C, THOROUGHBRED, 2003
|UNIFICATION||DIXIE UNION||DIXIELAND BAND||NORTHERN DANCER|
|SHES A TALENT|
|DEVILS ORCHID||DEVILS BAG||HALO|
|CAST THE DIE||OLDEN TIMES|
O!for a horse with wings! – (William Shakespeare)
Unification was a beautiful 16 hand black stallion. We were very fortunate to have him spend 10 years of his horse journey with us. On the evening of March 23,2016 north of Calgary due to complications he was humanely put down. We would like to thank those people who have Unification progeny of their own.
Unification is one of the few stallions in Western Canada who was a Graded Stakes Winner and has a sire and dam that were both Grade 1 Stakes winners. Dixie Union won $1,200.000.00 competing at the highest level while Devil’s Orchid was a multiple Grade 1,2 and 3 stakes performer winning over $600,000.00
Much of the success for the great breeding stallions is from the mare side. Unifications first 3 dams were all stakes performers winning or placing in over 20 stakes races. Unifications unraced 1/2 brother also sired 2013 B.C. champion Herbie D.
Unification showed brilliant speed in the prestigious Barrett’s 2 year old in training sale selling for $750,000.00 at public auction. From there he showed his early maturirty and class winning a Graded Stakes race at 1 1/16 mile. Unficiation was the Winterbook favourite for the Queens Plate, also had enough graded stakes winnings to be eligible to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on his breeding and talent he was then sold to the World famous Godolphin stables and shipped to Dubai where he unfortunately was injured in the $2,000,000.00 World Cup Derby. From some bumping early in that race he injured a bone in his rear hock.
Unificiation recovered 100% from that injury with the help of the University of Saskatchewan Vet College. While at the college we also did fertility tests on him, his fertility was anaylized to be substantiallly above the normal thoroughbred stallion. Early on he has proved to be very fertile.
From Dubai Unification made his way to Florida, Kentucky ultimately ending up in Vanscoy Saskatchewan. Like his sire, Dixie Union he is a very stout horse, great bone structure and conformation. He stands 16.1, has a nice disposition that he is passing on.
Some comments from Eoin Harty, one of the world’s leading trainers who had him as a 2 year old:
“Unification is the most professional horse in the barn”
Unifications first starter, Canadian Union was out of a mare who had one win at the lowest claiming levels. The Stakes winning gelding was a pleasant surprize on the track with 2 wins and one 3rd in 3 starts at two. Also Mistatim was a Stakes Winner at 2, winning 2 of 3 starts as a two year old. In 2014 Stakes Winner Devil’s Alibhai was 1st or 2nd in all 6 starts. Also in 2014 Union Stage was a Stakes winner in Alberta again, and will be Champion 3 year old Alberta bred.(community circuit)
In 2015 Unifications newest stakes winner Mickey White Sox had 3 starts as a 2 year old, 2 wins and 1 second. Also in 2015 on a 8 horse card 3 Unification starters all won their races that night. None of the horsemen can recall another stallion having 3 starters on one race card win all 3 of their races at Marquis Downs.
Dixie Union unfortunatley died at an early age however he did put a stamp as a sire of early maturing and very fast horses. For 2012 the most talked about horse in the World and consistent favourite for the Kentucky Derby was a son of Dixie Union named Union Rags. Union Rags had a tough trip in the Derby, came back to win the Grade 1 Belmont with earnings nearly $1,800,000.00 He has been the most talked and written about horse in some time. Also in 2012 the Winterbook favourite for Canada’s most prestigious race, The Queens Plate was also by Dixie Union, a filly named Dixie Strike. To have the 2 early favourites by the same sire for both prestigious races is a rarity.
With the shorter training season in Western Canada and race distances that are typically 6 furlongs to a mile Unification should be a very competiive stallion for your consideration.
Please watch the video of Unificiation in March of his 2 year old year from the Barret’s in training sale. He ran the 220 in a blistering 10 seconds flat.