Hembree, finishing strongly under jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., was up in time to score by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 2 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.
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Sheikha Reika capped off a stellar Saturday afternoon at Woodbine for jockey Andrea Atzeni, winning the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes for fillies and mares.
Apprentice jockey Kazushi Kimura enjoyed a huge day in his promising career with a five-win performance on Friday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
The $250,000 Nearctic Stakes, the final leg of Woodbine’s inaugural three-race Turf Sprint Stakes series, takes place Saturday.
Avie’s Flatter cruised to a 5 1/4-length score in the 82nd running of the Cup and Saucer Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday afternoon.
Tiz Breathtaking, rallying from last place, captured the 1 1/16-mile Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday afternoon.
Bold Script and Avie’s Flatter will be in good company with fellow Canadian-bred two-year-olds in Sunday’s $225,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes.
English Illusion, an Ontario-bred son of English Channel, has a spot in the starting gate for the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine.
Tiz Breathtaking will be stretching out to 1 1/16 miles while looking to double up in Saturday’s Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine.
Bear Paw ran on late between rivals to prevail in the $100,000 Classy ‘n Smart Stakes for Ontario-sired fillies and mares on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.