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2013 Sovereign Awards: Horse of the Year, 2, 3 & Older Champions

HORSE OF THE YEAR UP WITH THE BIRDS Owner/Breeder: Sam-Son Farm (ON). Trainer: Malcolm Pierce. HORSE OF THE YEAR VOTING TOTALS Up With the Birds 113 Forte Dei Marmi 52 Phil’s Dream 40 CHAMPION THREE-YEAR-OLD MALE VOTING TOTALS Up With the Birds 153 River Seven 60 Five Iron 35 Rick Balaz may not have known how prophetic the name Up With the Birds would be when he named a Sam-Son Farm-bred colt in 2010. Balaz liked the song by the same name by the rock band Coldplay. Some of the lyrics would prove to be a foreshadowing for one of the continent’s most famous farms: “A simple plot, but I know one day, good things are coming our way.” Up With the Birds was named Canada’s Horse of the Year of 2013 as well as Champion Three-Year-Old Male when the Sovereign Awards were handed out at Woodbine on April 11,…

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