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Boom, Just Like That!

Published: October 14, 2013 10:19 am ET

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A previously unheralded Mach Three colt showed up for the $683,000 Metro Stakes final at Mohawk and BOOM... just like that... he gave his small-time breeder/owners a night that they’ll never forget.

About six kilometres north of the main strip of the southwestern Ontario town of Tillsonburg, along a dirt road near a Mennonite school, is Ballykeel Farm, a nine-acre spread that has a house, a barn, some paddocks and a small oval for jogging horses. It is here that Boomboom Ballykeel, the recent winner of the 2013 Metro Pace, the richest race for two-year-olds in North America with a purse of $683,000, was born and raised. And his victory in the Metro is definitely the biggest win ever for Cam McKnight, who along with his wife Cynthia are the breeders and owners of the colt.

To read the feature on Boomboom Ballykeel and the McKnights from the October issue of Trot, click on one of the following links: >> Boom, Just Like That -- Boom, comme cela!.


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