Canadian champion Sand Cove and graded stakes winner Society's Chairman have been retired from racing and will stand in 2012 at James and Janeane Everatt’s Shannondoe Farm near St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. The fee for each is $5,000 (Canadian funds).
Six-year-old Sand Cove, bred in Ontario by the Everatts and their daughter, Arika Everatt-Meeuse, won at 2 and was a stakes winner in each of the next four years while racing for owner Ralph L. Johnson. Trained by Roger Attfield, the son of Bold Executive was voted Canada’s champion older male of 2010 after winning four stakes, including the Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) and the first of two runnings of the Steady Growth Stakes. In 2008, Sand Cove set a track record of 1:49.38 in the 1 1/8-mile Ontario Derby at Woodbine.
Campaigned exclusively at Woodbine, Sand Cove won 12 races and placed in a dozen more from a total of 36 starts while earning $1,029,631. During his career he captured nine stakes and placed in nine others.
Sand Cove was produced from the winning, multiple stakes producing Mythical Ruler mare Mythical Status, whose dam is a half sister to two stakes winners including grade II winner Hidden Trick.
Society’s Chairman, an 8-year-old son of Not Impossible, was a stakes winner in Canada and in the United States while racing for owners Charles Fipke and George Waud. The Ontario-bred runner won consecutive runnings of the Halton Stakes on turf at Woodbine and placed in seven stakes at that track.
South of the border, Society’s Chairman captured the Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park. He placed in six stakes, four of which were graded, including the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT) and consecutive runnings of the Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes (gr. IT).
Trained by Attfield, Society’s Chairman was retired with 21 top-three finishes from 30 starts and earnings of $772,775.
Bred by Errol Bailey, Society’s Chairman is out of the winning Olympio mare Athena’s Smile, who is a half sister to Canadian grade I winner Hodges Bay. Society’s Chairman is from the same female family as 1981 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Summing.