A cute little backstory on Caren
, the Canadian 2016 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old filly.
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ICYMI...in which I try to explain why Canadian HOTY is more Wolverine than Jason PriestleyUniquely Canadian: Caren a true Canadian anti-hero
TORONTO, April 14 – She’s Canada’s Horse of the Year, but you can forget about the endearing stereotype of the hospitable Canuck when considering Caren.
When it comes to Canadian personality traits, Caren is more Wolverine than Jason Priestly.
“If you knew her, you wouldn’t like her,” laughs trainer Mike DePaulo. “She’s tough man, let me tell you. You need a Kevlar vest to go into her stall.”
The feisty filly has developed a reputation as a fighter both on and off the track.
“Our first memories of Caren are unbelievable,” says Caren’s co-breeder Arika Everatt-Meeuse. “She would chase us out of the stall when she was a baby. At first we thought it was funny. Once you get a hold of her she’s a happy, lovable, in-your-pocket type horse. When you pick her feet up she’s respectful, but if you didn’t have a hold of her she was deadly.”
The complete list of 2016 Sovereign Award Winners is in this article:http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/caren-named-2016-canadian-horse-of-the-year/