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Desert Encounter and jockey Andrea Atzeni winning the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International (Grade 1) on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Desert Encounter wins Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine

Desert Encounter, closing stoutly on the outside under jockey Andrea Atzeni, ran down the 3-1 favourite Thundering Blue in the closing yards to score by a length and lead a 1-2 sweep for European invaders in Saturday’s Grade 1, $800,000…

Toronto Maple Leafs alum Darcy Tucker, the guest drawmaster, with jockeys Steven Bahen (left) and Luis Contreras (right) at the post position draw for Saturday's $800,000 Pattison Canadian International (Grade 1), at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

The Field is Set for the Pattison Canadian International

Thundering Blue, coming off an impressive win in Sweden’s Group 3 Stockholm Cup International, heads a large and competitive field of 11 for Saturday’s Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack. The Pattison Canadian International, encompassing the full mile…

Thundering Blue prepping for the Pattison Canadian International, set for Saturday, Oct. 13, at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

European Stars Touch Down for Pattison Canadian International

Touching down in Toronto late Monday evening, Pattison Canadian International contender Thundering Blue had his first feel of Woodbine’s E.P Taylor turf course on Tuesday morning with assistant trainer Kim Johnstone aboard. “I think it was a massive culture shock…

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Chad Brown Looks for More Grade 1 Glory at Woodbine

The Grade 1 hits just keep on coming for Chad Brown, the latest being Keeneland’s First Lady (A Raving Beauty) and Belmont’s Champagne (Complexity) and Beldame (Wow Cat) just yesterday. On Saturday, with Brown juggernaut will roll into Woodbine with…

Tiz a Slam and Steven Bahen winning the Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes on July 22 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Roger Attfield Seeks First Pattison Canadian International Win

Tiz a Slam did not win the Northern Dancer, the Grade 1 turf race over the Pattison Canadian International course and distance which is the major local prep for the $800,000 main event at Woodbine. But the Chiefswood Stable homebred,…

Thoroughbreds thundering down the stretch of Woodbine’s world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course, which will be the site of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International (Grade 1) on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Excitement Mounts for Bandua’s Woodbine Turf Debut in Pattison

Jack Sisterson is no newcomer to the racetrack but is a recent addition to the training ranks after being engaged by the storied Calumet Farm to train Bandua. Now, after just a few months on the job, Sisterson will be visiting…

English Illusion and jockey Rafael Hernandez winning the OLG Halton Stakes on August 29 at Woodbine Racetrack..

An Early Look at the Pattison Canadian International Field

English Illusion looks to give local connections International headlines To dream the possible dream? The connections of English Illusion, a five-year-old Ontario-bred son of English Channel, have answered that question with a spot in the starting gate for the Grade…

Retired NHL player Darcy Tucker, a fan favourite who played with the Toronto Maple Leafs for nine seasons, will serve as the guest drawmaster at the Pattison Canadian International post position draw on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo courtesy of Hockey Hall of Fame

Toronto Maple Leafs Alum Darcy Tucker Will be Drawmaster for Pattison 

The post position draw for the 81st running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International (Grade 1) will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Woodbine Racetrack with Toronto Maple Leafs alum Darcy Tucker serving as guest drawmaster. Retired NHL player…

Jockey Luis Contreras celebrates Johnny Bear's second victory in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes on September 15, 2018 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Pattison Canadian International to headline a stellar stakes program at Woodbine

Twenty-seven horses have been nominated to the 81st running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International, a 1-1/2 mile Grade 1 event which will be contested on Saturday, Oct. 13 over Woodbine’s world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course in Toronto. The Pattison…

Bullards Alley won the Pattison Canadian International. Photo by Michael Burns

Bullard’s Alley Romps in Pattison Canadian International

Bullard’s Alley, sent away at 42-1, recorded the most dominant victory in Pattison Canadian International history with a romping 10 3/4-length score in Sunday’s Grade 1, $800,000 1 1/2 mile turf feature for three-year-olds and upward. The victory was the…

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