Content tagged with "Kevin Attard"

Queens’ Plate hopefuls, notes and an early look at the field

Lucas N’ Lori looks to spring Queen’s Plate upset Seventeen years ago, T J’s Lucky Moon pulled off an 82-1 Queen’s Plate shocker. Can Lucas n’ Lori deliver another longshot score in next Saturday’s $1 million Canadian classic? It was…

Starship Jubilee and jockey Luis Contreras winning the 2018 Canadian Stakes (Grade 2), Presented by the Japan Racing Association, on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Turf champ Starship Jubilee contests Nassau Stakes at Woodbine

Multiple graded stakes winner and Sovereign Award champ Starship Jubilee goes after her 13th career win in Sunday’s Grade 2 $175,000 Nassau Stakes, to be contested over the world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course. Trained by Kevin Attard for Blue Heaven…

Shakopee Town and jockey Alan Garcia winning the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (Grade 3) on Opening Day of the 2019 Thoroughbred meet, Saturday, April 20.

Shakopee Town wins first stakes event of Woodbine 2019 season

And they’re off… The 2019 Thoroughbred meet kicked off on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack and trainer Kevin Attard picked up where he left off as Shakopee Town was victorious in the first stakes event of the season. Attard, who…

Pumpkin Rumble, in rein to jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva, outduels fellow Kevin Attard trainee Melmich in Woodbine’s final stakes event of the meet, the $125,000 Valedictory Stakes (Grade 3), on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Pair of Attard-trained chestnuts battle it out in Valedictory Stakes

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…

Melmich is set to defend his Seagram Cup title on Sunday at Woodbine.

Melmich looking for first win of 2018 as he defends Seagram Cup title

Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman’s Melmich returns to defend his title in Sunday’s co-featured Grade 3 $125,000 Seagram Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Kevin Attard, the former claimer turned multiple graded stakes winner has compiled a remarkable record of 16-12-3…

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Breeders’ Stakes Could Highlight Big Weekend for Kevin Attard

Trainer Kevin Attard could be in store for a big weekend of stakes action, headlined by the 126th running of the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes on Sunday, Aug. 20 at Woodbine Racetrack. Attard will send out the lightly raced Lookin At…

Melmich prevails in thrilling Seagram Cup finish

It took a photo finish to decide the winner, but Melmich and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva defeated two-time Sovereign Award winner Are You Kidding Me by a nose in the $125,000 Seagram Cup (Gr. 3) for horses three years…

Eurico Da Silva guides Melmich (red silks) to victory in the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

Melmich Looks to Defend his Title in Season-closing Valedictory

The final race card of the 2016 Woodbine thoroughbred racing season was drawn Thursday afternoon, signaling the end of the eight-month campaign, which kicked off on April 9. Sunday’s closing day, which has a first-race post time of 1:00 p.m.,…

ockey Luis Contreras guides Surtsey to victory for owner Yvonne Schwabe and trainer Kevin Attard in the $100,000 Avowal Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Surtsey Surprises in Avowal

Yvonne Schwabe’s homebred Surtsey rallied from last of seven to capture Saturday’s $127,400 Avowal Stakes for fillies and mares, Saturday at Woodbine. Trained by Kevin Attard, the four-year-old Heatseeker-Kick’em Jenny chestnut left the gate at odds of 16-1 in the…

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Calgary Cat Makes the Grade in Bold Venture

Calgary Cat went from claimer to graded stakes winner with an energetic stretch run to capture Saturday’s Grade 3 $150,000 Bold Venture Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Kevin Attard and patiently ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva, Calgary Cat was…

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