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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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Attard Sends Shakopee Town Out For Canadian Debut In G3 Whimsical On Woodbine Opening Day

Shakopee Town, a homebred for Bill and Al Ulwelling, makes her Canadian debut in the $125,000 Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes presented by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, on Saturday, Opening Day of the 2019 Woodbine Thoroughbred meet. A four-time winner from 10 starts, Shakopee Town, trained by Kevin Attard, will be contesting her fifth race of the […]

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After Pegasus Disappointment, Channel Maker Seeking Redemption In G2 Mac Diarmida

R.A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s millionaire gelding Channel Maker seeks a return to winning form as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The 24th running of the 1 3/8-mile Mac Diarmida for older turf horses is among nine graded stakes worth $1.65 million […]

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Big Sunshine Millions Day Leads Castellano To Jockey Of The Week Title

The only jockey to win multiple stakes last week, Javier Castellano was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for January 14-20, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Starship Jubilee Defends Her Title In Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf

Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee, as the multiple Grade 2 winner overcame the far outside post to overpower 12 rivals and defend her 2018 victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf at Gulfstream Park. The 16th running of the 1 1/16-mile Filly & Mare […]

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