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Outadore Wins Woodstock
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Outadore Wins Woodstock

TORONTO, ON – Jockey Justin Stein doubled up in this weekend’s stakes action at Woodbine when the Wesley Ward-trained Outadore rallied to victory in the $125,000 Woodstock for 3-year-olds on Sunday afternoon. 

“I’m just fortunate to be on the right horse on the right day,” said Stein, who also won the first stakes of the meet on Saturday, with Star Shoot winner Can’t Buy Love for conditioner Michael Trombetta. 

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In the Woodstock, Stein had Outadore positioned mid-pack before sending the Outwork colt three-wide into contention on the turn and kicking clear down the lane to win in 1:09.77 over 6 furlongs on the Tapeta.  

Outadore paid $5.90 to win as the slight second choice to Jaxon Traveler, who appeared on the lead briefly at the start and finished 1 1/4 lengths behind the winner in second.

Ward also picked up third money with Chasing Artie closing from the back under Kazushi Kimura. They were followed by Sky’s Not Falling, Master Spy, Derzkii, and pacesetter Saturday George (:23.21, :45.82). 

“He broke sharp, he broke hard, but we were out-run, out-footed early,” said Stein. “He settled into stride in behind and when I called on him, he really kicked. He dug in, he’s a runner. He’s a nice horse.” 

Following up a victory in the Animal Kingdom Stakes in late March at Turfway Park, Outadore is now 2 for 2 to start his sophomore season. Owned by Breeze Easy LLC, the Kentucky-bred gave way to finish third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) last year and now has 4 wins from 6 career starts and more than a half-million dollars in purse earnings. 

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