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PICKING

COSTALIVIN ENTERS PLATE PICTURE Woodbine Wednesday Night – Thanks to a workmanlike score in the first race on a lovely Wednesday evening at Woodbine, COSTALIVIN has entered the Queen’s Plate picture with just one month to the race. (!). The…

WHITE FLAG

  Thoroughblog, in its continuing effort to provide some news and views of local racing, is also undergoing transformation to this new site. Sometimes, the wrong key pressed results in disaster. For example.. the entire weekend wrap up erased and…

REAL

RACHEL IS TOO GREAT Gut wrenching win in Preakness, Bird a tough 2nd (Preakness photo by Terence Dulay) -To most onlookers yesterday, the battle down the Pimlico backstretch between BIG DRAMA and RACHEL ALEXANDRA seemed to be impossibly fast for…

RESPECT

OH WHAT’S A GUY GOTTA DO? Mine That Bird is not picked by one of the DAILY RACING FORM’S 22 handicappers today for the Preakness. All he did was win the 135th Kentucky Derby – somehow, still trying to figure…

WATCHING

If you thought the Kentucky Derby was a well watched event (highest rating on TV in years – tomorrow’s Preakness will be huge it appears. Everyone wants to see if the Mine That Bird score in the Derby was a…

FEEDING

LUCKY NUMBER 13? Rachel is widest! (Photo is MINE THAT BIRD and his flock heading out to the track at Pimlico. Cindy Pierson Dulay photo) POST POSITION DRAW QUOTES  – MINE THAT BIRD (PP #2; 6-1) – Chip Woolley, trainer:…

MILLING

PAPA CLEM WORKS AS HE USUALLY DOES – LOUSY. COULD BODE WELL FOR PREAKNESS – from Baltimore Sun By Brent Jones It was a typical workout for Papa Clem on Pimlico Race Course’s main track Tuesday – underwhelming if not…

FRONT PAGE

  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…

MAMMA MIA

        SHOWDOWN? RACHEL ALEXANDRA the super filly versus Kentucky Derby winner MINE THAT BIRD. It may happen if some bad sports don’t get their way (read more below). (Vanessa Ng and Cindy Pierson Dulay photos)    …

RADAR

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CANADIAN TRIPLE CROWN: BOUGHT BACK FOR $10,000 – NEW PROVIDENCE Race named in his honour is tomorrow • The NEW PROVIDENCE STAKES is tomorrow’s Woodbine feature, it is an Ontario sired sprint for older guys. The race…

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