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Catherine Day Phillips’ Winning Formula

With the 2017 Woodbine season off and running, things are much quieter at Kingfield Farms in Maple, ON, home to trainer Catherine Day Phillips and her family. The 150-acre property has been in Day Phillips’ family since her grandparents, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Charles F. W. Burns and his wife, Janet Wilson, bought the farm in 1945. Day Phillips grew up on the farm with her mother and trainer Dinny Day, and her brother, Richard. The current property is now split between the siblings, with Richard running a breeding operation called Kingview Farms on one half and Catherine running the Kingfield racing operation on the other half. Day Phillips, her husband Todd, and sons Blake and Colton, live in the main house that previously belonged to her grandparents, with the training facilities close by. “We built a new training barn in 2001,” Day Phillips said. “It’s a…

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