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Ontario Breds Abroad - Volume 6

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Ontario Breds Abroad - Volume 6

April 9, 2022
Ontario Breds Abroad - Volume 6
Kentucky Derby prep season is in full swing, and Woodbine’s meet opens one week from today, this is this weekend’s Ontario Breds Abroad. (Messier winning the Robert B. Lewis BENOIT PHOTO)
 
HITTING THE BOARD FINISHES – RESULTS FROM LAST WEEKEND
 
WEYBURNPIONEEROF THE NILE - SUNDAY AFFAIR, BY A.P. INDY
Breeder: Chiefswood Stables
1st - Sir Shackleton Stakes pres. by New Holland – Gulfstream Park – Seven Furlongs – Dirt – April 2
 
Tyler Gaffalione settled the Chiefswood Stables homebred into position on the rail, and made his move around the turn. He finished going four wide and kicking nicely to win by two-and-half lengths. This was the first start of the colt’s four-year-old season and the win pushed him over $415,000 in career earnings.
 
SIR SHACKLETON STAKES REPLAY
 
THE LOOKAHEAD - STAKES RACING ACTION THIS WEEKEND
 
MESSIER EMPIRE MAKER - CHECKERED PAST, BY SMART STRIKE
Breeder: Sam-Son Farm
Santa Anita Derby Gr. 1 – Santa Anita – One and one eighth miles – Dirt – April 9
 
The three-year-old colt is making his second start of 2022, his first was a fifteenth length victory in the Gr. 3 Robert B. Lewis on February 16. A first or second place finish today will qualify him for the Kentucky Derby. He breezed five furlongs in 1:00:60 on April 2, and six furlongs in 1:11:40 on March 27.

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