LATEST NEWS – Wednesday….. PICK 6 goes at Belmont, $552,000 for 6 of 6…A reader sent in this link today – re: the betting on Woodbine races in Vegas…great news for our industry!
The news was leaked yesterday it appears …
WOODBINE OAKS NEWS
ERNFOLD (a town in Saskatchewan) is a strong second favourite for the Woodbine Oaks on Sunday.
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EARLY LOOK AT SUNDAY’S WOODBINE OAKS (8)
Embur’s Song/Fares Farm/Todd Pletcher/Garrett Gomez
Ernfold/Jim and Susan Hill/Roger Attfield/Jim McAleney
Isabeau’s Elegance/Classic Oaks Farm/Mark Casse/Corey Fraser
Moment of Majesty/Don Meehan, Curtis Joseph & Sue Leslie/Sue Leslie/Rob Landry
Oil Painting/Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings/Josie Carroll/Patrick Husbands
Resentless/Donald Ross/Ian Howard/Chantal Sutherland
Roan Inish/Robert Costigan/Carolyn Costigan/Davy Moran
Tee Game/Hendrie Stable/ Mike Doyle/Slade Callaghan
The WOODBINE OAKS, to be run for the 55TH TIME, on Sunday at 5:16 p.m., is to be drawn tomorrow at WEGZ STADIUM bar,along with the PLATE TRIAL STAKES.
The fields for both races figure to be small – the Oaks has eight, Trial perhaps 7 or 8, but there is some intrigue to go along with the races.
The Oaks could be wide open if big favourite EMBUR’S SONG cannot handle the 9 furlong distance or any pace pressure in what will be her 3rd career race. Reportedly, no horse has won the Oaks off just 2 career races in the past.
ERNFOLD is a popular pick for western Canadian owners JIM AND SUSAN HILL and trainer Roger Attfield. The filly was recently 2nd to champion BIOFUEL, who would seemingly win the Oaks if she were Canadian-bred.
But there are longshot possibilities in the form of MOMENT OF MAJESTY, one of very few offpsring of Saint Liam that are racing (the sire died early in his stud career).
The filly was 3rd behind Ernfold in her 2nd race off the layoff and could be posied to run a big one.
ROAN INISH has been trained into the Oaks by newcomer Carolyn Costigan, who trains the homebred for her father Robert. Roan Inish was the first winner for Costigan last year when she won the Princess Elizabeth Stakes.
RESENTLESS is a good one, she is 3 for 6 with 2 stakes wins, but was very, very ill not too long ago and she’s had 2 workouts since her May 1 season debut.
MOMENT OF MAJESTY – a longshot with a chance in the Woodbine Oaks
FROM WOODBINE MEDIA OFFICE – YESTERDAY’S NOTES:
CUJO ADDS SOME BITE TO OAKS
Curtis Joseph might have played nearly 1,000 games in the NHL, but the former goaltender and thoroughbred owner has never had a starter in the Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, until this year.
Co-owned by Joseph, hockey agent Don Meehan and trainer Sue Leslie, Moment of Majesty, a two-year-old daughter of Saint Liam, represents the trio’s first Oaks filly.
Moment of Majesty has never finished lower than fifth over her seven-race career, winning twice along with two thirds.
“She was quick to accept new challenges from the outset,” said Leslie, of the Ontario-bred. “And she does it all with class. From the start, she had an attitude of, ‘I’m good.'”
Her three stakes appearances, all contested at 1 1/16 miles, have yielded one fifth (Princess Elizabeth) and two thirds (Ontario Lassie and La Lorgnette). On Sunday, she’ll travel 1 1/8 miles, the furthest she has ever gone to date.
“There is no concern at all when it comes to the distance,” offered Leslie.
Joseph, Meehan and Leslie have 25 wins and 89 top-three finishes from 196 career starts. Their one stakes winner is Millennium Allstar, who took the 2001 Achievement Stakes, finished second in the Queenston and Plate Trial Stakes, before finishing eighth in the Queen’s Plate.
