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‘Knowing How Far This Horse Has Come’ Leads To Picture-Perfect First Win For Trainer Jennifer Stein

Jennifer Stein was, at least outwardly, far less restrained than those standing behind her, and the jockey aboard the eye-catching chestnut colt. Standing in the owner’s box in the Woodbine grandstand for the first race on Nov. 27, the trainer of Thebackstretchdude, a son of Old Forester, watched intently as the gates opened on a […]

Kimura Takes Woodbine Jockey Title, Casse Tops Trainer Standings

Kazushi Kimura earned his second consecutive Woodbine jockey crown with 152 wins at the meet, which concluded Sunday while his mounts earned combined purses of US$6,786,062. Born in Hokkaido, Kimura joined the Woodbine jockey colony as a 19-year-old apprentice in 2018 and made a strong first impression. He finished his first Woodbine campaign sixth in […]

Avoman Prevails In Hard-Fought Battle In Steady Growth On Woodbine’s Closing Day

Avoman, sent off at 13-1, pulled out all the stops to win Sunday’s $100,000 Steady Growth Stakes, the headliner on the final card of the 2022 Woodbine Thoroughbred season. Lac Macaza, also at 13-1, broke sharply and took the lead in the 1 1/16-mile Tapeta race for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds and up, while Justin Stein, aboard […]

‘I Guess She Likes The Cold’: Il Malocchio Captures La Prevoyante For Second Consecutive Stakes Win At Woodbine

Il Malocchio, who has developed a penchant for heating up in cold weather, made it consecutive stakes wins after taking Saturday’s $100,500 La Prevoyante at Woodbine. Trained by Martin Drexler, the bay arrived at the 1 1/16-mile Tapeta event for Ontario-sired fillies and mares off an outstanding effort in the 1 ¼-mile Maple Leaf Stakes (G3) on […]

Steady Growth Stakes Highlights 14-Race Closing Day Card At Woodbine

The $100,000 Steady Growth, a 1 1/16-mile main track stakes for Ontario-sired stakes 3-year-olds and upward, headlines the final live race card of the 2022 Thoroughbred season, Sunday at Woodbine. Multiple stakes winner Dun Drum, a 6-year-old son of Bold n’ Flashy, brings a record of 6-2-4 from 31 starts into his latest test. Owned […]

Woodbine: ‘Honest Filly’ Strega Headlines Saturday’s La Prevoyante

Strega goes for her second straight stakes score in Saturday’s $100,000 La Prevoyante, the feature race on Woodbine’s 13-race card. The daughter of Silent Name (JPN), trained by Kevin Attard for Lani Bloodstock LLC, arrives at the 1 1/16-mile main track race for Ontario-sired fillies, 3-year-olds and up, off an impressive victory in the Ashbridges […]

Watch: A Story Fit For A King And Queen

It’s an iconic sporting spectacle, an event steeped in history, tradition, and excellence, one with many compelling chapters already written, but exciting new ones still to be added. When Scott Trapasso, who holds the reins of Director with Media That Matters, undertook the task of creating a video to herald the renaming and rebranding of […]

Extra Distance Should Benefit Brazilian-Bred Novo Sol In Woodbine’s Valedictory

The Grade 3, $150,000 Valedictory Stakes, set for 1 ½ miles on the Tapeta this Sunday at Woodbine, has attracted 12 starters, including Novo Sol (BRZ). The marathon test, for 3-year-olds and up, will mark the 19th career start for the 5-year-old son of Agnes Gold (JPN), who was a narrowly beaten runner-up in last […]

Woodbine: Pair Of $150,000 2-Year-Old Stakes Highlight Saturday Card

A pair of $150,000 2-year-old stakes, the Clarendon and Shady Well, share the spotlight on Saturday’s 11-race card at Woodbine. Each set for six furlongs over the Tapeta, the Shady Well (2-year-old fillies) and Clarendon (2-year-olds), both for Ontario-bred or Ontario-sired rookies, have drawn six and five starters, respectively. Owned by Borders Racing Stable Ltd. […]