canadian racing

Tickets Now On Sale For 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, Set For June 28-29

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which will run from Friday, June 28 to Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.ca for Canada’s premier horse racing festival, which culminates with the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate stakes race on June 29. The Queen’s […]

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Bloodlines: Flatter Will Get You… A 2-Year-Old Canadian Champion?

Could the hulking Claiborne Farm stallion Flatter, the sire of 50 stakes winners to date and a half-dozen winners of $1 million or more, be having a better year? Yes, but only a bit. If the stallion’s 2017 champion 3-year-old star West Coast had lived up to half-expectations, the massive son of A.P. Indy would […]

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Avie’s Flatter Tops Woodbine’s Coronation Futurity For Canadian-Bred Juveniles

Avie’s Flatter heads into the 115th running of $225,000 Coronation Futurity, set for Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack, in top form for owner/breeder Ivan Dalos. A son of Flatter, Avie’s Flatter will look to deliver his connections the biggest win of his career in a significant race on the Woodbine Thoroughbred calendar for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds. […]

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Hastings Racecourse Changes Things Up For 2019 Season

More Friday Night Live cards and earlier start times on two of the biggest days of the year: these are two major changes to the 2019 live Thoroughbred racing schedule announced by Darren MacDonald, general manager, Hastings Racecourse & Director, BC Racing. “We’re excited about the adjustments” MacDonald said. “The 2019 season will encompass 52 live racing […]

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Code Warrior Hopes To Maximize Home Track Advantage In Ontario Fashion

Already a two-time Grade 3 stakes winner this year, Zilli Racing Stable’s Code Warrior is among a dozen distaffers set to contest this Sunday’s $125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes (Grade 3) at Woodbine Racetrack.  Trained by Mike De Paulo, Code Warrior is back at Woodbine, where she won the Hendrie and Seaway Stakes earlier this year, […]

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Holding Gold Hopes For Firmer Ground In Grade 2 Nearctic

Holding Gold is back in town, hoping for firmer going in Saturday’s Grade 2 Nearctic at six furlongs on the turf course.  The $250,000 Nearctic, a six-furlong race for three-year-olds and upward, is the final leg of Woodbine’s inaugural three-race Turf Sprint Stakes series, which offers a $15,000 bonus to the owner and $10,000 to […]

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Northern Dancer Winner Johnny Bear Among 27 Nominations For Pattison Canadian International

Twenty-seven horses have been nominated to the 81st running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International, a 1-1/2 mile Grade 1 event which will be contested on Saturday, Oct. 13 over Woodbine’s world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course in Toronto. The Pattison Canadian International will headline a stellar stakes program, which also includes the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Grade […]

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Favored Sky Promise Comes Running To Collect British Columbia Derby Win

The year 2015 flashed before trainer Craig MacPherson’s eyes Saturday at Hasting Racecourse in the closing seconds of the 73rd running of the BC Derby. It was one of those moments when you cringe and say to yourself:   “Oh no, this can’t be happening; I’ve already lived through this.” MacPherson, a two-time leading trainer at Hastings, had every reason […]

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Telekinesis, Wonder Gadot Top Field Of 16 For 159th Queen’s Plate

Telekinesis, who ran up to his notices with a solid victory in the 1 1/8-mile Plate Trial here June 9, looms as the one to beat in Saturday’s $1 million Queen’s Plate. The Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most famous race, offers a purse of $1 million and has attracted a field of 16 Canadian-bred 3-year-olds, the largest since […]

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Queen’s Plate: 57 Canadian-Bred 3-Year-Olds Nominated For 159th Running

A total of 57 Canadian-bred three-year-olds are eligible to the 159th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate set for June 30 at Woodbine Racetrack following the sustaining payment deadline on May 2. The initial February 5 nomination list consisted of 109 three-year-olds including 14 fillies. Fifty-six of those horses remain eligible to the Queen’s Plate plus the addition of […]

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