TODAY’S NEWS – the Big Three races at Woodbine on Saturday, on ESPN2…Woodbine news (more whip stuff)…LINDROS, our horsey friend, dies…..


OCT15marsh1.jpgJUST AS WELL (LEFT) and MARSH SIDE (tongue out), plus QUIJANO (yellow and black) are back at it against the troubled CHAMPS ELYSEES in the Can. International on Saturday. Those 4 just ran in the messy Northern Dancer Stakes.


Dave Landry photo.







Collectively, the Grade 1 Canadian International, E.P. Taylor and Nearctic Stakes are 3 races in a row that are going to be exciting and fun to watch Saturday on the last big day of racing at Woodbine for 2009.

The grass races are events 8 through 10 on the 11 race card.

A Pick 4 and Pick 3 are offered using those races.

Whether the Win and You’re In events have any impact on the Breeders Cup on the first weekend of November remains to be seen but the races are intriguing from a betting standpoint.


ALSO – SEMINAR at 11 a.m. on Saturday with special INTERNATIONAL GUESTS and handicapping the big card

and…GET YOUR TODOS for the big race (, the “only system in North American to rate Northern American horses on par with the EUROS….

8th (4:23)

Nearctic S. (G2)

6 Furlongs (Turf) | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up Stakes | Purse: $500,000

Prg. #    PP    Horse    Jockey    Trainer    Wt.    Claim $    Equip.    Med.    ML

1    Field Commission         Leparoux J R    Vella Daniel J    119            L    12-1

2    Silver Z                       Landry R C    Wallis Nathan    114            L    30-1

3    Grand Adventure         Husbands P    Frostad Mark    115            L    15-1

4    Karakorum Elektra       Ramsammy E    Rice Linda    114            L    15-1

5    Legal Move                  Sutherland C    Fournier Mark    117            L    20-1

6    Little Nick                    Bejarano R    Iwinski Allen    117            L    12-1

7    Chamberlain Bridge      Gomez G K    Calhoun W. B    119            L    4-1

8    Bogue Chitto               Olguin G L    Howard Ian    117            L    12-1

9    Heros Reward             Castellano J J    Capuano Dale    119            L    7-2

10    Storm Treasure         Contreras L    Asmussen Steven M    117            L    8-1

11    Jungle Wave               Kabel T K    Attard Sid C    121            L    5-2

9th (5:03)

E. P. Taylor S. (G1)

1 1/4 Miles (Turf) | Fillies and Mares | 3 Year Olds And Up Stakes | Purse: $1,000,000

Prg. #    PP    Horse    Jockey    Trainer    Wt.    Claim $    Equip.    Med.    ML

1    Treat Gently (GB)         Gomez G K    Frankel Robert    124            L    8-1

2    Rainbow View               Leparoux J R    Gosden John H M    118            FTL    8-5

3    Lahaleeb (IRE)             Buick W T    Channon Michael R    118                12-1

4    Eastern Aria (UAE)       Ffrench R L    Johnston Mark    118            FTL    12-1

5    Princess Haya              Bejarano R    Matz Michael R    124            L    7-2

6    Look Here (GB)            Crowley J    Beckett Ralph    124            FTL    3-1

7    Roses ‘n’ Wine             Sutherland C    Bell David R    124            L    12-1

8    Salve Germania (IRE)   Castellano J J    Pletcher Todd A    124            L    6-1

First Half Late Double / Exactor / Triactor / Superfecta  Pick 3 (Races 9-10-11)

10th (5:40)

Pattison Canadian International S. (G1)

1 1/2 Miles (Turf) | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up Stakes | Purse: $2,000,000

Prg. #    PP    Horse    Jockey    Trainer    Wt.    Claim $    Equip.    Med.    ML

1    Champs Elysees (GB)    Gomez G K    Frankel Robert    126    L    4-1

2    Allied Powers (IRE)    Crowley J    Bell Michael L    126    FTL    15-1

3    Quijano (GER)    Starke A    Schiergen Peter    126        6-1

4    Just as Well    Leparoux J R    Sheppard Jonathan E    126            L    6-1

5    Marsh Side    Castellano J J    Drysdale Neil    126        L    7-2

6    Buccellati (GB)    Buick W T    Balding Andrew    126       FTL    10-1

7    Jukebox Jury (IRE)    Ffrench R L    Johnston Mark    119                5-2

8    Spice Route (GB)    McAleney J S    Attfield Roger L    126            L    8-1


TORONTO STAR – Stakes are big in Canadian International

The upcoming Breeders’ Cup is horse racing’s ultimate road trip, returning fame, glory, big money and the blackest of type to make up for the saddle sores and it’s very much in the nippy autumn air this weekend at Woodbine.

Saturday’s Canadian International winner will get an automatic ticket into that extravaganza, along with 1.2 million of our incredibly expanding dollars. Six different flags were flying around beautiful downtown Rexdale yesterday and the subject of travel was up for debate, with a compact crowd of invaders in town for International No. 72 and its sister race, the distaff-only E.P. Taylor.–stakes-are-big-in-canadian-international


from Press Association:

Crowley ready for Taylor test

(UKPA) – 1 hour ago

Jim Crowley is excited to be getting the leg up on Look Here for a second time in the E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday night.

The jockey rode last year’s Oaks winner for the first time in the Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial at Newbury last month and came very close to making the perfect start as the filly was beaten just a nose by Doctor Fremantle.

