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Monday, September 08, 2008



107 Beyer in Woodbine Mile for unlikely winner


RAHY'S ATTORNEY, a little, Ontario sired homebred whose owners and breeders hail from an eastern Canadian town of Spencerville Ontario rocked the racing world yesterday when leaving KIP DEVILLE in his turf clods in the $1 million Woodbine Mile.

Not much about the race made a whole lot of sense, from how very soft the grass got in 24 hours of drizzling rain, to why KIP DEVILLE, who broke so sharply, raced rank suddenly bore out a bit to allow RAHY'S ATTORNEY to scoot away to a clear lead and get the jump on everyone else.

The 107 Beyer Figure, a whopping numbers, came even though the time of 1:36 .14 was one of the slowest in a dozen runnings of the race.
That's how soft the grass was.

The PLAY THE KING STAKES being run 2 weeks before the Mile but the hex on the 3 that ran in it - only JUST RUSHING fared well and my, that 7-year-old fellow is something.

The Ellie Boje Farm of Joe and Ellen Maclellan has only raced a few horses - Glitter Rox, Rahy's Attorney and couple of others, but they have made the most of what they have had.

And what about IAN BLACK? Four years as a trainer, leaving his longtime job as farm manager for Kinghaven Farms, and in the last 14 months, he has a Queen's Plate win and a Woodbine Mile win.

Oh, and 3 FANS selected the first 3 finishers in the race in the exact order and will win a share of some cash prize put on by Woodbine in the MEGAPICK contest.

Now that's incredible.


  • At 10:29 AM, Blogger Cangamble said…

    The tri paid $757.90, or $378.95 for a buck, so if you take Woodbine's monstrous triactor takeout into account (28.3%), the real odds that reflected actual public betting, was 527-1.
    So if there were around 1500 entrants in the contest, it makes sense that there were three winners.

  • At 3:41 PM, Blogger Terence said…

    Photos from Woodbine on Sunday:

    Woodbine Mile (G1):

    Northern Dancer Turf(G1) and Canadian(G2):

    Special congratulations to Slade Callaghan who we had the pleasure of meeting in the elevator up to the press box after the race!

    Terence and Cindy


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