TODAY July 07, 2015
Gierkink: Woodbine Horses to Watch for week of July 6
YESTERDAY July 06, 2015
Singwiththebirds, a 3-year-old half-sister to 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds, debuted in style on the Woodbine turf course June 26, and trainer Malcolm Pierce thinks he has a quality filly on his hands.
Deceptive Vision was on track to start in last Sunday’s Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes but was not entered due to ankle swelling, trainer Malcolm Pierce said.
A Queen’s Plate winner has not traveled down the Queen Elizabeth Way to contest the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Race Track since 2010, but that should change this year.
July 05, 2015
Shaman Ghost caught another 3-1 shot, the lukewarm favorite Danish Dynaformer, in deep stretch to capture the 156th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate under Rafael Hernandez at Woodbine on Sunday.
Go Blue Or Go Home ($36.60) won the Grade 2, $200,000 Highlander Stakes for the second time Sunday at Woodbine but for the first time on turf, breaking the six-furlong course record in the process.
Aldous Snow ($12.60) held off Dynamic Sky in the final strides to capture the Grade 3, $174,600 Singspiel Stakes for the second year in a row by a head under jockey Eurico Da Silva.
Strut the Course made a three-wide move from off the pace under jockey Luis Contreras and held off a charging Watsdachances in the late going to capture the Grade 2, $226,000 Dance Smartly Stakes by a head at Woodbine.
Beliveau came on strongly in the final furlong to take the $150,400 Clarendon Stakes for Ontario-bred 2-year-olds at Woodbine on Sunday.
July 04, 2015
Reigning Canadian champion male sprinter Calgary Cat made amends for a rare poor showing May 17 in the Grade 3 Vigil Stakes by capturing Saturday’s $150,000 Achievement Stakes at Woodbine.