CANADIAN TRIPLE CROWN – 2ND JEWEL COMING UP JULY 25
PRINCE OF WALES STAKES
Time to Travel out, headed to farm
TIZ A SLAM, 2nd in the Queen’s Plate for Chiefswood Stable and trainer Roger Attfield, had a test run on the training track dirt at Woodbine on Wednesday morning – 5 furlongs in 1:02 4/5 in a gauge to see if he will take part in the Prince of Wales.
Aurora Way, also from Chiefswood, is under consideration as well. He is trained by Stuart Simon.
Trainer Mike Keogh is prepping MEGAGRAY and WOODBRIDGE for the Wales and both colts appear to be rounding into their best form. Megagray was pumped up in the Plate with his new blinkers and he stayed on well to finish 5th.
STATE OF HONOR, ninth in the Plate, could still participate in the 1 3/16 mile dirt race and COOL CATOMINE, a recent maiden winner for John Ross and Jack of Hearts racing, is also scheduled to compete.
Time to Travel, the impressive maiden winner in Florida in the winter for Garland and Marie Williamson, is headed home to the farm tomorrow. The Hard Spun colt has raced on dirt and grass since his maiden win but has gone off form for trainer Michael Matz.
JAMES CULIC at Niagarathisweek.com writes about the shipping rule amendment from Woodbine to Fort Erie:
BULLETIN – Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is advising employees and members of the public that a labour disruption may take place on Friday, July 14, 2017, at 12:01 a.m., affecting Woodbine Racetrack, but not Mohawk Racetrack.
The disruption may occur as a result of unsuccessful collective agreement negotiations between Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) at Woodbine and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, which represents more than 180,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada.
WEG officials say the dispute may have an impact on all employees, horse people and guests who wish to enter the Woodbine Racetrack property, and caution that delays should be expected due to picket lines at the entrances.
IT’S YEARLING SALE SEASON!
RESULTS – FASIG TIPTON KENTUCKY ONTARIO BREDS
Ken and Sarah Ramsay bought an Ontario bred colt from Bernard and Karen McCormack for $75,000 at the Fasig Tipton July sale earlier this week and perhaps will try to do the same as they with another McCormack bred Sir Dudley Digges.
The Ramsays won the Queen’s Plate with Sir Dudley, bred by the McCormacks.
The McCormacks’ Cara Bloodstock also sold a Feb Biz colt for $35,000 to Red Wings.
Gabe and Jess Grossberg, who breed and race in Ontario and have Mark casse as their trainer, bought an Ontario bred by Central Banker for $70,000. The flashy filly was bred by Arika Everatt Meeuse and James and Janeane Everatt.
The Everatts also sold a Data Link filly for $35,000 to Grassroots Training.
$75,000 36 C FLASHBACK MAZUCAMBERA, MILWAUKEE BREW CARA BLOODSTOCK (BERNARD MCCORMACK) AGENT I
$70,000 167 F CENTRAL BANKER WOULDTHISBEMAGIC CLEVER TRICK ONTARIO 7 SOUTH POINT SALES AGENCY AGENT
$35,000 223 F DATA LINK CLARE’S BERNARDINE ACTION THIS DAY ONTARIO 7 SOUTH POINT SALES AGENCY AGENT
$35,000 282 C FED BIZ HIGHER WORLD PEAKS AND VALLEYS CARA BLOODSTOCK (BERNARD MCCORMACK) AGENT
The CANADIAN PREMIER YEARLING SALE FROM THE CTHS (ONTARIO) is coming up on August 31 and the catalogue can now be viewed on line at:
GIRLS INC. VISIT LONGRUN FARM
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A group of young ladies from Girls Inc. got a chance to get up close to some amazing Thoroughbreds on Wednesday with a visit to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society’s farm in Hillsburgh, ON.
Among the horses they met was graded stakes winner SOMETHING EXTRA, shown below with his trainer Gail Cox (Pink shirt)
Woodbine Racetrack to be Presenting Sponsor of Fasig-Tipton’s Turf Showcase
Woodbine Racetrack will be the presenting sponsor of Fasig-Tipton’s inaugural Turf Showcase Sale to be held on September 10 in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack, is the first North American yearling sale exclusively for horses with “turf appeal.” Woodbine recently announced the construction of a second turf course to compliment its heralded E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
“Woodbine Entertainment is proud to partner with a forward thinking organization like Fasig-Tipton, a name synonymous with the most esteemed in Thoroughbred racing,” said Jonathan Zammit, Woodbine’s Vice-President of Thoroughbred Racing. “Both organizations recognize the growing popularity of turf racing in North America and Fasig-Tipton’s innovative turf pedigree sale concept fits well with Woodbine’s exciting investment in our grass racing program as we add a second turf course in 2019 to go along with our world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course.”
Woodbine’s lucrative turf racing program includes five internationally renowned Grade 1 races.
“We are thrilled to partner with such a first-class racing operation in Woodbine, which offers one of the finest turf racing programs in the sport and attracts strong international participation,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “This is a perfect partnership, as our new Turf Showcase sale is also designed to be international in nature, and is representative of the ever-increasing prevalence of turf racing and breeding in North America.”
The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack, will be held on Sunday, September 10 at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. Catalogues will be available in early August.