Canadian Results 2013 Breeders’ Cup
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Mon 04/11/2013 - 10:23 EST
A handful of Canadian-bred or based horses made an appearance at the Breeders’ Cup this past weekend at Santa Anita and managed to come away with a couple of place finishes and one near-miss. Woodbine-based trainer Mark Casse saddled four runners, with My Conquestadory going off as the 5-1 second choice in the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Having to break from the outside #14 post, jockey Eurico Da Silva hustled her from the gate and raced in contention just off the lead throughout. She managed to poke her nose in front at the head of the stretch, but faded in the last sixteenth to finish a very close fourth.
Laugh Track only a neck off the upset
Casse had a better result and almost pulled off a shocker when 16-1 Laugh Track closed fast late and came within a few strides of catching favorite Secret Circle in the Sprint. Taken back early by jockey Mike Smith, Laugh Track angled out three wide coming off the turn, moved to five wide just behind the winner and then followed that one through to lose by only a diminishing neck. Of the other Casse runners, Pool Play – also an Ontario-bred – was seventh in the Marathon, while Conquest Titan finished in the number 13 spot in the Juvenile.
Judy The Beauty makes Groupie Doll earn win
Of the Ontario-breds, Judy The Beauty came up against her old rival, the defending Filly and Mare Sprint champion Groupie Doll, the third time the two had met this year. Although Judy The Beauty had won in their last meeting a month before, on Saturday Groupie Doll was at the top of her game and defended her title, with Judy The Beauty coming back in the stretch to finish a determined second. The final Ontario-bred runner was Marketing Mix, who couldn’t match her second-place performance in the 2012 Filly and Mare Turf, this year coming in fifth.
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