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4 /12/13 - Revitalization Preliminary Report on Horse Racing in BC was released on Friday, April 12, 2013. CLICK HERE to read.

 

2/06/13 - Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society of BC becomes the latest Affiliate of Horse Council BC (HCBC). READ MORE HERE.

 

2/05/13 - The Jockey Club Launches Registry Android Apps

Dear Interactive Registration User, In February 2011, The Jockey Club launched its first Registry app for the iPhone, the Identification App, which enabled customers to upload photos for Registration Applications, and later allowed for the submission of markings.

In February 2012, we launched the Naming App, which enabled names to be claimed, changed, reserved, or generated directly from your iOS device.

Now, we are proud to announce that the Identification App and the Naming App are available for mobile devices that operate the Android operating system. Both may be downloaded directly from Google Play or by clicking here.

The iOS versions of these apps saw a steady growth in the use of mobile devices for registration processes, especially naming. We continue to work to develop new ways to leverage the capabilities of mobile devices for breeders and owners.

We encourage you to download and use these apps from your smartphone. We are confident you will find them to be effective and efficient when conducting registration and naming with our offices.

Kind regards,

Registration Services
The Jockey Club
Phone (859) 224-2700
Fax (859) 224-2710

 

2/01/13 - Following the BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee’s meeting on Thursday, January 31, 2013, the committee has released this memo --- [CLICK HERE]

 

1/30/13...the CTHS office wishes to advise that the Breeders' Awards cheques will be mailed on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. This year's percentages are: Broodmare Awards - 16.49% and Stallion Awards - 13.50%

 

1/11/13...Proposed Industry Enhancement Program

This proposal was circulated at an Industry meeting amongst CTHS, BCTOBA and HBPA on January 3, 2013. 
Please email your comments and suggestions to cthsbc@cthsbc.org   Click here to read.

 

12/18/12...Jockey Club Registration Fee Increase for 2013

Starting January 1st, 2013, the Jockey Club Registration Fees will be increased by $25.00. The $25.00 increase will be applied towards Thoroughbred after care. It is the understanding of the CTHS B.C. Division that the extra fees for British Columbia registrations will go to the New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society.

 

12/18/12...Letter to Industry Principals by Douglas S. Scott, Chairman, BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee. CLICK HERE TO READ

 

12/18/12..2013 B.C. Racing Calendar FINAL - CLICK HERE TO READ

 

2012 Thoroughbred Awards Dinner - Results

Red Rock Farm – 50 years of Consecutive membership in the CTHS

Ed Dittloff and Merv Nelson – Ambassador’s awards – CTHS

Breeder of the winner of Sadie Diamond Futurity
(I Want To Dust Her)
Breeder: Red Rock Farm

Breeder of the winner of Jack Diamond Futurity
(Proud Victor)
Breeder: J. C. Stables

Champion Sire of Two Year Olds
Storm Victory

Champion Sire
Finality

Champion Broodmare
Bahrain Star

Leading Breeder
Canyon Farms

Top Claimer Under $15,000
(One’s Own Accord)

Owner: Travis Henderson

Top Claimer Over $15,000
(Bearrock N Roll)

Owner: Bob Leffler

HBPA of BC Backstretch Awards
Linda Sentes
Alex Murray

Diamond Award of Excellence
Mario Gutierrez
Strait of Dover – Canyon Farms

Hall of Fame Inductees
Glen Todd
Monashee

Leading Jockey
Amadeo Perez

Leading Apprentice Jockey
Marlo Dunn

Leading Trainer
Troy Taylor

Leading Owner
Glen Todd

I Want To Dust Her
Champion 2-Year Old Filly – Open & B.C. Bred Divisions

Owner: Nick and Pauline Felicella
Breeder: Red Rock Farm

Proud Victor
Champion 2-Year Old Male - Open & B.C. Bred Divisions

Owner: Riversedge Racing Stables, Ltd.
Breeder: J. C. Stables

Racing for Gold
Champion 3-Year Old Filly - B.C. Bred Division

Owner: Rob and Bruno Fiorvento, Blair Law and Bill Randall
Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. E. M. Dittloff & K. D

Evelyn’s Dancer
Champion 3-Year Old Filly - Open Division

Owner: Mark Dedomenico LLC & North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc.
Breeder: Bryan Lyster, Gray Lyster et al

