Roger Attfield

Tiz A Slam All The Way In Nijinsky

Chiefswood Stable’s homebred Tiz a Slam lasted on the lead in the $175,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Grade 2) to score his second straight graded stakes win on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Overlooked at odds of 10-1, Tiz a Slam followed up his Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes victory over 1-1/4 miles on the Tapeta with another front-end […]

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Tiz A Slam Bests His Elders In Dominion Day

Tiz a Slam seems to have a soft spot for Canada Day weekend at Woodbine. The 4-year-old colt, trained by Roger Attfield, was the runner-up behind Holy Helena in last year’s Queen’s Plate on July 2 and was returning to the 1 ¼ distance for the first time with a 1 ¼ length tally in […]

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Turf Veterans Tower Of Texas, Shakhimat Give Attfield Strong Hand In King Edward

Tower of Texas, who has been riding high both home and on the road for several years now, tops a field of eight for Saturday’s Grade 2 King Edward at Woodbine. The King Edward, a one-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, offers a purse of $175,000. Tower of Texas, a 7-year-old gelding, will be […]

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Attfield Has Solid One-Two Punch In Woodbine’s Singspiel Stakes

Trainer Roger Attfield has sent out the winners of seven of 13 runnings of the Singspiel Stakes, including the 1-2 finishers on two occasions. On Saturday, Attfield has another double-barrelled threat in for the Grade 3, $125,000 feature as Danish Dynaformer and Final Copy will go postward in a field of eight for the 1 […]

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Are You Kidding Me Triples In Woodbine’s Eclipse Stakes

Are You Kidding Me earned his third Eclipse Stakes title winning the 2018 edition of the $175,000 Grade 2 stakes event for older horses on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Rafael Hernandez worked out the winning trip aboard the Roger Attfield trainee, who reclaimed his Eclipse title after missing by just a neck to Dragon Bay last […]

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Shakhimat Makes Early Move, Lasts Late In Tropical Turf

Dan Gale, Roger Attfield and William Werner’s Shakhimat made a big move down the backstretch in Saturday’s G3 Tropical Turf Stakes, taking the lead before the half-mile pole. Jockey Edgard Zayas had judged his mount perfectly, however, as he had enough horse left to hit the wire three-quarters of a length in front at odds […]

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Tiz A Slam Turns The Tables On Holy Helena In Ontario Derby

Chiefswood Stable’s homebred Tiz A Slam finished second to the filly Holy Helena in the Queen’s Plate earlier this year, but in Sunday’s G3 Ontario Derby the sophomore son of Tiznow got the better of her. Ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva, Tiz A Slam got first run around the far turn to take the […]

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Blacktype Vs. Ring Weekend In Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup At Laurel

Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype could be the bridge from the Commonwealth Turf Cup and the renamed Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup (G2) to be run Saturday at Laurel Park. Blacktype, a French-bred son of Dunkerque trained by Christophe Clement, prevailed by a half-length in last year’s extremely competitive Commonwealth Turf. He returns to Laurel to try […]

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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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