Woodbine Daily Results and Activity


Monday, May 22
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $16,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $39,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $20,000 $24,100 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $34,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $6,250 $16,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $62,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $39,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Steady Growth S. $125,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $34,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Maiden Special Weight $61,000 Overnight Overnight




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A portrait in Ottawa City Hall of Queen Victoria, first sovereign of a confederated

The annual Queen Victoria Day holiday has arrived and as usual we have live racing at Hastings Racecourse. The eight race card is highlighted by two added money events the $50,000 Ross McLeod for three year old fillies and the Jim Coleman Province for three year old colts and geldings. Both races are to be contested at six and a half furlongs.

The stakes action begins at 1:50 p.m. with the $50,000 Ross McLeod named for the former head of Great Canadian Gaming who became a big racing player, buyer, breeder and owner of thoroughbred racehorses.

On the rail is Dennis Tucker talented filly SPIRIT BAY who suffered from a wide trip in her 2017. She is the reigning $100,000 Sadie Diamond Futurity champion and is nicely drawn in gate one. She will likely show more speed this afternoon and Amadeo Perez will be back aboard for leading trainer Phil Hall who has been on fire throughout the opening month of the season.


Curtis Landry, Don Danard, C and H Duggan and the Shot in the Dark Stables’ own   SOMETHING BETTER who had an excellent two year old campaign winning just under $40,000. She captured the $50,000 BC Cup Debutante in wire-to-wire fashion and will be looking to use those same speedy tactics again today. Trainer Greg Tracy has flown in Quincy Welch from Edmonton for today’s race.

Anstrum won the Harold Barroby Hall of Fame Purse

Peter Redekop’s ANSTRUM was stakes placed four times in 2016 and broke through with a win in maiden allowance company in her first start this spring. She deservedly jumps back into the stakes ranks after being very competitive with these fillies and will be reunited with winning pilot Silvino Morales for trainer Phil Hall.

Yukon Belle winning the CTHS SALES STAKES on August 26th with Antonio Reyes as Jockey at Hasting’s Racecourse

The RNH Stable’s YUKON BELLE was crowned two year old filly champion in 2016 after being the only two-time stakes winner last year. She won her debut in the $50,000 CTHS Sales Stakes then concluded her season with an important victory in the $75,000 Fantasy at a mile and a sixteenth to sew up divisional honours. She was a non factor in her first up run this spring but did encounter significant trouble going into the first turn but it only cost her second money as she was never beating DAZ LIN DAWN on that day. She has worked well since her last race and will likely be better this afternoon. Enrique Gonzalez was aboard for her latest work and will ride for trainer Barbara Heads.


JDP Holdings, Deltin Stable and Nancy Betts were all smiles after DAZ LIN DAWN destroyed her rivals in an eye-popping 1:15 4/5 in the $50,000 BC Cup Dogwood. She was spectacular three weeks ago and obviously only needs to be close that performance to win again today. Richard Hamel will once again be in the irons for trainer Nancy Betts.

The co-feature is in race two as five three year colts and geldings go postward in the $50,000 Jim Coleman Province named for the Hall-of-Fame scribe that was a huge racing enthusiast.

The number one post belongs to the Swift Thoroughbreds’ IGOR who was a game third in the $50,000 Stellars Jay in his 2017 debut. The tall son of Finality is likely one that will get better as the distances get longer but if the right pace scenario were to occur then he is in with a good chance. Richard Hamel will take over in the saddle for trainer Dino Condilenios.

Peter Redekop shelled out $40,000 at Santa Anita to claim A P ZONA a couple of months ago then shipped him north to Golden Gate where he was a fourth place finisher on the turf. He has been shipped farther north to our East End oval and returns to the dirt which is his preferred surface. These Southern Cal claimers have often done well in stakes company here at Hastings in the past so it would be no surprise if he were to win or be a major player. Enrique Gonzalez gets the call from Phil Hall.

Fall at Last took the opener at Hastings on Opening Day

Don Danard and Curtis Landry’s FALL AT LAST turned in one of the best performances this spring at Hastings by crushing a field of allowance runners by seven and half lengths in a sizzling 1:10 1/5 on opening day. He has only one blemish (losing by a neck in final start of 2016) in his five race career and looks like the inside speed which will make him tough to beat in this dash. He will be ridden again today by Quincy Welch for trainer Greg Tracy.

Driller won the 2nd start of his career in the 2nd race at Hastings in a MSW for 2 year olds over the Nursery Course. He appears to be a promising 2 year old for future stakes engagements.