Robert Landry, who has three Oaks wins, will ride Moment of Majesty.
CBC TO SHOW WOODBINE OAKS/PLATE TRIAL
CBC will televise the Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser and the Plate Trial in a special presentation from 4:30 pm ET – 5:30 pm ET. Post time for the Oaks is 5:16 pm ET (Race 9) and Plate Trial is 4:41 pm ET (Race 8).
Mark Lee will host the telecast with analysts Jim Bannon and Renee Kierans. Reporting on the action are Sandy Hawley, and Dawn Lupul on horseback. The producer is Jeff Pearlman. Dan Loiselle will call the races.
TVG, the renowned U.S. horse racing channel, will also be on hand at Woodbine to produce its own broadcast of the Oaks/Plate Trial for air back home. Hosts will be Todd Schrupp and Simon Bray.
BET NIGHT LIVE TONIGHT
plus NEW PROVIDENCE STAKES
Wednesday night racing at Woodbine means BET NIGHT LIVE and its contest is up again on THE SCORE. For $24 you can enter the contest – make your bets and whoever has the most money will win first prize of $600.00.
Newcomers will be paid $24 to join up to Horseplayer Interactive if they do not have an account already.
There is a super stakes event for a Wednesday night as Queen’s Plate champion NOT BOURBON races for the 3rd time in the last 28 days in the New Providence Stakes, named for a Canadian Triple Crown winner.
NOT BOURBON (Not Impossible), won an allowance race in his first race in alm ost 2 years two starts ago and then was on the edges in the Connaught Cup on the grass.
He races 6 furlongs tonight and meets sharpies like GRAZETTES LANDING, PASO DOBLE and DANCINGALL THE WAY.
SCOREBOARD – WOODBINE TRAINERS
Mark E. Casse 137 21 17 19 $996,869
Steven M. Asmussen 67 17 10 9 $589,564
Robert P. Tiller 75 15 7 11 $678,800
Reade Baker 76 13 13 14 $806,249
Laurie Silvera 54 12 9 6 $514,997
Sid C. Attard 65 11 12 7 $618,649
Sam Di Pasquale 45 9 9 4 $241,251
Roger L. Attfield 45 9 6 7 $609,406
Nicholas Gonzalez 72 9 6 7 $318,380
Michael De Paulo 46 8 7 2 $309,698
Audre Cappuccitti 62 8 5 10 $384,816
Josie Carroll 41 8 5 2 $354,540
Michael V. Pino 19 8 4 4 $233,419
Patrick Husbands 228 45 39 35 $2,224,036
Eurico Rosa Da Silva 199 42 27 29 $1,976,590
Emile Ramsammy 176 36 24 17 $1,434,593
Chantal Sutherland 183 30 19 26 $1,775,215
Omar Moreno 230 25 35 38 $1,104,101
Luis Contreras 95 23 12 12 $801,825
Emma-Jayne Wilson 172 22 25 20 $1,226,444
Tyler Pizarro 134 19 17 15 $833,963
David Clark 95 17 14 7 $639,465
James McAleney 124 12 17 10 $891,634
Justin Stein 140 12 16 11 $554,922
Jono C. Jones 105 10 12 10 $642,659
Corey Fraser 91 10 11 11 $489,187
Richard Anthony Dos Ramos 82 10 5 6 $339,057
NYUK NYUK NYUK WINS AT THE FORT
Nine-year-old NYUK NYUK NYUK won for the 15th time in his career on Saturday at Fort Erie for $10,000 claiming. The son of Mutakkdim- May Time, bred by Liz and Gordon Lickrish, is currently owned and trained by Anthony Adamo.
The gelding has won over $758,000 in his career. He won about $260,000 for Frank DiGiulio Jr and trainer Robert Tiller and $350,000 for Tucci Stables.
BENT ATTORNEY won another Fort Erie stake when she took Saturday’s Rainbow Connection which came off the grass.