may1209pine1.jpgTORONTO STAR FEATURE TUESDAY

THE WILD CHILD

• Featured on the front of the paper today…

Mine That Bird and his early days of breaking and training at PINE VALLEY TRAINING CENTRE,in Maple, north of Toronto, leased by Paul and Gemini Caine.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/horseracing/article/632694%20

PHOTO ABOVE- COURTESY TORONTO STAR, STEVE RUSSELL… TO VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF PINE VALLEY, by STEVE RUSSELL ON THE STAR WEB SITE… go here and click on the LAWN JOCKEY… www.thestar.com/photos

 

PREAKNESS NEWS – PROBABLE FIELD

13 should be entered tomorrow

Horse-Trainer-Jockey-Last race

Big Drama – D. Fawkes – J. Velazquez – Swale Stakes, 2nd

Flying Private – D.W. Lukas – A. Garcia – Kentucky Derby, 19th

Friesan Fire – L. Jones – G. Saez – Kentucky Derby,18th

General Quarters – T. McCarthy – J. Leparoux – Kentucky Derby, 10th

Luv Gov – D.W. Lukas – undecided – Churchill maiden, 1st

Mine That Bird – B. Woolley – M. Smith – Kentucky Derby, 1st

Musket Man – D. Ryan – E. Coa – Kentucky Derby, 3rd

Papa Clem – G. Stute – R. Bejarano – Kentucky Derby, 4th

Pioneerof the Nile – B. Baffert – G. Gomez – Kentucky Derby,2nd

Rachel Alexandra – S. Asmussen – C. Borel – Kentucky Oaks, 1st

Take the Points – T. Pletcher – E. Prado – Santa Anita Derby, 4th

Terrain A. Stall Jr. – J. Rose – Blue Grass Stakes, 4th

Tone It Down – W. Komlo – K. Desormeaux – Tesio Stakes, 3rd

PREAKNESS BARN NOTES FROM YESTERDAY MORNING…

-to read the entire notes see link below

PIONEEROF THE NILE – Following the colt’s solid four-furlong work in 47.60 seconds at Churchill Downs Monday, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed that the Derby runner-up will compete in the Preakness.

Under rider Joe Steiner, Pioneerof the Nile turned in consistent split times of 12:20, 24.40 and 36.20 seconds, then galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.20 and six furlongs on 1:14.80.

“He worked great and went over the track really well,” Baffert said. “We finally got a nice track. He bounced out of the race great and I don’t see any effects from the Derby; he looks strong. It looks like he’s sitting on another great performance.”

Pioneerof the Nile is scheduled to be shipped to Pimlico on Wednesday. Garrett Gomez, the leading rider in the U.S., will ride the colt in the Preakness.

www.pimlico.com/NewsEvents/FeatureStories/Details/Baltimore051109.htm

 

WOODBINE SCOREBOARD – TRAINERS

-Through May 10

Nicholas Gonzalez 36-10-5-1      $422,993

Mark E. Casse      36-7-9-4     $410,935

Reade Baker        44-7-7-7     $427,579

Scott H. Fairlie      36-7-6-2     $289,492

Sid C. Attard        26-6-4-3     $219,316

Malcolm Pierce     19-6-3-1     $443,651

Terry Jordan        13-6-0-3     $294,786

Robert P. Tiller     42-5-9-5     $293,159

David Cotey        28-5-3-2     $105,393

Josie Carroll        20-5-2-5     $300,361

JOCKEYS

Patrick Husbands      110-30- 20-13      $1,462,334

Emile Ramsammy     93-16-9-9     $648,954

Eurico Rosa Da Silva  99-14-19-11     $849,161

Chantal Sutherland    107-14-14-18     $709,801

James McAleney        80-13-12-10     $752,420

Tyler Pizarro             76-13-10-10     $588,841

Emma-Jayne Wilson   98-10-11-10     $643,040

Justin Stein               97-7-16-8     $435,896

Luis Contreras          39-6-10-5     $318,852

Gerry Olguin            75-5-8-8     $248,891

Constant Montpellier 51-5-5-6     $202,543

 

BLACK-EYED PREAKNESS?

-Whatever happens on the track on Saturday in the Preakness is going to be a well-watched super bit of racing in the history of the game. Especially if its Rachel versus the Bird.

But there is some tarnish. MARK ALLEN, a co-owner of MINE THAT BIRD, was allegedly going to be a part of the enter-some-lesser-horses scheme to keep the filly from getting into the field (it is limited 14 entrants since the track is narrow).

Until they backpedalled Sunday.

How disturbing that there are owners in the game like that still.

www.horse-canada.com/wp-admin/%20http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more_sports/2009/05/10/2009-05-10_owners_of_mine_that_bird_give_racing_black_eye.htm

   

ALEX BROWN RACING VIDEO CONTEST ENDS

-And the winner is…Video 4..the contest attracted dozens of entrants who wanted to voice their opinions about horse slaughter. The winner can be viewed here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2B5MKRh_uc

 

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