As it has done the last few years for the yearling sale in
November, the BCSBS brought in four broodmares from sales
in the East. The four proved to be the hottest commodity,
especially with Garden Gate Stables of Victoria.
The Island stable, owned by Ken Unger and Larry Pashak,
purchased all four for a total of $27,400.
Leading the way was Lyn Hanover, a four-year-old daughter
of Big Towner. She is a full or half sister to nine in
1:59, including Eicarls W A G, who paced in 1:52.3 and she
is in foal to strong pacing sire No Nukes. She drew a
purchase price of $12,500.
The others included La Creme, a 13-year-old daughter of
On The Road Again. She is in foal to top Canadian stallion
Albert Albert and is carrying a full sibling to Stakes
winning Creme Brule and cost $7,000; Faded Tan, a
nine-year-old daughter of Beach Towel, in foal to Big
Towner, purchased for $3,700 and GV's Bunny, a 14-year-old
daughter of B.G.'s Bunny, in foal to Cam's Destiny and
bought for $4,200.
Other than the broodmares, the top price paid for a horse
changing hands was $7,500 for Red Star Master, a
four-year-old gelding, who was consigned by Robert Murphy.
George Emsland of Edmonton bought Master and will likely
race him in Alberta when racing resumes in Edmonton.
Major breeder/owner Robert Murphy had 32 horses in the
sale but bought back 11 including three -- Musical
Journey, Red Star Salway and Storm King -- for $2,500
Total sales for the event was $75,750 with 39 of the 56
horses that went through the ring changing hands.
X L B X L ENT: Fraser Downs patrons have selected X
L B Janelle as MarketPlace IGA horse of the month for
The 11-year-old mare by Awesome Breeze out of Keystone
Lorain won two and had a second in her starts in January.
Her first win came in a $4,000 claimer level but she moved
to $5,000 and won there too.
She is owned by Leanne Allinson of Surrey and Lesley
Stanners of Sidney. She is trained by Walter Mitchell and
driven by John Vukelich.
Other horses nominated included True Tyrants Image, Bre X,
Diva In Demand and Dal Reo Deputy.
Rob Neufeld, owner/operator of the Cloverdale MarketPlace
IGA, will present the horse of the month blanket.
DAVIS AGAIN: Driver
Bill Davis stole the spotlight again last weekend at
Fraser Downs, winning eight races, including five races on
the Saturday card.
Hardly a stranger to five-packs, Davis won dashes with My
Kinda Cam, Great Royal West, Mister Will N, Red Star Allie
and Precious Jewel W. Each of Davisí winners were mutuel
He had two victories Sunday and now has 125 for the meet.
Rick White and Jim Marino had three wins each while eight
drivers had two each last weekend.
Davis, a resident of Surrey, is off to an incredible start
in 2003. From his 149 trips behind the gate, heís won 51
races, good for a UDRS of more than .480. Over his career,
the 41-year-old reinsman has won 3,669 races and purse
earnings totaling $11,630,509.
On the trainer side he also led again with six victories
while Rick White had three.