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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Zendaya Standardbreds is proud to offer three yearling fillies for this year’s Fall sales, in Canada, with one going to the Atlantic Classic Yearling sale, in Prince Edward Island, while the other two will make their way to the London Classic Yearling Sale in Ontario.  “We were advised, by friends in Ontario, to send our two Ontario-sired yearlings to the London sale because of their qualities, valuable pedigrees and strong sire history in Ontario,” mention P.E.I. breeders Alan and Juanita MacLeod. ”We feel they’ll...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

"Getting yearlings ready for the sale is a lot more work than people would expect, but I think it pays off when they look good and behave well at the venue,” says breeder Ashley Wilson. “We teach them to tie and pick up their feet and stand quietly to be brushed… We’ll teach them to stand and square up for when they get inspected, by potential buyers, at the sale… They get turned out daily to run and build up muscle. We have fillies that still go together, but all the colts will go out alone now - so they don't leave marks on one another... It...

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Seelster Farms, established in 1969 and one of North America’s leading breeding farms, has entered 31 yearlings for the London Classic Yearling Sale in October. “My overall feeling is that we have a strong consignment,” says Seelster's Reproduction Manager Ann Straatman. “The full and half siblings are starting to surface on the racetrack and some are doing quite well. We’re just very happy with our offering, this year, for London.” It’s early in the Ontario stakes season, but one rookie pacer has already caught the attention of...

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

"When I was a child, our family moved from Bulgaria to Belgium and my Mom began buying me a Kinder Surprise there," mentions horse breeder Denitza Petrova. "I became obsessed and began collecting them... I loved them so much that when I began breeding horses, I decided to name my horses using the 'Kinnder' name in front of them." Kinder Surprise is an egg containing the great taste of Kinder Chocolate, the emotion of a surprise and the entertainment of play.  A very nice surprise to have 'Kinnder' yearlings being offered - for...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

When it comes to his opinion of where Cool Creek Farm stands amongst Canadian standardbred nurseries, longtime racing journalist Harold Howe doesn’t pull any punches. “Pound for pound - per horse - no breeding operation, in Canada, comes close to Cool Creek Farm in my opinion,” states Howe. “The fact that there’s three ‘named’ races for horses that were bred and raised, on their farm, speaks volumes for the quality of this operation.” Pure Ivory ($1,442,888 - t1:53.1), Casual Breeze ($1,347,330 - t1:53.1M) and Elegantimage ($955,...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Located in quaint Rockwood, Ontario, Erinwood Equine is a Standardbred breeding farm dedicated to raising quality horses. Established in 2017, Fiona Green and Andrew Carrs created Erinwood together, both hailing from generations of horsemen and horsewomen. “Fiona and I met and lived together in the beautiful little village of Erin... Then we bought the farm in Rockwood,” mentions Carrs. “We used the two locations, together, to create ‘Erinwood’ and we feel it works well with our Irish roots.” Being a fairly new operation, for breeding, the folks at...

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

For the first time, ever, Greystone yearlings will enter the sale's ring this Fall in Ontario. Brent Belore mentions his back is 'not what it used to be' and it was time to try something new - referring to his team’s offering of three 'Greystone' yearlings - entered for the London Classic Yearling Sale, being held at the Western Fair District Agriplex this Fall. "We've enjoyed getting some nice horses to the races over the years and many have gone on to do quite well," says Belore. "I'm not as young as I used to be and we believed it was...

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

February, 10, 2022, London, Ontario: For nearly 20 years, the Western Fair District (WFD) has been the host of the preeminent Standardbred yearling sale in Ontario. Today, WFD is pleased to announce that it will carry on the tradition of hosting this important annual industry event in the fall of 2022 with the launch of the new London Classic Yearling Sale (LCYS) to take place on Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19 – a departure from the traditional weekend format. The London Classic Yearling Sale will see the Agriplex come to life once again this October, after a two-year...

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