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Maker Foursome Arrive For Pattison Canadian International Card

Michael Maker trainees Oscar Nominated and Enterprising, for the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International; Kitten’s Joy, for the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor; and Gorgeous Kitten, for the Grade 3 Ontario Derby, checked into Woodbine on Friday evening following a 12-hour van ride from Louisville. “Everything looks good, everybody’s training well,” said Nolan Ramsey, grandson of […]

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Idaho, Stablemate Rain Goddess Arrive For Canadian International Card

Idaho, the 5-2 morning line favourite for Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International, checked into Woodbine Thursday evening along with stablemate Rain Goddess, who is here for the E.P. Taylor Stakes. “We couldn’t be happier with Idaho,” said Kieran Murphy, a traveling head lad for trainer Aidan O’Brien. “He traveled great, did everything right.” Murphy also was […]

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Can’thelpbelieving Gives Motion Back-To-Back Sky Classic Wins

Albert Frassetto’s Can’thelpbelieving passed the dueling race leaders down the homestretch to claim the victory in the $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Gr. 2) on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Trainer Graham Motion earned his second consecutive win in the 1-3/8 mile turf event for horses three years old and up following a victory with Messi in last […]

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Beach Patrol Headlines Field Of Nine For United Nations Stakes

Multiple graded stakes winner Beach Patrol tops a field of nine for Saturday’s G1 United Nations at Monmouth Park. Beach Patrol, a 4-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid enters the United Nations off a fourth-place finish in the G1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan at Churchill Downs. As a 3-year-old last year, he won the G1 Secretariat […]

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Messi Holds Off All Closers In Sky Classic Stakes

Gestut Brummerhof’s homebred Messi stalked the pace early, then held off all the closers by 2 1/2 lengths in Sunday’s Grade 2 Sky Classic to score his second graded stakes victory. The 6-year-old son of New Approach covered 10 furlongs over Woodbine’s firm turf course in 2:01.98 under Edgar Prado for trainer Graham Motion. “It […]

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Heart To Heart Looks To Remain Unbeaten On Churchill Turf

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart, a fan favorite for both his on-track success and the distinctive heart-shaped star that adorns his forehead, bids for a Churchill Downs hat trick when he takes on eight rivals in the 38th running of the $100,000 River City Handicap (Grade III) on the Thanksgiving Day undercard. The 1 1/8-mile […]

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Messi Sprints To Late-Closing Knickerbocker Victory

Rallying from last with a thrilling drive in the stretch, Gestut Brummerhof’s Messi earned his first career graded stakes victory in the Grade 3, $200,000 Knickerbocker on Saturday at Belmont Park. A 5-year-old German-bred, Messi began his career in Europe making 12 starts before being transferred to the barn of trainer Graham Motion. Winning his […]

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