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ONEEXCESSIVENITE, by In Excess (SAF) had a bay colt this morning (Thursday) by Society’s Chairman. This is a half brother to Horse of the Year LEXIE LOU and he was born at Sherry McLean’s Northern Dawn Stabes in Hillsburgh. Photo courtesy Sherry McLean

 

 

 

TIZ THE EARLY QUEEN’S PLATE FAVOURITE

and his girl cousin is also in the top 10

 

Chiefswood Stable, owned by Mark and Robert Krembil, won its first and only Queen’s Plate in 2004 with its wonderful NIIGON, who started a super stallion career before his sudden death a few years later. Niigon was the 3rd favourite in the mythical Queen’s Plate winterbook early in 2004, 10 to 1 behind A Bit O Gold and Six Sexy Sisters.

13 years later and Chiefswood, coming off one of its best racing seasons since Niigon  has the Plate favourite, a homebred son of two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow, Tiz a Slam (78, 85, 73 65 his four Beyer Figureds as a 2yo)

The handsome bay colt, trained by none other than Roger Attfield, was predictably installed this year’s early choice following his 3 wins in 4 races last season. Woodbine and Daily Racing Form calculated odds on 91 eligible 3-year-olds, all making the first payment for the Canadian Triple Crown..

Chiefswood has a litany of 3-year-olds eligible for the Triple Crown but one that is closely related to TIZ A SLAM, his cousin ELLAN VANNIN (68.66), is not owned by Cheifswood. Ellan Vannin, winner of both of her races as a juvenile including a stakes race, is form the mare Vulcan Riose, a half sister to Flaming Rose, the dam of Tiz a Slam. Vulcan Rose was sold for $20,000 by Chiefswood in 2012 at Keeneland and Deb and Barry Holmes of BC bought the mare and bred her to Spring at Last.

Ellan Vannin was unsold at the CTHS yearling sale 2 years and was residing at Gail Wood’s farm before Jon Lee purchased her privately for $20,000. Tony Gattelero trains.

Attfield, who is prepping Bob Harvey’s nice colt ESCONDERA (68, 63 , 66) for the Canadian series.

Trainer Mike DePaulo has many eligibles as well.

Tiz a Slam edges King and His Court (69, 72, 74 last 3 beyer Figures) as Plate fave as the latter, now owned by Gary Barber, won a slow edition of Coronation Futurity, often the race that installs the Plate favourite, Also, King and His Court was last in his season debut on the dirt at Tampa Bay Downs recently.

His stablemate State of Honor (91 Beyer at Tampa), a better 3rd in the Tampa Bay race (Sam F Davis) has been made 3rd favourite and would it not be for the hint that longer distances may not be his thing, this giant colt would probably be the Plate favourite.

The top 5 contenders on the Woodbine release are similar to the top 5 on Thoroughblog.

Sam-Son Frms’ eligible Tidal Dancer and Clutch Catch are on Thoroughblog’s top 10 while another promising colt from its barn, Malibu Secret (working at Fair Hill and Tampa Bay recently) is on the Woodbine list,

Fast American based filly Stallion Heiress has made the list also.
Top 10 according to Woodbine press release

1. Tiz a Slam (3-1)
2. King and His Court (5-1)
3. State of Honor (6-1)
4. Channel Maker (8-1)
5. Woodbridge (10-1)
6. Malibu Secret (12-1)
7. Stallion Heiress (14-1)
8. Sailing Home (16-1)
9. Ellan Vannin (18-1)
10. Guy Caballero (20-1)

 

2017 Canadian Triple Crown Nominations

 

