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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | February 27, 1993
Woods of Windsor, perhaps the best Maryland-bred who could compete in this spring's Triple Crown races, faces his sternest career test today when he runs in the first division of the $150,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.But he is just one of three Ben Perkins Jr.-trained colts scheduled to be active this afternoon in stakes competition.Storm Tower, undefeated in three starts, makes his stakes debut in the second division of the Fountain of Youth, and closer to home, Bowie-based Fifty Cent Dollars, runs in the Hessian Stakes at Philadelphia Park.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | November 19, 1994
On a drizzly afternoon yesterday, Mrs. Adelaide Riggs' Woods of Windsor, once considered one of the golden Maryland-bred colts of the 1990 foal crop and the local favorite to win the 1993 Preakness, closed out his career.He finished second to Vet Jet in the $19,000 feature at Laurel Park, and now the 4-year-old son of Woodman is headed to stud in Ireland.Although "Woody" showed genuine flashes of talent by winning the 1992 Maryland Juvenile Championship by seven lengths as the 4-5 favorite and the Grade III Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico the following spring, he failed to fire in the 1993 Preakness, finishing sixth, 9 1/2 lengths behind the ill-fated champion, Prairie Bayou.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | December 6, 1992
On a cold, blustery day when winds at the head of the stretch registered 30 mph, Woods of Windsor heated up the odds board at Laurel Race Course.The first flash of the Tote showed him opening up at 1-5 odds in the Maryland Juvenile Championship, almost unheard of for a maiden.Eventually, the horse, who had previously finished second in two sprints, but was expected to improve as the distance increased, went off the 4-5 favorite in the 10-horse field.He won by seven lengths.There were a few tense moments during the running of the race.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | April 24, 1994
TC The horses aren't the only ones slugging it out for a spot on the road to the Kentucky Derby.A battle also rages among the nation's racetracks for which can attract the best horses and card the premier Kentucky Derby prep race.The reputation of the Federico Tesio Stakes run yesterday at Pimlico Race Course, for example, is on the line.Track officials received notice that its Grade III status runs the risk of being revoked when the graded-stakes committee meets in November. The panel reviews the records of horses that have competed in the race during the past five years and how they have fared in subsequent graded-stakes races.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | December 5, 1992
She loved tennis.And is still considered a wicked bridge player.But the most fun Adelaide Riggs gets out of life is from her horses.The 84-year-old sportswoman has accumulated quite a group of thoroughbreds in the past few years. Today one of her homebred colts, Woods of Windsor -- named after the European fragrance that her sister, who lives in Paris, lavishes on her -- could start as the favorite in the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Race Course.Another one of her precocious 2-year-olds, Wild Zone, who is now resting on the farm, won or placed in four stakes this year and is regarded as one of the quickest members of the juvenile crop of 1992.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | September 12, 1993
On the same day that Woods of Windsor won the Maryland Juvenile Championship last December and stirred up some excitement about his Triple Crown prospects, one of his stablemates, Jest Punching, was beaten in a $14,500 claimer.Times have changed.At Pimlico Race Course yesterday Jest Punching turned the tables on his illustrious former stablemate and Pimlico notebookbeat him by 6 1/2 lengths in the $53,975 Maryland City Stakes.The 3-year-old gelding, ridden by Mike Luzzi, wore down front-runner Evil Bear in the stretch, but bore in once he got the lead near the sixteenth pole.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 8, 1993
Of all the horses expected to run next Saturday in Maryland's biggest race, it is Woods of Windsor that has the look of a Preakness winner.No other horse in the prospective field has the outstanding physical attributes of the Maryland-bred colt nicknamed Woody.Not only does he have near-flawless conformation and the musculature of a finely tuned athlete, but there is a charismatic spark to his personality that stamps him as special.Within a week of his birth, late on a cold February night in 1990, Dr. Mike Cavey, the veterinarian who delivered the foal for owner Adelaide Riggs, had a feeling that the Woodman colt out of the mare, Cyane's Slippers, might be exceptional.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | May 16, 1993
The chart on the 118tH Preakness Stakes will show that Woods of Windsor finished sixth. But you couldn't tell that listening to Mike Cavey yesterday evening at Pimlico."
