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In Pictures: Prepping for the Breeders’ Stakes

August 18, 2018

​TORONTO, August 18, 2018 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns visited some of the contenders leading up to the 128th running of the Breeders’ Stakes.

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the Breeders’ Stakes hopefuls heading into Saturday’s third leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. Click here for an overview of the complete field.


Aheadbyacentury galloping over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course at Woodbine under jockey Luis Contreras for trainer John Ross.


Eskiminzin breezing over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course under jockey Sheena Ryan for trainer Carlos Grant.

Flight Deck:

Flight Deck breezing his final tune-up under jockey David Moran for trainer Michael De Paulo.
Breeders’ Stakes contender Flight Deck.

Ginger Sky:

Ginger Sky breezing over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course under jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson for trainer Francine Villeneuve.
Breeders’ Stakes contender Ginger Sky getting a soapy bath after training from groom Peter Jones.

Hot Cash:

Hot Cash breezing her final tune-up under jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva for trainer Michael Doyle.


Neepawa galloping under exercise rider Cassie Garcia for trainer Mark Casse.
Breeders’ Stakes contender Neepawa getting a cooling from groom Bill Ford.

Say the Word:

Say the Word galloping under exercise rider Sheena Ryan for trainer Graham Motion.
Breeders’ Stakes contender Say the Word enjoying his bath.
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