WOODBINE OAKS NOMINEES – JUNE 11

STALLION HEIRESS, a stakes winner in New Orleans recently and a fast filly by Exchange Rate, tops the list of Oaks nominees along with Chiefswood Stables’ GHOSTLY PRESENCE, a daughter of the red hot Ghostzapper. ELLAN VANNIN is also an Oaks contender as well as on the Plate top 10 according to Woodbine:
AVIE’S ZIP
ch.f.3 by City Zip(Carson City) – Avie’s Tale(Tale of the Cat)
Ivan Dalos Josie Carroll
CEE’S HUMOR
dk b/.f.3 by Tiznow(Cee’s Tizzy) – Elle Point(Distorted Humor)
Conrad Farms Mark E. Casse
CHARLOTTE’S CHARM
gr/ro.f.3 by Kentucky Bear(Mr. Greeley) – Pillow Book(Maria’s Mon)
Linmac Farms David Cotey
CHINA RIDER
b.f.3 by Majestic Warrior(A.P. Indy) – Smart Angel(Smart Strike)
Matthew Cohen and Brian Ivery David A. Cannizzo
CINDERVELLA
b.f.3 by Silent Name (JPN)(Sunday Silence) – Megavella(Megas Vukefalos)
Annecchini & D’Alimonte Holdings Inc. Michael P. De Paulo
CONQUEST VIVI
b.f.3 by Court Vision(Gulch) – Keen Victory(Victory Gallop)
Stronach Stables Mark E. Casse
COOL AND STORMY
ch.f.3 by Stormy Atlantic(Storm Cat) – Cool Slew(Seattle Slew)
Roger and Joyce Schipke Mark E. Casse
COURT ORDER
b.f.3 by Court Vision(Gulch) – Beatrice M.(Langfuhr)
Gustav Schickedanz Michael Keogh
CRUMLIN QUEEN
gr/ro.f.3 by Where’s the Ring(Seeking the Gold) – Kiamika(With Approval)
Dura Racing & M.J.Doyle Racing Stables Ltd. Michael J. Doyle
DANCE READY
dk b/.f.3 by More Than Ready(Southern Halo) – Dance Thewayyouare(Mineshaft)
Track West Racing Inc., Frank McCrea and Donald Whalen Roger L. Attfield
DIAMOND VISION
dk b/.f.3 by Court Vision(Gulch) – Real Scoop(Catienus)
Bonnie Eshelman David Cotey
DYNA’S MISCHIEF
b.f.3 by Into Mischief(Harlan’s Holiday) – Dynaco(Dynaformer)
Ivan Dalos Josie Carroll
ELLAN VANNIN
ch.f.3 by Spring At Last(Silver Deputy) – Vulcan Rose(Fusaichi Pegasus)
Jon Lee Tony Michael Gattellaro
ENSTONE
b.f.3 by Tiznow(Cee’s Tizzy) – La Suena(Storm Cat)
East West Stables Mark E. Casse
ERIN COMMODITY
ch.f.3 by Hansen(Tapit) – Go Go Neigh(Storm Boot)
Hillsbrook Farms Rachel Halden
EVIL WOMAN
b.f.3 by Court Vision(Gulch) – Magna Cum Laude(Pleasant Tap)
Tucci Stables Nicholas Gonzalez
FINANCIAL RECOVERY
dk b/.f.3 by Street Cry (IRE)(Machiavellian) – Flawless Diamond(Saint Ballado)
Narola, LLC and Anderson Farms Ontario, Inc. Catherine Day Phillips
FLASHY’S LEGACY
ch.f.3 by Curlin(Smart Strike) – Regent n’Flashy(Vice Regent)
Terra Racing Stable Kevin Attard
FRAGRANCE
dk b/.f.3 by Malibu Moon(A.P. Indy) – Nadeshiko(Honour and Glory)
Anderson Farms Ontario Inc & Roderick Ferguson Catherine Day Phillips
FRESH PRINCESS
ch.f.3 by Giant Gizmo(Giant’s Causeway) – Kamaina Rose(Royal Academy)
Tony Michael Gattellaro Tony Michael Gattellaro
GAELIC REBELLION
ch.f.3 by Kentucky Bear(Mr. Greeley) – Chasing Victoria(Northern Afleet)
Dura Racing & M.J.Doyle Racing Stables Ltd. Michael J. Doyle
GERTIE T
dk b/.f.3 by Midnight Lute(Real Quiet) – Siwa(Alydeed)
Racer’s Edge Inc. and CEC Stables, Inc. Norman McKnight
GHOSTLY PRESENCE
ch.f.3 by Ghostzapper(Awesome Again) – Five N Forty(Distorted Humor)
Chiefswood Stable Roger L. Attfield
GREEN FREEDOM
b.f.3 by Not Bourbon(Not Impossible (IRE)) – Chasm(Gulch)
Dura Racing & M.J.Doyle Racing Stables Ltd. Michael J. Doyle
HOLY HELENA
dk b/.f.3 by Ghostzapper(Awesome Again) – Holy Grace(Holy Bull)
Stronach Stables Kevin Attard
HOPPING NOT HOPING
dk b/.f.3 by Silent Name (JPN)(Sunday Silence) – Delray Beach(Harlan’s Holiday)
Murray Smith, Christopher Chop and Katharin Von Gavel Barbara J. Minshall
INFLEXIBILITY
b.f.3 by Scat Daddy(Johannesburg) – Halo’s Verse(Unbridled’s Song)
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence Chad C. Brown
