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By Lindsay Ward 04 Jul, 2017

CTHS National Office Press Release

For Immediate Release July 5, 2017 

2016 TOBA Achievements Canadian Breeder of the Year, Highfield Stock Farm Ltd. 

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, National Office, would like to congratulate Highfield Stock Farm Ltd. in being chosen as the recipient of the Canada Breeder of the Year Award at the 32nd Annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) National Awards Dinner. The TOBA National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky to honour the 2016 achievements of Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. 

Highfield Stock Farm Ltd. joins previous Canadian recipients Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds (2010), Gardiner Farms (2011), William D. Graham (2012), Sam-Son Farm (2013 & 2014), and Tall Oaks Farm (2015). 

Every year TOBA hosts their Annual Awards Dinner to honour the achievements of the Owners and Breeders of the previous year. Thoroughbred Owners in the four major North American racing regions (Eastern, Midwestern, Southern and Western) and Breeders in 22 states and Canada are recognized along with the two National Breeders of the Year, National Owner of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year and the Robert N. Clay Award, in a night of honour. TOBA was formed in 1961 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky; they are a national trade organization of leading Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners with a mission to improve the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society is an associate member of TOBA. 

Congratulations once again on this achievement! Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society

Download full CTHS National Press Release >> 2016 TOBA Canadian Breeder of the Year

By Lindsay Ward 28 Jun, 2017
C Cup Classic
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

Benefitting Breast Cancer Research! Funds raised will go to the Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta (CRINA) at the University of Alberta.
Submit your signed application to the C.T.H.S. Alberta office by Friday, July 28th and find a horse by October 11, 2017.

For information and registration for the C Cup Classic, click on the following link:
https://www.cthsalta.com/the-c-cup-classic
 
By Lindsay Ward 27 Jun, 2017
Stakes-placed winner  Energetico , a 7-year-old son of Mutakddim—Another Moochie, by Southern Halo, has been retired from racing and will stand at Dunvegan Stud near Fairview, Alberta, for the 2018 breeding season.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/222253/energetico-to-dunvegan-stud-in-alberta

STANDING AT DUNVEGAN STUD, FAIRVIEW, ALBERTA
CONTACT RAY NIKIFORUK AT 780-835-4890 or rnikiforuk@gmail.com
By Lindsay Ward 22 Jun, 2017
The C.T.H.S. Alberta Division recently learned that Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder, Ben Zenari, passed away on June 13, 2017 at 81 years of age. Ben was an active graded stakes placed Alberta owner and breeder running horses in partnerships and under his own stable name, Little Mountain Stables. His top horses included the full siblings and Alberta bred runners Glance Remark, Crescent Remark and Pat of Gold. All three horses were by Regal Remark out of the broodmare, Glance's Gold by Fast Gold. Glance Remark (1997)  earned a total of $204,061 while  multiple stakes winner Crescent Remark (1999) earned $177,161 in his career. Pan of Gold (2004) was a graded stakes placed mare who placed in 8 of her 11 starts and earned $75,562 in her two seasons on the track.

Click on this link to view further information and the obituary for Ben Zenari.

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