Woodbine track update for June 7

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June 7th, 2021

After an extremely long wait, it's finally here. The 2021 Woodbine meet begins Saturday, June 12!

Let's meet the top connections and find some price angles!


After a couple years of coming close, Rafael Hernandez was the leading rider at Woodbine last season, with 129 wins in 636 starts (20.3%). Justin Stein made Hernandez work for it. Stein had 127 wins in 664 starts (19.1%). For bettors, Stein was more exciting, as he returned a +2% flat-bet ROI, compared to Hernandez's -16% ROI.

Stein was particularly lucrative on grass. Not only was he the leading turf rider (52 wins, 227 starts, 22.9%), but he had a +25% ROI on the lawn. Emma-Jayne Wilson also had an excellent 2020 at Woodbine, both for herself and bettors — 32 turf wins, fourth in the colony, with a healthy +35% ROI.

Steven Bahen was the only rider with 10 or more wins who had a positive ROI on Woodbine's Tapeta main track, at +4%. He had 21 wins from 168 starts (12.5%), with a +20% ROI in all-weather sprints. In Tapeta routes, Stein excelled. He had 22 wins in 123 starts (17.9%), with a +15% ROI.


Mark Casse was the runaway leading trainer at Woodbine last year, with 93 wins from 480 starts (19.4%), compared to Norman McKnight's 44 from 214 starters (20.6%) and Robert Tiller's 43 in 209 starts (20.6%). From a betting perspective, Tiller had a positive flat-bet ROI last meet, at +7%.

Though Casse had the most turf wins, with 35, it was the trainers tied for second in wins who really brought it home for bettors. Kevin Attard (14-for-92, 15%) had a +10% ROI on his turf runners, and Sid Attard (14-for-62, 23%) brought a +24% turf ROI.

On Tapeta Casse led in wins, with 58, and had a close to even flat-bet ROI, just -1%. Second-place Robert Tiller (33 wins, 150 starters, 22%) offered a positive return, +9% across his all-weather horses. 

Watch when Michael Trombetta ships horses for the Woodbine Tapeta. He had nine wins from 20 starts (45%) last year, for a +137% ROI. He wins and he pays.

At a Glance

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