Roger Attfield

Canadian Premier Yearling Sale Sees Declines In Average, Horses Sold

Two hundred and four (204) horses were sold at the Canadian Premier Yearling Sale (CTHS Ontario), which took place at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion on August 31. The gross of $3,630,000 was a slight increase over 2016, but the average price declined from $19,236 in 2016 to $17,794.12 in 2017, a 7.5 percent decrease. The […]

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Melmich Nails Photo In Seagram Cup

It took a photo finish to decide the winner, but Melmich and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva defeated two-time Sovereign Award winner Are You Kidding Me by a nose in the $125,000 Seagram Cup (Gr. 3) for horses three years old and up on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Despite a rough start out of […]

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Tiz A Slam, State Of Honor Headline Tuesday’s Prince Of Wales Stakes

While Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena will not run in Tuesday’s $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Race Track, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown does feature the Queen’s Plate runner up, Tiz a Slam. Also prominent in the 1 3/16-mile dirt classic is the Mark Casse-trained State of Honor, who […]

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Holy Helena Hace Historia Al Superar A Los Machos En El Queen’s Plate

Holy Helena, impresionante en su triunfo en los 1800 metros de la Woodbine Oaks en apenas su tercera actuación, estuvo mucho mejor al enfrentar por vez primera a los machos el domingo 2 en el Queen’s Plate ($1,000,000). La edición número 158 del Queen’s Plate, la carrera selectiva con mayor antigüedad en Norteamérica, atrajo a […]

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Holy Helena Favorita Ante Los Machos El Domingo En El Queen’s Plate

Once potros y dos potrancas buscarán una parte de la historia este domingo 2 de Julio cuando disputen el prestigioso Queen’s Plate ($1,000,000) en el hipódromo de Woodbine, en Canadá. El Queen’s Plate es la carrera clásica más antigua del hipismo canadiense, y a la vez es la competencia con mayor continuidad en Norteamérica, siendo […]

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Minks Aprise Steals Sunday’s Trillium

Minks Aprise, making her second start for the barn of trainer Roger Attfield, rallied smartly on the outside for a going-away one length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Trillium Stakes, at Woodbine. The Trillium, a 1 1/16 mile race for fillies and mares, attracted a field of 10 and Minks Aprise was a lukewarm 5-2 favorite. […]

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Tower Of Texas Holds Off Rivals For Connaught Cup Victory

Tower of Texas had double the work to do – first, collaring the leader and then holding off a hard-charging rival – to come out on top in Saturday’s $196,750 Grade 2 Connaught Cup, at Woodbine, Trained by Roger Attfield and piloted by leading rider Eurico Rosa da Silva, fan favourite Tower of Texas came […]

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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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