09/09/2012 2:49PM

Woodbine: Uncaptured pulls away in Swynford Stakes

Michael Burns
Uncaptured draws away to win the Swynford Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths at Woodbine.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Uncaptured extended his unbeaten record to four races Sunday at Woodbine with a comfortable score in the $168,900 Swynford Stakes for 2-year-olds.

Uncaptured tracked the dueling leaders Five Iron and Dan the Tin Man in seven-furlong sprint and then went by them nearing the eighth pole before drawing clear to win by 3 1/4 lengths in 1:22.49.

Patrick Husbands rode Uncaptured, who banked $113,400 for owner John Oxley and trainer Mark Casse. Uncaptured paid $2.40 for the victory.

“He was going seven-eighths for the first time, and he left [the gate] aggressive,” Husbands said. “By the time he came out of the chute, he relaxed. He’s just a class horse.”

Five Iron prevailed in the front-end battle, and Dan the Tin Man checked in third, ahead of Platitude. The scratch of Brilliant Comet led to only win and exacta wagering on the four-horse race.

Thorobred Racing More than 1 year ago
Is it possible that the stewards at Woodbine racetrack are mentally challenged? Highly unlikely…but one thing is certain they are playing a dangerous game with the betting public and the provincial and federal authorities ought to be looking into it. A few weeks back they disqualified the wrong horse in a stake race. This Sunday in the seventh race, they disqualified the number 11 horse instead of the number 9 horse that did come out in the final sixteenth and bothered the number 10 horse twice. The number 11 was on the outside and held his ground but naturally when the 10 horse had to move out because of the bumping his jock found himself behind the 11 horse that was still a length clear. Not only was the inquiry posted late but Ms. Ranford the jock on the 11 horse was made the scapegoat and the trainer found his horse disqualified and placed fourth, while the 9 horse was elevated to second as if his course of action never happened.. Could it be that the Superfecta betting had something to do with it?. Such reckless disregard for the betting public has been a big disadvantage in the betting totals at Woodbine this year and if these fraudulent actions continue then Woodbine Entertainment should expect further deterioration to their wagering amounts.
Jack More than 1 year ago
watch the head on replay,the 11 crossed over
Thorobred Racing More than 1 year ago
Jack everybody watched the head on video. You either work for that corrupt track called woodbine or have no idea what horse racing is all about. The stewards were wrong and this kind of BS has been going on all year. Unfortunately its the betting public that is paying the price. The 11 horse was clear when the 9 horse started bumping the 10 horse and its was obvious that the aim was to have the 9 horse finish second by intimidating the 10 horse. Thye 11 horse never touched anybody and the only reason the 10 horse was impeded was becasue the 9 horse bumped him out behind the 11 horse. Either get your facts right or stop defending incompetence or corruption.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. Just watch the reply,the 11 crosses over right into the 10 horses path.Why do you even care ? If the game is corrupt shouldnt you be playing the slots ? I think slots would be right up your alley.
Pat More than 1 year ago
Your right...how about the fines they give the jockeys for whipping a course more then a few times in the last furlong.
Justin Time More than 1 year ago
What a pathetic and disgraceful enterprise, Woodbine Entertainment has become. Yesterday’s decision by the stewards in the seventh race is another indication of the corruption and collusion that exists within the walls of racing at Woodbine. One has to imagine that Scott Fairlie must be disliked or that Michelle Ranford is considered a simpleton to be held responsible for interference when their horse did nothing wrong at winning the seventh race. Being the last stage of the first pick 4 and the start of the next, one must speculate with reserved judgment why such decisions are taken if for no other reason than to provide big pay-offs to betting rings that over the past year are clearly in charge. Perhaps Mr. Fairlie is not included in that nucleus of trainers that is constantly becoming within focus of bettors who daily witness racing shenanigans or Ms. Rainford is not privileged enough to ride for these esteemed trainers that are dragging Woodbine racing into oblivion. Be that as it may one must declare that there are better ways and more consistent racing elsewhere and therefore one must look further south before making bets on horse racing in Toronto. Could it be that the provincial government is aware of something within the racing industry that the ordinary bettors are at its mercy and so quite rightly they decided to withdraw their support to greed and corruption?
Jack More than 1 year ago
Head on shot shows obvious interference as the horse crossed right over into the other horses lane causing him to check.Only question is wether it would have made any difference in the result if there was no intereference. btw your conspiracy theories are BS.
Pat More than 1 year ago
Evruthign is BS...life of a gambler is rough.
lamslydevil More than 1 year ago
nice nice horse to bad lion heart is now in turkey
Alyssa F. More than 1 year ago
Awesome win! A cool trivia fact; Uncaptured is a half brother to Know More, through their sire Lion Heart. Although I do really like Uncaptured, I would like to see him in a graded stake, aganist different competition (Know More maybe?).
jimi More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the beautiful art and science that is the study of thoroughbred bloodlines Alyssa. Since there can be upwards of 100 siblings from the same sire each year, the common practice is to refer only to those horses with the same mother as half siblings. Enjoy your journey exploring the families of horses and be on the lookout for the BSB #s ;-)