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Trio Of European Fillies Ship In For Final Leg Of Turf Tiara

Belmont Park’s opening Saturday will feature three prestigious stakes, including the inaugural running of the $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational for 3-year-old fillies over the inner turf. The 1 3/8-mile test is the final leg of the newly minted “Turf Tiara”, which started with the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks and continued with the Saratoga Oaks […]

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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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The Queen’s Plate News Minute: Girl Power Up North?

Things appear to be going smoothly leading up to the 160th running of Canada’s prestigious Queen’s Plate. In today’s edition of the Queen’s Plate News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack on the history of the race; specifically, why have fillies had so much success racing against the boys? Renowned […]

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Favorite Avie’s Flatter In Outside 14 Post For 160th Running Of Queen’s Plate

Avie’s Flatter, Canada’s champion 2-year-old male, looms as the horse to beat when he faces 13 other Queen’s Plate hopefuls in the $1-million showpiece over 1 1/4 miles on Woodbine’s Tapeta surface this Saturday at Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario. The 160th edition of the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest annually run race, is the first leg […]

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The Queen’s Plate News Minute: Inside And Out?

The Paulick Report tandem of Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick have ventured north of the border to cover the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. In today’s News Minute, Scott and Ray report on the results of Wednesday’s post position draw for the 14 horse field. Two of the key […]

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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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Queen’s Plate: ‘Beautiful Breeze’ Has Woodbine Oaks Winner Desert Ride Ready To Take On The Boys

Sam-Son Farm’s Woodbine Oaks hero Desert Ride breezed five furlongs in 1:02.60 Friday morning at Churchill Downs in company with Thunder Kid(1:03.60) as she finalized her major preparation to take on males in the $1 million Queen’s Plate – the first leg of Canada’s Triple Crown on Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine. “It was a beautiful breeze,” trainer […]

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Desert Ride Circles Field For Woodbine Oaks Score

Last of 10 at the quarter-pole, Desert Ride circled the field to win the 64th running of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, the first leg of the Triple Tiara for Canada’s finest three-year-old fillies, on Saturday at Woodbine. Steve Bahen worked out the winning trip in the 1-1/8-mile feature aboard the Sam-Son Farm […]

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