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Kennedy Road (horse)

Kennedy Road
Sire Victoria Park
Dam Nearis
Grandsire Chop Chop
Damsire Nearctic
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1968
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder Angus Glen Farm
Owner Helen G. Stollery
Trainer James C. Bentley
Charlie Whittingham (at age 5)
Record 45: 17-12-3
Earnings $481,007
Kennedy Road is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Nearis by Victoria Park. He was born around 1968 in Canada, and was bred by Angus Glen Farm.
Major wins
Colin Stakes (1970)
Grey Stakes (1970)
Cup and Saucer Stakes (1970)
Plate Trial Stakes (1971)
Queen's Plate (1971)
Dominion Day Stakes (1972)
San Diego Handicap (1973)
San Antonio Handicap (1973)
Hollywood Gold Cup (1973)
Canadian Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1970)
Canadian Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1971)
Canadian Champion Older Male Horse (1972 & 1973)
Canadian Horse of the Year (1973)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (2000)
Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Kennedy Road (1968-1995) was a Canadian Thoroughbred Champion racehorse who dominated Canadian racing for three years before going to success in California. He was bred by Canadian mining magnate, Arthur W. Stollery at his Angus Glen Farm in Markham, Ontario and raced under his wife Helen's name.

A raucous horse with a mind of his own, after his two-year-old racing season in which he was voted the Canadian 2-Year-old Champion, Kennedy Road underwent an operation to remove a bone fragment from a hind ankle. His injury did not affect his racing ability and in 1971 he won Canada's most prestigious race, the Queen's Plate then went on to be voted that year's Canadian 3-Year-old Champion. At age four his performance earned him Canadian Champion Older Male Horse.

At age five, Kennedy Road's owners sent him to California under the care of future U.S. Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham where in 1973 he won a number of races including the Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup and San Diego Handicap. In what appeared to be a dead heat, Kennedy Road finished second in the Santa Anita Handicap by a fraction of a nose to stablemate Cougar II. Brought back to Canada under junior trainer Clarke D. Whitaker, Kennedy Road set a track record in a six furlong race at Woodbine Racetrack that stood for more than two and a half decades. His 1973 performances earned him Canadian Horse of the Year honors.

Kennedy Road died in 1995 and in 2000 was inducted posthumously into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.



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