Aug 20, 2023 – While most thoroughbred owners go their entire lives and never get an opportunity to run their horse in the biggest races in the sport, the Canuck Racing Club enjoyed the experience in the club’s first-ever racing season. As co-owners of EnjoytheSilent, their club members got to experience the thrill of being among the select few who truly had the most legitimate reason to be at one of Toronto’s biggest sports and social events of the year: the 164th running of the King’s Plate, North America’s oldest thoroughbred race.

Co-owned by Canuck Racing Club, Lanni Bloodstock and Daniel Plouffe, EnjoytheSilent went into the race starting from one of the worst post positions, gate 17 on the extreme outside. As a result, their horse had to travel much more distance over the course of the race than others while closing into a slow pace. Patient in waiting for a seam, EnjoytheSilent and jockey gamely battled through tight traffic and passed 10 other horses before crossing the wire. Canuck Racing Club’s horse definitely showed he belonged in that race beyond his long shot odds.

“We couldn’t get free until too late in the race,” jockey Declan Carroll reported to the club members mere moments after stepping off the track. “If we had started in a better post, we finish in the top three today, guaranteed, no doubt in my mind. This is a good horse you have. You’re going to have a lot of fun with him.”

This club already has – and there is more to come.

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