Frank thanks Frieda
Frank Stronach photo by www.horse-races.net
If you watched the lengthy ECLIPSE AWARDS show from California on any number of channels, tv or online, then you were treated to some interesting winners, some really genuine folks who love their horses and many very long acceptable speeches.
Yours truly did not make it to the end (11 p.m.-ish) and those folks sitting there before dinner were there for some 4 hours since cocktail hour (see DRF’s Mike Watchmaker, below) and before dinner.
The results were close to what I had voted, although I did not put ANIMAL KINGDOM on top for champion 3yo in a weak division (and he only won by 3 votes) and I did not vote for STACELITA, I voted for Never Retreat! She didn’t make the top three.
Frank Stronach accepted another Adena Springs breeding title,certainly it has strength in numbers. It was nice to see him thank his wife Frieda,stating”she doesn’t let me sell any broodmares”.
Funny stuff comes from the lists of voting totals and Daily Racing Form’s Mike Watchmaker talks about this – someone voted for COURT VISION FOR HORSE OF THE YEAR! Wow.
MIKE WATCHMAKER, from DRF
RESULTS AND VOTING TOTALS INCLUDING FIRST-PLACE VOTES:
STRONACH STABLES won a 5,000 claiming race at Charles Town yesterday with Canadian-bred KINGSPIEL (Singspiel – Exact by Twining. The homebred 5yo won the non-winners of 2 at 3 to 5 and was claimed by Happy Days Stable.
DERWIN’S WILDCAT, an Ontario bred by Wildcat Heir out of Dana’s Lucky Lady by Lucky Lionel, won a $25,000 claiming race for 3yo’s at Charles Town.He was bred by Sienna Farms LLC and is owned by Frank Derwin.
HBPA ADDS CASH TO GET BACK FORT ERIE RACE DATES
BY JAMES CULIC, NIAGARA THIS WEEK
Extra funding allows seven dates to be brought back
Seven days of thoroughbred racing that were cut from the Fort Erie Racetrack’s 2012 schedule back in October have been re-added after an announcement Monday that the Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) has provided additional funding.
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