Thursday, October 13, 2011


Dennis Rodman at Woodbine - October 2011
Things are going to get v. exciting at Woodbine Racetrack this weekend with the 76th edition of the Grade I Pattison Canadian International being held on Sunday.  Some of the World's best Turf specialists will be shipping-in to win a piece of that $1.5 million Purse at a mile-and-a-half.  The Winner will gain a spot in the prestigious $3 million Breeder's Cup Turf Classic at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on November 5, 2011.

Included in the Field this year are last year's Irish-bred Winner Joshua Tree (for all you U2 Fans!), a Filly named Sarah Lynx (also Irish-bred), England's Quest for Peace and American-bred/European-raced Arctic Cosmos. Redwood is the Field's leading money-earner with $2.3 million in winnings in 15 races. Our Home Team includes familiar names like Kara's Orientation, Musketier, Stormy Lord and Celtic Conviction ... lots of Irish connections there, yes?

NBA Hall of Fame-inductee and Madonna's former Flame Dennis Rodman partook in the fun earlier today at Woodbine as the Race's Drawmaster, looking sporty 'n' bling.  Believe it or not, Rodman loves the Races!  And in case you missed him, he'll be at Luxy Night Club in Vaughan, Ontario on Friday night.

Learn more about the Pattison Canadian International here.  I'll be there!

(Photo credit: Keith McCalmont)