The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced 2019 Florida Horse of the Year Starship Jubilee will be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on Aug. 7 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Throughout her career Starship Jubilee was one of the top race mares in North America. The filly’s honors and accomplishments were numerous including being named the 2019 Canadian Horse of the Year and the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Champion Female Turf Horse in Canada. 

In addition to being a two-time Grade 1 winner and six-time graded-stakes winner in Canada, she accumulated more than $2 million in purse earnings. Most impressively, Starship Jubilee is the only horse ever to win the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor and the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile, the latter of which saw her defeat male horses. 

Starship Jubilee was also highly successful in the United States winning the Grade 2 Ballston Spa at Saratoga, the Grade 2 Hillsborough at Tampa Bay Downs and is the only three-time winner of the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf at Gulfstream Park.

She was bred by William Sorren, trained by Kevin Attard and owned by Bonnie Baskin and Adam Corndorf’s Blue Heaven Farm. She was consigned by Bill and Lyn Rainbow’s The Acorn to the 2014 Ocala Breeders’ Sales August Yearling Sale, selling for a bargain $6,500 when purchased by Starship Stables’ Laurence F. Leavy. She was also consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Halcyon Hammock Farm but did not meet her reserve.

The 2013 mare is by Indy Wind out of Perfectly Wild by Forest Wildcat. 

Lyn Rainbow noted the horse got off to a slow start at the racetrack, until her trainer realized she loved the turf. Rainbow knew this from her preparations with the horse and the change meant stellar performances.

Also being inducted will be Channel Maker, jockey Patrick Husbands, trainer Danny Vella and veteran Richard Grubb.

Tammy Gantt contributed to the article

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