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Pamina Nails Favored Katie Baby For The Photo In Ontario Matron

Augustin Stable’s four-year-old filly Pamina outduelled favorite Katie Baby to prevail in a photo finish in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Luis Contreras had the Michael Dickinson trainee in contention, sitting outside of the 2-1 favorite down the backstretch in the 1-1/16-mile Tapeta test for fillies […]

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Fast Anna Gets First Black-Type Winner With Fast Scene At Woodbine

Fresh off a successful career debut in mid-June at Woodbine, two-year-old filly Fast Scene returned to the Toronto Tapeta and delivered as the even-money favorite in Saturday’s featured $100,000 My Dear Stakes over 5-1/2 furlongs. She is the first black-type winner for freshman sire Fast Anna. Despite being a step slow out of the gate, […]

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‘Blows Up In Your Face Without Any Warning’: The Ongoing Debate Over Synthetics Vs Dirt In Horse Racing

With the Thoroughbred racing industry still trying to pin down the reasons behind the fatalities at Santa Anita this year, Tim Sullivan writes for the Louisville Courier-Journal about reasons behind synthetic tracks falling out of favor in North America racing. Sullivan points out there are only five racetracks competing on synthetic, despite clear and concrete […]

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California Shipper One Bad Boy Leads Queen’s Plate Rivals Gate-To-Wire

Making his first start outside of California, Sayjay Racing, Greg Hall, and Brooke Hubbard’s One Bad Boy took to the synthetic Tapeta with ease and led the $1 million Queen’s Plate field from gate to wire at Woodbine. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer RIchard Baltas, was challenged by […]

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Favorite Avie’s Flatter In Outside 14 Post For 160th Running Of Queen’s Plate

Avie’s Flatter, Canada’s champion 2-year-old male, looms as the horse to beat when he faces 13 other Queen’s Plate hopefuls in the $1-million showpiece over 1 1/4 miles on Woodbine’s Tapeta surface this Saturday at Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario. The 160th edition of the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest annually run race, is the first leg […]

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Jammin Still Carries Trinidadian Dreams Into Queen’s Plate

For years, Derek Chin had hoped he’d one day have the opportunity to win the Queen’s Plate. On Saturday, the owner will get that chance when Jammin Still goes postward in the $1 million Canadian classic at Woodbine Racetrack. The dark bay colt, trained by Kevin Attard, will be a longshot for the 160th edition […]

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Alwaysmining ‘A Bit Aggressive’ In Preakness Workout On Oaks Day

An energetic Alwaysmining returned to the work tab on a foggy and cool Friday morning at the Fair Hill Training Center with a half-mile breeze for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) that trainer Kelly Rubley called “perfect.” Regular exercise rider Felix Astudillo was aboard as Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner was timed in 49.00 seconds […]

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Sister Peacock All The Way In Star Shoot Stakes

Sister Peacock and jockey Jesse Campbell led gate-to-wire in Sunday’s $100,000 Star Shoot Stakes for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack. Owned by Brent & Russell McLellan and trainer Stuart Simon, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Real Solution was a 1-1/4 length winner in the six-furlong feature. Sister Peacock set fractions of :22.97 and :45.99 then kept […]

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Scat Daddy’s Anothertwistafate Scores Preakness Berth In El Camino Real Derby

Anothertwistafate settled nicely up front and kicked clear under jockey Juan Hernandez to dominate the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby by seven lengths on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. Backed as the 6-5 favorite in the field of 11, Anothertwistafate went straight to the lead, running the opening quarter-mile in 23.38 seconds while being pressed […]

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Woodbine Announces Plan To Move All Turf Races To Main Track

In consideration of the ongoing poor weather conditions noted in the 14-day forecast, and to enable our loyal horse people to finalize their plans, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that all remaining races scheduled for turf in the 2018 season will be shifted to the main track and run on Tapeta. As previously stated, Woodbine Management […]

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