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BRILLIANCE AND BLOODLINES


That something was Peteski, who simply stated, began the season a maiden and ended it a champion. In his only start at two, the son of Nureyev and Vive had flashed early speed, enough to give those who were paying attention a quick glimpse of what might lie ahead. Attfield duly noted the promise, viewing his young charge as one for the future, although perhaps a bit over-eager. Time and an award winning trainer's patience and skill changed that, and by mid-1993 no superlative seemed quite enough to describe what Peteski had become.

The colt's bloodlines gave him a license to be anything. He was by an American Triple Crown winner and two-time Horse of the Year, out of a stakes winning Nureyev mare. The chestnut- coated Peteski bore a striking resemblance to his sire-like Affirmed, he was slender of build, graceful of action, and as Attfield calmed the fiery enthusiasm of youth, he began to deport himself with Affirmed's dignity and professionalism.

After scattering rivals in an April 25 maiden race at Woodbine and winning by ten widening lengths, the trim red racing machine seemed to have potentially more in common with his famous sire than looks and attitude. And so it turned out to be.

"Peteski is, by far, the most talented and versatile horse I have ever owned..."
-Earle Mack

At that time, New York State Racing Commission Chairman of the Board, Earle Mack heard tell of a promising colt in Canada. Mack, who had bred, owned and raced many a good one in his own right over 30 years in the business, was naturally intrigued. He conducted a little background research on the colt named Peteski, liked what he found, and a deal was struck.

Peteski emerged under Mack's burgundy and yellow Rising Son silks for the first time in a May 9 Woodbine allowance carded at a mile and one-sixteenth, winning this time by 7 lengths. Following a four-length allowance triumph on June 2-it was clear that Mack had acquired a live prospect for the classic Queen's Plate-G1C, Canada's premiere racing event for 134 years and the first leg of the coveted Canadian Triple Crown.

"This horse just keeps getting better and better..."
-Roger Attfield.


 Bloodlines

 Queen's Plate

 Canadian Triple

 Defeating the Best


"Peteski is, by far, the most talented and versatile horse I have ever owned..."
-Earle Mack

"This horse just keeps getting better and better..."
-Roger Attfield

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