Take a Chance leaves with a Win

Updated - 01/05/2022
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Take a Chance was claimed from the barn of Trainer Catherine Day Phillips after his sizzling win in the tenth race at Woodbine on Sunday, May 1. The four-year-old gelding, by Munnings out of Gold Medalist sprang from the gate in the $39,200 waiver claiming, seven furlong sprint to take a commanding lead. Take a Chance had 10 lengths on the field on the turn for home with Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson taking it down a notch in the stretch to stroll home to win by 5-1/4 at the wire. Take a Chance was bred in Ontario by Rod Ferguson Farms Ltd. and was owned in partnership by Donald Ferguson, ...

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She Makes a Point wins her debut

Updated - 20/03/2022
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She Makes a Point made her debut race a winning one at Tampa Bay Downs March 20, 2022 for trainer Catherine Day Phillips in a $30,000 MSW on the turf. Owned by Catherine's Kingfield Racing Stable Ltd. and All My Hart Racing Inc. the four year-old filly sat behind the field while jockey Isaac Castillo settled her into pace. ¬†The pair made a move at the half mile pole sweeping up on the turn to reach the front at the beginning of the final stretch. She Makes a Point battled briefly with the leader before drawing away effortlessly to win by 2-1/4 lengths at the wire. Bred in Ontario by¬...

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U S Navy Cross Makes Big Move to Win

Updated - 12/11/2021
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U S Navy Cross made a big move down the stretch to catch the leaders and win by 3/4 lengths for trainer Catherine Day Phillips in today's 6th race at Woodbine. Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan had U S Navy Cross tucked in on the rail mid-pack for the majority of the 1-1/16 mile race.  Angled to the outside on the turn for home, U S Navy Cross, kicked into another gear to win his first race of the season for owners BAM Racing LLC (Brant & Manifold). The 6 year-old horse by Curlin - Honour Bestowed, by Honour Grades was bred in Kentucky by John W Phillips, Phillips Racing Partnership, Hank Sno...

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Barilko with Impressive Win

Updated - 04/11/2021
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After winning his 2021 debut on June 25, Barilko had put in some lacklustre performances until today's seventh race at Woodbine. Making a bold move up the rail early on in the 6-1/2 claiming event, the 4 year-old gelding by Elusive Quality - Reason (Quiet American), took the lead and held off late challenges to win going away with Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson in the saddle. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips, bred by Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. and Godolphin and owned by Anderson Farms Ontario Inc., George Phillip Ledson and Scott Kelly, this was Barilko's 3rd career win with one second in 15...

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Punch Hard Battles for the Win

Updated - 08/10/2021
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After getting nabbed at the wire to finish second by a head in his last start on September 5, Punch Hard left nothing to chance in today's fourth race at Woodbine, battling home for the win at the same $71,800 Allowance level. The Catherine Day Phillips trained 4 year-old colt by Hard Spun- Indy Punch, bred and owned by Newtown Anner Stud Farm, raced comfortably on the rail in fifth for the majority of the 1-1/8 mile race on the Tapeta. Looking for racing room on the final turn, jockey Antonio Gallardo, angled Punch Hard off the rail and took off after the leaders when a hole opened up d...

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Blast in the Snow an Impressive Winner

Updated - 19/09/2021
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Coming off a third place effort in a $40,000 maiden optional claiming on August 28 at Woodbine, Blast in the Snow, made his next try a winning one running a mile and a sixteenth at the same conditions today's last race at Woodbine. Bred and owned by Lindy Barrow, Blast in the Snow is by Reload out Lindy's mare Dance in the Snow, by Seeking the Gold.  This was actually the second time the three-year-old Ontario-sired, Ontario-bred crossed the wire first however he was relegated to second in his first career start for drifting paths in the stretch. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips, Blast...

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Ten Hats Sprints to Victory

Updated - 22/08/2021
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The lightly raced four year-old filly, Ten Hats, broke her maiden by taking the field wire to wire in a 6-1/2 furlong $48,300 maiden optional claiming sprint in what was her third lifetime start today at Woodbine. Bred and owned by Richard Day's Kingview Farms, the filly broke sharply from her outside post position to take charge of the pace.  Without any real challengers, Ten Hats, under the slight urging of jockey Antonio Gallardo, kicked into gear to glide to a 3-3/4 length win for trainer Catherine Day Phillips. Ten Hats is an Ontario bred by Will Take Charge, out of the Mt. Livermo...

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Barkin Wins First Start Back in 2021

Updated - 13/08/2021
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Coming off a maiden breaking win October 1, 2020, Barkin didn't miss a stride in her first start of 2021 winning the sixth race Allowance today at Woodbine for trainer Catherine Day Phillips. Bred and owned by Willow Pond Stable, the now 4 year old New York-bred, Animal Kingdom filly settled to race close behind the field for most of the 1-1/16 furlong route on the Tapeta. Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson asked for run on the final turn and Barkin dug in to easily catch the front runners and drove home to win by 2 lengths at the wire. This was the second win to add to two seconds and a third...

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Punch Hard would not be denied the win

Updated - 31/07/2021
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Coming off of a lacklustre Woodbine debut early this month, Punch Hard showed true determination in his maiden breaking win in the 10th race today at Woodbine, giving trainer Catherine Day Phillips her second win of the day. Competing for the Maiden Allowance purse of $123,200 going 1-1/8 miles on the Tapeta, Punch Hard drove for the lead out of the gate under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan. Despite relinquishing the lead slightly on the final turn, the 4 year-old Hard Spun gelding out of Indy Punches, by Pulling Punches, did not deny owner/breeder Newtown Anner Stud the win, pulling away in the s...

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Swilling sweeps up for the win

Updated - 31/07/2021
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Kingview Farms's five year-old mare, Swilling, made her move before the second turn in the $100,000 Maiden Special Weight going 1-1/16 miles to easily take the lead from the front runners and drive home to win comfortably by 2-1/4 lengths in today's first race at Woodbine. This was the maiden breaking first win in 10 starts for the Kingview Farm homebred by Discreet Cat - Scarlet Begonias, by Unbridled's Song, ridden to victory today by Keveh Nichols for trainer Catherine Day Phillips. Swi...

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