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Derby Echo? Two Years Later, Judge Changes Result Of Canadian Graded Stakes Race

Two years after the running of the 2017 G3 Canadian Derby, an Alberta judge issued a ruling which has officially altered the results of the race. According to thecomeback.com, Justice J.M. Ross ruled this week that Double Bear is now the official winner of the Northlands Park contest, though Equibase has not changed the results online. The […]

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‘Big Fighter’ Desert Ride Takes Two Legs Of Canadian Triple Tiara

Sam-Son Farm’s Woodbine Oaks-winning filly Desert Ride closed out the Triple Tiara by taking the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. With Steven Bahen aboard for trainer Neil Howard, the Candy Ride-Fun in the Desert filly bookended the series for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies after skipping the Bison City middle leg to post […]

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Trainer Heads Notches Four Wins On Hastings’ BC Day

It was difficult to determine who was having more fun on the PNE grounds during BC Day Monday afternoon: the squealing revellers enjoying the rides at Playland or the vast combinations of horse owners, trainers and jockeys who spent BC Cup Day sharing the winner’s circle at Hastings Racecourse. It was a scene right out […]

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Pink Lloyd’s ‘Party Is Not Over,’ Makes Shepperton Stakes His 20th Victory

Canadian superstar Pink Lloyd reclaimed his Shepperton Stakes crown to earn his 20th career win for Hall of Fame trainer Robert Tiller on Sunday afternoon at the Toronto oval. The 6-1/2-furlong main track sprint, with a purse of $100,000, was Pink Lloyd’s fourth consecutive stakes victory this year and Tiller proclaimed, “The party is not […]

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Poll: Most Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter

A national survey suggests that the majority of Canadians oppose horse slaughter for human consumption. With 1,033 respondents, 64 percent took issue with slaughter; 19 percent didn’t have an issue with slaughter and 16 percent were unsure about their feelings on slaughter. More than 54,000 horses were slaughtered for human consumption or shipped out of […]

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Woodbine Adds Extra Heat Precautions For Saturday’s Card

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it will implement extra precautions for today’s Thoroughbred race card at Woodbine Racetrack in accordance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s Temperature Standards-Based Rule Cancellation for Racetracks policy. The extra measures include additional veterinarians to monitor temperature and pulse rates, extra hosing stations or mobile cooling stations with […]

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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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Holy Helena May ‘Finish Out Her Career’ In Canada

Following a victory in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly over the turf at Woodbine, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Holy Helena will likely continue to pursue graded stakes success in Canada, with the long term goal for the Ontario-bred daughter of Ghostzapper set as the Grade 1, $600,000 E.P. Taylor on October 12. A Stronach Stables […]

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Ontario Racing Adds $2.375 Million To Ontario-Bred Bonus Program

Ontario Racing today announced an additional enhancement of $2.375 million in funds for the 2019 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) as part of the $10 million of Horse Improvement Program funds designated for the horse racing industry by the Ontario government. An enriched TIP will now offer the additional funds through a new rewards program in […]

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‘Good Demeanor’ A Major Plus As Desert Ride Takes On Boys In Queen’s Plate

Three weeks after a stirring stretch run to take the Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser, Sam-Son Farm standout filly Desert Ride looks for another crowning moment, this time in the Queen’s Plate. Tenth and last at the quarter-mile mark in the 1 1/8-mile Oaks, eighth at the half and sixth at the stretch call, jockey […]

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