In light of the tragic events in Paris yesterday, the flags of Woodbine Racetrack were lowered to half mast Saturday as a ten-race thoroughbred schedule was run at the Toronto facility.
In the first race of the day, the Ronald Sadler-owned and trained Amberwood (4), after trailing the field for most of the one and one-sixteenth mile race, flew past a seemingly surprised Eurico Rosa da Silva as he looks over from aboard Trial Lawyer along the rail at the finish.
Jockey Gary Boulanger, below, took the win in the opener.
In race two, Luis Contreras, who is battling for the jockey title at the big Toronto track, took a tongue-wagging Hemlock Channel across first aboard the Bruno Schickedanz-owned chestnut, below.
Jockey Kirk Johnson, below, relays his race results following race number five via cell phone as he returns from the track.
Johnson’s ride Cloncaird Castle came home in fifth place while Tommy Wong brought Thatlookonyerface in for the win.