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Woodbine Entertainment to hold live standardbred, thoroughbred racing starting Friday

Finally, a little bit of good news for Ontario's horse-racing industry. The Ontario government announced Monday the province will enter into its COVID-19 reopening plan starting Friday. That's slightly ahead of the target day of Monday.

Essential Quality wins 153rd Belmont Stakes

Favorite Essential Quality won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to give trainer Brad Cox his first win in a Triple Crown race. Cox could get another from Mandaloun in the Kentucky Derby if Bob Baffert-trained Medina Spirit is disqualified.

Derby win in jeopardy for Medina Spirit

Derby win in jeopardy for Medina Spirit

Bob Baffert’s lawyer said Wednesday that a split-sample test of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit came back positive for the presence of the steroid betamethasone, which could lead to the horse’s disqualification and discipline for the Hall of Fame trainer.

Essential Quality draws No. 2 Belmont post

Essential Quality draws No. 2 Belmont post

Essential Quality was set Tuesday as a 2-1 favourite for the Belmont Stakes, which will be run without a horse from trainer Bob Baffert pending an investigation into Medina Spirit's failed drug test after winning the Kentucky Derby.

Baffert suspended in NY pending probe

Baffert suspended in NY pending probe

Bob Baffert was suspended Monday from entering horses at New York racetracks, pending an investigation into Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s failed postrace drug test.

Rombauer wins the 146th Preakness Stakes

Rombauer wins the 146th Preakness Stakes

Rombauer romped to an upset victory in the Preakness on Saturday, denying Kentucky Derby winner Medina Sprint the chance at a Triple Crown that would have come with a giant asterisk.

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit cleared to run in Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit cleared to run in Preakness

Fans are back at Pimlico Race Course to witness another chance at a Triple Crown. The Preakness will feel somewhat back to normal, even if everything carries a giant asterisk. Medina Spirit, the Bob Baffert-trained colt was cleared Friday to run in the second leg of the Triple Crown after failing a post-Derby drug test.

Optimism rising about future of Pimlico with rebuild looming

Frankie Brothers walked into the grandstand at Pimlico Race Course in the late 1980s and early ’90s with his head on a swivel. “I always made sure I knew where the exit was because if somebody dropped a cigarette or something like that, that place would’ve went up in flames,” the longtime trainer said. “Just an old, historic place.”

Optimism rising about future of Pimlico with rebuild looming
Medina Spirit to start from No. 3 post at Preakness

Medina Spirit to start from No. 3 post at Preakness

Medina Spirit will start from the third position in Saturday's Preakness Stakes. Coming in as a 9-5 favourite, the Bob Baffert trained horse is still eligible to run in the second leg of American horse racing's triple crown despite controversy surrounding its Kentucky Derby win.

Derby winner Medina Spirit fails drug test

Derby winner Medina Spirit fails drug test

Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert immediately on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport.

Medina Spirit wins Kentucky Derby

Medina Spirit wins Kentucky Derby

Medina Spirit fought off three challengers in the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby by a half-length, making Bob Baffert the winningest trainer in the race’s 147-year history with seven.

Woodbine Entertainment reschedules Pepsi North America Cup harness race to September

Woodbine Entertainment rescheduled the $1-million Pepsi North America Cup until September due to the COVID-19 pandemic Friday. The race was originally scheduled for June 19 at Woodbine Mohawk Park but will now be run Sept. 11.

Undefeated Essential Quality has Triple Crown hopes

Horse racing could be in line for another Triple Crown bid and this time the likely candidate is an undefeated horse from a barn other than Bob Baffert’s. Essential Quality brings the most impressive resume into the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby on Saturday (LIVE on TSN5).

Carmouche to be first Black jockey in Kentucky Derby since '13

Carmouche to be first Black jockey in Kentucky Derby since '13

Long before Kendrick Carmouche started riding horses growing up in Louisiana, Black jockeys were synonymous with the sport. On Saturday, Carmouche will be the first Black jockey in the Kentucky Derby since 2013 and is just one of a handful over the past century.

Eurico Rosa Da Silva makes shocking revelations in autobiography

Eurico Rosa Da Silva makes shocking revelations in autobiography

The racetrack was always Eurico Rosa Da Silva's happy place. It's where he won over 2,200 career races — including two Queen's Plates — and seven times earned recognition as Canada's top jockey. But it was also where Da Silva could temporarily bury his personal troubles.

Woodbine Entertainment confirms '21 Queen's Plate to be run in August

It will be another late start for the $1-million Queen's Plate. Woodbine Entertainment announced Tuesday its marquee event will be held Sunday Aug. 22 instead of its traditional date of late June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Woodbine Mohawk Park to run doubleheader before shutting down

A standardbred racing double-header will run on Wednesday at Woodbine Mohawk Park as its final event of the season before COVID-19 restrictions shut down the track.

Woodbine announces jockey tests positive for COVID-19

Woodbine announces jockey tests positive for COVID-19

A jockey based at Woodbine Racetrack has tested positive for COVID-19. Woodbine Entertainment made the announcement Thursday, but didn't divulge the identity of the jockey. As per the per the organization's COVID-19 prevention protocols, the jockey won't be allowed access to Woodbine Racetrack for at least 14 days while self-quarantining.

One-eyed colt looking to end 17-year Canadian Triple Crown drought

One-eyed colt looking to end 17-year Canadian Triple Crown drought

He's chasing Canada's first Triple Crown in 17 years, but it hasn't exactly been a meteoric rise for Mighty Heart. The colt lost his left eye in a paddock accident as a foal and didn't race as a two-year-old. Since then, Mighty Heart has won three-of-four races, including two jewels of the Canadian Triple Crown.

Mighty Heart draws No. 8 post for Breeders' Stakes

Mighty Heart will start his run for the Triple Crown from the No. 8 post Saturday. The Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales champion was named the even-money favourite in the draw Wednesday for the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes.

Mighty Heart draws No. 8 post for Breeders' Stakes