Three year-old Encierro made his fourth career start a winning one, breaking his maiden in impressive style for owners George Ledson, Willow Pond Stable and Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. The Queen's Plate nominated colt, trained by Catherine Day Phillips and bred by Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. & Marette Farrell was the winner of the inaugural Ontario Sales Graduate Maiden race at Woodbine taking on 13 colts and geldings for a purse of $95,000. An Ontario-bred son of Pioneer of the Nile - Holy Eclair, Encierro was one of four in the race that are nominated for the Queen's Plate. Wo...Read More
This Saturday, June 8 the Catherine Day Phillips trained ARTILENA will race from post 6 facing 9 other fillies in the 64th running of the Woodbine Oaks. Catherine trained the Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry homebred filly, DIXIE MOON, to her Oaks win in 2018 and NESHAMA owned by Carnegie Hill Stable, Kingfield Racing Stable, Fielding, Anderson Farms Ontario and trained by Catherine was the 2016 Oaks winner.
Last Sunrise, with a rail skimming trip, was the winner of the fourth race today at Woodbine for owner Hillsbrook Farms. Jockey Rafael Hernandez kept him within reach of the lead for most of the 7 furlong race before unleashing a kick through the stretch passing the front runners and drawing clear by 3-3/4 lengths at the wire. (more…)...Read More
Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. bred and owned filly, Katie Baby, made every pole a winning one in a $67,500 Allowance today at Woodbine. The Ontario-bred 4 year-old by Curlin - By Golly Mis Molly (Vindication) trained by Catherine Day Phillips was the winner by 5 lengths in her 2019 season debut with jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva aboard. The win came after a long layoff for the filly whose last race was the Bison City Stakes on July 1 last year when she finished a valiant third. This is her second career win with one second and the above mentioned third with earnings totalling more than $2...Read More
Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry's Mr. Havercamp tonight was awarded two Sovereign Awards for his outstanding achievements in 2018. The Fitzhenry's first took to the stage at the 44th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony to accept the award for Mr. Havercamp as Champion Older Male and returned to the stage shortly after to accept the Champion Turf Male honours, with Mr. Havercamp sweeping both categories he was nominated in. At the end of the ceremony it was also announced that Mr. Havercamp was voted one of the finalists for 2018 Horse of the Year honours. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips, th...Read More
After spending the off season wintering at the farm, 26 horses have now shipped in to trainer Catherine Day Phillips barn at Woodbine. The first horse to get off the van was 3 year-old filly Notice Me (photo above) owned by Catherine's Kingfield Racing Stable in partnership with P.A. Fullerton Stable Inc. and Peter Reich. Notice Me won her second start a Maiden Special Weight on August 31 and then stepped up to Stakes company finishing fourth in the Victorian Queen Stakes, second in the South Ocean Stakes and fourth in the Ontario Lassie Stakes. Catherine has spent the winter months i...Read More
2018 Woodbine Oaks winner Dixie Moon and multiple G2 winner, Mr. Havercamp are both finalists in two categories for the upcoming 2018 Sovereign Awards. The now 4 year-old filly Dixie Moon and 5 year-old gelding Mr. Havercamp are trained by Catherine Day Phillips and bred and owned by Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry. Dixie Moon is a finalist for Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and Champion Female Turf Horse and Mr. Havercamp is a finalist for Champion Older Male and Champion Male Turf Horse of 2018. Dixie Moon, by Curlin out of the Fitzhenry's Rahy mare, Dixie Chicken was a MSW winner in her c...Read More
Smooth Talk takes home his second career win in this evening's 4th race at Woodbine. The 3 year-old Court Vision gelding, Smooth Talk, trained by Catherine Day Phillips and owned by her Kingfield Racing Stable Ltd. in partnership with Doug Anderson, Rita Eskudt and 2413436 Ontario Ltd. lead the way for most of the 7 furlongs winning by 1-1/2 lengths under Woodbine's leading rider Eurico Rosa da Silva. It has been another sensational season for Trainer Catherine Day Phillips with Smooth Talk bringing her win total to a career season high 28 wins this year with more than $2 million in purs...Read More