Bred in Ontario by Kingview Farms, Sweetest Thing is owned by M. Canino, W. Werner, and her trainer Roger Attfield. James Sean McAleney rode her to victory. (Chart, Equibase)
Sweetest Thing earned her third victory in four career starts and her first stakes win in taking Saturday's Breeders Stakes at Woodbine by 7 1/2 lengths over Flaming Sky, a maiden Sky Classic colt. Sweetest Thing (Candy Stripes--Escape Reality, by Lear Fan) raced behind a three-horse duel for the lead then drew away to complete the 1 1/2 miles in 2:29.90 on firm turf.Flaming Sky beat Asia for second by a neck, with Go Figure, Vie for Fame, and Fly Smartly completing the order of finish.The odds-on favorite, Sweetest Thing returned $3.50, $2.80, and $2.10 for the win in the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Flaming Sky, the highest price in the six-horse field at nearly 24-1, paid $10.60 and $4.20. Asia returned $2.20 to show. The exacta paid $51.90.