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Saturday, July 01, 2006

What's so Funny?

Bolstered by a $188,000 (!!) Pick 7 carryover, fans are in for a treat at Woodbine today.
While the Pick 7 races look brutally tough, how about coming down to the paddock for the 9th race to see American hero FUNNY CIDE, the 2003 Kentucky Derby winner.
Funny arrived at 5 a.m. this morning and was nestled in his stall in Nancy Triola's barn on the Woodbine backstretch when this corner made a visit this morning.
Equipped with his own buckets and blankets and mints and carrots, Funny Cide was taking a morning nap on this quiet part of the backstretch.
Many handicappers will try the beat the often quirky Funny Cide in the Dominion Day Handicap and certainly CRYPTOGRAPH is getting lots of attention after a troubled trip in his latest.
Big fields on grass and for maiden 2-year-olds should test the skills of players today.

2 Comments:

  • At 9:16 PM, Blogger Milhouse said…

    What a thrill it was to see Funny Cide at Woodbine today! He was only the fifth Kentucky Derby winner to race at Woodbine. In the walking ring today he had a presence about him. He was dragging his handlers around the walking ring and on his way out to the racetrack unseated rider Richard Migliore twice. But on the race track he went right to the front and showed that the old guy still has some tricks up his sleeve. Thanks for a great Canada Day Funny Cide!

     
  • At 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jen in an earlier message you mentioned that the late post time for the Queen's Plate made for a late and long day. Well if the t.v. numbers are any indication it was worth the wait. According to the Toronto Star on Tuesday June 27, 2006 - 345,000 viewers watched the Plate up from 79,000 in 2005. Lets hope the viewers keep watching with the Prince of Wahles coming up on July 16th. It sounds like many from the Plate are going to go which will make for an interesting race.

     

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