Taylors Deal
Champion 3-Year Old Male - B.C. Bred Division

Owner: North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc.
Breeder: Clive Lytle, Linda Lytle &Can-A-Mex Farms

Second City
Champion 3-Year Old Male - Open Division

Owner: Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.
Breeder: Darley

P. S. Touch Down
Champion Older Female – B.C. Bred Division

Owner: Telford Farms
Breeder: Pat Gormley

Class Included
Champion Older Female – Open Division

Owner: Michael & Amy Feuerborn
Breeder: Michael & Amy Feuerborn

Taylor Said
Champion Older Male – Open & B.C. Bred Divisions

Owner:  North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc.
Breeder: Clive Lytle, Linda Lytle &Can-A-Mex Farms

Champion Sprinter
Herbie D

Owner:  George Robbins
Breeder: George Robbins

B.C. Bred Horse of the Year
Taylor Said

Owner:  North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc.
Breeder: Clive Lytle, Linda Lytle &Can-A-Mex Farms

Horse of the Year
Taylor Said

Owner:  North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc.
Breeder: Clive Lytle, Linda Lytle &Can-A-Mex Farms

 

 

 

11/19/12...Horse Racing Industry Management Committee - Industry Notes - Meeting of November 19, 2012

The B.C. Horse Racing Industry Management Committee met on November 19th and is in a position to report on the following areas:

Strategic Planning Process


The Committee has reached consensus on the principles underpinning an updated operating and financial model for B.C. horse racing, designed to make it as sustainable as market forces will allow. Work will continue on the writing of a preliminary Strategic Report encompassing these principles and setting out recommendations for how a new model would be implemented.
The intention is to release this report publicly before the end of the calendar year. A consultation process with industry stakeholders will be set up to gather feedback from interested parties in early 2013 before final decisions on implementation are made by the Committee.

2013 Budget and Allocations


The Committee received and approved in principle a budget for industry income proposed for 2013 by the Financial Working Group. The Group has been asked to consider several factors that would have a bearing on anticipated income for next year before the Committee gives its final approval to the 2013 budget. The Committee decided that the same funding allocation percentages that have been in effect for industry partners in 2012 will remain in effect for 2013.

Costs of extended Standardbred season


The Committee has determined that it is the responsibility of the Standardbred sector to cover the costs of an extended racing season at Fraser Downs (relative to the six-month season conducted in 2011). The Track Operator has been directed to provide details of these extra costs, which will be reviewed by the Committee prior to approval.

Analysis of Teletheatre BC (TBC)


The Committee considered a presentation on TBC and opportunities that may exist to improve its income-earning potential for the sake of the industry as a whole. These include potential collaboration with the B.C. Lottery Corporation that could see wider distribution for online wagering on horse racing, as well as other initiatives. The Committee agreed in principle with the analysis presented and will consider further detailed recommendations based on additional study.

 

11/11/12..

Goldstryke Glory, by Second In Command, owned by Barry Holmes, ran 2nd, beaten only a length, in the $150,000 Glorious Song Stakes for 2 year old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack.

 

10/14/12...small field with big winner...


Glencoe Kid (Repent), now racing for NATHC,Inc. and Mark DeDemonico LLC. and trained by Troy Taylor was a 4 1/2 length winner of Sunday's $75,000 Royal Ascot Grduation Stakes over Carousel Farms, Can Am and Tony Cloutier's Step Up, who is trained by Mark Cloutier. In third place was R.J. and Lois Bennett's juvenile Tracker. The sloppy surface slowe the colts and geldings to 1:45.86 over the sloppy track.

10/14/12...Fantasy field gets dusted...

Nick and Pauline Felicella's two-yea-old filly I Want to Dust Her (Mass Market) dusted a fine field in the $75,000 Fantasy Stakes at Hastings on Sunday.Trained by Lenoire Dubios and ridden by Richard Hamel, the filly drew away in the stretch to win by4 1/4 lengths over the extended distance of 8.5 lengths through the sloppy going. Second, three lengths ahead of the third horse wasInnocent Love.

10/14/12.....Big Day for B.C. Bred Sales Stakes winners....

Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd's astute sale purchase Proud Victor (Storm Victory) drew clear in late stretch to win the $100,000 Jack Diamond Futurity by 4 1/4 lengths on Sunday at Hasting .Bred in B.C. by J.C. Stable, the winner is trained by Greg Tracey and was ridden byPedro Alvardo.

