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OTTB: Go Greeley, John Ross & Cathy Wong

In 2012, John Ross signed a sales slip at a Woodbine yearling sale for a big bay colt for Bud Reynolds, not just a longtime client of the trainer but also a close friend. Ross and Reynolds’ Jam Jar Stable were already a dozen years into a successful run with their horses at Woodbine. Reynolds would not get to see this latest purchase race, however, as he passed away just four months after buying the colt, a son of promising young sire Horse Greeley. Ross was able to buy the colt from Reynolds’ widow Jackie and a very special bond formed. That summer of his 2-year-old season, Go Greeley sped through an amazing first season of racing, winning three stakes races from six starts, earning over $375,000 and the Sovereign Award for Champion 2-Year-Old Colt in Canada. Go Greeley was a barn favourite for Ross even when the big guy…

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