Roger Attfield

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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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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