Sand Cove, a multiple stakes winner and Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society yearling sale graduate, has been named the overall champion of the Ontario Sired Racing Rewards Program. The 6-year-old son of Bold Executive collected $379,055 in stakes earnings this past racing season.
Bred in Ontario by James and Janeane Everatt and J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse, Sand Cove was a $60,000 purchase by Ralph Johnson at the 2006 Selected Yearling Sale and currently has career earnings of nearly $1 million. Last year, he won the Seagram Cup (Can-III), Sir Barton, Overskate, and Steady Growth Stakes at Woodbine
In addition to Sand Cove, seven of the 12 winning recipients are CTHS yearling sale graduates, including Ontario-Breds Tree Pose, Lucky Be Me, Celtic Conviction, Jacally, Dancing Raven, Race for Gold, and Bent Attorney.
Rewarding black type racing performance at Woodbine and Fort Erie Racetracks, the Ontario breeders’ bonus program consists of six divisions offering $10,000 and a $2,000 OSS Stallion Breeding Certificate for first place, and $5,000 cash and a $1,000 OSS Stallion Breeding Certificate to second place recipients. In addition, an award in the amount of $10,000 and a $2,000 OSS Breeding Certificate is presented to the breeder of the Overall Ontario-Sired Champion.
The Ontario Sired Racing Rewards Program recipients with their 2010 stakes earnings are as follows:
1st - Tree Pose, ($125,468), bred by Gardiner Farms Limited
2nd - Lucky Be Me, ($93,471), bred by Gardiner Farms Limited
2-Year-Old Colts & Geldings:
1st - Celtic Conviction, ($148,230), bred by Sam-Son Farm
2nd – Citius, ($81,712), bred by Ralph Biamonte
1st – Jacally, ($189,507), bred by Liam Gannon
2nd –Dancing Raven, ($127,066), bred by William D. Graham
3-Year-Old Colts & Geldings:
1st – Mobil Unit, ($144,835), bred by Gustav Schickedanz
2nd –Race for Gold, ($135,063), bred by Jay Cochlin
4-Year-Old & Up Mares:
1st – Impossible Time, ($281,094), bred by Charles Fipke
2nd –Bent Attorney, ($88,506), bred by Spring Farm
4-Year-Old & Up Colts & Geldings:
1st – Sand Cove, ($379,055), bred by James & Janeane Everatt and J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse
2nd – Fifty Proof, ($222,408), bred by Anderson Farm (Ontario) Inc.