Mike MacAdam from the Schenectady Daily-Gazette was part of our posse during the day and the three of us competed in a handicapping contest of the Woodbine card and the 1pm NFL contests. The contest came down to the International and with yours truly holding a slim $6.50 lead over the home track Canadian. While I upheld the bragging rights, it certainly wasn't for my WO handicapping. I ended up hitting six of seven NFL games against the spread. Maybe I should start a football blog?
It was an overcast day, although the wind wasn't as brisk as it was on Saturday. The big story was the 22-1 filly Sarah Lynx becoming the first filly since Infamy in 1988 to win the $1.5M International. It doesn't sound like her connections plan on heading to the Breeders' Cup, however.
Miss Keller, the big winner for Keith on the day, captured the $1M E.P. Taylor Stakes and had our joint Pick-4 to a great start, which was quickly ruined by Don Dulce ($29.50) and Sarah Lynx ($46.90) in the next two legs. I've never had great success at Woodbine, that trend continues through Sunday.
Here are some pictures for the big day north of the border:
|With the brisk weather most Woodbine patrons remained indoors|
|They're off in the International!|
|Bated Breath before the Nearctic|
|Gomez on Bated Breath|
|Hitchens before the Nearctic|
|Tote Board/Finish Line|
|Miss Keller wins E.P. Taylor|
|Gomez weaves through Woodbine crowd|
|Johnny V in winners' circle on Miss Keller|
|The excellent tweeter @tripledeadheat|