Sligo Bay

Adena Springs Donates Seasons To Shaman Ghost, Others, For Canadian Hall Of Fame Gala

Stronach Stables-owned and Adena Springs-bred Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost is being inducted to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. In celebration, Stronach Stables is donating a 2019 breeding season of the newly minted Hall of Fame member to be auctioned at […]

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Lexie Lou Entered In Keeneland November

Queen’s Plate winning filly Lexie Lou has been entered in the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, according to bloodhorse.com. Trainer Mark Casse has not decided, however, whether or not the 5-year-old daughter of Sligo Bay is finished racing. “Whether she’ll be retired, I’m not 100% sure,” Casse said. “Gary [Barber, owner] and I have more […]

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Lexie Lou Very Game In Dance Smartly Triumph

Gary Barber’s Lexie Lou was all heart in Sunday’s Grade 2 Dance Smartly at Woodbine Racecourse, looking beaten all the way down the stretch but somehow prevailing by 1 1/4 lengths for trainer Mark Casse. The 5-year-old daughter of Sligo Bay covered nine furlongs in 1:44.89 over the firm turf, giving Patrick Husbands his fourth […]

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Neshama Holds On To Take Woodbine Oaks

Neshama took the lead in deep stretch and held off a late closing Gamble’s Ghost to take Sunday’s $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, at Woodbine. Regular rider Eurico da Silva guided the bay daughter of Sligo Bay to her nose victory for trainer Catherine Day Phillips and the ownership group of Carnegie Hall Stable, […]

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Lexie Lou Surprises At 12-1 In Nassau Stakes

In her first victory since her Canadian Horse of the Year season in 2014, Gary Barber’s Lexie Lou sprang a 12-1 upset of Sunday’s Grade 2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine. Racing over the firm turf, the 5-year-old daughter of Sligo Bay covered a mile in 1:32.98 for trainer Mark Casse, defeating eight other fillies and […]

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Adena Springs North Announces 2015 Fees

Adena Springs North has announced 2015 stud fees for its nine-horse stallion roster. Milwaukee Brew, poised to capture his second title as Canada’s champion sire, will remain at $7,500 (Canadian S&N). His eight 2014 stakes winners are the most in Canada since at least 2001, and include Classic winner Coltimus Prime, among the leading contenders […]

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Sligo Bay Filly Tops Open Session of Canadian Premier Yearling Sale

Renewed optimism in the Ontario Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing program continued with positive results in the Open Session of the Canadian Premier Yearling sale. While the Tuesday Select Session saw the majority of horses passing through the Auction ring, there were lovely individuals of interest during the Open Session. The Open Session sale topper was […]

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For Casse, Queen’s Plate an Emotional Triumph

Trainer Mark Casse has been trying to win the Queen’s Plate for so long, he can’t remember how many he’s stumbled up against, how many chances he has missed to pick up the 50 guineas from Queen Elizabeth II. Before Sunday, Canada’s eight-time leading trainer (usually by large margins) was 0-for-17 in the Plate. Effort […]

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Adena Springs Announces 2011 Stud Fees for Kentucky, Canada and New York Stallions

Press Release   Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm released their 2011 stallion fees today.    In Kentucky, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Awesome Again will stand for $50,000, and his son, Horse of the Year Ghostzapper will stand for $20,000. Macho Uno’s fee will be $15,000 and Einstein will stand for $7,500. Both Giacomo and […]

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