Marine S.

TDN Rising Star Shirl’s Speight Heads Marine

Despite facing more seasoned rivals in Saturday's GIII Marine S. at Woodbine, Shirl's Speight (Speightstown) looms large in the traditional primer for the Queen's Plate, scheduled for Sept. 12. Sent off at 3-1 for a trainer not typically known for his first-time starters, the Roger Attfield trainee took control in the early going of the seven-furlong turf test July 4 and rolled home an emphatic eight-length winner under Rafael Hernandez, becoming a TDN Rising Star in the process. The Charles Fipke hombred is out of Perfect Shirl (Perfect Soul {Ire})--a...

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Woodbine Releases 2020 Stakes Schedule

Woodbine Entertainment announced the 2020 stakes schedule for the 2020 Thoroughbred meet. Among changes for 2020, the Thoroughbred season kicks off Apr. 18, featuring the Star Shoot S. and Woodstock S. Also moved this season, The Fury S. and Queenston S. will be contested May 2, while the GIII Selene S. and GIII Marine S. have been rescheduled to May 16. Additional changes to the 2020 stakes schedule include the South Ocean S. (Nov. 14), Frost King S. (Nov. 15), GIII Mazarine S. (Nov. 22), GIII Grey S. (Nov. 22),...

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