Keyword: Sam-Son Farms

  • His Race to Win wins the Ontario Derby.

    His Race to Win Gets Grade in Ontario Derby

    His Race to Win fired through an opening between horses near mid-stretch and edged clear of 11-10 choice Winning Cause to post his first stakes victory in the $166,038 Ontario Derby (Can-III) Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Smartyfly wins the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Smartyfly Wires Wonder Where; Nipissing Hurt

    Front-running Smartyfly put away favored Spring in the Air past mid-stretch to win the $240,652 Wonder Where Stakes on the Woodbine turf Aug. 4 in the final leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.

  • Up With the Birds rolls to the win in the Coronation Futurity at Woodbine.

    Up With the Birds Soars to Coronation Victory

    Up With the Birds, rallying from last, circled the field rounding the far turn and swept past favored Star Contender en route to a convincing win in the $249,576 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-olds at Woodbine Nov. 10.

  • Bourbon Bay faces 7 in the Northern Dancer Turf.

    Northern Dancer Turf Ripe for the Taking

    California shipper Bourbon Bay and European invader Wigmore Hall are among eight older horses entered in a wide-open edition of the $500,000 Northern Dancer Turf presented by VTech (Can-IT) Sept. 18 at Woodbine.

  • Touch Gold Among Canadian HOF Nominees

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Touch Gold, the late Tammy Samuel Balaz, and trainer Mark Frostad are among the Thoroughbreds and individuals nominated for induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

  • Toronto Cup winner Stormy Lord faces 12 in the Breeders' Stakes.

    13 to Test Distance in Breeders' Stakes

    Stormy Lord, who notched his first stakes score in the Toronto Cup, will get a distance test when he faces a dozen 3-year-old rivals in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf course Aug. 15.

  • Grand Adventure captures the King Edward Stakes over the Woodbine turf.

    Grand Adventure Captures King Edward Laurels

    Grand Adventure delivered his second graded stakes win in a row over the Woodbine turf when he turned back Rahy's Attorney in the stretch to capture the $344,708 King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) by one length June 26.

  • Eye of the Leopard wins the Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

    Eye of the Leopard Pounces to Queen's Plate

    In spite of drifting out in the stretch, favored Eye of the Leopard edged past front-running Mr. Foricos Two U in the final strides to win the $883,819 Queen's Plate, the opening leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, by a neck June 21 at Woodbine.

  • Golden Yank enters the Col. E. R. Bradley of a pair of Derby wins.

    Bradley 'Cap: French Beret Has Tall Task

    Sam-Son Farms' French Beret will have a tough time defending his title in the $100,000 Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 6 at Fair Grounds, as an evenly-matched field of 10 goes to post in the 1 1/16-mile turf event.

  • Grand Adventure outfights Skipadate to take the Summer Stakes.

    Grand Adventure Has Eventful Summer Trip

    Grand Adventure, closing seven wide in the stretch, outfought Skipadate to the wire to win the $281,017 Summer Stakes (Can-III) on the Woodbine turf course Oct. 4, earning a spot in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf later this month.

  • Kabel Wins 5th Straight Toronto Cup

    Jockey Todd Kabel, the four-time reigning jockey of the year in Canada, won his fifth consecutive edition of Woodbine's CAN$151,600 Toronto Cup for 3-year-olds on the turf with Windward Islands on Saturday.

  • Soaring Free Holds On in Shakertown Repeat

    Soaring Free, away from the races since last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), showed that he has lost none of his grit Saturday when he held off Mighty Beau by a neck for victory in the $113,300 Shakertown (gr. IIIT) on the Keeneland lawn.

  • Soaring Free Shakes Loose in Shakertown

    Sam-Son Farms' Soaring Free got a surprisingly strong challenge from 34-1 Chosen Chief but responded to strong urging from jockey Shane Sellers to win the $115,100 Shakertown (gr. IIIT) for turf sprinters at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Soaring Free Works 5fs at Keeneland

    Sam-Son Farms' Canadian homebred Soaring Free breezed five furlongs over Keeneland's main track Friday morning in preparation for his engagement in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Win City, Canadian Horse of the Year.

    Win City is Canada's Horse of the Year

    Win City, a Slew City Slew colt who upset trainer Mark Frostad's Canadian Triple Crown bid by defeating Dancethruthedawn in the Prince of Wales Stakes, was named Horse of the Year in Canada.

  • Dancethruthedawn upholds a family tradition by winning the Queen's Plate, a race won by her mother and brother.

    Dancethruthedawn Keeps Queen's Plate in the Family

    With Dancethruthedawn's half-length Queen's Plate win, the trophy for the opening leg of the Canadian Triple Crown is becoming more like an heirloom. Following in the footsteps of both her Queen's Plate-winning mother and brother, Sam-Son Farms' homebred Dancethruthedawn stalked the early leaders and rallied on the second turn to win Sunday's Queen's Plate Stakes at Woodbine over favored Win City.

  • Canadian Horse of the Year Quiet Resolve, winning Pimlico's Dixie Handicap.<p>

    Quiet Resolve, Sam-Son Top Sovereign Award Winners

    Quiet Resolve, winner of the Dixie Handicap (gr. II) at Pimlico and runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I), was named Friday as Canadian Horse of the Year. The 5-year-old son of Affirmed also won a Sovereign Award as Canada's top champion male turf horse. Quiet Resolve's honors led a sweep of the major awards by the horse's connections. Sam-Son Farms, which bred and campaigned the Horse of the Year, received Sovereigns as both outstanding owner and breeder.

  • Scatter the Gold to Japan

    Sam-Son Farms' homebred Canadian classic winner Scatter the Gold has been sold to a group of Japanese breeders, who plan to stand him at Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan.

  • Scatter the Gold Wins Second Jewel

    Sam-Son Farms' homebred 3-year-old colt Scatter the Gold won the $283,800 Prince of Wales Stakes--the second jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown-- Sunday at Fort Erie. Scatter the Gold won for the first time last month when he won the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Queen's Plate Stakes.