INSPIRED VOW
ch.f.3 by Broken Vow(Unbridled) – Ethan’s Car(Cat Thief)
Breeze Easy, LLC Mark E. Casse
IRISH LIGHTNING
gr/ro.f.3 by Kentucky Bear(Mr. Greeley) – Wild Strike(Smart Strike)
Dura Racing & M.J.Doyle Racing Stables Ltd. Michael J. Doyle
KADLEY
b.f.3 by Silent Name (JPN)(Sunday Silence) – Gin N Ginger(Go for Gin)
Ron and William Gierkink John P. LeBlanc, Jr.
KISSING
dk b/.f.3 by Leonnatus Anteas(Stormy Atlantic) – Jingle Berry(Two Punch)
Yvonne Schwabe Saul McHugh
LAKE MANITOU
b.f.3 by Include(Broad Brush) – Gumboots(Storm Boot)
Eaton Hall Farm Michael J. Doyle
LEIGHLIN ROAD
gr/ro.f.3 by Midnight Lute(Real Quiet) – Fresh Sheet(Meadowlake)
Dura Racing & M.J.Doyle Racing Stables Ltd. Michael J. Doyle
LEMON ZIP
b.f.3 by Ghostzapper(Awesome Again) – Lemon Edge(Lemon Drop Kid)
Chiefswood Stable Stuart C. Simon
LISTENLINDALISTEN
b.f.3 by Court Vision(Gulch) – Queen Ofthe Dawn(Sun King)
Conrad Farms Mark E. Casse
LITTLE CHRISTY
b.f.3 by Silent Name (JPN)(Sunday Silence) – Quiet Request(Petionville)
Samotowka Stables, Charlie Buscaglia, Kevin and Kate Cullen Michael P. De Paulo
MADE ME SHIVER
b.f.3 by Maclean’s Music(Distorted Humor) – Tiz News(Tiznow)
Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. (J. G. Sikura) and Quenneville, Joel Josie Carroll
MARITIMECONNECTION
b.f.3 by Lookin At Lucky(Smart Strike) – Maritime Passion(Stormy Atlantic)
Benjamin Hutzel Michael P. De Paulo
MATCHING VOWS
b.f.3 by Broken Vow(Unbridled) – Matching Sox(Tale of the Cat)
Michael James Ambler Nicholas Gonzalez
MISS ADELE
gr/ro.f.3 by Speightstown(Gone West) – Dynamite Cocktail(Dynaformer)
Windhaven
MISS BETTY TO U
b.f.3 by Silent Name (JPN)(Sunday Silence) – Catch a Fire(Indian Groom)
Annecchini & D’Alimonte Holdings Inc. Michael P. De Paulo
MISSY CRISSY
dk b/.f.3 by Court Vision(Gulch) – Miss Crissy(Bold n’ Flashy)
Harlequin Ranches Mark E. Casse
MYTHICAL MISSION
ch.f.3 by Giant’s Causeway(Storm Cat) – Misty Mission(Miswaki)
Sam-Son Farm Malcolm Pierce
RED CABERNET
ch.f.3 by Signature Red(Bernstein) – Gold Leaf Rose(Deputy Commander)
Jim Menzies Ian Black
SHE STANDS PROUD
dk b/.f.3 by Proud Citizen(Gone West) – Woodsmoke(Langfuhr)
Gustav Schickedanz Michael Keogh
SHEZ A TEN I KNOW
dk b/.f.3 by Court Vision(Gulch) – Sheza a Nine Plus(Spend a Buck)
Gary Barber and Quintessential Racing Florida LLC Mark E. Casse
SPRING TEMPEST
dk b/.f.3 by Spring At Last(Silver Deputy) – Hold the Sugar(Forest Wildcat)
Beverly Lewis-Owens & Steve Owens Steve Owens
SPRING IN THE WIND
dk b/.f.3 by Spring At Last(Silver Deputy) – First With Class(Gone West)
Nick Nosowenko Nicholas Nosowenko
STALLION HEIRESS
dk b/.f.3 by Exchange Rate(Danzig) – Mendocino Beano(Smart Strike)
Stallionaire Enterprises Michael Stidham
TETHRA’S MAGIC
dk b/.f.3 by Tethra(Cure the Blues) – Forestry’s Magic(Forestry)
Eaton Hall Farm Michael J. Doyle
TOTAL TEMPER
ch.f.3 by Exchange Rate(Danzig) – Kissin Party(Kissin Kris)
Stanley, Mark H. and Stanley, Nancy W. Eddie Kenneally
TWO TRIBES
dk b/.f.3 by Union Rags(Dixie Union) – Indian Apple Is(Indian Charlie)
Frank D. Di Giulio Jr. Robert P. Tiller
VICTOIRE
dk b/.f.3 by Congrats(A.P. Indy) – Arabis(Deputy Minister)
Sam-Son Farm Malcolm Pierce
WHISPERING SPEAKER
dk b/.f.3 by Proud Citizen(Gone West) – Whispertoascream(Honor Grades)
Frank D. Di Giulio Jr. Robert P. Tiller
WHITE MOON
ch.f.3 by Victor’s Cry(Street Cry (IRE)) – Emma Ain’t Bluffin(Pine Bluff)
Empress Stable Steve Owens
WILL SHE
ch.f.3 by Wando(Langfuhr) – Sweet Bama Breeze(City Zip)
Gustav Schickedanz Michael Keogh
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CLOSED WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017 WITH 56 NOMINATIONS*

