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Update 4185: I'll be rooting for Mandella's horses for the Breeders' Cup, especially in the Juvenile: Mandella Seeks More BC Glory, excerpt:
Mine That Bird, said Mandella, "is like a gift that was left on my doorstep." Owner Mark Allen recently purchased the son of Birdstone and transferred him to Mandella from Canadian-based trainer David Cotey, who guided the juvenile gelding to four victories in five starts, including a win three weeks ago in the Grey Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine. All five of his races have come over the Woodbine Polytrack. His consistency leads Mandella to believe he deserves a chance in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
I am curious if Chantal Sutherland will retain the mount now that she is based at Santa Anita!
Update 4184: I did an impromptu interview at Woodbine on Sunday. Here it is: End Horse Slaughter: An Interview With Alex Brown.
Update 4183: A chilly and windy day here at Woodbine. There were reports of snow not too far north of here too! It's still October! I was assured, during breaktime, that this is unseasonably cold and it will warm up again before it remains cold. I had seven sets, and survived. The siren went off a couple of times earlier in the morning so I am guessing a couple of riders were too cold to stay balanced and in place! All in all not too bad a morning, but I need to go and find a pair of long johns!
For Canadians: Canadian Horse Defense Coalition Call to Action.