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Federal Law Carries Team Casse Momentum Through Queenston Stakes Win

After celebrating former Woodbine runner War of Will’s Preakness Stakes victory yesterday at Pimlico, Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse carried his winning momentum into Sunday’s 10-race program at the Toronto oval with a grand slam including the featured $125,000 Queenston Stakes for three-year-olds. Casse has dominated recent stakes action at Woodbine, sweeping the […]

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Summer Sunday Makes The Most Of Spring Saturday In Ballade Stakes

It was a super spring Saturday for Summer Sunday as the four-year-old filly added the $100,000 Ballade Stakes to her resume in her Woodbine comeback. With her Ontario Sires Stakes romp in the six-furlong distaff feature, the Silent Name-Dancing Allstar filly is now a five-time winner in as many starts over the Woodbine course for […]

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Pink Lloyd Three-Peats In Season-Opening Jacques Cartier

Making his season’s debut on Saturday afternoon, Canada’s reigning Champion Male Sprinter Pink Lloyd won the third straight edition of the $125,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. The six-furlong Jacques Cartier, which was upgraded from Listed Status to Grade 3 this year, is for horses four years old and up. The field of a […]

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Shakopee Town Gives Attard First Stakes Win Of Woodbine Season In Whimsical

And they’re off… The 2019 Thoroughbred meet kicked off on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack and trainer Kevin Attard picked up where he left off as Shakopee Town was victorious in the first stakes event of the season. Attard, who won the final stakes of the 2018 meet with Al and Bill Ulwelling’s Valedictory champion […]

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Avie’s Flatter Holds Off Favored Henley’s Joy In Transylvania

Ivan Dalos’ homebred Avie’s Flatter, a two-time restricted stakes winner in Canada, made his 2019 debut a winning one in Friday’s G3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland. The 3-year-old son of Flatter and jockey Javier Castellano got clear in the stretch and had to hold off a late run from favorite Henley’s Joy, winning by a […]

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Canada’s New Century Mile Racetrack Kicks Off Thoroughbred Season April 28

On Monday, Century Casinos announced the opening of its racing entertainment center at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in South Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At 9:30 a.m. MDT the doors opened for the first time and the public was invited by Century’s staff to explore the brand new casino featuring 550 slot machines and electronic table […]

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Executive Director Robert King Retiring From Jockeys’ Benefit Association Of Canada

Robert King Jr., Executive Director of the Jockeys’ Benefit Association of Canada (JBAC), recently notified the JBAC Directors of his intention to retire from the position, on April 20, 2019. Established in 1947, the JBAC is the collective association for professional Thoroughbred Jockeys across Canada. In response, Director Larry Attard, paid tribute to Mr. King; […]

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Hall Of Fame Trainer Reade Baker Embarks On ‘New Challenge’ In Bloodstock Industry

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Reade Baker announced via Facebook on Tuesday that he will be embarking on a new career in the bloodstock industry. “It’s time for a new challenge,” Baker wrote. The Sovereign Award-winning trainer in 2005, Baker’s training career has spanned 13 champions, two Horses of the Year (Fatal Bullet and Biofuel, […]

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Figures Show Number Of Horses Shipped To Mexico For Slaughter Up From 2017

As of Dec. 6, nearly 66,000 U.S. horses have been transported to Mexico for slaughter, according to the USDA Economics, Statistics and Marketing Information System. The exact number, 65,915 is an increase over the 62,832 horses sent to Mexico for slaughter as of the same date in 2017. The number of horses exported to Mexico […]

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Combining Forces For Change: U.S., Canada and Europe Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Veterinarian organizations in Canada and Europe have released a statement in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to encourage best practices regarding microbial resistance. The Joint Statement on Continuous Monitoring of Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance encourages the use of targeted strategies to diminish antimicrobial resistance and guarantee antimicrobial oversight so that both animal […]

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