#HORSERACING: “MIGHTY HEART” NAMED HORSE OF THE YEAR AT 2021 SOVEREIGN AWARDS
For a second consecutive year, MIGHTY HEART takes top honours at the Sovereign Awards, honouring the best in Canadian Horse Racing. For the first time ever, the event was held at Universal Eventspace in Vaughan. The one-eyed horse owned and bred by Larry Cordes, in 2020 went-on to beat the odds and win the Queen's Plate. His success didn't stop there and he also had a successful 2021 campaign which saw him notch two graded stake wins, the Autumn and Dominion Day Stakes, plus some big runs in ...
#HORSERACING: A PIC BY MRWILL AND MR WILL’S PRINCESS AND PRINCE’S DIARY – DECEMBER 2021
We hope your Holidays have been amazing! We know it's been a while since we've updated you on William (Mr Will) and Princess (A Pic by Mrwill) but we were so happy over the Holidays to catch-up with them!
As many of you remember, MR WILL now is retired and transitioning into his next career as a Show Jumper! Brooke Sisson has overseen his development since leaving Woodbine Racetrack and has helped him find a new forever home in Port Hope. He will be moving from his temporary home in ...
#HORSERACING: A YEAR IN HORSES 2021
True to tradition, we present to you our A YEAR IN HORSES 2021 Review! While the season at Woodbine Racetrack started a bit later this year due to Covid-19 delays, it still proved to be an action-packed abbreviated season. There was no shortage of excitement.
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While 2021 turned out to be a season without any one definitive standout star, what we did witness was some of Woodbine's greatest go on to retain their form of previous seasons, ...
#HORSERACING: BRITISH ROYALTY REIGNS SUPREME IN THE BREEDERS’ STAKES
The 130th running of the BREEDERS' STAKES took place over a yielding turf course yesterday at Woodbine Racetrack. The third and final jewel in Canada's Triple Crown of Horse Racing was won by BRITISH ROYALTY, capping-off a huge weekend for Owner Bruce Lunsford. The notable Politician, Lawyer and Businessman based out of Kentucky, also won the Grade I Woodward at Belmont with Art Collector Saturday.
The son of English Channel (who also sired top turf horse CHANNEL MAKER who win the race in ...
#HORSERACING: “TOWN CRUISE” IS TALK OF THE TOWN IN THE RICOH WOODBINE MILE
Woodbine's TURF RACING FESTIVALtook place this past weekend with two action-packed cards including four marquee Grade I races of the 2021 meet, the $600k Pattison Canadian International, the $400k Summer Stakes, the $400k Natalma Stakes and the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile. The former, traditionally contested in October, gets pushed-early to coincide with the Festival.
Wagering was healthy this past weekend, totalling a stellar $26 million. Winners of the Summer, Natalma and Woodbine ...
#HORSERACING: “HADDASSAH” VICTORIOUS IN THE 2021 PRINCE OF WALES STAKES
The 86th edition of the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, went off today at Fort Erie Racetrack as eight three-year-old horses squared-off in the 1 3/16 miles event with a purse of $400k.
With three entrants in the race, Trainer Kevin Attard took three out of the Top Four placings in the race with Owners/Breeders Al & Bill Ulwelling's HADDASSAH gamely fending-off stablemate HARLAN ESTATE to win by 1/2 a length. Canadian Racing Hall of Famer Gary ...
#TIFF21: DAY TWO SIGHTINGS: CLIFTON COLLINS JR., CLINT BENTLEY, BEN PLATT, JULIANNE MOORE AND THE CAST OF “DEAR EVAN HANSEN”
Press has begun for many of the Films premiering at TIFF '21 and since Red Carpets aren't public this year, we have to use a bit more creativity getting that snap! No worries, we're managing!
We spotted the Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN out and about today as they did the rounds and captured a few lovely moments among Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Danny Pino, Nik Dodani and Director Stephe n Chbosky!
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#HORSERACING: A PIC BY MRWILL & MR WILL’S PRINCESS & PRINCE DIARIES – SEPTEMBER 2021
It's been a minute since we've checked-in with MR. WILL and A PIC BY MRWILL (Princess). And we don't know where Summer went!
MR. WILL has gradually improved since his first 2021 start where he had acted-up a bit at the gate and after a fifth and a fourth place finish subsequently, it was decided to give him a break back at home for a few weeks.
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#HORSERACING: SAFE CONDUCT TAKES THE 2021 QUEEN’S PLATE
The 162th edition of North America's most historic race, the Queen's Plate, took place at Woodbine Racetrack yesterday. Fans being able to return back to the grandstand was something to cheer about. Even at 50% capacity at which tickets were sold-out with safety guidelines in place, the energy was electric still with reduced fanfare like activations, concerts and pop-ups.
The $1-million race was taken by SAFE CONDUCT, a New York-based son of Bodemeister who held-on gamely to the wire ...
#HORSERACING: DADDYO CAME HOME
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It was an overcast day September 12, 2015 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Making only his third start was a promising two-year-old colt by prolific stallion Scat Daddy (sire of 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify) for popular owners Conquest Stables LLC. The charismatic duo Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell were just emerging in Horse Racing as a major force to be reckoned with, after a short time in the business already winning a Sovereign Award as ...