Northlands Park

September 25.

The last day of racing for the season at Northlands Park was a very good day for Highfield.

Three winners for Highfield stallion Cape Canaveral.

In the 4th race, 3 yr. old Ninja Prospector draws off in the stretch to win by 5 1/4  lengths for Alberta owners Ron and Sandra Kirchner.  Ninja Prospector was a 2012  CTHS sales yearling, bred and sold by Highfield .

Coming right back in the 5th race, another  3 yr. old,  Guns a Blazin, breaks his maiden with a gritty nose victory for owner Rogie’s  Stable.

In the 8th race, former Highfield stallion Captain Bodgit sires the first two finishers, as Captain’s Tale wins for Albertans Red Hawk Racing (Darrell and James Bauder), and the six year old Stakes Winning Mare Lynnwood, finishes second for B.C. owners Kootenay Royal Stable.

The 11th race on the card, the $50,000 Canadian Juvenile Stakes for 2 yr olds was won by the good Cape Canaveral son, Capitalism.  Winning his third Stakes race in a row, Capitalism goes wires to wire  in the one mile event.  Capitalism races for leading Alberta owners, Derby Quest Farms Ltd. and Shot in the Dark Racing Corp.  Capitalism was bred and sold by Highfield in the 2013 CTHS AB. Div. yearling sale.

Finishing second in the Juvenile was the North Light(IRE) gelding, Centerfire.  Racing for the Alberta connections of Darrell and Curtis Landry, Don Danards’ Red Diamond Stable and Highfield SF Ltd., Stakes Winner Centrefire, comes from off the pace to miss by a half length.  Another Highfield SF Ltd. bred, Centrefire was the high selling yearling in the 2013 CTHS AB. Div. sale.

 

 

 

Mast Track

October 12.

Adena Springs North stallion Mast Track, recently arrived at Highfield for the 2015 breeding season, get’s his first winner as a freshman stallion.

Shez a Masterpiece, breaks her maiden in her third lifetime start in Maiden Special Weight company at Woodbine.  Claimed out of her first start for $80,000 at Del Mar by Woodbine’s leading trainer Mark Casse for California owner Gary Barber, Shez a Masterpiece closes four wide on the turn to win in hand going a mile and seventy yards.

Shez a Masterpiece is out of the Holy Bull mare Thoroughly Holy and was bred in Ontario by Adena Springs.

 

Cape Canaveral

October 8.

Northlands Park.  Ninja Prospector, 3 yr old gelding by Cape Canaveral x Bountiful by Royal Academy wins his second of the year for Alberta owners Ron and Sandra Kirchner.  Ninja Prospector was bred and sold by Highfield SF Ltd.  at the CTHS AB 2012 yearling sale.

October 10.

Northlands Park. Why Not Live, 2 yr old gelding by Cape Canaveral breaks his maiden by an easy 3 lengths.  Bred by Albertan Max Gibb, Why Not Live races for Rocky Mountain Turf Club.

Why Not Live becomes Cape Canaverals’ 8th 2yr old winner of the year and propels Cape Canaveral to the leading active sire of 2 yr old winners in Canada.

2014 CTHS (AB. Div) yearling sale

September 21.

Highfield SF Ltd.  wishes to thank all the bidders and successful buyers of our 2014 sales consignment.

Special thanks to Riversedge Racing Stable for their determination in buying the sale’s high seller, hip number 55.  Sired by Highfields’ freshman sire Exhi, this gelding is out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare, Lemon Drop Martini.  This Alberta bred yearling is a half brother to Multiple Stakes Winner, Lemon Pepper.  Riversedge also purchased hip number 26, an Exhi filly, a half sister to Multiple Stakes Winner and leading 2014 two year old Capitalism. Riversedges’ third Highfield purchase was hip number 96, an Alberta bred Cape Canaveral filly, a half sister to Multiple Stakes Winner Cat Singer ($444,096).

