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Barbara J. Minshall

Barbara Minshall
Occupation Trainer/Owner/Breeder
Birthplace Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Birth date November 6, 1953
Career wins 236 (ongoing)
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Bold Venture Stakes (1995)
Canadian Stakes (1995)
Col. R. S. McLaughlin Handicap (1995, 1996)
King Edward Stakes (1995, 1996)
Nassau Stakes (1995, 1996)
Vigil Stakes (1995, 1996, 1997)
Autumn Stakes (1996)
Dominion Day Stakes (1996, 1998, 1999)
Woodbine Breeders' Cup Handicap (1996)
Eclipse Stakes (1996, 1997)
Mazarine Stakes (1996)
Victoria Park Stakes (1996)
Victoriana Stakes (1996)
Connaught Cup Stakes (1997, 1998)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (1997)
Jacques Cartier Stakes (1997)
Wonder Where Stakes (1997)
Vice Regent Stakes (2000)
Frost King Stakes (2002)
Deputy Minister Stakes (2003)
La Lorgnette Stakes (2005)
Bison City Stakes (2009)

Canadian Classic Race wins:
Prince of Wales Stakes (1995, 1996)
Racing awards
Sovereign Award for Outstanding Trainer (1996)
Sovereign Award for Outstanding Breeder (1996]]
Sovereign Award for Outstanding Owner (1996)
Significant horses
Bold Ruritana, Kiridashi, Mt. Sassafras, Stephanotis

Barbara J. Minshall (born November 6, 1953 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse trainer and owner who has competed both in Canada and the United States. She is the widow of Aubrey W. Minshall, the successful breeder and owner of the 350-acre Minshall Farms near Hillsburgh, Ontario. [1] Following her husband's passing in 1993, Barbara Minshall, having been involved in the operation of the farm, continued the business and became a licensed trainer in 1995.

Ms. Minshall was raised around horses and as a young lady rode jumpers and qualified for the Canadian dressage team for the Summer Olympics and the Pan-American Games. In her first year as a trainer in Thoroughbred racing, Barbara Minshall became the first woman to train the winner of a Canadian Triple Crownrace when the Minshall Farms colt Kiridashi won the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Racetrack. [2] She followed that up by being voted the 1996 Sovereign Award as Canada's outstanding trainer and her Minshall Farms won the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Breeder and Outstanding Owner.

Among her other top horses have been Mt. Sassafras, Bold Ruritana, and Stephanotis. Mt. Sassafras was the 1996 Canadian Horse of the Year and Canadian Champion Older Male Horse.



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