In Pictures: Highlights from the 2018 Pattison Canadian International

October 15, 2018

TORONTO, October 15, 2018 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns captured highlights from the 81st running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International (Grade 1) and the events leading up to the big day. Relive all the action below.

For a full recap of the race, click here.

Guest drawmaster Darcy Tucker, retired NHL player, and Randy Otto, CEO of Pattison Outdoor Advertising, at the post position draw on October 10. (Michael Burns Photo)

 

Stu Slagle, Thoroughbred Racing Secretary, with Darcy Tucker and track announcer Robert Geller conducting the post position draw on October 10. (Michael Burns Photo)
Bandua prepping for the Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. (Michael Burns Photo)
Desert Encounter prepping for the Pattison Canadian International. (Michael Burns Photo)
English Illusion breezing his final tune-up under jockey Rafael Hernandez. (Michael Burns Photo)
Funtastic on the backstretch at Woodbine. (Michael Burns Photo)
Focus Group getting a bath. (Michael Burns Photo)
Johnny Bear and jockey Luis Contreras prepping for the Pattison Canadian International. (Michael Burns Photo)
Khan heading out to the track at Woodbine. (Michael Burns Photo)
Markitoff breezing his final tune-up for the the Pattison Canadian International. (Michael Burns Photo)
Spring Quality prepping for the Pattison Canadian International. (Michael Burns Photo)
Thundering Blue prepping for the Pattison Canadian International. (Michael Burns Photo)
Tiz a Slam and jockey Steve Bahen prepping for the Pattison Canadian International. (Michael Burns Photo)
And they’re off in the 81st edition of the Pattison Canadian International on October 13 at Woodbine. (Michael Burns Photo)
Early racing action in the Pattison Canadian International. (Michael Burns Photo)
Heading into the first turn of the Pattison Canadian International. (Michael Burns Photo)
Turning for home in the Pattison Canadian International. (Michael Burns Photo)
Desert Encounter leading down the stretch of the Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. (Michael Burns Photo)
Desert Encounter and Andrea Atzeni winning the Pattison Canadian International over Thundering Blue. (Michael Burns Photo)
Pattison Canadian International champion Desert Encounter heading to the winner’s circle. (Michael Burns Photo)
Pattison Canadian International champion Desert Encounter being praised in the winner’s circle by jockey Andrea Atzeni and racing manager Philip Robinson. (Michael Burns Photo)
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