News: Canadian Thoroughbred

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Seductively captures Whimsical Stakes

TORONTO – Kinghaven Farms homebred Seductively kicked off her four-year-old campaign in style, winning the April 15th Grade 3, $155,800 Whimsical Stakes at Woodbine by 2 1/4 lengths. The six-furlong Polytrack event was the second career stakes triumph for the…

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Another Win for Jambalaya

March 31 – Canada’s Jambalaya has made it two-in-a-row in the Sunshine State. The five-year-old captured the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Breeders’ Cup on February 24, and on Saturday took the Grade 1, $150,000 Bulleit Bourbon Pan American Handicap over…

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Carroll Wins Two on Woodbine’s Opening Day Card

Toronto – Josie Carroll became the first female trainer to win a Queen’s Plate when Edenwold scored in the 2006 edition of the race. What she’ll wholly accomplish in 2007 is still to be determined, but she’s off to a…

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Jim McAleney Sidelined After Accident

TORONTO, March 29 – Jockey Jim McAleney, who has ranked in the top five at Woodbine the past five years, is sidelined indefinitely after a morning training accident. The Ancaster, Ontario resident, who won a career-best 113 races in 2006…

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Cat’s At Home

Windfields Farm is deeply saddened to announce that leading 2006 freshman sire Cat’s At Home died suddenly on March 24 at the Oshawa farm. Bred and raced by E.P. Evans, the 10-year-old son of Tabasco Cat out of Mr. Evans’…

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Elajjud, by Dayjur out of Aisha, by Alydar, was humanely euthanized the morning of March 18th, 2007 after an apparent paddock accident. Following a year where Elujjud had been one of the leading stallion in Canada in several important categories…

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2007 Thoroughbred Improvement Program worth $9.3 Million

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) is pleased to announce the release of the 2007 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP).  This coming after negotiations with Woodbine Entertainment Group, Fort Erie Racetrack, the HBPA and the approval of the industry regulator…

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Queen’s Plate Winterbook odds

Two highly regarded three-time winners, one based in the United States, the other in Canada, are the early favourites for the 2007  Queen’s Plate. Two years ago, it was U.S.-based runners who stole the Queen’s Plate spotlight, as Wild Desert…

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Support for the Ban of Toe Grabs

A special committee on shoeing and hoof care that was formed coming out of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is calling for a ban of toe grabs with a height greater than four millimeters on the front horseshoes…

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Horse Genome Assembled

BETHESDA, Md. – The first draft of the horse genome sequence has been deposited in public databases and is freely available for use by biomedical and veterinary researchers around the globe, leaders of the international Horse Genome Sequencing Project announced…

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