto). La prueba de 2400 […]

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