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Ramblinglily Passes

Published: July 1, 2020 8:00 pm ET

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One of the greatest Maritime-bred pacing mares to set foot on a racetrack, Ramblinglily has passed away at the age of 10.

While racing exclusively in Atlantic Canada, Ramblinglily (Articulator - Crafty Jewel) amassed a 69-33-21 record for 123 top-three finishes in 155 career starts while banking $195,063 in purses. The homebred was trained throughout her career by Riverview, N.B.'s Allan Jones, who co-owned the pacer with Normand Leger of Shediac, N.B.

Her stakes pedigree reads like a canonical resource of Atlantic stakes events.

At 2, winner of ATSS - Breeders Crown consolation at Charlottetown Driving Park, Island Breeders - PEI Colt Stakes leg at Charlottetown Driving Park, Maritime Breeders Stakes elim at Truro; second in ATSS - A Division division at Northside Downs; third in ATSS-A division at Exhibition Park, Island Breeders Stakes final at Charlottetown Driving Park, Maritime Breeders Stakes final at Truro. At 3, winner of ATSS - Breeders Crown final at Charlottetown Driving Park, ATSS-A division at Inverness, division at Northside Downs, division at Summerside, Donnie & George Turner Memorial division at Truro, Maritime Breeders Stakes elimination at Charlottetown Driving Park, final at Charlottetown Driving Park, Maritimer Stakes elim and final at Exhibition Park; second in ATSS-A division at Truro, SK Colt Stakes division at Truro; third in IB - Ruby Chappell Stakes leg at Summerside. At 4, winner of Atlantic Pacing Series leg at Charlottetown Driving Park, final at Summerside, Invitation at Charlottetown Driving Park, Jr. Invitational at Fredericton; second in Invitation at Exhibition Park, Spud Island Classic cons at Charlottetown Driving Park; third in Atlantic Pacing Series leg at Exhibition Park. As aged, winner of Atlantic Pacing Series leg (twice) at Charlottetown Driving Park, leg (3 times) at Summerside, leg (twice) at Truro, Governors Plate elim (twice) at Summerside, Lobster Fest Open - formerly Lobster Carnival final at Summerside, Open at Charlottetown Driving Park, Open (15 times) at Charlottetown Driving Park, (twice) at Summerside, Spud Island Classic leg (twice) at Charlottetown Driving Park, final at Charlottetown Driving Park; second in Atlantic Pacing Series leg (twice) at Charlottetown Driving Park, leg at Summerside, final (twice) at Summerside, leg at Truro, Cecil Ladner Memorial at Charlottetown Driving Park, Governors Plate final at Summerside, Open at Charlottetown Driving Park, Open (10 times) at Charlottetown Driving Park, (twice) at Summerside, Preferred at Charlottetown Driving Park; third in Atlantic Pacing Series leg at Charlottetown Driving Park, leg at Summerside, Open (4 times) at Charlottetown Driving Park, at Summerside, Preferred at Charlottetown Driving Park.

"She had an extreme burst of speed for a short period. One of the most explosive I have ever driven," driver Brodie MacPhee told Trot Insider. "An absolute pleasure to drive. My heart sank when I read the news."

Ramblinglily was slated to return to the racetrack in 2020 but suffered an injury during a qualifying race at Exhibition Park. The connections made the decision to retire the pacing star and start her second career as a broodmare. She was set to be bred to Malicious but took a turn for the worse when having some issues with bowel movements prompted veterinary intervention. The injured ankle took a turn for the worse at the vet clinic.

"She had a complication that required surgery with only 50 percent chance of recovery," said Jones' graddaughter Ava Dickson in a Facebook post. "If she did recover chances were it could occur again in two weeks."

Because of the grim prognosis for recovery, the connections made the difficult decision to have Ramblinglily put down on Saturday, June 27.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Ramblinglily.


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