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April 22, 1993
A field of seven 3-year-olds, headed by Mrs. Adelaide Riggs' Woods of Windsor, was entered last night at the Maryland Horse Breeders Federico Tesio Awards Dinner at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the 13th running of the Federico Tesio Stakes Saturday at Pimlico.The 9-furlong race carries a purse of $100,000 and serves as a prep for any Maryland-based hopefuls that could run in the May 15 Preakness Stakes.No jockeys were named at the draw last night, but Rick Wilson, who rides Storm Tower in the Kentucky Derby next Saturday, is slated to ride Woods of Windsor.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | April 25, 1993
If Woods of Windsor ever gets serious about racing, look out world -- and the Preakness.The Bowie stablemate of Storm Tower "fooled around" yesterday at Pimlico Race Course and still ran off to a 2 3/4 -length victory over Dynamic Brush in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes prep for Maryland-based Preakness hopefuls. Raglan Road, with Mike Luzzi aboard, finished third.Woods of Windsor, a 3-year-old dark bay colt, is now headed for the Preakness, where he could face his more famous stablemate in an intriguing matchup.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | September 12, 1993
On the same day that Woods of Windsor won the Maryland Juvenile Championship last December and stirred up some excitement about his Triple Crown prospects, one of his stablemates, Jest Punching, was beaten in a $14,500 claimer.Times have changed.At Pimlico Race Course yesterday Jest Punching turned the tables on his illustrious former stablemate and Pimlico notebookbeat him by 6 1/2 lengths in the $53,975 Maryland City Stakes.The 3-year-old gelding, ridden by Mike Luzzi, wore down front-runner Evil Bear in the stretch, but bore in once he got the lead near the sixteenth pole.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | May 16, 1993
The chart on the 118tH Preakness Stakes will show that Woods of Windsor finished sixth. But you couldn't tell that listening to Mike Cavey yesterday evening at Pimlico."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | May 16, 1993
An hour before the Preakness, there is a nervous quiet on the backstretch at Pimlico.Birds chirp in the trees near the Stakes Barn, an airplane with a marriage proposal circles overhead, and a Fuji Film blimp floats silently in the blue sky.In the stalls, the only sounds are birdlike chirps as a handler whistles to Prairie Bayou in Stall 30, trying to calm the 2-1 favorite.At the far end of the barn, D. Wayne Lukas, the trainer of Union City, sits in a director's chair talking to a group of three that grows to five.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 8, 1993
Of all the horses expected to run next Saturday in Maryland's biggest race, it is Woods of Windsor that has the look of a Preakness winner.No other horse in the prospective field has the outstanding physical attributes of the Maryland-bred colt nicknamed Woody.Not only does he have near-flawless conformation and the musculature of a finely tuned athlete, but there is a charismatic spark to his personality that stamps him as special.Within a week of his birth, late on a cold February night in 1990, Dr. Mike Cavey, the veterinarian who delivered the foal for owner Adelaide Riggs, had a feeling that the Woodman colt out of the mare, Cyane's Slippers, might be exceptional.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 6, 1993
The prospective Preakness field gained another front-running candidate yesterday when New York trainer Bruce Levine said he intends to start Koluctoo Jimmy Al.The quick New York-bred, 6 1/2 -length winner of the Cahill Road Stakes at Aqueduct in wire-to-wire fashion on April 17, joins Personal Hope and Cherokee Run as possible Preakness pacesetters.These three horses plus Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero -- as well as Prairie Bayou, Wild Gale, Union City, El Bakan and Woods of Windsor -- are considered likely starters.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | April 25, 1993
If Woods of Windsor ever gets serious about racing, look out world -- and the Preakness.The Bowie stablemate of Storm Tower "fooled around" yesterday at Pimlico Race Course and still ran off to a 2 3/4 -length victory over Dynamic Brush in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes prep for Maryland-based Preakness hopefuls. Raglan Road, with Mike Luzzi aboard, finished third.Woods of Windsor, a 3-year-old dark bay colt, is now headed for the Preakness, where he could face his more famous stablemate in an intriguing matchup.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | March 3, 1993
Woods of Windsor is coming home.The Maryland-bred colt bled when he finished a disappointing seventh in the first division of the Fountain of Youth Stakes last Saturday and will skip the Kentucky Derby.Instead, plans now call for the colt to run in a series of 3-year-old stakes at the coming Pimlico meet with the idea of possibly earning a starting berth in the May 15 Preakness."I had a ton of horse until the half-mile pole," jockey Rick Wilson said about his ride on the Adelaide Riggs-owned colt in Saturday's Florida race.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | November 19, 1994
On a drizzly afternoon yesterday, Mrs. Adelaide Riggs' Woods of Windsor, once considered one of the golden Maryland-bred colts of the 1990 foal crop and the local favorite to win the 1993 Preakness, closed out his career.He finished second to Vet Jet in the $19,000 feature at Laurel Park, and now the 4-year-old son of Woodman is headed to stud in Ireland.Although "Woody" showed genuine flashes of talent by winning the 1992 Maryland Juvenile Championship by seven lengths as the 4-5 favorite and the Grade III Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico the following spring, he failed to fire in the 1993 Preakness, finishing sixth, 9 1/2 lengths behind the ill-fated champion, Prairie Bayou.
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April 22, 1993
A field of seven 3-year-olds, headed by Mrs. Adelaide Riggs' Woods of Windsor, was entered last night at the Maryland Horse Breeders Federico Tesio Awards Dinner at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the 13th running of the Federico Tesio Stakes Saturday at Pimlico.The 9-furlong race carries a purse of $100,000 and serves as a prep for any Maryland-based hopefuls that could run in the May 15 Preakness Stakes.No jockeys were named at the draw last night, but Rick Wilson, who rides Storm Tower in the Kentucky Derby next Saturday, is slated to ride Woods of Windsor.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | March 3, 1993
Woods of Windsor is coming home.The Maryland-bred colt bled when he finished a disappointing seventh in the first division of the Fountain of Youth Stakes last Saturday and will skip the Kentucky Derby.Instead, plans now call for the colt to run in a series of 3-year-old stakes at the coming Pimlico meet with the idea of possibly earning a starting berth in the May 15 Preakness."I had a ton of horse until the half-mile pole," jockey Rick Wilson said about his ride on the Adelaide Riggs-owned colt in Saturday's Florida race.
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