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In Pictures: Prepping for the Ricoh Woodbine Mile

September 15, 2017

​TORONTO, September 15 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns checked in with some of the contenders leading up to the 21st running of the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Grade 1).

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the Woodbine Mile hopefuls heading into Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ turf test.


DEAUVILLE (with exercise lad Gary O’Connor):

LANCASTER BOMBER (with exercise lad Chris Geoghagan):


DRAGON BAY (with exercise rider Kevin Mayers and pony boy Kevin Hoffmans):

DUTCH CONNECTION (with exercise lad Michael Murphy):


LONG ON VALUE (with exercise rider Meagan Johnston and groom Hagan Southword):

LONG ON VALUE (with exercise rider Meagan Johnston):

TOWER OF TEXAS (with jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva):

WORLD APPROVAL (with groom Gary Sutherland):

WORLD APPROVAL (with exercise rider Jason Hoyte):

Saturday’s program kicks off at 1 p.m., with the Ricoh Woodbine Mile scheduled for race 12. For more information on the Woodbine Mile, visit

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