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Thor’s Rocket and jockey Alan Garcia winning the $100,000 Overskate Stakes on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Thor’s Rocket zooms from last to first in Overskate Stakes

Thor’s Rocket launched his attack in the stretch and blasted from last to first for the mild upset in the $100,000 Overskate Stakes featured on Saturday’s program at Woodbine. Alan Garcia worked out the five-year-old gelding’s first winning trip in…

Alan Garcia guides Are You Kidding Me to victory in the $200,000 Grade II Nijinsky stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Are You Kidding Me Impresses in Nijinsky Score

Are You Kidding Me, confidently ridden by Alan Garcia, won his second graded stakes in succession with a brilliant stretch run to capture Sunday’s Grade 2 $209,600 Nijinsky Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners and co-breeders Michael…

Alan Garcia guides Red Rifles to victory in the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Red Rifle fires in Dominion Day

Favoured Red Rifle and jockey Alan Garcia held Florida Won safe in a late stretch duel, then had to withstand a steward’s inquiry before officially being declared the winner of the featured $150,000, Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes on Canada…

Woodbine Oaks contender London Tower. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

London Tower Heads Ultra-competitive Woodbine Oaks

London Tower, Leading Edge and Brooklynsway head an extremely competitive 60th edition of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, Sunday at Woodbine. The filly classic, which attracted 10 Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies carrying 121 pounds over one mile and one-eighth…

Alan Garcia guided Are You Kidding Me to victory in the $201,200 Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Are You Kidding Me takes Eclipse

The Roger Attfield-trained Are You Kidding Me, ridden by Alan Garcia, charged through the stretch to overtake pacesetting Midnight Aria and win the featured $201,200 Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. Sitting a patient third in a tightly-compacted five-horse…

Alan Garcia guided Galina Point to the win in the $125,400 Lady Angela Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Galina Point Wins the Lady Angela

Track announcer Dan Loiselle, the voice of Canadian horse racing, brought his 29-year career as thoroughbred race caller to a close with a stirring stretch call as Galina Point stormed home victorious in Sunday’s $125,400 Lady Angela Stakes, at Woodbine….

Alan Garcia guides Ol' Fashion Gal to victory in the $150,000 Selene Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Ol’ Fashion Gal by a Head in Selene

Bill and Vicki Poston’s Ol’ Fashion Gal put in a determined drive to stay off the rallying favourite Don’t Leave Me and capture Sunday’s $154,800 Grade 3 Selene Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse, the Sky Mesa chestnut arrived…

Alan Garcia guides London Tower to victory in the $150,000 Fury Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

London Tower Bridges Gap to Win Fury

London Tower overcame a slow start to capture Sunday’s $150,000 Fury Stakes, at Woodbine. Owned and trained by Steve Owens, London Tower, with Alan Garcia up, was forced to race from off the pace for the first time in her…

Unspurned won the $179,100 Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes, under Alan Garcia, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Unspurned Makes the Grade in Whimsical

Christine Hayden’s Unspurned rallied determinedly down the lane to reel in Skylander Girl for a length score in Saturday’s $179,100 Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield, the four-year-old Lemon Drop Kid-Banga Ridge chestnut was making her…

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