TODAY’S NEWS – ROBERT LANDRY – ‘NOW THAT’S AN ATHLETE!’…EMBUR’S SONG is a Woodbine Oaks nominee, maybe she will come to Woodbine for the May 1 FURY STAKES OFF 99 BEYER fIGURE DEBUT WIN SATURDAY…ADENA 2YO SALE VERY LIGHT… PROUD HEIRESS gets win-sical…
Here they come! PROUD HEIRESS, far left, mows down champion TRIBAL BELLE (second from left) and the grey SILVER Z to win the grade 3 WHIMSICAL STAKES at Woodbine. www.horse-races.net photo
LOUD AND PROUD
PROUD HEIRESS was a popular selection to upset the Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes yesterday at Woodbine and just as the race figured to set up, that American invader swpet from more than 10 lengths off the pace to get up and win a 3 horse photo by a few inches. Beside her was last year’s champion sprinting mare TRIBAL BELLE and the grey mare SILVER Z.
PROUD HEIRESS came to Woodbine from her home base at Turfway Park for last year’s Whimsical and got going too late and was 3rd but she was a close 2nd in the Hendrie Stakes later in the spring.
A 6yo chestnut mare by Broken Vow, PROUD HEIRESS was winning for the 5th timein her 17th race and her earnings are now over $260,000. She was bred and is owned by New York’s Respite Farm, Michael Cavey and trained by Wayne Mogge.
The mare’s regular rider R. Prescott did not have a passport ready to get over the border and so agent John
Bell’s rider Chantal Sutherland was ‘lucky’ enough to pick up the mount.
MORE FROM SUNDAY AT WOODBINE
The most remarkable performance of the day was that of jockey ROBERT LANDRY, a champion rider and still going strong at age 47.
Landry, riding in just his 5th race of the meeting, went down with a thud when his mount COUNTER MOVE appeared to clip heels with either DUBLIN LANE or HEART OF A KING and then almost got run over by MICHAEL’S BAD BOY.
It was a scary spill and COUNTER MOVE ran off and appeared okay but Landry lay on the track for several minutes. Despite being at the top of the stretch, when he got up, the crowd clapped and whistled and then cheered as Landry walked all the way back to the front of the grandstand.
NORM FILES caught the events on camera…..thanks Norm! Head over to flickr.com TO see more of Norm’s stuff.
Landry lies on the track after the scary spill on Sunday at Woodbine…
COUNTER move RUNS AWAY, he looks okay
and the super-tough LANDRY walks aback to the finish line, all the way from the top of the stretch!!!
Three-year-old Canadian-bred fillies could be very, very exciting this season.
With ROAN INISH and RESENTLESS ready to come back to action in the upcoming Fury Stakes (MAY 1), and with big maiden winner EMBUR’S SONG holding that 99 Beyer Figure win from Saturday close to her pocket, yesterday came PLATINUM EXCHANGE, an Ontario bred owned by Jim and Susan Hill.
A chestnut gal by Exchange Rate out of Platinum Hope by Carr de Naskra, the 3yo had a long lead in her 6 1/2 furlong maiden allowance, was joined into the turn and then took off for a big win in 1:16.40, good for a 90 Beyer Figure.
The filly was making her 2nd career start for trainer Brian Lynch.
PLATINUM EXCHANGE is not currently eligible for the WOODBINE OAKS but is a Fury Stakes nominee along with her good stablemate ERNFOLD, who is trained by Roger Attfield.
Michael Byrne bred the filly, who was a $55,000 RNA’s weanling and then a $200,000 yearling purchase.
It was a Lynch and jockey Patrick Husbands Late Double as CAMBRIDGE BLUE romped in the last race for $10,000 claiming.
As for EMBUR’S SONG….Keeneland barn notes said:
The dominating show by Embur’s Song, a 3-year-old Unbridled’s Song filly owned by Fares Farm Inc., was rather unexpected.
“She was OK in the morning; she never really showed that much,” assistant Ginny DePasquale said. “She jumped up and surprised everybody. (Jockey) Garrett (Gomez) said out of the gate she just pulled him to the lead and just kept going.”
ONTARIO BRED PLATINUM EXCHANGE wins her maiden with a 90 Beyer Figure on Sunday – Oaks bound? She may be racing against her stablemate ERNFOLD soon.
Norm Files photo
WOODBINE RACES have been cool this season even if the field size has been light. Look at the 1st race on Sunday – CORREDOR’S D’AMOUR (red blinkers) is pushed over the line in front by Emma-Jayne Wilson as one of 2 winners on the card for Nick Gonzalez.
Cool shot, cool race
Norm Files photo
ADENA SPRINGS 2YO SALE
Fresh off watching its graduate STATELY VICTOR win the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, the Adena Springs team held its annual 2yo sale on Saturday and hosted some of the top horsemen from around the continent.
But a small catalogue of 46 saw just 23 sell for over $700,000, well down from 48 who sold last year for over $2 million.
