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Post position draw for historic Breeders’ Stakes to be held October 21

October 19, 2020

TORONTO, October 19, 2020 – The post position draw for the 129th running of the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third and final jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, will be streamed live online next Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Woodbine Racetrack.

The post draw show will be hosted by racing analyst Jason Portuondo live from Woodbine Racetrack’s broadcast studio and paddock at 12 noon, with an appearance by Jim Lawson, President and CEO of Woodbine Entertainment.

The connections of Mighty Heart will join the show to discuss the Queen’s Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes winner’s pursuit of making Canadian sports history with a sweep of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown.

OLG Canadian Triple Crown contender Mighty Heart with trainer Josie Carroll, jockey Daisuke Fukumoto and owner/breeder Lawrence Cordes. (Michael Burns Photos)
OLG Canadian Triple Crown contender Mighty Heart with Hall of Fame trainer Josie Carroll, jockey Daisuke Fukumoto and owner/breeder Lawrence Cordes at Woodbine Racetrack. (Michael Burns Photo)

The show will also feature Michael Keogh, the 2020 Hall of Fame inductee who campaigned the last Triple Crown winner, Wando, during his 2003 series sweep, and jockey Patrick Husband.

Live streaming will be available on Woodbine’s website at and Facebook page at @WoodbineTB.

The Breeders’ Stakes, featuring Canada’s finest three-year-old Thoroughbreds, will be contested over 1-1/2 miles on Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Entries are due 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Here is a look at probable starters for the Breeders’ Stakes:

Horse – Trainer – Owner

Belichick – Josie Carroll – NK Racing and LNJ Foxwoods

Clayton – Kevin Attard – Donato Lanni and Daniel Plouffe

Deviant – Mark Casse – Red Lane Thoroughbreds LLC

Enchant Me – Santino Di Paola – York Tech Racing Stable

*English Conqueror – Darwin Banach – JWS Farms

Glorious Tribute – Barbara Minshall – Bruce Lunsford

Kunal – Steven Chircop – Vincente Stella Stables LLC

Meyer – Martin Drexler – Bruno Schickedanz

Mighty Heart – Josie Carroll – Lawrence Cordes

Muskoka Giant – Mark Casse – Conrad Farms

Olliemyboy – Sid Attard – JMJ Racing Stables LLC

*Told It All – Norm McKnight – Rainbow Stables

*Possible supplements


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