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Alpha Bettor won the $150,000 Grade 2 Autumn Stakes, at Woodbine, piloted by Justin Stein. Photo by WEG/Michael Burns Photography

‘Alpha’ Better Than the Rest in Autumn

Bulldog Racing’s Alpha Bettor arrived in the nick of time to capture Friday’s $150,000 Grade 2 Autumn Stakes, at Woodbine. A chestnut son of Alphabet Soup trained by Dan Vella and ridden by Justin Stein, Alpha Bettor arrived at the…

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Alpha Bettor Dominates Seagram Cup

Bulldog Racing’s Alpha Bettor stormed down the rail to capture Saturday’s Grade 3 $150,000 Seagram Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Dan Vella, the bay son of Alphabet Soup successfully defended his Seagram Cup crown with an energetic stretch run under…

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Queen’s Plate Champ Strait of Dover Passes

Strait of Dover, who captured the 2012 Queen’s Plate in his final start, was euthanized on Sunday, July 14 due to complications following surgery for a twisted large colon at Milton Equine Hospital. Trained by Dan Vella and ridden confidently…

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Alpha Bettor Best in Eclipse

Bulldog Racing’s Alpha Bettor found his best stride late to win Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Eclipse Stakes, at Woodbine. Alpha Bettor, a five-year-old son of Alphabet Soup trained by Dan Vella, saved all the ground in the 1 1/16-mile ‘Poly’…

London Olympic gold medalist, Rosie MacLennan

Wise Dan, Cityscape Top Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Morton Fink’s Wise Dan and Juddmonte Farms’ Cityscape headline a solid field of nine for Sunday’s Grade 1, $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile. The 16th edition of one of the premier grass races in North America will be televised live…

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Queen’s Plate Champion Strait of Dover Out of Breeders’ Stakes

Queen’s Plate champion, Strait of Dover, who would have been the likely favourite for Sunday’s Breeders’ Stakes, third and turf jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, has suffered a leg injury and is out for the season. “He…

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Strait of Dover Takes Queen’s Plate

Canyon Farms’ homebred Strait of Dover, ridden confidently by Justin Stein, made every pole a winning one while taking the $1 million Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most famous horse race, in record time Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. At the finish of…

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Queen’s Plate Fever

Trainer Mark Casse, a four-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s top conditioner, will send out three hopefuls for the $1 million Queen’s Plate on June 24th at Woodbine as he seeks his first win in the country’s most famed horse…

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