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Field Set For Pattison Canadian International

The defection of Sam-Son Farm's Strut the Stage from Sunday's $1.5-million Pattison Canadian International (Can-I) at Woodbine did nothing to diminish the field. Instead it opened the door for a field of 11 talented runners, including two additional Sam-Son runners, Portcullis, and the up-and-coming Shoal Water. Sam-Son Farmwon the Canadian International in 1991 with Sky Classic and the 1997 edition with Chief Bearheart.

Overlooked Inish Glora Grabs Canadian

Inish Glora indulged in a little grandstand gazing in the final strides of the $309,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-II), but all eyes were on the bay when she crossed the wire first in the (about) 1 1/8-mile turf event at the Toronto oval on Sunday.

Strut The Stage Wins Chinese Cultural Center

Coming off a solid second-place finish in the King Edward Breeders' Cup Stakes on June 15 at Woodbine, Strut The Stage made his second start of the season a an impressive one, winning the $330,900 Chinese Cultural Center Stakes (Can-II).

Phantom Light Shines in Dominion Day

Like father, like son. Phantom Light was impressive in Tuesday's Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine, winning the 1 1/4-mile event by four lengths while equaling the track record his father, Alphabet Soup, set seven years ago in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic.

Kabel Chooses Mobil for Queen's Plate

The last time Todd Kabel had to choose between Queen's Plate mounts, he found himself in the winner's circle in Canadian Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious event. This year, he's hoping for a similar result aboard Mobil, owner Gus Schickedanz's talented 3-year-old colt, in Sunday's race.

Fly Smartly Surprises All on Woodbine Turf

Trainer Mark Frostad and jockey Todd Kabel shared a few reservations heading into Saturday's $173,550 Connaught Cup (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine, but Fly Smartly surprised them both with a strong performance in winning over a "soft" E.P. Taylor Turf Course.

Forever Grand Shows Best in New Providence

Days before the running of Sunday's New Providence Stakes at Woodbine, rider Todd Kabel admitted Forever Grand had yet to run his best race of 2003. After the Ontario-bred's performance in the $127,625 added-money event, that's no longer the case.

Wando Wins Key Queen's Plate Prep

After his brilliant performance in near stakes record time in Saturday's $163,800 Marine Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine, there's little doubt who the leading contender for next month's 144th edition of the Queen's Plate is.

Mobil Wins Queenston Impressively

Four years after watching Woodcarver win the 1999 Queenston Stakes, Trainer Mike Keogh and owner Gustav Schickedanz were in familiar territory on Saturday, as Mobil captured the 2003 edition of the $160,500 race at Woodbine.

'Difficult' Brusque Brushes Off Handpainted

Sent off at 18-1, Brusque ran like a seasoned champion in the $272,000 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes, brushing aside a stout field of seven rivals, including the previously undefeated Handpainted.

Unbeaten Handpainted Faces Biggest Test in Mazarine

There's no shortage of accolades when trainer Josie Carroll speaks of Handpainted, the 2-year-old filly who'll put her three-for-three unblemished record on the line in this Saturday's $276,500 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Woodbine.

Scatter the Gold Wins Second Jewel

Sam-Son Farms' homebred 3-year-old colt Scatter the Gold won the $283,800 Prince of Wales Stakes--the second jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown-- Sunday at Fort Erie. Scatter the Gold won for the first time last month when he won the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Queen's Plate Stakes.

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