A More Even Field

After winning four of eight starts on yesterday’s Woodbine Racetrack card, Eurico Rosa Da Silva decided Saturday to pick up from where he left off Friday…in the winner’s circle.


Da Silva rode Sweet Rhapsody to a win in the first of ten races on a bright and sunny spring afternoon at the big Toronto racetrack. Unfortunately for him, that was all the sweetness he would taste as six other jockeys would even the field and share in the other nine wins on the day.

Luis Contreras, below, took Bourbon First to first in the second, one of two wins for the veteran Woodbine jockey.


Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson rode the number three to a win in the third aboard Lilly’s Goldie, below…


…and celebrated with a big smile and a well-deserved handshake in the winner’s circle.


And then, true to form, she was back to business in the fourth race heading out to the track from the paddock, below.


Jeffrey Alderson and Alan Garcia, below respectively, would be shut out of the available wins on the day.



One of three riders with a pair of wins on the day was Jesse M. Campbell, below, shown after his win aboard City Boy in the sixth.


And Gary Boulanger, below, looks back at Alan Garcia and Are You Kidding Me as he rode for his second win aboard Dragon Bay and a win in the mile and one-sixteenth Grade II Eclipse Stakes for owners Brent and Russell McLellan and Stuart Simon.


Slade Callaghan powers the four-year-old gray/roan Silver Sidney to a win in the seven furlong eighth race…


…but could only pick up one win, not two, on the day.

Slade Callaghan