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Woodbine: $1 Million Queen’s Plate Headlines 2018 Stakes Schedule

Woodbine Entertainment has announced its stakes schedule for the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season with 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown. In addition to the prestigious Queen’s Plate on Saturday, June 30 and Breeders’ Stakes, the third Triple Crown leg on […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Hercules, Caesar, And A Rising Star

Her flight to Louisville is already booked. If Flameaway runs as well in his next start as he did in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, said breeder Deborah Holmes, she’ll have to buy a hotel room during Kentucky Derby week as well. From one of just six mares Holmes bred in […]

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Silent Sting: ‘Miracle Baby’ Could Be Headed For Queen’s Plate

In the wee hours of a bitterly cold February night, 2015, Dr. Ruth Barbour got an urgent call from her sister Gail Wood; Mona Mia was ready to foal but there was trouble. The prized mare of Deborah Holmes was dying, and her foal needed to be saved. What followed through split second decision-making is […]

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Queen’s Plate Victress Holy Helena Scores In 2018 Debut At Gulfstream

Stronach Stables’ Holy Helena ($4.80) earned a hard-fought victory in her 2018 debut at Gulfstream Park in Sunday’s fifth race, a mile optional claiming allowance on turf. The 4-year-old homebred daughter of Ghostzapper’s 2017 campaign was highlighted by a 3 ½-length triumph over the boys in the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine after beating the girls […]

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Canada: 2018 Graded Stakes List Released; Summer Stakes, Highlander Earn G1 Status

The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes in Canada and will have several upgrades for 2018. The Graded Stakes Committee meeting was conducted by Committee Chair, Ross McKague and accompanied by all Committee Members as well as the attending race advisors, Jason Teague, Stuart […]

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Woodbine: 2017 Racing Season Marked By Increase In All-Sources Handle, Record Wagering On Queen’s Plate Day

Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) today announced that wagering on Woodbine’s 2017 live Thoroughbred racing season rose soundly over the 2016 meet. The 132-date Thoroughbred season (one cancellation) produced an “all-sources” handle of $500,713,839, a 7.3 per cent increase over the $469,452,009 figure recorded from 133 dates in 2016. Wagering on the Standardbred meet, contested between Woodbine […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The ‘University Of Woodbine’

At 15 years of age, Robert Tiller was making left-handed turns around a shed row. The soft, whispery noises of the horses and the smells of hay and straw each morning drew him toward the racetrack life; Tiller was hooked, and quickly left school behind. “I pretty much went straight to the ‘University of Woodbine,’” […]

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McKnight Tops Casse In Woodbine Trainer’s Standings

In the close race for the trainers title that went right down to the wire at Woodbine Racecourse, Norm McKnight won five of the 14 races on closing day to pull ahead of perennial leader Mark Casse in the standings. McKnight ended up with a three-win lead over Casse (99-96). Casse, once again, topped all […]

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Leavem In Malibu All The Way In Valedictory

Leavem in Malibu scored a front-running victory in the $125,000 Valedictory Stakes (Grade 3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance during Woodbine’s final program of the 2017 Thoroughbred season on Sunday. Jockey Patrick Husbands […]

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Weekend Lineup Presented By DRFBets: Clasico Del Caribe, CashCall Futurity

This weekend’s graded stakes action begins with Los Alamitos’ CashCall Futurity headlines the track’s Saturday card with a pair of Bob Baffert trainees heavily favored on the morning line. McKinzie is the slight top choice over his stablemate Solomini; the latter was most recently second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The Starlet features juvenile fillies […]

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