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Queen’s Plate Bound? Summers Sends Out Undefeated Filly Truth Hurts In Sunday’s Busanda

Chad Summers and J Stables’ undefeated Truth Hurts will make her stakes debut in the $100,000 Busanda on Sunday at the Big A, a key stepping stone towards the Kentucky Oaks. The talented Ontario-bred Summers trainee will also be nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, which features the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks on June 6 and […]

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‘A Year You Dream About’: Team Prat Relishes 2019, Looking Forward To 2020

The year 2019 was one to remember for Flavien Prat and his agent, Derek Lawson. Prat won more than 20 graded stakes races, compiled purse earnings of nearly $20 million, and won the Kentucky Derby for the first time. The 26-year-old Frenchman established beyond all doubt that he is a world-class rider who can compete […]

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Despite Challenges, Total Woodbine Wagering Surpasses $500 Million For Third Consecutive Year

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that the 2019 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $516,189,880.80 which is the second largest handle in its history and the third straight year it has exceeded half a billion dollars. The 131-date (two cancellations) meet included 1,212 races, 45 fewer than last year, which contributed to the all-sources handle […]

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Woodbine: Tickets On Sale Now For 2020 Queen’s Plate

Ticket sales launched today for the 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival, with the best grandstand seats now available for a world-class racing experience on Saturday, June 27 at Woodbine Racetrack.  Select grandstand tickets are now available for purchase at Ticketmaster.ca for Canada’s premier horse racing event, showcasing the 161st running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate […]

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Undefeated Halo Again Early Queen’s Plate Favorite After Coronation Futurity Victory

Undefeated two-year-old colt Halo Again captured the 116th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Coronation Futurity, contested over 1-1/8 miles on the Tapeta, is considered a stepping-stone to Canada’s most famous race, the Queen’s Plate. The first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing […]

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Top Canadian Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva To Retire At End Of 2019 Season

The leading rider at Woodbine for the last four seasons, Eurico Rosa Da Silva will hang up his boots at the end of the 2019 racing season this December. According to the Toronto Sun, Da Silva wants to spend more time with his family. “I grew up without family pretty much,” he said. “I don’t […]

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Higher Power Puts It All Together For Dominant Pacific Classic Performance

Hronis Racing and John Sadler have now earned back-to-back $1 million Pacific Classic victories, starting with eventual champion Accelerate in 2018 and continuing with rising star Higher Power in the 2019 edition. A 4-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, Higher Power had a single stakes placing to his name when he was entered in this April’s […]

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Tone Broke Goes Two-For-Three In Canadian Triple Crown

L and N Racing’s Tone Broke closed out the OLG Canadian Triple Crown with his second victory in the series for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds by taking the 128th running of the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes under Woodbine’s leading jockey Rafael Hernandez on Saturday. Following his Prince of Wales Stakes victory over 1-3/16 miles on the dirt for […]

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‘Big Fighter’ Desert Ride Takes Two Legs Of Canadian Triple Tiara

Sam-Son Farm’s Woodbine Oaks-winning filly Desert Ride closed out the Triple Tiara by taking the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. With Steven Bahen aboard for trainer Neil Howard, the Candy Ride-Fun in the Desert filly bookended the series for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies after skipping the Bison City middle leg to post […]

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Tone Broke Takes Prince Of Wales, Ending One Bad Boy’s Triple Crown Hopes

Tone Broke crushed One Bad Boy’s Triple Crown dreams when he rallied past the favoured Queen’s Plate champion in the stretch to win the 84th running of the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, second leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, on Tuesday at Fort Erie Race Track. Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. was aboard the […]

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