Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Post positions for Breeders’ Cup including six Woodbine-based entries


October 29 – Six Woodbine-based horses are among the final entries for the 29th Breeders' Cup World Championships, set for Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, California, this Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3.

Post-positions and morning-line odds for Delegation (Post 2, Dirt Mile), Dynamic Sky (Post 6, Juvenile), Pool Play (Post 1, Classic), Spring in the Air (Post 3, Juvenile Fillies), Spring Venture (Post 5, Juvenile Fillies Turf), all for Woodbine-based trainer Mark Casse, and Nancy O (Post 9, Juvenile Fillies Turf) for Woodbine conditioner Carolyn Costigan, were established in an afternoon press conference at Santa Anita Park.


Other horses with Canadian connections include undefeated U.S.-based, Canadian-owned Awesome Feather (owner Stronach Stables), who drew post 5 in the Ladies Classic, multiple graded stakes-winning Ontario-bred millionaire, Marketing Mix, who has post 9 in the Filly & Mare Turf, Bridgetown (owner-breeder Melnyk Racing Stables), who will leave from post 9 in the Turf Sprint, and Jersey Town (owner Charles Fipke), post 3 for the Dirt Mile.

Pool Play, bred in Ontario by the historic Windfields Farm, will compete in the $5-million Classic, following his win in the Grade 2 Hawthorne Gold Cup in Illinois. The son of Silver Deputy has post 1.

Woodbine rider Patrick Husbands rides Delegation, Spring in the Air and Spring Venture. Luis Contreras gets the call on Dynamic Sky and Davy Moran is in the irons for Nancy O.

Complete fields and updates are available at http://www.breederscup.com. Further details about the Canadian horses will be available at http://www.woodbineracetrack.com.

Friday’s Breeders’ Cup races will air in Canada on TSN2 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, while Saturday’s races will also be on TSN2 (3:30pm to 9:00pm)

Canadian-connected horses in the Breeders’ Cup:

FRIDAY

JUVENILE SPRINT
(none)

MARATHON
-Commander (Hastings Park-based with Troy Taylor, owned by Canadians Glen Todd and Patrick Kinsella, who make up the North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc.) drew post 11 and will be ridden by former Hastings leading rider Mario Gutierrez. Listed at 15-1 in the morning line.

JUVENILE FILLIES TURF
-Nancy O (Woodbine-based with trainer Carolyn Costigan, co-owned by her father Robert Costigan of Mississauga) drew post 9 and will be ridden by Woodbine regular David Moran. Listed at 30-1 in the morning line.
-Spring Venture (Woodbine-based with trainer Mark Casse) drew post 5 and will be ridden by Woodbine’s current leading jockey Patrick Husbands. Listed at 5-1 in the morning line.

JUVENILE FILLIES
-Spring in the Air (Woodbine-based with trainer Mark Casse, Ontario-bred by Winstar Farm LLC) drew post 3 and will be ridden by Woodbine’s current leading jockey Patrick Husbands. Listed at 15-1 in the morning line.

FILLY AND MARE TURF
-Marketing Mix (Ontario-bred by Sean Fitzhenry) drew post 9. Listed at 9-2 in the morning line.

LADIES’ CLASSIC
-Awesome Feather (owned by Stronach Stables of Aurora, Ontario) drew post 5. Listed at 3-1 in the morning line.

SATURDAY

JUVENILE TURF
-Know More (owned by J. Paul Reddam of Windsor, Ontario) drew post 13. Listed at 8-1 in the morning line.

FILLY AND MARE SPRINT
(none)

DIRT MILE
-Delegation (Woodbine-based with trainer Mark Casse, Ontario-bred by Arosa Farms) drew post 2 and will be ridden by Woodbine’s current leading jockey Patrick Husbands. Listed at 12-1 in the morning line.
-Jersey Town (Canadian-owned and bred by Charles Fipke of Kelowna, B.C.) drew post 3. Listed at 4-1 in the morning line.
-Second City (owned by J. Paul Reddam of Windsor, Ontario) drew post 9 and will be ridden by former Hastings leading rider Mario Gutierrez. Listed at 30-1 in the morning line.

TURF SPRINT
-Bridgetown (Canadian-owned and bred by Melnyk Racing Stables of Toronto) drew post 9. Listed at 9-2 in the morning line.
-Upgrade (trained by Calgary native Michele Nihei) drew post 6. Listed at 30-1 in the morning line.

JUVENILE
-Dynamic Sky (Woodbine-based with trainer Mark Casse, Ontario-bred by Arosa Farms) drew post 6 and will be ridden by reigning Woodbine champion jockey Luis Contreras. Listed at 12-1 in the morning line.
-He’s Had Enough (owned by J. Paul Reddam of Windsor, Ontario) drew post 3 and will be ridden by former Hastings leading rider Mario Gutierrez. Listed at 20-1 in the morning line.

TURF
-Cogito (owned by J. Paul Reddam of Windsor, Ontario) drew post 6. Listed at 30-1 in the morning line.

SPRINT
-Boxeur des Rues (owned by J. Paul Reddam of Windsor, Ontario) drew post 14 and will be ridden by former Hastings leading rider Mario Gutierrez. Listed at 30-1 in the morning line.

MILE
-Animal Kingdom (owned by Team Valor, a U.S. syndicate, in which Ray Bouchard of Winnipeg is a member) drew post 5. Listed at 8-1 in the morning line.

CLASSIC
-Handsome Mike (owned by J. Paul Reddam of Windsor, Ontario) drew post 7 and will be ridden by former Hastings leading rider Mario Gutierrez. Listed at 30-1 in the morning line.
-Pool Play (Woodbine-based with trainer Mark Casse, Ontario-bred by Windfields Farms) drew post 1. Listed at 30-1 in the morning line.



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