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Dickinson is Back!

September 26, 2020

Thoroughbred racing features great horses and colorful personalities. Yorkshire-born thoroughbred trainer, Michael Dickinson, is one of them. When racing horses in England, Dickinson trained a record 12 winners on Boxing Day in 1982

Rigorously ethical, Dickinson once hired private detectives to monitor the barns of a successful New York trainer he suspected of drugging.

In 2007 he left the training of horses to build and manage a training facility using synthetic turf. Dickinson believes that racing on dirt is out of step with less dangerous racing on synthetic turf.

I lost track of Dickinson, but noticed that in 2019 he was again racing thoroughbreds—and losing races. But this year, Dickinson won a Graded Stakes race for $175,000 at Woodbine Racecourse in Canada. Dickinson’s entry, Theodora B, paid $24.10 for a $2.00 Win wager!

Nobody expected a Dickinson trained entry would win.

Bill Mott and Clemente Christophe are the top trainers of horses bred to run the distance (1 mile to 1 ½ mile) on Turf or dirt.  Now add Dickinson to that list of the Top Three.

WOODBINE – August 15, 2020 – Race 3 – STAKES Dance Smartly S. Grade 2 – Thoroughbred FOR FILLIES AND MARES, THREE-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD.

Weather: Cloudy – Track: Firm Off at: 2:04 Start: Good for Theodora B. Jockey: Stein, Justin

Total WPS Pool: $275,137 Win Theodora B. $24.10

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