Photos By Micheal Burns

John A. Ross, founder of John Ross Racing Stable, started his career early in life working during childhood after school and during the summer for equestrian Gold medalist, Tom Gayford warming up horses before they went into the jumping ring.

He followed this experience as an exercise rider for Conn Smythe Stable, and working for Laurie Silvera, Mac Benson, Minshall Farms and Huntington Stud Farm.

His career as an elite thoroughbred trainer base at Woodbine raceway spans 23 years, and has just recently surpassed 500th career victories.

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A professional training stable located in Ontario specializing in producing top preforming thoroughbred racehorses.

With extensive experience, we realize thoroughbred horse racing is first and formost a team sport, and that that the owner/trainer relationship is the most important relationship in racing.

We provide our clients with a full range of services to including consultant and agent reperesentation during the purchasing process.

Based at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto Ontario.

2018 race HIGHLIGHT
Featured Race: The 2018 PRINCE OF WALES STAKES
Fort Erie Raceway, july 24th, 2018

TORONTO, april 08


Aheadbyacentury caputing the second place finish in the 159th running of the Price of Wales Stakes.



Aheadbyacentury at the 159th running of the queen's plate

Aheadbyacentury, with Woodbine’s Luis Contreras aboard at 28-to-1 odds, was second in the 16-horse field
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Aheadbyacentury Queen's Plate Profile
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Aheadbyacentury finishes ahead in the Coronation Futurity at Woodbine

There’s a line in the iconic Tragically Hip song Ahead by a Century that goes, “Rain falls in real time and rain fell through the night.”
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aheadbyacentury wining sundays maiden allowance at Woodbine Raceway

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Contreras wins at Prince of Wales Stakes

“It’s unbelievable,” said a smiling Contreras. “I’m so glad this horse found me and brought me here. Last time, I learned you had to ride this horse all the way. He’ll give you everything he has if you keep riding him.
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Lokinforpursemonee pulls 14-1 shocker in Woodstock

TORONTO, April 22 - Lokinforpursemonee, patiently and confidently handled by Luis Contreras, rallied impressively to take Saturday's $115,800 Woodstock Stakes, at Woodbine.

Lokinforpursemonee tries two turns in Kingarvie

TORONTO, September 22 - J.R. Racing Stable Inc.'s Lokinforpursemonee will look to stretch his talent around two turns in Sunday's $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes.

"He's a blessing. He's like an ATM on four legs,"
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AUGUST Video highlight

Raglan Road holding for 3rd at 2016 Muskoka Stakes at Woodbine Raceway
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Lokinforpursemonee with a win at The 2016 Victoria Stakes at Woodbine Raceway
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Ultraflame Winning the 2016 Deputy Minister Stakes at Woodbine Raceway
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Ultraflame fires up the rail to win Deputy Minister

Ultraflame saved all the ground under jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson before surging up the rail to a convincing first stakes win in Wednesday night’s $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes, at Woodbine. Read More...

John Ross may have a gem in Lokinforpursemonee
By Steve Buffery, Toronto Sun
july 17th, 2016

Many punters at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday were expecting the two-year-old colt Arcen to be crowned King of the Victoria Stakes.
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Video highlight

Raglan Road taking second place at The 2016 Nandi Stakes at Woodbine June 25th, 2016.
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jr stables in the NEWS

R U Watchingbud returns in Deputy Minister
TORONTO, July 18

R U Watchingbud, who unseated rider Emma-Jayne Wilson last time out in the Plate Trial, makes his return to the races in Wednesday night's $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes, at Woodbine.
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Thoroughbred trainer John Ross keeps barn strong after sale of Lexie Lou
TOronto SUN -
Thursday, June 11, 2015

 With Lexie Lou gone, Ross  has carried on admirably  and has again shown his  ability with younger horses,  as Brooklynsway led his  stable with victories in the  Muskoka and Princess  Elizabeth Stakes last year.

  Brooklynsway is entered in  the $500,000 Woodbine  Oaks this Sunday for
  three-year-old fillies.

The Mississauga-resident also has a horse, R U Watchingbud, entered in Sunday’s Queen’s Plate Trial Stakes. read more....

Brooklynsway, ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson, outnodded Galina Point in the last strides to spring a 7-1 upset in the $250,000 Bison City Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine.

The mile and one-sixteenth Bison City, the second leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies, was missing Academic, the shocking winner of the Woodbine Oaks last month, who had elected instead to contest the Queen’s Plate on July 5.
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R U Watchingbud up in time in Queenston

R U Watchingbud, under a determined ride by Emma-Jayne Wilson, nailed Hammerstein in the final stride to capture Saturday's $150,000
Queenston Stakes, at Woodbine.

Owned and trained by John Ross, R U Watchingbud arrived at the seven furlong 'Poly' stake for Canadian-bred sophomores from a solid fourth-place effort in a Keeneland allowance tilt while making his seasonal debut.
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***aheadbyacentury racks up another prestigious 2nd place victory in the second leg of the canadian triple crown at the 2018 RUnning of the prince of wales stakes ***  ***Outstanding finish for aheadbyacentury in the 2018 RUnning of the queen"s Plate to take second***   ***rain or shine Aheadbyacentury comes through capturing the 114th Running of the prestigious Coronation Futurity***   ***congratulations to  aheadbyacentury  for winning sundays The maiden allowance at Woodbine Raceway***   ***cool catomine pulls off the upset to take the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown with a win at the 2017 Prince of Wales Stakes in fort erie***   ***The Stable celebrates the 2017 Canada Day Weekend in style with a dominating win for  Ultraflame  in a $25000 Claiming and a stunning win for  Cool Catomine in the Maiden Alowance.***   ***Lokinforpursemonee shocks the crowd in his seasonal debut taking first in the 2017 Woodstock stakes from a heavily favored field***       


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