Page 5 - May 2019 Thoroughbred Highlight
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Civaci moves his Tack
to Woodbine
Jockey Sahin (Shaun) Civaci rode his  rst two races at Woodbine on May 4 & 5 after arriving at the track two months ago.
Born in Vancouver he and his parents moved to Turkey when he was 10 years old. At age 14 an uncle encouraged him to ful ll his dream of becoming a jockey directing Shaun
to the apprentice jockey
school sponsored by the
Turkish Jockey Club.
Upon graduation Shaun rode his apprenticeship at the lucrative racecourses in Turkey and in July 2014, with a desire
to travel, moved his
tack back to Canada, obtaining a jockey license at Hastings Racecourse.
His goal was to ride the
summer in Canada and
return to Turkey to ride for the winters.
He rode 76 horses that year and tripled that amount the following year. In 2017 Shaun left Hastings at the end of the meet but this time ventured to Turfway Park in Kentucky to ride out the last month of their Fall meet. He stayed on at Turfway for the beginning of 2018 before returning to Hastings and then back to  nish up again in Kentucky. He enjoyed his best year in North America thus far in 2018 riding 367 horses to 48 wins, 56 seconds and 56 thirds at both tracks with earnings of more than $610,000.
Agent Ron Burke is handling the personable jockey’s book this season at Woodbine.
Jason Calls the Races
The personable Jason Portuondo took over the race calling duties on Sunday, April 28 at Woodbine  lling in for Announcer Robert Geller who returned
to Sunland Park in New Mexico for a  nal weekend. Robert spends the Woodbine off-season calling races at Sunland Park.
Despite never having called a Thoroughbred race before (he had called a few Standardbred races earlier this year) Jason did a fantastic job adding some wit and humour to his calls, such as his call of the Wando Stakes when jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva won his sixth consecutive race of the day aboard the Mark Casse trained Skywire owned by Gary Barber and Lou Tucci. Watch the Wando Stakes here
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Trainer Arturo Arboleda
was honored with a special
cake for his 95th birthday at
Emerald Downs on Saturday
April 27. He began his training
career at age 67 at the now
defunct Longacres in 1991.
His  rst career win was at
Emerald Downs in 1997 with
a homebred gelding Jove’s
Festival. Listed as the top
horse he has trained is
homebred, Regazze Cat, who
has made one start this season and is a winner of 7 of his 49 starts with 4 seconds and 8 thirds between 2014 and today.
Arturo today has 56 career wins and is the oldest active trainer in North America.
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