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Shady Well

Shady Well
Sire Purple Shade
Dam The Wishing Well
Grandsire Royal Canopy
Damsire Viceroy
Gender Filly
Foaled 1929
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder Seagram Stable
Owner Seagram Stable
Edward F. Seagram (1933)
Trainer William H. Bringloe
John J. Thorpe (1933)
Record 68: 15-?-?
Earnings $25,440
Shady Well is a thoroughbred racehorse out of The Wishing Well by Purple Shade. She was born around 1929 in Canada, and was bred by Seagram Stable.
Major wins
Clarendon Plate (1931)
Durham Cup Handicap (1932, 1933, 1934)
Maple Leaf Stakes (1932, 1933)
King Edward Gold Cup (1935)
Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Shady Well (foaled 1929 in Ontario was a Canadian Thoroughbred Filly racehorse. Owned and bred by the Seagram brothers' Seagram Stable, she was sired by Purple Shade. Her dam was The Wishing Well whose sire was the British champion, The Tetrarch who was voted Britain's greatest two-year-old of the 20th Century.

Seagram Stable used trainer William Bringloe to race Shady well through age three but for 1933, Edward F. Seagram bought out his brother's interest. He then raced under his own name and transferred Shady Well's conditioning over to Johnny Thorpe.

Racing at age two, Shady Well won the 1931 Clarendon Plate and finished second in the Coronation Futurity Stakes. Among her fifteen career wins, against her female counterparts Shady Well won back-to-back editions of the Maple Leaf Stakes in 1932 and 1933. However, she is best remembered for her three straight wins between 1932 and 1934 against male horses in the Durham Cup Handicap which she followed up with another victory over males in the 1935 King Edward Gold Cup.



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