**Carryover at Woodbine today of the High 5 – race 10 – $398,000!

Yesterday the bet paid $5,000 to a few people who had it!






Toronto Ont.June 20 2017.Woodbine Racetrack. Queen’s Plate contender Tiz a Slam,Trainer Roger Attfield. WEG/michael burns photo











Chiefswood Stable, Robert and Mark Krembil, have a stranglehold on the 82nd PRINCE OF WALES Stakes on Tuesday July 25 with 2 of the 7 entrants in the 2nd jewel oft he CANADIAN TRIPLE CROWN.

TIZ A SLAM, 2nd in the Queen’s Plate, is 8 to 5 for the ‘Wales, which will be the first start on dirt for every horse other than State of Honor.

Roger Attfield trains Tiz a Slam for Chiefswood while Stuart Simon trains the big dark bay Aurora Way, who had a 58 3/5 workout on the dirt recently.

Aurora Way will be first time Lasix in the Wales and is a serious win candidate in only his 3rd career race.

State of Honor will set the pace and will try to lead all the way for just the 2nd time in his busy career. He ran well in dirt races in the winter and spring.


The field for the 82nd running of the Prince of Wales is below:

Prince of Wales Post Positions
PP Horse Trainer Jockey Odds


1 Spirit of Caledon Parente Lermyte 12-1
2 Aurora Way Simon Hernandez 6-1
3 Woodbridge Keogh Moran 7-2
4 State of Honor Casse P Husbands 5-2
5 Tiz a Slam Attfield da Silva 8-5
6 Cool Catomine Ross Contreras 12-1
7 Jurojin Ladouceur S Husbands 20-1


for more on picking a winner in the Prince of Wales – check out EPISODE 3 TALKING’ HORSE RACING from the HBPA





Dream It Is invades from Woodbine, crushes in 99th Schuylerville



Hoolie Racing Stable’s Dream It Is, racing for the first time on dirt and away from her Canadian home, made the trip worthwhile with a dominant nine-length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville Friday at Saratoga Race Course.

The 99th running of the six-furlong Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies was the first of two stakes on the Opening Day program of Saratoga’s 40-day summer stand, along with the Grade 3, $150,000 Lake George for turf females, won by Proctor’s Ledge.

Based with trainer Barbara Minshall at Woodbine Racetrack in Ontario and ridden by champion Canadian jockey Luis Contreras, Dream It Is completed the distance in 1:11.85 over a fast main track. Sent off at 9-2 in the field of eight, she returned $11 on a $2 win bet.

She earned an 89 Beyer Speed Figure.

It was the third win from as many starts and second straight in a stakes for Dream It Is, a bay daughter of Preakness winner Shackleford whose two previous victories came in front-running fashion over Woodbine’s all-weather surface, including the five-furlong My Dear last out June 24.

“It’s amazing, what can I say? To win a race and to win it like that,” Minshall said. “We came with a horse that we thought was a good filly and had a shot, but I can’t say I expected her to run as good as she did.”

Buy Sell Hold also entered the race unbeaten in two starts and with a stakes victory under her belt, and took the field through an opening quarter-mile in 21.99 seconds tracked by Mel’s Gone Wild to her inside. Contreras kept Dream It Is in the clear three wide and ranged up to take the lead after a half in 46.22.

After turning for home together, Dream It Is got her cue from Contreras and quickly separated from Buy Sell Hold, opening up with every stride down the stretch to keep her perfect record intact. Best Performance rallied late for second, four lengths ahead of Stainless in third.

“This is why we brought Luis here. He’s very confident and he’s a very good rider. We wouldn’t have done it any other way,” Minshall said. “He gave her a great ride. We knew her ability coming in but she really showed another gear today.”

Snowfire, sent off as the 2-1 favorite, finished fourth followed by Buy Sell Hold, Pacific Gale, Laudation and Mel’s Gone Wild. Limited View was scratched.

Minshall said Dream It Is could return to Saratoga for the Grade 1, $350,000 Spinaway on September 2.

“We’re going to talk after this and see where we should go next. Obviously, she deserves a little break right now. She’s just a baby,” she said. “It’s ultimately the owner’s decision of where we’ll go next. I can’t say the Spinaway for certain, but it’s definitely a maybe.”

 Hoolie Racing Stable LLC, is brothers Andrew and David Hudson and their father, Greg. She’s the first horse they’ve bought together, paying $50,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2015, on the advice of Travis Durr of Webb Carroll Training Center.

Natives of Kentucky, the Hudsons reside in the southern US –  Andrew in North Carolina, David in South Carolina and Greg in Florida – yet somehow ended up with a trainer based in Toronto.

They credit Bruce Lunsford for setting them up with Minshall.


WOODBINE – Many Impressive Performances by Beginners

First time starters have been making a lot of noise in the last 2 weeks at Woodbine and one of the most impressive was the 3-year-old MR HAVERCAMP on Friday.

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s first timer, trained by Catherine Day Phillips, posted an 85 Beyer Figure in his win at 7 furlongs in 1:22.52, defeating a $400,000 purchase by Tapit from the Live Oak Farm.

Mr Havercamp (from the movie Caddyshack)  is a Court Vision gelding out of Tennnesee Lamb and he is a half brother to Tall Boy Tuesday, who won his debut last year in similar fashion.

Mr Havercamp was bought back for $29,000 at auction by his breeders.

Also on Friday, Sam-Son Farms’ SPLIT THE SEA won her debut in a 6 furlong turf race for 2-year-old fillies. The Stormy Atlantic gal is from Dance to the Sea, a daughter of Dance Smartly. Split the Sea is trained by Malcolm Pierce and she ran the distance in 1:10.16 for a 62 Beyer Figure.

In the last race on Friday, TANGLEFOOT won his debut in a $16,000 claiming race at 6 furlongs on turf for Beclawat Stable and trainer Steve Attard. The son of Silent Name was bred by Edward Freeman,Frank Mermenstein and Tom McCrocklin. His time of :08.98 was good for a 70 Beyer according to Daily Racing Form.

On Wednesday, BE VEWY VEWY QUIET won his 2yo debut for Frank DiGiulio Jr D’Onofrio and Peri, who all bred the sone of Silent Name. The bay colt was ridden by Sheena Ryan in the 5 1.2 furlong maiden race for open company.


SUMMER SUNDAY won last Saturday for Anne and William Scott and trainer Stuart Simon and she won big without much prompting. The filly is by, yes, Silent Name, and she is out of stakes winner Dancing Allstar. Trinity West Stables bred the filly and Gail Wood sold her for $80,000. She put up a 52 Beyer Figure.