(A favourite photo from this year taken by eschneider at www.flickr.com...Big Brown at the Belmont, ssshhhhhhh.
Jockey KENT DEORMEAUX is at Woodbine on the last day of racing Sunday!)
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Patrick Husbands 791 160 137 110 $9,246,245
James McAleney 819 160 110 118 $8,388,439
Emma-Jayne Wilson 868 111 110 136 $6,561,041
Eurico Rosa Da Silva 721 103 93 84 $5,794,791
Emile Ramsammy 840 101 103 115 $5,153,294
ALL TIED UP - AGAIN
Indeed, the jockeys race between Jim McAleney and Patrick Husbands is a wild one at Woodbine.
With 3 cards left of 10, 11 and 13 races (yes, 13 with 163 entries on Sunday), the two are tied in wins at 160.
Husbands won a pair yesterday to draw even again after McAleney won 3 on Wed. night to Husbands' 1.
Their mounts are always 'live' and the last race yesterday, in which they were on fillies who finished virtually alongside each other, illurates that it is going to be a huge fight to the finish.
Speaking of that last race, the two were in a battle for 2nd as trainer Scott Fairlie, who has done some magic with his claimed runners this year, won with Tale of the Fox at 9 to 1 by three-quarters of a length under red-hot rider Justin Stein.
The first PICK 4 YESTERDAY PAID 3 OUT OF 4 for $1,300 and the last Pick 4 paid $51,000 (but the winning ticket was a 20 center, the pool was only $11,000).
Race 1 Go Boldly 7-2
Race 2 - Wainfleet 5-2
Race 5- Christo
Race 6- Ky Bluz Girl 3-1
Race 7 - Runoff to L A 6-1
Race 8 Side Swipe 8-1
Race 3 - Foolish Vow 2-1
Race 4 Jimmymac Bear 8-5
Race 5 White Balance 8-1
Race 6 - Choir Practice 6-1
Race 8 Let Her Peek 20-1
Race 9 Six Roses 12-1
Race 10 Legendary Ella 3-1
BIG BROWN'S DESORMEAUX IN TOWN FOR LAST CARD
Hall of Fame Jockey KENT DESMORMEAUX will be in town on Sunday for Woodbine's final card of racing. Desmormeaux will ride Argentinian Group 1 winner STAR PLUS in the VALEDICTORY STAKES AT 1 3/4 MILES.
The Valedictory, race 10 on the 13 race card, drew a super field with Star Plus the morning line favourite over DUBAI GOLD and JADE'S REVENGE.
TOMAHAWK HAS 2 MORE WINNERS
Leading Canadian first-crop sire TOMAHAWK had 2 more juvenile winners yesterday at Woodbine to bring his total to 10 winners from 26 runners.
The Seattle Slew stallion is #10 in North American on the first crop list.
His winners yesterday were bizarre 50 to 1 shot STILL SHARP, who led through :22 flat 45 flat fractions at 7 furlongs and won big under a Krista Carignan flailing whip in a maiden claimer.
The filly had been in drab form coming into the race for her latest trainer Dan Harvey.
One race later, DRUMMOND HILL, as firster for Centennial Farms Niagara and trainer Don MacRae won his debut. He was a $7K (US) yearling purchase and was bred by Mike Carroll.
FROM THE BLOOD-HORSE MARCAVELLY JOINS COLEBROOK STALLION ROSTER
Marcavelly, a two-time graded stakes winner, will enter stud at John Burness’ Colebrook Farms Stallion Station near Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, for a fee of $5,000 (Canadian funds).
A 4-year-old son of Johannesburg, Marcavelly finished first or second in seven of eight races and earned $332,963 for Zayat Stables while trained by Bill Mott.
He won three stakes, including the Central Bank Transylvania (gr. IIIT) and Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) Stakes, the latter in stakes-record time of 1:33.45 for a mile at Belmont Park. His three stakes-placings included the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. II), plus the Summer Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Woodbine.
“We are firm believers in the Canadian program and where it is heading,” Ahmed Zayat said. “He offers a lot to the Canadian breeder with turf and polytrack form, class, and pedigree.” Bred in Kentucky by Harrison Stables, Marcavelly is out of the Majestic Light mare Dark Jewel, a full sister to grade I winners Prince True and Hidden Light.
FRANK LYNETT Report from DAILY RACING FORM
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday for Frank Lynett, a longtime owner who died of cancer early Wednesday morning at age 84.
The service will take place at St. Cecilia's Church, 161 Annette St. in Toronto. Visitation was to be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. W., of which Mr. Lynett was a former owner
. Lynett owned horses in partnership with his wife, Kathleen. (One of) the Lynetts' most recent runners was Stonington, who was claimed for $40,000 from Sam-Son Farm and went on to win five races under the care of trainer Sid Attard.
Stonington was returned to Sam-Son Farm at the end of her career, and her second foal, due in April, will be owned by Kathleen Lynett. Lynett also is survived by his daughters Sheila, Maureen, Bridget, and Elizabeth, and four grandchildren.