HAY! IT’S THE OAKS and I could win! RESENTLESS hams it up for DAVE LANDRY.



E’s Have It, post position draw on ice today

THOROUGHBLOG will update later when the post positions have been drawn for the WOODBINE OAKS and PLATE TRIAL today. The draw occurs at the WEGZ STADIUM BAR in Vaughn at Noon.

While posts will mean zilch for both races since the field are not big, the exact horses going into the Trial is not know since there are other races that are written on Sunday that could lure Trial runners.

As far as the 55th Oaks goes, the two big names are EEEE-XCITING – EMBUR’S SONG and ERNFOLD. A win by any other filly, six others are expected to enter, would be an upset.

Icing on the cake is the presence of JOANNIE ROCHETTE as the guest of honour for the draw. She’s the Olympic bronze medallist who skated days after her mother passed away suddenly, it was an inspiration to us all.

More ice – CURTIS JOSEPH has a horse in the race (Moment of Majesty). The former NHL goalie attracted a lot of attention when he had MILLENIUM ALLSTAR in the Plate years ago, the hype may not be the same but if he shows up, he could attract most of the attention.

All the fillies in the race are American sired except one – RESENTLESS is by Gardiner Farms’ stallion TRAJECTORY.

Three are homebreds, bred by the owners, and the prices paid for the gals at auction range from  $100,000-$170,000.

OIL PAINTING is a maiden, she has yet to win a race, but she has been a nose behind ISABEAU’S ELEGANCE, and a neck behind ROAN INISH.

Two are stakes winners – Resentless and Roan Inish.

CAROLYN COSTIGAN (Roan Inish) and SUE LESLIE (Moment of Majesty) are seeking to become the first women trainers to win the Oaks.


BILL DWYRE HAS IT RIGHT ON…Zenyatta going for 17-17, no hype

Zenyatta win would merit a citation

With a 17th straight victory, the unbeaten mare could surpass Cigar and Triple Crown winner Citation.

June 08, 2010|Bill Dwyre

Los Angeles Times

Once again, racing giveth and it taketh away. It is alternately the sport of kings and the playground of the pigheaded.

 Sunday should be a day of unobstructed joy and pride at Hollywood Park, even if Zenyatta doesn’t do what everybody assumes she will. The unbeaten 6-year-old mare will be attempting to establish a modern-day record for top-echelon thoroughbreds with her 17th straight victory. That would surpass some pretty fast company, namely Cigar and Citation.

All the attention should be on that. This is huge, even if your idea of following horse racing is two hours in front of the TV set every first Saturday in May.

Citation won a Triple Crown in 1948, one of only 11 …

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