Warrawee Farm http://www.warraweefarm.com A small breeder of quality yearlings Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:59:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 2017 Yearling Videos Now Available http://www.warraweefarm.com/2017/08/2017-yearling-videos-now-available/ http://www.warraweefarm.com/2017/08/2017-yearling-videos-now-available/#respond Sat, 26 Aug 2017 02:08:27 +0000 http://www.warraweefarm.com/?p=696

For more information, including videos, please see our 2017 Yearling page.

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2017 Foal Arrivals http://www.warraweefarm.com/2017/05/2017-foal-arrivals/ Sat, 27 May 2017 16:45:07 +0000 http://www.warraweefarm.com/?p=737 Continue reading ]]>

Here is a list of our 2017 foals….

DOB Sex Sire Dam
April 19 Filly EL Titan Come Home ET
April 10 Colt Royalty for Life U Can Cruise
April 6 Colt Captaintreacherous Great Memories
April 1 Filly Trixton Noble Peace Prize
April 1 Colt Warrawee Needy Warrawee Jangle
March 22 Colt Wheeling N Dealin Windsong Nolwenn
March 21 Colt Sweet Lou Warrawee Koine
March 18 Filly He’s Watching Davincis Choice
March 11 Colt Kadabra Warrawee Indy
February 17 Filly Royalty for Life The Tall Poppy
February 1 Colt Sportswriter Momoney Blue Chip
January 22 Colt Somebeachsomewhere Warrawee Quick
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Warrawee Roo wins SBOA Award http://www.warraweefarm.com/2017/02/warrawee-roo-wins-sboa-award/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:50:45 +0000 http://www.warraweefarm.com/?p=739

Warrawee Roo – Three-year-old trotting colt
Majestic Son – Karoon

2016 OSS record: 5 2-1-0, $203,750, 1:53.3s

Breeder: Warrawee Farm, Rockwood, ON
Owner: Determination, Montreal, QC
Trainer: Luc Blais
Driver: Sylvain Filion

Courtesy – Standardbred Canada

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2016 Yearling Videos Online http://www.warraweefarm.com/2016/08/2016-yearling-videos-online/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:25:44 +0000 http://www.warraweefarm.com/?p=640 Continue reading ]]> Warrawee Farm’s 2016 yearling consignment is now available to view through online video.

The Warrawee yearlings sell as part of the Preferred Equine consignment at the 2016 Canadian Yearling Sale, set for Sunday Sept. 18 at the SC Sales Pavilion at Flamboro Downs.

To view the videos for the yearlings, visit the 2016 Yearling Page.

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Back To Back O’Briens For Mister Herbie http://www.warraweefarm.com/2014/02/back-to-back-obriens-for-mister-herbie/ Sun, 09 Feb 2014 18:27:32 +0000 http://www.warraweefarm.com/?p=598 Continue reading ]]> For the second consecutive year, Mister Herbie captured the title as Canada’s Older Trotting Horse of The Year.


Although Mister Herbie only won one race in 2013, he was a strong contender in many of the major stakes and scored six runner-up finishes in stakes competition, including the Maple Leaf Trot, Allerage, John Cashman Memorial and Breeders Crown, finishing the season with $492,067 in purses.

Bred by Warrawee Farm, Mister Herbie (Here Comes Herbie – Independent Lassie) is owned by Jeff Gillis, Hillsburgh,  Mac Nichol  of Burlington, Ont. and Gerald Stay, Buffalo, N.Y.

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Warrawee Needy Sets 1:46.4 World Record http://www.warraweefarm.com/2013/07/warrawee-needy-sets-1464-world-record/ Mon, 08 Jul 2013 01:33:46 +0000 http://www.warraweefarm.com/?p=557 Continue reading ]]> Warrawee Needy matched the fastest race mile in the sport of harness racing with a breath-taking 1:46.4 victory in the first William R. Haughton Memorial Pace elimination for the father-son, trainer-driver team of Carl and Jody Jamieson on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.

Warrawee Needy rallied home off cover and wore down the leading Golden Receiver (Corey Callahan) for the record victory. Harness racing’s richest pacer Foiled Again (Yannick Gingras) finished third with Razzle Dazzle (John Campbell) fourth and Hugadragon (David Miller) fifth.

