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THE CANADIAN TRIPLE
The Canadian Triple Crown differs from its U.S. counterparts in one
major respect: While the United States triple is conducted entirely
on dirt and the English on grass, Canada has chosen to mix it up,
thereby demanding the most from its competitors. The Queen's Plate-G1C
and Prince of Wales-G1C are run over the main dirt ovals at Woodbine
and Fort Erie, while the Breeders' Stakes-G1C rounds out the demanding
trio at 1 1/2 miles on Woodbine's Marshall turf course. To win the
Canadian Triple, a horse must not only be tough, durable, and of the
highest class, but also extremely versatile.
"Canada has a new hero today...He can't skate or throw a baseball,
but he can sure motor. It's Peteski!"
-Rick Fraser, Toronto Star.
Peteski had never run on grass, but any possible doubts as to his
ability to handle the new surface were eclipsed when he turned in
an eye-popping seven-furlong turf drill of 1:22 4/5 prior to the Breeders',
a move Attfield termed simply as "unbelievable."
"Peteski is living, breathing, quality speed..."
-Neil Campbell, The Blood Horse
Such was his reputation by late August, that only three Canadian-foaled
rivals could be lured out to compete against him for the $218,333
purse. The race revealed no surprises. At 1-10 odds, Earle Mack's
colt went right to the front out of the gate, opened up two lengths
early, and ultimately "drew off under no urging in the stretch to
win with ears pricked" by six lengths.
Peteski had tested himself that afternoon, winging freely on the lead,
accelerating as the furlongs passed, and running his final quarter
faster than his first.
Want to view some great Peteski movies? Check out
the Racing Clips
Interested in breeding your mare to Peteski? Check
the Breeder Inquiries.