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Carter Blesses Baby Joe

Published: April 24, 2016 1:58 pm ET

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Sydney Weaver’s unnamed Pet Rock filly was the centre of attention yesterday as Sydney 'Pinky' Seelster’s little girl was blessed in a special stall ceremony. Chaplain Ken Carter of the Standardbred Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada came out to the farm and officially blessed 'Baby Joe.'

“Today was a very special day for me,” said Sydney Weaver. “It truly meant a lot. Thank you Ken Carter and also to Kim, Nicholas and Garnet Barnsdale for being part of our special day.”

Sydney refers to Pinky’s filly as 'Baby Joe' after Pet Rock’s owner, Joe Bellino, who donated the breeding for Pinky.

“Every day Baby Joe and I are bonding more and more,” Sydney said. “This is such a wonderful experience. She now comes up to me in the stall and loves it when I brush her.”

The beautiful filly still needs a name and everyone is encouraged to enter the 'Name Pinky’s Foal Contest' before it closes next Sunday, May 1 at midnight. There is no purchase necessary to enter the contest. You must be age 18 or older and a legal resident of the country you live in. All entries must be submitted in English. To fill out all the required information, click here.

The winning name selected will receive a free breeding to the multiple world champion pacing stallion Hes Watching, who stands at both Tara Hills Farm in Port Perry, Ontario and at Alabar Bloodstock in New Zealand. His stud fee for the 2016 season is at $5,000.

The breeding was generously donated by Muscara Racing Trust, Menary Racing, Inc., Brad Gray and Michael Guerriero. There is also second place prizes of $500 in wagers on WatchandWager.com. That prize winner must be a USA citizen residing in a state that does not have a conflict with watchandwager.com. Flamboro Downs' management is offering dinner for two packages to Canadian winners.

Within one week after the deadline date, Sydney Weaver will select six approved names for the foal. Management at Flamboro Downs, where Pinky raced for most of her career, has graciously agreed to hold a Name Pinky’s Foal Contest Night at the track on Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day), when the final name will be announced in a unique presentation.


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