Multiple graded stakes winner TYSON (Tapit), who finished fifth at 3-to-5 in the Autumn Stakes (G2) last weekend at Woodbine, emerged from the race with a minor injury according to owner John Sikura.

“He banged his sesamoid hard but fortunately there is no fracture,” said Sikura. “He threw his head up in the air [in the race] when that happened and then was done.”

Tyson had been entered in the upcoming Keeneland Horses of Racing Age Sale but has been scratched and the grey colt will race at Woodbine in 2024.

Trained by Josie Carroll, Tyson came off a 14-month layoff on May 6 of this year and won an optional claiming race with a 92 Beyer Speed Figure. He finished third in the Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes to stablemate Treason and then had back-to-back victories in the Dominion Day Stakes (G3) and Seagram Cup (G2).

Co-owned and bred by Sikura and Stretch Run Ventures, Tyson then had a good effort in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Saratoga, finishing third by 2 1/4 lengths and earnings a 100 Beyer Speed Figure.

In the Woodward Stakes at Aqueduct on October 1, Tyson raced wide and did not handle a track that had been soaked with heavy rain the previous day and finished sixth.

Tyson, with three wins in seven starts this year and $319,967, is the leading candidate for Champion Older Horse/Main Track for this season.



Woodbine Entertainment has announced a mandatory payout for the Thoroughbred Jackpot Hi-5 this Saturday (November 11th) at Woodbine Racetrack.

The carryover for the Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout sits at 409,656.58.

The wager is on the last race, race 11, a maiden optional claiming race for two-year-olds at 6 1/2 furlongs and there is a full field of 12 entered.

The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the top-five finishers in order. A horseplayer can only win the entire jackpot if they hold the only winning ticket for that evening’s wager. If there are multiple winning tickets, half the pool is paid out, while the other half is added to the carryover.

The entire carryover will be paid out, plus new money wagered, during Saturday’s mandatory payout. The Jackpot Hi-5 has a $0.20 minimum and a 15 per cent takeout.

Woodbine’s most recent Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout (August 20th) attracted new money of $1,275,357 for a total pool of $1,612,850. The 20-cent return was $1,097.77.