New Providence (1956-1981) is a Thoroughbred racehorse who in 1959 became the first official winner of the Canadian Triple Crown.
Retired to stud duty at owner E. P. Taylor's Windfields Farm in Oshawa, Ontario, he met with reasonable success and is best known as the damsire of European Champion Storm Bird who in turn sired Storm Cat.
New Providence died in 1981 and is buried at Windfields Farm.
PHOTO - Taylor And Guests
Millionaire Edward Plunket Taylor (right) at his house in Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, with his son-in-law Alan Edwards and visitors Mrs Henry Mercer and her son Douglas, April 1974. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) * by Slim Aarons * * reference: 56013742
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SENSATIONAL DEBUT - who knew? $4,500 PURCHASE ALMOST SETS TRACK RECORD
DOZEN DANCER, bought by Tony Mattine for $4,500 at the 2006 Ocala August yearling sale, put on a show for anyone who stayed around for the last race yesterday at Woodbine.
The Chief Seattle-Prairie Dancer, by Dumaani colt, bred by Joe LaCombe in Florida, won a $50,000 claiming maiden event in his debut by 8 1/2 lengths in 1:15.45 for 6 1/2 furlongs.
The Beyer was a super 93.
Owned by George Robertson, Dozen Dancer was working last May, June and July but was put away.
He had had some decent workout times this spring but who knew he was that good?
He was almost 8 to 1 on the odds board.
Chantal Sutherland rode.
Other than DOZEN DANCER'S SIZZLING front-running score,most of the races yesterday had similar stretch runs - someone led late and the winner came from just off the pace.
Owner/trainer WILLIE ARMATA is on a tear,winning his 3rd race yesterday thanks to a perfect trip for FOUR ON THE ROCK, a 5yo Littlebitlively gelding making his 2nd start of the year.
Tyler Pizarro had the gelding perfectly placed behind a speed duel of HINDU HOLIDAY and TWICE A PRINCESS before setting his gelding loose in the $10K claiming event.
Another 2yo by obscure sire WERTALOONA won. The Afleet stallion had the filly FANCI CANDI win last weekend and yesterday the very rapid YO JOE came out of a key maiden race at Keeneland at 4 1/2 furlongs, turned back to just 2 furlongs and absolutely blitzed a soft field in 21.38.
The colt is a Steve Asmussen trainee.
Lovely trained job by MORT HARDY to get MADAM KOODMENT to win the $9,500 claiming race, the 3rd, off an 11 month layoff. The Kentucky bred TEJANO RUN filly had worked well, time-wise, and she won an intense stretch battle with Cue the Highlights, who was returning from a 15 month layoff.
Another stretch battle occurred in the day's feature, the $96,700 4th race for fillies and mares. CALLWOOD DANCER edged clear to win in her season debut for Harlequin Ranches in her prep for the Nassau Stakes. A versatile Danehill Dancer filly, Callwood Dancer was on the edges in 2 stakes last year but could be a serious force in 2008. She got past the well bred SERENADING in the stretch. The latter broke through the gate before the race, then set a slow pace but could not quite hang on.
Note - The Niagara Queen was 3rd. That filly was indeed sold last fall for $280,000 to Elite Racing Stable but the ownership had not been changed in the track program.
STEVE OWENS and EMPRESS STABLE dropped EMMA AIN'T BLUFFIN' in from maiden allowance to just $12,500 claiming for the Pine Bluff filly's season debut in at 1 1/16 miles and the grey gal wore down EMMA-JAYNE WILSON and LONG HAIR JENNY in the final strides.
A good day for ROGER ATTFIELD as he also won with BONNE BAY in race 6, a filly dropping from maiden allowance to maiden $50,000. The Cape Town miss, bred and owned by Bill Graham's WINDHAVEN, was used hard to chase the pace and she worked hard to get the late lead and then held on as some others were closing fast.
While BONNE BAY was the 2nd winner for jockey Eurico Da Silva, he almost won the 7th too on the very fast PUT UPON, This gelding was well prepared by Ralph Biamonte for his return to action but he went too fast early, was locked in the pace duel with Ok Nothanksforaskn and was caught late by DASHING ADMIRAL.
The latter was big odds since he was dropping from a stakes prep to $40,000 claiming.
A 7yo by Kiridashi bred by John Pastorek, he is owned by the Paquette family's Majestic Thoroughbreds.
