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Don’t miss this great article on Chantal Sutherland!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 11, 2012

“Awesome Fire closed from the back of the pack under Chantal Sutherland to win the $250,400 Wonder Where Stakes for her brother, owner Hugh Sutherland, on Sunday at Woodbine. The chestnut daughter of Strong Contender-Awesome Lass, bred in Ontario by Spring Farm and trained by Nick Gonzalez, was making her turf debut in the 1 1/4-mile Wonder Where, the third race in the Triple Tiara, for three-year-old fillies, foaled in Canada.

Awesome Fire broke poorly and trailed early down the backstretch as Dene Court set splits of :25.03, :49.44 and 1:14.69 with Point of Emminence pressing the pace. Black Bird Rock took over from the front-running duo at the top of the stretch as Lateegra, at odds of 52-1, closed from mid-pack, but was outkicked by a rallying Awesome Fire, who split horses in the stretch to notch a half-length victory. Lateegra stayed on for second, a half-length clear of Black Bird Rock.  Awesome Fire covered ten furlongs in 2:04.12 over an E.P Taylor Turf Course rated as ‘Firm’. Sutherland, who guided Awesome Fire to a third-place finish in the Ontario Lassie in December, was impressed with how the filly has matured…”

To continue reading, visit horse-canada.com!

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