Sky Classic (CAN) - Alexandrina (CAN), by Conquistador Cielo | 1994 Gelding -
1999 Canadian Horse of the Year and Champion Male Turf Horse
Thornfield, the 1999 Canadian Horse of the Year and Champion Male Turf Horse, boasts over $1 million in lifetime earnings. Bred and raced by Knob Hill Stable, the handsome chestnut champion won 50% of his races during his 1998-1999 campaigns, including the prestigious Canadian International Stakes (CAN-G1) and the Niagra Breeders’ Cup (CAN-G2).
In the 1999 Sky Classic Handicap (CAN-G3) he scored a third, though by rights he owns that race too, since he is a son of the great Sky Classic and holds the honor of being the only Canadian Horse of the Year to be sired by a Canadian Horse of the Year. A gregarious guy by nature, Thornfield especially enjoys the company of his fellow retirees at Old Friends.
Modified On: 9/11/2012
Bred in Canada by Knob Hill Stable. Foaled March 15, 1994
19 Starts, 6 Wins, 1 Place, 3 Shows. Career Earnings: $1,206,074
Racing Owner: Knob Hill Stable
Trainers: Phillip England, John Alec Fehr
Jockeys: R. A. Dos Ramos, others
Championship: Canadian Horse of the Year 1999
Biggest wins: Canadian International S (G1) at Woodbine in 1999, Niagra BCH (G2) at Woodbine 1999
Other notable races: 3rd in the Sky Classic S at Woodbine in 1999, competed in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Gulfstream Park in 1999
Best distance: 1 1/2 mile on the turf