WOODBINE, Rexdale, ON , CAN
|1||Essence Hit Man||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: A++||$108,508|
2007 | Chestnut Gelding | Speightstown - El Prado Essence, El Prado (IRE)
Sire: Speightstown , Chestnut, 1998. Raced 4 years. 16 starts, 10 wins, $1,258,256. Lifetime: 285 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
Broodmare Sire: El Prado (IRE), Gray, 1989.
|2||Big Band Sound||Margin: 2½||TrueNicks: B+||$30,141|
2007 | Bay Horse | Bernstein - Ensnare, Seeking the Gold
Sire: Bernstein, Bay, 1997. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 4 wins, $173,120. Lifetime: 373 yearlings sold, median $24,000.
Broodmare Sire: Seeking the Gold, Bay, 1985.
Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-Year-Olds in Training 2009, ($60,000).
|3||Paso Doble||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: D||$16,578|
2006 | Chestnut Gelding | Bold n' Flashy - Dance Lessons, Foxhound
Sire: Bold n' Flashy, Bay, 1989. Raced 5 years. 40 starts, 10 wins, $362,231. Lifetime: 120 yearlings sold, median $9,768.
Broodmare Sire: Foxhound, Bay, 1991.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2007 Yearling Sale, $5,000.
Scratched: Something Extra.
|1||Essence Hit Man||Jesse M. Campbell||Audre Cappuccitti|
|2||Big Band Sound||Tyler Pizarro||Daniel J. Vella|
|3||Paso Doble||Patrick Husbands||Mark E. Casse|
|4||Signature Red||Luis Contreras||Sid C. Attard|
|5||Bear Tough Tiger||Quincy Welch||Reade Baker|
|6||No Hesitation||Emma-Jayne Wilson||Jim Meyaard|
Laugh Track, pushing two-time Canadian sprint champion Essence Hit Man every step of the way, surged in the final strides to register a half-length victory in the $150,415 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) June 2 at Woodbine.Sunday, June 02, 2013
Just three opponents are signed on to face two-time Canadian champion sprinter Essence Hit Man as he pursues a repeat victory in the $150,000 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) June 2 at Woodbine.Thursday, May 30, 2013
Heavily favored Something Extra successfully defended his title in the $195,371 Connaught Cup Stakes (Can-IIT) with a resilient front-running effort May 26 on the Woodbine turf.Sunday, May 26, 2013
Riding the River, Canada's champion turf male of 2012, returns to action in the $200,000 Connaught Cup Stakes (Can-IIT) May 26 at Woodbine.Friday, May 24, 2013
Essence Hit Man won the $166,408 Jacques Cartier Stakes for the third year in a row with a powerful front-running performance under Jesse Campbell April 27 at Woodbine.Saturday, April 27, 2013
Uncaptured, a contender on the Triple Crown Trail until his 10th-place finish in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), was honored April 19 as Canada's 2012 Horse of the Year during the Sovereign Awards ceremony.Saturday, April 20, 2013
Silverton Hill homebred Havelock and jockey Garrett Gomez found room along the rail and just prevailed by a nose in a five-horse blanket finish of the $100,000 Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Keeneland.Saturday, April 13, 2013
David A. Ross Racing Stable's Perfect Officer, a nose winner in last year's Shakertown Stakes (gr.IIIT), faces eight rivals April 13 when he makes his 2013 debut in the 17th running of the $100,000 turf sprint at Keeneland.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Bear Tough Tiger, rallying on the outside, outfought stablemate Bear No Joke to record his first stakes victory in the $127,940 Kennedy Road (Can-III) by a neck at Woodbine Nov. 25.Sunday, November 25, 2012
Essence Hit Man is set to defend his title in the $150,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 25 at Woodbine; his start will come just days after the passing of his trainer and owner, Audre Cappuccitti.Thursday, November 22, 2012
Successful and popular Woodbine-based owner and trainer Audre Cappuccitti has died at age 66.Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Lightly-raced Next Question, making his stakes debut for trainer Mike Trombetta, had all the answers in producing a 16-1 upset in the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) on the Woodbine turf course Oct. 14.Sunday, October 14, 2012
Eleven runners from around the globe line up for the $500,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine Oct. 14. Local hero Big Band Sound is the 3-1 favorite, but 7-2 second choice Fire Lily could roll.Friday, October 12, 2012
Versatile gelding Wise Dan goes for his first grade I victory on grass as the 6-5 morning line favorite in the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (gr. IT) Sept. 16 in Toronto.Thursday, September 13, 2012
Ending a spate of runner-up finishes at Woodbine, Big Band Sound spurted away from the field at mid-stretch and held sway to win the Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) on the turf Aug. 26.Sunday, August 26, 2012
Big Band Sound, second in four consecutive Woodbine stakes races since this spring, looks to finally break through as the 3-1 morning line pick in the $200,000 Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) Aug. 26.Friday, August 24, 2012
Essence Hit Man showed what champions are made of when he staved off the equally determined challenger Eternal Rule through the long Woodbine homestretch to win the $172,801 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) July 18.Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Essence Hit Man, last year's Canadian champion sprinter, should get a stern test from undefeated Eternal Rule in the $150,000 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) on the night of July 18 at Woodbine.Sunday, July 15, 2012
Unleashing a strong turn of foot entering the stretch, longshot Riding the River rallied from last to first under jockey Todd Kabel to post an upset in the King Edward Stakes Presented by TVG (Can-IIT).Sunday, June 24, 2012
Smokey Fire, making his first start in nearly 20 months, overcame traffic problems in upper stretch to sweep past the leaders close to home for a 1 1/4-length win in the $230,726 Highlander Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.Sunday, June 24, 2012
Silverton Hill's homebred Havelock returns to Woodbine Race Course for the first time since a 2011 upset in the Play the King Stakes (gr. IIT), heading a field of seven entered in the $250,000 King Edward (Can-IIT) June 24.Thursday, June 21, 2012
Signature Red, whose only two victories since July 2010 have come in the Highlander Stakes (Can-IIIT), is back to defend his title for a second time in the $200,000 grass event at Woodbine June 23.Thursday, June 21, 2012
Outsider Something Extra sped to the front and was never headed as he recorded his initial stakes victory in the $149,821 Connaught Cup (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf May 27.Sunday, May 27, 2012
Stormy Lord, a no-sweat three-length winner in last year's Connaught Cup Stakes (Can-IIT), returns to defend his crown against 10 opponents at Woodbine May 27.Thursday, May 24, 2012
Champion Canadian sprinter Essence Hit Man earned his second victory of the 2012 Woodbine campaign when he led every step of the way to take the $168,790 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) by three-quarters of a length May 6.Sunday, May 06, 2012