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Lookin to Strike strikes Ontario Derby paydirt

Gary Barber’s Lookin to Strike was kept in striking distance of the leader throughout most of the Grade 3, $126,750 Ontario Derby, before seizing the lead and then keeping another Mark Casse trainee at bay in the 1 1/8-mile added-money feature, Saturday at Woodbine.

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Stott strikes on rare French visit as Hello Youmzain comes out on top

Kevin Ryan scooped a second French two-year-old Group prize in eight days as Hello Youmzain took another step forward to take the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte.

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Push The Tempo bids to keep good run going in Grade 2 Persian War

When it comes to unearthing future stars, Chepstow’s Grade 2 Fox Family Persian War Novices' Hurdle has a fine record, with the likes of Reve De Sivola, Silviniaco Conti, Fingal Bay and Blaklion among recent winners.

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Hot stuff! Too Darn Hot 7-4 for Guineas after Dewhurst strike

Never mind a race for the ages, the Darley Dewhurst Stakes may well have produced the horse of a lifetime as Too Darn Hot singed the Rowley Mile’s final furlong to maintain his unbeaten record in showbiz style.

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Can Mullins pull off Cesarewitch double?

Willie Mullins launches a seven-strong challenge as he bids to win this marathon handicap for the fourth time and complete a stunning weekend Cesarewitch double following Low Sun's success at Newmarket on Saturday.

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It's a Willie Mullins one-two as Low Sun denies Uradel in Cesarewitch thriller

A contest nicknamed by many 'the first race of the jumps season' lived up to that billing when Willie Mullins landed a one-two with Low Sun denying Uradel.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Saturday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 11 race Pattison Canadian International programme at Woodbine on Saturday - selections by Jim Bannon - watch the Woodbine Racetrack live online broadcast of the meeting - Races 8 to 11 are broadcast in Sky Racing on Sunday morning from 8.05am AEST on Sky Racing2 and from 8.41am on Sky Racing1 - the Pattison Canadian International is Race 9 at 8.41am AEST

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Apprentice jockey Kimura wins five races at Woodbine

Apprentice jockey Kazushi Kimura enjoyed one of the biggest days of his promising career with a five-win performance on Friday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Stoute pays tribute to 'great competitor' Poet's Word as he retires to stud

Poet's Word, the joint-second highest rated runner this year according to the most recent Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings, has been retired and enrolled onto the stallion roster at Nunnery Stud in Norfolk.

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Additional floodlit fixtures for UK

The British Horseracing Authority on Friday announced that an additional floodlit fixture will be staged each week for the next eight weeks having been agreed by British Racing's tripartite structure of BHA, Racecourses and Horsemen

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Longchamp loses final pair of Group 1s as ground maintenance takes priority

France Galop has elected to transfer the final three meetings of Longchamp's season to other courses in the Paris area in order to allow course officials to begin vital track maintenance ahead of schedule.

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Iridessa surges to head of Oaks market as O'Brien wins first British Group 1

The achievements Joseph O'Brien has managed to cram into such a short training career would not look out of place for someone who has held a licence for many decades. Yet courtesy of Iridessa, the 25-year-old was celebrating another significant milestone with a first Group 1 success in Britain.

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All you need to know as Too Darn Hot heads star-studded Dewhurst line-up

Fresh from conquering the Arc again with Enable, John Gosden turns his hand to domestic matters, and bids for a first success in the Dewhurst with Too Darn Hot.

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O'Brien saddles two in feature but Harrington confident over her chance

On a day when Aidan O'Brien launches big-race challenges in Britain and Australia, Ireland's multiple champion trainer will be represented by maiden winners Fightfortheroses and Sir Erec in Limerick's seven-runner feature which remembers one of Ireland's greatest jockeys.

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Roaring Lion and Cracksman set for mouthwatering Champion Stakes clash

Roaring Lion and Cracksman are set to go head to head in next Saturday's Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot, with the latter set to bring the curtain down on his career "whatever the ground".

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Teruntum Star bids for Coral Sprint encore as Kevin Ryan pulls out all the stops

Nobody is trying harder to end York's season on a high than Kevin Ryan, saddling a quarter of the 20-runner field for the track's final £100,000 race of the year.

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The key insights into a red-hot Cesarewitch as Stratum heads Mullins team

Willie Mullins is mob-handed with seven runners as he bids for a first victory in the famous Newmarket marathon.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Friday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's nine race All Weather track programme at Woodbine on Friday - selections by Jim Bannon - the nine race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 4.00am AEST Saturday - watch the online broadcast

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UK racing this weekend

On to the British racing this weekend and it is all about Newmarket on Saturday and specifically the Dewhurst Stakes for two-year-old's due off at 3.00pm.

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Win the War returns to Woodbine looking to conquer Ruling Angel

Win the War, undefeated in three starts at Woodbine, returns to her preferred environs for Sunday’s $100,000 Ruling Angel Stakes.

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