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King And His Court, State Of Honor Breeze Toward Queen’s Plate

Mark Casse was at the Royal Ascot meeting on Friday to saddle La Coronel to a fifth-place run in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes. Next Sunday, Casse will be at Woodbine to watch King and His Court and State of Honor compete in the 158th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, the 1 ¼ […]

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National Horseplayers Championship Qualifying Season Ramping Up

Summertime brings with it an acceleration in the number of on-track National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) qualifiers, which frequently offer large cash prize pools along with berths to the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament. Registration is now open for rich tournaments coming up in the next few weeks at Woodbine Racecourse, Santa Anita Park, […]

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Goo Goo Dolls, Our Lady Peace To Perform At Queen’s Plate Festival

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will headline the 158th Queen’s Plate on Sunday, July 2, while Canadian rock icons Our Lady Peace will play a live concert on Saturday, July 1 to open the inaugural 2-Day Queen’s Plate Festival at Woodbine Racetrack.  General Admission tickets are on sale now with $1 from every ticket […]

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Go Big Or Go Home: Aurora Way Taking On Queen’s Plate In Second Career Start

Aurora Way will be facing a tall order in the Queen’s Plate, slated for July 2, as he will be making just his career second start. But, despite that lack of experience, trainer Stu Simon believes the Chiefswood Stable homebred could prove equal to the task. “I know he’s a pretty talented horse,” said Simon, […]

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Minks Aprise Steals Sunday’s Trillium

Minks Aprise, making her second start for the barn of trainer Roger Attfield, rallied smartly on the outside for a going-away one length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Trillium Stakes, at Woodbine. The Trillium, a 1 1/16 mile race for fillies and mares, attracted a field of 10 and Minks Aprise was a lukewarm 5-2 favorite. […]

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Woodbine Investing $10 Million To Upgrade Mohawk For Year-Round Harness Racing

Woodbine Entertainment announced on Tuesday an investment of over $10 million for Mohawk Racetrack at Tuesday’s Pepsi North America Cup post-position draw. The venture is intended to upgrade the facility so to be exclusively dedicated to Standardbred horse racing and capable of offering the sport year round. Currently, Mohawk operates from April to October. The […]

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Holy Helena Rallies Late To Take Woodbine Oaks

Holy Helena, coming off an impressive maiden victory at Belmont on May 12, rallied from just off the pace for a going-away one-length victory in Sunday’s $500,000 Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser. Trained by Jimmy Jerkens for Stronach Stable, Holy Helena had jockey Luis Contreras in the irons for the first time under racing conditions. […]

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Code Warrior Holds On For Hendrie Score

Code Warrior dueled early and had more than enough left in the tank in taking Sunday’s $129,050 Grade 3 Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine. Trained by Rachel Halden for owners J.C. Racing Stable, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber, Code Warrior, a four-year-old Society’s Chairman mare, was making her second straight start at Woodbine having finished third […]

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Tower Of Texas Holds Off Rivals For Connaught Cup Victory

Tower of Texas had double the work to do – first, collaring the leader and then holding off a hard-charging rival – to come out on top in Saturday’s $196,750 Grade 2 Connaught Cup, at Woodbine, Trained by Roger Attfield and piloted by leading rider Eurico Rosa da Silva, fan favourite Tower of Texas came […]

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Boulanger To Receive 2017 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

Gary Boulanger, one of thoroughbred racing’s most respected and resilient riders, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award. He’s recorded over 3,400 career wins, including a memorable Queen’s Plate score in 2001 with Sam-Son Farm’s Dancethruthedawn, numerous graded stakes tallies, and a reputation for beating the odds on and off […]

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