He’s the leading sire of 2009 by progeny earnings (according to Jockey Club Information systems)

He’s the old man of Ontario – BOLD EXECUTIVE


Photo by Dave Landry





Michael C. Byrne, agent (Park Stud) sold the top priced horse at Thursday’s session of the Keeneland January sale. 

MISSVINSKI, a stakes winning, Group I placed daughter of Stravinsky, sold for $400,000 Aisling Duignan,

Agent as a racing or broodmare prospect.


0809     DB/BR.M. Wicker Park    Susan Foreman, Agent    4,500

    Kingswood Farm LLC, Agent

0824     B.F. Arch — Armourette    Tall Oaks Farm    11,000

    Three Chimneys Sales, Agent

0853     DB/BR.M. Cane Vale    Tall Oaks Farm    4,000

    Denali Stud (Craig and Holly Bandoroff), Agent II

0946     CH.F. Hopeful Moment    John LeBlanc    2,500

    Bluewater Sales LLC, Agent VIII

0971     B.F. Southern Image — La Tour (CHI)    Clayton Gray, Agent    6,000

    Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent XXXII

1045     CH.M. Pure Heaven    Clayton Gray, Agent for Astarte Developments Inc.    3,700

    Nardelli Sales, Agent III

1079     CH.C. Petionville — Inflammatory    Dominion Bloodstock    5,500

    Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), Agent III

1113     DB/BR.F. Silver Purse    Clayton Gray, Agent    5,700

    Warrendale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC

1135     GR/RO.M. Summer Lass    Pat Parente, Agent for Frank Sansano    10,000

    Bluegrass Thor. Services, Inc. (J. Stuart), Agent XX

1329     DB/BR.F. Largo Verde    Dominion Bloodstock    8,000

    Four Star Sales, Agent for The Estate of C. Bruce Hundley(A Complete Dispersal)

1409     B.C. Straight Draw    Clayton Gray    7,000

    Four Star Sales, Agent XIII

1421     B.C. Draw    Clayton Gray    4,500

    Four Star Sales, Agent XIII


It is time again for the Annual Stallion Parade at Norse Ridge Farm – this year we will be showing the Rising

Stars from the World’s Best Sire Lines on Saturday January 23rd starting at 11 AM through 3 PM at the Breeding Division, 16333 Dufferin Street, King Twp. 

For further details please review the Thoroughbred Times Stallion Directory.  Please feel free to check your

mares eNick rating on Werk’s eNicks.

Please note, on this occasion we will also be showing our American Quarter Horse Stallions – Black Moons

Arising & Dm Selexus; Black Moons Arising has been siring 70% winners/starters, 19 ROM, 7 Stakes Finalists,

including AQHA Superior Race Horses TOUCHED BY THE MOON-SI 116 ($143,187), RISING UP THE CHARTS-SI 107 ($125,559 – the 2009 Ontario Bred Maturity Winner) and MAGIC OFF THE CHART-SI 104 ($92,699) with average earnings per starter of $26,411.

For details on our Quarter Horse Stallions please check Stallion eSearch.  Shipped Semen available.


Jan. 31 there is an open house to showcase the stallions at GARDINER FARMS in Caledon, East, Ontario including the Adena Springs Six-Pack – Olmodavor, Giant Gizmo, Silent Name, Sligo Bay, Alphabet Soup and Milwaukee Brew.

The festivities begin at 1 p.m.




by Tim Wilkins

Rachel Alexandra vs. Zenyatta. It’s the most anticipated Horse of the Year announcement in decades. We find out Monday night on the TVG network, but we break it down for you today.

Rachel’s 2009 wins ($2,746,914 in earnings)

Date Race Track

Sept. 5 Woodward Stakes Saratoga Race Course

Aug. 2 Haskell Invitational Monmouth Park

June 27 Mother Goose Stakes Belmont Park

May 16 Preakness Stakes Pimlico

May 1 Kentucky Oaks Churchill Downs

April 5 Fantasy Stakes Oaklawn Park

March 14 Fair Grounds Oaks Fair Grounds

Feb. 15 Martha Washington Stakes Oaklawn Park

Why Rachel will win

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=889206&category=SPORTS#ixzz0cgmHxuYV


Secretariat the movie; It’s among three horse films to follow Seabiscuit

EXCERPT: Canwest News Service

In 2003, a film about a horse that rose from obscurity to success did what many felt could not be accomplished:

It proved to Hollywood, the public enjoys feel good movies. There remains a huge audience for the sport of

horse racing.

Produced for $86 million, Seabiscuit made more than $120 million in the U.S., and $148.5 million worldwide,

ith more profits still coming in through DVDs and other media outlets.

Off that film’s success, at least three other major films about horse racing are in production.

A movie about the life of the legendary Secretariat has completed filming and is in its final editing stages.

It features an all-star cast.

Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. It shows the strong connections between his Canadian-born trainer Lucien Laurin, played by John Malkovich, and jockey Ron Turcotte, born in Grand Falls, N.B., played by real life jockey Otto Thorwarth.

The story follows Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, played by Diane Lane, who despite her lack of

horse-racing knowledge agrees to take over the family’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables after her father falls


With help from Laurin, she defies the odds by navigating the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

Shot on location in Lexington, Kentucky and Louisiana, the cast includes several big names.

“I had a chance to meet with several of the movie’s crew when they were filming in Kentucky and I do wish them the best,” said Turcotte by phone.

To ensure Secretariat’s true story was told and marketed properly, Chenery turned down several offers to make a film. After hearing from Disney Films, she knew the film would be well funded and told truthfully. The company promised her the movie would be fast tracked for completion to the public.

Two other films in development are Luck, being created by horse owner David Milch, who brought the hit series Deadwood to HBO.

“As a horse player and owner, I probably spent over 30 years researching,” said Milch.

Still in talks with producers is FREAKISH, the life story of Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone — the world’s

winningest female jockey and only woman to win a Breeders’ Cup race.



The updated realease date for the movie SECRETARIAT is reported to be October of this year. DIANE LANE plays Penny Chenery.

We did some searching to find out the horse involved and here he is:


 CYCLONE LARRY – photo courtesy North Dakota Horse Park






Here’s some info from his FACEBOOK PAGE

website:     http://www.hrnd.org

Personal Information:

    I am a three year old Thoroughbred gelding, originally born and raised in Western South Dakota and then trained at the North Dakota Horse Park for my career as a racehorse. But then Hollywood called and now I will be the new star of the Disney film about 1973 Triple Crown Winner, Secretariat! Due out in summer of 2010!

Personal Interests:

    Hay, oats and running fast!