Erupt Shoots Clear To Upset Canadian International

Flaxman Holding’s Erupt was the surprise victor of Sunday’s Grade 1 Canadian International, living up to his name in the final eighth of a mile to burst clear of Dartmouth and win by a length at odds of 12-1. The 4-year-old son of Dubawi covered 1 1/2 miles in 2:32.37 over Woodbine’s firm turf course. […]

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Weekend Lineup: A Big Rematch And International Challengers

The two biggest cards this weekend feature a rematch between Catch a Glimpse and Time and Motion at Keeneland on Saturday and the Pattinson Canadian International card Sunday at Woodbine. Kicking things off on Friday is Keeneland’s G3 Franklin County Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs over the turf course. The full field of 12 fillies […]

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Queen Elizabeth II Sends First Canadian Runner To G1 Canadian International

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who has attended four Queen’s Plates, will not be here Sunday but will be represented by her first Canadian runner with Dartmouth entered in Sunday’s $1 million Pattison Canadian International. The Grade 1 Canadian International, a 1 ½ mile turf race for 3-year-olds and upward, attracted a field of nine.  In […]

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Dartmouth, Protectionist Lead European Contingent Arriving For Canadian International

An additional nine horses touched down at Pearson International Airport on Monday night as part of a massive European-based contingent set to compete on Sunday’s lucrative Pattison Canadian International card, at Woodbine. The group includes International hopefuls Dartmouth and Protectionist; E.P. Taylor contenders Aim to Please, Banzari, Diploma, Nezwaah, Parvaneh and Swiss Range; and five-year-old […]

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Promising Dartmouth Takes On Highland Reel In King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The 4-year old Dartmouth (GB), owned by Her Majesty the Queen, faces six rivals on Saturday at Ascot in the 1 ½ mile King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1), a race named after the Queen’s parents, and one that will offer an automatic berth into the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) […]

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Respiratory Infection Rules Postponed Out Of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Morning line favorite Postponed won’t be able to defend his title in the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes after being withdrawn from the race due to a respiratory infection. The Racing Post reports that the 5-year-old son of Dubawi “returned an unsatisfactory scope” Wednesday morning. Trainer Roger Varian posted the following statement on his […]

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Queen’s Dartmouth Presents Her With Belated Birthday Present At Royal Ascot

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her first victory at Royal Ascot since the 2013 Gold Cup on Saturday when her horse Dartmouth came home victorious in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes, just a few days after her 90th birthday. “This means a lot to the Queen,” racing manager John Warren told the Khaleej Times. “Halfway through the […]

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