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Square Angel

Square Angel
Sire Quadrangle
Dam Nangela
Grandsire Cohoes
Damsire Nearctic
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1970
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder E. P. Taylor
Owner General W. Preston Gilbride
Trainer Frank H. Merrill, Jr.
Record 25: 7-9-3
Earnings $106,446
Square Angel is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Nangela by Quadrangle. He was born around 1970 in Canada, and was bred by E. P. Taylor.
Major wins
Shady Well Stakes (1972)
Fury Stakes (1973)
Canadian Oaks (1973)
Nettie Handicap (1973)
Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (1973)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on March 4, 2010

Square Angel (foaled April 4, 1970 in Ontario) was a Canadian Champion Thoroughbred filly racehorse. Bred by E. P. Taylor, her sire was the 1964 Belmont Stakes winner, Quadrangle. Her dam was Nangela, a daughter of Nearctic, the sire of one of the most influential sires in Thoroughbred history, Northern Dancer. [1]

Square Angel was purchased and raced by General W. Preston Gilbride (C.B.E) (D.S.O.) (C.O-N) who entrusted her race conditioning to future Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer, Frank Merrill, Jr. [2] A stakes winner at two, as a three-year-old in 1973, Square Angel won Canada's most important race for fiilies of her age group, the Canadian Oaks. In addition to a win in the Fury Stakes and Nettie Handicap she also finished first in the Wonder Where Stakes but was disqualified and set back to second. Square Angel's performances earned her Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Filly honors.

As a broodmare

Retired to broodmare duty, Square Angel was the dam of four stakes winners and one additional stakes-placed winner from six foals to race. [3] Among her best was Kamar (b. 1976), a Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and the 1990 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, and Love Smitten (b. 1981), whose wins included the Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap and the Grade 2 Santa Maria Handicap and who was the dam of Swain. [4]



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