Testimonial, whose stakes-placed dam is a full or half-sister to six stakes winners, will stand in 2006 at Changing Strides Farm near Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.Thirteen-year-old Testimonial won 10 races on both dirt and turf and earned $206,385. He is by With Approval, and his dam, Matriarch (by Wavering Monarch), is a full sister to Canadian champion Wavering Girl and a half-sister to grade II winners Parade Ground, Parade Leader, Speed Dialer, and Tricky Creek.Formerly at Pegasus Farms in New York state, Testimonial will stand for $2,500 (Canadian funds). His first foals are 2-year-olds.
Five-year-old Monashee bade farewell to Hastings Park Oct. 13 with a smooth victory in the $132,597 Ballerina Breeders&amp;amp;#226;&amp;amp;#8364;&amp;amp;#8482; Cup Handicap (Can-III) to rack up her 11th consecutive stakes win.
Dixieland Brass, a Kentucky-bred son of Dixieland Band, was euthanized earlier this year at R.J. and Lois Bennett's Flying Horse Farm near Westbank, British Columbia, Canada, because of a liver malfunction.