Canada’s fastest 2-year-old ‘Truckin’ to Grade 1 company

Updated - 13/08/2019
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By Brad Stephens - Horse Racing Nation, August 13, 2019 Trainer Catherine Day Phillips watched gelding Keep On Truckin blaze July 7 to an 11 3/4-length debut win at Woodbine. Then he came back in stakes company Aug. 3 to romp by 7 3/4 lengths, posting the third-best Beyer figure of any 2-year-old so far in 2019. “Going into his first race, we really liked him,” the Woodbine-based Phillips said last week. “But to see him to run like that, that’s something that doesn’t happen very often. That’s p

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Keep on Truckin rolls into Claredon off stellar debut

Updated - 01/08/2019
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TORONTO, July 31, 2019 – Keep On Truckin, a two-year-old son of Society’s Chairman, looks to make his stakes debut a winning one in the $125,000 Clarendon Stakes, one of two ($100,000 Duchess) added-money tilts on Saturday afternoon’s card of racing at Woodbine. Bred by Tim Meeuse and Arika Everatt-Meeuse, the Ontario-bred turned plenty of heads in his career bow on July 7 at the Toronto oval. Sent off as the 3-5 mutuel favourite, Keep On Truckin was in high gear early, holding a half-length advantage at the three-sixteenths call of the five-furlong main track race. The chestnut was 2 ½-lenghts on top at the

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Mr. Havercamp aces Spa turf in stakes win

Updated - 13/07/2019
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Mr Havercamp Upsets Forbidden Apple At 13-1

Updated - 12/07/2019
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by | 07.12.2019 | 6:19pm Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry's homebred Mr Havercamp surprised Saratoga bettors at 13-1 in Friday's Grade 3 Forbidden Apple, taking the lead in mid-stretch and holding off late runs from Hembree and favorite Qurbaan to win by a half-length. It was the 5-year-old Court Vision gelding's first start since December, and he completed a mile over the yielding turf course in 1:37.50. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips, Mr Havercamp was the second winner on the c

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DAUGHTERS OF CURLIN LOOK TO DELIVER FOR DAY PHILLIPS IN ONTARIO MATRON

Updated - 11/07/2019
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TORONTO, July 10, 2019 – Stakes winner Dixie Moon and stakes placed Katie Baby provide trainer Catherine Day Phillips with a solid one-two punch in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Matron, at Woodbine. The 1 1/16-mile main track feature for fillies and mares, three-years-old and upward, has drawn a competitive field of 11 starters, including Day Phillips’ Ontario-bred duo. A four-year-old daughter of Curlin, Dixie Moon arrives at the Ontario Matron off a third-place showing in the Grade 3 Trillium Stakes, contested on June 16 at Woodbine. The five-time winner from 15 starts for owner-breeders Sean and Do

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Katie Baby, Summer Sunday to Meet in Hendrie Stakes

Updated - 09/06/2019
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Anderson Farms Ontario's homebred Katie Baby, a 4-year-old daughter of Curlin , takes on seven rivals in the $125,000 Hendrie Stakes (G3) June 9 at Woodbine. (more…)

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Katie Baby Chases Stakes Glory in Grade 3 Hendrie

Updated - 06/06/2019
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Woodbine.com TORONTO, June 6, 2019 – Bred and owned by Anderson Farms Ontario, Katie Baby, a four-year-old daughter of Curlin, takes on seven rivals in Sunday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Hendrie Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips, Katie Baby arrives at the 6 ½-furlong main track Hendrie, for older fillies and mares, off a sharp allowance score at seven panels on the Toronto oval Tapeta. Sent off as the 2-5 mutuel choice, the chestnut converted a 3 ½-length lead at track announcer Robert Geller’s stretch call into a five-length romp on May 5. It was the second win from four starts for Katie Baby

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Catherine Day Phillips, Trainer featured in Snowbirds Report

Updated - 13/02/2019
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This week, we check in with trainer Catherine Day Phillips. While Day Phillips had a quiet week on the track last week, her horses are beginning to ramp up at Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. Among those are Mr Havercamp and Dixie Moon, who both were named finalists in two separate categories for the 2018 Sovereign Awards. Mr Havercamp was named a finalist in the Older Male and Turf Male divisions, while Dixie Moon was named a finalist in the Three-year-old Fi

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Artilena has Woodbine Oaks as a goal for next year

Updated - 15/12/2018
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DRF By Alex Campbell
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Trainer Catherine Day Phillips captured the Ontario Lassie Stakes for the second year in a row on Dec. 9, sending out Artilena to victory over Hastalavistababy. Day Phillips won the 2017 edition of the Ontario Lassie with Dixie Moon, who went on to win this year’s Woodbine Oaks. Day Phillips will be hoping Artilena can follow in Dixie Moon’s footsteps next season, and will put together Artilena’s 3-year-old campaign with the Woodbine Oaks in mind. “It’s certainly on our radar,” she said. “She’s had a produc

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Notice Me looks to live up to her name in South Ocean Stakes

Updated - 14/11/2018
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Woodbine Media, TORONTO, November 14, 2018 – A two-year-old daughter of Court Vision, Notice Me sets her sights on her first added-money triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 South Ocean Stakes, at Woodbine Racetrack. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips, who also co-owns with P.A. Fullerton Stables and Peter C. Reich, Notice Me arrives at the 1 1/16-mile main track event for Ontario-sired freshman fillies off a fourth-place finish in the Victorian Queen Stakes, on September 22. Sent off as the second choice, the dark bay bumped at the start with eventual winner Silent Mistake, before she rallied down the lane in the six-

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