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Tuesday, September 02, 2008


SNEAK PEEK AT WOODBINE MILE ENTRANT VENTURA....this is her win in the CashCall Mile (from partymanners page at YouTube)


Jockey Jono Jones wins 3 of the 6 stakes


ELGIN S. $118,128, 3yo up, c&g, Canadian-bred, 8.5f all weather, fast, 1:43.59.

HEAD CHOPPER, Ch. h. 5, Mutakddim —Raphael Rose, by Pro Consul. Owner,
Camilla Farms Inc., Buckaroo Stable, and 1316096 Inc.; breeder, James A.
Everatt, Janeane A. Everatt, & J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse (On.); trainer, Steve
Owens. $28,538 2004 ONTSEP

*90 Beyer

*The Everatt family's SHANNONDOE FARM, agent sells a half brother to HEAD CHOPPER today, hip no. 46, a colt by Storm Boot.

MUSKOKA S. $118,882, 2yo, f, Canadian-bred, 7f all weather, fast, 1:23.68.

Dk b. or br. f. 2, Stroll —Devaluation, by Conquistador
Cielo. Owner, Kingview Farms; breeder, Kingview Farms (On.); trainer,
Catherine Day Phillips.

*73 Beyer
*Bought back by Richard Day when she did not get past the $5,000 reserve as the selected sale last year. Her sire Stroll was at Claiborne Farms before he was sent to another country this year - he has a half-brother at stud in Canada - PATROL.

"He (Phillips' brother Richard Day, the breeder) had four horses in the sale," explained Day Phillips. "He has the mind of, 'If they sell, they sell and if they don't, we're happy to have them.' The two horses I liked best came back (didn't make their reserve or had no bids) and this was one of them. I don't think she even had a bid, so it was great for us. We're happy to have her in our barn and she's a lovely filly."

HALTON S. $120,013, 3yo up, Canadian-bred, 8fT, firm, 1:33.31.

SOCIETY’S CHAIRMAN, B. h. 5, Not Impossible (Ire)—Athena’s Smile, by
Olympio. Owner, Fipke, Charles E. and Waud, George; breeder, Errol
Bailey (On.); trainer, Roger L. Attfield $30,040 2004 ONTSEP.

*92 Beyer

*Local breeder ERROL BAILEY has a half brother to Society's Chairman in the select session today - REAP THE BENEFIT is a colt by Where's the Ring.

*"He entrapped his palate," explained Attfield, about Society's Chairman's last effort. "I've been having a number of horses do that this year. That's why I hesitate to say it * it seems like old hat. He wasn't breathing properly. That stops them fairly quickly.

"If you don't do surgery, it's a question of getting the horse to relax in the race. Sometimes, they get themselves into a jam like Not Bourbon did in the Prince of Wales where he was rank in the pocket.

"I was pleased with him today. We thought this horse (Society's Chairman) was so good at Keeneland in the Spring that our main aim was the (Woodbine) Mile this (coming) weekend. Off that last race, I couldn't do that. This should have been a fairly nice spot for him and we managed to get it won. We'll go from there and see how he trains on."

SIMCOE S., $120,013, 2yo, c&g, Canadian-bred, 7f all weather, fast, 1:23.42.

MEAN GREEN, Ch. c. 2, Trajectory —Emerald Afternoon, by Cabrini Green.
Owner, Norseman Racing Stable; breeder, Gardiner Farms Limited (On.);
trainer, Sid C. Attard. $70,650.$28,494 2007 ONTSEP.

*73 Beyer

*This white-faced colt was bought for $30,000 Canadian last year from the select session. His half-sister Piece of the Pie was the filly who lost Chad Beckon off her back on the weekend when he lost his irons.

ALGOMA S. $119,259, 3yo up, f&m, Canadian-bred, 8.5f all weather, fast, 1:44.21.

ARDEN BELLE, Ch. m. 5, Dance Brightly—Bow Bells Reef, by Virginia Rapids.
Owner, Salt and Pepper Stable; breeder, Eugene Melnyk (On.); trainer,
Robert Gerl $5,632 2004 ONTOPN.

*She made $278,000 last year for the owners and trainer Ron Sadler and jockey Matt Moore. Whole sale changes were made before the strat of 2008, both the trainer and rider were replaced. The Algoma was her first win of the year.

*"It certainly is (a pleasing win)," said co-owner Robert Ross. "She's been through a lot. She had some problems with her feet at the end of the year. (Trainer) Robert (Gerl) brought her back and did a fantastic job training her. I can't give him enough credit."

The Algoma is for fillies and mares that passed through a Canadian-bred Yearling Sale at Woodbine.

"I'll be there with Robert (at the CTHS sale on Tuesday)," offered Ross. "We've already looked at a lot of horses. This is the best place to buy them. I've bought them in Florida. I've bought them in Kentucky and this is the best place to buy horses."

Woodbine, Canada, $117,751, 3yo up, Canadian-bred, 6f all weather, fast, 1:09.49

LEGAL MOVE, B. c. 4, Bold Executive—Charity Country, by Country Store.
Owner, Woodford Racing LLC; breeder, Gardiner Farms Limited (On.);
trainer, Mark E. Casse.$37,827 2005 ONTSEP.

