Wilko

Classic-Winning Trainer Noseda Announces Retirement At 55

Multiple Grade/Group 1-winning trainer Jeremy Noseda stunned the racing world this week when he announced his retirement from training at the age of 55. “The time is right for me to walk away,” a tweet from Noseda’s account read Thursday. “I will be leaving the sport with a smile on my face and with a […]

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‘Class, Stride And Stamina’: O’Neill High On Dubai World Cup-Bound Pavel

Hopes have always been high for Doug O’Neill trainee and Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1)-bound Pavel (pronounced ‘PAH-vell’), but the Reddam Racing-owned son of Creative Cause has consistently given his conditioner every indication that he can live up to them. A good-looking, well-balanced and athletic gray colt, Pavel has continuously caught the […]

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Melmich Aims For Sixth Consecutive Victory In Sunday’s Autumn Stakes

Undefeated in five starts this meet at Woodbine, Melmich will put his win streak on the line this Sunday in the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (Grade 2) for three-year-olds and up. Using his patented late kick, the Horse of the Year candidate has gone undefeated in five starts during his six-year-old campaign with a meet-leading three graded stakes […]

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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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Melmich Comes From Behind To Win Dominion Day Stakes

Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman’s Melmich changed up his strategy, charging from last to win the Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths. The 5-year-old gelded son of Wilko covered 10 furlongs in 2:04.06 over Woddbine’s Tapeta, ridden by Eurico Rosa Da Silva for trainer Kevin Attard. “The wind is blowing very hard […]

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Favorite Melmich Takes Valedictory In Track Record; Pender Harbour Third

Heavily-favored Melmich drew away from the field to win the Grade III Valedictory Stakes Sunday at Woodbine. The $150,000 contest over the marathon distance of 1 3/4 miles was completed in a track record time of 2:55.81 on the polytrack. Midnight Aria led the field through fractions of :24:3, :48:4, 1:14:4, 1:41:4 and 2:06:2 with […]

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Adena Springs North Announces 2015 Fees

Adena Springs North has announced 2015 stud fees for its nine-horse stallion roster. Milwaukee Brew, poised to capture his second title as Canada’s champion sire, will remain at $7,500 (Canadian S&N). His eight 2014 stakes winners are the most in Canada since at least 2001, and include Classic winner Coltimus Prime, among the leading contenders […]

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BC Juvenile champ Wilko to Highfield Stock Farm in Alberta

Wilko, winner of the 2004 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile (G1) over a stellar field, will stand the 2013 breeding season at Highfield Stock Farm in Alberta, Canada. Wilko began his stallion career with Adena Springs and stood most recently at Adena Springs North, in Ontario, Canada. One of 12 Grade 1 winners and four Breeders’ Cup […]

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Breeders’ Cup winner Wilko sires first U.S. winner

A disqualification gave Breeders’ Cup winner Wilko his first U.S. winner in a Calder race on June 24. The colt Singing My Way is out of a Slew City Slew mare Gingerbread.

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Adena Springs Announces 2011 Stud Fees for Kentucky, Canada and New York Stallions

Press Release   Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm released their 2011 stallion fees today.    In Kentucky, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Awesome Again will stand for $50,000, and his son, Horse of the Year Ghostzapper will stand for $20,000. Macho Uno’s fee will be $15,000 and Einstein will stand for $7,500. Both Giacomo and […]

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