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WE MISS ARTIE TOPS QUEENS PLATE FIELD Ken and Sarah Ramseys We Miss Artie, winner of
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WE MISS ARTIE TOPS QUEENS PLATE FIELD Ken and Sarah Ramseys We Miss Artie, winner of the Plate Trial on June 15, has been installed as the 8-5 morning line choice in a field of 15 for the $1 million Queens Plate, Canadas most famous horse race, Sunday at Woodbine. Scarpe Nike Italia . The 155th edition of the Plate for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds, the oldest continuously run stakes race in North America, will be televised live on TSN in HD (High Definition) in a special presentation from 4:30 – 6:00 pm ET. Post time is 5:38 pm. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Right Honourable David C. Onley, will be the Royal Guest of Honour. All starters carry 126 pounds, except the lone filly Lexie Lou, who will tote 121 pounds for the mile and one-quarter classic over Woodbines Polytrack.  The winner will receive $600,000.  At the Queens Plate breakfast on Thursday morning, the selection order for post positions was drawn first via the traditional pill-pull, followed by the choosing of post positions by the connections for each horse, a system which has been in place for the Plate since 1998. We Miss Artie (PP6, 8-5), trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Javier Castellano, proved a comfortable winner of the Trial by three-quarters of a length over Majestic Sunset, his first outing at Woodbine and his first start since a 10th place finish, just eight and one-quarter lengths behind California Chrome in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3.  Hell try to become the 26th Plate Trial winner since 1944 to win the Plate, the last being Big Red Mike in 2010. "I think my horse ran really well (in the Trial)," said owner Ken Ramsey, after choosing post six with the second selection.  "(Jockey Javier) Castellano said he was saving himself for the Queens Plate.  Hes doing exceptionally well (at Saratoga)." For More on the Plate field, click here: http://weg.bz/1qTCwcJ EIGHTY NINE RED SURPRISES IN ACHIEVEMENT There were only five horses in the co-featured $150,000 Achievement Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine. And Eighty Nine Red was the longest price of the bunch, sent postward a 16-1 outsider.  No problem.  Ridden by Jesse Campbell for trainer Mike DePaulo, Eighty Nine Red, tucked along the rail, stalked the pace of favoured Flashy Margaritta, then came out turning for home and prevailed in a stretch drive, taking the six furlong event for Ontario-bred three-year-olds by one length in 1:10.28. Flashy Margaritta, who had cranked out reasonable fractions of :22.97 and :45.67, held on for place, while Spadina Road closed for third. Owned by John Russell and George Schramm, the son of Bold Executive-Timeless Silver had opened his 2014 campaign in style, easily winning a five furlong allowance contest.  But after a third place finish to Speightsong in the seven furlong Queenston, then a seventh place finish to Flashy Margaritta in the turf, six furlong Bold Ruckus, Eighty Nine Red returned to the Polytrack and prevailed.  "I was a little worried going into the (far) turn.  It was pretty tight.  (Jockey) Patrick (Husbands, aboard Flashy Margaritta) was doing his job, doing what I would have done," said Campbell.  "I loved the way this horse responded today.  I had high hopes for this horse all along.   He put it all together today.  He really ran a good race." Eighty Nine Red had been kept eligible for the Queens Plate but his connections decided to shorten him up. Added DePaulo, "Jesse did a great job.  The horse ran on and we got it done.   Being by Bold Executive, there havent been too many who have run that far (the Queens Plate distance of a mile and one-quarter).  Hopefully hell make a real good sprinter for us." Eighty Nine Red paid $34.90, $9.90 and $3.30, combining with Flashy Margaritta ($3.50, $2.20) for a $119.80 (1-2) exactor.   A 1-2-5 (Spadina Road, $2.70) triactor was worth $287.40. STACKED DECK ACES THE CHARLIE BARLEY Bruce Lunsfords homebred Stacked Deck, with Chantal Sutherland-Kruse, made his seasonal debut a winning one, hanging on to defeat Speightsland in the co-featured $100,000 Charlie Barley Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine. The one mile tilt on the lawn for three-year-olds drew an excellent field of nine, with Speightsong, the Queenston Stakes winner and multiple stakes winner Jose Sea View vying for favouritism. Dismissed at 14-1, Stacked Deck, trained by Barb Minshall, stalked the pacesetting Tuscan Getaway until the turn into the long E.P. Taylor Turf Course stretch.  