The Vid Wins His Second Grade 2 Canadian Turf Handicap


1996 – Florida-bred The Vid won the second to last start of his illustrious career while defending his title in the Grade 2 Canadian Turf Handicap at Gulfstream Park, winning by two-and-half-lengths as the 3-10 favorite.

The Joseph J. Sullivan homebred trained by Martin Wolfson won the Canadian Turf carrying the top weight of 124 pounds including jockey Herb McCauley, giving away between nine and 11 pounds to his four rivals in the mile-and-one-eight contest for 3-year-olds and older.

It was the third consecutive graded stakes victory for the son of World Appeal after he had won his second Grade 3 Tropical Turf Handicap at Calder the previous November and the Grade 3 Appleton at Gulfstream Park in January. He just missed winning two Appletons as well after finishing second, just a neck shy of Dusty Screen in the 1995 Appleton.

Out of Siren Song, by Rising Market, The Vid finished his career with an allowance win at Calder six months later, just missing the million-dollar mark in earnings with $952,216 from 14 wins, 11 seconds and five thirds in 40 lifetime starts.

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