THINGS TO NOTE ON OPENING DAY:
Jesse Campbell, from Illinois, is the newest member of WOODBINE’S JOCKS COLONY
91 ENTERED FOR OPENING DAY! 86 last year.
A super second-half of a 10-race card highlights the first day of racing at Woodbine, 2011, the 53rd season at the Rexdale track.
The DEBUT STAKES is the feature and it attracted a competitive group of 5 furlong dashers including DON’S FOLLY and PASO DOBLE, who were 2nd and 3rd in the race last year. Both horses’ trainers, Ian Black and Mark Casse, were winning races in the winter, Black having won the Pan-American last weekend with Rahy’s Attorney.
*American trainer WESLEY WARD has 6 horses entered, all figure to be heavily bet
* JESSE CAMPBELL is the new kid on the block, as it were. The New Orleans/Kentucky jock, who rides for Al Stall Jr. and others, is set to keep his tack at Woodbine all year. He has 2 mounts on the card, both horses starting from the 1 post.
*JUAN DELGADO is an apprentice from Florida, a leader at Calder, who is riding some of the Wes Ward trainees.
The only other apprentice rider with mounts on the card is RYAN PACHECO.
*JIM MCALENEY is back from injury and has a few mounts, EMMA-JAYNE WILSON, back from injury and wins at Parx Racing and on Rahy’s Attorney in the Pan American!
***DID YOU KNOW THAT of the first 30 races run at Woodbine in 2010 that 14 were won by horses who had a race south of the border under their girth?
WESLEY WARD on THE BLOOD-HORSE, after winning races at Royal Ascot last year – he told THOROUGHBLOG he wants to be more of a presence at Woodbine this year…
WATCH THE SOVEREIGN AWARDS LIVE!
You don’t have to be there to get into the excitement of the Sovereigns and who will win the trophies for 2010 – just watch it on the Woodbine website..
.◗ The Sovereign Awards ceremony will be streamed live, beginning at 8:30 p.m. at
GOING TO WOODBINE?
Bet the 3rd Pool of the Kentucky Derby…
horse pool 1 pool 2 final odds
1 Animal Kingdom – – 30-1
2 Anthony’s Cross 45-1 45-1 50-1
3 Astrology 48-1 53-1 50-1
4 Brethren 15-1 30-1 50-1
5 Comma to the Top 90-1 85-1 50-1
6 Dialed In 8-1 11-1 10-1
7 Decisive Moment 186-1 – 50-1
8 Elite Alex n/a 31-1 30-1
9 Jaycito 21-1 16-1 20-1
10 Mr. Commons – – 50-1
11 Mucho Macho Man 30-1 29-1 30-1
12 Nehro – – 30-1
13 Pants On Fire – – 220-1
14 Premier Pegasus – – 8-1
15 Santiva 37-1 31-1 30-1
16 Silver Medallion 66-1 31-1 30-1
17 Soldat 18-1 13-1 10-1
18 Stay Thirsty 40-1 25-1 20-1
19 The Factor 25-1 32-1 6-1
20 To Honor and Serve 10-1 14-1 15-1
21 Twice the Appeal – – 50-1
22 Unclo Mo 7-2 3-1 3-1
23 Watch Me Go – – 50-1
24 Mutuel field (all other 3-year-olds) 2-1 7-2 10-1
Canadian-bred BOWMAN’S CAUSEWAY is one of 13 horses to be late nominees to the American Triple Crown. The son of Giant’s Causeway will race in the Florida Derby and he is bred by Adena Springs.
CHIEFSWOOD FILLY IN OAKS
Saturday, Gulfstream Park, post time: 6:11 p.m. EDT
GULFSTREAM OAKS-GII, $300,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/8m
PP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY TRAINER WT
1 Salary Drive K Mizzen Mast Trujillo Plesa Jr. 116
2 Triune K E Dubai Lopez Jerkens 116
3 Kindersley K Bernardini Leparoux Matz 116
4 Beso Grande Mass Media Lezcano DiMauro 116
5 R Heat Lightning Trippi Velazquez Pletcher 122
6 Island School A.P. Indy Solis McGaughey III 116
7 It’s Tricky Mineshaft Garcia McLaughlin 118
SANDY HAWLEY – ‘PEB’ UP FOR SALE…
Hawley fans..here’s a chance to own an original watercolour caricature of Canada’s Hall of Fame Jockey created by world famous artist, PEB. Seller of this eBay item will make a contribution to LongRun from the proceeds of the sale.
contact Thoroughblog or go to eBay to find it there. A Thoroughblog reader has, for sale, a rare PEB caricature of SANDY HAWLEY, please take a look and make an offer on eBay..
INSIDE ALBERTA RACING AT THE MANE EVENT!!
ADAM LEE reports that his new racing syndicate, INSIDE ALBERTA WILL BE AT THE Mane Event in Red Deer, ALBERTA handing out ownership packages at the end of April. Last year the show attracted over 35 000 horse enthusiasts through the doors.
It is the biggest horse show in Western Canada. http://www.maneeventexpo.com/ab/default.asp
The cost of the booth and all materials(Banners, Folders, table…ect.) are coming out of Lee’s own pocket. Any New/Future/Current owners who want the information can stop by and pick it up at the show.
Here is a list of the handouts included in each package:
1. Steps to Ownership
2. Finding a Trainer
3. Yearling Sale Information
4. Conformation Conundrums
5. Types of Ownership
6. The Art of Claiming
7. Horse Selection
8. Licence Application
CONTEST!!! SOVEREIGN AWARD NOMINEES – CLOSES TONITE AT 10 P.M.
Thanks to the latest entries for our Sovereign award contest! Two days left in the contest, try and guess the winners of the horse awards (see list of nominees below) and win MURIEL LENNOX’S new book, THE HORSE AND THE TIGER!
HORSE OF THE YEAR __________________________?
Champion Two-Year-Old Filly:
Champion Two-Year-Old Male:
Champion Three-Year-Old Filly:
Free Fee Lady
Champion Three-Year-Old Male:
Big Red Mike
Champion Older Female:
Champion Older Male:
Champion Turf Female:
Mekong Melody (IRE)
Miss Keller (IRE)
Champion Turf Male:
Champion Female Sprinter:
Indian Apple Is
Champion Male Sprinter:
Essence Hit Man