The now gelded son of First Samurai-Bel Air Beauty took over in mid-stretch, opened a length, then was all out to hold off another longshot, 16-1 Speightland, for the nose victory in 1:33.45.    Florida Won was a close third, a length behind. Tuscan Getaway had set all the fractions over a lightning fast turf course, :22.99, :45.42, and 1:09.10, while being pursued by Stacked Deck, before giving way."Thankfully my horse had something left over," said Sutherland-Kruse.  "The plan wasnt really to be that close.  We were hoping for a stalking trip.  We broke well.  I didnt think he had much left turning for home, but he kind of foolS you." Added owner Bruce Lunsford, who also raced the sire and the dam, "Barbara did a tremendous job bringing this horse back.  To win this race off the bench after we couldnt get an allowance race to go, we think weve got big things ahead of us with this horse." "Hes a great horse," said Minshall.  "Hes a smart horse, so clever." Stacked Deck had three starts last year, two on the grass, but he broke his maiden in his final outing over Woodbines Polytrack. POST / HORSE / TRAINER / OWNER / JOCKEY 1 / Cap in Hand / Sid Attard / Tucci Stables / Steven Bahen2 / Coltimus Prime / Justin Nixon / Cabernet Racing Stables / Jesse Campbell3 / Athenian Guard / Mike DePaulo / A & L Racing Stables / Omar Moreno4 / Asserting Bear / Reade Baker / Bear Stables / Chantal Sutherland-Kruse5 / Man o Bear / Reade Baker / Bear Stables / Emma-Jayne Wilson6 / We Miss Artie / Todd Pletcher / Ken & Sarah Ramsey / Javier Castellano7 / Majestic Sunset / Mark Casse / John Oxley / Gary Boulanger8 / Lions Bay / Jamie Attard / M. N. V. & J. Earle / David MoraN9 / Heart to Heart / Brian Lynch / Terry Hamilton / Eurico Rosa da Silva10 / Matador / Mark Casse / John Oxley / Julien Leparoux11 / One Destiny / Alec Fehr /Winston Penny & Alec Fehr / Justin Stein12 / Tower of Texas / Roger Attfield / Thomas Van Meter II & Scott Dilworth / John Velazquez13 / Niigon Express / Paul Attard / Chiefswood Stable / Gerry Olguin14 / Lexie Lou / Mark Casse / Gary Barber / Patrick Husbands15 / Amis Holiday / Josie Carroll / Ivan Dalos /Luis Contreras Air Max Plus Outlet . Redden played a total of 1,023 regular-season games with Ottawa, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Boston. He finished with 457 points (109 goals, 348 assists) and a plus-160 rating over his career. Saucony Outlet . Canada Day is here and with it comes Free Agent Frenzy as the NHLs 30 teams storm out of the gate for signing season. http://www.scontatescarpenikeoutlet.it/i...ferte.html . Dragic was a game-time decision because of a sore right ankle that had kept him out of Wednesdays loss at Utah, but played all but the last 10 seconds of the second half in the first 40-point game for a Phoenix player since Amare Stoudemires 44 on March 19, 2010.NEW YORK -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $44.2 million in 2012, according to tax returns the league has submitted. Goodell earned $35.1 million in salary, bonus and pension compensation. Based on IRS reporting guidelines, his total 2012 compensation includes a $5 million incentive payment and a $4.1 million pension payment from the 2011 lockout year that was paid in 2012. The leagues revenues have approached $10 billion and its TV ratings dominate all other programming. "Commissioner Goodells compensation reflects the value of his leadership and the success of the NFL at the highest levels," said Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, a member of the leagues compensation committee. "His significant accomplishments continue to strengthen our game, our business and our leading position in the sports industry." League general counsel Jeff Pash was second on the list of executives pay with $7.86 million, and he had $1.23 millioon in deferred compensation. Air Force 1 False. Executive vice-president Eric Grubman was at $4.243 million, with another $527,000 deferred. "The NFL owners determined that the NFL under Goodell is the best-run sports league and has a great future," said Marc Ganis, president of SportsCorp, a Chicago-based consulting firm, and close observer of the NFL. "They felt Rogers performance warranted his compensation to at least be comparable to the highest paid commissioner, which has historically been Bud Selig." Selig is believed to earn a salary in excess of $20 million. "The people who decided his performance warranted this compensation are the same people who are paying it, the 32 team owners," Ganis added. "They decided that Goodells performance was worth a little more than $1 million for each of the teams -- a very rational decision based on the extraordinary results Goodell has delivered for them." ' ' '
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