Michael Burns
Holy Helena works five furlongs at Woodbine on Monday in 1:01.80.
Woodbine Oaks winner Holy Helena was made the 3-1 morning-line favorite among a 13-horse field of Canadian-bred 3-year-olds for the 158th running of $1 million Queen's Plate at the pick-your-post draw on Wednesday. Full Story >>
YESTERDAY June 28, 2017
Neshama, the 2016 Woodbine Oaks winner, will travel seven furlongs in her first start back from a sabbatical in Friday's Woodbine headliner, a second-level optional claimer for fillies and mares.
June 27, 2017
The sires of this year’s Queen's Plate contenders have a decidedly U.S. leaning, but a trio of hopefuls are by current or former Ontario residents.
As the calendar moves into the summer months, juvenile races will become more plentiful at Ontario’s racetracks, and the province’s freshman stallions will begin to sort out who will be the stars of the class.
June 26, 2017
Ron Gierkink's horses to watch at Woodbine for the week of June 26.
June 25, 2017
Katalox made quite a splash in his turf debut Sunday at Woodbine, winning the $126,200 Bold Ruckus Stakes by a head over another longshot, Dragon’s Cry.
June 24, 2017
Dream It Is ($5.20) justified her favoritism with an authoritative victory in Saturday’s $101,400 My Dear, the first 2-year-old stakes of the Woodbine meet.
June 23, 2017
Megagray is a product of the Gustav Schickedanz breeding program on both sides of the family, and given the Canadian Hall of Fame horseman's two wins in the Queen's Plate as an owner, that's not bad.
Queen's Plate hopeful Megagray will face a stamina test in the $1 million Queen's Plate over 1 1/4 miles on Tapeta at Woodbine on July 2, but it's a test that trainer Mike Keogh believes the colt can handle.
Sailing Home will get back on turf in search of his first stakes win in Sunday's $125,000 Bold Ruckus Stakes at Woodbine, a six-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds.
June 22, 2017
The rapid debut winner Dream It Is figures to have other speed to contend with in Saturday's $100,000 My Dear Stakes at Woodbine. It will be interesting to see if the promising 2-year-old filly can prevail from just off the pace in the five-furlong dash.