When the wings of the gate closed, outside post nine starter Foiled Again worked his way to the lead ahead of his fellow Ron Burke stablemate Hugadragon to take over command past the :26-second opening quarter mark with Golden Receiver hot on his heels after getting away in the top three.

Golden Receiver cleared to command during the second panel and reached the half in :52.3. Meanwhile, A Rocknroll Dance (Ron Pierce) and Warrawee Needy began to advance first and second over from mid-pack chasing Golden Receiver past the 1:20.2 third quarter mark.

Golden Receiver continued to lead the field into the stretch, but Warrawee Needy kicked off cover and was quickly closing in with a :26-second final quarter. The top two battled down the lane with Warrawee Needy eventually drawing clear for the historic victory.

The time of the mile equalled Holborn Hanover’s world record, originally set in the 2006 U.S. Pacing Championship at The Meadowlands. The 1:46.4 clocking was also matched by Somebeachsomewhere in the 2008 Bluegrass Series at The Red Mile.


“This horse has showed week in and week out that off a helmet he can be vicious,” noted Jody Jamieson after the victory. “And how about Golden Receiver? I thought I was by him about three times in the stretch and he was still right there.

“He’s just an amazing horse,” continued the winning reinsman. “I can’t tell how fast we’re going at The Meadowlands. I saw :52.3 flash up and I thought it must have been an illusion or something. It’s just a huge half and a huge three-quarters. I knew we were going fast down by the wire and I gave him a couple of little flicks of the tail to keep going and he deserves that mark.”

Bred by Warrawee Farms of Rockwood, Ont., the four-year-old son of E Dees Cam is owned by his 2013 Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame trainer along with Dr. Michael Wilson of Rockwood, Ont., Thomas Kyron of Toronto and Floyd Marshall of Jarvis, Ont.

The victory pushed Warrawee Needy’s career bankroll over the $1 million mark.

Warrawee Farm congratulates Warrawee Needy and his connections. Warrawee has a Sportswriter yearling half-sister plus 12 other beautiful yearlings for sale in the 2013 Forest City Yearling Sale this October.

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Warrawee Koine Retired http://www.warraweefarm.com/2013/05/warrawee-koine-retired/ Wed, 15 May 2013 00:52:29 +0000 http://www.warraweefarm.com/?p=547 Continue reading ]]> Given the challenging nature of the current racing environment in the province of Ontario, many horsepeople would elect to continue to race their stock as long as they brought in a positive economic return. Even though Warrawee Koine still has massive earning potential on the track, Trot Insider has learned that the hard-knocking seven-year-old has been retired and will now switch over to broodmare duty.

Dr. Michael Wilson of Warrawee Farm has told Trot Insider that the career winner of 30 races and $743,000 in purses will be returning to the Rockwood, Ont. breeding nursery in the near future — and those that have been along for her magnificent ride can’t be more excited.

“The decision wasn’t an easy one,” Dr. Wilson explained. “I wouldn’t say she’s a Top 10 mare — she’s probably in the Top 20. She’s (age) seven and the competition is getting fiercer.”

“She’s been racing at the Open level for three years now and I didn’t want to see her drop down in class.”

Dr. Wilson and the entire Warrawee crew know a little something when it comes to special racehorses, seeing as though the farm has produced standouts the likes of Camystic, Mystician, Lucks Mistress, Warrawee Needy, Mister Herbie and many others.

Warrawee Koine etched her name into the sport’s world record books last summer when she blazed Flamboro Downs’ half-mile course in 1:51.1 (a world record for an aged pacing mare on a half-mile track). Although she may not boast the same seven-figure bank account of some of Warrawee’s alumni, Dr. Wilson rained the ultimate praise down on the daughter of Astreos.

“She’s the most exciting and pleasing racehorse I’ve ever had,” Dr. Wilson told Trot Insider, adding that the 100-time career starter is simply “a lovely horse to work with.”

Warrawee Koine’s story is a great one. After not attracting the attention Warrawee believed she deserved in the sales ring as a yearling, Dr. Wilson made sure she was bought back. After three unsuccessful breeding attempts, Warrawee Koine was given the chance to show the world what she was all about on the racetrack… and she put on quite a show.

