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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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‘He’s Never Been Better’: Pink Lloyd Three-Peats In Vigil Stakes

The distinguished Robert Tiller trainee Pink Lloyd was back in the Woodbine winner’s circle on Sunday after collecting a record third straight edition of the Vigil Stakes. With regular reinsman Eurico Rosa Da Silva aboard, Canada’s reigning Champion Male Sprinter turned in another remarkable performance, winning the afternoon’s Grade 3 six-furlong sprint in 1:08.68 for […]

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Pamina Nails Favored Katie Baby For The Photo In Ontario Matron

Augustin Stable’s four-year-old filly Pamina outduelled favorite Katie Baby to prevail in a photo finish in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Luis Contreras had the Michael Dickinson trainee in contention, sitting outside of the 2-1 favorite down the backstretch in the 1-1/16-mile Tapeta test for fillies […]

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Fast Anna Gets First Black-Type Winner With Fast Scene At Woodbine

Fresh off a successful career debut in mid-June at Woodbine, two-year-old filly Fast Scene returned to the Toronto Tapeta and delivered as the even-money favorite in Saturday’s featured $100,000 My Dear Stakes over 5-1/2 furlongs. She is the first black-type winner for freshman sire Fast Anna. Despite being a step slow out of the gate, […]

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Video: Kimura Miraculously Regains Seat After Hanging From Horse’s Neck At Woodbine

Apprentice jockey Kazushi Kimura somehow managed to regain his seat in the saddle in a display of true athleticism at Woodbine during Sunday’s sixth race. Riding a slightly rank Red Rollin down the backstretch, Kimura appeared to be unable to settle his mount. As frontrunner Red Queen’s Court crossed over toward the rail, Red Rollin […]

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Heavy Favorite Synchrony Delivers In King Edward

Even-money favorite Synchrony rallied determinedly under Javier Castellano to notch a one-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 $178,850 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine. A one-mile turf race for three-year-olds and upward, the King Edward attracted a field of eight and Synchrony was making his Toronto oval debut for trainer Michael Stidham. The chestnut son of […]

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Uniquely Named Krachenwagen ‘Wants To Go A Route Of Ground’ In Queen’s Plate

Queen’s Plate hopeful Krachenwagen was named by owner/trainer Angus Buntain’s 14-year-old daughter Libby after a bumper car ride at nearby theme park Canada’s Wonderland. “I asked her to name him,” said Buntain, whose nom du course is Greenoaks Farm Racing Stable. “I said he needed a tough name, because his father’s name is Head Chopper. She said Krachenwagen sounded like crackin’ heads.” […]

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