BREAKING NEWS – R. Glenn Sikura (Hill ‘N’ Dale Canada), has sold MILWAUKEE APPEAL on behalf of CEC Farms to Ben Glass acting as the agent for Mr and Mrs Gary West. She leaves for Saratoga tomorrow and will later spend her breeding career at Dell Ridge farm in Kentucky. No stallion is confirmed though it certainly will be to an elite stallion befitting the Champion that Milwaukee Appeal is on the track.
GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH! Inglorious (9) surges clear in the Plate away from HIPPOLYTUS (far right) and Bowman’s Causeway (orange cap). Cindy Pierson Dulay photo
PLATE TEAM – The locals and the visitors posed for a class photo before the Plate – Terence Dulay photo
QUEEN’S PLATE AFTERMATH
Whew, that was a hectic week with so many stories to ponder, lots of things to write and in the end, it was a good result to Canada’s most famous race.
INGLORIOUS is probably the best of the crop it seems and while her 90 Beyer Figure is on the low side, she did run fast for 1 1/4 miles, 2:02.63, VERY CLOSE TO THE 2:02.18 RECORD.
Now the question is, will the star filly, only the 6th to win the OAKS -PLATE DOUBLE go to Fort Erie for the Prince of Wales or will the Donver team try to go for the big races at Saratoga?
QUEEN’S PLATE WINNING BEYER SPEED FIGURE – PLATE TRIAL SPEED FIGURE (and its winner)
2011 INGLORIOUS 90 89 (Check Your Soul)
2010 BIG RED MIKE 92 91 (Big Red Mike)
2009 EYE OF THE LEOPARD 92 85 (Eye of the Leopard)
2008 NOT BOURBON 93 88 (Not Bourbon)
2007 MIKE FOX 90 88 (Jiggs Coz)
2006 EDENWOLD 94 81 (Pipers Thunder)
2005 WILD DESERT 92 92 (Dance With Ravens)
2004 NIIGON 97 97 (A Bit O’Gold)
2003 WANDO 111 95 (Mobil)
2002 T J’S LUCKY MOON 86 89 (Shaws Creek)
2001 DANCETHRUTHEDAWN 94 96 (Win City)
2000 SCATTER THE GOLD 91 89 (Pete’s Sake)
SMILES ALL AROUND – TYLER PIZARRO got a lot of press for steering ONtario sired HIPPOLYTUS to 2nd in the Plate at 61 to 1!
Cindy Pierson Dulay photo
GET YOUR QUEEN’S PLATE SADDLETOWELS
Shop on e-bay, buy a memento from the Plate and help LONGRUN THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT SOCIETY!!
The auction closes MONDAY JULY 4!!! Don’t wait until the last minute folks!
It’s up to about $700 – surely worth lots more!!
NORM FILES PHOTO
WOODBINE 2YO’S PROMINENT ON LIST OF BEST BEYERS FOR 2011!
Canigotoo LS 16 Jun 5F 96
Tu Endie Wei (f) WO 25 Jun 5F 91
Sum of the Parts CD 14 May 4 1/2F 88
Getupwiththesun PIM 12 May 4 1/2F 86
Majestic City HOL 21 May 4 1/2F 86
Majestic City HOL 12 Jun 5 1/2F 84
Woebegon (f) HOL 26 Jun 5F 84
Shocktime (f) LS 11 Jun 5F 83
Worthington LS 09 Jun 5F 83
Blue Forty (f) AP 18 Jun 5F 82
Defy Gravity (f) PIM 08 May 4 1/2F 82
Hello Prince CRC 11 Jun 4 1/2F 82
Jake Mo PRM 25 Jun 5 1/2F 81
Town Prize WO 26 Jun 5F 81
Lil Cherokee LS 11 Jun 5F 80
Scorpion Warrior HOL 21 May 4 1/2F 80
A Toast to You HOL 11 Jun 5F 79
Algorithms BEL 03 Jun 5F 79
Dene Court (f) WO 25 Jun 5F 79
Exfactor CD 09 Jun 5 1/2F 79
*TUE ENDIE WEI is Bereton Jones’ homebred filly by Johar. She won the My Dear Stakes.
*TOWN PRIZE is Bill Sorokolot’s hombred Speightstown colt, a Kentucky bred.
*DENE COURT is Eugene Melnyk’s homebred
CANADA DAY, LET’S RE-CHARGE AND RET READY FOR MORE!
BIOFUEL RETURNS , DOMINION DAY LURES INTRIGUING GROUP…
The annual CANADA DAY RACING CARD at Woodbine is tomorrow and what a juicy one it is – ready for more action?
CANADIAN HORSE OF THE YEAR BIOFUEL is back as a proud big sister (the younger half sibling TUE ENDIE WEI won her debut in the My Dear Stakes last week and earned a 91 Beyer Figure!) .
The 4yo by Stormin Fever is in the $100,000 Sweet Briar Too S. at 7 furlongs with her regular rider Eurico Rosa Da Silva up.
The filly is ‘ready to go’ according to trainer Reade Baker and she has done well when she’s fresh, she also sprints okay.
She is 6 to 5 in the 7 horse field and in need of some pace to run at.
The big race of the day is the Grade 3 DOMINION DAY, one of the first races yours truly covered for any kind of publication. The year was….1988 and the inner was PALACE MARCH, I interviewed winning jockey JULIE KRONE and BILL MOTT was the trainer of the horse.
It’s a pretty cool race with many cool winners through the years since its inception in 1953
**WHAT 2 KENTUCKY DERBY WINNERS CAME AND WON THE DOMINION DAY???
the answer can be found on this page somewhere…
Friday, Woodbine, post time: 5:21 p.m. EDT
DOMINION DAY S.-GIII, $200,000, 3yo/up, 1 1/4m
PP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY TRAINER WT
1 Mint Chip K Johar Campbell Doyle 117
2 Laureate Conductor K Bernstein Da Silva De Paulo 117
3 Southdale Street Cry (Ire) Wilson Black 121
4 Don Cavallo El Prado (Ire) Contreras Attfield 117
5 Center Divider K Giant’s Causeway Castellano Brown 117
6 Perfect Bullet El Prado (Ire) McAleney Baker 117
7 Alcomatch K Smart Strike Pizarro Clement 117
8 Stately Victor K Ghostzapper Lebron Maker 126
9 So Elite K Pleasantly Perfect Husbands Casse 119
10 Longboarder K Mr. Greeley Bravo Matz 117
11 James Street El Prado (Ire) Husbands Casse 117
As for tomorrow’s race, it’s a real mish-mash of fellows. DON CAVALLO is the 3 to 1 favourite and he has strong Beyer Speed Figures. There are plenty of late running types in the 10 furlong race and only 3 in the big field of 11 have even tried the distance (none have won).
The pick from this corner is SO ELITE, to keep a Casse- Husbands roll going but STATELY VICTOR likes Woodbine, and invaders CENTER DIVIDER and ALCOMATCH are interesting. JAMES STREET is upwardly mobile and a selection of others have comparable Beyer Figures.
Speaking of Beyer Figures..come out to WOODBINE ON SATURDAY FOR A BEYER FIGURE SEMINAR with..ANDY BEYER!!
So many horsepeople at Woodbine continue to be dubious about the Beyers, so why not come out and ask questions about the ‘figs’ with Andy himself?
OH AND BY THE WAY…DECIDEDLY and FUNNY CIDE!