Woodbine Mile victory earns Modern Games spot in NTRA thoroughbred poll

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TORONTO — An impressive victory in the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile has earned Modern Games a spot in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's top three-year-old thoroughbred poll.

On Saturday, the Irish-bred 3/5 favourite, ridden by William Buick, became the first three year-old to win Woodbine Mile turf event at Woodbine Racetrack, finishing first by 5 1/4 lengths.

With the victory, Modern Games secured the No. 10 spot in the NTRA poll with 47 points.

The poll represents horses competing for horse of the year honours in the U.S. and runs through to Nov. 8 following the Breeders’ Cup.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 20, 2022.

The Canadian Press