News: Canadian Thoroughbred

4-H Canada has announced that the Farm Credit Canada 4-H Club Fund has provided $114,250 to 233 clubs across Canada to support activities and local events.

Farm Credit Canada Donates $114,250 to 4-H Canada

4-H Canada is proud to announce that the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund has provided $114,250 to 233 clubs across Canada to support various activities and local events. The Club Fund is part of FCC’s $250,000 annual commitment…

The Ontario Equestrian Member Equine Research Fund raised over $30,000 in 2018.

Ontario Equestrian Research Fund Raises Over $30,000 in 2018

Ontario Equestrian and its members are helping strengthen research programs aimed at improving health and welfare of horses. With $1.50 per OE membership allocated to the Ontario Equestrian Member Equine Research Fund, this year’s cheque presented at the Royal Agricultural…

Artilena and jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson winning the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes on Sunday, Dec. 9 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Artilena earns first stakes victory in Ontario Lassie at Woodbine

With another promising filly in her care, trainer Catherine Day Phillips won the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for the second consecutive year as Artilena prevailed in the 1-1/16 mile main track event co-featured on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey…

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…

Jockey Jerome Lermyte celebrates winning the $100,000 Display Stakes in rein to Sir Winston on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Sir Winston logs first stakes win in Display Stakes at Woodbine

Sir Winston forged to the lead in the final turn and held off a familiar foe to earn his first stakes victory in the $100,000 Display for two-year-olds on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Mark Casse-trained chestnut colt, who had…

Melmich winning on November 10 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Attard Sends Impressive Trio into Grade 3 Valedictory Stakes

A pair of $125,000 added-money features, the Grade 3 Valedictory and Ontario Lassie Stakes, share the Sunday spotlight at Woodbine. Two standout seven-year-olds, each with 41 starts to their name, and both with seven starts on the year, will vie…

2018 Queen’s Plate champion Wonder Gadot captivated the crowd at Woodbine with her winning performance in rein to jockey John Velazquez.

Get your tickets for the 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which will run from Friday, June 28 to Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack. Tickets can be purchased at for Canada’s premier horse racing festival, which culminates…

The Boss Factor and jockey Luis Contreras winning on November 11 at Woodbine Racetrack.

The Boss Factor looks to dominate in Display Stakes at Woodbine

No. 1 Stable’s The Boss Factor goes for his second straight score and first stakes crown, in Saturday’s $100,000 Display Stakes, at Woodbine. A two-year-old son of The Factor, the grey gelding gallops into the Display in winning fashion via…

The Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario SPCA have opened an investigation into the condition of horses on a Waterford, Ontario farm. Photo: Facebook/Natalie Tupper

Suspected Animal Neglect Investigation Underway at Ontario Farm

UPDATE (DEC 4, 2018): OSPCA agent Rachel Vandenkroonenberg made a video statement, posted on the OSPCA’s Facebook page on December 3, 2018. “We’d like to thank you for expressing your support for the horses involved in the investigation in Norfolk…

A positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) result has been as confirmed for a horse on a premises in the County of Athabasca, Alberta.

Equine Infectious Anemia Found in Alberta

On Nov. 21, 2018, a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) result was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) national reference laboratory for a horse on a premises in the County of Athabasca, Alberta. The horse had been sampled by…

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