08/08/2016 7:12PM

Prominent owner Stritzl dies at 83


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The popular Woodbine owner Joe Stritzl died from natural causes at his home in King City, Ontario, last Saturday at age 83.

Stritzl campaigned stakes winners Spin the King and Dawson’s Legacy, who was Canada’s champion 2-year-old male in 1997, the year he finished second in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Dawson’s Legacy won the Grade 3 Sky Classic and the Grade 3 Play the King in 1999.

Visitation will be at the Ward Funeral Home at 4671 Hwy. 7 in Woodbridge, Ontario, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Church at 100 Bainbridge Ave. in Woodbridge on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery at 7300 Hwy. 27 in Woodbridge.

Donations can be made to the cardiac department at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.