Mr. Havercamp Returns a Winner in the Steady Growth Stakes

Updated - 16/06/2018
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TORONTO, June 16, 2018 – Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s homebred stakes winner Mr Havercamp was victorious in his four-year-old debut on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine, defeating past winners of the Steady Growth Stakes in this year’s $100,000 edition. With Eurico Rosa Da Silva aboard, Mr Havercamp took over command in the stretch of the 1-1/16 mile Ontario Sired Stakes from late leader Keen Gizmo, the defending champion, who finished third this time out as 2016 Steady Growth winner Where’s the Widget came on from the backfield to nab the runner-up role. “He’s just an amazing horse, I’m just so proud and

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Mr Havercamp set for seasonal debut in Steady Growth

Updated - 14/06/2018
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TORONTO, June 13, 2018 – The highly-regarded stakes winner Mr Havercamp from the Catherine Day Phillips stable will make the first start of his four-year-old campaign this weekend in the $100,000 Steady Growth Stakes featured on Saturday afternoon’s racing program at Woodbine. Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s homebred Court Vision gelding headlines a field of 11 in the Ontario Sired Stakes event for horses three years old and up which will be contested on the Tapeta over 1-1/16 miles. Mr Havercamp will return to action following a debut season in 2017 that earned him runner-up Sovereign Awards recognition in the

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Queen’s Plate: Dixie Moon enters Woodbine Oaks with eyes on bigger prize

Updated - 09/06/2018
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Daily Racing Form - Alex Campbell ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Trainer Catherine Day Phillips and owners and breeders Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry are attacking the Queen’s Plate for the second year in a row. At this time last year, Day Phillips and the Fitzhenry family were celebrating a victory in the Plate Trial with Guy Caballero. This year, Guy Caballero’s younger half-sister Dixie Moon is looking to claim her place in the Queen’s Plate starting gate. She is expected to be among the favorites for Saturday’s $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, which would serve as her final prep for the $1 million Queen’s Plate on June 30

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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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