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Sam-Son Farm

Sam-Son Farm
Type Horse breeding farm &
Thoroughbred racing stable
Industry Thoroughbred Horse racing
Founded 1972
Headquarters Milton, Ontario, Canada
Key people Ernie L. Samuel (founder)
Tammy Samuel-Balaz

Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner
Sovereign Award for Outstanding Owner
(1980, 1984, 1985, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005)
Sovereign Award for Outstanding Breeder
(2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)

Sam-Son Farm is a thoroughbred horse racing stable in Milton, Ontario, Canada. Originating in the 60's by Ernie Samuel, it began as a home for equestrian horses. However, in 1971 it became home to its first thoroughbred race horse and officially name fior racing in 1972.

Sam-Son Farm is a five-time winner of the Queen's Plate, Canada's most important horse race, and a record seven Woodbine Oaks. In 1991, the stable won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner after its horses established a new world record for race earnings. Under trainers Jim Day, and then Mark Frostad who took over in 1995, Sam-Son Farm has won eight Sovereign Awards for outstanding owner and seven for outstanding breeder.

Some of their great thoroughbred racehorses include:

Sam-Son Farm has owned eight horses who were voted Canadian Horse of the Year honors: Dauphin Fabuleux (1984), Imperial Choice (1985), Ruling Angel (1985), Dance Smartly (1991), Chief Bearhart (1997-'98), Quiet Resolve (2000) and Soaring Free (2004).

The business uses the Milton, Ontario farm as a broodmare installation and maintains a training facility in Ocala, Florida

Following the death of her father in 2000, operations of the farm were taken over by Tammy Samuel-Balaz who died from cancer in 2008 at age forty-seven. Management of the business has been taken over by her husband, Rick Balaz.



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