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On September 27th, Winbak Farm will be hosting an open house showcasing the farm’s London Classic Lineup. The open house and BBQ will be from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. 


“We are excited to host an open house to showcase our London Classic yearling lineup,” said Pat Woods, Winbak Farm of Canada Manager. “We hope it will give potential buyers and their connections a way to have their first view of our yearlings before the rush of sale day.”


The London Classic Sale is on October 17th and 18th. The sale will be held at the Agriplex at the Western Fair District.


“We are proud to be a leading breeder in Ontario Sire Stakes,” said Jack Burke, General Manager. “Our offspring shine each year in the rewarding program and this year, our Ontario yearlings are some of our best-looking and best-bred ever.”


Winbak Farm’s London Classic lineup features 51 yearlings:

Archangel – 3 Colts / 2 Fillies

Betterthancheddar – 3 Colts / 4 Fillies

Jimmy Freight – 5 Fillies

McWicked – 3 Colts / 7 Fillies

My MVP – 2 Fillies

Shadow Play – 2 Colts / 6 Fillies

Sportswriter – 1 Colt

Stag Party – 2 Fillies

The Bank – 2 Colts / 6 Fillies

Trixton – 3 Colts


This is the first year for Ontario-Sired yearlings from Trixton.


“Each year when selecting stallions to breed our mares to, we place a strong priority on the Ontario program,” said Joe Thomson, Winbak Farm Owner. “Being the breeder of 2021 Horse of the Year, Desperate Man, was one of our greatest achievements and we hope one of the 51 horses we have selling at the London Classic Sale have the ability to achieve similar accomplishments.”


Highlights include: 

#89, Its Not My Vault, a The Bank half-sister to Mr Fritter, 3, 1:54.2s -'22 ($159,666), and 2023 NY Stakes Winner, Family Riches, 2, 2:00.2h -'23 ($18,507).


#90, Garden Belle, a Stag Party half-sister to BNB, p, 1:52.3f ($123,758). Second dam is Sanabelle Island, p, 1:50.4s ($1,660,526).


#103, Lord Timmins, a Trixton colt from a half-sister to Aisling, 1:53f ($710,839).


#139, Happy Play, a Shadow Play ½-brother to Burning Midnight, p, 1:50.3f ($362,629). Full-brother to Adore Him, p, 1:52s ($240,309). His dam is a half-sister to All Bets Off, p, 1:48 ($3,186,658).


#199, Mai Tide, a McWicked first foal from a daughter of Tidewaterdragonfly, p, 1:49.4 ($1,079,213).


#220, Better My Heart, a Betterthancheddar half-brother to Fashion Heart, p, 3, 1:49.3f ($432,860), Rocknrolwilneverdie, p, 1:50.4f ($408,108), and Cardiac Fashion, p, 3, 1:50f ($272,984). Dam, Where The Heart Is, p, 3, 1:50.2 ($220,381), is a half-sister to Art Colony, p, 2, 1:51s ($863,750). 


#260, Front Burner, a Jimmy Freight first foal from a Bettor’s Delight granddaughter of Stonebridge Kisses, p, 1:50.2s ($1,082,459), dam of 2023 Gold Cup & Saucer Winner, Covered Bridge, p, 1:48.3 ($1,081,640).


#275, Fast Snap, an Archangel half-brother to Ashlake, 1:53.3f ($220,994).


“Winbak Farm is currently the leading breeder in Ontario Sire Stakes for 2023,” said James Ladwig, Yearling Manager. “Our first crop sires have had a stellar year, you don’t want to miss their second crops. Our established stallions have continued to excel and there’s great potential for their yearlings to be winners.”


In 2023, the first crops from McWicked, Jimmy Freight, and Stag Party debuted. They are 3 of the top ten sires for 2-year-old colt pacers in the Ontario Sire Stakes. Jimmy Freight and McWicked are also in the top 5 for 2-year-old filly pacers. 


Jimmy Freight’s first crop is led by 2023 OSS Gold Winner, Resilience, p, 2, 1:52s -'23, BT1:51.2s-'23 ($100,616). McWicked’s top winner is 2023 OSS Gold Winner, T H McMurray, p, p, 2, 1:51.2s -'23 ($77,166). Stag Party is the sire of 2023 OSS Grassroots Winner, Your Party, p, 2, 1:54.2s -'23; BT1:53.3s-'23 ($27,562). 


The Bank’s first Ontario crop is now 2. He is in the top ten for 2-year-old colt trotters and 2-year-old filly trotters earnings in the 2023 Ontario Sire Stakes. He is the sire of OSS Gold contender, Hit The Bank, 2, Q1:59s -'23; BT1:56.4s-'23 ($46,453). 


Bettor’s Delight and Betterthancheddar are number one and two in the leading pacing sires for Ontario Sire Stakes. McWicked is sitting at number 4. Archangel and My MVP are in the top ten for overall trotting sires in the Ontario Sire Stakes.


Interested in attending the Winbak Farm open house? Please RSVP to or call 905.838.2145. by September 25th. For more information on the yearlings selling, please visit For additional sale details, please visit www.westernfairdistrict/lcys.