The $100,000 Sadie Diamond Futurity winner was taken in the sale by the Red Rock Farm I Want to Dust Her(Mass Marke)t, now owned by Nick and Pauline Felicella and trained by Lenore Dupois.


George Robbin'shomebred champion Herbie D (Orchid's Devil) gained the lead and drew off to a 2 3/4 length victory in Monday's Derby Bar and Grill Express Sakes. Amadeo Perez rode the winner for trainer Rob Glker and completed the six furlongs in 1:11.63 over the fast track. The overwhelming favorite returned a meagre $2.60.

10/13/12...Local interest wins by 9 lengths.

Local interest 2 year old filly Goldstryke Glory by Second In Command, won the 4th race at Woodbine by 9 lengths. Goldstryke Glory was bred, foaled and raised at Road's End Farm.

10/06/12...Sale purchase rewarding win...


S R Rocketman
(Gilded Time), purchased by Nick and Pauline Felicella in the 2011 CTHS Sale, took the feature at Hastings on Saturday. The winner led from start to finish and covered the 6.5 furlongs in 1:19.16 paying $9.50. S R Rocketman is a half-brother to SW HOTENUFORYOU and SP Yoorock Gal.

09/30/12...Ruffy Joe smooth in Sale Stakes...

After drifting slightly in the stretch, Century Plaza's young colt Ruffy Joe (Gilded Time) went on to take Saturday's $50,000 CTHS Sale Stakes for colts and geldings. Peter Redekop's Alberta Breeze (Gilded Time) finished well for the place, just one length back of the winner and 7.5 lengths ahead of Dr. Lois Philp's third place Simon Templar (Tempered Appeal) who closed five-wide at odds of 13-1. Bred and sold by Tod Mtn. Thoroughbreds, the winner is trained by Carl Lausten and was ridden by Antonio Reyees. The final time was 1:45.05 and the winning payoff was $6.40.

 

09/29...Filly strikes it rich in Sale Stakes...

Rob and Bruno Fiorvento, Blair Law and Bill Randall's three-year-old filly, Racing for Gold (Finality) purchased in the 2010 CTHS Sale from her breeders, Mr. and Mrs. and K. Dittloff and scored a thrilling victory Saturday at Hastings when she won the sophomore filly division of the $50,000 CTHS Sale Stakes by a shortening neck. The winner was trained by Phil Hall and ridden by Amadeo Perez for her new connections. The final time for the 8.5 furlongs over the fast racing strip was 1:46.59 and the win return was an even $6.00. Garry, Laurie and Roland Kugler's Tempered Sapphire (Tempered Appeal) just missed in the photo but finished a neck in front of Dance the Wind (Second in Command), the heavy favorite, who was racing for Clive and Linda Lytle.

09/19...

CTHS (BC Division) congratulates Mary Rendleman of Sicamous who was the lucky winner of the grand prize draw of an all-expenses paid trip to the 2012 Breeders’ Cup!!!!

 

2012 Sale shows off plenty of potential talent as buyers bring plenty of cash to spend on the evening.


A total of 84 horses, 80 of them yearlings, went to the barns of some astute horsemen when the sale was completed Friday evening at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. The sale's top buyer, Peter Rededkop spent $118,000 on Hip #94, the highest bid, from the Red Rock Farm consignment, an unnamed colt by Finality out of Remarkable Gal, making him a half or full brother to several prominent stakes winners.

Sale regulars, Nick and Pauline Felicella purchased Hip#105, an unnamed filly by Stephanotis out of the stakes winner Skyborne. The filly was purchased from the strong Canmor Farm consignment.


09/03...2011 Champion sizzles in sprint...




George Robbin's homebred champion Herbie D (Orchid's Devil) gained the lead and drew off to a 2 3/4 length victory in Monday's Derby Bar and Grill Express Sakes. Amadeo Perez rode the winner for trainer Rob Glker and completed the six furlongs in 1:11.63 over the fast trck. The overwhelming favorite returned a meagre $2.60.

