O’Brien Award winner and Canadian Pacing Derby champion Sintra will officially be retired with a special ceremony this Saturday, Nov. 18 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
A 10-year-old gelding, Sintra amassed 48 wins, $1.6 million in earnings and a mark of 1:47.2 during a tremendous racing career.
Owned by The Stable since July of 2022, Sintra won his final career start on Sept. 25 at Grand River Raceway before his connections unanimously decided that the veteran pacer was ready to move into retirement.
Although Sintra finished his racing days with trainer Harry Poulton and TheStable, the son of Mach Three spent most of his career in the care of trainer Dave Menary.
The Stable’s Anthony MacDonald announced in mid-October that Sintra would be returned to the Menary family to enjoy his well-earned retirement.
The Stable will formally return Sintra to the Menary’s during Saturday’s retirement ceremony.
Sintra provided both connections with career highlights.
Menary and co-owners Brad Gray and Michael Guerriero received a major thrill with Sintra’s upset victory in the $615,000 Canadian Pacing Derby in September of 2017. The outstanding pacer then provided MacDonald and The Stable a memorable victory in the 2022 Gold Cup and Saucer in Prince Edward Island.
Sintra’s retirement ceremony will take place in the winner’s circle following Saturday’s first race.
Post time for Saturday’s card is 7:10 p.m.