Woodbine Racecourse

Desert Encounter Bursts Through The Pack To Repeat In Canadian International

Despite missing the break and finding himself in last position on the turn for home, Abdulla al Mansoori’s Desert Encounter was able to weave his way through the pack and burst to the front for a repeat score in the Grade 1 Canadian International. Ridden by Andrea Atzeni on behalf of trainer David Simcock, the […]

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Nessy Will Try To Emulate His Full Brother, Bullards Alley, In Canadian International

In 2017, the late Bullards Alley shipped in from Kentucky and was a 10 ¾ length winner while returning a record $87.90 in the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. On Saturday, his full brother, Nessy, will be looking to replicate the feat in the 82nd running of the $800,000 showpiece over 1 ½ […]

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Old Persian Delivers As Heavy Favorite In Northern Dancer Turf

Godolphin homebred Old Persian shipped in to Woodbine to deliver as the 1-2 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf, crossing the wire about two lengths the best. The 4-year-old son of Dubawi, ridden by James Doyle for trainer Charlie Appleby, completed 1 1/2 miles over the “good” turf course in 2:27.78. Cooler Mike […]

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Yorkton Repeats In Bold Venture; Pink Lloyd Declared Non-Starter

Yorkton, under a smart ride from Patrick Husbands, made it back-to-back wins in the $125,000 Grade 3 Bold Venture Stakes, at Woodbine on Saturday. Trained by Stuart Simon for owner/breeder Chiefswood Stable, Yorkton not only took his second straight Bold Venture crown, but also won his first race since an authoritative 5 ¼-length triumph in […]

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El Tormenta Hopes To Avoid ‘Troubled Trip’ In Woodbine Mile

El Tormenta, whose name translates from Spanish as “The Storm,” has been the victim of poor racing luck in his last three starts after becoming a stakes winner in his local seasonal bow. Now, trainer Gail Cox will be hoping the four-year-old Sam-Son Farm homebred can find smoother currents in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 […]

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Pink Lloyd Headlines Wednesday’s Canadian Millions Sales Stakes Card

Several notable Canadian Premier Yearling Sale graduates will be in the spotlight on Wednesday evening (August 28) as Woodbine showcases six yearling sales stakes with $750,000 in purses on the line. Sponsored by the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. (OLG), the Canadian Millions Sales Stakes annually features past Canadian-bred sale graduates on the eve of […]

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Top Canadian Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva To Retire At End Of 2019 Season

The leading rider at Woodbine for the last four seasons, Eurico Rosa Da Silva will hang up his boots at the end of the 2019 racing season this December. According to the Toronto Sun, Da Silva wants to spend more time with his family. “I grew up without family pretty much,” he said. “I don’t […]

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Mr. Ritz Caps Carroll’s Canadian Hall Of Fame Induction With Seagram Cup Win

Leading all the way in Sunday’s Grade 3 Seagram Cup at Woodbine, Mr Ritz capped off a week filled with celebration for new Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Josie Carroll. Canada’s reigning Champion Older Male and Champion Male Turf Horse Mr Havercamp was the talk of the toteboard at odds of 3-5 after […]

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Woodbine: Tiz A Slam Chases Back-To-Back Nijinsky Glory For Attfield

Tiz a Slam, last year’s Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes winner, heads into Sunday’s 1 ½-mile turf test at Woodbine on a two-race win streak for owner/breeder Chiefswood Stable. Trained by Hall of Famer Roger Attfield, Tiz a Slam, a five-year-old son of Tiznow, seeks his third consecutive stakes score and second straight Nijinsky crown. Last […]

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Brown-Trained Shipper Seek And Destroy Captures Ontario Colleen

Woodbine invader Seek and Destroy was able to seize another Grade 3 victory as she took the $125,000 Ontario Colleen while jockey Luis Contreras completed a sweep of Saturday’s turf stakes at the Toronto oval. The Grade 3 Ontario Colleen, a one-mile added-money event for three-year-old fillies, was the first stakes to be contested over […]

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