Keyword: Sam-Son Farm

  • Southern Ring holds off River Maid in the Whimsical April 23

    Southern Ring Speeds to Whimsical Victory

    Sam-Son Farm's homebred Southern Ring, back home at Woodbine after a winter at Tampa Bay Downs, dug in to win the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (G3) April 23 and spoiled the seasonal debut of 2016 Canadian Horse of the Year Caren.

  • Journey Home takes the Jimmy Durante

    Journey Home Wins Controversial Durante

    Sam-Son Farm's Journey Home made her journey west a winning one Nov. 26 at Del Mar with a clear score in the in the $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes (gr. IIIT), but the victory was not without controversy, albeit by no fault of the War Front filly.

  • Up With the Birds wins the 2016 Nijinsky Stakes.

    Up With the Birds Back Winning at Woodbine

    Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds, back in his home country, where he was named 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, snapped a 12-race winless streak with a 1 1/4-length score in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 24 at Woodbine.

  • Family Tree comes home strong to win the Iowa Oaks.

    Family Tree Scores in Iowa Oaks

    Gary and Mary West's Family Tree turned the tables on Ready to Confess and earned her first stakes win June 30 in the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows.

  • Golden Sabre

    Lukes Alley, Golden Sabre Back for Autumn

    Melnyk Racing Stables' Lukes Alley, last year's Sovereign Award winner as champion older horse, will make his third start of 2015 against a familiar group of rivals in the $200,000 Autumn Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 8 at Woodbine.

  • Ken (right) and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year.

    Ramseys National Owner, Breeder for 2014

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year the evening of Sept. 11 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.

  • Aldous Snow wins the Singspiel Stakes.

    Aldous Snow Repeats in Singspiel Stakes

    Tested by a strong stretch run to his inside from Dynamic Sky, Aldous Snow proved up to the challenge as he held off that rival to win the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (gr. IIIT) for a second straight year.

  • Sam-Son Farm

    TOBA May Member of the Month

    Sam-Son Farm just keeps racking up the accolades. TOBA's Canadian Breeder of the Year in 2014, the Ontario-based operation experienced its latest triumph with homebred Deceptive Vision.

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    Deceptive Vision Wins Doubledogdare

    Sam-Son Farm's homebred Deceptive Vision just held over traffic-troubled Lunar Surge in the $100,000 Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) April 17 at Keeneland, winning her first graded stakes race on the dirt.

  • Mares and Foals

    Podcast: Top Breeders of 2014

    Hear five of the top North American breeders discuss what has put their breeding programs among the elite Thoroughbred producers since 2000.

  • Irish Mission wins the La Prevoyante Stakes.
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    No Stopping Irish Mission in La Prevoyante

    An outside post and a wide trip couldn't stop favored Irish Mission as she held off stablemate Tabreed by three-quarters of a length to take the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) from Gulfstream Park Dec. 27.

  • Deceptive Vision wins the Canadian Stakes.

    Deceptive Vision Sweeps to Canadian Tally

    Deceptive Vision earned a berth to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after taking the $305,250 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 over the Woodbine turf.

  • Irish Mission wins the Glens Falls Handicap.
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    Irish Mission Gets Job Done in Glens Falls

    It wasn't the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) , but it was another stakes winner for owner Robert S. Evans and trainer Christophe Clement when Irish Mission ran down Viva Rafaela to take the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Sarah and Ken Ramsey

    Ramseys Top 2013 Earnings List as Breeders

    Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2013 with $12,175,837 in earnings, according to statistics released Jan. 9 by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc.

  • Up With the Birds wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Up With the Birds Takes Wing in Breeders'

    Heavily favored Up With the Birds, driving to the lead in upper stretch, sprinted away from his rivals to register an impressive 2 3/4-length score in the $484,426 Breeders' Stakes to wrap up the 2013 Canadian Triple Crown.

  • Irish Mission wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Filly Irish Mission Wins Breeders' Showdown

    Fillies accounted for two-thirds of the 2012 Canadian Triple Crown when the late-running Irish Mission outfought Aldous Snow to capture the $506,739 Breeders' Stakes by a half-length on the Woodbine turf Aug. 5.

  • Winward Islands wins the Nijinsky Stakes.

    Windward Islands Sails to Nijinsky Defense

    Windward Islands collared odds-on choice Fifty Proof just past mid-stretch and edged away in the closing strides to successfully defend his title in the $329,793 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) on a yielding Woodbine turf course.

  • Grand Style comes home strong to take the Princess Elizabeth.

    Maiden Grand Style Takes Princess Elizabeth

    Grand Style, a maiden 2-year-old filly by Giant's Causeway, found a great spot to produce her first victory when she came from off the pace to win the $247,035 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Woodbine Oct. 30.

  • Hotep will break from post 11 of the 13-horse field in the Queen's Plate.

    Hotep the One to Beat in Queen's Plate

    Hotep, a full brother to 2009 Queen's Plate winner Eye of the Leopard, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for the $1 million (Canadian funds) Queen's Plate at Woodbine July 4.

  • Guest Blog: A Nurse Mare Named Goldie

    Blood-Horse editorial intern Kelsey Riley writes a guest blog entry about her experiences at Sam Son Farm working with nurse mare Goldie and her adopted foal, Katie.

  • Kentucky Bear

    Kentucky Bear Tops CTHS Winter Mixed Sale

    The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society winter mixed sale concluded its one-day session with a dramatic increase in gross receipts from last year's venue. One cause for the big increase was the sale topper, the grade I-placed stallion prospect Kentucky Bear who sold for $100,000.

  • Sam-Son a New Saratoga Consignor

    Sam-Son Farm, one of Canada's most successful Thoroughbred breeding and racing operations, will have a consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction, Aug. 10 and 11, in New York. The five horses cataloged include an A.P. Indy colt that is a full brother to Canadian champion Catch the Thrill and a Giant's Causeway filly that is from the family of Eclipse Award winner and Canadian Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Dance Smartly.

  • Tammy Samuel-Balaz

    Samuel-Balaz of Sam-Son Dies

    Tammy Samuel-Balaz, whose family bred and raced champion Dance Smartly and leading sire Smart Strike, among numerous others, under their Sam-Son banner, died Jan. 5 in Canada after battling cancer. She was 47.

  • CTHS Celebrates Breeder Excellence

    More than 250 breeders, families, and friends came together to celebrate the outstanding breeders of 2006 at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Annual Awards banquet held at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Toronto, Ontario June 15.