Horse Racing

Kimura Tops Woodbine Meet for the second year in a row


Kazushi Kimura earned for the second time in a row Honeysuckle horse racing crown with 152 wins at the meeting, while his mount earned CA$8.9 million.

Born in Hokkaido, Kimura joined the horse racing colony Woodbine as a 19-year-old apprentice in 2018 and made a strong first impression. He completed his first Woodbine campaign in sixth place on the leaderboard with 89 wins and his mounts grossed over CA$2.3 million.

This year, Kimura won 15 shares, six of which are graded, at the Toronto oval, including EP Taylor Stakes (G1) with rogir King Edward Stakes (G2) on the train Filo Di Arianna Dominant Day Shares (G3) with across and Cups and Plates with My dear Philip .

Winner of the Eclipse Award as North America’s Outstanding Apprentice, Kimura also won the same Sovereign Award in both 2018 and 2019 and a Sovereign in 2021 as Outstanding Racer of Canada.

Rafael Hernandez, runner-up with 122 wins, leads the way with 17 bet wins, including Queen’s Plate Stakes (now known as King’s Plate) with intern Kevin Attard Moira .

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Mark Casse topped the coach rankings for the 14th time with 119 wins and CA$9.9 ​​million in earnings.

For the first time, Al and Bill Ulwelling are the most profitable owners with $1.6 million CA in the wallet. Bruno Schickedanz leads all owners with 46 wins.

This press release has been edited by BloodHorse Staff for content and style.

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