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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Take a Chance takes the Win

Updated - 11/07/2021
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Three year-old colt, Take a Chance, took the field wire to wire in the 1-1/16 mile, $102,100, Maiden Allowance, 4th race today at Woodbine. After a sound second in his first career start at Aqueduct in New York for other interests, Owners Donald Ferguson, William Carr and Anderson Farms Ontario, Inc. took a chance buying the colt for $150,000 in the Keeneland Horses of Racing Age sale in April. Bred by Rod Ferguson Farms Ltd. in Ontario, the son of Munnings - Gold Medalist, by Medaglia d'Oro moved to the barn of Trainer Catherine Day Phillips at Woodbine and finished a game fifth in a Ma...

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Barilko Notches First Barn Win in 2021

Updated - 25/06/2021
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After a delayed start to the 2021 Woodbine meet, it was Barilko that recorded the first win for the barn of Trainer Catherine Day Phillips on June 25, 2021. Barilko lead the field wire to wire, duelling early with the race favourite down the backstretch in the 6 furlong, $15,000 Waiver Claiming event at Woodbine with a purse of $33,900.  Holding on to the lead through the turn, the Ontario-bred gelding opened up his lead to 3 lengths in the stretch and at the wire under the guidance of Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson. Bred by Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. & Godolphin, Barilko is owned by And...

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Barkin Impressive in Maiden Breaking Win

Updated - 01/10/2020
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Willow Pond Stable's homebred filly, Barkin, broke her maiden in style with an impressive win in the fifth race at Woodbine for trainer Catherine Day Phillips. Placing in the first three starts of her career this year, the New York bred filly by Animal Kingdom sat at the back of the pack for most of the race. Inching up the rail on the turn for home, Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson steered her to the centre and she exploded to the lead, racing to the wire to win by 6-3/4 lengths. Bred by Willow Pond LLC, the 3 year-old filly, out of the Dynaformer mare, St. Malo's Gate, had shown her talent ...

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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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