News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Churchill Downs has announced a series of initiatives to improve safety protocols and procedures for horses and jockeys

Churchill Downs Announces New Safety Measures

Churchill Downs has announced a series of initiatives to improve safety protocols and procedures for horses and jockeys ahead of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, May 4, 2019. These include creating an independent, national Office of Racing Integrity…

There’s a new tapeworm in Ontario infecting dogs that consume infected rodents and/or feces from coyotes and foxes. While the infection can be passed to humans, the risk to horses appears to be low.

Are Horses at Risk of Infection from New Ontario Tapeworm?

A tapeworm that can infect dogs and humans has shown up in Ontario, leaving horse owners wondering if their equine partners are also at risk. The Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm is spread by coyotes and foxes that eat infected rodents, like…

Sister Peacock and jockey Jesse Campbell winning the $100,000 Star Shoot Stakes on Sunday, April 21. Michael Burns Photo

Sister Peacock Takes Star Shoot Stakes From Gate to Wire

Sister Peacock and jockey Jesse Campbell led gate-to-wire in Sunday’s $100,000 Star Shoot Stakes for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack. Owned by Brent & Russell McLellan and trainer Stuart Simon, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Real Solution was a 1-1/4 length…

Shakopee Town and jockey Alan Garcia winning the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (Grade 3) on Opening Day of the 2019 Thoroughbred meet, Saturday, April 20.

Shakopee Town wins first stakes event of Woodbine 2019 season

And they’re off… The 2019 Thoroughbred meet kicked off on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack and trainer Kevin Attard picked up where he left off as Shakopee Town was victorious in the first stakes event of the season. Attard, who…

Intanga Rose winning on September 14, 2018 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Intanga Rose shoots for the stars in Star Shoot Stakes at Woodbine

Stronach Stables’ homebred Intanga Rose shoots for the stars in Sunday’s $100,000 Star Shoot Stakes during opening weekend at Woodbine. A daughter of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and 2013 Dubai World Cup champ Animal Kingdom, Intanga Rose was a perfect…

Wonder Gadot claimed both the Horse of the Year and Champion Three-Year-Old Filly titles at the 2018 Sovereign Awards. Photo by Michael Burns

2018 Sovereign Awards Winners Revealed

The Jockey Club of Canada hosted the 44th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Vaughan’s elegant Chateau Le Jardin. The top three finalists in each category are determined by the online ballots of the Jockey Club…

Yet another positive result for Equine Infectious Anemia has been confirmed in Saskatchewan.

Eighth Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in Saskatchewan

Yet another positive result for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) has been confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s national reference laboratory for a horse in Saskatchewan. This is the eighth case in the province since February. These have involved horses…

Whimsical Stakes Woodbine’s 2019 Thoroughbred season opens on Saturday, April 20. Michael Burns Photo

Shakopee Town Makes Canadian Debut in Whimsical Stakes

Shakopee Town, a homebred for Bill and Al Ulwelling, makes her Canadian debut in the $125,000 Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes presented by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, on Saturday, Opening Day of the 2019 Woodbine Thoroughbred meet. A four-time winner from 10…

Bred by the late Dr. Michael Colterjohn’s Paradox Farms, Lexie Lou is being inducted into the 2019 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in the Female Horse category.

Stellar Class of 2019 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Inductees

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2019. Six people and four horses have been elected from an extremely deep ballot of candidates. The Induction Ceremonies will…

The Josie Carroll-trained colt Avie’s Flatter winning the 2018 Cup and Saucer Stakes at Woodbine. Michael Burns Photo

Josie Carroll Joins Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

She loves racing, has a passion for horses and is great at winning not just any race, but the historic races such as the Queen’s Plate. It should therefore come as no surprise that veteran horse conditioner Josie Carroll finds…

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