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Racing For Abby Grace: Mare Fights On For SickKids Hospital, Eveson Family

As morning training wraps up on Woodbine’s backstretch, the horses within Colebrook’s barn settle into their feed, keeping warm and cozy while patiently awaiting their next race day. Down the shed, a chestnut mare with a striking white blaze known as Abby Grace stands quietly at her stall door, seemingly eager to greet anyone walking […]

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Pumpkin Rumble Outduels Stablemate Melmich In Valedictory

The Kevin Attard-trained seven-year-olds Pumpkin Rumble and Melmich provided an exciting finish to the 2018 stakes season at Woodbine with the former fending off the latter in the Grade 3 Valedictory on Sunday. Owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling, Pumpkin Rumble defeated 2015 champion and two-time runner-up Melmich in the $125,000 co-feature contested over 1-3/4 […]

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Day Phillips Brings Along Another Promising Filly In Ontario Lassie Winner Artilena

With another promising filly in her care, trainer Catherine Day Phillips won the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for the second consecutive year as Artilena prevailed in the 1-1/16 mile main track event co-featured on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson worked out the winning trip aboard the Ontario-bred two-year-old filly for owners George […]

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Melmich Seeking Second Valedictory Win As Part Of Entry Trio For Kevin Attard

A pair of $125,000 added-money features, the Grade 3 Valedictory and Ontario Lassie Stakes, share the Sunday spotlight at Woodbine. Two standout 7-year-olds, each with 41 starts to their name, and both with seven starts on the year, will vie with seven other starters to take top honors in the 1 3/4-mile Valedictory, one of […]

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Tickets Now On Sale For 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, Set For June 28-29

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which will run from Friday, June 28 to Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.ca for Canada’s premier horse racing festival, which culminates with the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate stakes race on June 29. The Queen’s […]

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McKnight’s 120 Winners At Woodbine Set New Training Record

Trainer Norman McKnight set a new record for wins in a single season at Woodbine this weekend, saddling Gold Lace for his 120th winner of the meeting and third win on Sunday’s card. The previous record of 119 wins was set by six-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse, whose 102 wins in 2018 have him […]

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Kingsport Threepeats In Ontario-Sired Sir Barton Stakes

Kingsport earned his third Sir Barton title on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack with an impressive performance in the $100,000 stakes feature. Trained by Sid Attard for Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing, the six-year-old Milwaukee Brew-Green Jewel gelding first won the Sir Barton in 2015 and also took last year’s edition of the 1-1/16 mile […]

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Eurico Rosa Da Silva Sets New Win Record At Woodbine

Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva celebrated a major sports achievement as he broke the long-standing record for most wins at a Woodbine meet on Saturday at the Toronto racetrack. Da Silva earned his 222nd victory this season to break the previous record of 221 that was established by Mickey Walls at the Woodbine meet in […]

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Mark Your Calendars: Woodbine Sets Date For 160th Running Of Queen’s Plate

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that the 160th running of the $1-million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing, will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. North America’s oldest continuously-run stakes event showcasing Canada’s top 3-year-old Thoroughbreds is the highlight of Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate Festival. […]

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Moonlit Promise Delivers Repeat Victory In Bessarabian

Moonlit Promise successfully defended her title in the $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Grade 2) defeating a field of 13 distaffers on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. While Kasuga fired to the lead from the inside post in the seven-furlong filly and mare affair, Moonlit Promise raced mid-pack outside the top grouping before making her bid in the […]

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