News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Mike is showing promise as a jumper and eventer with his new owner, Jim Phillips.

“I Like Mike” Fundraiser Supports Retired Racehorses

When Jim Phillips was gifted with a retired racehorse named Mike, he wanted to share his good fortune. He could think of no better way than by raising money to support other retirees that have given their hearts and souls…

A group of concerned horse lovers gathered at the Provincial Offences Court in Newmarket, on August 13, 2018.

Trio Accused of Animal Cruelty Avoid Court Again

Three Ontario people accused of animal cruelty, in an ongoing case of horrific abuse and neglect, once again failed to appear in court today, August 13, 2018. A legal representative attended on their behalf. As previously reported, David Lee, Victoria…

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Ontario Equestrian Helps Fund Equine Gut Health Studies

Ontario Equestrian has partnered with Equine Guelph to help fund research by Dr. Luis Arroyo and Dr. Scott Weese of the Ontario Veterinary College. Their studies involve the examination of manure and gut contents to establish a baseline for what constitutes a…

Red Cabernet and jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson winning the $100,000 Victoriana Stakes on Saturday, August 11 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Emma-Jayne Wilson back in stakes spotlight with Red Cabernet in Victoriana Stakes

Red Cabernet defeated defending Victoriana Stakes champion Niigon’s Eclipse to give her connections lots to celebrate on Saturday after this year’s $100,000 edition, which was rescheduled after Monday’s cancellation at Woodbine. Trained by Ian Black for the new Piano Bar…

Avie’s Mineshaft (#2) defeats Dixie Moon (#4) in the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes on Sunday, August 12 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Avie’s Mineshaft Beat Favoured Dixie Moon in Wonder Where Stakes

Ivan Dalos’ homebred filly Avie’s Mineshaft wore down the favoured Woodbine Oaks champion, Dixie Moon, in the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes, third leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies, on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Gary Boulanger completed…

Decorated Soldier and jockey Gary Boulanger winning the $125,000 Seagram Cup (Grade 3) on Sunday, August 12 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Decorated Soldier Claimed Seagram Cup Upset

Longshot Decorated Soldier earned his first graded stakes victory upsetting an accomplished field in the $125,000 Seagram Cup (Grade 3) on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Norm McKnight trains the five-year-old Proud Citizen-Lakenheath gelding, who was claimed for $20,000 on…

Daring Duchess and jockey Rafael Hernandez winning the $100,000 Flaming Page Stakes on Saturday, August 11 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Daring Duchess Reigns Supreme in the Flaming Page Stakes

Woodbine newcomer Daring Duchess led from start to finish over 1-1/2 miles on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course to take the $100,000 Flaming Page Stakes on Saturday afternoon for owners Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey. Trained by Michael Maker, Daring Duchess…

Win the War and jockey Patrick Husbands winning the $100,000 Duchess Stakes on Saturday, August 11 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Win the War is Victorious in the Duchess Stakes

Gary Barber and John C. Oxley’s three-year-old filly Win the War returned to action off a seven-month layoff to win the $100,000 Duchess Stakes, the first of three stakes carded on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. With Patrick Husbands aboard, Win…

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…

Dixie Moon looks to eclipse Wonder Where rivals on Sunday at Woodbine.

Dixie Moon looks for second Canadian classic win in Wonder Where

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s homebred Dixie Moon who, in June, held off the heralded Wonder Gadot to capture the Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, will attempt to pick up a second Canadian classic victory in Sunday’s $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes,…

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