TORONTO, October 18 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns captured all the drama from this year’s spectacular Pattison Canadian International in which Bullards Alley pulled off the biggest upset and most dominant victory in the history of the race.
The 80th running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International (Grade 1) was featured on Sunday’s action-packed program, which also included the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Grade 1) won by Blond Me along with the $250,000 Nearctic Stakes (Grade 2) won by Field of Courage and $125,000 Ontario Derby (Grade 3), which went to Tiz a Slam.
Let’s take a look at all the incredible racing moments of a memorable Pattison Canadian International day at Woodbine…
Bullards Alley and jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva (blue silks, #7) racing outside as Messi leads in the first turn:
Bullards Alley takes the lead in the Pattison Canadian International:
Bullards Alley draws away from the competition down the stretch:
Bullards Alley crosses the wire 10-3/4 lengths ahead of his rivals in the Pattison Canadian International:
Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva celebrates aboard Bullards Alley:
Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva poses with the Pattison Canadian International trophy:
Blond Me and jockey Oisin Murphy winning the E.P. Taylor Stakes:
Jockey Oisin Murphy adoring Blond Me after their victory:
Field of Courage and jockey Luis Contreras winning the Nearctic Stakes:
Tiz a Slam and jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva winning the Ontario Derby: