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Triple Crown Winner Justify to Become a Breyer Model

The number 13 is anything but unlucky for three-year-old chestnut Thoroughbred stallion Justify who, in June 2018, became only the thirteenth horse in racing history to win the American Triple Crown (only the second since Seattle Slew to win on…

Gamble’s Ghost and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva winning the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) on Sunday, July 15 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Gamble’s Ghost prevails in the Ontario Matron Stakes at Woodbine

With a well-timed stretch run, favourite Gamble’s Ghost powered up on the far outside to prevail by a neck in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on the mid-July Sunday program at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Eurico Rosa Da…

Big Drink of Water and jockey Pablo Morales winning the $100,000 Victoria Stakes on Saturday, July 14 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Big Drink of Water Takes Victoria Stakes at Woodbine

Endeavor Bloodstock’s two-year-old gelding Big Drink of Water floated to his first stakes victory in the $100,000 Victoria Stakes featured Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Leaving inside of four rivals in his Canadian stakes debut, the Teresa Connelly-trained Big Drink…

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Case of Neurologic Equine Herpesvirus Found in Saskatchewan

The Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS) has reported a case of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), which is the neurologic form of the Equine Herpesvirus, in Saskatchewan. Following are the details: Disease: Equine Herpesvirus (neurologic) Date: June 29, 2018 Location: Saskatchewan…

Gamble’s Ghost and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva winning the Grade 3 Trillium Stakes on June 17 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Josie Carroll Looks for back-to-Back Ontario Matron Wins

Fresh off a victory in last month’s Grade 3 Trillium Stakes, Gamble’s Ghost heads into Sunday’s stakes feature in winning form for her connections who are looking to repeat in the $125,000 Ontario Matron (Grade 3) at Woodbine. In the…

Wonder Gadot, winner of the 2018 Queen's Plate. Photo by Michael Burns

Top Queen’s Plate Finishers Aim for Prince of Wales Stakes

The border oval is gearing up for its most prestigious day of the year on Tuesday, July 24, the 83rd running of the Prince of Wales Stakes. This highly-anticipated event features the finest Canadian-bred 3-year-old horses who will be running…

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….

Armed with photos of one of the starving yearlings found on the Stouffville farm rented by the Small family, horse advocates waited to confront David Lee, Victoria and Jason Leroy at court on July 6, 2018. Photo by Susie Kockerscheidt/Metroland Media

Family Charged With Animal Cruelty Fails to Show Up for Court

A group of 20 horse advocates gathered at a Provincial Offences Court in Newmarket, Ontario, on July 6th, ready to confront three people charged with animal cruelty. But David Lee Small, his wife Victoria Small and their son, Jason Leroy…

Kingsport ends Pink Lloyd's winning streak in the Shepperton.

Kingsport spoils Pink Lloyd’s bid for 12 straight in the Shepperton

Kingsport, sent to post at odds of 18-1, took down his sixth career stakes score while putting an end to the win streak of Canada’s Horse of the Year, Pink Lloyd, with a rallying performance in Sunday’s $100,000 Shepperton Stakes,…

Stifling was elevated to the win position following the disqualification of My Gal Betty in the My Dear Stakes.

Stubborn Stifling takes My Dear Stakes at Woodbine

A stubborn Stifling, prominent throughout, stayed on gamely to the wire for second and was elevated to the win position following the disqualification of My Gal Betty, who crossed the wire first, in Saturday’s $100,000 My Dear Stakes, at Woodbine….

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