(Photo - Bob Broadstock and All Wacked Out after the filly won the All Canadian Derby in 2010 - NEW IMAGE MEDIA PHOTO)
It was deep into the Ontario winter of 2009 when Bob Broadstock headed south to Oklahoma City to look for a racing prospect at the January Winter Mixed Sale at Heritage Place.
It did not matter that there were almost 1,000 horses of all ages in the sale or that dozens of other Canadians had also made the trip to shop: Broadstock came home with the horse that changed his life.
All Wacked Out, a solidly-built 2-year-old filly by Eyesa Special, was hip no. 669 and Broadstock was determined to get her.
"I wanted an Eyesa Special," said Broadstock, who races and breeds horses with his wife Marie. "That's it, I wanted a horse by him."
And who wouldn't? Eyesa Special won the All American Futurity in 2000 and was a multiple champion runner with earnings of over $1.6 million.
Broadstock did indeed get All Wacked Out, for a reasonable bid of $10,000, and took her home to their Port Perry, ON farm to begin training. By the time she was ready to race, the Broadstocks knew they had a runner.
"She was pretty quick," said Broadstock, who has been involved in Quarter Horse racing since 1987. Indeed, the filly won the first two races of her career and as a 3-year-old in 2010, took the $102,000 All Canadian Derby and the $60,200
“She was my first stakes winner and by far the best horse I have had so far,” said Broadstock, who is also the president of Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc.
All Wacked Out raced until 2014 and retired with 15 wins from 52 starts and earnings over $217,000.
The Broadstocks now await the mare’s first foal which will arrive in the spring of 2016. If she passes on her heart and talent to that foal, the family could be in store for more exciting racing.
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