Congratulations to Kawartha Downs’ regular Murray Brethour on his sophomore fillies’ victories tonight at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto in the first leg of the Blossom Stakes Series.
In the first of two $17,000 divisions Murray’s Windsun Glory was a comfortable winner by three lengths in 1:56.3 over Radar Trap and Money Magic. Chris Christoforou drove the three-year-old daughter of Mach Three co-owned by Murray and fellow breeder Windsun Farm of Uxbridge, Ontario along with Kevin McKinlay and Jim Fielding.
It was the second straight win for Windsun Glory who was unraced last year at two. So far in 2016 she has seven starts and has yet to miss a cheque.
Glory is the third foal from Windsun Princess who was unraced (her only charted line is a qualifier at Kawartha in 2009 where she broke stride). Long time fans at Kawartha should remember her dam, Armbro Magnify, who raced often at KD during the early 1990s for Murray’s dad Lorne as well as leading driver Gord Brown.
She is also the dam of Windsun Countress ($525,000), Magnify This ($339,000), Windsun Thunder ($322,000), etc.
The Brethour barn was back in the winner’s circle following the second division thanks to Blueberry Will who held on to win by a neck in 1:55.1 for driver Sylvain Filion. A daughter of Rocknroll Hanover, the filly is undefeated in five starts so far in 2016.
Owned by John Fleischman of Stittsville and Randy Hodgins of Kemptville, Ontario, Blueberry Will began her career last year at Kawartha in two qualifying races before moving to the WEG circuit.
The second leg of the series will be held next Monday at Woodbine.