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Where are These Successful Cup Winners Now?

As three-year-olds they were stars on the line, superior examples of conformation in the hallowed Coliseum at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. They brought prestige – if only for a brief, shining moment – to their breeders and owners as winners of the Governor General’s or Lieutenant Governor’s Cups. Where are these past winners now? Many did not have noteworthy careers, or didn’t compete in the show ring at all and have slipped into obscurity. A few have passed away. Fortunately, there are some notable success stories. Meet six past Cup winners who went on to make their mark as performance horses, breeding animals, or both. POPEYE K Governor General’s Cup 2000 This bay Canadian Sport Horse colt’s Governor General’s Cup win in 2000 (and second place in the Lieutenant Governor’s Cup) was a hint that he was destined for greatness. Bred by Peter Karneef and developed as a young horse…

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