Wake At Noon, the 2002 Canadian Horse of the Year, was euthanized June 29 after breaking down on the Woodbine training track.
Wando, Canada's 2003 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown, sired his first winner when his son D's Wando won Aug. 16 at Woodbine.
Canadian champion Mobil was represented by his first winner when his son Mobthewarrior scored by 6 1/4 lengths June 11 at Woodbine in his initial start.
Canada's Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced May 19 that the Gustav Schickedanz, one of North America's leading Thoroughbred breeders the past 10 years, Canadian Thoroughbred Triple Crown winner Peteski and three champion runners, fillies Alywow, La Voyageuse and Maryfield are among this year's inductees.
Vibank, a 2005 Sovereign Award finalist, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Michael Byrne's Park Stud near Orangeville, Ontario, Canada.
Gustav Schickedanz' Canadian champion Mobil has been retired from racing and will stand at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Wando, Canada's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt following his sweep of the 2003 Triple Crown, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
A new era trainer Mike Keogh dawned on the Simcoe Holiday Monday when he collected his first stakes win for another high-profile owner, Stronach Stables, as Hour Of Justice scored won the $217,550 Royal North Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine.
While Smarty Jones will attempt to win the second leg of the Triple Crown in Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), one Triple Crown winner may already have made an appearance at Pimlico. According to Maryland Jockey Club stakes coordinator Wendy Pensivy, Gustav Schickedanz' Wando is expected to run in the Argent Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).
Wando, who became the seventh horse to win Canada's Triple Crown, took to the training track on Friday morning at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and worked three furlongs in :39.60 that definitely pleased trainer Mike Keogh
Langfuhr, the leading third-crop sire of 2003 and currently the fifth-ranked sire in North America on the general sire list, will be relocated to William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. The son of Danzig, who has seven individual stakes winners this year, will stand the 2004 breeding season for a fee of $20,000 live foal.
Wake At Noon, Canada's 2002 Horse of the Year, will be retired later this year for stallion duty at owner Bruno Schickedanz' Select Stud in Ontario, Canada.
Gus Schickedanz's Mobil, winner of four of his last five, is the early 9-5 favorite in the field of six for Saturday's Plate Trial at Woodbine.
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