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.
Saturday, October 20 2012
A Friday five for Jesse Campbell
TORONTO, October 19 – Jockey Jesse Campbell enjoyed a memorable day of racing at Woodbine on Friday, riding five winners on the nine-race card.
Campbell, who won his first career race at Arlington Park on July 20, 1995, on a horse (Apostle Island) trained by his father, Michael Campbell, and bred by his grandfather, moved his tack to Woodbine in 2011.
Thursday, October 18 2012
Is Cup & Saucer His Race to Win?
TORONTO, October 17 – Although he hasn’t reached the winner’s circle in his first two starts, Sam-Son Farm’s His Race to Win comes into his initial stakes appearance, Saturday’s $250,000 Cup & Saucer at Woodbine, heading in the right direction.
A two-year-old bay son of Stormy Atlantic, His Race to Win enters the 1 1/16-mile turf Cup & Saucer off a second-place finish in a one mile and 70 yard Polytrack race (originally slated for the E.P. Taylor Turf Course), on September 23.
Monday, October 15 2012
E.P. TAYLOR STAKES, NEARCTIC STAKES, DURHAM CUP
Siyouma sensational in E.P. Taylor
TORONTO, October 14 - Siyouma made the lead at the top of the lane and held on strong to win the $1-million Grade 1 E.P Taylor Stakes, a Breeders' Cup Win & You're In event, Sunday at Woodbine.
Friday, October 12 2012
Highly Competitive Field of 11 to Contest Pattison Canadian Internat’l
TORONTO, October 11 – Imperial Monarch, Reliable Man, Joshua Tree and Wigmore Hall head a highly-competitive cast of 11 for the $1.5 million, Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International on the richest day of the thoroughbred racing season in Canada, Sunday at Woodbine.
In addition to the mile and one-half Pattison, Canada’s richest horse race, two other turf stakes will highlight the undercard - the $1 million, Grade 1 E.P. Taylor, at one mile and one-quarter, for fillies and mares, and the six furlong, $500,000 Grade 1 Nearctic, for three-year-olds and upward.
Wednesday, October 10 2012
EARLY LOOK AT THE PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL
AIR SUPPORT WILL GET PLENTY OF IT IN PCI
Stuart Janney III's homebred Air Support, a four-year-old son of Smart Strike, certainly figures to be well-backed in Sunday's Grade 1, $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International, at one and one-half miles over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
Tuesday, October 09 2012
PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL
TORONTO, October 8 - Prince Will I Am, a multiple graded stakes winner on the turf, is hoping to be crowned victorious in Sunday’s Grade 1, $1.5-million Pattison Canadian International.
A five-time winner through 17 career starts, Prince Will I Am proved he was no pauper when taking the Grade 1 Jamaica Handicap at Belmont on October, 9, 2010, from out of the clouds.
Monday, October 08 2012
Pattison Canadian International Notes
TORONTO, October 7 - Wigmore Hall, a five-year-old son of High Chaparral, will look to improve on his perfect two-for-two record over Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course, in Sunday's $1.5-million Pattison Canadian International.
Boasting back-to-back scores in the $500,000, Grade 1 Northern Dancer Stakes, trainer Michael Bell notes that Wigmore Hall will be facing stiffer competition in the International.
River Seven Flows to Upset Score in Grey Stakes
TORONTO, October 7 – River Seven, at 7-1, bested five rivals, including the previously unbeaten Uncaptured, the 2-5 choice, in Sunday’s Grade 3, $224,800 Grey Stakes, at Woodbine.
Owned by Tucci Stables and trained by Nick Gonzalez, River Seven, a two-year-old son of Johannesburg, broke his maiden in style, a three-quarter length win in the 1 1/16-mile feature.
Sunday, October 07 2012
Spring Venture stays unbeaten in Mazarine
TORONTO, October 6 - Spring Venture, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Patrick Husbands, stayed unbeaten while prevailing under a hand ride, Saturday at Woodbine, in the featured $201,000, Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes.
Joshua Tree looks for winning edge in International
TORONTO, October 6 - Joshua Tree, trained by Marco Botti, is back for a third consecutive appearance in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International, set for Sunday, October 14 at Woodbine.
The son of champion Montjeu won the 2010 edition by a head over Mores Wells, when trained by Aidan O’Brien. Last year, as an 11-1 shot, he finished second to an even bigger longshot, 22-1 runaway winner Sarah Lynx, while under Botti’s care.
Thursday, October 04 2012
Shenandoah Lady tests two turns, looks to deliver a first in Mazarine
TORONTO, October 3 – Shenandoah Lady, set to tackle 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s $200,000 Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine, will look to deliver trainer Steve Attard his first graded stakes score.
A dark bay daughter of the late Purim (20-1 winner of the 2007 Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile), Shenandoah Lady ventures into the Grade 3 Mazarine off a sixth-place finish, albeit just three lengths behind the winner, in the Grade 2 Natalma, contested over a ‘yielding’ E.P. Taylor Turf Course on September 15.