Don Danard has a second runner in the lineup DRILLER which he owns in partnership with trainer Mel Snow. The son of Texas Wildcatter checked in second in the $50,000 Stellars Jay which was his first start of the season. He wasn’t as alert as usual leaving the gate and had to be used hard to get near the 22 and 44 4/5 fractions that were being set by the eventual winner ROCK VICTOR. He was very game to hold the runner-up spot and Silvino Morales will once again be at the controls. A better beginning will be the key to his success.

Paul Caravetta and Ross Rees’ BLUR’SFINALCOMMAND was second behind FALL AT LAST in his first race of 2017. He came back quickly in seven days and was not a factor finishing sixth in the $50,000 Stellars Jay behind ROCK VICTOR, DRILLER and IGOR. Romario Saunders was aboard for the runner-up effort on opening day and will get back in the tack for trainer Nancy Betts so perhaps better is in store today.

The live racing action gets started at 1:50 p.m. and next week we resume the regular racing schedule with cards on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday May, 28th. Both days first post is 1:50 p.m.


Race 1 5 – Daz Lin Dawn
4 – Yukon Belle
1 – Spirit Bay
5 – Daz Lin Dawn
3 – Anstrum
4 – Yukon Belle
Race 2 3 – Fall At Last
4 – Driller
2 – A.P. Zona
3 – Fall At Last
2 – A.P. Zona
4 – Driller
Race 3 4 – Brass and Gold
6 – The Odds R Good
1 – Fifer
5 – B C Charlie
1 – Fifer
4 – Brass and Gold
Race 4 2 – Majestic Stance
6 – Classic Victory
7 – Milsean
6 – Classic Victory
2 – Majestic Stance
7 – Milsean
Race 5 9 – Fetisov
4 – Handsome Chef
5 – Code Of Arms
9 – Fetisov
5 – Code of Arms
6 – Timber King
Race 6 9 – Liquid Metal
4 – Jackson Teller
8 – He’s Gatsby
4 – Jackson Teller
5 – Three Berry
8 – He’s Gatsby
Race 7 1 – Discreet Country
9 – Swagger Cat
5 – Payment Plan
1 – Discreet Country
3 – Such a Bargain
5 – Payment Plan
Race 8 3 – Silent Native
4 – Lord Rosberg
5 – Ambidextrous Duke
5 – Ambidextrous Duke
4 – Lord Rosberg
3 – Silent Native
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

2 Furlongs
Horse Time Rank

O Dani Oh :24.40 H 1
3 Furlongs
Horse Time Rank

Chef :37.60 HG 5
European :35.20 HG 2
Fastology :35.00 HG 1
Little Bones :35.60 HG 3
Pass Out :35.80 H 4
Storm Rocket :38.80 HG 6
4 Furlongs
Horse Time Rank

Blue Storm Cloud :49.00 H 8
Cederberg :49.80 H 12
Coulterberry :48.20 H 4
Extramarital :48.80 H 5
Gottcha Goal :50.20 H 13
His Time to Shine :52.80 H 18
Imposing Cat :49.40 B 11
Indie Rock :49.20 H 10
Power to Believe :48.80 H 5
Proudly Notised :51.20 H 16
Remembermesoftly :53.60 H 19
Riojana :48.80 H 5
Rock Concert :47.80 H 2
Seven Chances :50.80 H 15
Silent Eagle :49.00 H 8
Storm Stalker :46.80 H 1
Swiss Arrogant :51.40 H 17
Taylors Deal :50.60 H 14
Wild Rose of Texas :47.80 H 2
5 Furlongs
Horse Time Rank

Brother Brian 1:01.60 H 10
Burnum 1:00.60 H 6
Callahan 1:01.80 H 12
Chic Bird 1:02.40 H 13
Corky’s Luck :59.40 H 2
Crackdown :59.00 H 1
Displeasure 1:00.60 H 6
Ebony Warrior 1:00.20 H 5
Footman :59.80 H 4
Just a Breeze 1:01.40 H 9
King Blue 1:03.40 H 16
Mario’s Mistake :59.60 H 3
My Boy Seamus 1:01.60 H 10
Off the Grid 1:03.00 H 15
Shayla’s Rose 1:00.60 H 6
Smoke N Sizzle 1:02.80 H 14
6 Furlongs
Horse Time Rank

Flood Watch 1:13.40 H 2
Iama Better Cause 1:14.40 H 3
P B Bolt 1:14.80 H 4
Quadra 1:15.80 H 5
Sorryaboutnothing 1:10.80 H 1
Toccet’s Charm 1:16.00 H 6
6 1/2 Furlongs
Horse Time Rank

Manhattan Fashion 1:21.80 HG 1
Warriors Welcome 1:23.80 HG 2


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Cause We Are Loyal Wgt-121 Race 2 Maiden Special Weight
Haskin Wgt-121 Race 8 Maiden Claiming $50,000
May 26 – Santa Anita

Road Test Wgt-119 Race 4 Starter Optional Claiming $32,000
Secret Touch Wgt-121 Race 8 Maiden Claiming $75,000

May 21 – Santa Anita
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Barkley (left) edges Mach One Rules


AUBURN, Wash. (May 21, 2017) – Barkley repeated his favorite trick Sunday at Emerald Downs.

