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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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Emmaus Looking For Breakthrough North American Win In Woodbine’s King Edward

Emmaus, a sharp second when making his local bow in the Grade 2 Connaught Cup, will be looking to go one better as he returns from his Kentucky base for Saturday’s Grade 2 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine. The $175,000 King Edward, a one-mile turf race for th3ee-year-olds and upward, attracted a field of eight. […]

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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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Juvenile Champ Avie’s Flatter Will Be Fresh For Queen’s Plate

Avie’s Flatter will be looking to end a puzzling drought for Coronation Futurity winners in the Queen’s Plate as no horse since Norcliffe in 1976 has come back from success in that 2-year-old fixture to win Canada’s most prestigious race. But the Ivan Dalos homebred, conditioned by Josie Carroll, certainly would be no surprise to […]

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Josie Carroll Becomes First Female Trainer Inducted Into Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame

She loves racing, has a passion for horses and is great at winning not just any race, but the historic races such as the Queen’s Plate. It should therefore come as no surprise that veteran horse conditioner Josie Carroll finds herself being inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame amongst a superb fleet […]

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Avie’s Flatter Holds Off Favored Henley’s Joy In Transylvania

Ivan Dalos’ homebred Avie’s Flatter, a two-time restricted stakes winner in Canada, made his 2019 debut a winning one in Friday’s G3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland. The 3-year-old son of Flatter and jockey Javier Castellano got clear in the stretch and had to hold off a late run from favorite Henley’s Joy, winning by a […]

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Woodbine: ‘Special Horse’ Avie’s Flatter Heads Winterbook Favorites For Queen’s Plate

Avie’s Flatter leads a list of 84 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, which opens with the $1 million Queen’s Plate on Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack.  Avie’s Flatter has been assessed as the early 3-1 favourite in this year’s edition of the Queen’s Plate Winterbook. Compiled by Ron Gierkink and Alex Campbell of the Daily Racing Form, the hypothetical Winterbook offers an early look at the 84 three-year-olds, […]

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Moonlit Promise Delivers Repeat Victory In Bessarabian

Moonlit Promise successfully defended her title in the $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Grade 2) defeating a field of 13 distaffers on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. While Kasuga fired to the lead from the inside post in the seven-furlong filly and mare affair, Moonlit Promise raced mid-pack outside the top grouping before making her bid in the […]

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Avie’s Flatter Overcomes Bad Start To Capture Coronation Futurity

Ivan Dalos’ homebred rising star Avie’s Flatter captured the 115th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-foaled 2-year-olds on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Josie Carroll trainee stamped himself as a top contender for year-ends honors with his winning performance in the 1-1/8-mile stakes race considered to be a stepping-stone to the Queen’s Plate. […]

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