Are You Kidding Me

The Pizza Man Stars In Thanksgiving Day River City Handicap At Churchill

Multi-millionaire and two-time Grade I-winner The Pizza Man will vie for his 13th career stakes win when he faces a full field of older males in the 39th running of the $100,000 River City Handicap (GIII) at 1 1/8 miles on turf on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. The River City Handicap joins the $200,000 […]

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Are You Kidding Me Geared Down In Autumn Stakes Victory

Are You Kidding Me, confidently handled by Alan Garcia, took Sunday’s co-featured $200,000 Grade 2 Autumn Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners Ronald K. Kirk, John C. Bates, and Michael Riordan, the defending Autumn champ glided to the lead as the field straightened for home in the 1 1/16-mile main track event, and then was […]

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Are You Kidding Me Easily Brings Home The Durham Cup

Ronald Kirk, John Bates and Michael Riordan’s homebred Are You Kidding Me was the easy winner of Saturday’s Grade 3 Durham Cup at Woodbine, scoring by 2 1/4 lengths under Alan Garcia. The 6-year-old son of Run Away and Hide covered nine furlongs over the Tapeta in 1:49.10 for trainer Roger Attfield. Garcia had a […]

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Effinex Tops 24 Stephen Foster Handicap Nominees

The Grade I, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday, June 18 lured 24 nominations led by $2,682,950-earner Effinex, the four-time graded stakes winner from the Jimmy Jerkens barn who won last fall’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Health (GI) after finishing second to Horse of the Year and Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah in the Breeders’ […]

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Are You Kidding Me Leads Gate To Wire To Defend Eclipse Title

Are You Kidding Me, with a prominent performance, successfully defended his title in Saturday’s Grade II $209,200 Eclipse Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners Ronald K. Kirk, John C. Bates and Michael Riordan, the Run Away and Hide bay was named Canada’s champion older male in 2015 on the back of Grade […]

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Catch A Glimpse Honored As Canadian Horse Of The Year At Sovereign Awards

The Jockey Club of Canada held its 41st Annual Sovereign Awards event this evening on the elegantly transformed third floor of Woodbine Race Track in Toronto, Ontario Canada. More than 270 guests were in attendance to celebrate with the finalists and the newly crowned champions of Thoroughbred racing in Canada for 2015. The Sovereign Awards […]

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Heart To Heart Looks To Remain Unbeaten On Churchill Turf

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart, a fan favorite for both his on-track success and the distinctive heart-shaped star that adorns his forehead, bids for a Churchill Downs hat trick when he takes on eight rivals in the 38th running of the $100,000 River City Handicap (Grade III) on the Thanksgiving Day undercard. The 1 1/8-mile […]

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Two Stakes Wins Earn Alan Garcia Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Alan Garcia’s perfect rail riding finish to capture the Grade 2 Autumn Stakes, his second stakes win in two days, at Woodbine Racecourse helped lead to him being named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for November 2nd – November 8th. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding […]

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Are You Kidding Me Rallies To Autumn Stakes Score

Are You Kidding Me, patiently steered by Alan Garcia, stamped himself the favourite for Canada’s older horse honours by picking up his third graded stakes win of the meet in Sunday’s co-featured $209,200 Grade 2 Autumn Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners Ronald K. Kirk, John C. Bates, and Michael Riordan, Are […]

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Golden Sabre Takes Durham Cup In Track-Record Time

Sam-Son Farm homebred Golden Sabre rallied last-to-first in track record time to capture Saturday’s Grade 3 $174,000 Durham Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce, the dark bay son of Medaglia d’Oro, piloted for the first time in the afternoon by Emma-Jayne Wilson, settled last of seven in the early running of the 1 1/8-mile […]

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