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Prat Seeks Personal Triple Crown ‘Triple’ In Prince Of Wales Stakes

Packing two wins in 2019 Triple Crown events, one each in America and Canada, jockey Flavien Prat will journey on Monday for Fort Erie, Ontario and Tuesday’s Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of the Canadian crown. Prat won the Kentucky Derby when Country House was elevated from second via the disqualification of Maximum Security in May. […]

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One Bad Boy Draws The Rail For Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

Five contenders from the Queen’s Plate will rematch on the dirt surface at Fort Erie Race Track for the 84th Prince of Wales Stakes. The race is the 2nd Jewel in the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, to be held on Tuesday, July 23. After conquering the Queen’s Plate with a 3 1/2 length lead, One […]

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‘If You Like Him, Get Him’: Hubbard Sees Through Flaws To Buy Queen’s Plate Winner One Bad Boy

Brooke Hubbard didn’t know she was looking at her future Canadian classic horse when she saw One Bad Boy outside of Barn 8 at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. She just knew there was something about his walk that she couldn’t get out of her head. The Twirling Candy colt wasn’t going to inspire […]

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Queen’s Plate Winner One Bad Boy Eyes Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

The Queen’s Plate champion One Bad Boy took to the track on Wednesday morning at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, in preparation for the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy, who has remained at Woodbine following his impressive Plate triumph on June 29 over 1 1/4 miles […]

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Ontario Racing Adds $2.375 Million To Ontario-Bred Bonus Program

Ontario Racing today announced an additional enhancement of $2.375 million in funds for the 2019 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) as part of the $10 million of Horse Improvement Program funds designated for the horse racing industry by the Ontario government. An enriched TIP will now offer the additional funds through a new rewards program in […]

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$500,000 Bonus Offered For Canadian Triple Crown Sweep

Woodbine Entertainment announced that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) will be returning as the official partner and title sponsor of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing. As part of the partnership, OLG is offering a new $500,000 bonus for the winner of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The OLG Canadian Triple Crown for […]

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Fort Erie, Dresden Tracks Sign Deal For ‘Additional Financial Support,’ But Not Slots

The Ontario Minister of Finance’s office issued a press release on Friday announcing that both “Fort Erie and Dresden race tracks elected to receive additional financial support for horse racing operations but declined to accept slots at those facilities.” According to niagrathisweek.com, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium signed a […]

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Ontario Racing Officials Sign 19-Year ‘Historic’ Funding Agreement

The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors today announced the signing of an historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government.  The Ontario Government announced last month that it would allot up to $105 million annually to horse racing industry stakeholders over a 19-year period. The funding will be used to sustain horse breeding and […]

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Report: Fort Erie For Sale, But Racing To Continue As Normal

The Thoroughbred Daily News reported Wednesday that Fort Erie Racetrack is up for sale, though the track’s status is not expected to have an effect on this year’s dates. The price tag is $7.2 million for a 144-acre parcel including the track and barn area. One of the interested parties is the Fort Erie Live Racing […]

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Brad Ezra, Horse Owner And Racetracker, Dies At 55

Brad ‘Railbird’ Ezra, a longtime horseplayer and a horse owner at Woodbine and Fort Erie, passed away Aug. 12 from complications related to liver cancer at age 55. Brad and his brothers Maury, a onetime horse owner, and Daryl, who trains at Fort Erie Racetrack, sold Daily Racing Forms at a young age on the […]

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