News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Sister Peacock and jockey Jesse Campbell winning the William D. Graham Memorial Stakes on June 8 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Sister Peacock Goes After Ontario Colleen Stakes Win at Woodbine

Sister Peacock, a three-year-old daughter of Real Solution, goes after her third straight stakes score in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Colleen, one of two ($100,000 Toronto Cup) added-money features on Woodbine’s 11-race card. Trained and co-owned by Stuart Simon,…

A total of six chuckwagon horses died during this year’s Calgary Stampede.

2019 Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Deaths Total 6

A total of six chuckwagon horses died during this year’s Calgary Stampede. The first death occurred last Monday. Driver Troy Dorchester had one of his horses examined following a chuckwagon race for a “serious internal medical issue.” It was reported…

Canadian researchers are investigating the exposure rate of the parasite Neospora caninum and its potential link to equine abortions.

Study Investigates Parasite that May Cause Equine Abortions

Abortions in horses continues to be a very frustrating problem for breeders and veterinarians. So much time and effort is put into producing quality horses and it is heartbreaking when it does not work out; even more so when you…

Pink Lloyd and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva winning the $125,000 Vigil Stakes (Grade 3) on Sunday, July 14 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Pink Lloyd Scores Third Vigil Stakes Win at Woodbine

The distinguished Robert Tiller trainee Pink Lloyd was back in the Woodbine winner’s circle on Sunday after collecting a record third straight edition of the Vigil Stakes. With regular reinsman Eurico Rosa Da Silva aboard, Canada’s reigning Champion Male Sprinter…

Pamina and jockey Luis Contreras winning the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) on Saturday, July 13 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Ontario Matron photo finish sees Pamina defeat Katie Baby at Woodbine

Augustin Stable’s four-year-old filly Pamina outduelled favourite Katie Baby to prevail in a photo finish in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Luis Contreras had the Michael Dickinson trainee in contention, sitting…

Pink Lloyd and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva winning the Grade 3 Vigil Stakes last year at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Pink Lloyd Seeks Vigil Stakes Three-Peat at Woodbine

Multiple stakes winner and 2017 Canadian Horse of the Year, seven-year-old Pink Lloyd, goes after his third straight Grade 3 Vigil Stakes victory, Sunday at Woodbine. Pink Lloyd, whose last start was a 1 ¾-length triumph in the Greenwood Stakes…

Stormy Rush (#6) and jockey Jesse Campbell winning the first leg of the Woodbine Turf Sprint Series over the new inner turf course on Wednesday, July 10. Michael Burns Photo

Stormy Rush Takes First Woodbine Turf Sprint Series Win

Veteran sprinter Stormy Rush kicked off the Woodbine Turf Sprint Series on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack with an 11-1 upset in the $55,000 first qualifying round. With Jesse Campbell picking up the mount, True North Stable’s 11-year-old gelding Stormy…

One Bad Boy and jockey Flavien Prat winning the $1 million Queen's Plate on June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

One Bad Boy is Ready to Claim Prince of Wales Stakes

The Queen’s Plate champion One Bad Boy took to the track on Wednesday morning at Woodbine Racetrack in preparation for the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The three-year-old son of Twirling Candy, who has remained at Woodbine…

Dixie Moon winning the 2018 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Curlin Daughters Face Off in Ontario Matron Stakes

Stakes winner Dixie Moon and stakes placed Katie Baby provide trainer Catherine Day Phillips with a solid one-two punch in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Matron, at Woodbine. The 1 1/16-mile main track feature for fillies and mares, three-years-old and…

Wonder Gadot and jockey John Velazquez won the 2018 Prince of Wales Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns

Fort Erie Race Track Announces Purse Scale Increase

Fort Erie Race Track has announced that effective immediately, there will be a five percent increase in purse scale for the remainder of the 2019 racing season. After consultation with the HBPA, the Board of Directors of the Fort Erie…

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