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Wednesday, May 16, 2007



Marine field has one Canadian-bred

A sign of the time indeed. People racing their horses less - just one or two preps before big races. The Marine Stakes on Saturday, almost always a useful prep event for the Queen's Plate has 8 horses in the race and only one, the maiden INCLUDE US is Canadian-bred and eligible for the Plate.
The Grade 3 race has a purse of $150,000-guaranteed and has lured Darley Stable's SAHARA HEAT, trained by Eoin Harty with jockey Fernando Jara coming in to ride.
Robert Landry was selected to ride Include Us.
Artie Hot (Black Minnaloushe) was supplemented.


STREET SENSE’S lickety split workout may have influence THOROUGHBLOG voters, who have been picking the Derby winner to win the Preakness on Saturday.

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Pick 7 still carrying-over

The beginnings of a new Polytrack will be on view tonight when the first race of fillies and mares comes onto the track at 6:45 p.m.

The re-waxing of the surface began yesterday morning and continued until noon today. Not all of the re-waxing was completed. It will continue next week.

Racing is expected to be held this evening – it should be very interesting to see what we get this time.

As far as this evening’s 8 –race card, the Pick 7 carried over again, it still has not been won this season, and the amount is $32,000. The featured event is in the middle of the Pick 7 – an Ontario-sired allowance race for non-winners of 2 lifetime at 6 ½ furlongs.

A large field has been assembled including ‘figure’ horses RED RAFFLES, whose 81 Beyer from his maiden win on April 28 leads the field. Red Raffles was surprising in that win after flopping as the favourite in his season debut after breaking slowly.

The Colebrook Farms entry of MONEY TRAIL – dropping in class from a non-winners of 1 ‘other than’ to this level – and SUE’S REGENT, who is sitting on a bounce-back effort, are longshot possibilities.

One of the leading trainers, Abraham Katryan, has JAISIMHA ready to move forward after racing against a speed bias in his season debut on April 13.

According to BRISNET stats in today’s HANDICAPPER’S EDGE, Woodbine favourites are winning at just a 26% clip while the average winning odds of each horse is over 6 to 1.


WHOLELOTTABOURBON led from start to finish to win for $20,000 claiming at Fort Erie yesterday for the MAD Racing Stable and Nick Gonzalez. The champion 2-year-old from 2004 was ridden by Chad Beckon, who scored twice on the card.

FRIENDLY THERESA could not keep up to the fast pace in the Hancock County Stakes at Mountaineer Park last night and raced 4 wide on the turn before fading to 7th. Theresa was ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson. Tucci Stables’ CUT THE MUSTARD finished 6th.

INCLUDE US (Include), a Queen’s Plate contender for trainer Roger Attfield, worked on the training track yesterday morning in 48 3/5.

LEONNATUS ANTEAS, the champion 2yo of last year who is on a crash course to the Plate, worked in 1:02 4/5. Gosh, the way the Kevin Attard horses are racing lately (one long layoff winner, one debut winner, one second time starter on the season), it’s hard to completely discount this undefeated colt, isn’t it?)

Distorted Humor-Hear the Bells filly saved

$305,000 Kentucky yearling purchase ADORABELL has a story to tell…


  • At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jennifer, could you explain why the ORC has not approved the use of the "Cornell Collar". Many racing juristictions in the US and Canada have done so. It seems to be a very satifactory alternative to throat surgery.

  • At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Could you explain for me the A maiden, B maiden concept. I don't really understand it. I don't know that it is used outside Ontario, it may be, but please explain.



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