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28.05.2019 09:01
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All eyes will be on Toronto on Sunday, when Woodbine welcomes the world to its turf jewels, the $500,000 E.P. Taylor at 1-1/4 miles and the $1 million Canadian International over 1-1/2 miles.The figures are in local dollars, of course, which run around 76 cents to the American version right now. But even at that rate, the money still spends, and the purses are more than enough to lure 10 handsome Europeans to the best grass course in North America.In that spirit, John Gosden has sent Juddmontes 3-year-old filly Swiss Range for the E.P. Taylor, in which the daughter of Zamindar (by Gone West) will meet such fellow travelers as Parvaneh from Germany, Nezwaah from England, Banzari and Aim to Please from France, and Best In The World from Ireland.Gosden, who has two Epsom Derbies, an Arlington Million, a Breeders Cup Classic, and an Arc de Triomphe to his credit, has yet to make a mark in either Woodbine event. While this does not keep him up nights pacing the halls of Clarehaven, he knows they are prizes worth winning.Its a great turf course, outside the main track, and the races have a great history, Gosden said.In 1973, Secretariat made his spectacular final start in what was then known as the Canadian International Championship. Dahlia came from France to win the race the following year. In 1983, All Along made the Canadian race part of her North American Horse of the Year tour.The dawning of the Breeders Cup Turf in 1984 dulled the importance of the Canadian race internationally, although winners like Sky Classic, Chief Bearhart, Singspiel, and Sulamani kept up the quality. Anyway, Ryan Moore likes the race. Hes won it the last three years and will go for a fourth aboard Idaho for Aidan OBrien.As for the E.P. Taylor, seven of the last 10 have been won by Europeans, and yet the race continues to be targeted by top American stables. This year, Chad Brown and Bill Mott each run two, with Mark Casse and Mike Maker also in the mix.By his recent standards, Gosden has had an off year in 2016. He was champion British trainer in 2012 and 2015, campaigned European Horse of the Year Kingman in 2014, then did it again in 2015 with Golden Horn. As of Friday, he was a respectable second in the standings, though far behind the runaway total of OBrien.As they say, someone has to finish second, Gosden said, although Im sure they wont remember who it was.Gosden ran Swiss Range once late in 2015, then put her away for the winter. She emerged to win the listed Pretty Polly at Newmarket in April, after which she was tossed in with some of the best of her generation, without success.The ground went soft in France for the Prix de Diane, and she didnt like it at all, Gosden said. Then it rained again when she ran in the Nassau, so were hoping the rain stays away for Sunday and she gets some faster ground. If she does, she should run a nice race.The forecast, alas, is for Gosden to be disappointed. Thunderstorms are predicted for the Toronto area on Sunday.Still, it was already a good week. Gosden is Britains greatest Bob Dylan aficionado, which is saying something since Ol Bob was a god in England before anywhere else. The news of Dylans Nobel Prize for literature was greeted with a raised glass and a spin of a classic CD or two in the Gosden household, where the entire collection holds a place of honor.When he heard the news, he probably smiled and shrugged, Gosden said with a just a smile. Asked how many Dylan concerts hed attended, he replied, Countless.Countless is also about the right number of Thoroughbreds whose names have been inspired by Dylan titles. There has been Lay Lady Lay, Desolation Row, Mr. Tambourine Man, Drifters Escape, Maggies Farm, Memphis Blues, and Series of Dreams. Idiot Wind is untouched, however, as is Blackjack Davey, Brownsville Girl, Forgetful Heart, and Lone Pilgrim. There was, praise be, a horse named Simpletwistoffate.The most successful probably was Jokerman, a son of Septieme Ciel who won a Group 3 race in France, then swept into California to take the Generous Stakes at Hollywood Park for Neil Drysdale and owners David and Jill Heerensperger. Jokerman was from the album Infidels (1983) and gave us the image of resting in the fields, far from the turbulent space/half asleep near the stars with a small dog licking your face.Ring Them Bells (Oh Mercy, 1989) was a son of Shelter Half, which could have been a Dylan song, out of Gala Ding a Ling, which sounds more like Chuck Berry. He ran 42 times and won eight races.And, not surprisingly, there have been a host of horses named Forever Young (Planet Waves, 1974), including a foal of 1979 who won $48,000 the hard way. He ran 132 times and must have had a piece of the lyric tattooed on his lip:May your hands always be busy/May your feet always be swift.May you have a strong foundation/When the winds of changes shift. Swell Flaske Butikk . -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. Swell Flaske Tilbud . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. . Ryan Garbutt had a goal and two assists as Dallas snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Swell Bottle Butikk . Meanwhile, there were huge victories for Sunderland and West Ham over fellow relegation rivals, leaving the battle to avoid the drop up for grabs with the bottom 11 teams separated by just six points. Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres scored second-half goals to seal a fourth straight victory for Chelsea, which climbed above Arsenal and Manchester City in the standings ahead of their games on Monday and Sunday respectively. Swell Flaske Norge . -- An ugly goal by Nick Bonino helped the Anaheim Ducks overcome the defensive-minded Phoenix Coyotes on a night when their ragged power play continued to struggle. SHANGHAI -- Instead of ending his year in the Bahamas, U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is headed to the Philippines for an 18-hole match against Rory McIlroy geared toward raising money for charity.McIlroy was supposed to play Jason Day in an exhibition called Battle for a Cause until Day cited a need for rest to heal his ailing back.Johnson gladly stepped in.It should be a lot of fun, Johnson said Wednesday at the HSBC Champions. I like playing against Rory, and Ive never been to the Philippines.This is the second attempt at a head-to-head exhibition for McIlroy this year. He was planning to play Rickie Fowler in Detroit this summer until a deal with sponsors fell through. This one was set up on Nov. 29 with Day, the No. 1 player in the world whose mother is from the Philippines and who had family members perish in the 2013 typhoon.Sean OFlaherty, who manages McIlroy, said the event would include a gala dinner and an auction on Nov. 28, which features bidding to be caddies for Johnson and McIlroy over nine holes, along with other memorabilia. He said proceeds would go mainly toward relief efforts from typhoons.The match takes place at Pradera Verrde Golf and Country Club in Pampanga.ddddddddddddMcIlroy and Johnson have played together in at least one round in three of the four majors that McIlroy won -- the 2011 U.S. Open, 2012 PGA Championship and 2014 British Open. Most recently, McIlroy narrowly beat out Johnson for the FedEx Cup when he won the Tour Championship in a playoff.It will be a cool match, McIlroy said. Im happy that Dustin wanted to come and take part. Obviously, it was going to be Jason, and it would have been special for him with his ties to the Philippines. Its a place Ive never been. Ive met a lot of Filipino people along the way that are always nice and courteous and welcoming, and Im looking forward to that hospitality in Manila.Johnson is coming off his biggest year, capturing the U.S. Open at Oakmont and winning PGA Tour player of the year, the money title and the Vardon Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average.Johnson said he would be giving up his spot in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, an 18-man field hosted by Tiger Woods. ' ' '

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