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OTTB: Windstrong

There is no limit to the amount of hope an owner has when their homebred racehorse finally makes it to the races. In 2012, a British Columbia-based ownership group of five welcomed a big, strapping colt by the well-bred Storm Cat stallion Storm Victory and from their mare Sonia’s Meadow, a relative of Kentucky Derby winner Strike the Gold. The colt was bred and owned by Ron and Rae Fawcett’s Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds in Heffley Creek, Ashley Krisman, Morris Peter and Warren Wilson. Wilson, a lawyer, had been racing thoroughbreds since the mid 1980s and remembers when Windstrong was getting ready to make his racing debut under the care of trainer Barbara Heads. “He was a strong horse and he seemed to enjoy racing,” said Wilson, currently a director of the B.C. division of the HBPA. Windstrong, affectionately known as Doc, began his career as a 3-year-old and showed plenty of promise…

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