Canadians who bought:
13 – BAYONETTA – ’08 F Ghostzapper – Gijima A. SHADDOCK, NO ONE STABLE 43,000
’08 – F Skip Away – Highclere Memory BEAR STABLES 18,000
20 – HEAVY RAIN – ’08 C Milwaukee Brew – It’s All Academic CASTLE PEAK FARM, LTD. 9,000
’08 – BLOOM BLOOM, F North Light (Ire) – Rigorous BRYAN LYNCH 20,000
AND YESTERDAY AT APRIL OBS DAY ONE
97 08 C. ROCK HARD TEN /MAKIN HEAT – BEAR STABLES 85,000
NIALL BRENNAN STABLES, AGENT IV
167 08 F. GREATNESS /MS. BROOKLY – GERALD ATTARD 14,000
BLUE RIVER BLOODSTOCK, AGENT XII
173 08 C. SOUTHERN IMAGE /MT. BONSI – BRIAN LYNCH 15,000
EDDIE WOODS, AGENT LX
186 08 F. WAR FRONT /NANCY’S GLITTER – RICHARD HOGAN, AGT. 57,000
EDDIE WOODS, AGENT LXVII
202 08 F. PUT IT BACK /NORSISTER – ANTHONY GOSERLL, AGT. FOR 7,500
DERBY DAZE FARM, AGENT III HARLEQUIN RANCHES
224 08 F. OFFICER /ONTHEQT – ROBERT HARVEY 80,000
LEPRECHAUN RACING, AGENT
263 08 F. PURGE /PICNICIN’ – DAVID ROWBOTHAM 15,000
MC KATHAN BROS., AGENT II
278 08 C. ROCKPORT HARBOR /PRAIRIE PIE – BEAR STABLES, LTD 52,000
SAB SALES (SCOTT A. BERGSRUD), AGENT
KENTUCKY DERBY PROBABLES
Horse Trainer Graded earnings Last race
Lookin At Lucky Bob Baffert $1,480,000 3rd Santa Anita Derby
Noble’s Promise Kenny McPeek $738,000 5th Arkansas Derby
Rule Todd Pletcher $645,000 3rd Florida Derby
Sidney’s Candy John Sadler $630,000 1st Santa Anita Derby
Eskendereya Todd Pletcher $600,000 1st Wood
Line of David John Sadler $600,000 1st Arkansas Derby
Mission Impazible Todd Pletcher $485,934 1st Louisiana Derby
Ice Box Nick Zito $457,500 1st Florida Derby
Stately Victor Mike Maker $450,000 1st Blue Grass Stakes
Endorsement Shannon Ritter $400,000 1st Sunland Derby
Conveyance Bob Baffert $386,000 2nd Sunland Derby
American Lion Eoin Harty $378,000 1st Illinois Derby
Dublin D. Wayne Lukas $373,208 3rd Arkansas Derby
Super Saver Todd Pletcher $363,832 2nd Arkansas Derby
Discreetly Mine Todd Pletcher $340,000 4th Louisiana Derby
Dean’s Kitten Mike Maker $326,475 1st Lane’s End
Interactif Todd Pletcher $307,950 4th Blue Grass
Awesome Act Jeremy Noseda $285,000 3rd Wood Memorial
Paddy O’Prado Dale Romans $250,950 2nd Blue Grass
Homeboykris Rick Dutrow $250,500 2nd allowance race
out – Uh Oh Bango Kory Owens $237,952 4th Arkansas Derby
Jackson Bend Nick Zito $230,000 2nd Wood Memorial
Backtalk Tom Amoss $225,916 3rd Illinois Derby
Make Music for Me Alexis Barba $218,750 6th Blue Grass
A Little Warm Tony Dutrow $180,000 2nd Louisiana Derby
Setsuko Richard Mandella $180,000 2nd Santa Anita Derby
T-Pleasant Prince Wesley Ward $162,500 7th Blue Grass
Caracortado Mike Machowsky $153,000 4th Santa Anita Derby
T-Eightyfiveinafifty Gary Contessa $120,000 1st Bay Shore
T-First Dude Dale Romans $97,500 3rd Blue Grass
T-Drosselmeyer Bill Mott $87,000 3rd Louisiana Derby
T – Possible for Saturday’s The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial
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PAULICK REPORT REPORTS ON CANADIAN TRAINER SUSPENSION – ANTHONY ADAMO
Anthony Adamo, who worked as racing manager and one of the trainers in one-time Eclipse Award-winning owner Michael Gill’s large Pennsylvania operation in 2009-10 has been suspended for 90 days by the stewards at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., for an incident that occurred nearly six months ago.
Adamo was suspended 30 days for “possession of four hypodermic needles and syringes on the grounds of Penn National” on Oct. 22—in violation of Pennsylvania Code, Title 58, Section 163.6 (C), 163.302 (A) 3, 163.312, 163.340 (A), (D) (E), 163.521 (J), 165.201. That suspension is due to begin April 26 and run through May 25.
A second suspension, to begin May 26 and run through July 24, is accompanied by a $1,000 fine. The official ruling states “after reviewing the testimony and evidence, the board of stewards determined that there was the intent to administer an unnatural and unauthorized substance to the horse Lion’s Park.” (Section 163.302 (A), (1), (2), (3), 163.309, 163.312, 163.317, 163.521 (F), (J), 163.340 (A), (D), (E), 165.201.) There was no date given for the incident, but Lion’s Park was entered and scratched by the stewards on the night of Oct. 22, the same night Adamo was charged with possession of the hypodermic needles and syringes.
WOODBINE ADDS VIDEOS – IT’S PRETTY GOOD
WOODBINE ENTERTAINMENT’S new website has attracted a wide range of thoughts and ideas and comments and one of the more intriguing additions to the site is the addition of Thoroughbred videos.
It seems to have a great deal of potential for leading up to stakes and upcoming events. Currently on there are numerous jockey videos and surely there will be other people on there, and many workout videos.
Stars from last year such as Tasty Temptation and Milwaukee Appeal are shown in workouts.
Whether you are a fan of the new site or not, this is a good section as long as it continues to progress and include some worthy information.
Check it out…