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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


Honors
Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner
(1991)
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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