*Photo at right by, Cindy Pierson Dulay

*92 Beyer

*Hip 153 today is a Trajectory colt and a half brother to LEGAL MOVE. The handsome Legal Move, one of the biggest success stories of the local sale, will be sold at Keeneland November .

*"I love Bold Executives," said trainer Mark Casse of the bay colt, who was consigned by Gardiner Farms. "I'm a pedigree kind of guy. The mare (Charity Country) had been successful with a couple of sires that were a little lesser than Bold Executive. He was a neat, little horse. He's been a dream."

Casse said Legal Move may not race out of his barn for too many more starts.

"I'm going to miss him. He's in the sale in November," said Casse, explaining that Woodford sells their racehorses at the end of their four-year-old campaign. "He may run one more time, but I haven't really looked beyond this."


FATAL BULLET led all the way to win the Tom Ridge Labour Day Stakes at Presque isle racetrack in Erie last evening.

The Red Bullet 3yo, winner of the Bold Venture Stakes at Woodbine with a 105 Beyer in his previous start, paid $2.80 to win.

Eurico Rosa da Silva rode for Danny Dion's Bear Stable. Dion was on hand for the win while trainer Reade Baker treated clients and friends to an annual party at his home.

In the next race, the Baker/Da Silva team won again - with Ju Luk Stables' NOTGIVINMELOVEAWAY in an allowance race. The Not for Love fellow was even-money for the 1 mile, 70 yards event.


KIP DEVILLE and VENTURA are the two name horses coming for the Woodbine Mile on Sunday.
The million-dollar, one mile race may come up weak as far as star power but the two shippers that are coming are good ones.
Locals set to line up include WOLLEMI PINE, RAHY'S ATTORNEY, MULMUR and ICE BEAR.

Top 2yo Southern Exchange 7 to 2 in Grade 1

Del Mar Futurity (G1)
September 3, $250,000, 2yo, 7f, Del Mar, 6:00 PM PT

PP Horse Sire Jockey Wt. Trainer Odds

1. Wild Wild Posse Posse Michael C. Baze 117 Doug F. O’Neill 15-to-1
2. Southern Exchange Exchange Rate Garrett K. Gomez 123 Gregory de Gannes 7-to-2
3. Midshipman Unbridled’s Song Tyler Baze 117 Bob Baffert 3-to-1
4. Coronet of a Baron Pure Prize Corey S. Nakatani 117 Eoin G. Harty 6-to-1
5. Kelly Leak Runaway Groom Victor Espinoza 117 Michael Machowsky 5-to-1
6. Kerwin’s Way Skip Away Jon Kenton Court 115 John Glenney 50-to-1
7. Street Hero Street Cry (Ire) Alex O. Solis 115 Myung Kwon Cho 12-to-1
8. Blazing Spirit Cherokee Run Clinton L. Potts 115 Jeff Mullins 20-to-1
9. Mensa Heat Unusual Heat Joel Rosario 115 Barry Abrams 30-to-1
10. Escalon Spanish Steps Rafael Bejarano 117 Doug F. O’Neill 10-to-1
11. Believe in Hope Thunder Gulch Jose Valdivia, Jr. 117 Ronald W. Ellis 9-to-2


FORT ERIE, September 1 – Anthony Alderson’s Sandspit rallied from off the pace to score a 1 ¾ length victory in the Puss n Boots Cup Sunday afternoon at Fort Erie.

With Eldridge Lindsay in the irons, the 9-year-old veteran runner recorded his 4th lifetime win on the turf, running the one mile and one sixteenth distance in 1:44 3/5.

Sandspit, who is trained by is owner, paid $15.60, $6.90 and $4.00. Flat Rock finished second, $12.20 and $9.20, Smiling Jordan, the 2006 Puss n Boots champ, finished third paying $4.90. The exactor returned $210.70 and the $2.00 triactor paid $2,307.10.

After the race Alderson and Lindsay did the required jump in the infield lake with clothes/silks on.

In The co-feature, the running of the Labatt Cup, jockey Martin Ramirez guided Nasty Fever to a length victory.

Nasty Fever ran the one mile and sixteenth on the turf in 1:45 3/5.

Owned by Ivan Dalos and trained by the meets leading trainer Nick Gonzalez, Nasty Fever recorded her 3rd win of the season, her 2nd on the grass.

Sent off as the heavy favourite, Nasty Fever paid $3.30, $2.50 and 2.10. Rosie Regent was a closing second and returned $3.80 and $2.90. Longshot Son Sarria finished 3rd and paid $5.20. The exactor paid $12.60 while the triactor returned $70.40.


  • At 12:04 AM, Blogger the_drake said…

    Maybe it's time the Canadian sale is once again run by an outside agency...What a joke...unless you were one of the leading consignors (who juiced in the horses you wanted to). When will horses who really belong in the sale be offered to the buyers. This year once again the "standards" were supposed to be held up...we get slapped in the face again. The scoring system that has been told to the rest of the people in the industry does not matter...somehow the big consignments get horses into this sale whose pedigree's or looks just don't fit in...but what does it matter. This industry will suffer forever and good for it...the hardboots can have their backwards business...because the normal people of the world have had enough...discrace.


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