Photo Michael Burns: Safe Conduct 2021 Queen's Plate
The first Ontario Thoroughbred meet of 2022 is less than two months away, and Ontario Racing is launching a new series, Ontario Breds Abroad
to get race fans excited for the upcoming summer meets at Woodbine and Fort Erie.
Ontario Breds Abroad
will feature previews and results of Ontario bred horses in stakes races across the United States. Dive into Volume III below.
HITTING THE BOARD FINISHES
IL MALOCCHIO – SOUPER SPEEDY - EGBERT BAY - BY SLIGO BAY
Breeder: Franco Meli
– Royal Delta Stakes Gr. 3. Gulfstream Park - One-and-one-sixteenth miles. Feb 26.
The daughter of Registered Ontario Stallion, Souper Speedy, put forth a solid effort in her 2022 debut, making a strong attempt to close on second down the stretch, before finishing third by 1 and 1/2, after going off at 27-1.
LOOKING AHEAD - STAKES RACING ACTION THIS WEEKEND
– AWESOME AGAIN - COUNT TO THREE, BY RED RANSOM
Breeder: Sam-Son Farm
Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes Gr. 1 – Santa Anita – One Mile – Turf – March 5
The multiple time graded stakes winner will look to make it back-to-back wins, coming off a victory in the Thunder Road Stakes (Gr. 3) on Feb 5, over the favourite and Gr. 2 winner, Subconscious. He was third in this race last year after a strong close down the stretch. Last Race Replay.
– BODEMEISTER - DUCHESS DANCER BY CONGRATS
Breeder: Mitchell H. Kursner
Mac Diarmida Stakes Gr. 2 Gulfstream Park – One-and-three Eighth Miles (Turf) – March 5
The 2021 Queen’s Plate winner returns from a two-month layoff after wrapping his 2021 campaign with a third-place finish in the Tropical Derby (Listed) Dec. 26 at Gulfstream. He will look to improve on that result at a ¼ mile longer distance. Last Race Replay
– GHOSTZAPPER - DANCE WITH DOVES, BY A.P. INDY
Breeder: Sam-Son Farm
San Carlos Stakes presented by FanDuel Gr. 2
– Santa Anita – Seven Furlongs – March 5
The 5-year-old gelding is making the first stakes start of his career as he steps up in class. The son of Ontario bred mare Dance With Doves, posted a third-place finish in an allowance at Oaklawn in January - his last start. He posted a 3-1-1 record in seven starts in 2021 and earned over $90,000.
– TONALIST - WITTY GAL, BY DISTORTED HUMOR
Breeder: William D. Mott
Heavenly Prize Invitational Stakes
– Aqueduct – One Mile – March 6
The five-year-old mare is making her season debut after a 2021 campaign that saw her post a 2-1-1 record nine starts, including two listed stakes wins, and third place finish in the Go for Wand Handicap (Gr. 3).
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