South Ocean

Thoroughbred There is a belief held by many horsemen that a mare produces either on the race track or in the breeding shed, but rarely in both environments. It would, however, appear that South Ocean, a daughter of Canadian Triple … Read more

Quiet Resolve

Thoroughbred Quiet Resolve was one of those horses that as he aged he became the gritty competitor that trainer Mark Frostad and owner and breeder Ernie Samuel had held in such high regard. Although he was a rather plain looking, … Read more

Dahlia

Thoroughbred Dahlia is regarded as the equine pioneer of international racing with her frequent trips to Washington, Toronto and New York in the mid 1970s. At a time when transatlantic travel was generally limited to a single round-trip flight from … Read more

Wise Dan

Thoroughbred Regarded as North America’s dominant thoroughbred on the turf, the chestnut gelding defied pundits while also winning stakes races on the dirt and synthetic surfaces during a career which earned him an unprecedented collection of awards. Owned and bred … Read more

Exterminator

Thoroughbred – Legend He was known as “Old Bones”, a moniker the chestnut gelding was bestowed by his affectionate fans.  Some also called him “The Galloping Hat Rack” or “Old Slim”, based on his tall, scrawny, angular appearance. A writer … Read more

Mine That Bird

Thoroughbred   During his four-year racing career Mine That Bird won five races, four at Woodbine, the other in a monumental upset in the 2009 Kentucky Derby at Louisville’s Churchill Downs. He went off at odds of 50-to-1 and galloped … Read more

Archworth

Thoroughbred Legend   The year was 1939 and for the first time in Plate history a ruling monarch was in attendance to witness the 80th running of the race when Archworth galloped to a 10-length victory at majestic Woodbine Park. … Read more

Wando

Thoroughbred   Not all horses live up to their vaunted pedigrees. Wando did so in more ways than one. A multiple stakes winner as a juvenile, he was truly spectacular in 2003 as he captured Canada’s Triple Crown in dominating … Read more

Apelia

Thoroughbred   During the 1990s, Apelia was unquestionably Canada’s dominant female sprinter, a recognition she richly earned on Canadian soil as well as with her gutsy performances against the leading distaff sprinters in the world. The dark bay filly won … Read more

Cool Mood

Thoroughbred   The glamour girls of the Canadian breeding industry – Natalma, Lady Angela, No Class,  Fanfreluche, Square Angel and Flaming Page – are honored residents of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. So move over ladies for another … Read more