Headlines for Sunday, October 22, 2006

  • Collier Hill, right, narrowly beats  Go Deputy in a photo finish to win the Canadian International, Sunday at Woodbine.

    World Traveler Collier Hill Takes International

    Globetrotting Collier Hill, under sure handling from jockey Dean McKeown, won a desperate drive to the wire by a nose over Go Deputy to spring an upset in Sunday's $2 million (Canadian) Pattison Canadian International (Can-I) on the Woodbine grass course.

  • Arravale Wins E.P. Taylor for Canadian Team

    Woodbine-based Arravale burst through along the rail to capture her second grade I event of 2006, taking Sunday's $1 million (Canadian) E.P. Taylor Stakes for fillies and mares at Woodbine.

  • Valid Notebook Heads Aqueduct Fall Opener

    Valid Notebook owns an edge in the $100,000-added Discovery Handicap (gr. III) when Aqueduct opens its 45-day fall meeting Wednesday - if for no other reason than the fact that he won't be facing Discreet Cat.

  • Todd Pletcher  put 14 Breeders' Cup horses through their paces in a Sunday morning work-a-thon at Belmont Park.

    Pletcher Platoon Invades Belmont Work Tab

    Working 14 horses in one morning is a major load for any trainer, but Todd Pletcher took that to another level Sunday when he put 14 Breeders' Cup horses through their paces with most of them turning in almost identical drills with machine-like precision.

  • BC Sprint Runner-up Thunderello to Walmac

    Freshman sire Thunderello, runner-up in the 2002 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), will stand in 2007 at Johnny Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm for $5,000.