Slade Callaghan rated BOLD NURSE well in the 8th, an allowance race for Ontario sired non-winners of 3. The Bold n' Flashy gelding looked like lone speed on paper and got away with 23, 46 fractions at 6 furlongs - race over. He is owned and was bred by Scott Abbott.
Breeders' Stakes winner MARCHFIELD rebounded from a bad trip in his 2008 opener at Keeneland and won at odds on yesterday at Churchill.
The A.P.Indy - Pico Teneriffe 4yo,owned and bred by Eugene Melnyk won the 1 1/16 miles turf race by 1 1/4 lengths.
IS IT LEGAL?
The Ontario-sired NEW PROVIDENCE STAKES is a class drop for LEGAL MOVE today but the top sprinter also makes his 3rd start in a month and 2 weeks since winning the Jacques Cartier, pairing up 96 Beyer Figures.
Two top efforts off a layoff could lead to a regression but if the Bold Executive colt bounces, he may still win.
DAVE THE KNAVE won this race last year and he has won off the layoff EVERY YEAR to start since he won his debut 4 years ago. Wow.
Of course, all those races were for his previous trainer, Robert Tiller, who has DANCER'S BAJAN in the field.
This white-legged colt is making his season debut and he's at a disadvantage at 6 furlongs but he should have some pace to chase in the form of Cool Selection/Man Executive/Stonetown and perhaps others.
It's a competitive field where the favourite could be vulnerable.
PREAKNESS FIELD CONTINUES TO GROW
It looks as if Kentucky Bear's trainer READE BAKER is not the only one not convinced about BIG BROWN'S ability to keep the roll going:
Horse Trainer Dosage Jockey
Behindatthebar Todd Pletcher 3.57 David Flores
Big Brown Richard Dutrow Jr. 1.67 Kent Desormeaux
Giant Moon Richard Schosberg 2.43 Ramon Dominguez
Harlem Rocker Todd Pletcher 3.00 Eibar Coa
Hey Byrn Eddie Plesa 3.00 TBA
Icabad Crane Graham Motion 3.31 Jeremy Rose
Kentucky Bear Reade Baker 3.40 Jamie Theriot
Racecar Rhapsody Ken McPeek 2.33 Robby Albarado
Recapturetheglory Louie Roussel III 5.00 E.T. Baird
Riley Tucker Bill Mott 4.60 Edgar Prado
Stevil Nick Zito 1.86 John Velazquez
Tres Borrachos Beau Greely 1.75 Tyler Baze
Yankee Bravo Patrick Gallagher 1.22 Alex Solis
TALL SHIPS STAKES TONIGHT AT PRESQUE ISLE from goerie.com
100,000 on line in Tall Ships Stakes Carson's Legacy aims for 3rd stakes title in Saturday's PID race From staff reports
Carson's Legacy, a winner of two stakes races for trainer Steve Asmussen, will go for three Saturday against seven other 3-year-olds in the first running of the $100,000 Tall Ships Stakes at Presque Isle Downs.
The seventh race on Saturday's card will cover six furlongs.
Carson's Legacy, to be ridden by Ryan Fogelsonger, was a 6 ¾-length winner of the Birdonthewire Stakes at Calder Race Course in October, and on Jan. 18 he came from behind to win the Dixieland Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Repenting, an entrant trained by Jamie Ness, broke his maiden in a $25,000 claiming race at Tampa Bay Downs, and since then won an allowance race at Tampa Bay by 7 ¾ lengths and on April 5 won the Sophomore Stakes there by 10½ lengths.
Bright Pick, trained by Canada's leading trainer Reade Baker, won an allowance at Woodbine in his 3-year-old debut on April 5.
He is owned by Canadians Jim and Susan Hill.
Also entered is Little Nick, trained by Dale L. Romans, who finished third at in the 6 ½ -furlong Fitz Dixon Stakes at Presque Isle last September. Little Nick, ridden by Dale V. Beckner, easily won a six-furlong start at PID last year.
Rounding out the Tall Ships Field are Celtic Meal, with two wins and four placings in seven starts, More Than A Reason, Vaya Con Dios and Officer Bill.
FORT ERIE OPENING DAY - A MUST SEE!!
Stunning presentation of sights and sounds with beautiful photos of opening day at Fort Erie, May 3, 2008.
Sovereign Award potential - for film or web category.