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ICONIC

WINVIEW FARMS (formerly Gardiner Farms) is owned by Joe Guerrieri. The farm recently welcomed new Ontario stallion SEATTLE SERENADE and has hundreds of racehorses of all ages.Coming up in the next issue of Canadian Thoroughbred magazine – a feature on…

BILL GRAHAM

WILLIAM (BILL) D. GRAHAM 1937-2019 Thoroughblog is saddened to hear the news that Bill Graham, one of the most influential builders and breeders in Canadian racing, passed away Tuesday Jan. 15. Graham, who has raised and sold some of the…

TRANSITION

“TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE” Hall of Fame Trainer Reade Baker Moves to Consulting  He developed two Horses of the Year, 13 Champions and saddled 128 stakes winners and now Reade Baker is looking for more challenges. On Jan. 15,…

MANITOBA

THE GREAT ESCAPE – MANITOBA’S SUPER MARE WINS FIRST GRADED STAKE $5,000 (Can) Manitoba yearling sale purchase Escape Clause wins Grade 3 in California with files from Santa Anita media You could almost envision the clinking of glasses, high fives…

GRADE

ESCAPE CLAUSE GETS AWAY Canadian/Manitoba darling wins Grade 3 La Canada     with files from Santa Anita media: The pride of Western Canada, Manitoba-bred Escape Clause, took full command midway around the far turn en route to a resounding…

BOOST

CANADIANS BUYING AT KEENELAND JANUARY SALE Windways purchases $175,000 mare, Ng buys graded SW Almasty Close to 20 buyers from Canada purchased horses at the recently completed Keeneland January sale. The sale offered broodmares, short yearlings and horses of racing…

YEAR

                    SOVEREIGN AWARDS – VOTING UNDERWAY Finalized ballots due Jan 21. A select group of voters across Canada have received statistical packages as a guide for voting for the 2018 Sovereign…

FLAGS

COME ON GERRY ANOTHER EXCITING ANDERSON-BRED Eyes on 2019 Queen’s Plate                             Albaugh Family’s 2-year-old (soon to be 3) COME ON GERRY led from start to finish…

MOVERS

    STEVE LYM, director of racing, LEAVING WOODBINE RACETRACK                         The news had circulated quietly several weeks before the end of the 2018 racing season; Steve Lym was…

WINTER SOLSTICE

CHRISTMAS WISH LIST FOR HORSE RACING Some are these are issues from feedback I have heard from dozens of owners and trainers throughout the racing season. Others are some fun things. If you have have some wish-list items, let Thoroughblog…

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