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Wonder Gadot rolled to a 4¾-length victory in Saturday’s 159th edition of the Queen’s Plate.

Wonder Gadot Wows in Queen’s Plate at Woodbine

Wonder Gadot, who had done everything but win in her first six starts this season, appeared to benefit greatly from the addition of blinkers as she rolled to a 4 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s 159th edition of the Queen’s Plate….

Always Dreaming won the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby, piloted by John Velazquez. Photo by Coady Photography, Churchill Downs

Favoured Always Dreaming Takes Kentucky Derby

MeB Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, St. Elias Stable, Siena Farm and West Point Thoroughbreds’ favored Always Dreaming shook clear of longshot State of Honor at the half-mile pole, opened a daylight advantage and cruised to…

Jockey John Velazquez guides Wise Dan

Wise Dan Sets Track Record Defending Ricoh Woodbine Mile Title

Morton Fink’s homebred Wise Dan, the prohibitive 1-5 favourite, zipped to victory in track record time of 1:31.75 in Sunday’s Grade 1, $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Ridden by John Velazquez, who notched his record fourth Mile, after victories aboard…

Wise Dan

Wise Dan Sharp in Ricoh Woodbine Mile Romp

Morton Fink’s homebred Wise Dan, the prohibitive favourite at 1-2, made it look easy on Sunday, coasting to victory in the Grade 1, $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Ridden by John Velazquez, who was winning a record third Mile, after victories…

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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Hall of Fame Welcomes Woodbine Icon Attfield

On Friday, trainer Roger Attfield will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. The induction ceremony is available via the National Museum…

Colleen's Sailor

Queen’s Plate Notes: Attfield vs Giddings

Trainer Roger Attfield, with eight Queen’s Plate wins, is tied with Harry Giddings Jr. for most visits to the winner’s circle in the ‘Gallop for the Guineas’ and the conditioner is hopeful that Colleen’s Sailor can break the deadlock. “It…

Union Rags and John Velazquez

Union Rags Wins the Belmont Stakes

All trainer Michael Matz wanted was a chance for Union Rags to show what kind of horse he is. Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park, the hard-luck colt got that chance and the result was a thrilling victory over Paynter in…

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Attfield Elected to National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame

Eight-time Queen’s Plate-winning trainer Roger Attfield, who is based at Woodbine Racetrack, Ghostzapper, the 2004 Horse of the Year, jockey John Velazquez and conditioner Robert Wheeler, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. The class…

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More Perfect in Kentucky

Charles Fipke’s homebred Perfect Shirl, trained by Roger Attfield, surged to the lead in deep stretch to win the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Churchill Downs. Perfect Shirl, who was a finalist for a Sovereign Award as…

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