News: Canadian Thoroughbred

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…

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition filed a lawsuit against the federal government regarding violations of sections of the Health of Animals Regulations.

Canadian Government Sued Over Transport of Horses for Meat

Last fall, the not-for-profit animal protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC), filed for judicial review in the Federal Court. The lawsuit challenges violations of two sections of the Health of Animals Regulations (HAR) and names the Minister of…

The life cycle of the blacklegged (or deer) tick (shown ~5x life size), Ixodes scapularis.

Study to Determine Prevalence of Tick-Borne Infections in Ontario Horses

A study led by Dr. Luis Arroyo at the Ontario Veterinary College set out to determine the prevalence of Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis in the Ontario horse population, and to identify geographic risk factors for the tick-borne infections. The research…

Mr. Hustle and jockey Rafael Hernandez winning the $100,000 Victoria Stakes on Sunday, July 7 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Mr. Hustle Claims the Victoria Stakes at Woodbine

Jockey Rafael Hernandez completed a sweep of the two-year-old stakes races at Woodbine this weekend when the Roger Attfield-trained Mr. Hustle took Sunday’s featured $100,000 Victoria Stakes. The popular Attfield student hustled out of the gate with a brief lead…

Fast Scene and jockey Rafael Hernandez winning the $100,000 My Dear Stakes on Saturday, July 6 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Fast Scene delivers in My Dear Stakes at Woodbine

Fresh off a successful career debut in mid-June at Woodbine, two-year-old filly Fast Scene returned to the Toronto Tapeta and delivered as the even-money favourite in Saturday’s featured $100,000 My Dear Stakes over 5-1/2 furlongs. Despite being a step slow…

Fast Scene, pictured winning on June 15 at Woodbine, is one of the eight rivals Reiterate will face in Saturday’s My Dear Stakes. Michael Burns Photo

Reiterate Looks for Added-Money Win in My Dear Stakes

Gabe Grossberg’s two-year-old filly Reiterate, trained by Hall of Famer Mark Casse, will contest her second consecutive added-money event when she goes postward in Saturday’s $100,000 My Dear Stakes at Woodbine. Bred in Florida by John Penn, Reiterate comes into…

Mr. Hustle, in rein to Rafael Hernandez, winning his career debut on June 16 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Mr. Hustle Aims for Victoria Stakes Wins this Weekend

Mr. Hustle, a two-year-old son of Declaration of War, hopes for another head-turning effort, this time in Sunday’s $100,000 Victoria Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Hall of Famer Roger Attfield, the Kentucky-bred arrives at the 5 ½-furlong Victoria off a…

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