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Heritage Series stakes action set for Friday at Woodbine

October 19, 2022

TORONTO, October 19, 2022 – A pair of Ontario-sired 3-year-olds turf stakes, the $100,000 Thunder Bay, and $100,000 Lake Superior, share the spotlight on Friday afternoon’s card at Woodbine. 

Nine fillies, including Pleasure’s Gold, will take to the E.P. Taylor Turf Course for the 7-furlong Thunder Bay, slated as race five. 

A homebred owned by Elizabeth and Gordon Lickrish, the daughter of Souper Speedy-Good as Gold brings a 2-2-2 record from six starts into Friday’s engagement. 

Trained by Tino Attard, Pleasure’s Gold was second when she tested out the grass for the first time in the 5-furlong Georgian Bay Stakes over the Inner Turf at Woodbine on August 12. The race was the opening leg of the Ontario Sired Heritage Series for sophomore fillies. 

Pleasure’s Gold broke her stakes maiden in the Rondeau Bay, part of the Heritage Series, at Fort Erie last time out, a two-length triumph in the 6-furlong main track event on September 13. 

Pleasure’s Gold and jockey Justin Stein winning the first race on June 12 2022 at Woodbine (Michael Burns Photo)

Other starters include Souper Flashy (trained by Attard’s son Kevin), who was second to Pleasure’s Gold in the Rondeau Bay, and Sacred Dancer, a four-length winner in her latest effort, on September 29 at Woodbine. 

Seven starters will vie for top prize in the Lake Superior. 

Bossy Holiday, an Ivan Dalos homebred, heads into the race in winning form. 

Trained by Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Josie Carroll, the son of Ami’s Holiday-Bossy Saratoga showed plenty of grit in taking the Lake Erie Stakes over the Fort Erie main on September 13. 

Under Luis Contreras, who will be in the irons again, Bossy Holiday, in front by a head at the stretch call, was able to stave off his rivals to win by the same margin in the 6-furlong race.   

Bossy Holiday and jockey Sahin Civaci winning the seventh race on December 5 2021 at Woodbine (Michael Burns Photo)

The dark bay colt is 3-1-0 from 10 starts. 

Bossy Holiday will be tested by last year’s Frost King and this year’s Lake Huron champ Silent Runner, Elgin Stakes victor Full Screen, and ultra-consistent Julia Carey pupil Giant Teddy.  

Full Screen and Giant Teddy were first and second, respectively, in the Elgin Stakes on August 28, a 7-panel Tapeta race for Canadian yearling sales graduates. 

First post time is 1:20 p.m. Fans can watch and wager on all the action via and the Dark Horse Bets app.   


Post – Horse – Jockey – Trainer  

1 – Sacred Dancer – Justin Stein – Andrew Smith 

2 – Talk to Ya Later – Emma-Jayne Wilson – Ian Black 

3 – My Girl Sky – Steven Bahen – Katerina Vassilieva 

4 – Well Actually (S) – Luis Contreras – Darren Glennon 

5 – Pleasure’s Gold – Rafael Hernandez – Kevin Attard 

6 – All Paid Up (S) – Christopher Husbands – Randy Thompson 

7 – Keep It Neat – Jason Hoyte – Mike Dunslow 

8 – Indian Music – Simon Husbands – Michael Simms 

9 – Souper Flashy – Kazushi Kimura – Kevin Attard 


Post – Horse – Jockey – Trainer  

1 – Bossy Holiday – Luis Contreras – Josie Carroll 

2 – Silent Runner – David Moran – Michael Doyle 

3 – Giant Teddy – Antonio Gallardo – Julie Carey 

4 – Banff (S) – Sahin Civaci – Martin Drexler 

5 – Uncle Joe – Kazushi Kimura – Steven Chircop 

6 – Hunt Master – Emma-Jayne Wilson – Angus Buntain 

7 – Full Screen – Jeffrey Alderson – Julie Belhumeur  

Chris Lomon, Woodbine Communications / @WoodbineComms 

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