The stars of the 2022 Canadian racing season filled the virtual pages of Canadian Thoroughbred this year, but there were also a number of multiple race-winning horses at class levels other than stakes races that deserve mention.
PINEAPPLE TIDBITS, a BC-bred filly by Shackleford – View Halloo by Halory Hunter, won 5 of 10 races at Hastings racecourse in Vancouver this year. The 4-year-old raced for Don Musgrove and Lyle Johnson and trainer Keith Pedersen to begin the season and won twice for $5,000 and $4,000 claiming. She was claimed by Robert Thacker and trainer Demetris Topouzis in July and won twice more before being re-claimed by Musgrove along with Spencer Stewart. The filly won her season finale for $8,000 claiming.
Six other horses at Hastings won 4 races during the meeting including FLORIDA GATOR, LAUGH WITH ME and REA MEA.
At Assiniboia Downs, 6 horses won 4 races during one of the shortest meeting in the country. MISS PARFAIT, owned by Andrew Stronach and trained by Jennifer Jordan won four claiming races as did BYE Y’ALL, owned by a trio of different ownership groups.
Other four-time winners at the Winnipeg track were stakes winner Meabear, allowance winner French Rose, claimer Dazzl’n Mischief and starter allowance horse House Limit.
At Fort Erie, two horses were 5-time winners. In addition to stakes winner STRONG ENDING, the 5-year-old mare DETERMINED LOVE won four races at 2 furlongs and another at 5 furlongs for trainer Nick Mileni, Jr. and owner Thomas Pritchard.
At Woodbine, the tough grey gelding EPILOGUE won 5 of 12 starts for a variety of owners. The Ontario-bred by Smooth Bid is a 7-year-old bred by Fieldstone Farms.
Four time winners at Woodbine in 2022 – there were 11 of them – included the speedy filly VEERY, owned by Dr. Rolph Davis and trained by Bob Tiller, and ALPHA MIA, trained and owned by Warren Wilcox with Ruben Peralta.
In Alberta, two horses were 5-time winners at Century Mile. BON PRIX, owned and trained by James Wyness, won 5 of 12 races at the claiming and starter allowance class. The other 5-time winner was stakes winner Dance Shoes.
Also in Alberta but at the bush tracks of Grande Prairie and Lethbridge, Lyle Magnuson’s GRAY GEM, a Washington-bred by Matty G., won 7 of 8 races and the mare CAUSIN MISCHIEF, by Lotsa Mischief, won 6 of 8 for Helen Reynolds and Darcy Peterson.