Horse owner Trainer Jockey odds

1 Hollinger Robert Harvey & Al Wortzman Roger Attfield Tyler Pizarro n/a
*local hope, owners won 2001 Mile

2 Forte Dei Marmi Stella Perdomo Roger Attfield John Velazquez n/a
*Euro import cutting back in distance

3 Woodbourne The Very Dry Stable Robert Tiller Emma-Jayne Wilson n/a
*3rd last year, local hope

4 Courageous Cat Pam & Martin Wygod Bill Mott Pat Valenzuela 3-1
*top miler in U.S.

5 Right One Ghislaine Head Christophe Clement Garrett Gomez n/a
*jock has won this race twice

6 Grand Adventure Sam-Son Farm Mark Frostad Patrick Husbands n/a
*Sam-Son has won it twice, comes off troubled outing

7 Riding the River Dominion Bloodstock, HGHR and Partner David Cotey Richard Dos Ramos n/a
*former claimer loving the grass

8 Turallure Donna Arnold Charles Lopresti Julien Leparoux 5-1
*son of Canadian champion Wando

9 Side Glance Pearl Bloodstock Andrew Balding Jimmy Fortune 4-1
*more Euro stuff, a good one

10 Kara’s Orientation Max Berketa & Pinnacle Racing Steven Chircop Emile Ramsammy n/a
*$20,000 claim, won Sky Classic

11 Dance And Dance Mohammed Rashid Ed Vaughan Jamie Spencer 6-1 n/a
*Euro invader

12 Court Vision Spendthrift Farm LLC Dale Romans Robby Albarado n/a
*last year’s winner, has new trainer




Woodbine Mile
Blue Square: 7-2 Courageous Cat, 4 Side Glance, 9-2 Dance And Dance, 6 Turallure, 7 Grand Adventure, 8 Forte Dei Marmi, Court Of The Realm, Court Vision, 20 Woodbourne, 20 Right One, 25 Hollinger, 50 Riding The River

Northern Dancer Turf Stakes
Blue Square: 5-2 Wigmore Hall, 7-2 Bourbon Bay, 4 Musketier, 6 Al Khali, 7 Seaside Retreat, 8 Hailstone, 12 Kara’s Orientation, 20 Simmard, 40 Laureate Conductor, 50 Hotep


Wando’s son TURALLURE!

Vanessa Ng photo


some files from Thoroughbred Daily News

Albertans Jim and Susan Hill have bought six yearlings for $840,000 as the couple looks to expand their racing interests. The Hills race all over and have their main string at Woodbine. They won the Breeders’ Stakes last year with Miami Deco.

Among their purchases was an Ontario bred by Pulpit out of Chopinina for $195,000, sold by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, as agent.

Windhaven’s William D. Graham, breeder of this year’s good 3-year-old filly Joyful Victory (Tapit), sold aLion Heart colt he bred out of the mare Captivating (Arch)
brought $290,000 at September. The Ontario-bred colt, consigned by Four Star
Sales, sold as hip 631 to Canadian-based trainer Mark Casse, agent. Graham had
purchased the colt’s dam as a yearling for C$65,000 at the 2003 FTCSEP sale, and while
Captivating didn’t win on the track, she=s already been a fine
producer for her connections.
Her first foal is the Windhaven homebred Dancing Raven (Tomahawk). That multiple
stakes-winning 4-year-old filly has been first or second in nine of 15 and earned in excess of $370,000. She most recently was third in the Algoma S. at Woodbine
Sept. 5.
Captivating=s second foal, the unraced 2-yearold Penelope Plum (Badge of Silver), turned a solid
profit as a $75,000 KEESEP yearling last year, but the Lion Heart colt proved different class in the ring yesterday. Graham said he anticipated plenty of interest, but that the colt exceeded expectations.
Graham is the president and CEO of Graham Bros. Construction Ltd., which is involved in road construction. Graham has been in horse racing since the early 1960s and has
campaigned the likes of Blondeinamotel (Bates Motel), who won the Woodbine Oaks under jockey Pat Day in 1989. The filly also ran second in that year=s GI Ashland S. here at Keeneland and ran third in the GI Kentucky Oaks. Blondeinamotel was trained by Michael Doyle, who sat alongside Graham yesterday at the sale.

Big name trainers and jocks

A huge weekend at Woodbine starts with two very important 2 yearold grass races and each race has plenty of shippers and intrigue.
NATALMA S.-GIII, $200,000, 2yo, f, 1mT
1 Sky Dreamer Sky Mesa Husbands Casse 119
2 Ten K Cat Tale of the Cat Welch Lynch 119
3 Welcome Dance Henny Hughes Albarado Matz 119
4 Anna Sophia Oasis Dream (GB) Valenzuela Mott 119
5 Spirited Miss Sky Mesa Leparoux Casse 119
6 Runfor Ro K Afleet Alex Campbell O’Callaghan 119
7 Quality Lass Exclusive Quality Maragh Casse 119
8 Hard Not to Like Hard Spun Da Silva Cox 119
9 Evil Kitten K Kitten’s Joy Wilson Gonzalez 119
10 Northern Passion K First Samurai Contreras Casse 119
11 Stephanie’s Kitten K Kitten’s Joy Pizarro Catalano 119
12 Dayatthespa City Zip Dominguez Brown 119
13 St Pancras Scat Daddy Velazquez Pletcher 119

Owner John Oxley has 3 gals in this race but it could be HARD NOT TO LIKE, a homebred for Garland Williamson, who could be favoured. The Hard Spun filly won the prep for the Summer Stakes over the boys (the natalma prep did not fill).

Saturday, Woodbine, post time: 5:10 p.m. EDT
SUMMER S.-GIII, $250,000, 2yo, 1mT
1 Secret Consultant War Front Ramsammy Doyle 122
2 Daddy Nose Best K Scat Daddy Leparoux Asmussen 122
3 Excaper K Exchange Rate Wilson Black 122
4 Jomelo K Giacomo Pizarro Attard 122
5 Finale K Scat Daddy Velazquez Pletcher 122
6 Maritimer Stormy Atlantic Contreras Attard 122
7 Burn the Mortgage Kitten’s Joy Dominguez Catalano 122
8 Making Amends Repent Husbands Casse 122

The Todd Pletcher trainee FINALE looks like a monster. He won the Continental Mile easily and is 2 for 2 on the grass. Expect 4 to 5