Jockey David Moran, below, could not find the ‘Luck of the Irish’ in the first race of Friday’s afternoon card at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack.
Moran finished behind Luis Contreras, below, who rode Brew by You to the win in the 1 and 1/16 mile opener.
Kirk Johnson returns from the track after the second race, below, where David Moran redeemed himself and brought Nineteen Sixteen, below left, in first.
Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva eases up aboard Incredible Dee as the two cross the finish line in Race Three. Racetrack thoroughbred photographer Michael Burns, foreground, takes his photo.
Incredible Dee is trained by Kevin Attard, who has one of the more well-known surnames in the racing business at Woodbine. The Attard family – brothers Sid, Joseph, Larry, and Tino – have been a maintstay at the big Toronto track for decades as trainers and jockey. Kevin’s father Tino, pictured below with grandsons and jockey Da Silva, was a proud Dad today at the track following the win.
Da Silva was all smiles at the track today, as well, coming across first three times on the day.
Ismael Mosqueira, below, had to wait a few extra minutes following Race Four to find out he had the winning ride with Teatoe after an inquiry was called by another jockey.
Moran rides to the track ahead of Race Three…
…then talks to owners, below, after race.
Dane Nelson adjusts his helmet on his way to the track, below.
And Steve Bahen, below, also has a smile aboard Distinctive Style.