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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Anderson Farms: Quality on the Climb

Updated - 20/10/2017
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..................Anderson, who “grew up on the farm,” also breeds prized Percherons and Clydesdales at said St. Thomas, Ontario, facility. While they often compete in the United States, his Thoroughbred operation sells and races all over the world. The proud Canadian is quick to point out, though, that their Ontario roots remain vital to this recent collective surge of success. “It’s kind of my hidden secret,” he said. “There are so few horses comparably being foaled in Canada and I think we have a tremendous program here. Our purses ar

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Animal Kingdom Filly Streaks to Rising Stardom at Woodbine

Updated - 19/10/2017
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TDN's Rising Star Grace and Dignity (Animal Kingdom), an overwhelming 2-5 favorite to go two-for-two to kick off her career, made those short odds look like a bargain as she streaked home a dominant and promising winner worthy of the ‘TDN Rising Star’ distinction at Woodbine Wednesday evening. Airing by 5 1/2 lengths and earning a solid 82 Beyer Speed Figure when unveiled on GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile Day Sept. 16, the chestnut was further flattered when the third finisher from that event came back to win last Friday...... Read More

Dixie Moon headed to Breeders’ Cup

Updated - 17/10/2017
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Daily Racing Form - October 16, 2017 - Alex Campbell ......Dixie Moon, meanwhile, will ship to Louisville at the end of the month before flying to Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf for trainer Catherine Day Phillips and owner-breeders Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry. “We loved Dixie back in the summer,” Day Phillips said. “We always thought she was that quality of a filly. It seems crazy with a horse that hasn’t run, but she always has shown a lot of ability and we’ve always thought very highly of her.” Read More

Daily Racing Form – Dixie Moon outruns boys in Cup and Saucer Stakes

Updated - 09/10/2017
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Vice Regent Stakes: When you’re this good they call you ‘Mr’

Updated - 23/09/2017
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TORONTO, September 23 – Heavy favourite Mr Havercamp, with Eurico Rosa Da Silva up, rallied to notch his first added-money win in taking Saturday's $125,000 Vice Regent Stakes, at Woodbine.
The three-year-old son of Court Vision came into the one-mile feature off a difficult trip in the Grade 3 Saranac Stakes, an effort that saw him finish fifth over the Saratoga turf on September 2.
On a picture-perfect day at the Toronto oval, Mr Havercamp, trained by Catherine Day Phillips, was back in the winner’s circle again.
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