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McKnight, Da Silva Polish Off Record-Breaking Seasons At Woodbine

The 2018 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon. Taking the jockey and trainer meet titles, Eurico Rosa da Silva and Norm McKnight put the finishing touches on their respective record-breaking seasons during the closing weekend. Adding three wins on Sunday, Da Silva extended his record for most wins […]

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Apprentice Kimura Rides Five Winners Friday At Woodbine

Apprentice jockey Kazushi Kimura enjoyed one of the biggest days of his promising career with a five-win performance on Friday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Kimura kicked off the nine-race program with back-to-back wins for meet-leading trainer Norm McKnight aboard Reimagined ($3) and Gwendoline H ($2.80) then gave McKnight the triple later guiding Sweet Rhapsody ($3.20) […]

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McKnight, Da Silva Each Score Big With Five Winners At Woodbine

Meet-leading trainer Norm McKnight and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva dominated Wednesday evening’s eight-race program at Woodbine Racetrack. McKnight and Da Silva both ended the night with five victories, combining for four. Their winning crusade began in the second race courtesy of Touch of Disney ($3.10), one of four Wednesday winners owned by Bruno Schickedanz, […]

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Wyatt’s Town Records Back-To-Back Stakes Wins At Woodbine

Odds-on favourite Wyatt’s Town persevered in a hard-fought stretch duel to extend his win streak in Sunday’s featured $100,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes for three-year-olds over six furlongs at Woodbine Racetrack. The Norm McKnight trainee set early fractions of :22.52 and :45.05 with Hemp Hemp Hurray stalking throughout before that rival launched his attack in the stretch. The […]

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$20,000 Claim Decorated Soldier Upsets Seagram Cup

Longshot Decorated Solider earned his first graded stakes victory upsetting an accomplished field in the $125,000 Seagram Cup (Grade 3) on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Norm McKnight trains the five-year-old Proud Citizen-Lakenheath gelding, who was claimed for $20,000 on April 13 at Oaklawn Park, for owners Racer’s Edge Inc. and Maxis Stable. Gary Boulanger was aboard for the […]

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Chantal Sutherland To Ride Former Claimer Inge In Queen’s Plate

Chantal Sutherland, who rode Inge for the first time in the Marine Stakes, will attempt to get Inge to display a less eager attitude as he stretches out to 1 ¼ miles at Woodbine. Inge, claimed for $40,000 here last December 2, will be looking to become the second horse acquired in that fashion in […]

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8-Year-Old Scotty’s Model Earns First Stakes Win In Ballade

Bruno Schickedanz’s homebred mare Scotty’s Model earned her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Ballade Stakes featured on Sunday afternoon’s Woodbine program. Trained by Norm McKnight and ridden by Rafael Hernandez, the eight-year-old chestnut mare chased down pacesetter Code Warrior off a ground-saving trip in the six-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired fillies and mares. Code Warrior shot to […]

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McKnight Arrives For First Season At Oaklawn After ‘Magical’ Woodbine Season

Among the high-profile training newcomers for the 2018 Oaklawn meet scheduled to begin Jan. 12 is newly minted Woodbine kingpin Norman McKnight, whose Canadian contingent arrived Saturday. McKnight is riding the wave of his first Woodbine training title, when he won five races on the Dec. 10 closing-day card to finish with 99 victories, three more than perennial […]

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McKnight Tops Casse In Woodbine Trainer’s Standings

In the close race for the trainers title that went right down to the wire at Woodbine Racecourse, Norm McKnight won five of the 14 races on closing day to pull ahead of perennial leader Mark Casse in the standings. McKnight ended up with a three-win lead over Casse (99-96). Casse, once again, topped all […]

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Leavem In Malibu All The Way In Valedictory

Leavem in Malibu scored a front-running victory in the $125,000 Valedictory Stakes (Grade 3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance during Woodbine’s final program of the 2017 Thoroughbred season on Sunday. Jockey Patrick Husbands […]

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