OTTB: Brandenburg

“Brandenburg,” a Thoroughbred mistakenly thought to be bred by Windfields Farm is living the life with two families at the CAM Equestrian Centre.

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By: Jennifer Morrison |

For 14 years, Dr. Pamela Angle and her family thought the dark-bay Thoroughbred gelding in their King City barn was Brandenburg, a Windfields Farm-bred son of Northern Dancer’s son The Minstrel. At least, that was his name when they bought him from Cynthia Frise.

At the time of this June/July 2018 Canadian Thoroughbred article, Cathy McEwin was caring for Brandenburg at her CAM Equestrian Centre in Mt. Albert. She looked him up in a racing database, believing he was 29. McEwin found out he was a Windfields’ graduate, however, his racing name was Nobel Bill and he was 32.

The story goes on to detail his actual lineage and how he came to Frise, Angle and McEwin, the latter of whom took him on as a favour to Angle after the horse suffered injuries, first to his foot and later his eye. Angle says her family can’t wait for him to return to their farm where the horse – described as quirky, intelligent and ornery – will remain until he dies.

Read the full story on Canadian Thoroughbred.