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Saturday, September 29, 2007



What a night. The only thing missing at the WOODBINE TENT last night were the horses who were to benefit from all the generosity displayed at the 3rd annual LONGRUN GALA. Incredibly decorated, great food and drink, awesome items at the silent and live auction (that 1950's Horse Racing Pinball machine was too cool!) made for a super night for almost 300 guests. The Hollywood Heaven folks had a super Motown band and the dance floor was packed.
Thanks to JOE WARMINGTON of the TORONTO SUN, who gave a shout out to the event in today's paper ...(the LONGRUN BOARD of directors and volunteers were not mentioned but they were the ones who put on the grand gala!)

(At left, amateur photographer - me- snaps a shot of GUS SCHICKEDANZ and his wife Anne receiving the VOLTERRA AWARD sponsored by the family of the late Steve Stavro.
The Volterra Award is presented to horsepeople who have been generous to their horses and have helped LongRun. Gus has his own retirement foundation of sorts in South Carolina with mares and racehorses like Glanmire, Northern Sky etc.)


And the growing continues.
$60,000 carryover for a Saturday afternoon and hey, the card is small and there are a couple of favourites who look solid (??). Small fields but some tricky ones.
Might be worth a shot are some thoughts

RACE 2- The high % barn of Radlie Loney drops VERY MUCH SO in class and she is the speed of the speed but another rider change being made is curious. For a small field, the first leg is a tricky read...look for the 3 or 4yo sitting on a peak effort...maybe Rayhka?

Race 3 - SPEAK WISELY is 4 to 5 in the morning line, she just won a stake over 13 rivals, now has 4 to beat.

Race 4 - This is a tricky little sprint with speedball GOLDMART FLASH coming off a short layoff with a big rider on board. Big Beyer guys SLY ILLUSION and WADEKAR look good.

Race 5- Nice maiden 2yo race for fillies - CALL THE POSSE, by top 1st crop sire POsse, WITTY WOMAN from the hot Brian Lynch barn and ALITTLEBITOFROUGE all figure.

race 6- 5 gals in the Mazarine - Casse or BORN TO BE?

race 7- maiden claimers - JIMMY G and CLASSIC MORGEY have Beyer Fig advantage

race 8 - Wrap up the Pick 7 with 2yo's going long - very tough. KINCAREY andMORE INSPIRATION are logical, URN is bred for the distance.

Good Luck!


  • At 6:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Jen.
    Am i crazy or not, it seem,s to me that the new starter at Woodbine is really fast on that button ???
    In the Mazarine Stakes today the horses had no time to settle in the gate before it was popped open this is not the first time it has happened and i find it almost unfair to the bettors who do expect a fair start.
    Derek C.

  • At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Photos from Belmont Park on Saturday, including the Flower Bowl(G1) and the Kelso(G2):

    Slide show version(different photos):

  • At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is for the comment about the starter i think he is very good. He makes sure they all have a fair start. Us at Fort Erie really miss him.


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