Michael Burns
Niigon's Eclipse (right) wins the Victoriana in July for her first stakes victory.
The 4-year-old filly Niigon's Eclipse was nominated to Saturday's Bunty Lawless Stakes, but she's a better fit against her own sex in Friday's featured second-level optional claimer, which is scheduled for a mile in lane 4 on the turf. Full Story >>
YESTERDAY October 17, 2017
Ron Gierkink's Woodbine horses to watch for week of Oct. 17, 2017.
October 16, 2017
The Fappiano, Smart Strike, Gone West, Forty Niner, Seeking the Gold, and Machiavellian branches of the Mr. Prospector male line are all recognized as major players on the international stage, but male-line descendants of Mr. Prospector’s 1988 champion ...
Bullards Alley's win margin of 10 3/4 lengths in the Canadian International on Sunday was the largest in the race's grand history, and the 114 Beyer Speed Figure his performance produced is the highest turf number in North America this year.
Wonder Gadot, who was a six-length winner of the Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes on Tapeta on Oct. 7, will run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on dirt, while Dixie Moon, who beat males in the Cup and Saucer Stakes on turf on Oct. 8, will run in the ...
Bullards Alley got a 114 Beyer for his win in the Canadian International Stakes, the highest Beyer on turf this year and the highest turf figure since 2008. What's next for the 5-year-old son of Flower Alley is a bit of an unknown.
October 15, 2017
Bullards Alley, the second-longest shot on the board at 42-1, relished the soft turf and crushed the opposition in Sunday’s $800,800 Canadian International at Woodbine, scoring by a record margin of 10 3/4 lengths under Eurico Da Silva.
Blond Me ($18.90) rallied from off the pace under jockey Oisin Murphy to take the Grade 1, $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes by a length over Kitten’s Roar at Woodbine on Sunday.
Tiz a Slam turned the tables on Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena on Sunday at Woodbine in the Grade 3 Ontario Derby, winning the nine-furlong event for 3-year-olds decisively at 9-1.
Field of Courage ($82.70) upset European shipper Cotai Glory and the favored White Flag to win the Grade 2, $282,000 Nearctic Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths at Woodbine on Sunday.
October 14, 2017
Line of Vision came charging from well back under Eurico Da Silva to notch her first stakes win in the $125,400 Victorian Queen at Woodbine on Saturday.