2 July 2008

What A Canada Day For Chantal Sutherland


Chantal Sutherland Has Huge Canada Day

Chantal Sutherland went four for four at Woodbine yesterday on Canada Day. I picked her on three of them, so I'm not sure what was more remarkable, me picking three winners, or her riding four winners.

Sutherland puts her streak on the line in tonight's third race on long shot first time starter Hold That Approval. The field is has no killers in it, and Chantal is the Queen of the EP Taylor Turf Course.

I doubt very much she would have gone 0 for 80 something in Hong Kong, agent or no agent.


Woodbine Entertainment begs for tax breaks Woodbine Project. After all, they are entitled to them, aren't they?


Eldridge Lindsay Apparently Will Get 3 Days For Elbowing
During the stretch drive of the fifth race at Fort Erie in the rain on Sunday, Mr. Lindsay took exception to a horse lugging out at him a couple of times. The third time the horse lugged out, Lindsay just said enough is enough and elbowed the jockey on the other horse, Kris Robinson.
Lindsay's mount didn't get thrown out from fifth to sixth, because Robinson's mount caused the interference to begin with.

Fort Erie track announcer Peter Kyte will be moonlighting at Ellis Park on Friday and Saturday thanks to the overlap in schedule between Churchill Downs and Ellis Park.

A day at Fort Erie can be as cheap as a day of golf says Buffalo scribe.

Welcome aboard blogger The Business Of Racing to the Thoroughbred Blogger's Alliance. He has a recent post called How Canada Gets It Right where he praises both Woodbine and Fort Erie.
On the surface, both tracks may look appealing when compared to how things are run in the USA, however, absent from his post is the fact that our track takeouts in Ontario are well above takeouts from most other venues, and this fact alone has created total stagnancy when it comes to growth.
Looks are important maybe the first couple of times you venture to a race track, but when it comes to attracting new regulars, there has to be a buzz that the game can be beaten.
This is impossible when faced with a triactor takeout of 28.3%, for example.

Lets also welcome Saratoga based blogger They're In The Gate to the TBA.

Labour strike taking a toll on slot profits in Sudbury

Top Harness trainer on WEG circuit Rob Fellows Issued a 12 day suspension and a fine (slap of the wrist) for a class 4 positive.
Could Rick Dutrow be right? Do all trainers who do well cheat?

3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

looks like ONT gov't is moving towards allowing sports betting at casinos..

http://www.thestar.com/Article/453250

Cangamble said...

My next piece probably tomorrow will deal with sports betting and casinos in Ontario.
Thanks for the info, though I did see on Jen's blog earlier today.