Sam-Son Farms

Brian Swatuk’s Royal Ride Through Life

Thirty-six years ago, the rains fell in torrents upon Woodbine on Queen’s Plate day. Pity. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was in attendance, resplendent in a blue floral suit and proper little white handbag. But she liked what she saw, indeed, when Brian Swatuk and Steady Growth splashed to a decisive victory, the first Plate […]

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His Race to Win Victorious in Seagram Cup

Sam-Son Farm’s homebred colt His Race to Win swooped last to first to capture Sunday’s co-featured Grade 3 $178,500 Seagram Cup, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce, the bay son of Stormy Atlantic-Fleet of Foot raced last of six as Ultimate Destiny set slow early splits of :25.08 and :49.72 in the 1 1/6-miles ‘Poly’ […]

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Up With the Birds Voted Canadian Horse of the Year

The Jockey Club of Canada held its 39th Annual Sovereign Awards Party Friday evening on the elegantly transformed third floor of Woodbine Race Track in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. More than 300 guests attended the event to celebrate with the finalists and newly crowned champions of Thoroughbred racing in Canada for 2013, topped by the announcement that […]

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His Race to Win Rides the Rail to Ontario Derby Victory

Eurico Rosa da Silva, who also won the Northern Dancer with Forte Dei Marmi, found success early in the card’s Grade 3 $150,000 Ontario Derby with His Race To Win, a Stormy Atlantic colt owned by Sam-Son Farm. His Race to Win, a 2 to 1 shot, won by 2 ¼ lengths after being pinned […]

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Sam-Son Farm’s Renaissance Is Courtesy of the Next Generation

It’s Queen’s Plate time in Canada, which means that Sam-Son Farm is gathering its forces to find the winner’s circle again. But the dominant decades-old Ontario outfit that produced stars like Smart Strike and Dance Smartly, has a new face: leaner, trimmer, even younger as it looks to the future. The family business isn’t about […]

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Pierce Hoping to Soar to First Queen’s Plate Triumph

On the heels of an impressive win in the Marine Stakes at Woodbine May 26, Up With the Birds has been made the 2-1 favorite to win the 154th running of the Queen’s Plate on Sunday at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada. “I’d rather be 2 to 1 than 20 to 1,” said trainer Malcolm Pierce […]

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