Canadian horse racing

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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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Different Balance’ Brings Trainer Gail Cox Full Circle

Trainer Gail Cox has always loved horses, and her childhood memories are filled with images of riding for Sam-Son Farm back when the Canadian operation bred and raised hunter/jumper horses. Today, the farm is better known as a power-house Thoroughbred operation, for which Cox saddled the biggest winner of her career in last Saturday’s Grade […]

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Filly Got Stormy Draws Post Five, Favoritism In Woodbine Mile

Got Stormy, coming off an impressive win over males in Saratoga’s Fourstardave Stakes, will be looking to replicate that feat when she goes postward as the one to beat in the Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Saturday. This 23rd running of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile, worth $1 million and contested over the E.P. Taylor Turf […]

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Plenty Of Storylines Heading Into BC Derby, Oaks At Hastings Racecourse

There are so many intriguing storylines behind Saturday’s 74th running of the BC Derby and 56th edition of the BC Oaks at Hastings Racecourse, it is a challenge to know where to begin.  An ideal start might be Peter Redekop, the 84-year-old owner/breeder who’s been a major part of the local thoroughbred scene for more […]

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Filly Got Stormy Among 28 Nominations To ‘Win and You’re In’ Woodbine Mile

Twenty-eight horses have been nominated to the 23rd running of the million-dollar Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win And You’re In’ race, to be contested on Saturday, Sept. 14 over the world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course.  The list of contenders from across North America and Europe includes Got Stormy, another star filly […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: The Future Of Woodbine?

This week’s Friday Show comes to you from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, home of the 160th running of the prestigious Queen’s Plate on Saturday. Woodbine is a thriving location these days, with a business plan that includes a variety of compliments to Thoroughbred racing. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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The Queen’s Plate News Minute: Inside And Out?

The Paulick Report tandem of Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick have ventured north of the border to cover the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. In today’s News Minute, Scott and Ray report on the results of Wednesday’s post position draw for the 14 horse field. Two of the key […]

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In A Year With Two Classics To His Name, Casse Has Two Chances In Queen’s Plate

What’s better than having one shot at winning the Queen’s Plate? For Mark Casse, one of the top trainers in the sport, it’s having two horses in the big dance and a happy return to Canada’s Showplace of Racing. He’s won some of the biggest events in Thoroughbred racing, has been inducted into the Canadian […]

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Woodbine Unveils New Trackside Clubhouse With ‘Best Patio In The City Of Toronto’

Woodbine Entertainment recently opened a brand-new event venue located trackside at its world-class racetrack in Toronto. The Trackside Clubhouse is a retrofitted stable that is situated on the infield of the iconic E.P. Taylor Turf Course. “This is an amazing new, flexible event space that has the best patio in the city of Toronto,” said […]

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Hall Of Famer Barroby Honored With Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

Hall of Fame horseman Frank Barroby was honored at the annual Woodbine Oaks day presentation of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award held in the winner’s circle following the second race on Saturday afternoon. The Gomez Award is presented annually on Oaks day to a person — Canadian-born, Canadian-raised or regular rider in the country for […]

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