Tag: Mighty Heart

Champion Mighty Heart's last victory came in November's Grade 2 Autumn Stakes at Woodbine. The two-Time Canadian Horse of the Year opens his 5-year-old season Saturday in the Grade 3 Ben Ali at Keeneland. (Image: Woodbine/Michael Burns Photo)

Canadian Champion Mighty Heart Back for More at Keeneland

Saturday’s Grade 3 Ben Ali at Keeneland will feature a champion horse who didn’t show up at February’s Eclipse Awards. Instead, Mighty Heart showed up once again at last week’s Sovereign Awards in Canada. Did he ever. The popular one-eyed horse carted off his second consecutive Sovereign for Horse of […]

Fearless, shown here winning the Gulfstream Mile, won three of his last four races at Gulfstream. He comes in as one of the horses to beat in Saturday's Grade 3 Harlan's Holiday Stakes. (Image: Lauren King/Coglianese Photos)

Fearless, Mighty Heart Seek Redemption In Harlan’s Holiday Stakes

On what is generally a quiet weekend on the graded stakes front, one of the most intriguing duels this weekend involves Fearless vs. Mighty Heart, who led the parade into Saturday’s Grade 3 Harlan’s Holiday at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16-mile Harlan’s Holiday is the primary prep for next month’s […]

H C Holiday is the lukewarm favorite to win the second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown: Tuesday's Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie.(Image: Michael Burns Photo)

Prince of Wales Comes Without Queen’s Plate Winner Safe Conduct

You won’t find a Safe Conduct path to a Canadian Triple Crown this year, but you will find an eclectic field for the second jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown – the 86th edition of the Prince of Wales Stakes. That eclectic field of eight, Canadian-bred 3-year-olds goes 1 3/16 miles […]

Mighty Heart and trainer Josie Carroll strike a pose before last year's Breeders' Stakes. The reigning Canadian Horse of the Year headlines the seven-horse field in Woodbine's Dominion Day Stakes. (Image: Michael Burns Photo)

Mighty Heart, Canada’s One-Eyed Darling, Heads Dominion Day Field

Remember Mighty Heart, the reigning Canadian Horse of the Year? The now-4-year-old headlines the field in the Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes, Woodbine’s flagship race on Canada Day. The July 1 Dominion Day Stakes takes its contestants 1 1/16 miles over Woodbine’s all-weather Tapeta surface. Waiting for Mighty Heart are […]

Mighty Heart's 7 1/2-length victory in the 2020 Queen's Plate came with the third-largest handle in event history. The 2021 event is Aug. 22. (Image: John Watkins)

Canada’s Queen’s Plate Moves to August, Stays in Late Summer

Banking on extended time allowing the COVID-19 pandemic to subside and spectators to return, Woodbine Entertainment announced the 162nd running of the Queen’s Plate will take place Sunday, Aug. 22 at Woodbine Racetrack. The first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, the $1 million Queen’s Plate is typically held at […]

Jockey Daisuke Fukumoto and Mighty Heart raise the hopes of race fans that they can win Canada's first Triple Crown in 17 years. The one-eyed horse, who wears a ball over his missing eye, is the even-money favorite in Saturday's Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine. (Image: Nathan Denette)

From One Eye, Mighty Heart Sees a Path to the Canadian Triple Crown

Many eyes on Saturday will be on one-eyed Mighty Heart, focused to see if the small 3-year-old can run to his name and become the first Canadian Triple Crown winner in 17 years. Mighty Heart, your even-money favorite, headlines Saturday’s Breeders’ Stakes from Woodbine Racetrack outside Toronto. The 1 ½-mile […]

One-eyed Mighty Heart made his rivals see dirt en route to his dominant Queen's Plate victory. He is the 7/5 favorite for the Canadian Triple Crown's second leg -- the Prince of Wales Stakes. (Image: Michael Burns/Woodbine)

Queen’s Plate Winner Mighty Heart Made Prince of Wales Stakes Favorite

Mighty Heart’s days of sneaking up on rivals have ended after he blew his rivals away on Saturday in the Queen’s Plate. That explains his 7/5 favorite status for Tuesday’s Prince of Wales Stakes. the second leg of Canada’s Triple Crown. The marquee event at Fort Erie Racetrack in Ontario, […]