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‘Very Honest’ Special Forces Heads Sunday’s Autumn Stakes At Woodbine

Multiple graded stakes placed Special Forces takes on seven rivals in Sunday’s Grade 2 $175,000 Autumn Stakes, one of two added-money offerings ($100,000 Glorious Song Stakes) on Woodbine’s 10-race card. Trained by Kevin Attard, four-year-old Special Forces will look to go one better after consecutive runner-up stakes efforts. The son of Candy Ride arrives at […]

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Husbands Scores Woodbine Graded Stakes Double With The Great Day, Global Access

Another Saturday at Woodbine, another stakes sweep for jockey Patrick Husbands. The hot-handed reinsman had a great day at the Toronto, Canada, oval, winning both Grade 3 stakes events featured on the 11-race program, highlighted by a track record performance from three-year-old colt Global Access in the $125,000 Ontario Derby. Live Oak Plantation’s homebred Global […]

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Ontario Derby, Durham Cup Share Spotlight At Woodbine

Roaring Forties, a 3-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, roars into Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Derby, at Woodbine, on a two-race win streak. Trained by Daniel Vella, the Borders Racing Stable Ltd.-owned chestnut arrives at the 1 1/8-mile main track Ontario Derby – complemented by another Grade 3 event, the $125,000 Durham Cup – off […]

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Lookin For Eight Scores Black Type In Durham Cup Upset

A last minute decision to race in the $125,000 Durham Cup (Grade 3) paid off for the connections of supplemental entry Lookin for Eight, who earned his first stakes win as the longest shot on the board in 1-1/8-mile event for older horses on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Facing defending champion Melmich among the shortened […]

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Melmich Stays Perfect In 2017 With Durham Cup Victory

Melmich scored a blowout victory in the $125,000 Durham Cup (Grade 3) to maintain his perfect seasonal record on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Kevin Attard trainee circled the field of five and drew off down the stretch to win the 1-1/8 mile graded stakes in a 7-1/2-length romp on the Woodbine main track with Eurico Rosa […]

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Are You Kidding Me Easily Brings Home The Durham Cup

Ronald Kirk, John Bates and Michael Riordan’s homebred Are You Kidding Me was the easy winner of Saturday’s Grade 3 Durham Cup at Woodbine, scoring by 2 1/4 lengths under Alan Garcia. The 6-year-old son of Run Away and Hide covered nine furlongs over the Tapeta in 1:49.10 for trainer Roger Attfield. Garcia had a […]

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Golden Sabre Takes Durham Cup In Track-Record Time

Sam-Son Farm homebred Golden Sabre rallied last-to-first in track record time to capture Saturday’s Grade 3 $174,000 Durham Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce, the dark bay son of Medaglia d’Oro, piloted for the first time in the afternoon by Emma-Jayne Wilson, settled last of seven in the early running of the 1 1/8-mile […]

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Lukes Alley Steps Up to Win Durham Cup

Eugene Melnyk’s Lukes Alley, under leading rider Luis Contreras, notched his first career stakes win with an impressive turn in Saturday’s Grade 3 $174,000 Durham Cup, at Woodbine. It was the second graded stakes win of the afternoon for the combination of Melnyk and trainer Josie Carroll following Leigh Court’s score in the $200,000 Grade […]

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Carroll Picks Up Second Stakes Race of the Card with James Street’s Durham Cup

Eugene Melnyk’s James Street rallied from off the pace to capture Sunday’s $155,100 Grade 3 Durham Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll, the six-year-old bay son of El Prado would not be denied in the stretch run with a smart move, under Patrick Husbands, to overtake a prominent Alpha Bettor and rallying Awesome Overture. […]

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Delegation takes G3 Durham Cup from front

Gary Barber’s Delegation, a three-year-old bay son of Speightstown, won his first stakes race, taking Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,300 Durham Cup Stakes at Woodbine, on Pattison Canadian International day.   At the finish of the mile and one-eighth affair, Delegation and jockey Patrick Husbands stopped the clock in 1:50.60 for the milestone score.   Delegation, […]

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