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Johnny Bear Gets Hard-Fought Repeat In Northern Dancer Turf

Johnny Bear earned another Grade 1 win the hard way Saturday, closing against pressure to win his second Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine. Luis Contreras kept the 7-year-old gelding off the early pace of the 1 1/2-mile contest, stalking the pace in the early part of the final turn. Johnny Bear moved up […]

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Hawkbill ‘Loaded For Bear’ – Johnny Bear – In Northern Dancer Rematch

Johnny Bear, who toppled the odds-on English invader Hawkbill here in last year’s Northern Dancer Turf, again will be looking to bring down the talented European invader in Saturday’s renewal of the Grade 1 feature. The Northern Dancer, worth $300,000, is a mile and a half turf race for 3-year-olds and upward and attracted a […]

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Hawkbill Looking To Improve On 2017 Northern Dancer Result At Woodbine

Trainer Charles Appleby will be represented by a pair of talented Godolphin runners on next weekend’s lucrative Ricoh Woodbine Mile undercard. Hawkbill, a multiple Group 1 winner, will be taking his second attempt at the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf.  Last year, the now-five-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy finished second, by a head, in the […]

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Johnny Bear Noses Out Hawkbill In Northern Dancer Turf

Colebrook Farms and Bear Stables’ Johnny Bear just got his nose in front of 3-5 favorite Hawkbill to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine Racecourse. At odds of 9-1, the 6-year-old son of English Channel covered 12 furlongs over the firm turf in 2:28.34 under jockey Luis Contreras. It was the first […]

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The Pizza Man Hopes To Deliver A Canadian International Victory

Fresh off an impressive effort in the Northern Dancer Stakes on September 17 at Woodbine, seven-year-old The Pizza Man seeks back-to-back Grade 1 scores, this time in Sunday’s $1 million Pattison Canadian International. Owned by Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc. (nom de course of Richard and Karen Papiese) and trained by Roger Brueggemann, The Pizza Man’s victory […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Northern Lights

Woodbine and Churchill Downs shared the spotlight over the weekend as each track hosted a bevy of graded stakes races. In Toronto, Tepin showed the world once again why she is called the ‘Queen of the Turf’ with a determined victory in the G1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Churchill Downs began its early fall meet by […]

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Interpol Rolls To Northern Dancer Triumph

Interpol surged to the front and held off a late-running Habibi to win at odds of 10-1 in the Grade 1, $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by HPIBet Sunday at Woodbine. The 4-year-old son of English Channel, trained by Sid Attard for owner JMJ Racing Stables LLC, came into the Northern Dancer off a […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Oh, Canada!

The eyes of the racing world looked to the North over the weekend, as Woodbine hosted one of its biggest weekends of racing, featuring the Ricoh Woodbine Mile. On Saturday, Conquest Stables had a tremendous day, with Conquest Typhoon blowing away his rivals to win the G2 Summer Stakes, while Conquest Harlanate took the G2 […]

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Sheikhzayedroad Strong in Northern Dancer Victory

Making his first North American start, Sheikhzayedroad sat well off a slow pace and stormed up the rail to win the Grade 1, $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday. Reporting Star broke well to set the pace, with favored The Pizza Man tracking not far behind. After glacial early fractions, the frontrunner […]

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