Tu Endie Wei, the Sovereign Award-winning champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, died Dec. 24 in Kentucky while undergoing an operation for fibrous adhesions.
- Bay Filly
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Canadian champion filly Tu Endie Wei has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for Brereton C. Jones at his Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Biofuel, last year's Canadian Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old filly, has been retired from racing because of a chipped sesamoid.
Front-running favorite Embur's Song registered her fourth consecutive stakes win when she held off an all-out Ariana D by three-quarters of a length in the $193,066 Ontario Matron (Can-III) at Woodbine July 24.
Seven-year-old Windward Islands, who recorded his biggest win in the 2010 Nijinsky (Can-IIT), is back for another try when he faces five others in the July 24 race at Woodbine.
Brereton Jones' homebred filly Biofuel, winner of four stakes at Woodbine in 2010, was named Canada's Horse of the Year April 1 during the Sovereign Awards presentations at Woodbine.
As expected, Biofuel dominated seven rival 3-year-old fillies in the $247,870 Selene Stakes (Can-III) with a two-length victory at Woodbine Sept. 26.
Brereton Jones' consistent 3-year-old filly Biofuel, a five-time winner on the Woodbine Polytrack, will take on seven division rivals in the $250,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) on Sept. 26.
Making her case as the best 3-year-old filly in the nation, Devil May Care dispatched five overmatched rivals in the Betfair TVG Coaching Club American Oaks, easily drawing away in the stretch for her third grade I victory
The top three finishers of the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), including winner Devil May Care, top a field of eight in a historic edition of the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 24 on opening weekend at Saratoga.
The sale kicks off what probably will be another tough year for commercial breeders.
Devil May Care took over from stablemate Katy Now at the top of the lane and bounded home for an impressive victory in the $250,000 Mother Goose (gr. I) June 26 at Belmont Park in her first start since the Kentucky Derby.
Devil May Care, the only filly to race in the 2010 Kentucky Derby, makes her first start since finishing 10th in that race when she goes to post as the probable favorite in the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) June 26 at Belmont.
Thirty-four horses, including 25 head consigned by Leprechaun Racing as agent for Stonewall Farm and Related Entities, have been added to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale.
With a confident ride from Eurico Da Silva, heavily favored Biofuel registered her fourth win in five starts over Woodbine's Polytrack in the $158,370 La Lorgnette Stakes May 23.
Grade I winners She Be Wild and Blind Luck head an impressive roster of 143 3-year-old fillies nominated to compete in Churchill Downs' 136th running of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Champs Elysees is the first U.S.-based runner to win the Sovereign Award's Horse of the Year title since 1995.
If there is one main aspect of the Breeders' Cup that is most fascinating it is the merging of American and British cultures, whether it be terminology, style of racing, or in the way horsemen deal with the media and vice versa.
Bear Tough Guy outfought Korvette Kid over the long Woodbine stretch to register a neck victory in the $197,149 Grey Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-olds Oct. 11.
Biofuel won her first added-money race and second overall, in taking the $250,000 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 10 at Woodbine.
Two-year-olds on the turf take the spotlight at Woodbine Sept. 19 when Canada's important weekend of racing starts off with the Summer and Natalma (both Can-IIIT) stakes.