 

08/24…Friday's Fillies Sales Stakes to Tempered Steel…



Nite N Day Management and Joanne Todd's two-year-old filly Tempered Steel (Tempered Appeal) rallied late to win the $50,000 CTHS Sales Stakes for fillies on Friday night at Hastings. The winning filly was purchased by her owners from Tod Mtn. Thoroughbreds from the 2011 sale by her current connections. Ridden by Frank Fuentes for conditioner Brian O'Connell, the winner finished ¾ length ahead of Nick and Pauline's regally bred I Want To Dust Her (Mass Market) who was 2 ½ lengths clear of L.D.S. Enterprisies Kiri's Gal (Kiidashi) at the finish of the 6.5 furlong sprint. Tempered Steel covered the distance in 1:19.59 and returned $11.60 to win. The heavy favourite in the six-horse field, Bamboo Dream (Finality), finished a closing fourth after being fractious in the gate.

08/24…Surprise in Colt and Gelding division of Sale Stakes…



Alpine Lad (Gilded Time), a homebred gelding racing for Peter Redekop, trained by Craig MacPherson and ridden by Fernando Perez led throughout the $50,000 Sales Stakes to post a three-length victory over Lysa MacPherson's Shotgun Ralph (Cause to Believe) in 1:20.76, who was 2 ¾ lengths clear of Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.'s After Court (Doneraille Court) who finished third. The winner returned a lucrative $54.40 after leaving from the eight post position in the reduced field of nine. Alpine Lad, out of Stroll Fast, has a half-sister in the sale, Hip #114 selling in the Wild Rose Farm consignment. Redekop had earlier success with Alpine Lad's half-sister Alpine Lass, winning the Timber Music Stakes and finishing 2nd in the BC Cup Debutante.

08/23...CTHS Sales Stakes Featured Friday Night....

Friday night, Hastings features the two divisions of the $50,000 CTHS Sales Stakes for two-year-olds. In the third race, for filies, Bamboo Free carries the top weight of 120 lbs in the field of seven and leaves from the rail post.Bamboo Free was purchased in 2011 as a yearling from the Whitewood Farm consignment and races for U.M.A. Enterprises. Pat Leaney is the trainer.

In the seventh race, a large field of eleven faces the starter in the $50,000 Colts and Geldings Division with Stormin for Becka toting top weight of 117 lbs. and post leaving the gate from post position four. Stormin For Becka was picked from the 2011 consignment for his owner L.D.S. Enterprises by trainer Craig MacPherson.

08/19…Local hero wins Longacres Mile…

Continuing his stakes-winning streak, North American Thoroughbred Horse Company Inc's local hero Taylor Said (Stephanotis), bred in B.C. by Clive and Linda Lytle and Can-A-Mex Farms added the prestigious Longacres Mile to his growing resume on Sunday afternoon at Emerald Downs. The winning margin was just a head and the final time was an exceptional 1:33.79 over the track listed fast. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez for trainer Michael Puhuch, the winner has now won his last five stakes including the BC Cup Classic in is last start at Hastings. The four-year-old gelding has strong connections in this year's CTHS Sale.

A CTHS sale purchase himself, Taylor Said has a full sister entered in the Can-A-Mex Farm consignment selling as Hip#44.
The winner's dam Fleet Amyanne, has also produced recent stakes winner Taylor's Deal (Second in Command).

08/17…High End Man takes Derby Trial…

Gary McNeil's homebred three-year-old gelding High End Man (Joey Franco) was a convincing winner of the $50,000 Richmond Derby Trial Friday night at Hastings. Sent off at odds of even money, the winner, trained by Pete Gregory and ridden by Amadeo Perez, took the lead entering the stretch and drew off to win by 5 ¼ lengths. The final time was 1:42.88 for the 8.5 furlongs and the winner returned a modest $4.10.

 

BC CUP 2012

08/06…Taylor Said romps in classic…

North American Thoroughbred Horse Company's four-year-old sensation Taylor Said (Stephanotis), purchased by Glen Tod in the 2009 CTHS Sale from Linda and Clive Lytle and Can-A-Mex Farms drew off to a 6 1/4 length victory in the prestigious $75,000 Redekop British Columbia Cup Classic on Monday at Hastings.Trained by Troy Taylor and ridden by Fernando Perez, the gelding finished ahead of Edgar Smith's Tommy Danzigger (High Demand), who was 1 1/4 lengths in front of W. Oliver,L. Russell, Ravensgood Stable and Cowboys n Indians Stable's Jump Up and Kissme (Finality). The winner covered the classic nine furlongs in 1:47.91 and was the overwhelming favourite, returning a meagre $2.80. The win was Taylor Said's fifth in a row including his last four black-type events. His consignors have listed a full sister to this years sale as Hip #44. Taylor Said is also a half-brother to Turf Paradise Derby winner Taylors Deal.

