Dixie Moon Headlines Saturday’s G3 Selene Stakes

Updated - 17/05/2018
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Woodbine Communications, TORONTO, May 16, 2018 – Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s highly-regarded filly Dixie Moon headlines Saturday afternoon’s featured $125,000 Selene Stakes (Grade 3) for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack. The 65th running of the Selene will be contested over 1-1/16 miles on the Tapeta track. The homebred Curlin-Dixie Chicken filly, who is trained by Catherine Day Phillips, received Sovereign Award consideration for her multiple-stakes winning juvenile campaign. Read More

From the Emerald Isle to the Woodbine Green

Updated - 19/03/2018
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By: Hayley Morrison for WoodbineEntertainment.com TORONTO, March 16, 2018 – Whether you believe in luck or not, the Irish certainly do. Or at least that’s the case when it comes to an Irish couple by the names of Nicki Brolly and Brian Mc Connell, who took a leap of faith last year when they decided to leave Ireland to work abroad in the horse racing industry. “I was actually at the fortune teller and she said, ‘You should go to Canada or America, you will really like it.’ So I was like, ‘Let’s go to Canada!’” said Brolly, who grew up in Donegal, the northwest part of Ireland. After booking f

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Singer Jason Derulo buys into Catherine Day Phillips Trainee

Updated - 25/01/2018
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TORONTO, January 23, 2018 – Welcome to the sixth edition (January 15 – January 21) of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its seventh year, chronicling the winter adventures of Woodbine-based trainers and jockeys currently plying their trade south of the border. This week, we check in with trainer Catherine Day Phillips, who is hoping superstar performing artist Jason Derulo will be singing the praises of Tombelaine following Saturday’s $175,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint on the Pegasus World Cup day undercard. A multi-Platinum recording artist, Derulo has sold over 30 million singles including such

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Trainer Talk on Horse Racing Radio Network

Updated - 10/12/2017
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Mike Penna and Jude Feld spend and hour with Trainer, Catherine Day Phillips. (more…)

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Dixie Moon adds Ontario Lassie Stakes to resume

Updated - 03/12/2017
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TORONTO, December 3, 2017 – Dixie Moon closed out her juvenile campaign with an exciting victory in the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for Ontario-bred two-year-old fillies on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine. (more…)

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Day Phillips trainees top contenders in Woodbine stakes

Updated - 16/11/2017
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​Woodbine Racetrack - By Brittney Mayotte TORONTO, November 16, 2017 – The 2017 season has been filled with winner’s circle photo ops and memorable experiences for trainer Catherine Day Phillips, and this weekend of racing at Woodbine Racetrack marks another opportunity for the third generation horsewoman to see the progress of her trainees and watch her team’s hard work play out on the racetrack. Day Phillips will send out a pair of stakes contenders in this weekend’s juvenile stakes features at Woodbine with Smooth Talk entered in the $125,000 Frost King on Saturday for Ontario-sired two-year-olds and Gr

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Woodbine’s female trainers crash Breeders’ Cup party

Updated - 03/11/2017
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Friday, November 3, 2017 - By Jennifer Morrison Third trip to thoroughbred racing's showcase for Catherine Day Phillips and Josie Carroll, in a year with no female riders on the 13-race weekend card. Of the 162 racehorses entered in this weekend’s 34th Breeders’ Cup world championships at Del Mar racetrack in San Diego, just three are trained by women. Two of them, Catherine Day Phillips and Josie Carroll, are Ontario residents hailing from Woodbine racetrack. Day Phillips, a third-generation trainer, had Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s Dixie Moon entered in Friday’s $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf on da

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Grace and Dignity on track for Glorious Song Stakes

Updated - 01/11/2017
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October 30, 2017 - DRF.com - By Alex Campbell ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Unbeaten 2-year-old filly Grace and Dignity will make her next start in the $100,000 Glorious Song Stakes over seven furlongs on Tapeta on Nov. 19, trainer Catherine Day Phillips said. Grace and Dignity debuted with a 5 1/2-length victory over six furlongs on Tapeta on Sept. 16, and followed with a 5 1/4-length victory in an allowance at the same distance on Oct. 18. In the allowance win, Grace and Dignity covered six furlongs in 1:08.77, earning an 83 Beyer Speed Figure. “She’s so fast,” Day Phillips said. “She’s doing really well. Sh

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Dixie Moon – Breeders’ Cup feature Talkin’ Horse Racing

Updated - 31/10/2017
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Da Silva riding high heading into Breeders’ Cup WC

Updated - 28/10/2017
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OCT 27, 2017: Steve Buffery - The Toronto Sun Growing up in Brazil, Woodbine jockey Eurico Da Silva didn’t know very much about hockey. But he certainly knows what it feels like to be body checked. Hard. On the eve of this year’s Breeders’ Cup world championships at Del Mar, Da Silva is looking forward to riding in thoroughbred racing’s premier event for the 10th time in his illustrious career when he takes the Catherine Day Phillips-trained Dixie Moon to the gate in $1,000,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf race on Friday, Nov.3. But for all of his excitement, and the fact that Dixie Moon is in good form heading

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