2011 Sovereign Awards: Champion Older Male – Fifty Proof
Whether in the barn, on the training track or on the racetrack, it's hard to miss Fifty Proof. The chestnut gelding is one of the biggest horses on Woodbine's grounds (reaches 17 h.h.) and carries that distinct white blaze down his face. “He's a big, gentle giant,” said David Willmot of Kinghaven Farms, who owns the son of Kinghaven stallion, Whiskey Wisdom, in partnership with John Fielding and Ben Hutzel. “Everybody loves him around the barn and around the backstretch. He's a really, really loveable horse.” Out of the stakes placed Horatius mare, Phi Beta, Fifty Proof now carries with him another distinguishable quality to be known for, as he was named Champion Older Male at the 37th Sovereign Awards. Bred by the late Bob Anderson near St. Thomas,Ontario, Fifty Proof 's career got off to a late start as he debuted at Woodbine for the first time in Augustof…
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