Johnny Bear Wins Northern Dancer Turf Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario was the scene of the $400,000 G1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes on Saturday, September 16 - a 1 1/2-mile turf test for horses three years old and upward. John Burness's 9-1 shot Johnny Bear finally scored his first graded stakes win in his 33rd career start, stretching out at the wire and getting by the game 3-5 favorite Hawkbill who led most of the way but settled for second. 4-1 second choice Messi finished well to claim third in the field of eight while Seeking Albert was fourth and English Illusion, 5-1 third choice Noble Thought, Pumpkin Rumble and Camp Creek completed the order of finish.
2017 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Race Results & Payoffs
- $2 Exacta (7-8) Paid: $64.10
- $1 Trifecta (7-8-4) Paid: $87.30
- $1 Superfecta (7-8-4-6) Paid: $861.45
- $2 Daily Double (2/7) Paid: $114.90
- $1 Pick 3 (1/2,5,8/7) Paid: $88.10