A 4-year-old chestnut with an unmistakable white face, Barkley collared Mach One Rules in the final strides for a neck victory in the 78th running of the $50,000 Governor’s Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

Ridden by Javier Matias at 119 lbs, Barkley ran six furlongs in 1:07.92 and paid $9.40, $3.80 and $3.40 as third choice in the wagering. Howard Belvoir is the winning trainer for Rising Star Stable III.

The Governor’s was a virtual replay of last year’s rivalry between Barkley and Mach One Rules, when as 3-year-olds Barkley defeated Mach One Rules by two heads and a neck in three consecutive stakes races. And just like last year, it appeared Mach One Rules was headed to victory—only to have Barkley come and take it away from him late.

A giant overlay at odds of 16-to-1, Mach One Rules swept past a tiring Prime Engine in mid-stretch and was within mere yards of turning the tide on his old nemesis, but it wasn’t to be.

With nowhere to go into the stretch, Barkley was angled out for racing room at the eighth pole and again showed a tenacious will to win, finally collaring Mach One Rules in the shadow of the wire.

“When I moved him outside, he exploded,” Matias said. “He knows where the wire is. He’s a special horse.”

Belvoir, meanwhile, praised Matias for keeping Barkley comfortable until crunch time.

“You could not have asked for a better ride from any jockey in the world,” Belvoir said. “I have to praise Javier.”

A Kentucky-bred by Munnings, Barkley is 7-2-0 in nine lifetime starts with earnings of $181,075, including $27,500 for Sunday’s victory. His only defeats were by a head to Opportunistic in the 1 1/8-mile Emerald Downs Derby and a second to Prime Engine after getting wiped out at the break in a 5 1/2-furlong  allowance race last month.

Canadian shipper Distinctiv Passion, the 11-to-10 betting favorite, bobbled at the break, rushed up to battle with Prime Engine through fractions of :21.96 and :43.86, but gave way readily on the turn for home. That left Prime Engine with a clear lead of 1-½ lengths into the lane, but the 5-to-2 second choice began to weaken after five furlongs in a sweltering :55.74, and Mach One Rules took the baton from there.

Mach One Rules, ridden by Isaias Enriquez at 119 lbs, paid $12.40 and $5. A 4-year-old Washington-bred by Harbor the Gold, has compiled a fine record of his own: 4-5-2 in 13 starts with earnings of $154,356 for trainer Frank Lucarelli and Roy Schaefer’s R.E.V. Racing.

Togrammashousewego, with Rocco Bowen riding at 118 lbs, rallied from last to finish third and paid $3.60 to show, while Prime Engine, Sabado Alegre, The Press and Distinctiv Passion completed the order of finish.

The Governor’s is first stop on the road to the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) in August. However, there are two more stakes races before the big one, including the $50,000 Budweiser Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on Sunday, June 18.

Jose Zunino aka The Ostrich King


Ostrich racing and camel racing helped attract an overflow crowd Sunday to Emerald Downs, as local freeways and access roads were jammed with fans coming to see the spectacle.

In the ostrich race, jockey Jose Zunino proved he was adept at riding more then Thoroughbreds with a convincing triumph aboard Atta Boy Toy, and in the camel event, jockey Rocco Bowen romped to an easy win on Harbor the Hump. Both races were one-sixteenth mile in distance.

Hedrick’s Promotions of Nickerson, Kansas, stage these exotic animal races throughout the country, and judging by Sunday’s turnout it will be an annual event at Emerald Downs.

Lance Bullock, Abbie Johnson, David Martin and Bowen also rode in the ostrich race, and Roddina Barrett, Tena Birdwell and track announcer Matt Dinerman participated in the camel race.

