Crafty Lace

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Crafty Lace
Sire Crafty Admiral
Grandsire Fighting Fox
Dam French Lace
Damsire Blue Swords
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1959
Country Canada
Colour Bay
Breeder Conklin Farms Limited
Owner 1) Wilfrid Farr
2) Jeremy Jacobs
Trainer J. D. Mooney
Record 72: 13-6-5
Earnings $43,440
Major wins

Fairbank Stakes (1962)

Canadian Classic Race wins:
Breeders' Stakes (1962)
Canadian Horse of the Year (1962)

Crafty Lace (foaled March 11, 1959 in Ontario) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who was voted Canadian Horse of the Year in 1962.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]


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