pattison canadian international

Canadian International News Minute: Who’s The One To Beat?

Saturday marks the 82nd running of the Pattison Canadian International Stakes, anchoring a card at Woodbine Racetrack with a pair of other graded stakes leading up to the feature. In this Paulick Report News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick dive into the field. Who’s the class of the group? Who are the intriguing upset […]

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Canadian International News Minute: A Grand History With European Flair

The Paulick Report News Minute returns with the first of two special editions for Saturday’s running of the venerable Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. In today’s News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the history of the event, which includes Secretariat’s unforgettable final race, and they look at why in recent […]

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‘Cheeky’ Ziyad Brings Winning Form Into Canadian International

Ziyad, a four-year-old son of Rock of Gibraltar, brings a rock-steady record, plenty of personality, and winning form to Saturday’s Grade 1 $800,000 Pattison Canadian International, at Woodbine. Owned by Wertheimer et Frère, the British-bred will look to make it two straight scores when he goes postward in the 1 ½-mile turf event run over […]

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Pumpkin Rumble Will Add Local Spice To Canadian International

Woodbine-based Pumpkin Rumble, a 10-time winner from 45 starts, goes for his second straight stakes score in Saturday’s Grade 1 $800,000 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. Owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling, and trained by Kevin Attard, the eight-year-old gelded son of English Channel heads into the 1 ½-mile turf classic off an impressive win […]

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Desert Encounter Explodes Late In Canadian International

Making his first start in North America, Abdulla Al Mansoori’s Desert Encounter proved explosive over the Woodbine lawn when he captured the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International on Saturday. The 6-year-old gelded son of Halling, sent off at odds of 8-1, circled the field in the stretch to run down 3-1 favorite Thundering Blue by […]

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Europeans Look To Regain Dominance Of Pattison Canadian International

Thundering Blue, coming off an impressive win in Sweden’s Group 3 Stockholm Cup International, heads a large and competitive field of 11 for Saturday’s Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack. The Pattison Canadian International, encompassing the full mile and a half layout of the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, offers Grade 1 status and […]

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No ‘Illusion’: Former Claimer Could Provide Owners A Storybook Finish

An Ontario-bred claimer, four local owners, an astute conditioner and a Grade 1 dream – English Illusion and his connections are hoping for a storybook finish in the Pattison Canadian International. Owned by 4U Thoroughbred Racing Stable (Ron McRae, brothers Dave [Ron’s son-in-law] and Steve Robinson, along with Rob Loescher [Dave and Steve’s cousin]), English […]

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‘Cheeky’ Thundering Blue Arrives At Woodbine For Canadian International

Touching down in Toronto late Monday evening, Pattison Canadian International contender Thundering Blue had his first feel of Woodbine’s E.P Taylor turf course on Tuesday morning with assistant trainer Kim Johnstone aboard. “I think it was a massive culture shock for him,” said Johnstone. “At home, the gallops, we don’t really share them, he’s on […]

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‘Bogged Down’ In Joe Hirsch, Spring Quality Hopes For Firm Ground In Canadian International

Spring Quality comes into the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International off his lowest finish to date. But trainer Graham Motion, who also sends out Mekhtaal in the 1 ½-mile fall classic, has faith his Grade 1 champ will be back at the top of his game on Saturday at Woodbine. A son of Quality Road, […]

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