Lorena gets up late to take Zadracarta

2022-09-06T14:42:10-04:00September 4, 2022|

TORONTO, September 4, 2022 – Lorena, under Gary Boulanger, was full of run down the lane en route to victory in Sunday’s $100,800 Ontario Bred Zadracarta Stakes, at Woodbine. The Zadracarta, a 5-furlong Inner Turf event for Ontario-bred fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, went postward with 10 hopefuls, including multiple stakes winner Lorena, sent Read more

Forester’s Fortune strikes gold in hectic Vice Regent

2022-09-06T14:34:11-04:00September 3, 2022|

TORONTO, September 3, 2022 – Forester’s Fortune, at 8-1, won an eventful running of the Ontario Bred Vice Regent Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine. Trainer Rodney Barrow felt all his 5-year-old son of Old Forester-Nursery Song needed to break his stakes maiden was an ideal trip. He ended up getting the result he had hoped for, but Read more

Stormy Silence zips into Zadracarta

2022-09-02T09:58:43-04:00September 2, 2022|

TORONTO, September 1, 2022 – Stormy Silence, trained, co-bred and co-owned by Shelley Fitzgerald, will test out the stakes ranks for the first time in Sunday’s $100,000 Zadracarta at Woodbine, part of the Ontario Racing Thoroughbred Improvement Program's Registered Ontario Bred Racing Program. With two wins in as many starts, Stormy Silence, a daughter of Read more

Forester’s Fortune hunts Vice Regent gold

2022-08-31T17:36:38-04:00August 31, 2022|

TORONTO, August 31, 2022 – Multiple stakes placed Forester’s Fortune, a 5-year-old son of Old Forester-Nursery Song, takes on six rivals in Saturday’s $150,000 Vice Regent Stakes at Woodbine. Trained by Rodney Barrow, the chestnut arrives at his latest engagement, a Thoroughbred Improvement Program race for Ontario-bred 3-year-olds and up at 5 panels on the Read more

Canadian Sales Stakes grads earn top marks

2022-08-29T12:31:41-04:00August 29, 2022|

TORONTO, August 28, 2022 – Woodbine’s Sunday card of racing showcased graduates of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s sales competing for over $600,000 in purses across four stakes events. Rookies navigated 6 ½ furlongs on the Tapeta in the $202,000 Simcoe Stakes for colts and geldings, and the filly companion $201,600 Muskoka Stakes. The $100,400 Read more

Sales Credit Update For Canadian Premier Yearling Sale

2022-08-26T12:11:47-04:00August 26, 2022|

TORONTO, August 26 – Thoroughbred owners if your Ontario bred has been competing in the claiming ranks at Woodbine or Fort Erie, please check the Thoroughbred Improvement Program website for a list of sales credits eligible to be used on a yearling at the Canadian Premier Yearling Sale, on Wednesday, August 31. The sales credits Read more

Quartet of Yearling Sales Stakes Set for Sunday at Woodbine

2022-08-26T13:58:05-04:00August 25, 2022|

TORONTO, August 25, 2022 – Rookie and sophomore Canadian Premier Yearling Sale graduates will step into the Woodbine spotlight Sunday afternoon for a superfecta of stakes races totaling $600,000 in purse money. The annual Canadian Sales Stakes showcases Canadian-bred sale graduates ahead of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s yearling sale (sponsored by OLG), held on Read more

#QP22 Breeder Profile: Sam-Son Farm

2022-08-19T11:42:40-04:00August 19, 2022|

TORONTO, August 19 – You can’t tell the story of Canadian thoroughbred racing without the name Sam-Son Farm. Established in 1972 by Ernie Samuel, the legendary operation has won five Queen’s Plates, bred, and or campaigned Canadian Triple Crown winner Dance Smartly, influential sire Smart Strike, Breeders’ Cup winner Chief Bearhart, Eclipse Award winner Sky Read more

#QP22 Breeder Profile: Chiefswood Stable

2022-08-18T17:07:09-04:00August 18, 2022|

Chiefswood Stable, one of Canada’s leading owners and breeders and the nom de course of Robert and Mark Krebil, has visited the Queen’s Plate winner’s circle before. In 2004 their homebred Niigon was victorious with Hall of Fame jockey Rob Landry in the irons. At the 163rd edition of the first jewel of the Canadian Read more