The first graded stakes of the year in Canada, the $150,000 Whimsical Stakes (Can-III) for older fillies and mares at six furlongs on the main track April 18, brings together a field of eight horses, two of which have started this year.
- Bay Mare
- Born 2003
- ON -Bred
Favored Strike Softly swept past the leaders approaching the eighth pole and drew away for an easy victory in the (US)$133,646 Jammed Lovely for 3-year-old Canadian-bred fillies at Woodbine Sunday.
Hillsbrook Farms' homebred Like a Gem is the lukewarm 5-2 morning line favorite among 10 Canadian-foaled 3-year-old fillies set to contest the $500,000 Labatt Woodbine Oaks at nine furlongs Sunday at the Toronto track.
|Jockey||Steven Ronald Bahen|
|Owner||Kirk Bradden Stables Inc.|
|Breeder||Gardiner Farms Limited|
|London Snow View Five-Cross Pedigree||Trajectory||Gone West|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||John Charalambous||Gardiner Farms||$20,976|
|Broodmare||Spring Farm||Beth Hancock, agent||$34,000|