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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Secretariat

Thoroughbred   October 28, 1973, an incredible thoroughbred nicknamed “Big Red” ran the last race of his awesome career in near darkness on a cold rainy afternoon at Woodbine. Secretariat, the horse who had captivated the imagination of the racing … Continue reading

Soaring Free

Thoroughbred   The pedigree of Soaring Free spoke volumes of an exceptional career that would eventually see the gelding achieve celebrity status as one of Canada’s leading sprinters and turf specialists.  The names that dotted his bloodlines included world champions … Continue reading