Reade Baker

Hall Of Fame Trainer Reade Baker Embarks On ‘New Challenge’ In Bloodstock Industry

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Reade Baker announced via Facebook on Tuesday that he will be embarking on a new career in the bloodstock industry. “It’s time for a new challenge,” Baker wrote. The Sovereign Award-winning trainer in 2005, Baker’s training career has spanned 13 champions, two Horses of the Year (Fatal Bullet and Biofuel, […]

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Solidify Circles Grey Stakes Field At Woodbine

Two-year-old colt Solidify was the stakes star of Woodbine’s second annual Grey Day on Sunday, as he circled the Grey Stakes field to win the featured $125,000 Grade 3 event contested over 1-1/16 miles on the main track. The energetic European invader Chuck Willis fired out of the gate to establish the lead with Jammin […]

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Canadian Hall Of Fame Inductees Include Sikura, Baker, Loiselle

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2018.  Six people and four horses have been elected from an extremely deep ballot of candidates. Representing Thoroughbreds in the Class of 2018 are Builder John G. Sikura, Trainer Reade Baker, and Communicator Dan Loiselle […]

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Breaking Lucky Hopes To Pull Upset In G1 Stephen Foster Handicap

Canadian-invader Breaking Lucky will attempt to avenge his loss to Gun Runner in last year’s $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) in Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by GE Appliances (GI) at Churchill Downs. “I love coming to Louisville,” trainer Reade Baker said. “This city is a lot different than Canada […]

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Gunpowder Farm Fully Loaded For Saturday At Churchill Downs

Tom Keithley’s Gunpowder Farm LLC doesn’t often have three runners on the same day, but Saturday will be an exception as a trio of horses – Nawlins Kitty in a first-level allowance race, Barahona in the $100,000 Jefferson Cup and Breaking Lucky in the $175,000 Lukas Classic – are set for action at Churchill Downs […]

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Breaking Lucky Wins First Graded Stakes In Seagram Cup

Breaking Lucky picked up his first graded stakes win with a perfect stalking trip in Holiday Monday’s Grade 3 $168,600 Seagram Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Reade Baker for owner Gunpowder Farms, the chestnut son of Lookin at Lucky arrived at the 1 1/16-mile Tapeta route for older horses from a second-place run behind Seagram […]

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Saez Rides Four Consecutive Winners At Gulfstream Park

Jockey Luis Saez, second in the Championship Meet standings behind four-time defending champion Javier Castellano, rode four consecutive winners during the early portion of Sunday’s 13-race card. Saez reeled off wins aboard Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-olds Texas Tea ($4.60) in the third race and Street Lou ($10) in the fourth, and followed up winning the fifth […]

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No Triple Crown Winner In Canada: Breaking Lucky Takes Prince of Wales

Covered in dirt, jockey Jim McAleney strode through the Fort Erie clubhouse, the flower garland draped around his shoulders, after the most spectacular win of his career. On track, he’d thrown up his arms. He’d scattered petals. The 45-year-old McAleney  had just won Tuesday’s $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel of the Canadian Triple […]

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Calgary Cat Captures Kennedy Road

Calgary Cat put in a strong closing run on the outside to win his fifth of seven races this year in the Grade 2, $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday. The 4-year-old gelding, trained by Kevin Attard and ridden to victory by Eurico Rosa da Silva, went off at odds of 3-2 and […]

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