Canadian ties for Breeders’ Cup weekend (Updated with results)

October 30, 2018

TORONTO, October 30, 2018 – Canadian horse racing fans will have some horses with local ties to root for over Breeders’ Cup weekend from Churchill Downs.

The 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be contested on November 2-3, with the two-year-olds kicking off the action on Friday.

Local horse racing fans can experience the Breeders’ Cup in style on Saturday at Woodbine’s inaugural Breeders’ Cup Bash in partnership with Friends of We Care. Hosted by Brigitte Truong, the party will begin at 12 p.m. in the Northern Dancer Room and includes a special selection of gourmet food and specialty cocktails prepared by Woodbine’s culinary team.  For complete event information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Here is a look at some of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup contenders with Canadian ties:

Friday

$1 MILLION JUVENILE TURF SPRINT – 5-1/2 furlongs

Strike Silver (Post 1) – Trainer: Mark Casse (Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Trainer) – Finish: 7th place

Sergei Prokofiev (Post 8) – Breeder: David Anderson’s Anderson Farms (Bred in Ontario) – Finish: 8th place

$1 MILLION JUVENILE FILLIES TURF – 1 mile

Le Pelosa (Post 5) – Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series’ Grade 1 Natalma Stakes on September 16 at Woodbine – Finish: 9th place

My Gal Betty (Post 13) – Trainer: Roger Attfield (Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Trainer) / Winner of the Catch A Glimpse Stakes on August 25 at Woodbine – Finish: 10th place

$1 MILLION JUVENILE TURF – 1 mile

War of Will (Post 10) – Trainer: Mark Casse – Finish: 5th place

$1 MILLION JUVENILE – 1-1/16 miles

Derby Date (Post 3) – Jockey: Luis Contreras – Finish: 11th place

Saturday

$1 MILLION FILLY AND MARE SPRINT – 7 furlongs

Shamrock Rose (Post 14) – Owner: Conrad Farms / Trainer: Mark Casse / Winner of the La Lorgnette Stakes on September 8 at Woodbine – Finish: 1st place

$1 MILLION TURF SPRINT – 5-1/2 furlongs

Hembree (Post 3) – Winner of the Grade 2 Nearctic Stakes on October 13 at Woodbine – Finish: 10th place

Conquest Tsunami (Post 14) – Breeders: Josham Farms Limited and Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbred (Bred in Ontario) – Finish: 11th place

$1 MILLION DIRT MILE – 1 mile

Awesome Slew (Post 5) – Trainer: Mark Casse – Finish: Scratched

Seeking the Soul (Post 6) – Owner/Breeder: Charles E. Fipke (Bred in Kentucky) – Finish: 2nd place

Bravazo (Post 8) – Jockey: Luis Contreras – Finish: 3rd place

$2 MILLION FILLY AND MARE TURF – 1-3/8 miles

Santa Monica (Post 12) – Winner of the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes on June 30 at Woodbine – Finish: 10th place

$2 MILLION SPRINT – 6 furlongs

B Squared (Post 3) – Owner/Breeder: Reddam Racing LLC (Bred in California) – Finish: 6th place

Warrior’s Club (Post 4) – Jockey: Luis Contreras – Finish: 8th place

$2 MILLION TURF MILE – 1 mile

Oscar Performance (Post 5) – Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series’ Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile on September 15 at Woodbine – Finish: 14th place

$2 MILLION DISTAFF – 1-1/8 miles

Mopotism (Post 4) – Owner: Reddam Racing LLC – Finish: 5th place

Wonder Gadot (Post 5) – Trainer: Mark Casse / Breeder: Anderson Farms (Bred in Ontario) / Winner of the $1 million Queen’s Plate on June 30 at Woodbine and the Prince of Wales Stakes on July 24 at Fort Erie – Finish: 9th place

Verve’s Tale (Post 6) – Owner/Breeder: Charles E. Fipke (Bred in Kentucky) – Finish: 6th place

$4 MILLION TURF – 1-1/2 miles

Channel Maker (Post 3) – Breeder: Ivan Dalos’ Tall Oaks Farm (Bred in Ontario) / 2017 Sovereign Award winner and Breeders’ Stakes champion at Woodbine – Finish: 11th place

$6 MILLION CLASSIC – 1-1/4 miles

Catholic Boy (Post 3)– Co-Breeder: John Fielding (Bred in Kentucky) – Finish: 13th place

Pavel (Post 8) – Owner: Reddam Racing LLC – Finish: 10th place

For complete Breeders’ Cup fields and information, visit www.breederscup.com.

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