08/06…Proud Nursery Stakes winner…

Proud Victor (Storm Victory), bred in B.C. by J.C. Stables and racing for Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd, led all the way on the inside to capture the $50,000 BC Cup Nursery Stakes. Carousel Farm, Can Am and Toni Cloutier's Step Up (Quiet Cash) finished 2 3/4 lengths behind the favourite and 1/2 length in front of R.J. and Lois Bennett's Tracker (Finality) who finished third. The winner completed the 6.5 furlongs in 1:17.50 and returned a modest $3.40.

08/06...Dogwood goes to Gosailglio…

Foundation Stables' homebred three-year-old filly Gosailaglio (Finality) lit up the board when she led wire-to-wire to win by a convincing 3 1/2 lengths at odds of 26-1. The favorite, Rob and Bruno Fiorvento, Blair Law and Bill Randall's filly Racing for Gold (Finality) finished second a 1/2 length ahead of Shilel Stables Graffiti Grace (Mazel Trick). The winner covered the 8.5 furlongs in 1:45.01 and returned a whopping $54.20 as the days first real upsetter.

08/06...Debutante to Bamboo Dream…

Bred and sold in B. C. division of the CTHS Sale by Whitewood Farm, the juvenile filly Bamboo Dream (Finality) came from well off the pace to post 1 3/4 length win in the $50,000 BC Cup Debutante Stakes. Purchased and now racing for U.M.A. Racing Stables Ltd., and being trained by Patty Leaney, the recent maiden winner completed the 6.5 furlongs in 1:18.83 and paid a solid $20.60. Tak Inouye, Dennis and Lillian Koyanagi and Roy Kobayahi's Lil Miss Bean (Mass Market) finished second a length ahead of Swift Thoroughbreds fast closing Williamette (Rosberg).

08/06…Touch Down in Distaff…

Bred and racing for P. Gormley's Telford Farms, P.S. Touch Down (Stephanotis) tracked the leaders before taking over on her way to a decisive 1 3/4 length win in the $50,000 BC Cup Distaff. Trained by Cindy Krasner and ridden by Jeffrey Birmingham, the winner finished 1/2 length ahead of Nick and Pauline Felicella's Orchid Silver (Devil's Orchid) and another 1 1/4 lengths ahead of R.J. And Lois Bennett's chestnut Tierra Del Feugo (Finality). Time for the nine furlongs was 1:50.01 and the winner returned a strong $27.20.

08/06…Brother act in Stellar's Jay…

The three-year-olds squared off in the $50,000 BC Cup Stellar's Jay and saw Redekop Classic winner Taylor Said's (Stephanotis) younger 1/2 brother Taylors Deal (Second in Command) draw off the a clear 5 1/4 length victory as the strong favourite. The winner stalked the leaders before drawing off ahead of Wayne Oliver, Blair Law, Rob Fiorvento and Cowboys n Indians Stable's Wilo Kat (Katahaula County) who got up for the place and Gary McNeil's High End Man (Joey Franco) who hung on for the show. Hip #44 in the upcoming sale, nominated by Can-A-Mex Farms, is a full sister to BC Cup Classic winner Taylor Said and a half-sister to Stellar's Jay winner Taylor's Deal.

 

 

07/31 - Toronto - Straight of Dover's season is over. The Queen's Plate winner has been shut down for the remainder of the 2012 thoroughbred campaign because of ligament alignment. Trainer Dan Vella figures the prized three-year-old was injured just over a week ago during a traingin season in preparation for the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes, slated for Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Straight of Dover was generally regarded as the horse to beat in the Breeders' Stakes, the 1.5-mile turf event and final jewel of Canadian racing's Triple Crown...The Vancouver Sun


 

07/27 - The following communication is on behalf of the B.C. Horse Racing Industry Management Committee and chairman Douglas S. Scott: 

 

Hastings renewal a positive development 

The Horse Racing Industry Management Committee congratulates Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and the City of Vancouver for the two-year renewal of the operating agreement for Hastings Racecourse announced today. 

The Committee feels the renewal is a positive development for the future of horse racing in B.C.  It provides much-needed certainty for thoroughbred racing in Vancouver in the short term and it means the industry can now focus on the development of our future plan to secure a vibrant and sustainable industry for decades to come. 

