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Starship Jubilee Triumphant In E. P. Taylor

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee scored her first Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s E. P. Taylor Stakes, improving from her fourth-place finish in this race last season. The 6-year-old daughter of Indy Wind and jockey Luis Contreras ran 1 1/4 miles over Woodbine’s turf course rated “good” in 2:03.29, scoring as the 3-1 favorite in […]

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Pumpkin Rumble Will Add Local Spice To Canadian International

Woodbine-based Pumpkin Rumble, a 10-time winner from 45 starts, goes for his second straight stakes score in Saturday’s Grade 1 $800,000 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. Owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling, and trained by Kevin Attard, the eight-year-old gelded son of English Channel heads into the 1 ½-mile turf classic off an impressive win […]

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Starship Jubilee Goes All The Way For Canadian Stakes Repeat

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee got the lead at the start and never looked in doubt for her win in Saturday’s Grade 2 Canadian Stakes at Woodbine, dominating by about five lengths on the finish line. The 6-year-old daughter of Indy Wind, sent off as the 2-1 second choice, ran nine furlongs over the yielding […]

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Attard’s Special Forces Favored In G3 Seagram Cup With ‘Explosive Turn Of Foot’

Special Forces, a four-year-old son of Candy Ride, is set to contest his second straight Grade 3 race when he goes postward in Sunday’s $125,000 Seagram Cup Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Kevin Attard who co-owns with Soli Mehta, Special Forces was making his added-money debut in the Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes on June […]

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‘Like Carpet’: Bold Rally Wins First Race Over Woodbine’s New Inner Turf

“A new chapter in the history of Woodbine, the inner turf underway,” announced Robert Geller as a field of nine broke from the gate in the first ever race contested on new inner turf course on the Friday kick off card of the Queen’s Plate Racing Festival. Bold Rally will go down in the history […]

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Trouble-Prone Souper Tapit Stretches Out To 10 Furlongs In Dominion Day

Souper Tapit, who remained undefeated in two starts at Woodbine when capturing the Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on May 20, will be looking to keep that streak alive when he stretches out to 1 1/4 miles for Sunday’s Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes. The Dominion Day, a 1 1/4-mile race which […]

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Queen’s Plate Winner Holy Helena Back At Woodbine For Dance Smartly Stakes

It’s only fitting: two years after her dominant victory in the Queen’s Plate, Holy Helena has come home to race on Plate day at Woodbine, albeit in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, owned by Frank Stronach’s Adena Stables, was chosen Canada’s top 3-year-old filly in 2017 after she swept […]

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Jammin Still Carries Trinidadian Dreams Into Queen’s Plate

For years, Derek Chin had hoped he’d one day have the opportunity to win the Queen’s Plate. On Saturday, the owner will get that chance when Jammin Still goes postward in the $1 million Canadian classic at Woodbine Racetrack. The dark bay colt, trained by Kevin Attard, will be a longshot for the 160th edition […]

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Lucas N’ Lori Will Need ‘A Little Racing Luck’ On Queen’s Plate Day

Seventeen years ago, T J’s Lucky Moon pulled off an 82-1 Queen’s Plate shocker. Can Lucas n’ Lori deliver another longshot score in next Saturday’s $1 million Canadian classic? It was 2002 when Molinaro Stables’ T J Lucky Moon, under Steve Bahen, lit up the toteboard in the 143rd running of the Plate. In just […]

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Shakopee Town Gives Attard First Stakes Win Of Woodbine Season In Whimsical

And they’re off… The 2019 Thoroughbred meet kicked off on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack and trainer Kevin Attard picked up where he left off as Shakopee Town was victorious in the first stakes event of the season. Attard, who won the final stakes of the 2018 meet with Al and Bill Ulwelling’s Valedictory champion […]

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