“It was a pretty good run last time after she had disappointed in the King George, so it was nice to see her go and run a good race again,” Crowley told At The Races.

“Everything should suit her in Canada and I think Doctor Fremantle is a very good horse.

“Rainbow View is probably the one to beat but we have a very good chance and I’m just really looking forward to it.”


Double dippin for Delmas

There is plenty of buzz at Woodbine these days with the big races this weekend and the presence of so many very cool horses on the grounds.

There’s also plenty of buzz about so many different incidents that have occurred in recent weeks that the Ontario racing Comission is having to sift through.

One of the latest curious events was that of Sunday’s 8th race when Bigger Breeze was inadvertently hit in the nose with the whip of a rival jockey (Patrick Husbands) when 2nd in a good race.

No inquiry was put up but from most angles, the smack in the nose is quite obvious.

And to add insult to injury, Bigger Breeze’s rider GERRY OLGUIN was actually fined $200 for a whip infraction (more than 3 times in a row, he hit him 5 times in a row)  on the horse in that very race.

Last night, a pair of 1 1/2 mile Polytrack races were won by Ron Delmas’ Fieldstone Farms runners, MOGUL in a maiden race and VENABLO in a starter allowance.

The former was expected to win and the Wendy Rose-bred son of A Fleets Dancer won for $15,00 claiming after a dream trip behind a 3 horse spee duel.

VENABLO was a surprise as 3 to 5 favourite LORD KIPLING was too close to the pace and perhaps not comfortable at the distance for invading trainer Scott Lake and the homebred by Porto Foricos won for the 2nd time in his last 3 races.

He also ran about 5 seconds faster than Mogul did for the same distance.

Analisa Delmas trains for her father.

Old-timer MARCO BE GOOD WON ON THE HUGE DROP FROM $40,000 CLAIMING TO $21,500 LAST NIGHT. The 7-YEAR-OLD stakes winner went over the $500,000 mark in earnings with that 8th career win in his 52nd start. He is owned and was bred by Dom Romeo and trained by Nick Gonzalez.


Bear Stable’s hotshot 2yo BEAR TOUGH GUY, who just won the Grade 3 Grey Stakes in his 2nd career strat, is out for reportedly 6 months with an injury incurred during the running of the Grey.

The Reade Baker trainee was expected to make the Breeders’ Cup but he is now laid up.



In life, he will be remembered as a fesity, hard knocking racehorse.

In death, he will be remembered for the joy he brought to  special needs people and kids as a physical therapy riding horse.

Lindros (Strike the Gold – Chateau d’Irlande) was euthanized after a severe and sudden gas colic attack recently at his home at Windreach Farm.

The gelding was a subject of a chapter in the new book SECOND CHANCE HORSES, available at fine bookstores everywhere.

See video about Lindros’ career in retirement as a therapy horse at WindReach Farm at:


Search for WindReach at LongRunTv if link does not work)

or check out this link…


Canadian-based LADY SHAKESPEARE was not entered in the E.P. Taylor Stakes on Saturday and instead will compete for less money but against 3yo’s inthe QE II Cup at Keeneland on Saturday.

EMMA-JAYNE WILSON makes the trip from Woodbine to ride.

Saturday, Keeneland Race Course


$500,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/8mT


1 Hameildaeme (GB) Storming Home (GB) Solis Lloyd 121

2 Miss World Bernstein Maragh Clement 121

3 Hot Cha Cha Cactus Ridge Graham Sims 121

4 Gozzip Girl Dynaformer D’mo Albertrani 121

5 Shared Account Pleasantly Perfect Prado Motion 121

6 Lady Shakespeare Theatrical (Ire) Wilson Attfield 121

7 Blind Date Not for Love Albarado Smith 121


Blossoming Canadian-bred EL BRUJO is at Keeneland for Saturday’s Perryville Stakes for 3yos. He just won the Kentucky Cup Sprint from the rail post and he has the rail again.

Saturday, Keeneland Race Course

PERRYVILLE S.-GIII, $150,000, 3yo, a7f (AWT)


1 El Brujo Candy Ride (Arg) Albarado Pierce 121

2 Keechi Bullet Red Bullet D’mo Sacco 117

3 Warrior’s Reward Medaglia d’Oro Borel Wilkes 117

4 Conchacer Congaree Graham Bennett 117

5 Evolutionist El Prado (Ire) Maragh Mott 117

6 Not for Silver Not for Love Rose Trombetta 121

7 His Greatness Honour and Glory Solis Salazar 117


from Thoroughbred Daily News

MAGICALCARPETRIDE (f, 3, Smart Strike–Catch the Moment, by Unbridled) broke her maiden by a nose

over an extended mile of this course last Nov. 10, but was sidelined with a potentially career-threatening

fracture of the third metacarpal bone out of a subsequent breeze Dec. 19. The recovery was lengthy, but

the $220,000 FTSAUG yearling made it back to the races Aug. 8 and was victorious, scoring by 4 3/4

lengths. Sent off a 7-10 to make it three straight overall, Magicalcarpetride set a good pace inside, was

briefly overtaken by Me Love, but fought back and found the line a neck ahead of Miss

Match (Arg) (Indygo Shiner). Me Love was third. Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-0, $85,470.

O-Fox Hill Farms Inc. B-Dr John R Cummins (ON).

T-Anthony W Dutrow.




A short film, 24 minutes long, documenting the 1973 INTERNATIONAL.

(oh yes, it SECRETARIAT’S last race too)