picture – WYOMIA (Wyomia Tyus was famous Olympic sprinter from Georgia) streaks to a Mazarine win – www.horse-races.net/Terence Dulay





***UPDATE – REMINGTON PARK TODAY, CANADIANS IN ACTION!  I would be remiss not to mention that CATEGORY SEVEN is in action today for James Perron in the REMINGTON GREEN STAKES..SHE HAD A 5 RACE WIN STREAK snapped last time but is  BEAR ON THE TURF!


Canadian-bred horses have started to make some noise south of the border in recent months (El Brujo, etc.). and what a race old SOCIETY’S CHAIRMAN ran yesterday when 2nd to the champion GIO PONTI in the Grade 1 Shadwell Mile. For the Chairman, who has only run twice at Woodbine so he is not eligible for any Sovereign awards, the rally he put in from last turning for hiome was sparkling and noble but Gio Ponti was under wraps the entire wire and won handily with a 99 Beyer Figure.

Society’s Chairman’s 98 matched one of his best Beyer Figures. He is owned by Charles Fipke and trained by Roger Attfield.

At Woodbine, the Grade 3 Mazarine, sometimes a good gauge as to who is the best Canadian-based 2yo filly, was run and it was WYOMIA who led all the way for owner Ed Seltzer and Bev Anderson as well as trainer Dan Vella. The dark bay gal had just won her maiden in fine fashion on the strech out to a 2 turn distance.

Saturday, she beat the highly touted DELIGHTFUL MARY, previously undefeated for John Oxley.

Impressive as it was, the Beyer Figure was super duper too – 91 for the 2yo.

The filly is listed as a yearling sales purchase at $145K – she was bred by Seltzer and Marilyn Seltzer.

She is by Vindicationk out of the mare Beyond the Sun, by Kingmambo.

Beyond the Sun’s 3rd dam is none other than the fancy WINDFIELDS FARM blue hen mare ROYAL STATUTE, dam of AWAASIF, AKUREYRI and others.

First-time starters had a field day at Woodbine on Saturday.

TIME FOR THE STARS (Aldebaran), an Ontario bred, was an overlay at 21 to 1 and he won his debut in race 1 for $40K. The dam of the 2yo colt, Time to Meet, was a very good 2yo. Tino Attard trains for George Iannou.

ROBYNPETERTOPAYPAUL, a 2yo filly by Where’s the Ring out of Executive Woman, was all the rage in a maiden allowance for ONtario sired 2yo fillies and she won on the pace for F. Panza and trainer Sam DiPasquale (who was already 29% with debut winners from starters going into the race!).

And then it was RED STRIKE’S turn – the Smart Strike 3yo gelding from Sam-Son Farms who was all the buzz for several weeks. At 10 to 1 in the morning line, he went off at 9 to 5 and won handily as most predicted.

Congrats to trainer Alison Crook who won her 2nd Woodbine race with CLEMENTIS, who upset the field in race 8, an allowance on turf for Ontario sired gals. The Perigee Moon miss, bred by Mike Byrne, led all the way in only her 2nd turf attempt.

You had to like CHILKOOT PASS in the 9th – he was 12 to 1 but had drawn in from the also eligible list and had just missed in his previous race at the $11,500 level. Fresh horses (he had not raced since August 7) are so very deadly at this time of year.


Twelve Pack Shelly (f)    LRL    08 Apr    4 1/2F    95

Tales in Excess (f)    DMR    04 Sep    5 1/2F    93

Honey Chile (f)    KEE    09 Oct    6F    92

Promise Me a Cat (f)    BEL    26 Sep    5 1/2F    92

It’s Me Mom (f)    PID    25 Sep    6F    91

Stopspendingmaria (f)    BEL    01 Jul    5 1/2F    91

Wyomia (f)    WO     09 Oct    1 1/16M    91

Final Mesa (f)    WO     26 Jun    5F    90

Position Limit (f)    SAR    15 Aug    6 1/2F    90

Tap for Luck (f)    SAR    20 Aug    5F    90



94 Beyer in Champagne romp

UNCLE MO is a big favourite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile after he stayed undefeated through a win in Saturday’s Champagne Stakes at Belmont. The Indian Charlie colt battled through heavy pace fractions but then pulled away, looking more lke a Bull than a Mo.

He came down from his 102 Beyer Figure than he earned when he won his debut, a 94 yesterday over a very fast Belmont surface.

He is out of the Arch mare Playa Maya, who won 3 of 6 races, and he has 2 winning siblongs. He was a $220K yearling purchase at Keeneland Sept.

That PROVISO got up and won her 4th straight GRADE 1 RACE WAS UNREAL YESTERDAY. The Juddmonte filly, by Dansili, looked beatn for sure towards the end of the 1 mile First Lady at Keeneland. But somehow, the gal turned on the jets and got up to beat C S Silk, who must have thought she had won simply because she had fought so hard to get past Wasted Tears.

The last 2 furlongs of the race was run in a bizarre 21 4/5!

It was a big day for first crop sire  BERNARDINI 2YO’S as A Z WARRIOR won the Frizette for owner/breeder Zayat Stables at Belmont and Godolphin’s BIODETTI won the Group 1 GRAN CRITERIUM in Italy. The latter was a $350,000 yearling purchase and he is out of the mare Lyphard’s Delta, by Lyphard.

Both A Z Warrior and Biondetti are expected to head to the Breeders’ Cup.


With CLASSIC LEGACY headed to California after this race to his new trainer Bob Baffert, all eyes will be on the son of Macho Uno as he tries to stay unbeaten in the Grade 3 Grey Stakes.

Standing in the way of Classic Legacy could be a couple of rockjy bears. = BEAR’S FUTURE, also unbeaten, and the maiden Rockin Heat. One is by Rockport Harbor and the other by Rock Hard Ten.

