Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Woodbine Mile 2013

Wise Dan became the first back to back winner of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile and he did it in track record time (something he is getting used to). It was Wise Dan's 9th win in a row and it pushed his career earnings over the $5 million mark. He is a great great great grandson of Northern Dancer through Storm Cat. Za Approval finished second and Trade Storm third, all three are descendants of The Dancer. The video link below includes the post race interview of jockey John Velasquez by hall of famer Sandy Hawley as they return to the winner's circle.

Photos by Michael Burns. A link below to some more great photos of this beautiful chestnut by Michael Burns.

Wise Dan (USA) - great great great grandson x2 through Storm Cat
Za Approval (USA) - great great great grandson x2 through Deputy Minister
Trade Storm (GB) - great great great grandson x3 through mares from The Minstrel, Danehill and Lyphard

video of race

link to gallery of Michael Burns photos via

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