Jockey Contreras scores big Breeders’ Stakes win



TORONTO (AP) — Luis Contreras rode Pender Harbour to a nose victory in the $500,000 Breeders’ Stakes turf race Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Contreras became the first jockey to win all three Canadian Triple Crown events with two horses.

Pender Harbour, the 2-1 favorite, held off Celtic Conviction to win the 112-mile race on soft turf in 2:36.1.

Contreras also captured the Queen’s Plate aboard Inglorious before adding the Prince of Wales Stakes and Breeders’ Stakes events with Pender Harbour.

Celtic Conviction finished second but was relegated to third for interfering with third-place finisher Crown’s Path. Crown’s Path was bumped up to second.

The field was reduced to 13 horses with the scratch of Queen’splatekitten, the 3-1 early favorite.