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The Minkster wins the Queenston to remain undefeated

2022-06-14T09:52:32-04:00June 14, 2022|

The Minkster, under David Moran, made his three-year-old debut a winning one, taking the $125,000 Queenston Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. ​ ​A seven-furlong sprint for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds, the Queenston is one of the key prep races leading up to the $1 million Queen’s Plate on August 21. ​ ​If today’s race was any indication as Read more

Path to the Queen’s Plate heats up with Queenston Stakes

2022-06-11T10:01:46-04:00June 11, 2022|

The $125,000 Queenston Stakes, a key prep on the road to this year’s Queen’s Plate (August 21), takes the spotlight on Sunday’s 10-race card at Woodbine. ​ ​ ​The seven-furlong Queenston, for three-year-olds, foaled in Canada, has attracted some top contenders hoping for a shot at Plate glory, including undefeated The Minkster. ​ ​Tabbed as Read more

Belmont Stakes Festival – Ontario Bred Preview

2022-06-09T10:25:36-04:00June 9, 2022|

The New York Racing Association’s Belmont Racing Festival gets underway Thursday June 9, and concludes Saturday, June 11 with the Belmont Stakes. Over the three days there will 17 stakes races and a whopping eight Grade 1 races on Saturday, including the Belmont Stakes. Ontario Bred horses will be featured on all three race days. Read more

Artie’s Storm reigns supreme in Grade 2 Stella Artois Eclipse

2022-06-07T09:55:24-04:00June 7, 2022|

Artie’s Storm stormed home to take Sunday’s Grade 2 $201,950 Stella Artois Eclipse Stakes at Woodbine. ​ ​Prior to the running of the Eclipse, jockey David Moran forecasted a strong showing from the multiple stakes winning son of We Miss Artie-Tiz Stormy Now. ​ ​Under ideal conditions at the Toronto oval, four-year-old Artie’s Storm, owned and Read more

Ontario Bred Messier looks to Make Mark at Derby

2022-05-06T15:10:39-04:00May 6, 2022|

Ontario bred Messier putting in a workout leading into the 2022 Kentucky Derby. Photo by Tom Ryan Tom Ryan is quite happy to channel his inner Canadian leading up to the Kentucky Derby. ​ ​The man behind SF Racing, and part-owner of Derby hopeful Messier, wasn’t born in Canada, but he does have some notable Read more

Two Triple Crown Eligible Ontario Bred Colts Set to Make Three-Year-Old Debuts in Woodstock

2022-05-01T10:26:03-04:00May 1, 2022|

Image: Ironstone wins 2021 Clarendon Stakes (Michael Burns Photo) Silent Runner, a son of 2021 Top Ontario Sire Silent Name (JPN), and Ironstone a 2021 Sovereign Award Champion Two-Year-Old Nominee, are among the field of nine vying for the $125,000 Woodstock on Sunday May 1 at Woodbine. The Woodstock – contested by three-year-olds over six-furlongs Read more

Flashback: 2021 Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence Finalists

2022-03-15T10:15:25-04:00March 15, 2022|

(Miss Speedy / Rafael Hernandez - Michael Burns Photo) With foaling season in full swing in Ontario, and the newest crop of Ontario Sired foals arriving, we are looking back at the 2021 Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence finalists. Nine different Ontario breeders received awards ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 after their two and three-year-old Read more