Ontario breeding

One To One: Q & A With Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson in 2015 was named chief executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment – Canada’s largest racetrack company, which owns and operates Woodbine near Toronto and Woodbine Mohawk Park, a harness track 30 miles to the west in Milton. Ontario. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as board chairman of Woodbine Entertainment. Lawson is also chairman […]

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Ransom The Moon Avoids Trouble For Bing Crosby Win; Drefong Dropped Smith At Start

Jeffry Wilke and Agave Racing Stable’s Ransom The Moon was able to avoid the loose horse and subsequent trouble to win Saturday’s G1 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar by 1 1/2 lengths, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint over the same course in November. Race favorite Drefong shied toward the gap […]

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Passion For Action Takes Down Lady Shipman In The Highlander

Bejamin Hutzel’s homebred Passion For Action made a bold late run to take Sunday’s Grade 2 Highlander Stakes by a neck at Woodbine Racecourse. The 4-year-old son of Speightstown covered six furlongs on the firm turf in 1:08.05 under Eurico Rosa da Silva for trainer Michael De Paulo, defeating the star turf sprinting filly Lady […]

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Queen’s Plate Favorite Shakhimat Leads Transylvania Gate-To-Wire

Richard Hogan and Dan Gale’s Shakhimat took the lead out of the gate and never relinquished it in Friday’s Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes on opening day at Keeneland, drawing away to win by 3 1/4 lengths. Intermittent rain left the turf course with a bit of give, rating “good,” but the sophomore son of Lonhro […]

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Court Vision, Victor’s Cry Leaving Ontario For Kentucky

Spendthrift Farm told The Blood-Horse on Monday that it will move sires Court Vision and Victor’s Cry from Park Stud near Orangeville, Ontario, back to its central Kentucky farm for the 2016 season. General manager Ned Toffey cited the uncertainty over the slots at racetracks situation as the reason that the farm had been unable to […]

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Millionaire Silver Max To Stand At Adena Springs North

Seven-time Graded Stakes Winner Silver Max, a winner of 12 of 27 lifetime starts, has been retired from racing. Silver Max was bred in Kentucky by Steve Snowden with Seth and Will Lauffer, and campaigned by Mark Bacon and Dana Wells.  He was trained throughout his career by Dale Romans. At 3, Silver Max won […]

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Canada: CTHS Announces $12M, Five-Year Breeders Incentive Program

On October 31, 2013 the Board of the CTHS Ontario unanimously endorsed and then delivered a paper to the Minister of Agriculture/Premier, as well as Messrs.’ John Snobelen, Elmer Buchanan, John Wilkinson and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mrs. Deb Stark, entitled “Measures Necessary To Save The Ontario Thoroughbred Industry”. The organization’s mission statement was “to […]

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Woodbine, HBPA Announce 40 Percent Purse Bonus for Ontario-Sired Horses

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) today jointly announced changes to Woodbine’s Ontario-sired Thoroughbred racing program. The restructuring offers substantial incentives and bonuses to horsepeople with Ontario-bred and -sired horses competing at all levels of the Woodbine “overnight” program.  Specifically, a 40% purse bonus is now available to eligible […]

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After 35 Years, Ontario’s Windways Farm Calls It a Day

For over three decades, Ontario’s Windways Farm has been one of the leading Thoroughbred operations in Canada. Owned and operated by the Begg family, Windways has either bred or owned such standouts as Victor Cooley, winner of the 1999 Queen’s Plate, and El Brujo, winner of the G1 Pat O’Brien Stakes. After 35 years in […]

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Inaugural Online Auction of Canadian Thoroughbreds Begins

The inaugural Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s Online Winter Mixed Sale is now live online www.cthsont.com. Ninety-seven horses have been catalogued, including broodmares, stallion seasons and shares, weanlings, yearlings and horses of racing age. This year’s sale includes mares in foal to sires such as Bold n’ Flashy, Giant Gizmo, Leonnatus Anteas, Maclean’s Music, Messner, Mike Fox, […]

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