TORONTO STAR FEATURE TUESDAY
THE WILD CHILD
• Featured on the front of the paper today…
Mine That Bird and his early days of breaking and training at PINE VALLEY TRAINING CENTRE,in Maple, north of Toronto, leased by Paul and Gemini Caine.
PHOTO ABOVE- COURTESY TORONTO STAR, STEVE RUSSELL… TO VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF PINE VALLEY, by STEVE RUSSELL ON THE STAR WEB SITE… go here and click on the LAWN JOCKEY… www.thestar.com/photos
PREAKNESS NEWS – PROBABLE FIELD
13 should be entered tomorrow
Big Drama – D. Fawkes – J. Velazquez – Swale Stakes, 2nd
Flying Private – D.W. Lukas – A. Garcia – Kentucky Derby, 19th
Friesan Fire – L. Jones – G. Saez – Kentucky Derby,18th
General Quarters – T. McCarthy – J. Leparoux – Kentucky Derby, 10th
Luv Gov – D.W. Lukas – undecided – Churchill maiden, 1st
Mine That Bird – B. Woolley – M. Smith – Kentucky Derby, 1st
Musket Man – D. Ryan – E. Coa – Kentucky Derby, 3rd
Papa Clem – G. Stute – R. Bejarano – Kentucky Derby, 4th
Pioneerof the Nile – B. Baffert – G. Gomez – Kentucky Derby,2nd
Rachel Alexandra – S. Asmussen – C. Borel – Kentucky Oaks, 1st
Take the Points – T. Pletcher – E. Prado – Santa Anita Derby, 4th
Terrain A. Stall Jr. – J. Rose – Blue Grass Stakes, 4th
Tone It Down – W. Komlo – K. Desormeaux – Tesio Stakes, 3rd
PREAKNESS BARN NOTES FROM YESTERDAY MORNING…
-to read the entire notes see link below
PIONEEROF THE NILE – Following the colt’s solid four-furlong work in 47.60 seconds at Churchill Downs Monday, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed that the Derby runner-up will compete in the Preakness.
Under rider Joe Steiner, Pioneerof the Nile turned in consistent split times of 12:20, 24.40 and 36.20 seconds, then galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.20 and six furlongs on 1:14.80.
“He worked great and went over the track really well,” Baffert said. “We finally got a nice track. He bounced out of the race great and I don’t see any effects from the Derby; he looks strong. It looks like he’s sitting on another great performance.”
Pioneerof the Nile is scheduled to be shipped to Pimlico on Wednesday. Garrett Gomez, the leading rider in the U.S., will ride the colt in the Preakness.
WOODBINE SCOREBOARD – TRAINERS
-Through May 10
Nicholas Gonzalez 36-10-5-1 $422,993
Mark E. Casse 36-7-9-4 $410,935
Reade Baker 44-7-7-7 $427,579
Scott H. Fairlie 36-7-6-2 $289,492
Sid C. Attard 26-6-4-3 $219,316
Malcolm Pierce 19-6-3-1 $443,651
Terry Jordan 13-6-0-3 $294,786
Robert P. Tiller 42-5-9-5 $293,159
David Cotey 28-5-3-2 $105,393
Josie Carroll 20-5-2-5 $300,361
Patrick Husbands 110-30- 20-13 $1,462,334
Emile Ramsammy 93-16-9-9 $648,954
Eurico Rosa Da Silva 99-14-19-11 $849,161
Chantal Sutherland 107-14-14-18 $709,801
James McAleney 80-13-12-10 $752,420
Tyler Pizarro 76-13-10-10 $588,841
Emma-Jayne Wilson 98-10-11-10 $643,040
Justin Stein 97-7-16-8 $435,896
Luis Contreras 39-6-10-5 $318,852
Gerry Olguin 75-5-8-8 $248,891
Constant Montpellier 51-5-5-6 $202,543
-Whatever happens on the track on Saturday in the Preakness is going to be a well-watched super bit of racing in the history of the game. Especially if its Rachel versus the Bird.
But there is some tarnish. MARK ALLEN, a co-owner of MINE THAT BIRD, was allegedly going to be a part of the enter-some-lesser-horses scheme to keep the filly from getting into the field (it is limited 14 entrants since the track is narrow).
Until they backpedalled Sunday.
How disturbing that there are owners in the game like that still.
ALEX BROWN RACING VIDEO CONTEST ENDS
-And the winner is…Video 4..the contest attracted dozens of entrants who wanted to voice their opinions about horse slaughter. The winner can be viewed here:
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