Mr Havercamp is Out of Contention for the Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Mr Havercamp, Canada’s 2018 Champion Older Male and Champion Turf Male, has been ruled out of contesting his second straight Ricoh Woodbine Mile.

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Mr Havercamp and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva winning the 2018 Autumn Stakes (Grade 2) at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

By: Woodbine |

Two-time Sovereign Award winner and multiple stakes champion Mr Havercamp is out of the Grade 1 $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile.

Mr Havercamp, Canada’s 2018 Champion Older Male and Champion Turf Male, has been ruled out of contesting his second straight Mile.

“We weren’t 100 per cent with his breeze, and we’ve decided to wait,” said trainer Catherine Day Phillips.

The Ontario-bred, owned by Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry (Sean Fitzhenry also bred the dark bay), is an eight-time winner from 14 starts, including six stakes triumphs.

Finishing second to Oscar Performance in last year’s Mile, Mr Havercamp boasts three graded triumphs (last year’s Grade 2 Play the King and Grade 2 Autumn, and this year’s Grade 3 Forbidden Apple) for his connections.

Sent on his way at 13-1 in the Forbidden Apple, Mr Havercamp took control at the stretch call of the one-mile event contested over Saratoga’s inner turf course and held on for a half-length victory.

In his latest start, on August 11, the five-year-old Court Vision-Tennessee Lamb gelding finished fourth in the Grade 3 Seagram Cup Stakes.

Mr Havercamp launched his career in 2017, winning his first two races, and four of his first five engagements, including a pair of added-money events, the Vice Regent and Bunty Lawless.

AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE $1 MILLION RICOH WOODBINE MILE (10)
Horse – Trainer – Owner – Jockey
Admiralty Pier – Barbara J. Minshall – Hoolie Racing Stable LLC and Bruce Lunsford – Patrick Husbands
American Guru – Michael J. Doyle – Stronach Stables – Rafael Hernandez
Awesometank (GB) – William J. Haggas – Lee Yuk Lun – TBA
El Tormenta – Gail Cox – Sam-Son Farm – Eurico Rosa Da Silva
Emmaus (IRE) – Conor Murphy – M and J Thoroughbreds LLC and Riverside Bloodstock LLC – Jamie Spencer
Got Stormy – Mark E. Casse – Gary Barber and Southern Equine Stable LLC – Tyler Gaffalione
Lucullan – Kiaran P. McLaughlin – Godolphin LLC – Luis Saez
Raging Bull (FR) – Chad C. Brown – Peter M. Brant – Joel Rosario
Silent Poet – Nicholas Gonzalez – Stronach Stables – Gary Boulanger
Synchrony – Michael Stidham – Pin Oak Stable – Flavien Prat

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