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Strong-Finishing Sister Seagull Wears Down Pacesetter Late For Bison City Win

It appeared Sister Seagull had run out of runway, but the 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun found a way to land herself in the winner’s circle at the finish of the $250,000 Bison City Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. Bred by Sean Fitzhenry, who co-owns with his wife Dorothy, Sister Seagull finished second to major Queen’s […]

War Bomber Upsets In Gate-To-Wire Seagram Cup Blitz

Bruno Schickedanz’s War Bomber, sent off at 18-1, led every step of the way to take the $159,000 Seagram Cup (G3) for 3-year-olds and up Sunday at Woodbine. Under Sahin Civaci, War Bomber took charge from the outset of the 1 1/16-mile main track event, rushing to the lead as Clayton followed in second, and […]

‘Primed And Ready’: Favorite Lady Speightspeare Takes Woodbine’s Trillium

Lady Speightspeare, under Emma-Jayne Wilson, was full of run late in taking the $158,200 Trillium Stakes (G3) for fillies and mares Saturday at Woodbine. Sent off as the even-money choice in the 1 1/16-mile main track race, Lady Speightspeare, a 4-year-old daughter of Speightstown out of Lady Shakespeare, by Theatrical, tracked in fourth through opening […]

Secret Reserve Charges Through Opening, Earns First Graded Win In Bold Venture

Secret Reserve, a 4-year-old son of Giant Gizmo, emerged from the pack to take the $181,100 Bold Venture (G3) for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Woodbine. It was multiple stakes winner Nobals who took control early in the 6 ½-furlong dash over the Woodbine Tapeta, as Roaring Forties settled into second, Outadore sat third, and […]

Full Fields Of 14, 13 Runners Drawn For Saturday’s Grade 3 Stakes At Woodbine

A pair of Grade 3 events, the $150,000 Bold Venture and $150,000 Trillium, co-headline Saturday’s 11-race card at Woodbine. Set at 6 ½ furlongs over the Woodbine Tapeta, the Bold Venture, for 3-year-olds and up, has attracted 14 starters, including Candy Overload. A 4-year-old son of Reload-Mini Candy, the bay, trained by Krista Cole-Simpson, who […]

Woodbine Updates Weekend Pick 5 Guaranteed Pools

Effective this Saturday, Aug. 6, the Pick 5 guarantee at Woodbine Racecourse will increase to $100,000 on Saturdays and Sundays. In keeping with Woodbine’s commitment to offer horseplayers a full complement of attractive wagering options, Woodbine has announced that the Pick 5 guarantee will stand at $100,000 for Saturdays and Sundays (post time for both […]

‘She Saw The Daylight And Just Ran Off’: Wakanaka Dispatches Rivals In Early Stretch, Rolls Home In Dance Smartly

Irish-bred Wakanaka, trained by Bill Mott, looked right at home on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, taking all the spoils in the $204,400 Dance Smartly Stakes (G2) Sunday at Woodbine. It was another Irish-bred, Fev Rover, who zipped up the rail to seize control of the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares as Inthewinnerscircle […]

Sans Hind Shoes, Moira Romps To Commanding Woodbine Oaks Triumph

Moira, under Rafael Hernandez, made it look easy in taking the 67th running of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks for Canadian-bred fillies Sunday at Woodbine. Trained by Kevin Attard for owner X-Men Racing LLC, Madaket Stables LLC, and SF Racing LLC, Moira took the lead around the turn for home and then easily glided away from […]

Hazelbrook Springs 26-1 Upset In Hendrie Stakes At Woodbine

Hazelbrook, the second longest shot on the tote board, earned her first stakes victory in taking Sunday’s $156,900 Hendrie Stakes (G3), a 6 ½-furlong Tapeta sprint for fillies and mares at Woodbine. Trained by Lorne Richards for owner True North Stable, Hazelbrook, a 4-year-old daughter of Bayern out of Zaphia, by Bernstein, was making her […]

Sunday’s Dance Smartly Kicks Off Woodbine’s Ladies Of The Lawn Series

Eight horses will go postward in the Grade 2, $200,000 Dance Smartly Stakes on Sunday at Woodbine, the first of three premier turf races for fillies and mares that comprise the bonus-laden Ladies of the Lawn Series. Launched in 2019, this year’s series offers a $250,000 bonus to the owner of the horse that wins […]