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Ami’s Mesa a gutsy second in Breeders’ Cup thriller

Ami’s Mesa, a strong contender for Canada’s Horse of the Year, made the lead at the top of the lane only to be caught in the final stride by longshot Bar of Gold in the Grade 1 $1-million Filly and read more

Ami’s Mesa romps in Seaway Stakes

Ami’s Mesa and jockey Luis Contreras dominated the featured $125,000 Seaway (Gr. 3) Stakes winning by open lengths on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Ami’s Mesa was one of three Josie Carroll trainees in the seven furlong sprint for fillies read more

Ami’s Mesa makes an Ontario Matron statement

Ami’s Mesa rallied impressively down the lane to win Saturday’s Grade 3 $146,150 Ontario Matron Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll for owner-breeder Ivan Dalos, the four-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa won back-to-back races for the second time in read more

Holy Helena trounces males in 158th Queen’s Plate

Holy Helena, an impressive winner of the 1 1/8 mile Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, in just her third career start, was even better when facing males for the first time in Sunday’s $1-million Queen’s Plate. The 158th running of read more

Jockey Luis Contreras Hollywood Hideaway (#8) to victory in the $125,000 Victoria Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Hollywood Hideaway Elevated to First in Victoria

Hollywood Hideaway and Beliveau bumped a number of times down the lane, with Beliveau passing the wire first, but it was Hollywood Hideaway that took the spoils after being elevated to the win position following an inquiry in Saturday’s $132,000 read more

Luis Contreras guides Danish Dynaformer to victory in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Danish Dynaformer Sweeps to Plate Trial Win

Trainer Roger Attfield could be on the verge of winning a record-breaking ninth Queen’s Plate after Charles Fipke’s homebred Danish Dynaformer proved a deserving winner of the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. On a rainy, misty afternoon at read more

Pender Harbour won the $125,800 Steady Growth Stakes at Woodbine, with Luis Contreras aboard. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Pender Harbour Defends Steady Growth Title

Pender Harbour cements himself as one of the best horses of his generation with an earnest 3/4-length win in Saturday’s $125,800 Steady Growth Stakes at Woodbine. Luis Contreras, who won three races on the card, rode the seven-year-old to his read more

Black Hornet, with Luis Contreras up, won the $150,000 Grade 3 Vigil Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Black Hornet Makes the Grade in Vigil

Black Hornet buzzed to the lead and never looked back en route to a swift score in Sunday’s $150,000 Grade 3 Vigil Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Pat Parente for owners Joey Gee Thoroughbreds and Aldo Ventresca, Black Hornet arrived read more

Jockey Luis Contreras guides Ancient Goddess (yellow silks) to victory in the $125,000 Star Shoot Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Ancient Goddess up in time in Star Shoot

Sovereign Stable’s Ancient Goddess collared Brooklynsway in the final jump to win Sunday’s $133,900 Star Shoot Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by John Terranova, the French-bred daughter of Ifraaj arrived at the six furlong ‘Poly’ stake for three-year-old fillies from a read more

Luis Contreras guides Lukes Alley to victory in the $200,000 Autumn Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Lukes Alley Impressive in Autumn Score

Eugene Melnyk’s Lukes Alley rallied from last to capture Sunday’s $224,800 Grade 2 Autumn Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll and ridden by Luis Contreras, the four-year-old Flower Alley bay was shuffled to last of six in the final read more

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