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Relative Strength – The Everatt Family

The quest for longevity and perfection in breeding thoroughbred racehorses has kept the Everatt family of St. Thomas, Ontario among the top operations in Canada for over two decades. The husband and wife team of James and Janeane and their daughter Arika Everatt-Meeuse made it all the way up to the number five breeders in the country in 2010, behind powerhouses Adena Springs, Eugene Melynk, Sam-Son Farm and Gardiner Farms, by earnings per foal. In 2011, products of the family's Shannondoe Farm won 20 races from 40 starts and two of them, Sand Cove and Euro Platinum, were stakes winners. And those stats come from yearling crops that have rarely been over a dozen each season. “We try to produce the best racehorse we possibly can,” said Arika-Everatt-Meeuse, 42, who manages the St. Thomas farm and oversees the workings of the family's Kentucky farm, Colton Springs. Among the secrets of…

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