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OTTB: Daughterofthewoods

Daughterofthewoods raced three times in her career and each time, the pint-sized chestnut broke like a bullet and was quickly in front of her rivals. She was bred to be speedy too, as a daughter of leading Canadian stallion Old Forester and from a dam, Avenging Kat, who was a quick 2-year-old stakes winner in British Columbia. Alas, Daughterofthewoods could not keep that power going for more than a furlong or two and owner and breeder Robert Heggie and trainer Stuart Simon realized racing was not the little speedster’s strong suit. Heggie, who has raced three good winners from Avenging Kat, put the filly up for adoption through LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society in the early part of summer, 2017. As fast as the filly was out of the gate, she found a new owner just as quickly. Melanie Robson, 43, had been perusing the LongRun Facebook page, seeking a riding…

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