Horse Betting Weekly Preview: $1 Million Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Monday, September 9, 2019 2:00 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019 2:00 PM UTC

Horse betting action heads north of the border this Saturday for a jam-packed card of graded stakes events at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

<div><h2>This Saturday’s Top Thoroughbred Horse Racing Action Takes Bettors North of the Border</h2><p>Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto is one of Canada’s top horse racing venues for Thoroughbreds. This Saturday, it will be the center of the horse betting world with four major graded events on the card. The featured event is the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile for some of the best three-year and older turf racers.</p><p>As an added bonus for anyone on the early 2020 Kentucky Derby Trail, one of Saturday’s featured events at Churchill Downs is the Iroquois Stakes for up-and-coming two-year-old thoroughbreds.</p><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=6008&amp;book=Picks-Best-Sportsbooks" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d6328a601907f86f3863dad/original-best-rated-sportsbooks" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2><strong>Woodbine Racetrack Saturday Card</strong></h2><p>In what will be one of the more interesting races among the four graded events on Saturday’s card is the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf with a total price purse of $300,000. Open to three-year-old turf racers an up, this event covers an extended distance of 1 ½ mile.</p><p>Two of the other graded events are the $125,000 Bold Venture Stakes for three-year and older thoroughbreds as a Grade 3 race, and the Grade 2 Canadian Stakes for three-year and older fillies and mares with a total prize purse of $250,000.</p><p>The highlight of Saturday’s race card is the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile as one of the richest turf races for Thoroughbreds three-year and older leading up to November’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park the first weekend of the month.</p><p>This year’s Grade 1 Woodbine Mile has 11 contenders listed as probable at Horse Racing Nation. The potential field features Raging Bull with an HRN rating of 7.23.</p><p>Trained by Chad Brown, this four-year-old French-bred colt recently took second place in the Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga on August 10, over a mile distance on turf. He also finished in the money at Belmont Park on June 8 by taking third place in this year’s Grade 1 Manhattan Handicap at 1 ¼ mile in distance.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Are you ready for a Night at the Races? Register today to join us at Woodbine Racetrack for our last summer social event of 2019. This event will be on Wednesday, September 18th and features dinner, racing, prizes, and more. &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/RiFajXJNrJ\"&gt;https://t.co/RiFajXJNrJ&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/5CMYiA4Cc4\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/5CMYiA4Cc4&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— COPA (@COPA_network) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/COPA_network/status/1168198495053996032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;September 1, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</div><p>Another top contender expected to run at Woodbine is trainer Mark Casse’s Got Stormy. This four-year-old filly won the Fourstardave Handicap, covering the mile on turf in 1:32.00. This was her fourth finish in the money in her last four events to earn an HRN rating of 6.42.</p><p>The profitable run started with a third-place effort in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland in mid-April. She is the sire of Get Stormy and Super Phoebe.</p><p>Trainer Michael Stidham is expected to run Synchrony in the Woodbine Mile coming off a solid victory in the Grade 2 King Edward Stakes on June 29 at this same track. The six-year-old veteran covered the mile run on turf in 1:32.95 past Curlin’s Honor and Say the Word.</p><p>His HRN rating coming into this race stands at 6.68 which is the second-highest in the projected field.</p><h2><strong>Churchill Downs 2019 Iroquois Stakes</strong></h2><p>Some high-profile trainers should be represented with an entry in this Grade 3 event. The 1 1/16-mile run on the dirt at Churchill has a probable field of seven juveniles with four colts holding an early HRN rating. The colt at the top of the list is trainer Steve Asmussen’s Rowdy Yates at 7.04.</p><p>Also on the list is Dennis’ Moment coming off a recent Maiden Special Weight victory at Ellis Park. He is trained by Dale Romans with an early 6.32 HRN rating.</p><p>Trainer Ken McPeek could have two entries in this race; January Won and Crypto Cash. Another interesting possibility is trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Juggernaut in his two-year-old debut.</p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/" target="_blank">Check Out More Racing Picks Here</a></strong></p><p> </p></div>
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