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  • 201 Pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup, including 15 in the Classic. Posted 2 days ago
  • Just The Judge edges Odeliz in the E.P. Taylor! Posted 5 days ago
  • Beholder is out of the Breeders' Cup after spiking a fever. Posted 5 days ago
  • Hillstar rolls to victory in the Canadian International!Posted 5 days ago
  • Taris smokes the Grade 2 Raven Run field! Posted 6 days ago
  • Discreet Marq much the best in the Ticonderoga! Posted 6 days ago
  • Effinex gets up over So Lonesome to win the Empire Classic! Posted 6 days ago
  • Noble Mission wins a thriller over Al Kazeem in the Champion Stakes! Posted 6 days ago
  • Charm Spirit defeats an unlucky Night of Thunder in the QE II! Posted 6 days ago
  • Madame Chiang pulls the upset in the British Champions Fillies and Mares!Posted 6 days ago
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Thoroughly Woodbine
Posted Sunday, October 14, 2012
A man, a madam and a butterfly are among the 10 that make up the crapshoot that is the 2012 Pattison Canadian International. The man is the classy Reliable Man. The madam is Lay Time, looking to be second filly winner in a row. The butterfly is newcomer Imperial Monarch. One of these three or the other seven?
Posted Friday, September 14, 2012
Wise Dan could make Charles Lopresti the first trainer ever to win back-to-back editions of the one-mile turf contest on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
Posted Sunday, August 05, 2012
The top four finishers in the Prince of Wales are among the entrants for today's $500,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine. The third jewel takes place over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course at 1 1/2 miles.
Posted Friday, July 06, 2012
Marketing Mix goes for her fourth graded stakes victory since last November, while Inglorious tries again to rid herself of the curse - she's still searching for her first win since last year's Queen's Plate.
Posted Saturday, June 23, 2012
Thoroughly Woodbine took a long look at the main contender Strait of Dover yesterday. Today, we’ll take a peek at the rest of the field
Posted Friday, June 22, 2012
Strait of Dover appears to have the talent to become the widest Queen’s Plate winner in recent memory.
Posted Saturday, June 16, 2012
A seven-furlong turf event could steal the show from the 'headliner' the Victoria Stakes. The $100,000 looks wide open. The two Morning Line selections look very beatable.
Posted Sunday, June 03, 2012
Eleven evenly matched runners will contest the 1 1/8-mile Plate Trial Stakes. The winner will have to do something special to have any chance to contend with Dixie Strike and Strait of Dover.
Posted Saturday, June 02, 2012
Dixie Strike takes one step closer to duplicating a feat performed by her older half-sister Inglorious in Sunday's $500,000 Woodbine Oaks. Just eight stand in her way.
Posted Saturday, May 26, 2012
Connaught Cup has lured Juddmonte Farms Mutual Trust to Woodbine, but the four-year-old just hasn't been the same since arriving in North America. At any price under 5-1, bet against him with both hands!
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Meet Adam Hickman
I join the Horse Racing Nation team as a longtime fan and enthusiastic student of Canadian thoroughbred racing. With 22 years of race-watching and form-studying under my belt, I’m a graduate of an era that brought stars like With Approval, Izvestia, Dance Smartly and Peteski. I spent the better part of the 1990s as a casual fan, attending races on weekends. I had the privilege of being in the grandstand on one of the premiere days in Woodbine lore – the 1996 Breeders’ Cup, the one and only time the Stanley Cup of thoroughbred racing was held outside of the United States.
 
In 2000, about two years after graduating from Carleton University with a Journalism degree, I crossed the apron and joined the employee ranks at the Woodbine Entertainment Group, taking a position as a field camera operator that eventually led to an Associate Producer’s role in the Woodbine Broadcast Department. I developed and produced several regular segments that have aired over Woodbine’s simulcast network as well as on the national network broadcasts.  In 2005, I moved to the Woodbine Publicity Office to perform various media relations duties and write for WoodbineEntertainment.com.
 
If there’s a thread that defined my 11-year tenure during all three WEG positions, it’s that I engineered my contribution around bridging the information gap between fan and horse.  One such initiative came in 2010, when I endeavored to bring fans regular morning Woodbine workout coverage, shooting and uploading close to 500 videos over the season. While I have moved on from my communications coordinator position to pursue different freelance opportunities, my dedication to providing fans with relevant insight and unique information won’t ever cease to be a part of my ongoing adventures in horse racing.