Rafael Hernandez

Summer Sunday Runs Perfect Woodbine Record To Six Straight In Hendrie

  Live Thoroughbred racing continues on Wednesday evening, with first race post time set for 6:45 p.m.Summer Sunday continued her Woodbine winning ways on Sunday afternoon while earning a graded stakes score in the $125,000 Hendrie for fillies and mares. The Stuart Simon trainee has racked up five stakes wins and is now six-for-six while […]

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Summer Sunday Makes The Most Of Spring Saturday In Ballade Stakes

It was a super spring Saturday for Summer Sunday as the four-year-old filly added the $100,000 Ballade Stakes to her resume in her Woodbine comeback. With her Ontario Sires Stakes romp in the six-furlong distaff feature, the Silent Name-Dancing Allstar filly is now a five-time winner in as many starts over the Woodbine course for […]

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Somelikeithotbrown Kicks Off 2019 With Battaglia Memorial Victory

A smart, measured ride by jockey Rafael Hernandez put Somelikeithotbrown in the winner’s circle of the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes (listed) Friday at Turfway Park. The race was the colt’s first stakes victory and his first start since he finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) November 2. Somelikeithotbrown finished 3 1/2 lengths […]

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No ‘Illusion’: Former Claimer Could Provide Owners A Storybook Finish

An Ontario-bred claimer, four local owners, an astute conditioner and a Grade 1 dream – English Illusion and his connections are hoping for a storybook finish in the Pattison Canadian International. Owned by 4U Thoroughbred Racing Stable (Ron McRae, brothers Dave [Ron’s son-in-law] and Steve Robinson, along with Rob Loescher [Dave and Steve’s cousin]), English […]

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Juvenile My Gal Betty Proves Best In Inaugural Catch A Glimpse Stakes

Seeking redemption after a previous stakes disqualification, William Werner’s two-year-old filly My Gal Betty proved to be the best in the inaugural $100,000 Catch a Glimpse Stakes co-featured on Saturday afternoon’s program at Woodbine Racetrack. With the outside post position working to her advantage, My Gal Betty tracked from off the pace as the other […]

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Are You Kidding Me Triples In Woodbine’s Eclipse Stakes

Are You Kidding Me earned his third Eclipse Stakes title winning the 2018 edition of the $175,000 Grade 2 stakes event for older horses on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Rafael Hernandez worked out the winning trip aboard the Roger Attfield trainee, who reclaimed his Eclipse title after missing by just a neck to Dragon Bay last […]

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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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Horse Of The Year Pink Lloyd Sets Track Record In Seasonal Debut At Woodbine

Entourage Stables’ reigning Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd turned in a show-stopping track record performance to win the $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes in his season’s debut on Saturday afternoon as the 2018 Thoroughbred meet kicked off at Woodbine. Following a perfect eight-for-eight stakes campaign in 2017 that earned him Canadian Horse of the Year […]

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G3 Winner Archaggelos Headlines Expected Overflow Field For Jeff Ruby Steaks

An overflow field is expected to enter the 47th running of the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3), Turfway Park’s Kentucky Derby points race that runs this Saturday, March 17. Entries will be drawn Wednesday, March 14. Heading the list of probables is Archaggelos, who won the Grey Stakes (G3) at Woodbine in impressively professional fashion in just his […]

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Aunt Babe Digs In For Franklin Square Victory

Cutting back in distance and making her fist start since finishing seventh in the East View on January 14, Louis Ferrari’s Aunt Babe rallied late and held off a late charging My Roxy Girl to win the $100,000 Franklin Square 3-year-old New York-bred fillies on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Leaving the gate at odds of […]

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