I LOOOOOVE SNOW!
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
BYRNE SELLS THURSDAY TOPPER
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.
CANADIAN BUYERS FROM WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AT KEENELAND
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
NORSE RIDGE OPEN HOUSE
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.
GARDINER FARMS OPEN HOUSE
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.
MONDAY’S ECLIPSE AWARDS – WE CAN HARDYLY WAIT!
FROM THE TIMESUNION.COM – ALBANY
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
HORSE RACING MOVIES COMING UP
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
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.
SO JUST WHO IS PLAYING SECRETARIAT IN THE MOVIE?
meet CYCLONE LARRY!
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
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!
Hay, oats and running fast!