The Ricoh Woodbine Mile, a Grade 1 race worth $1,000,000 for three-year olds, is held every September on Woodbine’s EP Taylor Turf course. The Molson Export Challenge, which ran 1 1/4 miles, was the first race. It was initially restricted to three-year olds. Since 1997, the current conditions and distance have been in effect. The sponsor has changed over the years, and was known for many years as the Atto Mile.
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The Breeders’ Challenge series includes the race. It is a ‘Win & You’re In’ race. The winner automatically qualifies to the Breeders’ Mile, which will be held this year at Santa Anita on the first weekend in November. Wise Dan, last year’s winner would go on to win the BC Mile in a track record time. Leroideanimaux, the 2005 Woodbine Mile winner would finish second in that event and receive an Eclipse Award for America’s best-trained horse.
Ventura, a filly, was also a previous winner. She had won the Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint in 2009. Ventura won the Woodbine Mile in 2009. She then returned to the Breeders Cup to defend her F & M Sprint title. However, Ventura finished second. Ventura was the first filly in 13 years to win the Woodbine Mile. She also set the race record at 1;32.0 Rahy’s attorney, a Canadian-bred filly, was the most recent winner in 2008.
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The Woodbine Mile draws a large international field of horses and the winner’s list of the Woodbine Mile is filled with names of some of the best-known riders from the past few years. Pat Day, Corey Nakatani, and Eddie Delahoussaye are Hall of Famer, while Garrett Gomez, John Velazquez, and Kent Desourmeax share the winning circle record with two wins. Julie Krone was the first female rider in the Peaks and Valleys race to win it in 1995.
Quiet Resolve, a son American Triple Crown winner Affirmed, won first place in 2004. Hawksley Hill was disqualified, and Quiet Resolve was placed fourth. Quiet Resolve’s victory would make Sam-Son Farm the second Woodbine Mile winner, which is the most for any owner. With four wins, Neil Drysdale, an American Hall of Fame trainer holds the record for most wins of a trainer. Drysdale began his career with Prized in 1989, and he would go on to win the Breeders Cup Turf that year.Last Updated on October 2, 2021