3rd at 7APPLETON S.
(gr. IIIT , 7.5f , to Society's Chairman, Rahy's Attorney, defeating Storm Play, Boots Ahead, Carson Hall, Almoradi (IRE), Together Indy ).
Lightly raced SocietyÕs Chairman, who has experienced his share of health problems over the years according to trainer Roger Attfield, was certainly at the top of his game when notching his first graded stakes in the March 20 Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.
The 7-year-old son of Not Impossible now has a record of 7-3-4 from 20 starts and earnings of $470,295.
Attfield bought SocietyÕs Chairman on behalf of world-renowned diamond explorer Charles Fipke for $31,076 at the 2004 Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society yearling sale. The bay horse was consigned by Merlett and breeder Errol Bailey through Richard G. Hogan, agent.
Fipke has campaigned several other stakes winners over the years, including grade I victors Internallyflawless, Perfect Soul, and Tale of Ekati.
SocietyÕs Chairman, who was bred in Ontario, is out of the winning Olympio mare AthenaÕs Smile, who is a half sister to grade I-winning millionaire Hodges Bay (by Vigors).
Bailey privately acquired AthenaÕs Smile from Four Furlongs Stable after her racing career was cut short due to an injury. ÒI bought that mare on my credit card,Ó said Bailey, who operates a small farm near Toronto with his wife. ÒWhen I bought her, I didnÕt see her until three weeks later. I bought her based on her breeding, but if I had seen her, I wouldnÕt have bought this mare, because sheÕs a little bit bigger than a pony. But all her babies are 15Õ3 to 16 hands, and sheÕs an Olympio on top, with Northern Dancer on the bottom, so the family tree says ÔyesÕ as a broodmare.Ó
AthenaÕs SmileÕs dam, Sun for All (by One for All), is a half sister to stakes winner Sumatra (by Groton)Ñwho is the dam of 1981 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summing (by Verbatim) and multiple graded stakes winner One Sum (by One for All)Ñand to other grade I producer Sumba (by Groton).
AthenaÕs Smile, who has a yearling One Way Love colt, was bred to Alphabet Soup for 2011.
Not Impossible, a son of SadlerÕs Wells, is the sire of additional stakes winner Not Bourbon, a four-time black-type victor at Woodbine in 2008. The stallion, who sired just three crops of foals, stood at Anson Stud Farm in Ontario until his death in 2005 at age 8.ÑE.M
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