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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

PERSONAL


Yahoo! ASCOT STUD announces the arrival of this lovely gal by READ THE FOOTNOTES out of the Carson City mare IVY LEAGUE MISS foaled on Jan. 22.
The mare will go back to CLIFTON PARK, who stands at Ascot.
See the farms cool website by clicking on the ad above.



FRESHMAN SIRE CONTEST ON THOROUGHBLOG

The results are in - at least the way they were calculated by yours truly.

Painstakingly, the points were calculated for each stallion that folks selected (some stallions chosen like Paolini, did not have any available evidence of points) and then each teams points were calculcated.
There is certainly a chance of some minor error - email me if you have a query.
Below are the stallions and then the teams.

This is how it was calculated:

USING - Blood-Horse stallion lists and director AND Thoroughbred Times Stallion online service

Total Winners = 1 point each

REGULAR STAKES WIN - 3
or GRADE 1 - 10
or GRADE 2- 7
or GRADE 3 - 5
ANY STAKES PLACING, (2ND OR 3RD) - another 2 points.



**DISCLAIMER – there would be a 1-2 point give/take ratio based on hands-on calculations…


TOP STALLIONS

TAPIT – 75

e.g. Stardom Bound, her 2 wins were Grade 1 – 20
Laragh, Grade 1 win (10), listed win (3),
Retap listed sw (3)
As de Trobel listed stake (3)
War Echo Grade 3 placed (2)
6 other stakes placings 12
22 winners total

TAPIT (photo at right by Terence Duley) 75

LION HEART – 69

CANDY RIDE – 51
MEDAGLIA D’ORO 52
CHAPEL ROYAL – 43
SPEIGHTSTOWN – 37
BIRDSTONE 38
CONGAREE 37
SOTO 36
CUVEE 36
PEACE RULES 31
FRIENDS LAKE 31
EVEN THE SCORE 28
TOCCET 28
OMEGA CODE 26
SCRIMSHAW 24
TENPINS 23
READ THE FOOTNOTES 22
OLMODAVOR 20
ROAR OF THE TIGER 19
PLEASANTLY PERFECT 19
ALKE 18
TOMAHAWK 17
THE CLIFFS EDGE 15
ACTION THIS DAY 15
SMARTY JONES 15
SPANISH STEPS 14
DOMESTIC DISPUTE 13
TETON FOREST 13
DANCE TO DESTINY 12
GIMMEAWINK 11
DURING 11
SAARLAND 11
CITY PLACE 11
JOHAR 10
NEWFOUNDLAND 10
STRONG HOPE 8
PERFECT SOUL 8
EAVESDROPPER 8
CANADIAN FRONTIER 7
CHAMPALI 6
OCEAN TERRACE 4
ROARING FEVER 3
TEN MOST WANTED 2


THE TEAMS - by order of points

The top 2 finishers, please email me so I can send your prize (pending any appeals, reviews of totals)
Thanks to everyone who played!

CARL N 466
MIKE D. 452

R. DAVIS 433
LAURA IN LEX 428
SAMUEL M 417
KEVIN K 416
KLAUS 414
B. STEWART 412
BILL D. 410
VICKI P 410
RB 405
JANIS M 395
BOB S 393
PHIL MCSWEEN 389
ASCOT STUD 388
SARAH 21 384
RICK P 384
TERRI R 371
THE DRAKE 370
K.G. 367
MIKE ROMEO 366
VALERIE 363
ROBERT C 357
MYCKIE D 351
BUSTER 329
D.L. 306
KINGSATE 300
TURK 281
CRYSTAL 276
WING OF ERIN 275
LAKEAYS 242
KAREN R. 227
REBECCA M 192




COMING UP SATURDAY...
Big card at Fair Grounds

The RISEN STAR STAKES for Kentucky Derby hopefuls, is the feature but there is a bunch of stakes races and lots of local interest.

Among the Canadian horses are FRENCH BERET and WINDWARD ISLANDS in the Fair Grounds Handicap. The former is one of the hottest Canadian-breds around right now.
GOOD AND LUCKY, Canadian-owned by Jim and Alice Sapara, is entered in the Mineshaft Handicap (Grade 3).
SHILLA, Ontario bred, is in the Pan Zareta Stakes.

The performance of FRIESAN FIRE, who won the Lecomte, will give us a good read on PATENA, the Canadian-owned fellow who is headed to the Fountain of Youth Stakes and was 2nd in the Lecomte.


Saturday, Fair Grounds
RISEN STAR S.-GIII, $200,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m
PP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY WT

1 Map of the World Hennessy Bourque 116
2 Indygo Mountain A.P. Indy Theriot 116
3 Nowhere to Hide Vindication Lanerie 116
4 It Happened Again Proud Citizen Thompson 120
5 Uno Mas Macho Uno Hernandez Jr 120
6 Friesan Fire A.P. Indy Saez 122
7 Giant Oak Giant’s Causeway Prado 120
8 Dumar Maria=s Mon S Bridgmohan 120
9 Code of Honour Omega Code Toups 116
10 Soul Warrior Lion Heart Valenzuela 116
11 Summer=s Empire Empire Maker Campbell 122
12 Flying Pegasus Fusaichi Pegasus Albarado 120
13 Au Moon Malibu Moon Leparaoux 116



ONTARIO BREDS GET MORE MONEY IN 2008

As reported last spring on THOROUGHBLOG, the new Ontario-bred bonus is underway at Woodbine, at all levels.
Last year, Ontario bred horses received an extra 10% in purses in any race and this year it is going up to 15%.
Once a horse is claimed however, the bonus cannot be claimed.

