Summer Stakes

Good Samaritan Last-To-First In Summer Stakes

China Horse Club and WinStar Farm’s Good Samaritan settled at the rear of the seven-horse field early on, then rallied down the stretch to win the G2 Summer Stakes by about two lengths on the wire. A juvenile son of Harlan’s Holiday, the colt sped through a mile over Woodbine’s firm turf course in 1:34.28 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Tepin Chases Woodbine Mile Glory

Fans have long-awaited the return of the “Queen of the Turf,” and the time is just about here as Tepin will contest the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile this Saturday. Up first on a strong Saturday card at Woodbine is the G3 Ontario Derby, for 3-year-olds over nine furlongs on the Tapeta. Headlining the field is […]

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Conquest Daddyo Storms To Summer Stakes Upset

Conquest Daddyo and jockey Joe Bravo took command in mid-stretch for a 15-1 victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Summer Stakes at Woodbine Saturday. The 2-year-old Scat Daddy colt, trained by Mark Casse for Conquest Stables, now has two wins in three starts and an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf next month. […]

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Conquest Typhoon Storms Home in Summer Stakes

Just three races after stablemate Conquest Harlanate took the Natalma Stakes, Conquest Typhoon took over mid-stretch to win by daylight in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday. Samuel Dechamplaign led the field of two year olds down the backstretch and around the far turn and held on to finish a distant second. […]

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Semersky Enjoying His Newest Conquest

Ernie Semersky is becoming a regular at Woodbine these days. And he’s hard to miss, particularly when he has a filly, My Conquestadory, that earned her way to the Breeders’ Cup in her very first start. My Conquestadory, a $240,000 purchase from the OBS sale of 2-year-olds in June, scratched out of the $200,000 Grade […]

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My Conquestadory Schools Boys in Summer Stakes

My Conquestadory, a filly, impressed on debut earning a Breeders’ Cup berth with a runaway score in Saturday’s Grade 2, $212,800 Summer Stakes at Woodbine. As a ‘Win and You’re In’ event, the winner of the one-mile turf event automatically earns a position in the starting gate for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies […]

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I’m Boundtoscore upsets Summer Stakes

I’m Boundtoscore, ridden by Sarah Rook, made every pole a winning one while notching a 10-1 upset in the $251,000 Summer Stakes, presented by TVG, Saturday at Woodbine. The one mile turf contest for two-year-olds, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ event, drew a well-matched field of eight, with Best Play, the only maiden in […]

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Fantasy ‘Capping with Chris: Summer Stakes

The Breeders’ Cup Fantasy ‘Capping challenge heads north of the border this weekend as players try to pick the winner of the Summer Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.  It’s one of the trickier races so far in the challenge, with lightly-raced 2-year-olds going a mile on the turf.  Each week, players hope to gain […]

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Finale gets the applause in Summer Stakes

Finale got a nudge from John Velazquez in the turn, battled head and head with Excaper down the stretch, and prevailed by a half length in the Grade 3 Summer Stakes at Woodbine, a “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Daddy Nose Best finished third. Finale is a two-year-old colt […]

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Destination Louisville brought to you by Vinery LTD: A Canadian Path to the Cup, Eh?

Woodbine racetrack rolled out the green carpet this weekend, putting up $2.5 million for five Canadian graded stakes on grass, led by Sunday’s $1-million Woodbine Mile Stakes, a Grade 1 Win and You’re In event that guaranteed winner Court Vision a starting berth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs Nov. 6. Two of […]

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