The Ontario Sire Heritage Series of races for three-year-olds wrapped up Nov. 10 at Woodbine with the 1 1/16 miles finals.
FASHIONABLY FAB (Silent Name (Jpn) – Flashy’s Legacy by Curlin) walloped her rivals in the Asbridge’s Bay Stakes, winning by 6 1/2 lengths for Terra Racing, trainer Kevin Attard and jockey Patrick Husbands. This was the third straight stakes win for the dark bay filly and second stakes win in the Heritage Series. She sped the distance in 1:44.20 for a career best 89 Beyer Sped Figure according to Daily Racing Form.
Rating well for Husbands, Fashionably Fab tracked pacesetter Seattle Causeway before powering to a clear win as favoured Tito’s Calling cam along to be a distant second. A homebred for Dom Romeo and family, Fashionably Fab has won six of 10 career races and over $276,000.
She earned 10 points for the win on the Heritage Series scale, bringing her total for the series to 20, just 2 points shy of Series winner FOOLISH GAMES.
Foolish Games, owned by Big Willow Stables, Mentec Mississauga Industrial Equipment and Michelle Love, who also trains, will earn the $20,000 bonus for collecting the most points. The daughter of Reload – Jungle Jewel by Horse Greeley was bred by Joey Gee Thoroughbreds and she won the Thunder Bay Stakes and placed in the Rondeau Bay and Georgian Bay Stakes.
Fashionably Fab earns a $10,000 bonus and third-place points earner Souper Sunday earns an extra $5,000.
Buttigieg Racing Stable and Jimmy Goodman’s JIM’S HOPE won the final for the colts and geldings division, the 1 1/16 mile Lake Ontario Stakes, his first outing in the Heritage Series. The long-striding chestnut gelding by Ami’s Holiday – Blonde Breeze by Posse is a homebred and he defeated favoured Rapid Test by 1 1/2 lengths in 1:45.20 for a 78 Beyer Figure. It was the second career win in 15 races for Jim’s Hope and he has $136,000 in earnings.
The final points for the colts and geldings division are currently pending as there is an appeal on a double disqualification from the Lake Erie Stakes at Fort Erie on Sept. 12. In that race, ONE BAY HEMINGWAY defeated ONE MORE BREW by a head but both horses reportedly carried the incorrect weight in the 6 1/2 furlong event, first pointed out by a racing fan in western Canada.
POULIN IN O T was placed first in the race.
Meanwhile, sprint star PATCHES O’HOULIHAN, by Reload – Maythefourthbwithu by Silent Name (Jpn), has 20 points from two wins in the series and will either tie for first place by points with Poulin in O T or, should the Lake Erie result disqualification be overturned, win the bonus outright.
Should the disqualifications stand, the top three point earners would be Patches o’Houlihan, Poulin In O T and Jim’s Hope (10).