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.
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 Husbands.
Live streaming will be available on Woodbine’s website at Woodbine.com 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
PHOTO: 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 Photos)
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