RYAN MOORE AND HIS CHANCES TODAY IN INTERNATIONAL AND E.P. TAYLOR
“I have been lucky enough to win this race for the last three years and while I see Idaho has been made a short-priced favourite, I think he has a pretty tough task on his hands.
TORONTO STAR TALKS TO JOHN WARREN, FRIEND/ADVISOR FOR HM THE QUEEN
More than 150 years ago, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, offered a prize for a new horse race in Canada. It was called the Queen’s Plate and today it is one of the most famous races on the continent.
On Sunday, Queen Elizabeth, an avid horsewoman and racehorse owner, will start her first horse at Woodbine Racetrack as Dartmouth will take on eight rivals in the 79th Canadian International. Dartmouth recently provided The Queen, who is 90, with a thrilling win at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in Eng…
DANISH DYNAFORMER HOPING FOR FIRM TURF ON SUNDAY
from Woodbine Media – Charles Fipke’s Danish Dynaformer will represent Canada’s local chance in Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International.
The four-year-old Dynaformer bay, bred in Ontario by his owner, captured the Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes here on July 3 and has since finished off-the-board when fifth in the Grade 1 Arlington Million and fifth, last time out, in Woodbine’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer over ‘good’ turf.
“He needs a firm turf and a good honest pace, and I don’t think he’s going to get either in there to be honest,” said Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield.
Attfield believes the effort in the 1 ¼-mile Arlington Million was much better than it may appear on paper.
“That wasn’t really firm turf either,” said Attfield of the Million effort when defeated less than two lengths. “He stumbled at the break and ended up at the back. He made quite a good run and he didn’t have a real clear path doing it. He wasn’t beaten far and it was a little shorter than he likes.
“He’s more effective if the ground is really firm. At this time of year it’s never going to be that hard, rattling firm, but he can really explode for a quarter of a mile if he gets switched off early,” continued Attfield. “On a ‘good’ turf, he’ll come, but he doesn’t have that same kick.”
Joel Rosario will be aboard for the first time.
MANDATORY JACKPOT HI-5 PAYOUT ON INTERNATIONAL CARD
Sunday’s 11-race Pattison Canadian International card includes a variety of wagering options for horseplayers including a $50,000 Guaranteed Pick 5 (Races 2-6); $150,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 (Races 4-7); $150,000 Guaranteed Pick 5 (Race 7-11); and a $250,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 (Races 8-11).
The eleventh, and final, race on Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International card will offer a mandatory payout on the Thoroughbred JackPot Hi-5 which currently boasts a carryover of $464,321.44.
The JackPot Hi-5, which offers a 20-cent minimum and a takeout of 15%, has not been won since August 6. For further information visit www.WoodbineEntertainment.com/JackpotHi5.
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