Bear's Pride First Winner for Kentucky Bear
by Melaina Phipps
Date Posted: 8/25/2013 2:48:15 PM
Last Updated: 8/26/2013 9:37:29 AM

Bear's Pride became the first winner for stallion Kentucky Bear Aug. 24, winning a maiden special weight test in her second start, race five at Woodbine (VIDEO).
 
The 2-year-old filly was ridden by Emma-Jayne Willson for the seven-furlong test over Woodbine's all-weather track. Traveling mid-pack in the field of 12 juvenile fillies,  she went all out in a stretch drive and caught Olympic Talent by a neck at the wire. Final time was 1:25.30.
 
Bear's Pride is trained by Reade Baker and races as a homebred for Bear Stables. The chestnut filly is out of the Maria's Mon mare Molly's Pride.
 
Alexander Valley Breeders bred Kentucky Bear in Kentucky. The grade I-winning sire, lightly raced as a 3-year-old, was victorious in the 2008 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.
 
An 8-year-old son of son of Mr. Greeley, Ketnucky Bear is out of  Tate, a daughter of  Afleet.
 
Kentucky Bear stands in Canada at Curraghmore Farm near Waterdown, Ont. His fee for the 2013 breeding season was CAN $2,500.
 
 


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