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Champion Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva will be retiring at the end of 2019. Watch the video here
Champion Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva with Woodbine Mile guest drawmaster NBA Champions Toronto Raptors’ Norman Powell at the post position draw for the $1 million Woodbine Mile in September. Eurico and the Gail Cox trained El Tormenta were the eventual Woodbine Mile winners for owner/breeder Sam-Son Farms.
Casse to Receive Big Sport of Turfdom Award
The award, which Trainer Mark Casse will receive DEC 10 in Arizona, recognizes a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists. Read full Bloodhorse article here
A Must Read - PETA is a bully
I can no longer remain silent about my love for horses and for horse racing for fear of backlash from PETA and other extremist organizations that claim to be looking out for our horses’ welfare. PETA’s modus operandi is to scream louder than the people and in- dustries they attack, but unfortunately, while they pro- mote themselves as a savior of horses, a closer look into their practices suggests otherwise. I have read through numerous lawsuits against them, I’ve looked up their kill-rates, and I’ve read about their revenue allocations. PETA is pro-PETA, not pro-animals, and they are behaving like a bully. Read the complete article Link to Donna Brothers Blog
Members of the former Toronto Thoroughbred Racing Club gathered to present a blanket in a memorial race to honour the Club’s founder Sam Lima who passed away in January 2019. The winner of the race was Curlin’s Voyage, trained by Josie Carroll for owners Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings Inc. and Windsor Boys Racing and ridden by Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva.
Hastings announces signing of new lease with City of Vancouver
Great Canadian in conjunction with the City of Vancouver announced that they have executed a lease extension for Hastings Racecourse.
The term of the new extension is for  ve years, with a  ve year option to renew thereafter. It also calls for investments in the backstretch over the course of the term. Great Canadian worked diligently to generate a capital investment plan, in consultation with the breed associations, to determine the areas of the backstretch in greatest need.
The thoroughbred industry has a long and storied history in BC, and Great Canadian, in partnership with the City of Vancouver and the industry’s breed associations, feel the lease extension is an important stepping stone to ensuring the sustainability of the industry longer term.
Wonder Gadot sold to Japanese Owner
2018 Horse of the Year Wonder Gadot, winner of
the 2018 Queen’s Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes, was recently sold at the 2019 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale for $2m to K I Farm, owned by Ms Yuko Nakamura of Hokkaido, Japan. Read more
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