Coming off a solid second-place finish in the King Edward Breeders' Cup Stakes on June 15 at Woodbine, Strut The Stage made his second start of the season a an impressive one, winning the $330,900 Chinese Cultural Center Stakes (Can-II).
Rider Todd Kabel said the dark bay wasn't at his best, but Soaring Free was still good enough, taking Saturday's $107,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes at Woodbine. The best, however, could still be yet to come.
Sam-Son Farm's Soaring Free flew to a stakes record-equalling performance in the $286,500 Nearctic Stakes Handicap (Can-IIT) Sunday at Woodbine, a sizzling 1:07.73 for the six-furlong turf event.
Quiet Resolve, Canada's Horse of the Year for 2000, has been retired after suffering a leg injury during preparations for the $100,000 Labeeb Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday.
Canadian champion and millionaire Dancethruthedawn, a Sam-Son homebred, has been retired because of a non-displaced hairline fracture of her right ankle.
Trainer Malcolm Pierce will saddle Classified Secret in Woodbine's $250,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes for 2-year-olds over 1 1/16 miles on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course at Woodbine Saturday.
Full of Wonder and jockey Todd Kabel, ran down race favorite Perfect Soul in the final strides to win Saturday's $324,400 Niagara Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. I-C) at Woodbine.
It's a wide-open 10-horse field that will battle it out at Woodbine Saturday in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes, the third jewel of Canada's Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
Frank Stronach and Sam-Son Farm's Chief Bearhart, winner of the $2-million Breeders' Cup Turf in 1997, head a list of six candidates for nomination into Canada's Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Keeneland achieved several wagering records during its 16-day spring meet that ended April 26.
Dancethruthedawn cruised to an easy five and a half-length victory over four rivals in the $100,000-added Doubledogdare Stakes at Keeneland April 18.
Loudrangle, one of Sam-Son Farm's foundation mares and 1986 Canadian broodmare of the year, died Dec. 12.
Swiftly Classic, a 4-year-old mare who is pregnant to Old Trieste, brought $145,000 to top Monday's session of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale.
Queen's Plate winner Dance Smartly produces second straight Plate winner for Sam-Son Farm
Sam-San Farm's Scatter the Gold was installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite to win the Breeders' Stakes Saturday at Woodbine. A win over the six other 3-year-olds entered in the 1 1/2-mile turf race would earn son of Mr. Prospector a sweep of the Canadian Triple Crown, duplicating the feat of his mother, 1991 Canadian Triple Crown winner Dance Smartly.
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