WinStar is represented by BLUE LASER, who has already won around 2 turns.

Sunday, Woodbine, post time: 4:27 p.m. EDT

GREY S.-GIII, C$225,000, 2yo, 1 1/16m (AWT)


1 Classic Legacy Macho Uno Moreno Tiller 3-1

2 Midway Train K Silver Train Jones de Gannes 20-1

3 Silverleo K Badge of Silver Sutherland de Gannes 10-1

4 Bear’s Future Rockport Harbor Olguin Baker 5-2

5 Something Extra K Indian Charlie Clark Cox 6-1

6 Top Pit Boss Kafwain Contreras Cappuccitti 12-1

7 Blue Laser K Bluegrass Cat Fraser Casse 8-1

8 Withdrawal K El Corredor Fraser Casse 12-1

9 Rockin Heat K Rock Hard Ten Da Silva Baker 5-1

10 Justice Is Served Dehere Somsanith Mesic 20-1



Sunday, Hastings Park, post time: 7:28 p.m. EDT

BC PREMIER’S S.-GIII, C$100,000, 3yo/up, 1 3/8m


1 Senor Rojo K Out of Place Hamel Forster 6-1

2 Tommy Danzigger High Demand Alvarado Gilker 7-2

3 Beale Street K Street Cry (Ire) Pacheco Clyde 30-1

4 Assessment K Jump Start Mitchell Belvoir 5-2

5 Ganbei Vying Victor Wilson Snow 20-1

6 Trick of the North Western Trick Perez Heads 9-2

7 Finally Kruisin Finality Mosqueira Gilker 15-1

8 Bearempire K Empire Maker Nicholls Gilker 30-1

9 Three Wood Three Wonders Cardenas Leaney 20-1

10 Crew Leader Pulpit Hoverson Condilenios 15-1

11 Spaghetti Mouse Archers Bay Gutierrez Dubois 10-1

12 Numaany A.P. Indy Fuentes Condilenios 15-1


Euros and more Euros headed this way for Taylor and Nearctic too

News from various sources around the track, Daily Racing Form, etc. have the International field coming in at 12 for next Saturday’s big race.

We will take a look at the race in-depth on WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT WOODBINE – Champions, 3rd floor, at the TORONTO THOROUGHBRED RACING CLUB MEETING –  beginning at 7:30 p.m. The annual Ladies Night will be featured with special guests including jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson; and Janis Maine, racing manager for her husband Reade Baker’s stable.

The field looks like this:


Arctic Cosmos



More Wells

Joshua Tree

Cloudy’s Knight

Marsh Side,

Al Khali

Memorial Maniac

Spice Route

Fifty Proof


OUI OUI – MORES WELLS wins in Sweden, now headed to canada

MORES WELLS is a French bred son of Sadler’s Wells who has struggled in recent years but came to life in Swden last time with a bold win in the Stockholm Cup (he’s has a white face and wears blinkers).

What 2-time Stockholm Cup winner came to Woodbine to win the International??

Watch MORES WELLS Stockholm Cup win here:



oct11chin.jpg CHINCHON, and a proud Garret Gomez….Vanessa Ng photo


Dashers Six Takes The Lady of the Lake Stakes

FORT ERIE, October 9….On a sunny Saturday at Fort Erie Race Track, Dashers Six ended her racing career in style when taking the $35,000 Lady of the Lake Stakes for Quarter Horse fillies and mares.

The 5 year-old mare, who is trained and owned by Clinton Crawford won the 350 yard event in a final time of 16.02.   She will now be retired to the breeding shed.

It had been a long time between drinks for the bay who hadn’t won a race since May 16th when competing at Ajax Downs.  “I claimed her for one of my owners in Louisiana a while back,” explained Crawford. “When she was coming to the end of her racing career he gave her to me.  She will become a broodmare now.”

Dashers Six was the third winner on the day for jockey Brian Bell who won the first race with Unacompanied Minor at 12-1as well as the fourth race with the grey filly Miss Pollys Folly.  “Clint and his crew really got her (Dashers Six) ready, she had to fight right to the wire,” said Bell.  “She was lit up like a firecracker today.”

Dashers Six who is by the sire Dashin Bye returned $12.60 for the win, $4.60 to place and $2.80 to show.  Miss Bedlan was second and the favourite Slick Chick Countess finished third.

Earlier in the day, young rider and home town girl Chesley Willick won her first race aboard Try and Love Again for trainer Joe Tavares.  Chesley, who works as an exercise rider at Fort Erie Race Track was so happy the win came on her home turf.  “This is the best feeling ever!”  “I sure hope I can double up.”  That wish became a reality when Girlsandacoronaforme won the finale with Willick in the irons.

Live Quarter Horse racing returns on Saturday, October 16th   with a 1:30 post time.

The weekend of October 23rd and 24th will have added attractions for families as well as the Battle of the Breeds – featuring mixed race cards and two races in which Quarter Horses will race against Thoroughbreds.  Post time will be moved up to 12:30 for the final weekend.


Verne and Donna Dubinsky’s CARELESS JEWEL, whose 2010 career was written off by nagging problems, has been retired and will go under the hammer as part of the Hill ‘ n’Dale Sales Agency consignment at the Fasig-Tipton KentuckySelected Fall Mixed Sale Nov. 7. She will sell as hip 97. Five-for-seven as a sophomore in 2009, Careless Jewel crushed the fields by 7 1/4 lengths in the GII Delaware Oaks and by 11 lengths in the GI Alabama S. The grey made it three straight in the GII Fitz Dixon Cotillion S., but faded to eighth in the GI Breeders= Cup Ladies Classic in what would prove to be her final start.

She earned $1,013,346.