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WEB

By | October 23, 2019

  SOVEREIGN AWARD NEWS MEDIA FINALISTS NAMED and AMANDA ERWIN is OUTSTANDING GROOM Amanda Erwin leads in Wando – Woodbine photo                             THOROUGHBLOG and CANADIAN THOROUGHBRED MAGAZINE are well represented in the Media Fonalists for the 2018 Sovereign Awards. Stories by editor Dave Briggs (Pink… Read More »

CIRCUITS

By | October 23, 2019

WOODBINE STAKES RACES TOTAL $16 MILLION Woodbine Mile returns to $1 million purse The inner turf at Woodbine – 1973 – the great SECRETARIAT! Woodbine/M Burns photo The 2019 stakes schedule at Woodbine, worth some $16 million and on par with last year, is highlighted by the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate on June 29.… Read More »

TRAIN

By | October 23, 2019

WOODBINE BACKSTRETCH OPENS Peter Walder returns, Mike Maker stable out This will be the scene soon on the Woodbine backstretch; horses can ship in Tuesday. Woodbine photo It will be windy, cold and probably a fair bit icy but horsepeople in Ontario are eager to get back to work. The Woodbine backstretch opens Monday for set -up and… Read More »

MARCH

By | October 23, 2019

WOODBINE COULD SEE LOOOCH THIS SEASON Peter Walder – Gulfstream photo Trainer Peter Walder hopes to bring Ron Paolucci horses north Canadian racing fans may get to see some horses of popular American owner Ron Paolucci this year at Woodbine. Trainer Peter Walder recently paid a visit to Woodbine and the racing department to map out plans to… Read More »

YOUTH

By | October 23, 2019

  YES, SHE WON AGAIN! 23 Grade 1’s, 31 straight wins for WINX Essentially there was just one horse in the field that WINX met last night for the Grade 1 Chipping Norton  as the other starters were stablemates and apparently they were well out-matched. Poor old HAPPY CLAPPER, a tough gelding who has chased Winx almost a… Read More »

SUNDAY UPDATE

By | October 23, 2019

SATURDAY WRAP-UP – IN BRIEF Monday’s Thoroughblog and –enews mailing (for subscribers) will have more on the weekend racing and other features but here are quick hits: CODE OF HONOR is back on the Kentucky Derby trail with his win in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth and a 95 Beyer Speed Figure. The Will Farish homebred is… Read More »

ONLINE

By | October 23, 2019

Mighty MELMICH flies for 2nd in Grade 2 McDiarmida Helena is the ‘One‘ Canadian/Ontario bred HOLY HELENA won the Grade 3 The Very One stakes for the second straight year – Gulfstream Park photo On the Canadian front this past weekend, HOLY HELENA (Ghostzapper) got back into winning form with a win in the Grade 3 The Very One, a… Read More »