From 100 starts, Warrawee Koine retires with a record of 30 wins, 16 second-place finishes and 13 third-place efforts. Her overall bankroll settled at $743,348 and she took her mark of 1:50 flat while racing as a five-year-old at Campbellville, Ontario’s Mohawk Racetrack.

The Warrawee collective is highly anticipating the black mare to ship back into its paddocks in the near future, after having been stabled in New Jersey as of late.

While in discussion with Trot Insider, Dr. Wilson did point out that the later mares get in foal during their lives, the less valuable their foals are. Although, the Warrawee crew have a couple of big reasons to be excited about ‘Koine.’

Dr. Wilson confirmed with Trot Insider that Warrawee Koine was bred in March, and at this point all is going well.

Warrawee Farm is crossing its fingers that the fourth time is the charm for Warrawee Koine, and, if it is, both the mare and the loving nursery will have a new Somebeachsomewhere foal on their hands.

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Mister Herbie Named Best Older Trotter http://www.warraweefarm.com/2013/01/mister-herbie-named-best-older-trotter/ Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:45:10 +0000 http://www.warraweefarm.com/?p=564 Continue reading ]]> On Saturday night Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2012 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season.

Mister Herbie’s name was added to the list of O’Brien Award Champion Older Trotters. His season included a stakes record 1:51.3 in the Glorys Comet Trotting Series Final at Woodbine, where he defeated the great San Pail by a nose. Another impressive effort of the 2012 season was a Canadian record mile of 1:50.4 in the Maple Leaf Trot. He also added wins in the Cutler and the Frank Ryan Memorial and was the runner-up in the Nat Ray, the Allerage and Breeders Crown. Bred by Warrawee Farm, Mister Herbie is Owned by Jeffrey R Gillis, Hillsburgh, ON – Mac T Nichol, Burlington, ON – Gerald T Stay, Buffalo, NY.

The annual Black Tie Gala was held at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario.

The awards are named in honour of the late Joe O’Brien, an outstanding horseman and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

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Warrawee Farm A Finalist For Breeder Of The Year http://www.warraweefarm.com/2012/12/warrawee-farm-a-finalist-for-breeder-of-the-year/ Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:46:17 +0000 http://www.warraweefarm.com/?p=545 Continue reading ]]> On Monday, December 17, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2012 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season. After winning in 2011, Warrawee Farm of Rockwood, Ont. is once again one of two finalists for the Armstrong Breeder of the Year Award.
Warrawee Farm is looking for their second consecutive Breeder of the Year trophy.  In 2012 horses bred by Warrawee included O’Brien finalist Mister Herbie,   Warrawee Needy, a winner of $294,000, Mystician, a winner of $252,000 and Warrawee Koine, a winner of $109,000.
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Mister Herbie Wins Frank Ryan http://www.warraweefarm.com/2012/08/mister-herbie-wins-frank-ryan/ Mon, 27 Aug 2012 05:43:28 +0000 http://www.warraweefarm.com/?p=562 Continue reading ]]> Winning the 48th edition of the Frank Ryan Memorial at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening turned out to be a piece of cake for Mister Herbie, who cruised to an easy victory in 1:54 for his O’Brien Award-winning connections – driver Jody Jamieson and trainer Jeff Gillis.

Mister Herbie was hustled off the gate from Post 6, and after being parked to the quarter pole in :27 by Windsong Geant he eventually worked his way to the lead. He clicked off middle splits of :55.4 and 1:25 before using a :29-second final frame to seal the deal by 2-3/4 lengths over Windsong Geant. Andover America came on late to finish third. Despite early breaks, Daylon Magician and Frenchfrysnvinegar managed to take home the final cheques in the rich trotting tilt.

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Mister Herbie put a smile on the faces the pari-mutuel backers that sent him off as the 3-5 choice, and he also had his ownership group – J Gillis G Stay of Hillsburgh and Mac Nichol of Burlington, ON – grinning ear-to-ear, as well. It was the sixth win of the season in nine tries for the four-year-old son of Here Comes Herbie-Independent Lassie. The lion’s share of the purse helped the 16-time winner push his lifetime earnings to $1,088,653.

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