#HORSERACING: THE 2015 PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TAKES PLACE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015
The 78th running of the Grade I PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL is set to take place at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Have you marked your calendar yet?
The final marquee race in the 2015 Woodbine thoroughbred racing season is set to go with a cast of international megastars set to make their way to Toronto for a shot at the $1-million purse money! This is the very race in which iconic Secretariat capped-off his storied racing career in 1973, so there’s a bit of history for you.
Also scheduled is an amazing card of racing including races filled with talent including the $150k Ontario Fashion Stakes, the $500k Grade I E.P. Taylor Stakes and the $300k Grade II Nearctic Stakes so you’ll probably want to stay for a bit as the card starts just before 1:00 PM.
Nominees for the $1-million Pattison Canadian International include:
Cannock Chase / Rabbah Bloodstock LLC. / Sir Michael R. Stoute
Da Big Hoss / Skychai Racing LLC / Michael Maker
Danish Dynaformer / Charles Fipke / Roger Attfield
Habibi / Augustin Stable / Mark Frostad
Interpol / JMJ Racing Stables LLC / Sid Attard
Kaigun / G. Barber, Quintessential Racing Florida LLD. & Horse’n Around Racing Stable / Mark Casse
Power Ped / Stepaside Farms LLC / Neil Drysdale
Reporting Star / Copper Water Thoroughbred Company / Pat Parente
Second Step / Merry Fox Stud / Luca Cumani
Sheikhzayedroad / Mohammed Jaber / David Simcock
Triple Threat / Team Valor International and Gary Barber / Bill Mott
Up With the Birds / Sam-Son Farm / Graham Motion
The race sees a hero’s return home as Canada’s former Horse of the Year UP WITH THE BIRDS is back at Woodbine after a respectable campaign in the U.S. for Trainer Graham Motion and Sam-Son Farm, where he was two lengths shy of winning the prestigious Arlington Million in Illinois.
The Canadian contingent is looking rather strong this year with local heroes Reporting Star, Kaigun
and a peaking Interpol
, with something to say about the race. Our dear Habibi,
who was a huge star in New Zealand before making her way to Canada, ran a stellar race last time out mid-September in the Northern Dancer Stakes
against the boys and looks to improve that feat in this big race for Trainer Mark Frostad
and Augustin Stable
We’re also hosting a little contest of our own! Who wants to come? We want you to experience to magic that is Woodbine Racetrack
before the season ends! We’re giving away free lunch and betting vouchers for you and a friend to enjoy! Click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will on Facebook
for an entry. You are responsible for your own transportation and you must be 18+.
Don’t forget to pick-up your free official Pattison Canadian International Scarf (they’re gorgeous) and register for your first free bet! There also will be an array of international food options to help you festive-it-up!
You also have a chance to win $1 million by picking the exact order of finish in both the E.P. Taylor Stakes and Pattison Canadian International. $1,000,000!!!!
Learn more about the 2015 Pattison Canadian International
and enter to win that Million Dollar Megapick right here
And don’t forget, you still can tweet a Selfie of yourself on Twitter at the races any day this 2015 racing season (there’s still a month-and-a-half left!) at Woodbine with the hashtag #OfftotheRaces to @woodbineracing for a chance to win $1k!
Admission and parking are free. We’ll see you there? You bet.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
This post was created in partnership with Woodbine Racetrack.
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