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Ontario Bred Ironstone Headlines Armata Duo in Gr. 3 Ontario Derby

2022-10-21T10:52:56-04:00October 21, 2022|

TORONTO, October 20, 2022 – The Grade 3 $150,000 Ontario Derby, for 3-year-olds, and the $125,000 Ontario Damsel, for 3-year-old fillies, co-headline Sunday’s 10-race card at Woodbine. Trainer Willie Armata and his father, fellow conditioner Vito Armata, each have a legitimate contender in the Ontario Derby, a 1 1/8-mile main track tilt that includes multiple Read more

Heritage Series Stakes Action Set For Friday At Woodbine

2022-10-20T12:41:21-04:00October 20, 2022|

TORONTO, October 20, 2022 – The third leg of Ontario Racing’s Thoroughbred Improvement Program’s Ontario Sire Heritage Series, the $100,000 Thunder Bay for three-year-old fillies, and $100,000 Lake Superior for three-year-old colts and geldings, share the spotlight on Friday afternoon’s card at Woodbine Racetrack. Nine fillies, including series leader, Pleasure’s Gold, will take to the Read more

Wickenheiser has tough acts to follow in Princess Elizabeth

2022-10-14T12:10:09-04:00October 14, 2022|

TORONTO, October 14, 2022 — Wickenheiser will be trying to honour her namesake and to emulate one particular stablemate when she faces nine other Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies in Sunday’s $250,000, 1 1/16-mile Princess Elizabeth Stakes. Owned by Clay Scherer and Al and Bill Ulwelling and Partner, Wickenheiser was named after Hayley Wickenheiser, whose many honours Read more

Familiar faces, new names square off in Breeders’ Stakes

2022-09-29T16:46:07-04:00September 29, 2022|

TORONTO, September 29, 2022 – Nine 3-year-olds, including four who contested the Queen’s Plate, will go postward this Sunday at Woodbine in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third jewel in the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The final jewel of the tri-surface series for Canadian-bred sophomores concludes on the world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course with the longest leg at Read more

Lucky Score rockets to Vigil Stakes victory

2022-09-26T13:49:12-04:00September 25, 2022|

TORONTO, September 25, 2022 – Lucky Score, under Leo Salles, was full of run late to take Sunday’s Grade 3 $180,000 Vigil Stakes at Woodbine. A 4-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky-Miss Matzo, Lucky Score arrived at the 6-furlong main track race for 3-year-olds and up without a stakes score on his stat sheet. On a rainy afternoon Read more

Ancient Spirit enjoys Victorian Queen green scene

2022-09-26T13:49:36-04:00September 24, 2022|

TORONTO, September 24, 2022 – Ancient Spirit, under Rafael Hernandez, seized control at the top of the lane en route to victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Victorian Queen Stakes, for 2-year-old Ontario-sired fillies, at Woodbine. Trained by Sid Attard for owner-breeder Howie Walton (Norseman Racing Stable), the daughter of Signature Red-Gemini arrived at the ‘about’ 7-furlong Read more

Poulin in O T comes up gold in Bull Page

2022-09-26T13:50:00-04:00September 24, 2022|

TORONTO, September 24, 2022 – Poulin in O T stickhandled his way to a gritty win in the $100,000 Bull Page Stakes, an ‘about’ 7-furlong grass event for Ontario-sired 2-year-old colts and geldings, Saturday at Woodbine. A son of Reload-Town Dance, Poulin in O T, with Patrick Husbands in the irons, broke sharply from the Read more