News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Armistice Day and jockey Luis Contreras winning the $100,000 Toronto Cup on Saturday, July 20 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Minshall-trained Armistice Day takes Toronto Cup at Woodbine

Back at Woodbine under the tutelage of trainer Barbara Minshall, Armistice Day lived up to expectations in Saturday’s co-featured $100,000 Toronto Cup for three-year-olds. “I’m not going to lie, I felt he was the best horse in the race,” said…

Seek and Destroy and jockey Luis Contreras winning the $125,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Grade 3) on Saturday, July 20 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Seek and Destroy destroys Ontario Colleen field at Woodbine

Woodbine invader Seek and Destroy was able to seize another Grade 3 victory as she took the $125,000 Ontario Colleen while jockey Luis Contreras completed a sweep of Saturday’s turf stakes at the Toronto oval. The Grade 3 Ontario Colleen,…

One Bad Boy won the 2019 Queen’s Plate – the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown. Photo by Michael Burns

Queen’s Plate Contenders Will Rematch in the Prince of Wales

Five contenders from the Queen’s Plate will rematch on the dirt surface at Fort Erie Race Track for the 84th Prince of Wales Stakes. The race is the 2nd Jewel in the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, to be held on…

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Oleksandra to Make Canadian Debut in Royal North Stakes

Team Valor’s Oleksandra will look to make her Canadian debut a winning one in Sunday’s Grade 2 $175,000 Royal North Stakes, at Woodbine. A promising five-year-old homebred from Animal Kingdom’s first crop in Australia, Oleksandra boasts four wins, two seconds…

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…

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