Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth's Tower of Texas returned to the winner's circle for the first time in more than 23 months June 3 with the slightest of victories in the $175,000 Connaught Cup (G2T) at Woodbine.
Tower of Texas
- Bay Colt
- Born 2011
After excursions to California and New York in his last two starts Stephen, Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Calgary Cat will return to the location of his last victory June 3 in the $175,000 Connaught Cup Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine.
An extremely deep roster will take a crack at the $1 million purse of the Shadwell Turf Mile. Last year's winner Grand Arch will tackle invaders from every direction as a half dozen grade I winners square off.
Janice Attard's longshot Glenville Gardens overtook pacesetter Conquest Enforcer with a furlong to run and fended off the closing rush of Tower of Texas to win Play the King (Can-IIT) Aug. 20 at Woodbine.
Full Mast will tangle with improving Smokem Kitten and defending King Edward winner Tower of Texas in the one-mile turf battle at Woodbine. Solemn Tribute should improve off his first 2016 start.
Heart to Heart has the recent form and Long On Value is proven in the Canadian Turf, but both will have to hold off up-and-comer Divisidero and the dangerous Avanzare.
Reporting Star spoiled the return of 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) winner Bobby's Kitten Aug. 23 at Woodbine with a closing drive on the rail to win the $200,000 Play King the Stakes (Can-IIT).
Last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) winner Bobby's Kitten is expected to make his first start of the season Aug. 23 in the Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.
Tower of Texas stormed up the rail and won the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) in his turf debut June 21 at Woodbine.
Richard and Nancy Kaster's Excaper is the lone graded winner in the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) at Woodine June 21, when he will face six relatively inexperienced rivals in the mile turf test.
Synthetic track standout We Miss Artie will break from post 6 as the 8-5 morning line choice in a field of 15 for the $1 million Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous horse race, July 6 at Woodbine.
Back on Polytrack after a 10th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, We Miss Artie took charge in upper stretch and held off a tenacious Majestic Sunset to win the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes.
|Trainer||Roger L. Attfield|
|Jockey||Eurico Rosa Da Silva|
|Owner||Van Meter II, Thomas F. and Dilworth, Scott|
|Breeder||Anderson Farms (Ontario) Inc. & Rod Ferguson|
|Tower of Texas View Five-Cross Pedigree||Street Sense||Street Cry (IRE)|
|Rare Opportunity||Danzig Connection|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Scott & Evan Dilworth||Anderson Farms, agent||$195,000|
|Yearling||VanMeter Sales, agent||($90,000)|
|Two-year-old||McKathan Bros., agent||($150,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.