NORTHERN DANCER PAVILLION: landmark building at CFC will house multi-discipline programs
WOODBINE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP’S leader NICK EAVES talks with PREMIER KATHLEEN WYNNE at the old Windfields.CFC on Wednesday.
Tom Sandler photos
Walking through the property of the Canadian Film Centre on Bayview Avenue in Toronto one can almost feel the presence of champions.
The CFC occupies the Bayview Ave. Windfields Farm, where E.P. Taylor lived with his wife Winnie and where horses frolicked and ran through paddocks.
Originally owned by Colonel Sam McLughlin and called Parkwood Stable, Taylor bought it and called it The National Stud. It was where he began the most famous breeding operation in horse racing.
Taylor moved his farm to Oshawa and up on the passing of E.P. Taylor, son Charles Taylor donated the 6-square kilometer property to filmmaker Norman Jewison (The Thomas Crown Affair, Moonstruck, The Hurricane, etc.) when Jewison sought a centre in Torono much like the American Film Institute.
Charles Taylor and family agreed and in 1988 Windfields Farm opened as the CFC.
While the Taylors had guests such as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the CFC has also had its own dignitaries on its property.
When you walk through the main house, you see dozens of signed pictures from movie stars and movie makers such as Michael Douglas, Miartin Scorcese, Whoopi Goldberg, Clint Eastwood and more. Many of these pictures on the walls have the celebrity’s name following by “at Windfields”. Very cool.
Yesterday’s groundbreaking event was a packed affair with numerous powerful folks. Among them, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, the Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Halton.
It was PREMIER WYNNE who grabbed the attention of the horse racing people in attendance, however.
“I think I was 10 when he started to race,’ said Wynne in her speech. “And, as you know, I have been talking about horse racing a lot these days.”
Wynne went on to say how appropriate it was that the new CFC building was named after a horse racing champion runner and sire who world class.
Premier Wynne seems to be dedicated to getting horse racing in Ontario back on track after the previous Liberal government, in conjuntion with the OLG’s Paul Godfrey, decided to almost wipe it out completely when it ended the slots-at-racetracks programs.
The Premier has mentioned her dissatisfaction with the OLG and when she voluntarily talks about horse racing, it’s very encouraging.
The main house at the old Windfields…Linda Rainey/Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame photo
NORTHERN DANCER WINS THE PREAKNESS!!
ORB DRAWS THE RAIL IN 9 HORSE PREAKNESS
By Chris Korman The Baltimore Sun
8:50 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2013
A few low, indecipherable noises escaped from the table where Shug McGaughey, trainer of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, sat during the post-position draw Wednesday.
The horse had drawn the dreaded No. 1 gate, meaning eight horses will be closing him in as they race toward the shortest path to the first turn.
McGaughey, though, was not among those who thought this meant anything significant.
“Some people groaned,” he said. “I didn’t groan.”
PREAKNESS S.-GI, $1,000,000, 3yo, 1 3/16m, post time: 6:20 p.m. (EST)
PP HORSE SIRE ODDS
1 Orb Malibu Moon Even
O/B-Stuart Janney III & Phipps Stable (KY); T-Claude McGaughey III; J-Joel
Rosario. Lifetime Record: 8-5-0-1, $2,335,850.
Last Start: 1st May 4 GI Kentucky Derby
2 Goldencents Into Mischief 8-1
($62,000 2yo ‘12 OBSJUN; $5,500 yrl ‘11 FTKOCT)
O-W.C. Racing/Kenney/RAP Racing; B-Rosecrest Farm & Karyn Pirrello
(KY); T-Doug O’Neill; J-Kevin Krigger. Lifetime Record: 7-4-1-0,
Last Start: 17th May 4 GI Kentucky Derby
3 Titletown Five K Tiznow 30-1
($250,000 yrl ‘11 KEESEP)
O-Hornung/Martin/Lukas/Davis/Miller/Shade; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred
Holdings LLC (KY); T-D. Wayne Lukas; J-Julien Leparoux. Lifetime Record: 7-1-2-
Last Start: 4th Apr. 27 GIII Derby Trial
4 Departing War Front 6-1
O/B-Claiborne Farm/A. Dilschneider (KY); T-Al Stall Jr; J-Brian
Hernandez Jr. Lifetime Record: 5-4-0-1, $628,000.
Last Start: 1st Apr. 20 GIII Illinois Derby
5 Mylute Midnight Lute 5-1
($150,000 yrl ‘11 FTKJUL)
O-Goldmark Farm LLC & Whisper Hill Farm; B-Mike Rutherford (KY);
T-Thomas Amoss; J-Rosie Napravnik. Lifetime Record: 10-2-3-2,
Last Start: 5th May 4 GI Kentucky Derby
6 Oxbow K Awesome Again 15-1
($250,000 yrl ‘11 KEESEP)
O-Calumet Farm; B-Colts Neck Stables LLC (KY); T-D. Wayne Lukas; JGary
Stevens. Lifetime Record: 10-2-1-1, $383,500.
Last Start: 6th May 4 GI Kentucky Derby.
