Canadian horse racing

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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Cross, Trainer Of Derby-Winning Sunny’s Halo, Dies At Age 84

David Cross Jr., lifelong horseman, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer, and trainer of 1983 Kentucky Derby winner Sunny’s Halo, died this week at the age of 84, according to the Daily Racing Form. Cross had battled a series of health issues in recent years and had been in hospice care in Lexington, Ky., according […]

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Jockey Club Of Canada Releases Graded Stakes List For 2019

The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes races in Canada. The number of Graded Stakes in Canada will increase from 45 to 46 with the addition of a Listed Race upgraded to G3. The Graded Stakes Committee meeting was conducted by Committee Chair, Ross […]

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Tiller Doesn’t Mind Working Around Pink Lloyd’s Training Quirks

If you’re watching training at Woodbine hoping to catch a glimpse of reigning Canadian Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd, you aren’t going to spot him in the crowd. That’s because, trainer Robert Tiller says, Pink Lloyd doesn’t do so well training in a crowd. The winner of 16 races from 19 starts, the 6-year-old […]

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‘Truly Special’: Emma-Jayne Wilson To Receive Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

Emma-Jayne Wilson, who continues to make her mark on the racetrack and in the community, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award. The 36-year-old jockey has won numerous high-profile awards and races throughout her distinguished career, including the 2007 Queen’s Plate with Mike Fox, while also lending her time and […]

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McMahon, Clouthier Named Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame ‘Legends’

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced that Hector Clouthier Sr. and Frank McMahon as its 2018 CHRHF Legend Honorees.  Originally launched as a millennium project in 2000, the Legends section of the Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring the people and horses who significantly contributed to  Canada’s horse racing story over 50 […]

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Report: Fort Erie For Sale, But Racing To Continue As Normal

The Thoroughbred Daily News reported Wednesday that Fort Erie Racetrack is up for sale, though the track’s status is not expected to have an effect on this year’s dates. The price tag is $7.2 million for a 144-acre parcel including the track and barn area. One of the interested parties is the Fort Erie Live Racing […]

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From Aintree to Fort Erie, McComb’s Life In Racing Has Been Grand

At 87, Sam McComb hasn’t lost a step. Dressed in a tidy suit, ready with the Irish gift of the gab, mischief up his sleeve, he’s an easy raconteur of a past life that sniffs of high adventure. “Sitting here is like a river flowing backwards,” he said, rather poetically, during a long chat about […]

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