Canadian stallions Mazel Trick and Regal Intention died in late October at Canmor Farms (Ole E. Nielsen, lessee) near Aldergrove, British Columbia. Mazel Trick, a 13-year-old son of Phone Trick, was euthanized because of complications from laminitis, and Regal Intention, a 23-year-old son of Vice Regent, was found dead in his paddock. Mazel’s Trick’s 2008 progeny earnings of $1.8 million are tops in British Columbia.
Regal Intention, who was bred in Ontario by Ernie Samuel’s Sam-Son Farms, was voted Canada’s champion 3-year-old male of 1988 after winning such stakes as the classic Queen’s Plate Stakes and the British Columbia Derby (gr. III) for Sam-Son. He later raced for the outfit in partnership with E.P. Taylor’s Windfields Farm.
Regal Intention retired to stud at Windfields near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, with 14 wins from 41 starts and earnings of $1,083,103. He had won 10 stakes and placed in 13 others.
As a stallion, Regal Intention is represented by 28 stakes winners and the earners of $14.1 million. His added-money winners include two-time Canadian mare Woolloomooloo, plus Krazy Koffee, whose four stakes wins this year include a score in the British Columbia Derby.
Regal Intention, who also stood at Crown West Farms in British Columbia, was produced from the stakes-winning Tentam mare Tiffany Tam, dam also of Canadian Oaks winner Tiffany’s Secret and stakes winner Carry The Crown.
Mazel Trick, who was bred in Kentucky by Axmar Stable, won six of 10 races and earned $435,640. He underlined his speed in setting a Hollywood Park track record of 1:19.97 for seven furlongs in winning the Triple Bend Breeders’ Cup Invitational Handicap (gr. II) for 3 Plus U Stable and then won the 1 1/16-mile San Diego Handicap (gr. III) for 3 Plus U Stable and Brereton C. Jones. He entered stud the following year at Jones’ Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky., and later stood at Regal Heir Farm in Pennsylvania before holding court at Canmor.
Mazel Trick is represented by nine stakes winners and the earners of $11.1. His added-money winners include grade II winner Major Success and seven-time stakes winner Outcashem.
A half-brother to grade I winner Wild Escapade, Mazel Trick was produced from graded stakes winner Mazatleca (by Ramahorn).