As for definitions... anything born previous to 2008 is a "registered Ontario-bred" but the definition changed last year with respects to the Mare Reisdency Program (see the www.cthsont.com)



SQUARE EDDIE SIZZLES IN 58 4/5

Canadian-bred SQUARE EDDIE, who is on the Kentucky Derby trail but is certainly going to be named the QUEEN'S PLATE WINTERBOOK FAVOURITE next month, worked a rapid 5 furlongs on the Hollywood synthetic dirt yesterday - 58 4/5, the fastest of 39 works at the distance yesterday morning.

Eddie, by SMART STRIKE, was bred by Kinghaven Farms. He is headed to the Southwest Stakes where he will meet a litany of tough grey 3yos including the big shot - OLD FASHIONED.

Speaking of SQUARE EDDIE, he tops BOB SUMMERS' Derby hopefuls list in the BUFFALO NEWS, updated yesterday.

Canadian-owned PATENA/BEAR'S ROCKET are not on the list currently.

Check it out at...
http://www.buffalonews.com/135/story/276411.html




ONTARIO STALLION AWARD WINNERS 2008

CTHS PRESS RELEASE

Rexdale, ON - February 2, 2009 - Canada's leading sire has been named the Year End Top Stallion Awards earner with regard to the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) Stallion Awards Program. Bold Executive has once again topped the list of Ontario stallions with his eligible progeny achieving the highest earnings of all OSS registered stallions in 2008. Trajectory and Bold n' Flashy were the second and third place recipients, along with Graded stakes winner Tomahawk being named Top First Crop sire.

The 2008 Top Ontario Sires Awards recipients are as follows:

1st - Bold Executive with earnings of $4,373,652, awarded $50,000
2nd - Trajectory with earnings of $2,971,744, awarded $30,000
3rd - Bold n' Flashy with earnings of $1,534,992, awarded $20,000

The Top First Crop Sire by North American Earnings of Eligible Progeny:

1st - Tomahawk with earnings of $584,390, awarded $50,000

In 2008, top earner Bold Executive had 68 winners from 138 starters, including six stakes winners, with progeny earnings of $4,373,652. Among his leading runners for 2008 include Legal Move, who set two new track records at Woodbine Racetrack, as well as Sand Cove, Bold Corky, Executive Flight, and No Dilettante. The 25-year-old son of Bold Ruckus has produced top-earning runners five times in the last six years and stands at Gardiner Farms in Caledon, Ontario.

Trajectory, who placed second in the Ontario Sires Awards program, produced 50 winners from 91 starters, including seven stakes winners, and recorded progeny earnings of $2,971,744 in 2008. His top-earning runners for 2008 include Dancer's Bajan, Mean Green, Tenjectory, and London Snow. Trajectory also stands at Gardiner Farms.

Last year, third place leader Bold n' Flashy had 42 winners from 83 starters, with progeny earnings of $1,534,992. Among his leading 2008 runners were Bold Nurse, Hydethetreasure, Miss Terra, and Red Ruffles. The son of Bold Ruckus stands at T.C. Westmeath Stud in Shelburne, Ontario.

Top First Crop Sire Tomahawk is Canada's leading 2008 Freshman Sire with 10 winners from 26 starters and progeny earnings of $584,390. His leading earners include Stakes winner Win and Reign, along with Collerosa, Costalivin, and Spanish Native. The son of Seattle Slew stands at Firestone Farms in Caledon, Ontario.


Offered through the Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP), a total of $400,000 has been distributed for the 2008 Stallion Awards Program, with $150,000 being distributed at year-end to top sires based on North American earnings. The remaining $250,000 is distributed at year-end on a points-earned basis. The points earned derive from Allowance through to the Stakes level races run in Ontario and Graded/Group Stakes in the rest of Canada and worldwide throughout 2008.

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) is a non-profit organization representing breeders within Ontario by promoting Canadian-Bred/Ontario-Foaled Thoroughbreds, both nationally and around the world.

7 Comments:

  • At 9:26 AM, Blogger sarah said…

    Thanks for tallying up those points, Jen! I had a lot of fun playing and hope to join in again this year. :)

     
  • At 9:32 AM, Blogger Jen Morrison said…

    You are welcome Sarah and thanks for playing!
    That was a lot of work figuring that all out....LOL!
    Yes, we'll have the 2nd annual contest start at the end of the month so start studying!
    J

     
  • At 10:04 AM, Blogger Laura said…

    That was a lot of fun and I look forward to playing again this year. Thanks for your hard work, and as always, love the blog.

    Laura in Lex

     
  • At 10:28 AM, Anonymous KG said…

    Great job Jen!!! I would like to formally protest - not sure on what grounds but the Drake beat me by 3 pts. - ugh... I am feeling a little sick to my stomach.

     
  • At 11:39 AM, Blogger Mike D said…

    Congrats Carl!

    Thanks for running this contest and calculating the stats Jen.

     
  • At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Lois Keays said…

    Thank you Jen for all of the work involved in running the Freshman Sire Contest! Such an incredible amount of work for you!! I'm hoping to be smarter and luckier in 2009!

     
  • At 1:59 PM, Blogger the_drake said…

    Well, I'm disappointed in the trainers who had the progeny of my sires in their barns for not earning me enough points for the win. But I'm just glad that I beat KG.

    Thanks Jen, fun contest, I will be in the 09 one for sure.

    Also, I've heard people talking about the Fort on other sites and how effective the $1 pop and hot dog promotion has been over the years at keeping that track open. If it does survive, I'm wondering if new or old management will change the name of The Prince of Wales Stakes to the $1 POP AND HOT DOG STAKES, since that is what people go there for. It only seems fair.

     

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