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#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

Ladywearsthering ready for Grade 3 Ontario Colleen engagement

2022-08-04T16:34:17-04:00August 4, 2022|

TORONTO, August 4, 2022 – Ontario Bred Ladywearsthering, who sparkled in her debut, is stepping up to stakes company in Saturday’s Grade 3 $150,000 Ontario Colleen at Woodbine Racetrack. ​ ​A Sam-Son Farm homebred, trained by Gail Cox, Ladywearsthering’s connections will hope for a duplicate effort of her career bow performance on July 2. ​ Read more

Three Ontario Breds Consigned in Saratoga Sale

2022-08-05T09:57:54-04:00July 30, 2022|

The 101st Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale is taking place August 8 and 9 in the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion. Three Ontario Breds are among the 216 select yearlings. HIP 111 – Justify-Unspurned   Breeder: Saintsbury Farm (Jay & Christine Hayden)  Consignor: Cara Bloodstock, Agent  This chestnut colt was foaled on February 13, 2021 and is Read more

British Royalty looks to reign supreme in Niagara

2022-07-28T16:24:28-04:00July 28, 2022|

TORONTO, July 27, 2022 – Ontario Bred British Royalty, a 4-year-old son of English Channel-Queen Martha, returns to Woodbine for Saturday’s $100,000 Niagara Stakes. Trained and co-owned by Barbara Minshall, the bay gelding will take on 10 rivals in the Niagara, for three-year-olds and up, at 1 ¼ miles over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, Read more

Poulin in O T leaves no doubt in Victoria Stakes

2022-07-18T09:59:45-04:00July 18, 2022|

TORONTO, July 17, 2022 – Ontario bred Poulin in O T didn’t need any late race heroics to capture Sunday’s $125,000 Victoria Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. The Steve Owens trainee, named for Canadian women’s hockey hero Marie-Philip Poulin, posted a statement 3 ¼ length victory over five rivals in the 5 ½ furlong event for Read more

Poulin in O T looks to score in Victoria Stakes

2022-07-14T15:50:54-04:00July 14, 2022|

TORONTO, July 14, 2022 – Late race heroics could be in store for Sunday’s Victoria Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. A field of six two-year-olds will go 5 ½ furlongs over the Woodbine Tapeta in the $125,000 Victoria. All six competitors have race experience with five having already visited the winner’s circle. Among those winners is Read more

Ontario Sire Heritage Series Purse Increased to $800,000

2022-07-12T11:00:57-04:00July 12, 2022|

Ontario Racing’s Thoroughbred Improvement Program Committee has continued its commitment to the Ontario Sire Heritage Series, by increasing the purse for each leg to $100,000 raising the total purse value of the Ontario Sire Heritage Series to $800,000. Established in 2021, the Ontario Sire Heritage Series is comprised of three opening legs and a $100,000 Read more