|Breeder||Conklin Farms Limited|
|Owner||1) Wilfrid Farr
2) Jeremy Jacobs
|Trainer||J. D. Mooney|
Fairbank Stakes (1962)
Breeders' Stakes (1962)
|Canadian Horse of the Year (1962)|
Crafty Lace was bred by Frank C. Conklin at his Conklin Farms in Brantford, Ontario. He was sired by Crafty Admiral, the 1952 American Champion Older Male Horse. His dam was French Lace whose sire, Blue Swords, was a very good runner who finished second to Count Fleet in the 1943 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
On September 18, 1962, Crafty Lace was claimed for $7500 by trainer John Mooney for Buffalo, New York businessman Jeremy Jacobs. The horse ran second his first time out under Mooney's care then won four races in a row and set a Woodbine Racetrack record for a mile and a sixteenth on dirt. In his most important win Crafty Lace was ridden by Ron Turcotte to a victory in the Breeders' Stakes, the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown series that is raced on turf.