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TTRC Annual Awards June 15
Canada’s Thoroughbred Racing Newspaper
he Toronto Thoroughbred Racing Club will —Marko Mesic, Owner & Trainer
celebrate it’s 46th Annual Awards Day on June The awards will be presented between races
Sam Lima, Chairman of Awards along with the Directors of The Toronto Thoroughbred Racing Club will present a special Merit Award to the Samuel- Balaz family.
15 at Woodbine Racetrack.
The recipients of this year’s awards for their
throughout the day.
All registered TTRC members are invited to
On January 5 of this year, the North American thoroughbred racing community was stunned to hear of the death of Tammy Samuel-Balaz. Besides being a great supporter of the TTRC, Tammy was also
a recipient of our Leading Money Winning Owner Award on many occasions. Her mother, Elizabeth, also a major  gure in Canadian thoroughbred racing subsequently passed away on March 16. It was only last fall that TTRC members were cordially invited
achievements in Ontario in 2007 are:
Leading Jockey —Patrick Husbands
Leading Apprentice Jockey—Tyler Pizarro Leading Trainer—Mark Casse who will receive the
the event which begins at 12 noon in Champions, level 3 at Woodbine. Refreshments compliments of Woodbine Entertainment Group will be served throughout the afternoon followed by a wine and cheese reception at the conclusion of the awards.
Frank Merrill Jr. Memorial Trophy
Leading Money Winning Owner & Special Merit
A draw prize for “Dinner for Two” will also be
A1w29a2r7d_—CTSHaSm_TiSpo:n11F4a8r0m_CTHS 5/5/08 10:05 AM Page 1given away. Claiming Horse of the Year - Ballado Dancer
to visit the Sam-Son Farm broodmare operation in Milton, Ontario. It was
a visit that we will all remember and cherish for many years to come.
This year, $9.6 Million Will Be Distributed Through Ontario’s Thoroughbred Improvement Program
Over $3 million in Breeders Awards
An increase in Breeders cap to $85,000
Over $6 million in Stakes, Bonuses & Other Incentives
Nearly $.5 million in Stallion Awards
An increase to 8 Overnight Stakes for Registered Ontario-Breds with purses of $95,000 each
And introducing... our new Ontario Sired Racing Reward Program worth $120,000 to the breeders of our top OSS horses racing in Ontario.
More Than Ever It Pays To Race, Breed and Buy In Ontario!
For further information visit or contact:
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) Phone 416-675-3602 | Fax 416-675-9405 | Email:
Sam-Son Farm was established in 1972 by
the late Ernest (Ernie) L. Samuel. Regretfully Ernie Samuel died in May 2000 but his success in breeding and racing was continued through the magni cent efforts of his daughter, Tammy Samuel-Balaz
and her mother, Elizabeth Samuel. Sam-Son Farms had already received
60 Sovereign Awards including Canada Horse of the Year 7 times, Brood- mare of the Year 6 times, Owner of the Year 7 times and Breeder of the Year
6 times. Mr Samuel was named Canada’s Man of the Year in 1991.
To the Samuel-Balaz family, our members and directors share your losses deeply. - Sam Lima
Ontario Bred
doing well
in U.S.
Ontario breeder Brian Wallace is proud of the accomplishments of one of his homebreds, Warrior Belle.
Brian sold the now 5-year-old mare at the end of the last season to
a U.S. based trainer Lucy Webb who has had plenty of success with the War Deputy mare.
Warrior Belle has recorded 4 allowance wins in 2008 with her most recent win in track record time of :22.1 in a 5 1/2 furlong Allowance at Penn National on April 24. She  nished second in each of her other two starts this season.
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