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Armistice Day and jockey Luis Contreras winning on July 1 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Youngsters Set to Debut in Victoria Stakes at Woodbine

A handful of youngsters will step into the stakes spotlight for the first time this Saturday in the $100,000 Victoria Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. The 5-1/2 furlong sprint is the first stakes opportunity at Woodbine this season for juvenile colts….

Santa Monica wins Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Santa Monica Takes Dance Smartly Stakes

Santa Monica, who trailed the field through the first mile, rallied strongly down the lane to overtake stablemate Inflexibility by a comfortable half-length and give trainer Chad Brown a 1-2 finish in Saturday’s Dance Smartly Stakes. Jose Ortiz was recording…

Long on Value won the $251,000 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Long On Value Tops Highlander Stakes

Long On Value, ridden by Florent Geroux, tracked down a game Lady Alexandra here in Saturday’s Highlander Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, on the Queen’s Plate undercard. Now a Grade 1 feature, the Highlander drew nine…

Ride a Comet won the $105,200 Charlie Barley Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Ride a Comet Shoots to Victory in the Charlie Barley Stakes

Ride a Comet, under Patrick Husbands, tracked down a freewheeling El Tormenta to take the Charlie Barley Stakes on Queen’s Plate Saturday at Woodbine. The Charlie Barley, an open one-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds, offered a purse of $105,200 and…

Delta Prince won the $182,350 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Delta Prince Was Crowned Champ in the King Edward Stakes

Delta Prince, backed down to 2-1 favoritism even though he was making his first start in almost 10 months, rallied resolutely on the outside under Javier Castellano for a going-away 1 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $182,350 King Edward Stakes. The…

Telekinesis winning the Queen's Plate Trial on June 9th. Michael Burns Photo

Telekinesis Is the One to Beat in the Queen’s Plate

Telekinesis, who ran up to his notices with a solid victory in the 1 1/8-mile Plate Trial here June 9, looms as the one to beat in Saturday’s $1 million Queen’s Plate. The Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most famous race, offers…

Fairy Hill winning at Woodbine on May 19, 2018. Michael Burns Photo

Fairy Hill will Headline the $100,000 Lady Angela Stakes

Fairy Hill will headline the $100,000 Lady Angela stakes which kicks off the Queen’s Plate Festival a weekend-long celebration of horse racing, fabulous style, unique food and drink options and live music including Friday night’s concert headliner Brad Paisley. Friday’s…

Cooler Mike. Photo by Michael Burns

Cooler Mike Looks for Queen’s Plate Cheers

Cooler Mike, who will be looking to give his trainer his first stakes win in the Queen’s Plate, is the homebred who nearly got away. “He was the last one that we had out of the mare,” said trainer Nick…

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Alternative Route Takes Unique Path to Plate

Alternative Route certainly has lived up to his name, as his final prep for the Queen’s Plate came in the Grade 3 Arlington Classic over 1 1 /16 miles of turf. Trainer Al Stall Jr. had started Alternative Route on…

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet (9) winning the 2017 Frost King Stakes at Woodbine. Michael Burns Photo

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet Hits the Turf for Bold Ruckus

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet was among the best in his division at Woodbine as a two-year-old, winning a pair of sprint stakes and earning a Sovereign Award nomination. On Sunday, seven weeks out from a disappointing sophomore bow, Be Vewy…

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