Filly Dixie Strike, trained by champion conditioner Mark Casse and owned by John Oxley, was installed as the 4-1 favorite in the Queen's Plate Winterbook.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2009
|Trainer||Ralph J. Biamonte|
|Breeder||Huntington Stud Farm Corp.|
|Menlo Castle View Five-Cross Pedigree||Forest Danger||Forestry|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Ralph Biamonte, agent for Conor Healy||Huntington Stud Farm, agent||$19,318|
Maritimer made a strong case for a Sovereign Award as Canada's champion 2-year-old male when he coasted to victory in Woodbine's $167,307 Display Stakes Nov. 27.
Favored Maritimer took the lead coming off the far turn and held off his rivals through the stretch to win the $246,263 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine by 2 1/4 lengths Nov. 6.