Bear's Chill dominates $150K Queenston at Woodbine
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The 3-year-old Artie Schiller colt Bear's Chill continued his roll at Woodbine with another commanding performance on May 7, winning the $150,000 Queenston S. by a facile 2 1/2-lengths (VIDEO).

Artie Schiller finished in the top 20 of first-crop sires of 2010, and is currently the 11th ranked second-crop sire. His leading earner this year is Mr. Commons, who was third in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), followed closely by Bear's Chill.

The Queenston serves as a traditional prep for the Queen's Plate (G1-C), the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown which runs June 26 at Woodbine. The Queenston win stamps Bear's Chill as the early favorite for the big race.

Bear's Chill went right to the front in the seven furlong Queenston and was up two lengths after a quarter mile in :45.67 seconds. The bay colt kept going from there, winning with something in reserve in a quick time of 1:21.91, giving him a career best 97 Beyer Speed Figure.

Trainer Reade Baker was asked about the Queen's Plate and whether that was the target for Bear's Chill.

"That's there we want to be," said Baker. "I've always been impressed with him. He's a big, strong, tough horse.”

Baker indicated the route to the Plate would likely go through the Plate Trial, at 1 1/8 miles, on June 5 at Woodbine.

Bear's Chill is owned by his namesake Bear Stables Ltd. He was bred in Canada by Glenview Stables Ltd. The owners bought Bear's Chill for $78,914 out of the 2009 Canadian September yearling sale. With the Queenston win, he is now 3-1-0 in five starts, with earnings of $193,355.

Bear's Chill is out of the stakes winner Silver Nithi, who earned nearly $500,000 in her career. All three of her foals are multiple winners.
Risky Proposition finishes with flourish to win Del Mar's Let It Ride S. title=
Bodemeister

Risky Proposition finishes with flourish to win Del Mar's Let It Ride S.

Bodemeister got his seventh stakes winner of 2018 on Saturday when Risky Proposition unleashed powerful kick in the final furlong to win the $80,000 Let It Ride S. at Del Mar...

[read more]

Family Biz rallies to take Aqueduct maiden special weight title=
Fed Biz

Family Biz rallies to take Aqueduct maiden special weight

Fed Biz tallied his ninth first-crop winner on Saturday at Aqueduct when Family Biz finished very strongly to break his maiden by a neck at seven furlongs...

[read more]

Congrats Gal romps in Smart Halo S. for first stakes win title=
Congrats

Congrats Gal romps in Smart Halo S. for first stakes win

Congrats Gal scored her third blowout win in five lifetime starts on Saturday when the 2-year-old Congrats filly powered her way to a 6 3/4-length score...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile weanlings dominate Fasig-Tipton November sale title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile weanlings dominate Fasig-Tipton November sale

Led by a $1.9 million filly, Pioneerof the Nile was the dominant weanling sire at the Nov. 4 Fasig-Tipton “Night of the Stars” sale...

[read more]

First Exaggerator weanling sells for $150,000 at Fasig-Tipton title=
Exaggerator

First Exaggerator weanling sells for $150,000 at Fasig-Tipton

Multiple Grade 1 winner Exaggerator's first weanling to sell at auction went through the ring Nov. 4 at Fasig-Tipton...

[read more]

Piedi Bianchi goes last to first in $150,000 Frances Slocum S. title=
Overanalyze

Piedi Bianchi goes last to first in $150,000 Frances Slocum S.

Piedi Bianchi became Overanalyze's latest stakes winner on Nov. 6 when the 3-year-old filly rallied to win the $150,000 Frances Slocum S...

[read more]

Speightstown filly sparkles in $225,000 Princess Elizabeth S. title=
Speightstown

Speightstown filly sparkles in $225,000 Princess Elizabeth S.

Bold Script ran away to a 7 1/2-length victory in the Nov. 4 Princess Elizabeth S. at Woodbine, the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Speightstown filly...

[read more]

Roy H repeats in $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) title=
More Than Ready

Roy H repeats in $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)

Roy H's scintillating performance in Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) gave the son of More Than Ready his second straight victory in the race...

[read more]

Audible returns with big performance in $200,000 Cherokee Run S. title=

Audible returns with big performance in $200,000 Cherokee Run S.

Grade 1 winner Audible won the $200,000 Cherokee Run S. Saturday at Churchill Downs by two lengths in his first start since finishing third in the Kentucky Derby (G1)...

[read more]

Bulletin is relentless in $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint title=

Bulletin is relentless in $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing teamed up to win the first running of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint with the brilliant colt Bulletin...

[read more]