Daisuke Fukumoto rode the six-year-old gelding to a wire-to-wire victory in the $1-million Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile turf race at Woodbine Racetrack. The win came in Ontario-bred Town Cruise's 14th career start, all at Woodbine.
Canada's Mario Deslauriers and Bardolina 2 posted two clear rounds Saturday to take the Queen Elizabeth II Cup Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows.
Antonio Gallardo guided Avoman to a three-quarter length victory Sunday in the $150,000 Plate Trial at Woodbine Racetrack.
Ontario horse racing fans will be allowed back to watch live events starting next week. Jim Lawson, the CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, says both Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont., will allow spectators at 25 per cent capacity starting Canada Day (July 1).
Live horse-racing in Ontario will resume June 14. Woodbine Entertainment announced Thursday it has received confirmation to resume live horse racing without spectators next month.
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.
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.
Harness racing is set to resume next week at Woodbine Mohawk Park after the Ontario government announced the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions in Halton Region. Woodbine Entertainment said in a release that live racing will resume next Thursday.