7 Will Take Charge K Unbridled’s Song 12-1
($425,000 yrl ‘11 KEESEP)
O-Willis Horton; B-Eaton (KY); T-D. Wayne Lukas; J-Mike Smith.
Lifetime Record: 8-3-1-0, $545,371.
Last Start: 8th May 4 GI Kentucky Derby
8 Govenor Charlie Midnight Lute 12-1
O/B-Michael Pegram (KY); T-Bob Baffert; J-Martin Garcia. Lifetime
Record: 3-2-1-10, $444,800.
Last Start: 1st Mar. 24 GIII Sunland Derby
9 Itsmyluckyday Lawyer Ron 10-1
($110,000 2yo ‘12 OBSMAR; $47,000 yrl ‘11 KEESEP)
O-Trilogy Stables & Laurie Plesa; B-Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm
(KY); T-Eddie Plesa Jr; J-John Velazquez. Lifetime Record: 11-5-2-1,
Last Start: 15th May 4 GI Kentucky Derby
Can the Kentucky Derby winner come right back and win the Preakness? We sure hope so!
13 times since AFFIRMED’S Triple Crown sweep the Derby winner has come right back and 3 times in last 9 nine years.
Kentucky Derby winners who won Preakness since 1978:
2012 I’ll Have Another Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neill J. Paul Reddam 2:01.83 I
2008 Big Brown Kent Desormeaux Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. IEAH Stables / P. Pompa 2:01.82 I
2004 Smarty Jones Stewart Elliott John Servis Someday Farm 2:04.06 I
2003 Funny Cide Jose Santos Barclay Tagg Sackatoga Stable 2:01.19 I
2002 War Emblem Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Thoroughbred Corp. 2:01.13 I
1999 Charismatic Chris Antley D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 2:03.20 I
1998 Real Quiet Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 2:02.20 I
1997 Silver Charm Gary Stevens Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 2:02.40 I
1989 Sunday Silence Pat Valenzuela Charlie Whittingham H-G-W Partners 2:05.00 I
1988 Winning Colors ‡ Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 2:02.20 I
1987 Alysheba Chris McCarron Jack Van Berg D. & P. Scharbauer 2:03.40 I
1979 Spectacular Bid Ronnie Franklin Bud Delp Hawksworth Farm 2:02.40 I
1978 Affirmed † Steve Cauthen Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 2:01.20
ONTARIO-BREDS IN FASIG-TIPTON MIDATLANTIC SALE
workout time/status breeding consignor
OUT 6 F DISTORTED HUMOR QUITE A RUCKUS RICHTER SCALE ONTARIO K TOM MCCROCKLIN AGENT
10.2 40 F STORMY ATLANTIC SENTEBALE VINDICATION ONTARIO I TIMBER CREEK AGENT
11.1 171 C HARD SPUN BASKING ALYDAR ONTARIO J-K EDDIE WOODS AGENT XC
10.4 202 C HONOUR AND GLORY CHASM GULCH ONTARIO I MCKATHAN BROS. AGENT
225 F EINSTEIN (BRZ) DEALING WITH DAISY AWESOME AGAIN ONTARIO G WES CARTER TRAINING AND SALES AGENT FOR CAROLYN R VOGEL
228 F PERFECT SOUL (IRE) DEPUTY HADIF ONTARIO I GRASSROOTS TRAINING & SALES LLC AGENT
269 C TAPIT GINGER GOLD GOLDEN GEAR ONTARIO A HARTLEY/DE RENZO THOROUGHBREDS AGENT
277 C OLD FORESTER GOLD LINED NUMEROUS ONTARIO A-B CARY FROMMER AGENT
308 C UNBRIDLED’S SONG JEALOUS WILDCAT FOREST WILDCAT ONTARIO J-K NIALL BRENNAN STABLES AGENT III
CAPTIVATING HAS FILLY
The dam of Horse of the Year UNCAPTURED has had a filly.
Born on May 13, the daughter of Captivating (Arch) is by Uncle Mo. The filly was born at William Graham’s Windhaven in Caledon,. ON. The mare is going to Giant’s Causeway next.
HARD NOT TO LIKE BACK IN ACTION
Canadian-bred SW looking to bounce back to form:
Saturday, Pimlico, post time: 4:00 p.m. EDT
GALLORETTE H.-GIII, $150,000, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT
PP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY TRAINER WT
1 Hard Not to Like Hard Spun Velazquez Matz 118
2 Daydreamin Gracie Domestic Dispute Cruise Kobiskie 114
3 Pianist K More Than Ready Smith Brown 115
4 Samitar (GB) Rock of Gibraltar (Ire) Castellano Brown 122
5 Old Tune (Brz) Wild Event Rosario Pletcher 122
6 Embarr Royal Academy Boyce Cooney 116
7 Charged Cotton Dehere Garcia Correas 113
8 Idle Talk K Olmodavor Karmnos Eppler 112
9 Silver Screamer Cozzene no rider Rodriguez 117
10 Appealing Cat Successful Appeal Prado Motion 114