Roger Attfield

Goodyearforroses Takes Santa Ana For Third Win In A Row

Abbondanza Racing’s Goodyearforroses has won her third consecutive race since going through the auction ring at the Keeneland November sale and being switched to the care of trainer Richard Baltas. The 5-year-old daughter of Azamour earned her first graded stakes victory in Sunday’s G2 Santa Ana, partnering with jockey Corey Nakatani to cover nine furlongs […]

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Ghostly Presence Wins Princess Elizabeth To Enter Discussion For Woodbine Oaks

Chiefswood Stable homebred Ghostly Presence, expertly handled by Steve Bahen, collared a free-wheeling Enstone in the final stride to win Saturday’s $251,200 Princess Elizabeth Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield, Ghostly Presence overcame Post 10 to win the 1 1/16-mile Tapeta route for Canadian-foaled juvenile fillies and rate inclusion amongst the favourites for the […]

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Are You Kidding Me Geared Down In Autumn Stakes Victory

Are You Kidding Me, confidently handled by Alan Garcia, took Sunday’s co-featured $200,000 Grade 2 Autumn Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners Ronald K. Kirk, John C. Bates, and Michael Riordan, the defending Autumn champ glided to the lead as the field straightened for home in the 1 1/16-mile main track event, and then was […]

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Blue Grass Stakes Winner Java’s War Entering Stud At Colebrook Farm In Canada

Grade 1 winner Java’s War has been retired by owner-breeder Charles Fipke and will stand the 2017 season at Colebrook Farm in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. His initial stud fee has been set at CAN$3,000 live foal and he will stand as the property of Fipke. From the first crop of 2007 2-year-old champion War Pass, […]

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Danish Dynaformer Prevails In Singspiel Stakes

Charles Fipke’s homebred Danish Dynaformer earned his first graded victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes, prevailing after a lengthy stretch drive to win by a length. The 4-year-old son of Dynaformer covered 12 furlongs under Patrick Husbands in 2:28.78 over Woodbine’s firm turf course for trainer Roger Attfield, who was winning the stake for […]

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Shakhimat, Amis Gizmo Among 13 Runners For 157th Renewal Of The Queen’s Plate

Amis Gizmo and Shakhimat, the top two finishers from the June 12 Plate Trial, will renew their rivalry on Sunday in the $1-million Queen’s Plate. The 157th running of the Queen’s Plate, the oldest annually-run stakes race in North America, attracted a field of 13 Canadian-bred three-year-olds. The race will be televised live by CTV/TSN […]

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Shakhimat Posts ‘Beautiful’ Final Work Before Queen’s Plate

Shakhimat, with regular rider Emma-Jayne Wilson in the irons, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40 at Woodbine Racecourse Tuesday in preparation for the Queen’s Plate. Trainer Roger Attfield looked on as Shakhimat began unhurriedly, getting his first three furlongs in :37.40, and galloped out six furlongs in  1:13.40 before pulling up through seven furlongs in 1:28.60. […]

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Shakhimat ‘Coming Along’ For Queen’s Plate; Attfield Looking For Record Ninth Win

Shakhimat, coming off a second-place finish as the beaten favorite behind Amis Gizmo in the Plate Trial at Woodbine Racecourse, had his major Queen’s Plate workout on Tuesday, breezing six furlongs in 1:12.80. “I worked him behind another horse, and he worked quite well,” said trainer Roger Attfield. ”He worked fast, but it was really […]

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Are You Kidding Me Leads Gate To Wire To Defend Eclipse Title

Are You Kidding Me, with a prominent performance, successfully defended his title in Saturday’s Grade II $209,200 Eclipse Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners Ronald K. Kirk, John C. Bates and Michael Riordan, the Run Away and Hide bay was named Canada’s champion older male in 2015 on the back of Grade […]

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Weather Defines Opening Day At Keeneland

Despite short periods of intense rain, that could nearly be classified as very small hail, opening day at Keenland Racecourse drew a crowd of 12,013 racing fans. Ten $1,000 college scholarships were given away, as well as a $10,000 scholarship to University of Kentucky student Sarah Gossamer, courtesy of the connections of Breeders’ Cup champion […]

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