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Monday, October 27, 2008


Utterly Cool - 90 Beyer flying in Saucer

Just Rushing, 101 Beyer in Labeeb

Sid Attard won both stakes at Woodbine yesterday - the barn has had another stellar season and yesterday's boys - UTTERLY COOL and JUST RUSHING hogged the grass course on the last day of TURF RACING for this year.

UTTERLY COOL (photo above by came back from a bumbling outing in the Summer Stakes on Win and You're In day at Woodbine to win the Cup & Saucer by 8 3/4 lengths (yes, 8 3/4 lengths) under a fairly easy ride by Patrick Husbands.
The little gelding by Smoke Glacken had won his first 2 starts like that but was flat as a pancake in the Summer - won by Grand Adventure, who pooped in the Breeders' Cup.
But Utterly Cool emerged from the Summer just fine, trainer Sid Attard still doesn't know what happened on Summer day, and there he was flying away from the field over a yielding turf.

There were 10 maidens and one other winner facing the gelding and perhaps that is one reason why he was pounded down to even-money.

The Canadian bred is owned and was bred by Mel Lawson's Jim Dandy Stable.

Trainer Sid did not know if they would aim for the 9 furlong Coronation Futurity on the Polytrack - he cited the big difference between one-turn route races on grass and 2 turn races on the main track as something to ponder for the gelding who really is bred to sprint.

(photo is of Just Rushing after his 3rd in the Woodbine

Later, JUST RUSHING somehow won the LABEEB STAKES, worth $100,000.
The brave 7yo owned by Tucci Stables, won the one-mile grass overnight stakes with a last minute surge up the rail;
TheWild Rush gelding simply looked all done on the turn of the race, even more so in early stretch, but while Ice Bear and Shwoless fought to the wire, Just Rushing and Emma-Jayne Wilson kept plugging and got the win.

It was his 14th win of his career in his 31st start, his first at 1 mile, his 2nd win on grass and his 2nd stakes win of 2008.
His earnings at $950,000.


Ventura came out of her 2nd place finish in the Woodbine Mile to win the Filly and Mare Sprint at the Breeders' Cup and JUST RUSHING came out of his 3rd in the same race to win the Labeeb Stakes.

Oh yes, and Palladio came out of it to win a stake too.

Speaking of the Woodbine Mile....(see next item)

FATAL BULLET before his 2nd place finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, photo from photostream of pamelainebo at

Mile Championship is Nov. 23

ecerpt from DAILY RACING FORM...

Rahy's Attorney, who became Woodbine's first Win and You're In BC qualifier when he captured the Woodbine Mile, has accepted an invitation from the Japan Racing Association and is scheduled to make his next start in the $2 million Mile Championship at the right-handed Kyoto Racecourse on Nov. 23.

"I can't see any good reason not to go," said Ian Black, who trains Rahy's Attorney for Joe and Ellen MacLellan and partners. "He's in good order and, for all of us involved, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

Rahy's Attorney will be racing for a winner's share of $952,000 plus a $950,000 bonus awarded to the winner of both the Woodbine Mile and the Mile Championship.

(The gelding finished 6th in the Shadwell Mile after a bit of a rocky trip.)

Selected Horses from Foreign Countries -
Mile Championship - G1

Sunday, November 23
as of October 24
number of horse(s): 9
Trained Country Horse Name Sex/Age trainer

FR NATAGORA (FR) F3 Pascal Bary
GB LAA RAYB(USA) G4 Mark Johnston
GB LOVELACE(GB) C4 Mark Johnston
GB MAJOR CADEAUX(GB) C4 Richard Hannon
GB PACO BOY(IRE) C3 Richard Hannon
GB PRESSING(IRE) H5 Michael Jarvis
USA KIP DEVILLE (USA) H5 Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.


He kept his 7th winner on that famous day as a pet
see Fujiyama Crest and other fun things about the world's most famous jockey


  • At 9:10 AM, Blogger Horseplayer said…

    I missed the poll on the most successful Canadian on Breeders' Cup day, did no one pick Sealy hill. I thought she is as successful as Fatal Bullet.


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