A preliminary report from the Committee is expected to be released within a few months and further consultations with the industry will follow. Any changes adopted for the structure and operation of the industry within British Columbia will take some time to implement and the two-year renewal for Hastings fits well with the Committee’s timeframe for that transition.

 

07/18

The CTHS Board of Directors has decided to initiate a new incentive, starting in 2013, for people to own BC-bred horses.  The incentive is a two-year-old race series comprised of three races for colts and three races for fillies.

The races for the colts division:

  • BC Cup Nursery
  • Jack Diamond Futurity
  • Ascot Graduation

The races for the fillies division:

  • Debutante
  • Sadie Diamond Futurity
  • Fantasy

If a colt/filly wins all three races in its division the owner of the colt or filly will receive a bonus of $10,000. The breeder of the successful colt or filly will also receive a bonus of $5,000.

If the colt/filly wins the BC Derby or BC Oaks the following year, the owner will receive an added bonus of $25,000.

 

07/07...All-time leading BC-bred retired...

Nick and Pauline Felicella's
ten-year-old gelding Spaghetti Mouse, bred by Black Canyon Thoroughbreds and the all-time leading BC-bred money earner with close to $950,000 in earnings has been retired. The Felicella's purchased Spaghetti Mouse in the CTHS sale in 2003 for $18,000 and the champion won the B.C. Derby in 2005. Spaghetti Mouse will take on a new career as a show jumper under his current trainer Lenore Dubois.

07/04...The following message is sent on behalf of Chairman Douglas S. Scott and the members of the BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee:

Update on strategic planning

The British Columbia Horse Racing Industry Management Committee discussed the future of the province’s horse racing industry in a strategic planning session held in late June.

The Committee spent parts of two days reviewing the results of consultations with all elements of the industry, and began the process of considering a variety of options for a sustainable horse racing business model for future years.

The Committee feels it made significant progress on addressing some of the issues that face the industry at present. The intention is to look more closely at several alternatives that have the potential to allow horse racing to flourish in B.C. for years to come.

The Committee plans to issue a preliminary report by late summer or early fall.

In addition to chairman Douglas S. Scott, members of the Committee include:

·         Gar Campbell, representing the Standardbred sector

·         Michael Graydon, President and CEO, BC Lottery Corp.

·         Jim McGrogan, representing the track operator, Great Canadian Gaming Corp.

·         George Morfitt, former B.C. Auditor-General

·         Glen Todd, representing the Thoroughbred sector

07/02...Taylor says it all on Canada Day...


Taylor Said
(Catchamoment Photos)

Clive and Linda Lytle and Can-A-Mex Farms'
B.C.-bred Taylor Said (Stephanotis), racing for North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc. and an honour graduate from the CTHS British Columbia Sale made it three black-type scores in a row Monday, when he ran away from the best on the grounds to win the Lt. Governors Handicap by two lengths over Sue and Kay Ohashi's Three Wood, who fiinished a short nose ahead of third-place finisher, Tres Hombres' Senor Rojo. An easy win in the $50,000 John Longden Stakes and a repeat performance in the $50,000 Sir Winston Churchill Handicap for older horses has vaulted this gelding to the head of his division. Trained by Troy Taylor and ridden by Fernando Perez, the winner covered the 8.5 furlongs in 1:43.63 after leading under pressure all the way over the 'wet fast' track. Taylor Said, out of Fleet Amyanne was purchased in the CTHS Yealing and Mixed Sale as a yearling and has a full-sister nominated to the 2012 sale in the Can-A-Mex consignment that will surely attract a lot of attention.


07/02...Maiden optional winners another sale purchase...


Red Red Rose
(Catchamoment Photos)

Red Red Rose
(Mutakddim) another astute purchase from the 2011 sale by Riversedge Racing Stable, was an impressive winner in his first start on Monday over a sloppy nursery course at Hastings. The winner was consigned to the 2011 sale by his breeders Paul Hunter and Jennifer Jackson. Ridden by Enrique Gonzalez for trainer Greg Tracey, Red Red Rose paid a solid $1460 and covred the sloppy track in :39.86. The winner's dam is SW CATAHOULA ROSE, a daughter of Katahaula County that earned over $250,000.

07/01...Sales grads continue to perform...


