Special Forces holds a special place in Kevin Attard’s heart. The 6-year-old gelding just doesn’t know quit. No matter what happens, the big red horse is in the pitching. The flow of races and the way he runs hasn’t always worked out to his benefit. He has a litany of second-place finishes in major races at Woodbine. But after missing all of 2020, and having only two … [Read more...] about A “Special” Horse Triumphs. Finally.
Munnyfor Ro came over to the Woodbine paddock with her two bodyguards on Saturday, necessary because she’s quickly becoming the Brink’s truck of the Woodbine backstretch. And after winning the $250,400 Wonder Where Stakes, third jewel of the filly Triple Crown, she’s a top candidate for honours as Canada’s top 3-year-old filly. Some say, horse of the year, too. Bet down … [Read more...] about Take the Munny and Run
What a year trainer Kevin Attard has had. COVID halted his training plans in Florida. He caught the virus himself and was shuttered for a time, not feeling well at all. Woodbine was shuttered too. Bills probably piled up on the boot tray by the door. He has Queen’s Plate prospects, but couldn’t get them winter-raced. One of them, Stephen, winner of the Coronation Futurity, … [Read more...] about Kevin Attard Finds the Sun
“Come on, mama,” Tino Attard repeated to Starship Jubilee as she floated into the paddock before the $1-million Woodbine Mile on Sept. 19. It was almost like a chant. He was rather like a pacing parent. The elder Attard was a believer in this spunky 7-year-old mare. She made believers out of the rest of us moments later. At odds of 6 to 1, Starship Jubilee trounced … [Read more...] about A Jubilee of Epic Proportions
Pumpkin Rumble sounds like a pretty wild cat. The name conjures up images of smashing pumpkins, taking part in various silly rumble games: catapulting the orange orbs in lofty arcs over a green field , leap-frogging them, crabwalking with a big rustic gourd in your lap in a race for the finish line, all of that pre (or post) Halloween stuff. But no, Pumpkin Rumble – the … [Read more...] about Time to Rumble in the International