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WOODBINE SELECTIONS: SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2019

BEST BET:  BIG MAMBA – RACE 1 LONGSHOT – HARPER PM – RACE 10   RACE 1- 5 fur maiden optional 2-6-1-3 2 – BIG MAMBA – From the Francine Villeneuve stable that won  3 of first 4 of its…

SOVEREIGN AWARDS 2018

WONDER-FUL NIGHT Tears and many cheers for some amazing horses and great horsepeople                               SOVEREIGN AWARD WINNERS 2018 – Vote totals and more JOCKEY CLUB OF…

GOOD

THEY’RE AT THE POST! Woodbine’s 64th racing season gets underway Saturday, post time 1 p.m., with a card of 10 races including the Grade 3 WHIMSICAL STAKES at 6 furlongs for fillies and mares. The race is sponsored by Irish…

BUILD UP

SOVEREIGN AWARDS/WOODBINE OPENING The 64th Woodbine Thoroughbred season opens Saturday and from  a walk around the backstretch this weekend one could feel the excitement ready to burst from the dedicated grooms, exercise riders, hotwalkers and trainers who work with our…

SET

  HORSEPEOPLE VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT RACE-DAY MEDICATION BAN Nearly 100 participants in the Ontario Thoroughbred industry attended an information session held by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission at Woodbine on Saturday morning. Horsepeople were generally unhappy about the directive issued…

SATURDAY NEWS

SATURDAY MORNING UPDATES:  Arkansas Derby will likely be run on a very sloppy track today, the last major Kentucky Derby stakes ‘prep’. At Keeneland, Canadian owned ANOTHERTWISTAFATE must win the Lexington Stakes at 1 1/16 miles to be assured a…

SCORES

SATURDAY INFORMATION SESSION ON RACE-DAY MEDICATION BAN IN ONTARIO The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is holding an information session regarding the upcoming race-day medication ban, this weekend at Woodbine. Since AGCO released Thoroughbred Directive No. 1: Standards, the Horsemen’s…

SUMMIT

  MICKEY WALLS, JOSIE CARROLL, BORY MARGOLUS AND LEXIE LOU AMONG CHRHF INDUCTEES The Class of 2019 to be inducted August 7 at Mississauga Convention Centre   Mickey Walls – riding sensation                  …

BLOSSOM

KEENELAND 2-YEAR-OLD SALE TUESDAY                 Keeneland hosted a large crowd of potential buyers for Monday’s Preview Show held in advance of today’s April Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale. The…

GREY AREA

 WOODBINE NEWS: UNBEATEN FILLIES FOR STAR SHOOT Grade 3 Whimsical matches Silent Sonet and Shakopee Town The Woodbine season begins Saturday April 20, day one of 133 dates and two days after the Sovereign Awards ceremony honouring the 2018 champions….

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