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Artie’s Princess rules in the Ballade

2022-06-27T09:48:02-04:00June 27, 2022|

TORONTO, June 26, 2022 – Artie’s Princess, under Patrick Husbands, made it look easy in taking the $101,600 Ballade Stakes, for Ontario-sired fillies and mares, four-years-old and up on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Sent off as the 3-5 choice in the six-furlong race Artie’s Princess was hustled to the rail by Husbands, as multiple stakes Read more

Hello Friends and Welcome to the Ballade Stakes

2022-06-25T11:09:22-04:00June 25, 2022|

TORONTO, June 25, 2022 – Sport brings people together over shared passions and interests. Hello Friends, a competitor in tomorrow’s Ballade Stakes for Ontario Sired Fillies and Mares four-year-olds and up, tells a tale of new friends through an intersection of baseball and horse racing. The daughter of Court Vision is a Maggie Leblanc homebred 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