Last Sunday, Canadians had a chance to enjoy some top-quality horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack. The racetrack featured four Standardbred racing stakes which accumulated over CA$600,000 in purses. On Sunday, the graduates of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s sales competed against each other at Woodbine, putting up a show for the spectators.
The four stakes featured CA$201,200 Simcoe Stakes for colts and geldings, the CA$201,600 Muskoka Stakes for filly companions, the CA$100,000 Elgin Stakes for colts and gelding, and the CA$100,000 Algoma for fillies.
Although Lorena (CA$3.50) had a bad start at the CA$100,000 Algoma Stakes, the horse managed to score a win at the end, booking her second career stake win. Secret Reserve (CA$3.20) won the CA$100,000 Elgin Stakes while Baksheesh managed to win the CA$201,600 Muskoka Stakes. Ironstone emerged as the victor of the CA$201,200 Simcoe Stakes.
This week Standardbred Canada has made some changes to the O’Brien Award of Horsemanship. Among other things, the award will now be open to small and large operations horsepeople.