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2010 Woodbine Mile (G1)

Date/Track:
9/19/2010, Woodbine
Distance:
1 mile (Turf)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:34.62

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Woodbine Mile (G1)...

Woodbine racetrack rolled out the green carpet this weekend, putting up $2.5 million for five Canadian graded stakes on grass, led by Sunday’s $1-million Woodbine Mile Stakes, a Grade 1 Win and You’re In event that guaranteed winner Court Vision a starting berth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchil...Read More
  • humphrey · Its funny the stereotype the media has for all things north of the border from health care lies to the way people talk. · 1305 days ago ·
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Multiple grade I winner Court Vision, overlooked at odds of 7-1, soared past The Usual Q. T. in deep stretch to capture the $1 million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) at the Toronto track Sept. 19.With Robby Albarado aboard, Court Vision angled to the outside for the drive and collared The Usual Q. T., who h...Read More
The Woodbine Mile weekend has become my second favourite day of the Woodbine meet behind the Canadian International. Both events draw established turf stars from across the continent and overseas and the 2010 edition of Woodbine Mile day features three excellent turf tilts: the G2 Canadian...Read More
Sunday’s pick six from Woodbine includes a carryover of more than $12,000. Two Grade 1 turf races are part of the sequence. First up is the Northern Dancer (8th race) and the turf marathon features defending champ Marsh Side. The Woodbine Mile (10th race) drew a baker’s dozen and The Usual Q. T...Read More
I like Famous Name to win the Woodbine Mile. He's a fantastic colt that's finished in the money in 17 of 19 lifetime starts. One of his two out of money finishes was recently at Leopardstown in Ireland. In the 2010 G1 Irish Champion Stakes. Where Famous Name ran 5th behind some great horses. He's much better at a mile, and I believe trying 10 furlongs against the caliber of horses that he raced in the Irish Champion Stakes may have been just a little beyond him. He was beaten by Cape Blanco. The best middle distance 3yr.old in Europe, IMO. Winner of the 2010 Dante Stakes, Irish Derby, and Irish Champion Stakes. Also ran 2nd in the 2010 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. 2nd was Rip Van Winkle. Who had just won the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York. 3rd was Twice Over. Who had just been beaten a nose by Rip Van Winkle in the Juddmonte International Stakes, and also won the 2010 G1 Coral Eclipse. The 4th horse that finished ahead of Famous Name was Sea Lord. The highest rated handicap horse in Great Britain. That had won 5 races in a row before the Irish Champion Stakes. Including the G3 Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury. But Famous Name had reeled off 3 straight stakes wins at Leopardstown himself before losing in the Irish Champion Stakes. At worst, this horse will finish in the money, guaranteed. So an across the board bet at a minimum is definitely in order with Famous Name. But I think he'll actually win the Woodbine Mile.
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  • humphrey · First time through the 4 Court Vision stand well above this group · 1308 days ago ·
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  • mdracing69 · Famous Name is definitely a threat medlocke. I like your bold selection of Crowded House mshutty. I can definitely see him in the top three at a price. humphrey, I liked Court Vision as a longshot in the BC Mile last year but I am not too keen on him at 7-2 in this spot. Interesting race. · 1308 days ago ·
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Are you ready for … the start of the Breeders’ Cup prep season? With the first of two Event days 50 days hence, a look at the North American stakes on the docket this weekend indicates that some Cup practitioners are doing just that: Getting ready. The biggest player of the weekend is Woodbine in su...Read More
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  • mshutty · Agree, and I would include Arlington Park's turf course(s) in the top three. Another Euro favorite. · 1308 days ago ·
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  • humphrey · IT is interesting to hear Jerry Bailey speak abou the differences in turf course especially their "give" (Euro courses use an average penethrometer reading of how deep a weight goes into the course from a standard height) as a measure. Bailey also notes how some are manicured (fast) and others are left long (deep with closers) · 1308 days ago ·
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Top turf horses from the East, West, Europe, and a handful of local contenders will converge in Toronto for a sparkling edition of the $1 million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) on Sept. 19.Read More
Better get used to a major international influence at the Breeders’ Cup, which is trying to give real meaning to the term “world championships” with its new global nomination program unveiled on Monday. With horses from around the world getting an easier path to eligibility, we may soon ...Read More
Three-time grade I winner Court Vision turned in an easy six-furlong work Sept. 13 at Saratoga in his final preparation for the $1 million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 19.Read More

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