10/05/2016 4:17PM

Hunters Bay relocating to Ontario


Canadian champion Hunters Bay will relocate to Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario, for the 2017 breeding season.

The 9-year-old son of Ghostzapper had previously resided at Adena Springs South in Williston, Fla., after debuting at stud in 2014 at Heritage Stallions in Maryland. His first foals are yearlings of 2016.

Hunters Bay won six of 14 starts for earnings of $611,091 while running as a Stronach homebred. He was named Canada’s champion older male of 2012 after Grade 3 wins in the Dominion Day and Eclipse stakes and a runner-up effort in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.

He is out of the multiple Grade 2-winning Smoke Glacken mare Smok’n Frolic, whose seven foals to race are all winners, including Japanese Group 3-placed stakes winner Wild Flapper. The extended family includes Grade 2 winners Mokat and Frolic’s Dream and Grade 3 winners Fabulous Frolic and Lindsay Frolic.

Adena Springs North will host an open house and stallion show Saturday from noon 3 p.m. Eastern to show off its 10-horse roster. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the farm.

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