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WOODBINE SEASON STARTS TODAY

The 1995 Ontario Jockey Club thoroughbred season at Woodbine starts at 1 p.m. today with a 10-race card.

The Woodbine programs also will be simulcast to the Fort Erie Race Track, which also carries the full card from Hialeah.

The nine-month Woodbine season will generally be open Wednesdays through Sundays. First post is 1 p.m., except for Wednesdays, when the races start at 6 p.m. Fort Erie opens for live racing on April 29.

Woodbine's season features 91 stakes races, topped by the $400,000 Queen's Plate on July 9, the Molson Export Million on Sept. 17 and $1 million Rothmans Ltd. International on Oct. 15. The first stakes is the $75,000-added Friar Rock for 3-year-olds on April 2.

Today's Woodbine and Fort Erie simulcasts also will include the $250,000 Gotham Stakes from Aqueduct. Kinghaven Farms' Talkin Man, Canada's 1994 2-year-old champion and a candidate for the Queen's Plate and Kentucky Derby, will make his 3-year-old debut in the Gotham for trainer Roger Attfield.

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