Son of Briartic
|Son of Briartic|
|Breeder||E. P. Taylor|
|Trainer||Jerry G. Lavigne|
Canadian Classic Race wins:
Queen's Plate (1982)
|Son of Briartic Stakes at Emerald Downs|
Son of Briartic (1979–2003) was a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by Canada's most prominent horseman, E. P. Taylor, he was out of the mare Tabola, a daughter of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Round Table. His sire was the multiple stakes winner Briartic, a son of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Nearctic, who also sired Northern Dancer.
Son of Briartic was purchased by Dave Kapchinsky of Edmonton, Alberta, who was voted the 1981 Sovereign Award for Outstanding Owner in Canadian racing. Kapchinsky raced the colt under the banner of his Paddockhurst Stable with trainer Jerry Lavigne responsible for his race conditioning. At age two, Son of Briartic won three stakes races at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and the following year won three more stakes, including Canada's most prestigious race, the Queen's Plate. For his Plate win, under jockey Paul Souter, Son of Briartic defeated Runaway Groom, to whom he then finished third in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes.
Retired to stud duty at first in Canada, where he had a major Impact on the Canadian Racing Industry, and later for many years in the State of Washington, Son of Briartic proved a good stallion who produced more than forty stakes winners. Pensioned at age twenty-two in 2001, following a fracture of a pastern bone he was humanely euthanized in 2003. His influence as a sire in Washington was such that Emerald Downs in Auburn, named a race in his honor.