Woodbine Names May Stars Of The Month

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Woodbine Entertainment has announced its “Woodbine Stars of the Month” for June.

The Woodbine Stars of the Month recognizes top performers in three categories (Horse, Trainer, Jockey/Driver) for live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack. The “Stars” are selected by the Woodbine Communications team and consideration for selection is based off statistics, significant wins, notable career accomplishment and milestones.

The Standardbred winners are:

Horse: Pebble Beach

A dominant victory in the 39th Pepsi North America Cup earned Pebble Beach the honours for the month of June. The Noel Daley trainee went a perfect three-for-three at Woodbine Mohawk Park in June, winning a division of the Somebeachsomewhere and the elimination and final of the Pepsi North America Cup.

Trainer: Shawn Steacy

Shawn Steacy’s barn was red-hot in June, posting 12 wins and 23 top-three finishes from 46 starts. Top performers included sophomore pacing filly In The Mood, who captured a $199,900 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold on June 4, and three-year-old trotting filly Warrawee Xenia, who went a perfect three-for-three.

Driver: Doug McNair

Doug McNair made 22 trips to the winner’s circle during the month of June. McNair led all Woodbine regular drivers in June by finishing in the top-three in 53 per cent of his drives (68/129).

The Thoroughbred winners are The Minkster, Mike Doyle and Rafael Hernandez.

(With files from Woodbine)