Hot of their success the day before on Fall Classic Saturday with the Highfield bred Stakes Winner and 2013 sales topper, Centrefire,  Curtis and Darrell Landry and Don Danards Red Diamond Stable  bought this years high selling filly.  Hip number 84, a Cape Canaveral filly out of the Deputy Minister mare, Renaissance Woman.  This Alberta bred filly is a half sister to Multiple Stakes Winner, Alywyn ($272,945).

Other buyers who helped make our sale a success were Andrew Stronach, Ernest Gibson, Westana Ranches, Ken Sparks, Lee Cockburn and Dave Nicholson.

 

Alberta Fall Classic Saturday

Sept. 20.  Northlands Park

Highfield SF Ltd. stallion Cape Canaveral, and two year olds bred by Highfield have a banner afternoon.

Canaveral Leader, a Multiple Stakes Winner by Cape Canaveral finishes third in the $50,ooo Fall Classic Distaff Handicap for her owners Bar None Ranches and Central City Stable. Four year old Canaveral Leader has now pushed her lifetime earnings to $203,316.

Ginger Smash, a two year old filly by Cape Canaveral wins the $50,000 Sturgeon River Stakes.  As the favorite, Ginger Smash draws of to win by 5 1/4 lengths for Alberta owners Jim Juris and Linda Smith.  Bred by Highfield SF Ltd., Ginger Smash was purchased out of the 2013 CTHS AB yearling sale by her trainer R.K. Smith and has returned $41,437 to her owners.

Centrefire, a two year old gelding by North Light wins the $50,000 Alberta Premiers Futurity.  Centrefire had only one horse beaten after the first quarter mile but found his stride thereafter to draw off and win by an easy 6 lengths for his Alberta owners Curtis and Darrell Landry, Don Danards Red Diamond Stable and Highfield SF Ltd.  Centrefire was bred and sold by Highfield in the 2013 CTHS AB yearling sale.  Centrefire is trained by leading Northlands Park trainer Greg Tracy.

 

Saturday Stallions

Sept. 6.

Another good day for current Highfield stallion Cape Canaveral and former stallion Wilko.

Cape Canaveral has two winners at Northlands Park.  Ninja Prospector wins the third race by 4 lengths.

Then in the  eighth race,  the $50,000 Birdcatcher Stakes, an open event for two year old colts and geldings, Capitalism comes right back off a Stakes winning effort, to go wire to wire by 6 lengths.  Capitalism was bought out of the 2013 CTHS AB. Div. sale by Derby Quest Farms Ltd. and Shot In The Dark Racing Corp.  A half sister by Highfield stallion Exhi, sells in Edmonton Sept. 21.

Former Highfield stallion Wilko, has returned to Ontario and Adena Springs.  Three Stakes Winners, including Two Graded Winners signaled Wilkos’ return to Southern Ontario.

Two good winners for Wilko include Lovely Welcome a winner by 12 1/2 lengths at Charles Town, and Stakes Placed, Sollie Go Nee Nee another easy winner at Northlands Park by 4 1/2 lengths for Alberta owner Wood River Ranches LTD. of Ponoka.

Last chance to view Top 7 yearlings in the 2014 CTHS Yearling Sale.

Highfield SF Ltd. freshman sire Exhi yearlings average $28,000.00  in the CTHS Ontario Division yearling sale.   Leading the list was a $100,000.00 colt bought by Eclipse winning Woodbine trainer Mark Casse. To view the top 7 yearlings CLICK HERE.

Exhi

September 1.

CTHS Ontario Premier Yearling Sale.  Yearlings by freshman sire Exhi are well received.

Highfield SF stallion Exhi, an $807,000 Multiple Graded Stakes Winner gets off to an impressive start as a sire as his first yearling to sell brings $100,000.  Consigned by Gayle Woods for Minshall Farms, this chestnut colt will go to the barn of Woodbine’s leading trainer Mark Casse.

Selling late in the session, John Carey, for T.C. Westmeath Stud Farm is all smiles after selling his colt for $45,000 to Woodbine trainer Ralph Biamonte.

Over the coarse of the two day sale, 5 Exhi yearlings sold for an average of $28,000.  A pretty nice return on a $3,000 stud fee.