Reade is sitting in the number two spot on
the trainer standings at Woodbine with 10
wins at Woodbine including 2 stakes winners
and purse earnings of $650,802. In addition
to the Woodbine victories, Reade has won 2
races at the border oval, Fort Erie.
Kicking off the start of the meet was a victory
by Candy Haze in the first race on opening
day of the Woodbine season. Ontheqt won the
Star Shoot Stake over Nashinda for us on April
25th . On May 1st we scored two wins, Skip
n Fool and Hong Kong Dancer. Touchnow won
on May 8th, Rockin Again on May 9th, Regal
‘n Bold on May 16th, One to Celebrate
on May 20th, Hong Kong Dancer again on May
22nd, Luckierthanuthink on May 26th, Slew
Valley on May 30th and Thunder ‘n Bolts
on May 31st.
Congratulations to winning owners Richard
Englander with two winners, James and Jeaneane
Everatt, Peter Ho with two wins, George Farr
with two winners, Earle Mack, Curraghmore
Farm, Formal Racing Stable, and Rich Meadow
Valley captures the $150,000 Grade 3 Connaught
Cup on May 30th.
Under a patient ride by Jim McAleney this
7 year old son of Valley Crossing out of Slewway
knew just where the finish line was as he
charged forward for the victory. The 1 1/16
race was run in 1:40.2. Owner Jim Hindman
of Rich Meadow Thoroughbreds from Westminster,
MD bred Slew Valley in Maryland. Joining Mr.
Hindman for the festivities were his wife
Dixie, good friends Mr. and Mrs. Scott Walsh,
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pearce, and the racing
manager Marc Wampler of Kentucky. This is
the second stakes winner in May for trainer
McAlpine with Silver Bird
have a lot to look forward to in June including
the Labatt Woodbine Oaks on Sunday, June 13th.
Heading the list of competitors for our stable
is the Glorious Song Stakes winner, Silver
Bird. Owned by Jim McAlpine, Silver Bird ran
twice this season finishing second in the
Fury Stakes and Selene Stakes both times to
Eye of the Sphynx. She is ready to take that
one on again in the Oaks.
Peter Ho has an undefeated filly by Tejano
Run out of Token Gift by Lyphard, named Hong
Kong Dancer. Victorious in both of her career
starts, this three year old was purchased
as a yearling at the select sale of Canadian-Bred
yearlings at Woodbine. Although she did not
race at two, Hong Kong Dancer has proved to
her owner that it has been worth the wait.
Touchnow won her maiden race against winners
at Woodbine on May 8th at a distance of 7
furlongs. She is by Pleasant Tap out of Nowdance
and is bred to go two turns. Owner George
Farr is anticipating a winner effort by Touchnow
in the Oaks.