Betty Fasken certainly had the luck of the Irish when she flipped a coin with her trainer, Jack Reid, to see which of the two yearlings Reid had purchased from the Hon. W. Earl Rowe they would own. Fasken won Flemingtons Jane and the rest is history. Flemingtons Jane, a 1963 foal by Flemington out of Betty Riddell, trotted to stakes wins in the Canadian Standardbred Filly, Helicopter and Ontario Harness Horsemen’s and a mark of 2:09.3f as a 2-year-old. She had less success during the balance of her racing career, but her success as a broodmare placed her among some of the most prolific dams in Canadian standardbred history.
Between 1971 and 1988, Flemingtons Jane produced 14 foals, including nine winners with combined earnings of $1.7 million. Her offspring included five stakes winners, headed by Bobbo ($905,915), who notched 52 wins including Canada’s major event for aged trotters, the Maple Leaf Trot, the American Trotting Championship and the Trot des Nations. Bobbo was voted the USTA’s “Aged Trotting Horse” of 1982. Wendys Joker, by Worthy Bowl, won a Canadian Series Stakes at Rideau Carleton and OSS events at London, Dresden and Rideau Carleton at age two. She, too, has been a highly successful broodmare, producing Armbro Trick, Armbro Roseanne and Armbro Laughter.
Flemingtons Jane’s 1978 foal by Dream of Glory was the gelding Glorious Andy, winner of 31 races. Her 1980 foal by Brisco Hanover was Frisky Mitchelle, a multiple OSS winner at two and three and the dam of a great family of trotters that includes Meadowview Sunny, Meadowview Paul and Ashley Jane. Another of Flemingtons Jane’s stakes winner was Jet Angel by Armbro Jet, who won OSS events at Sudbury and Barrie at two and OSS events at Mohawk and Leamington at three. Glorious Penny, Flemington Jane’s 1979 Dream of Glory daughter, was stakes placed and her daughters have produced the $1 million winner Corn Cob Conch and Concher All. Two more of Flemington Jane’s foals, Diver Dave and Deby Jane, were stakes placed.