NOTES: Belvoir now has a record five wins in the Governor’s Stakes (Red Eye Express (1974), Wasserman (2007 & 2008), Assessment (2010) and Barkley. That’s one better than Charles Essex, who saddled Handy N Bold to a record four wins in the Governor’s (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003). Coincidentally, Essex finished third Togrammashousewego in Sunday’s race. . .The youngest owner at Emerald Downs and perhaps America was victorious Sunday as Czech Chick ($16.40) prevailed in race three for 1-year-old Emily Kubinova Rosales. Eliska Kubinova, mother of Emily, rode the Oregon-bred filly for trainer Leonardo Guerrero. . .Kubinova, Matias, Rocco Bowen and Juan Gutierrez each rode two winners Sunday. . .Matias is No. 7 all-time with 29 stakes wins at Emerald Downs while Belvoir is No. 4 among trainers with 41 stakes wins at EmD. . .The classy 7-year-old gelding Mike Man’s Gold improved to 13-for-34 at Emerald Downs and surpassed $250,000 in career earnings with a gate-to-wire victory in 1:08.12 for six furlongs. Bred and owned by Keith and Jan Swagerty through most of his career, the Liberty Gold gelding currently races for trainer Joe Toye and owners Greg Conley and Chuck Conley. . . Emerald Downs observed a moment of silence for Don Munger prior to Sunday’s races as Snooper Dauper, an 8-year-old son of Nacheezmo owned and bred by Munger was paraded in front of the grandstand. . .Washington-bred 5-year-old gelding Percy’s Bluff had an eight-race win streak snapped Sunday, finishing third in a 1 1/8-mile turf race at Golden Gate Fields. . .Live racing resumes Friday with first post 6:30 p.m. and includes a $3,748 carryover in the $0.20 Pick 7.

Emerald Downs Daily Results and Activity


Sunday, May 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $5,000 $8,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $25,000 $15,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $8,000 $9,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $15,000 $11,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $7,500 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $10,000 $11,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Governor’s S. $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Waiver Claiming – $2,500 $6,400 Overnight Overnight

Early Entries

Friday, May 26 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $11,000
Race 3 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800
Race 4 Claiming – $2,500 $6,400
Race 5 Claiming – $5,000 $8,800
Race 6 Claiming – $10,000 $11,200
Race 7 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800


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ARCADIA, Calif. (May 21, 2017)–Although beaten 2 ¼ lengths, fast improving Moonless Sky was awarded the win via a stewards’ disqualification in Sunday’s $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes at Santa Anita.   Trained by Eddie Truman and ridden by Kent Desormeaux, the 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Bold Chieftain got a mile on grass in 1:33.57.

Ridden by Flavien Prat, favored Pacific Heat, who rallied from last at the quarter pole, ducked in a furlong out, causing Moonless Sky, who appeared full of run, to break stride.  Although impeded, Moonless Sky kept to her task, finishing second, a half length in front of Roo’s Valentine.

“Flavien’s mount ended up shoving me behind the horses that were in front of me, said Desormeaux.  “I don’t think anyone can pass judgement on whether I was going to beat Pacific Heat or not, but I was deprived of that chance.  Besides the incident in the stretch, it wasn’t the trip that I wanted.  I was bottled up and loaded at the three and a half and I actually got space too late.  She was loaded and ready to do much more earlier on.”

With Pacific Heat disqualified from the win and placed sixth in a field of seven fillies and mares three and up that were bred or sired in California, Moonless Sky, who was off at 6-1, paid $15.60, $8.20 and $5.00.

“We have about 30 people from Oregon down here to see this horse today,” said Truman of the group accompanying owner Pappas Racing.  “I asked Kent about this race and she’s been doing so good, we thought she’d fit real well here and she did.  She’s shown a lot of talent ever since we got her and as you can see, she’s really getting good.”

In winning, 4-year-old Moonless Sky, who was originally based in south Florida, is now a perfect three for three in Truman’s barn and in addition to picking up her first stakes victory, she also provided her California-based sire Bold Chieftain with his first stakes winner as a stallion.

Winless in four starts in Florida, Moonless Sky is now 7-3-2-2 and with the winner’s share of $75,000, she more than doubled her earnings to $147,010.

“We’ve owned horses with Eddie for about 14 years now and this is our first-ever stakes winner,” said owner Tom Pappas, who hails from Roseburg, Oregon.  “She’s a good horse.”

Originally third with Martin Pedroza up, Roo’s Valentine was moved up to second and paid $7.20 and $4.80.

Ticaboo, who blasted to the early lead under Tyler Baze, was moved up from fourth to third and paid $7.20 to show.

Fractions on the race were 22.23, 45.17, 1:09.15 and 1:21.50.

Racing resumes with a five-day week at Santa Anita on Thursday.  First post time is at 1 p.m.  Admission gates open at 11 a.m.

Santa Anita Daily Results and Activity


Sunday, May 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $8,000 $16,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $54,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Allowance $56,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $21,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $56,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Claiming – $100,000 $38,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $58,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Fran’s Valentine S. $125,000 Overnight Overnight

Early Entries

Friday, May 26 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $50,000 $43,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $54,000
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $56,000
Race 4 Starter Optional Claiming – $32,000 $28,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $21,000
Race 6 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $30,000
Race 7 Claiming – $16,000 $22,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $75,000 $33,000