The Best of Rainbow’s Best

It was a beautiful Friday afternoon for thoroughbred horse racing at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack.

Jockey Skye Chernetz, below, started the day under the majestic willows of Woodbine with Raging River but finished a tired seventh place after vying for the lead in race three.

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Like a raging river, though, momentum can build and after a few disappointing finishes Chernetz turned in her finest race aboard Smooth Charlie and took first in the seventh race.

But it was Omar Moreno who pulled off the best rides of the day with a third, a second and a first place finish in the nine races run.

Moreno’s silks showed V for victory as he gets a congratulatory handshake, below, for bringing Rainbow Stables’ four-year-old gelding Rainbow’s Best to the winner’s circle.

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And Rainbow’s Best gets a cooling blast of water, below, for a job well-done.

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Gary Boulanger, below, gestures toward the winner’s circle as he brings in Generous Consort to a first in race number three.

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Woodbine’s proximity to Pearson International Airport means there is an almost constant  line of aircraft over the track on their way to landing…

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…but neither the horses nor the bettors seem to mind.Image

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