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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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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