A front running win for Barilko

Updated - 25/09/2020
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Three year old gelding Barilko went gate to wire to win the ninth race at Woodbine today for Trainer Catherine Day Phillips. The 6-1/2 furlong $49,700, $25,000 Claiming race on the turf was the first win in his four tries this season after previously competing in Allowance and Stakes company. Barilko, who broke his maiden in his first start last year, held off the late challengers down the stretch to win by 1-1/2 lengths going away with jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson in the irons. Today's win was Barilko's second win in eight lifetime starts for owners Anderson Farms Ontario Inc., George Ph...

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Holyfield Battles for the Win

Updated - 22/08/2020
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In his fourth start of the 2020 season, Holyfield, a three-year-old son of Uncle Mo, battled for the win on the turf in the fourth race today at Woodbine. It was visible on post-parade that trainer Catherine Day Phillips had Holyfield primed and ready for the $126,400 Maiden Allowance race for owners Kingfield Racing Stable Ltd., Roderick Ferguson and Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson skillfully relaxed Holyfield to pace the leaders in fourth position for the majority of 1-1/16 mile race. Positioned on the outside on the turn for home Holyfield battled for the lead and...

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Killag Katie wins her first start of 2020

Updated - 14/08/2020
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Killag Katie recorded her fourth career win after a determined stretch run in the fifth race today at Woodbine for Trainer Catherine Day Phillips. Bred and owned by Mark Breen, this was his mare's first start of 2020 with the now five year-old coming back from a long lay-off since her last race in September 2019. Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson hustled Killag Katie from mid-pack on the rail to an outside position turning for home in the six furlong race on the Tapeta.  The daughter of Candy Ride (ARG)-Katie Get Excited, by Stevie Wonderboy put forth a determined effort to catch the three front...

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Encierro wins his first start of 2020

Updated - 11/07/2020
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Encierro did not give up the lead from gate to wire to win the $101,200 ninth race Allowance for three-year olds and up today at Woodbine for trainer Catherine Day Phillips. Encierro broke sharply to nab the lead in the first sixteenth mile and was hustled by Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson to maintain his front running position and hold off a couple of late chargers to win by 1/2 a length at the wire. The 1-1/16 mile race was moved from the turf to the Tapeta after storms rolled through earlier in the card. This was the second lifetime win for the 4 year-old gelding by Pioneer of the Nile -...

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La Paquita records second career win

Updated - 03/07/2020
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Three year-old filly, La Paquita, turned on the heat to win the first race today at Woodbine in style.
 

Yola provides first win of 2020

Updated - 13/06/2020
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After a seven week delay to the start of racing at Woodbine, Trainer Catherine Day Phillips has recorded her first win of the 2020 season with three year-old gelding Yola in the eleventh and final race on the fourth day of meet. In front of a spectator-less grandstand, Yola took the lead going four wide on the turn for home in the six furlong race on the Tapeta and held off a late charge to win by a head in the $64,300 Maiden Optional Claiming for three year-olds and up. The Ontario-bred son of Society's Chairman - Catinatree, by Foresty is owned by Mark Breen and was skillfully ridden ...

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Prepping for 2020 after Successful 2019

Updated - 22/01/2020
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Coming off of a successful year in 2019, Trainer Catherine Day Phillips currently has a string of horses at Payson Park in Florida prepping for their starts in 2020. (more…)...

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Mustn’t Grumble up in time for the win

Updated - 16/11/2019
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Two year-old filly Mustn't Grumble showed her class in a decisive effort to win the fifth race today at Woodbine. Tucked in along the rail, Mustn't Grumble, burst through traffic on the turn and got up in time to catch the front runner in the 5 furlong $71,000 Maiden Allowance. Owned by All My Hart Racing, Inc., Mustn't Grumble was coming off of a gusty debut effort on October 26 when she finished second after leading for most of the 6 furlong race. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips, the filly by Competitive Edge out of Juanita Señorita was ridden to victory by jockey Eurico Rosa da...

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Artie’s First Kiss Goes Gate to Wire for the win

Updated - 09/11/2019
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Hubert Vester's bred and owned two-year-old filly, Artie's First Kiss, was the determined winner of the sixth race today at Woodbine going gate to wire to win the $40,000 Maiden Optional Claiming in her first lifetime start. The We Miss Artie filly out of the mare Blue Kisses broke alertly and went straight to a 2-1/2 length lead in the first quarter of the 6-1/2 furlong race.  The Catherine Day Phillips trained youngster held off the late pressure of closing horses and crossed the wire 3/4 lengths ahead with Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva in the irons. Ontario-bred Artie's First Kiss is ...

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Wire to wire Green Growth hangs on for the win

Updated - 29/09/2019
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In his third lifetime start, 2 year-old colt, Green Growth, records his first career win in front running fashion in a $71,000 Maiden Special Weight today at Woodbine. Green Growth was coming off of a third place effort in his last race September 8 at the same level and distance where he "grudgingly" gave up the lead but powered on for third. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips and owned by John Fielding, Don Meehan and Peter Kirby, Green Growth's win was under the saddle of Woodbine's leading Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva. The Ontario-bred colt by Bayern -Witch's Coven by Cuvee was purch...

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