Poulin in O T goes for natural hat trick in Soaring Free

2022-08-18T12:24:53-04:00August 18, 2022|

TORONTO, August 18, 2022 – After a pair of top-shelf efforts, undefeated Ontario Bred Poulin in O T goes for his third straight score in the $125,000 Soaring Free Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine. The Soaring Free, a 6 ½ furlong turf sprint that’s the colt companion event to Catch a Glimpse Stakes (also on Saturday) for Read more

#QP22 Breeder Profile: Adena Springs

2022-08-16T16:12:30-04:00August 16, 2022|

Adena Springs is a legend of the horse racing industry. Frank Stronach’s program has bred and campaigned Hall of Fame horses in Canada, the United States, and around the world. Its success is driven by the simple philosophy: classic bloodlines, and classic performance. So, it is no surprise that Shamateur and Moira, the two Queen’s Read more

#QP22 Breeder Profile: The Minkster

2022-08-15T15:36:12-04:00August 15, 2022|

Toronto, August 15, 2022 - One of the more accomplished entrants in the 2022 Queen’s Plate, The Minkster has three wins at three different distances, 6 1/2 furlongs, 7 furlongs, and 1 1/8 of a mile.  These victories reflect the philosophy Lindo Hyka employed when breeding Cabriole, The Minkster’s dam, to English Channel. English Channel Read more

Sister Seagull ekes out Bison City Stakes score

2022-08-15T09:50:05-04:00August 15, 2022|

TORONTO, August 14, 2022 – It appeared Sister Seagull had run out of runway, but the 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun-Sweet Kitten found a way to land herself in the winner’s circle at the finish of the $250,000 Bison City Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. Bred by Sean Fitzhenry, who co-owns with his wife Dorothy, Sister Read more

QP22 Breeder Profile: Hunt Master

2022-08-14T12:29:18-04:00August 14, 2022|

TORONTO, August 13 – Susan Rasmussen has been breeding thoroughbreds for over 25 years. When the gate opens for the 163rd Queen’s Plate and her homebred Hunt Master breaks Openwood Stable will have its first runner in Canada’s richest race. “Hunt Master has been an exciting little horse,” said Rasmussen. “He’s not very big and Read more

Candy Reload Among Field of 14 in G3 Bold Venture

2022-08-12T12:56:44-04:00August 12, 2022|

A pair of Grade 3 events, the $150,000 Bold Venture and $150,000 Trillium, co-headline Saturday’s 11-race card at Woodbine Racetrack. Set at 6 ½ furlongs over the Woodbine Tapeta, the Bold Venture, for 3-year-olds and up, has attracted 14 starters, including Candy Overload by Ontario Sire Reload. A 4-year-old son of Mini Candy, the bay, Read more

#QP22 Breeder Profile: Duke of Love

2022-08-10T16:25:10-04:00August 10, 2022|

TORONTO, August 10 – In horse racing the term ‘connections’ refers to the trainer, owner, jockey, and anyone connected to a horse. For the breeding partnership behind Queen’s Plate runner Duke of Love, connections through Sam-Son Farm, brought the group together. David Whitford is the former General Manager of Sam-Son Farm, and Tom Zwiesler is Read more