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Silent Poet Rewrites The Record Books In Play The King Stakes

Stronach Stables’ homebred Silent Poet turned in a track record performance under jockey Gary Boulanger, winning the $175,000 Play The King Stakes (Grade 2) on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Trained by Nicholas Gonzalez, the four-year-old Silent Name-Cara Bella gelding set a new E.P. Taylor Turf Course record of 1:19.22 for seven furlongs. Soaring Free’s former […]

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Silent Poet Looking For Initial Graded Stakes Success In Woodbine’s Play The King

Stronach Stables’ homebred Silent Poet goes for his first graded crown in Saturday’s Grade 2 $175,000 Play the King Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Nicholas Gonzalez, Silent Poet, a 4-year-old son of Silent Name, heads into the seven-furlong turf feature in winning form. The dark bay was sharp in his 2019 debut on July 21, […]

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‘He’s A Cool Dude’: Gritty Federal Law Tops Plate Trial At Woodbine

Trainer Mark Casse, who has two Queen’s Plate crowns on his outstanding racing résumé, sends out the battle-tested Federal Law in Saturday’s $125,000 Plate Trial Stakes, a traditional prep for Canada’s most famous race, the $1 million ‘Gallop for the Guineas,’ scheduled for June 29. A three-time winner from 10 starts, Federal Law, who began […]

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Federal Law Carries Team Casse Momentum Through Queenston Stakes Win

After celebrating former Woodbine runner War of Will’s Preakness Stakes victory yesterday at Pimlico, Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse carried his winning momentum into Sunday’s 10-race program at the Toronto oval with a grand slam including the featured $125,000 Queenston Stakes for three-year-olds. Casse has dominated recent stakes action at Woodbine, sweeping the […]

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Rotstein, Cameron Celebrate ‘Thrilling’ First Training Victories At Tampa

Tyler Rotstein was trying to keep his emotions under control after his 4-year-old gelding Togie won Saturday’s fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs, the 23-year-old trainer’s first career victory in only three tries. “It’s probably the most thrilling experience I’ve had in a long, long time,” said Rotstein, a former strong safety-linebacker for the Bluffton […]

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Lookin To Strike Fends Off Curlin’s Honor In Ontario Derby

Gary Barber’s Lookin to Strike was kept in striking distance of the leader throughout most of the Grade 3, $126,750 Ontario Derby, before seizing the lead and then keeping another Mark Casse trainee at bay in the 1 1/8-mile added-money feature, Saturday at Woodbine.  Ridden by Gary Boulanger, Lookin to Strike was strong down the lane […]

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Avie’s Mineshaft Defeats Dixie Moon In Wonder Where At Woodbine

Ivan Dalos’ homebred filly Avie’s Mineshaft wore down the favored Woodbine Oaks champion, Dixie Moon, in the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes, third leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies, on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Jockey Gary Boulanger completed a sweep of the Sunday stakes after guiding Decorated Soldier to […]

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Caribou Club Makes A Statement In Connaught Cup

Glen Hill Farm’s homebred Caribou Club captured the $175,000 Connaught Cup (Grade 2) in his Canadian debut, out-running defending champion Tower of Texas on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. With jockey Gary Boulanger aboard for trainer Tom Proctor, the forwardly-placed Caribou Club took command in the stretch and staved off the patent late kick of Tower of […]

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Niigon’s Eclipse Surprises At 12-1 In Nassau

Chiefswood Stable homebred Niigon’s Eclipse led the field from shortly after the start all the way through the wire in Sunday’s Grade 2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine, earning her first graded stakes victory at odds of 12-1. The 5-year-old daughter of Niigon, ridden by Gary Boulanger for trainer Rachel Halden, held off the late run […]

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