 

 

WINX – GOES FOR 10TH GROUP 1 ON SATURDAY IN AUSTRALIA

Considered the greatest racehorse in training today, WINX is in action this weekend

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/superracing/nsw-racing/trainer-john-oshea-admits-hartnell-will-be-no-match-for-winx-in-chipping-norton-stakes/news-story/7988a6d93138f4d07783b965850e6463

 

 

 

HASTINGS PARK TO START LATER
Opening Day at Hastings Now Sunday, April 23
Incentive Programs Increase Horse Population

Vancouver, B.C. (Feb. 21/17) – Opening day to the start of the 2017 Hastings Racecourse thoroughbred season has been pushed back one week to Sunday, April 23 and General Manager Darren MacDonald sees the adjustment as one of many positive developments on the horizon.
“The unpleasant weather we experienced at the start of February resulted in the majority of horses being behind in their pre-season preparations,” MacDonald said. “We will add races later in the meet to make up for the cancellation of opening day. It’s looking like we are on the way to seeing the highest horse population numbers in many years with stall applications currently in the 650 range. The new incentive programs have been well received and that bodes well for a very promising season.”
Ole Nielsen, President of the BC Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association (BCTOBA), says the various incentive programs are all over-subscribed and he sees renewed enthusiasm among breeders and owners.
“Our horse population is up to the point where there are more horses than ever in recent years,” Nielsen said. “In addition, we have 47 new mares, weanlings and yearlings in our province as a result of our fall and winter incentives. It’s unfortunate the bad weather worked against us earlier this month and delayed things, but we’ll make up for it. Everyone is excited.”
Nielsen speaks with authority after having been involved in thoroughbred racing since 1970 as owner of Canmor Farms in Aldergrove and serving as a past president and director of several industry organizations.
Another change on the 2017 Hastings Racecourse schedule entails moving the original race date of Monday, September 4 to Wednesday, September 6 in order to accommodate parking concerns expressed by officials of The Fair at the PNE on its traditional Labour Day closing date. “We’re planning a ‘throwback’ theme relating to the 1990’s when Wednesday night racing was a regular happening,” MacDonald says. “The card will start at 7:00 p.m. and the evening will feature prices from the 90’s when things were a lot less expensive than they are today.”
AT THE WIRE: The Hastings Paddock Sale featuring two-year-olds in training and horses of racing age will be held on Sunday, April 30 instead of April 2. The sale will commence 15 minutes after the last race on the Sunday afternoon card (Apr. 30) with the preview set for Saturday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. following training at Hastings. “We want to give consignors extra time to get their horses ready and put forth fit product for the sale,” MacDonald said.
Hastings Racing Secretary Nichelle Milner is pleased with the amount of horses in training following the unpleasant weather delay. “There has been a lot interest expressed by owners in Alberta,” Milner said. “I’m seeing a steady influx of horses returning to the track for training and because we have some of the best trainers in the industry, I can safely say that they will be ready for opening day.”
Training at Hastings is taking place seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The updated 2017 Hastings Racecourse schedule is available at