Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fantastic Filly Inglorious Wins 152nd Queen's Plate


It was a 1-2 finish for the grandkids in the 152nd running of the Queen's Plate at Woodbine. Inglorious was the only filly in the race and trained by Josie Carroll who was the first female trainer to win the Queen's Plate in 2006 with Edenwold (anothe descendant of our Dancer). Inglorious won the race with an explosive move at the top of the stretch. Sorry for the late post - had a busy week.

1) Inglorious - great great granddaughter X2
2) Hippolytus - great great grandson

photo from Mark O'Neill of Toronto Sun

video of race

video tribute to this year's fillies and mares including Inglorious

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ruler On Ice Upsets in Belmont


It was a 1-2-3 finish for descendants of our little Dancer in the Belmont. The great great grandmother of Ruler On Ice was Northern Dancer's daughter Fanfreleuche. Fanny was kidnapped when she was in foal from her farm in Kentucky. They found her being used as a saddle horse some time later. She, like the Dancer is in Canada's Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

1) Ruler On Ice - great great great grandson X3
2) Stay Thirsty - great grandson X2
3) Brilliant Speed - great great great grandson X3

That's jockey Jose Valdidivisia Jr celebrating in the Getty image above