Bold Executive Tops CAN Stallion Awards

Tomahawk was leading first-crop sire.

Edited press release

Bold Executive, Canada's leading sire, has been named top stallion awards earner under the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) Stallion Awards Program, with his eligible progeny achieving the highest earnings of all OSS registered stallions in 2008. Trajectory and Bold n' Flashy were the second and third place recipients, along with graded stakes winner Tomahawk being named top first crop sire.

The 2008 Top Ontario Sires Awards recipients are as follows:

1st - Bold Executive with earnings of $4,373,652, awarded $50,000
2nd - Trajectory with earnings of $2,971,744, awarded $30,000
3rd - Bold n' Flashy with earnings of $1,534,992, awarded $20,000

The Top First Crop Sire by North American Earnings of Eligible Progeny:

1st - Tomahawk with earnings of $584,390, awarded $50,000

In 2008, top earner Bold Executive had 68 winners from 138 starters, including six stakes winners, with progeny earnings of $4,373,652. Among his leading runners for 2008 include Legal Move, who set two new track records at Woodbine Racetrack, as well as Sand Cove, Bold Corky, Executive Flight, and No Dilettante. The 25-year-old son of Bold Ruckus has produced top-earning runners five times in the last six years and stands at Gardiner Farms in Caledon, Ontario.

Trajectory, who placed second in the Ontario Sires Awards program, produced 50 winners from 91 starters, including seven stakes winners, and recorded progeny earnings of $2,971,744 in 2008. His top-earning runners for 2008 include Dancer's Bajan, Mean Green, Tenjectory, and London Snow. Trajectory also stands at Gardiner Farms.

Last year, third place leader Bold n' Flashy had 42 winners from 83 starters, with progeny earnings of $1,534,992. Among his leading 2008 runners were Bold Nurse, Hydethetreasure, Miss Terra, and Red Ruffles.  The son of Bold Ruckus stands at T.C. Westmeath Stud in Shelburne, Ontario.

Top First Crop Sire Tomahawk is Canada's leading 2008 freshman sire with 10 winners from 26 starters and progeny earnings of $584,390. His leading earners include Stakes winner Win and Reign, along with Collerosa, Costalivin, and Spanish Native. The son of Seattle Slew stands at Firestone Farms in Caledon, Ontario.

Offered through the Thoroughbred Improvement Program, a total of $400,000 has been distributed for the 2008 Stallion Awards Program, with $150,000 being distributed at year-end to top sires based on North American earnings. The remaining $250,000 is distributed at year-end on a points-earned basis. The points earned derive from allowance through to the stakes level races run in Ontario and Graded/Group Stakes in the rest of Canada and worldwide throughout 2008.