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Addison Bay Retired

Published: June 9, 2016 3:20 pm ET

Last Comment: June 11, 2016 1:46 pm ET | 6 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

It has been reported that nine-year-old mare Addison Bay p,5,1:51.3s ($436,237) has been retired from racing.

The fun loving mare was retired this past March. As she was getting older, the difficult decision came to the owners, Julie Ferguson and Lloyd Stone, to finally retire Addison Bay from her successful racing career. Although she could still race, she lacked the energy and speed she used to show. Noticing that, Julie wished to respect the needs of her dear ‘Miss Addy’ and offer her a new career.

Miss Addy was sent to a friend’s farm to pursue her new career of breeding. It did not take long for her to prove successful in this new endeavour, as she was found in foal on June 3, at 16 days and counting! The sire, Hes Watching of Tara Hills Farms, won multiple records, including the fastest three-year-old ever at the Meadowlands Racetrack and the youngest ever winner of the Meadowlands Pace. The matchmaker was trainer to both horses, David Menary.

Even though she’s not racing anymore, she’s still the most spoiled horse in the stable. Indeed, Julie made sure the new caretakers still gave her plenty of carrots and apples. Miss Addy even recognizes the sound of the plastic bag as you bring in her treats.

Addison Bay had a very successful career as a racehorse, as she won over $436,000 over her lifetime and had a mark of 151.3. She was first claimed by Julie Ferguson and her partner, Lloyd Stone, at Rideau Carleton Raceway on June 8, 2012 and given to Ted McDonald to train and drive. When she began to win her way out of her classes at Rideau Carleton Raceway, she was sent every winter to trainer David Menary, who is on the WEG circuit. Miss Addy had amazing results with him and raced with the best mares on the WEG circuit during January and February of 2014. Julie and Lloyd would send her to Dave in the winter to race, rest her in the summer, then start her back up at Rideau Carleton Raceway in the fall and then back to Toronto later in the year. She ended her racing career at Rideau Carleton raceway on March 24, once again making it to the winner’s circle.

(Rideau Carleton Raceway)

June 11, 2016 - 1:46 pmCongrats guys well done.

Gord Brown SAID...

Congrats guys well done. Teddy was never down to the half that fast when I was chasing her. Lol

June 10, 2016 - 3:38 pmGood for you girl. It's been

Good for you girl. It's been years since I've seen you but I know how much you LOVE your PONIES. I'm sure she will throw you plenty more memories. Here's to Miss Addys (FIRST) and the start of dreams. Good luck in the future Jules and I miss the good old racing in BELLEVILLE.

June 9, 2016 - 11:47 pmYou probably don't know it

Mike Scott SAID...

You probably don't know it Julie , but even way down here in Mexico I watched all her starts on the Ojc . Congrats

I was just thinking the other day when we took " Jed the sled to Guelph " lol

June 9, 2016 - 10:33 pmAll the Best to her new

All the Best to her new career

June 9, 2016 - 8:23 pmYou got that right, Mike.

You got that right, Mike. Thanks. I loved every minute of it. She gave me many great experiences and the opportunity to make new life-long friends. I am very blessed to have a horse like her. Thank you to Dave Menary, his team & everyone who has been part her racing career. On to the next chapter.......

June 9, 2016 - 4:11 pmYeah, but you had lots of fun

Mike Scott SAID...

Yeah, but you had lots of fun Jules ! :))

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