Big Yum, Big Win

A perfect Friday afternoon of thoroughbred horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack started off with a pre-race walk through the willows out front of the big Toronto racing facility.

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And it was a perfect start for jockey Emma Jayne Wilson who rode Egyptian Star to a win in Race 1 despite having to walk to the steward’s office, as fellow jockey David Moran waits outside, below, after Moran claimed a foul on Wilson as the two riders raced to the finish down the stretch.

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Moran’s foul claim was denied and he had to wait until the seventh race of the day before he picked up a win riding Inperson.

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Luis Contreras, below, gets a fist bump after he picked up his first of two victories in Race 2 aboard Starship Sabrina.

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In Race 3, Jeffrey Alderson rode his Italian Beauty ahead of the pack, below, on both the Tapeta track surface and the big video screen on the infield…

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…then celebrates with a look skyward prior to having his photo taken in the winner’s circle by track photographer Michael Burns.

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And in the fourth start of the day, it was Jesse M. Campbell who thundered down the turf track, below, out of the number 12 slot in a 13-entry race to pick up a big win aboard Big Yum…

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…despite having a set of protective goggles slip down below his nose, below.

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