Woodbine's 133-day Thoroughbred meet will feature 102 stakes races worth nearly $20 million in purses.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Champs Elysees (GB)||Robert J. Frankel||
|Doctor Dino (FR)||GIBSON R||
|Lauro (GER)||Andreas Wohler||
|Lucarno||John H. M. Gosden||
|Marlang||Neil D. Drysdale||
|Marsh Side||Neil D. Drysdale||
|Mourilyan (IRE)||MOORE G L||
|Quijano (GER)||SCHIERGEN PETER||
|Seaside Retreat||Mark E. Casse||
|Spice Route (GB)||Roger L. Attfield||
The Tattersalls December foal sale posted an opening-day record for total sales, topped by a Champs Elysees colt for 160,000 guineas ($272,462 in United States funds), the highest price ever at the first session.
Joshua Tree, winner of the 2012 and 2010 editions of the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) and second in the 2011 running, looks to defend his title in the Oct. 27 Woodbine event against 10 other invaders.
Woodbine Entertainment Group May 23 announced its 2013 Thoroughbred stakes calendar. There will be 107 stakes more than $20.25 million.
Freshman sire Rocket Legs was represented by his first foal when a filly produced from the Woodman mare Tangerine Spice was born April 19 at Overtime Farm in Westerlo, N.Y.
The Aiden O'Brein-trained 3-year-old Imperial Monarch drew position 10 of 11 and was installed as the 3-1 favorite on the morning line for the Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Oct. 14.
A 102-race, $23 million stakes calendar, will highlight Woodbine's 167-day Thoroughbred meet in 2012.
Marsh Side, a Canadian grade I winner, sired his first foal when the Compliance mare Kerry Offaly produced a colt Jan. 31.
Redwood has been pegged as the slight 4-1 morning line favorite for the $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) at Woodbine Oct. 15 as a record 16 horses were entered.
California shipper Bourbon Bay and European invader Wigmore Hall are among eight older horses entered in a wide-open edition of the $500,000 Northern Dancer Turf presented by VTech (Can-IT) Sept. 18 at Woodbine.
Champ Pegasus will try to spoil Bourbon Bay's five-for-five mark on the Santa Anita turf course as the likely favorites among 13 entered in the $150,000 San Luis Obispo Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 19.
Bourbon Bay, the West Coast's premier turf marathoner for most of 2010, takes on last season's late-developing Champ Pegasus in the $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 17.
Two-time Canadian grade I winner Marsh Side will join the Questroyal Stud stallion roster in 2011 at Silvernails Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y.
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Grade II winner Treat Gently can become just the second female in 28 renewals to win the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) on the turf course at Hollywood Park Nov. 13.
S J Stables Cloudy's Knight, an earner of more than $2.5 million from 42 starts, has been retired due to a recurrence of a suspensory injury.
Irish-bred Joshua Tree took the lead in mid-stretch and desperately held off the late charges of Mores Wells and favored Redwood to win the $2 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) Oct. 16 at Woodbine.
Juddmonte Farms' Redwood, winner of the Northern Dancer Stakes (Can-IT) in his initial North American start, returns to Woodbine as the morning line favorite for the $2 million Pattison Canadian International Oct. 16.
Favored Champ Pegasus circled the field on the turn for home and charged home impressively to win Oak Tree's $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes (gr. IT) in style Oct. 3 at Hollyw
Undefeated in four races in 2010, Bourbon Bay makes his first start in 5 1/2 months for trainer Neil Drysdale in Oak Tree's $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (gr. IT) Oct. 3 at Hollywood Park.
Juddmonte Farm's Redwood, making his North American debut, exploited an open rail to sweep past pacesetter Fifty Proof and win the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) on the Woodbine turf course Sept. 19.
Marsh Side, a career winner of more than $2.1 million at Woodbine, returns to his favorite layout to defend his title in the $750,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes - Presented by Vtech (Can-IT) Sept. 19 against eight rivals.
Each year, it seems the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) paints the same bleak picture for the American grass horses.
Marsh Side proved a popular five-length winner of the $243,047 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) Aug. 22 on the Woodbine turf course, where he has recorded the biggest wins of his career for trainer Neil Drysdale.
Seven evenly-matched starters, including Marsh Side, Spice Route, and Windward Islands are set to contest the $250,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) Aug. 22 at Woodbine.
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