Ontario Sire Heritage Series wraps up with Ashbridges Bay and Lake Ontario Stakes

2022-11-21T09:18:43-05:00November 21, 2022|

TORONTO, November 18, 2022 – The Ontario Sire Heritage Series concluded Friday at Woodbine with Strega winning the $100,000 Ashbridges Bay Stakes and Full Screen taking the $100,000 Lake Ontario Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile main track events, the Lake Ontario for Ontario Sired 3-year-old colts and geldings, and the Ashbridges Bay, for Ontario Sired 3-year-old Read more

Ontario Sire Heritage Series Finals Go Friday at Woodbine

2022-11-15T16:18:33-05:00November 15, 2022|

TORONTO, November 15, 2022 – A pair of stakes, the $100,000 Ashbridges Bay, and $100,000 Lake Ontario, co-headline Friday afternoon’s card at Woodbine. The 1 1/16-mile Tapeta events are the curtain-closers for the eight-leg stakes Ontario Sire Heritage Series, held at Woodbine and Fort Erie racetracks. Ontario Racing and its Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) Committee Read more

Ontario Racing’s Mare Purchase Program Back for $800,000

2022-11-07T12:03:09-05:00November 7, 2022|

TORONTO, November 7, 2022 – Ontario Racing’s Thoroughbred Improvement Program’s (TIP) Mare Purchase Program (MPP) is back in time for the upcoming breeding stock sales, with a total budget of $800,000.  The MPP provides Ontario residents who purchase an in-foal mare at a recognized public auction outside of Ontario, a rebate of 50 per cent Read more

Twin City seeks Coronation Futurity coronation

2022-11-04T11:27:47-04:00November 4, 2022|

TORONTO, November 3, 2022 – Twin City, trained and co-owned by Stuart Simon, will take aim at top prize in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity, Sunday at Woodbine. The 1 1/8-mile Tapeta event for Canadian-foaled 2-year-olds is a significant race on the road to the 164th running of the Queen’s Plate, the first jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Read more

Ontario Bred Ironstone Headlines Armata Duo in Gr. 3 Ontario Derby

2022-10-21T10:52:56-04:00October 21, 2022|

TORONTO, October 20, 2022 – The Grade 3 $150,000 Ontario Derby, for 3-year-olds, and the $125,000 Ontario Damsel, for 3-year-old fillies, co-headline Sunday’s 10-race card at Woodbine. Trainer Willie Armata and his father, fellow conditioner Vito Armata, each have a legitimate contender in the Ontario Derby, a 1 1/8-mile main track tilt that includes multiple Read more

Heritage Series Stakes Action Set For Friday At Woodbine

2022-10-20T12:41:21-04:00October 20, 2022|

TORONTO, October 20, 2022 – The third leg of Ontario Racing’s Thoroughbred Improvement Program’s Ontario Sire Heritage Series, the $100,000 Thunder Bay for three-year-old fillies, and $100,000 Lake Superior for three-year-old colts and geldings, share the spotlight on Friday afternoon’s card at Woodbine Racetrack. Nine fillies, including series leader, Pleasure’s Gold, will take to the Read more

Wickenheiser has tough acts to follow in Princess Elizabeth

2022-10-14T12:10:09-04:00October 14, 2022|

TORONTO, October 14, 2022 — Wickenheiser will be trying to honour her namesake and to emulate one particular stablemate when she faces nine other Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies in Sunday’s $250,000, 1 1/16-mile Princess Elizabeth Stakes. Owned by Clay Scherer and Al and Bill Ulwelling and Partner, Wickenheiser was named after Hayley Wickenheiser, whose many honours Read more