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Witwatersrand Pours It On Late In Mazarine

Witwatersrand, under an enterprising ride from Patrick Husbands, took top prize in the $150,000 Mazarine Stakes (G3), Saturday at Woodbine. The 1 1/16-mile main track event attracted a field of six 2-year-old fillies, including Gary Barber’s Witwatersrand, a daughter of Connect, bred in Kentucky by G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and trained by dual hall of […]

Woodbine Hosting Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races On Saturday’s Turf Champions Day

Automatic Breeders’ Cup berths are on the line as compelling editions of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile, bet365 Summer Stakes, and Johnnie Walker Natalma Stakes headline Saturday’s Turf Champions Day card of racing at Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario. The 27th running of the Mile, worth $1 million and contested over the world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course, has […]

Dream Shake Earns First Stakes Win In Connaught Cup, Survives Foul Claim

Michael Stidham trainee Dream Shake notched his second straight score at Woodbine, taking Sunday’s $175,000 Connaught Cup (G2) . With Rafael Hernandez in the irons, Dream Shake broke sharply and tracked longshot leader Roaring Forties from second through early opening splits of :22.92 and :45.23 in the seven-furlong trek for 3-year-olds and up over a […]

Kaukokaipuu Wins Queenston, Stamps Himself As Horse To Watch For King’s Plate

Kaukokaipuu rallied impressively to take the $125,000 Queenston Stakes, Sunday afternoon at Woodbine. Fresh off a 9 ¼-length maiden-breaking win at seven panels on May 20, Kaukokaipuu (a Finnish term meaning ‘wanderlust’) was equally impressive in his first stakes test, powering by a pair of rivals late to win the seven-furlong feature for 3-year-olds foaled […]

Ticker Tape Home Dominates Fury Stakes

Live Oak Plantation’s Ticker Tape Home took the early lead and then toyed with her rivals en route to top prize in the $125,000 Fury Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine. After tackling some tough rivals in a pair of stakes in Florida earlier in the year, Ticker Tape Home looked right at home in her […]

Twin City Prevails In Tight Finish In King Corrie; Connections Eye King’s Plate

Twin City, who has come out on the losing end of a photo finish in multiple races, flipped the script in the $116,000 King Corrie Stakes on Sunday at Woodbine. After settling for second in four races last year, three of them by the slimmest of margins, the son of Klimt out of Minnie Apple […]

Ryder Ryder Ryder Dominates Ruling Angel Rivals By Wide Margin

Ryder Ryder Ryder, under Patrick Husbands, cruised to victory in the $100,000 Ruling Angel Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine. Making her first start of the season, the Mark Casse trainee looked in mid-season form in the seven-furlong Tapeta race for 3-year-old fillies, gliding to an impressive seventh-length score. Collecting Flatter and Renegade Rebel threw down […]

Champion South African Jockey Munger Makes A Great First Impression At Woodbine

Ryan Munger couldn’t have scripted the moment any better. As he walked out of the Woodbine jockeys’ room for the first race on May 6 at Woodbine, the champion jockey who had already made a name for himself competing in his native South Africa and in Singapore, imagined what it would be like to make […]

Supplemented New York Thunder Romps Unchallenged To Woodstock Triumph At Woodbine

Kentucky-bred New York Thunder made it three straight scores to start his career after romping to victory in the $133,250 Woodstock Stakes for 3-year-olds on Sunday at Woodbine. Ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr., New York Thunder, making his 3-year-old debut, was sent off as the 1-5 choice in the six-furlong Tapeta race, and thoroughly dominated […]

Jill Jitterburg Lands Woodbine’s Star Shoot Via DQ

Jill Jitterburg, trained and bred by Ryan Walsh for owner Anne Walsh, finished second, but was elevated to top spot in the $126,250 Star Shoot Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Woodbine. Ridden by Sahin Civaci, Jill Jitterbug, the even-money choice in the six-furlong Tapeta race, crossed the wire second by […]