… more Canada and Canadian horses

“The world needs more Canada,” advised Bono in 2016.  The U2 front man was referring to our compassion.   When it comes to horses, the world of the Thoroughbred is, of course,  brimming with Canadian bloodlines.

Vice Regent

Looking at 2018 Kentucky Derby contenders is a trip down memory lane and specifically, my years working for Eddie and Winnie Taylor on the Windfields estate.  We often made the 45 minute drive to the Oshawa farm…enjoyed a picnic lunch at the Stone House, toured the paddocks housing the mares and foals, and always visited Vice Regent.

And while, initially, Eddie Taylor was one of the scant few to believe in this grand stallion, Vice Regent would emerge an awesome sire.  His most famous son, Deputy Minister, is

grandsire to the mighty Curlin. And the family resemblances are hard to miss

Good Magic is among the Curlin sons headed to the 2018 Kentucky Derby


Good Magic – Coady pic

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