Prince of Wales, Breeders’ Stakes winner Tone Broke in New Mexico

Bred by Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry, Tone Broke is in the running for Champion Three-Year-Old in Canada; races Wed. night at Zia Park.

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TONE BROKE, winning the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie this year. Michael Burns photo

By: Horse Racing Nation |

He may have had an unorthodox journey to the Canadian Triple Crown, but the well-travelled Ontario-bred Tone Broke asserted himself as the country’s top 3-year-old with convincing wins in two-thirds of the series.

The sleek dark bay 3-year-old, who went from his juvenile base in Oklahoma to Dubai, Kentucky and Ontario this year, powered to victory in the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie on July 23 and did the same in the Breeders’ Stakes on the Woodbine grass less than a month later. Add in his third-place finish behind One Bad Boy in the $1 million Queen’s Plate in June and Tone Broke became the top boy of summer.

For Horse Racing Nation, Ryan Dickey writes:

Trainer Steve Asmussen notes that Tone Broke has “thrown in a few clunkers along the way,” but that the 3-year-old colt has had to do so in three countries and over multiple surfaces.

“But he is a very talented horse and we felt this was a nice opportunity to close out the year with another stakes win,” Asmussen said, with Tone Broke, who took two-thirds of this year’s Canadian Triple Crown, entered for the $250,000 Zia Park Derby run Wednesday evening, Nov. 27.

Scheduled as the last of 10 races on “Land of Enchantment Day” at the New Mexico track, the Zia Park Derby features a field of 10 set to go 1 1/16 miles. Tone Broke is the 5-2 morning line favorite with post time 6:03 p.m. ET.

A Broken Vow colt, the Ontario-bred Tone Broke won the Prince of Wales Stakes in July over the Fort Erie dirt, then switched to turf to capture Woodbine’s Breeders’ Stakes in August. Going back to the first leg of Canada’s Triple Crown series, he ran third in the Queen’s Plate, too.

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