Filly Lexie Lou captured the 115th running of the $1-million Queen's Plate on Sunday. The Woodbine Oaks winner, the 3/1 second choice, covered the 1 1/4-mile race in an unofficial time of 2:03.94 on the polytrack at Woodbine Racetrack to earn trainer Mark Casse his first-ever Plate victory. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
JK Endofanera roared down the stretch to take the $1 million North America Cup, Canada's richest harness race, on Saturday. It was the second Cup win for jockey Brian Sears, who took the 2005 edition with Rocknroll Hanover, but the first for trainer Ron Burke and owner 3 Brothers Stables (Alan, Steven and Ronnie Katz) of New York City. Full Story.
Lucky Number Three?
He's one of Canada's most successful trainers but one accomplishment missing from Mark Casse's impressive resume is a Queen's Plate victory. The six-time Sovereign award winner as the country's top conditioner will send three horses postward Sunday in search of his first career win in North America's oldest, continuously run stakes event. Full Story.