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Ontario Racing Stallion Spotlight: Sir Dudley Digges

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Ontario Racing Stallion Spotlight: Sir Dudley Digges

January 25, 2021
Ontario Racing Stallion Spotlight: Sir Dudley Digges
Inside Track:
“I am excited to have him in Ontario because he is a local superstar. He was born here, he proved himself here and elsewhere, and now, it’s just fitting that he stands in Ontario. He will soon be one of the best sires Ontario has ever seen.” – Cole Bennett
 
Highlights:
* winner of the 2016 Queen's Plate (watch video here: Sir Dudley Digges)
* begins his stallion career at the Orangeville, ON farm of horseman Cole Bennett after the horse sold at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale
* 7-year-old son of Gio Ponti won seven of 32 starts with earnings of over $1 million
* well-traveled runner went on in later campaigns to win the Old Friends Stakes at Kentucky Downs, and traveled to Barbados to win the 2018 Barbados Gold Cup for owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey
* triple-digit speed figures on dirt, Polytrack, and turf
* bred in Ontario by Bernard and Karen McCormack, Sir Dudley Digges is out of the stakes-winning Kris S. mare My Pal Lana, whose five foals to race are all winners
* eligible mares would be allowed to stay and breed at the farm this coming spring with no boarding charges. Plans are also in the works to offer bonuses to 2-year-old maiden special weight winners by the new stallion
* “He's a beautiful big animal. You walk through the barn and see him and say, ‘Wow, who's he? He must be the best horse in the barn.’ He could post big numbers on every surface, poly, dirt and turf, not to mention he won in Barbados going the "wrong" direction [they run clockwise there]” – Cole Bennett


Dave Landry Photo 

Breeding Farm:
Orangeville, ON
 
Stud Fee:
$3,500
 
Information:
www.facebook.com/sirdudleydigges
 
Contact Info:
colebennet@hotmail.com 
204 963 3779
 

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