Owner Derek Chin wins 2 stakes, freshman sire Souper Speedy sires 2 stakes winners
“Oh yes, that is my weak point. You put me in a sale and I’ll probably buy something. Now even better after tonight” – Derek Chin
You too can buy a nice horse at today’s CTHS ONTARIO YEARLING SALE! 12 noon. Woodbine sales pavilion.
An owner at Woodbine since 2006 when he raced his first few starters, DEREK CHIN had the best day of his racing career Wed. night at Woodbine on Canadian Millions night. The 6th annual CM night, previously Yearling Sales Stakes day, offered 6 stakes races for sales graduates (CTHS Ontario) with purses of $750,000.
Chin was in the winner’s circle with his 2-year-old colt BLESSED TWO in the Simcoe Stakes, a son of the exciting first year Ontario sire SOUPER SPEEDY (Indian Charlie) and the first foal of the stakes placed Bold Executive mare BIRSAY. Bought for $65,000 last year at the CTHS Ontario sale from Willow Ridge Farm as agent for breeder Jennifer Leuty, Blessed Two rallied from the clouds to win the Simcoe in his second career start.
Kevin Attard, who would win another stake race for Chin later in the night, is the trainer and Gary Boulanger rode.
Alex Patykewich’s The Newfie Express, by Victory’s Cry, finished second and Seguimi, also by Victor’s Cry, was third.
The Woodbine main track was incredibly slow on this night and Blessed Two’s time for 6 1/2 furlongs was 1:19.99.
The Simcoe and the other 2yo stakes race, the Muskoka, offered whopping purses of $175,000 and Blessed Two earned $105,000.
Chin and Attard celebrated a 2nd stakes win on the night when TRINI BREWNETTE rallied from far back to win the Algoma Stakes at 1 1/16 miles for fillies and mares.
A $55,000 yearling purchase at the 2014 CTHS sale, Trini Brewnette had not won a race since the 2015 South Ocean Stakes and had been racing in $40K optional claimign events since then with a litany of 2nd place finishes. Eurico Da Silva got this Milwaukee Brew – Dancing Allstar mare up to win however in her 5th outing of the season. She was bred by Trinity West Stables and Mr and Mrs Bud Malette.
Of course the star of the evening was Horse of the Year PINK LLOYD, who needed most of the 6 furlongs of the Kenora Stakes to defeat stablemate Circle of Friends in the 4 horse field. Pink Lloyd, a $30,000 buy 5 years ago by Entourage Stable, has won 13 stakes races now. He is a son of the amazing Old Forester.
The most impressive winner of the night was SPEEDY SOUL, the 2nd stakes winner forst 1st crop sire Souper Speedy on the night. This 2yo filly, owned and bred by Joey Gee Thoroughbreds, was bought back for the paltry sum of $9,500 at the sale last year and she is unbeaten in 2 starts.
From the Perfect Soul mare Classic Soul, Speedy Soul blew away her filly rivals in a fast time (for the night) of 1:18 .53 for 6 1/2 furlongs. Andrew Smith trains.
There is a half sister by Giant Gizmo to Speedy Soul in today’s sale, hip 65.
KINGSPORT, bred by Richard Moylan and owned by Goldmart Farms (and Royal Laser Racing), a longtime sales purchaser and breeder, won the Elgin Stakes in an upset over the amazing Melmich.
Kingsport and jockey Patrick Husbands set very, very slow pace fractions and had a lot left to win the race Melmich won the last 2 years. He is a son of Milwaukee Brew from Green Jewel by Green dancer and it was his 9th win in 27 career races.
The first stakes race of the night, the 1 1/2 mile Halton on turf was won by ENGLISH ILLUSION, a 5yo English Channel gelding bred by Doug Reddington and bought back for $18,000 as a yearling from the sale 4 years ago.
2nd in this race last year,. English Illusion was claimed from his last race by $U Thoroughbred Racing Stable for $45,000 and trainer Sylvain Pion and he held off a troubled Johnny Bear, last year’s champion turf male, to win.
The result came under scrutiny during an inquiry as English Illusion drifted out late under Raffie Hernandez and interfered with Johnny Bear but the result stood.
Good luck to breeders and consignors today – let’s hope the buyers come out in full force and you are rewarded for your hard work!!
(Tomorrow’s Enews (hope you are signed up with Horse-Canada to receive it – will have full info on the sale)