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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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Queen’s Plate Victress Holy Helena Serves Up Dance Smartly Win On 2019 Undercard

Stronach Stables’ homebred mare Holy Helena provided Queen’s Plate attendees with a flashback to 2017 this Saturday, emulating her winning performance in the Canadian Classic with a win on the 2019 undercard in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, ridden by Javier Castellano for his second graded win on the […]

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Santa Monica Tops Brown Exacta In Dance Smartly

Mrs. John Magnier, Madaket Stable and Deron Pearson’s Santa Monica out-ran her stablemate Inflexibility to earn a first North American stakes victory on Saturday, winning the G2 Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine by about a half-length. Sent to post at odds of 7-2, the 5-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman came from last of the nine-horse field […]

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Dance With Ravens Sold To Saudi Arabia

The 13-year-old Dance With Ravens will stand the 2016 season in Saudi Arabia, according to the Daily Racing Form. The son of A.P. Indy was standing in Maryland for a fee of $3,000, where he sired 13 stakes winners of seven crops of racing age. Of his 254 starts, 174 were winners. His dam Dance […]

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Brian Swatuk’s Royal Ride Through Life

Thirty-six years ago, the rains fell in torrents upon Woodbine on Queen’s Plate day. Pity. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was in attendance, resplendent in a blue floral suit and proper little white handbag. But she liked what she saw, indeed, when Brian Swatuk and Steady Growth splashed to a decisive victory, the first Plate […]

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Smart Strike Sires Milestone 100th Stakes Winner

Cloud Scapes’ victory in the Grade 3 Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs was significant not only because it was the 5-year-old mare’s first graded stakes victory, it also provided sire Smart Strike with the 100th stakes winner of his career. The 22-year-old stallion by Mr. Prospector has been one of the leading sires in […]

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