Top Canadian Winning Beyer Speed Figures Aug 10-16

According to Daily Racing Form







89 CLAYTON – (*half brother in Sept. 2 CTHS Canadian Premier Yearling Sale)



86 SAV  (*full brother in Sept. 2 CTHS Canadian Premier sale)






It was a fun week at Woodbine as more trainers got their first winners, one trainer, Evette Chartrand-Hoek got her first win, DAN VELLA won 3 on Sunday and plenty of wonderful graduates of the CTHS ONTARIO Canadian Premier Yearling Sale won races and have siblings coming up in the Sept. 2 sale.

PINK LLOYD is about $22,000 away from $2 million (Canadian) in earnings and $60,000 or so from being the richest sales graduate of the CANADIAN PREMIER YEARLING SALE of the CTHS ONTARIO. The sale comes up September 2.  The Catalogue is here.

MARCH TO THE ARCH sure looks good for the Woodbine Mile (G1) on Sept. 19 after his super win in the Grade 2 King Edward on Aug 15. This cool guy won the Toronto Cup as a 3-year-old and has won a graded stake in Kentucky and other stakes in Florida.

The stakes races on the weekend lived up to expectations and Queen’s Plate day will be exciting. That is September 12.

Lots of races were run Thursday to Sunday – here are some highlights:


ROSS ARMATA JR. got his first win of the season with his 8th starter, TOY SHOW, owned by Ric Chapman. The Bodemeister filly, bred by John Oxley won at 9 to 1 for $9,500 claiming at 7 furlongs with Sunny Singh on board.

Trainer ALEXANDER PATYKEWICH netted his first win of the season as THE GOOD WITCH, owned by Norma Reid, won her maiden at 6 furlongs on the grass for $25,000 claiming. The filly is by Tale of the Cat and she was ridden by Simon Husbands.

EARL BARNETT also sent out his first winner on Thursday as NEVAEH’S DREAM won an  optional claiming race at 6 furlongs in 1:10.02 for an 86 Beyer Figure. The Giant Gizmo gelding is owned and was bred by Lucky DiLuciano Stable.



TOM BLAND sent out his first winner of the meeting with GOTTOKNOWRIGHTNOW who won a $10,000 claiming race with Chris Husbands riding. The Gemologist gelding is owned by Albert Bland.



Stakes races aside, it was a big day for trainer EVETTE CHARTRAND-HOEK who saddled her first winner in race 2, CHOOSE HOPE, owned by Sue Leslie, president of the HBPA Ontario. CHOOSE HOPE, bred by Mary Ellen Kennedy, is a Birdstone filly who won the $40,000 claiming maiden race at 9 furlongs with Luis Contreras.

Chartrand-Hoek took out her trainer’s license in 2019 and this was just her 20th starter.

Steven Duffield and trainer Ricky Griffith had a good weekend with a couple of winners and one of those was the nice filly SAV who won a 7 furlong turf allowance/optional claiming. The Big Screen – Executive Affair by Bold Executive was a stakes winner of the La Prevoyante Stakes last year and Saturday’s win boosted her earnings to over $282,000 (US). She was bought from Spring Farm’s consignment at the 2017 CTHS sale for $22,000 (US).

Sav is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Cooler Mike. There is a full brother to both in the Sept. 2 sale.

Another CTHS graduate who won Saturday was SHE’S A DREAM, a Silent Name (Jpn) – Stormin Wife filly who took a turf allowance for DiScola Boys and trainer Josie Carroll. Bred by Ericka Rusnak, She’s a Dream has earnings of over $71,000 (US).

CLAYTON, the Plate Trial winner, has a yearling half-sister by Overanalyze (out of Smarthalf)  in the sale for Bernard and Karen McCormack. That one should attract plenty of attention.


Trainer DANNY VELLA won 3 races on the 11 race card for a big day. SOCIETY JOE (Society’s Chairman) won his maiden on the turf for the estate of Syd Cooper and RMC Stable, THE BOSS FACTOR upset a field on the turf with a front running win on the turf for No. 1 Stable and lightly raced SWEEPIN HARD  won his maiden with a flying finish in a 9 furlong race for optional, $40,000 claiming, he raced without the tag. Borders Racing of Alberta owns Sweepin Hard, a son of Ontario sire CONQUEST CURLINATE from the mare Gently Spun. This winner was bred by Charles Hayden and there is a full brother to this guy in the sale from Shannondoe Farm, agent.

Dr. Rolph Davis has had a nice year as owner so far in 2020 with a stakes winner in Forester’s Turn and his homebred LEAD DIRECTOR won a maiden allowance Sunday. This Majesticperfection 3-year-old was making only his second start and he was bought in utero by Dr. Davis for $25,000 in 2017 from the Keeneland January sale. The dam is Roust Em Bertie by Bertrando,

Lead Director was Dr. Davis’ 75th winner as owner (not including partnerships) and he has 6 wins in 15 starts in 2020. His trainer is Robert Tiller.