Yearling Sales Stakes headline Sunday’s program at Woodbine

August 27, 2020

TORONTO, August 27, 2020 – Several standout Canadian Premier Yearling Sale graduates will be in the spotlight on Sunday afternoon when Woodbine plays host to a superfecta of sales stakes with $770,000 in purses up for grabs.

The Canadian Millions Sales Stakes annually showcase past Canadian-bred sale graduates ahead of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s yearling sale, which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at noon (ET) in the Woodbine Sales Pavilion.

$135,000 ALGOMA STAKES – for three-year-old fillies, foaled in Canada

Ten hopefuls will travel seven furlongs on the Tapeta in the Algoma. The wide-open affair includes Wake Up Maggie, a daughter of Silent Name (JPN), owned by Oh Em Gee Stable. Bred by Andy Stronach, the Harold Ladouceur trainee has a 2-3-2 record from nine starts. Last year, the dark bay was fourth in the Shady Well Stakes, second in the Victorian Queen, and sixth in the South Ocean. Wake Up Maggie comes into her fourth added-money engagement on a winning note after eking out a nose victory over fellow Algoma contender Silent Causeway at 6 ½ furlongs on the Toronto oval main track.

FIELD FOR THE ALGOMA

Post – Horse – Jockey – Trainer

1 – Queen’s Speed (S) – Emma-Jayne Wilson – Robert Tiller

2 – Marjorie’s Dream – Patrick Husbands – Randy Thompson

3 – Under the Eye – Kazushi Kimura – Preston Ferris

4 – Bambarra Bay – Sheena Ryan – Michael Mattine

5 – Cool Society – Davy Moran – Michael De Paulo

6 – Naitaka – Darryll Holland – Carlos Grant

7 – Sterling Speed – Rafael Hernandez – Ashlee Brnjas

8 – Silent Causeway – Luis Contreras – Laura Krasauskaite

9 – Wake Up Maggie (S) – Justin Stein – Harold Ladouceur

10 – La Bestia – Sahin Civaci – Martin Drexler

$135,000 ELGIN STAKES – for three-year-old colts & geldings, foaled in Canada

A dozen starters will square off in the seven-furlong main track Elgin, the final stakes event on Sunday’s card. Multiple stakes placed Forester’s Fortune, a gelded son of Old Forester, fashions a 2-1-2 record from eight starts. The chestnut, trained by Rodney Barrow, has two wins and a second from three starts this year. In his most recent effort, the Greenwood Stakes presented by Stella Artois, he nabbed the runner-up spot in the six-furlong turf dash. Have a Souper Day, trained by Robert Tiller, has a 1-3-4 mark from 10 starts. The son of Souper Speedy has a 1-1-1 record in four 2020 starts. Goldmine Cat, owned by Sue Leslie, was third in last year’s Simcoe Stakes.

FIELD FOR THE ELGIN

Post – Horse – Jockey – Trainer

1 – All Inclusive – Emma-Jayne Wilson – William Tharrenos

2 – Wave Baby – Leo Salles – Ashlee Brnjas

3 – Have a Souper Day – Rafael Hernandez – Robert Tiller

4 – Forester’s Fortune – Daisuke Fukumoto – Rodney Barrow

5 – Better Boogie – Steven Bahen – David Bell

6 – Goldmine Cat – Patrick Husbands – Evette Chartrand-Hoek

7 – Benlion (S) – Simon Husbands – Suzanne Drake

8 – Grazely (S) – Kazushi Kimura – Roger Attfield

9 – Speedy Moonlite – Justin Stein – Paul Buttigieg

10 – Told It All – Luis Contreras – Norm McKnight

11 – Lakeside Park – Sheena Ryan – Michael Mattine

12 – Pinky Dude – Davy Moran – Michael Doyle

$250,000 MUSKOKA STAKES – for two-year-old fillies, foaled in Canada

Ten first-year fillies will travel 6 ½ furlongs on the Woodbine Tapeta in this year’s edition of the Muskoka. Flawless Pink, a daughter of Not Bourbon, won her career bow on July 25 at Woodbine. Bred by Charles Fipke and trained by Elizabeth Elder for Cudney Stables, the chestnut pulled off an 18-1 upset over five furlongs on the main track. Stronach Stable’s Holy Lighting, last year’s $240,000 CTHS yearling sale topper, will look to shine as she sets out for her first win after finishing third, one length behind Flawless Pink, in her debut for trainer Michael Doyle. Bred by Adena Springs, the Silver Max filly’s dam Holy Cargo is a half-sister to 2000 Preakness champion Red Bullet. Alberta-bred Howmuchistoomuch, a daughter of Giant Gizmo, won her debut at Prairie Meadows on June 28. Steven Bahen gets the call on the chestnut, bred by Highfield Investment Group Inc. El Bayern, a chestnut daughter of Bayern, and Sensational Girl, a grey daughter of Rookie Sensation, both make their debuts in the race.

FIELD FOR THE MUSKOKA

Post – Horse – Jockey – Trainer

1 – Silent Mamba – Rafael Hernandez – Harold Ladouceur

2 – Sensational Girl – Kazushi Kimura – Jamie Attard

3 – Flawless Pink – Justin Stein – Elizabeth Elder

4 – Hekla’s Aura – Darryll Holland – Gord Colbourne

5 – Holy Lighting – Davy Moran – Michael Doyle

6 – Leave It With Me – Daisuke Fukumoto – Robert Tiller

7 – Ms Wicked – Emma-Jayne Wilson – Cole Bennett

8 – Howmuchistoomuch – Steven Bahen – Preston Ferris

9 – For My Elbi (S) – Luis Contreras – Laura Krasauskaite

10 – El Bayern – Sheena Ryan – Michael Mattine

$250,000 SIMCOE STAKES – for two-year-old colts & geldings, foaled in Canada

Ten rookies will load into the gate for the 6 ½-furlong main track Simcoe. A dark bay son of Sky Mesa, Too Legit didn’t quit in his debut on August 9 at Woodbine. The Ontario-bred, trained and co-owned by Barbara Minshall, notched a two-length score in the six-furlong Tapeta race, returning $14.90 for the win. Stephen, trained by Kevin Attard for owners Al and Bill Ulwelling, makes his debut in the Simcoe. Dragon’s Brew, a gelded son of Milwaukee Brew bred and owned by Goldmart Farms, will look to make it two straight wins after taking his debut on August 9.

FIELD FOR THE SIMCOE

Post – Horse – Jockey – Trainer

1 – All Canadian – Emma-Jayne Wilson – Gail Cox

2 – Took a Wrong Turn – Patrick Husbands – Michelle Love

3 – Maximus Momentus – Rafael Hernandez – Terry Brooker

4 – Too Legit – Davy Moran – Barbara Minshall

5 – Stephen – Justin Stein – Kevin Attard

6 – Perfect Crime – Steven Bahen – Ashlee Brnjas

7 – Dragon’s Brew – Daisuke Fukumoto – Robert Tiller

8 – Breathlessnthesand – Luis Contreras – Dale Desruisseaux

9 – Derzkii – Darryll Holland – Carlos Grant

10 – Forest Survivor – Kazuski Kimura – Norm McKnight

First race post time for Sunday’s 11-race card is scheduled for 1 p.m. Fans can watch and wager on the races through HPIbet.com.

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