Take a Back Road
(Catchamoment Photos)

Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd's
2011 sale grad Take a Back Road (Storm Victory) took the opening race comfortably Sunday at Hastings' when he bested a field of $20,000 maidens by an easy length. The winner was plucked from the Helen Klimes consignment in 2011 and has a half-sister by Stephanotis consigned to this year's sale in the Klimes consignment. The dam, Thoughtful Queen, a daughter of Bates Motel is a half-sister to SW SALSA EXPRESS.

07/01.....Hello Frankie won a Maiden $75,000 claimer at Hollywood Park breaking his maiden after 2 runner up finishes. He sold for $35,000 in the 2010 sale and has a half brother by Cause to Believe in the 2012 sale.

06/30...BC-bred Sales grad loves the off going...

Racing for Gold
(Finality), bred in B.C. by Mr. and Mrs. E. Dittloff and K. Dittloff and racing for Rob and Bruno Fiorvento, Blair Law and Bill Randall, took to the off track Saturday and stormed to a close victory in the afternoon's feature event, a $50,000 Optional Claimer for three-year-old fillies. The winner is a daughter of Drop of Gold, an unraced mare by Stephanotis that is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner I'm Free (Free at Last), and was purchased in the 2010 CTHS yearling and mixed sale.


06/24..Rrecord performance by first BC-bred to win Queen's Plate...


Strait of Dover
(Michael Burns Photo)

One of the biggest days in British Columbia breeding and racing happenned at Woodbine on Sunday when Strait of Dover (English Channel), became the first BC-bred in history to win Canada's premier race, the $1,000,000 Queen's Plate over a polytrack surface he had never lost on. The winner was bred in the dogwood province and races for Wally and Terry Leong's Canyon Farms and is the 10th runner and second stakes winner out of Bahrain Star, a daughter of Danzig and is a half-brother to local stakes winner Starlite Strike. The winner, trained by Dan Vella was ridden by B.C. born rider Justin Stein for the biggest moment in his riding career. The final time, 2:01.99 was a record over the rain drenched polytrack and the winner was well backed at Woodbine returning $$9.60 to his devoted backers.

06/15...Sale purchase graduates in style...

L.D.S. Enterprises Ltd's
2011 sale purchase Officer's Charm (Officer) left the maiden ranks Friday night at Hastings, winning a $40,000 maiden optional over the nursery course by 2 3/4 lengths. Bred and sold by Prescott Farms, the B.C.-bred is trained by Craig MacPherson and was ridden by Inoel Beato. The winning time was a quick :39.18 and the winner returned $6.90. The winner, out of the mare Wednesday's Out, has a half-brother in the upcoming sale by Finality consigned by Prescott Farms.

06/10...Impressive maiden win for '09 sale grad...


Wailin' Jack
(Catchamoment Photos)

Carl Lausten
and Gabriel Mathussek's four-year-old gelding Wailin' Jack (Kiridashi) found the winner's circle for the first time Sunday at Hastings, when he defeated a strong $40,000 maiden optional group by 1/2 length as the crowd favorite. Bred in B.C. and sold in the 2008 CTHS Sale by Jack Hoggard, the winner is a half-brother to SP Potato Lad and SP Princess Alex.

06/09...Sale grad upsets in feature...

Ganbei
(Catchamoment Photos)

Ganbei
(Vying Victor), racing for R.J.T. Thoroughbreds and bred in B.C. by Battle Creek Farm, came from off the pace to win Hastings' feature on Saturday, an 8.5 furlong test for older horses. The winner, a CTHS Yearling and Mixed Sale Grad, is trained by Mel Snow and was ridden by Marlo Dunn. The winning time was 1:44.90 and the winning payoff was $16.80. Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd's SW Inhisglory was second, 1 1/4 lengths back and was claimed by trainer Greg Tracey for the $35,000.


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Ministry of Housing
and
Social Development
Gaming Policy
and
Enforcement Branch
3rd Floor, 910 Government St.
Victoria, BC  V8W 1X3

LEADING BREEDERS
2012
Canyon Farms
2011
Red Rock Farm
2010
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Bennett
2009
Canvasback Farms
2008
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Bennett
2007

Bent Tree Farm
2006
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Bennett
2005
Bryan and Carol Anderson
2000-2004
Mr./Mrs. R.J. Bennett
1999 
Bill and Susan Stewart
1987-1998
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Bennett
1986
Dr. Vic Demetrick
1982-1985
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Bennett
1978-1981
Mr. and Mrs. M. Hamilton

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