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De Paulo Sends A Pair Of ‘Talented’ Maidens After Queen’s Plate

Woodbine-based trainer Mike De Paulo has two chances to clinch this year’s $1-million Queen’s Plate on June 29 at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada, but there is one catch. Both of his contenders, Rising Star and Moon Swings, have yet to win a race. Despite that fact, De Paulo has faith in both his runners. Especially […]

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Souper Success Makes A Statement With Woodstock Win

With Jesse Campbell aboard for his second stakes win through the first two weekends of the Woodbine meet, Souper Success pulled off a 16-1 upset with a late rally in the $100,000 Woodstock for three-year-olds on Saturday. A supplemental entry in the six-furlong sprint, Souper Success dueled past the favorites down the stretch to prevail […]

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Weanling Violence Colt Tops CTHS Ontario Winter Mixed Sale

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) Winter Mixed Sale held Nov. 24 at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto, Ontario, closed with across-the-board gains, led by a weanling colt by Kentucky sire Violence. A total of 81 horses were cataloged, resulting in 54 sold for a total gross of $156,700 (Canadian dollars) up from […]

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Code Warrior Hopes To Maximize Home Track Advantage In Ontario Fashion

Already a two-time Grade 3 stakes winner this year, Zilli Racing Stable’s Code Warrior is among a dozen distaffers set to contest this Sunday’s $125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes (Grade 3) at Woodbine Racetrack.  Trained by Mike De Paulo, Code Warrior is back at Woodbine, where she won the Hendrie and Seaway Stakes earlier this year, […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: ‘Jack Of All Trades’

From the time she gets out of bed at 3 a.m., Melissa Williams is the very definition of multi-tasking. All morning, the long-time assistant to Woodbine trainer Mike De Paulo is problem-solving, directing stable employees and keeping a hawk’s eye on the horses. Williams, 45, said her story isn’t so different from many others on […]

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Code Warrior Repeats In Hendrie Stakes At Woodbine

Code Warrior successfully defended her title in the $125,000 Hendrie Stakes, winning the 68th running of the Grade 3 stakes event for older fillies and mares in front-end fashion on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Luis Contreras sent the 5-year-old Society’s Chairman-Lady Natalie mare gate-to-wire in the 6-1/2 furlong graded stakes for trainer Mike De […]

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Canadian Premier Yearling Sale Sees Declines In Average, Horses Sold

Two hundred and four (204) horses were sold at the Canadian Premier Yearling Sale (CTHS Ontario), which took place at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion on August 31. The gross of $3,630,000 was a slight increase over 2016, but the average price declined from $19,236 in 2016 to $17,794.12 in 2017, a 7.5 percent decrease. The […]

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