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Alabama Stakes contender profile: Inglorious

The New York Racing Association is producing a series of profiles this week on the three-year-old filly contenders for Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 TVG Alabama Stakes at Saratoga.  The series continues with Inglorious, winner of three straight at Woodbine, including the Queen’s Plate. The last time owners Vern and Donna Dubinsky and trainer Josie Caroll […]

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Queen’s Plate winner Big Red Mike out for the year

Last year’s Queen’s Plate winner and champion three-year-old male in Canada, Big Red Mike, has been sent to the farm and will not race again this year.  The four-year-old will spend the next few months in South Florida and will likely race at Gulfstream next year before returning to Woodbine. Big Red Mike’s assistant trainer […]

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Second, third and fourth place in Queen’s Plate to run in Prince of Wales

Connections for Hippolytus, Pender Harbour and Bowman’s Causeway have indicated a desire to run in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. The Prince of Wales Stakes is a 1 3/16 mile dirt race at Fort Erie.

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Inglorious is glorious in Queen’s Plate victory

In a glorious performance, Inglorious posted a stunning 3-length victory over Hippolytus and Pender Harbour, to become the first filly in a decade to win the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. Guided by Luis Contreras, Woodbine’s leading rider, in his first Queen’s Plate race, Inglorious is trained by Josie Carroll, who got her second […]

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Queen’s Plate spotlights increased quality in Canadian-breds

This year’s Queen’s Plate offers the best quality field in many years, a sign that Canadian breeders are doing something right, according to Beverley Smith in The Globe and Mail. Woodbine’s rich stakes program, as well as lucrative incentives and bonuses, are the attraction for owners such as Frank Stronach, who has moved some top […]

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Inglorious aims for history in Queen’s Plate

Sunday at Woodbine, Inglorious will attempt to become the first filly to win Canada’s biggest race for 3-year-olds since Dancethruthedawn accomplished the feat in 2001, according to Matthew Scianitti in the National Post. Inglorious is not the only one chasing history in the 152nd running of the Queen’s Plate. Trainer Roger Attfield will send three […]

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Photo essay: Stars shine at Queen’s Plate post position draw

Canadian blogger Keith McCalmont of Triple Dead Heat presents a photo essay of Thursday’s post position draw for the 152nd Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. Toronto Blue Jay’s GM Alex Anthopoulos was on hand, as was Anil Kapoor, who is best know for his role in the Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire.”

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Unlocking Woodbine’s Success

Many recognize the Woodbine Entertainment Group as the most successful racing and gaming operation in North America. The addition of video lottery terminals in 2000 saved racing at the suburban Toronto, Canada, track, but the organization formerly known as the Ontario Jockey Club does not live by slots alone. Gaming revenue has turned Woodbine into […]

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Check Your Soul favorite of 17 in Queen’s Plate

The Queen’s Plate, Canada’s premier three-year-old race, has a full field of 17 entrants led by Check Your Soul. The son of Perfect Soul will be ridden by Patrick Husbands. The full field includes: 1. Imhotep2. Curgone3. Oh Canada4. One Big Gator5. Pender Harbour6. Head Honcho7. Strike Oil8. Okiyama9. Inglorious10. Enduring Star11. Ojibway Signal12. Seawatch13. […]

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Large field shaping up for Queen’s Plate

A field of 17 is under consideration for the opening jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Queen’s Plate Stakes at Woodbine, according to a Daily Racing Form report. The prospective field includes several U.S.-based horses, including Queen’splatekitten and Imhotep for trainer Todd Pletcher, Maple Leaf Kitten for trainer Joe Woodard, and Bowman’s Causeway for […]

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