2009-01-14  15:01
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We've been requested to rerun a story that appeared on December 31 regarding the retirement of three of Canada's top trotters, Y Chance It, Railroad Ron and Wide Angle Hanover. The following is how it appeared on the last day of 2008:

Y Chance It (New Image Media)

Railroad Ron (New Image Media)

Wide Angle Hanover (New Image Media)

Wide Angle Hanover will join the above retirees at Wellwood Farm in Cambridge - Armbro Marshall, Armbro Leader and Victory Alert. This photo, by Chris Gallow, was taken of the trio, who have combined earnings of close to $2 million, when The Harness Edge profiled Jean Wellwood in January of 2006

Y Chance It, one of the most popular trotters in Ontario for several years, and two of his former stablemates, Railroad Ron and Wide Angle Hanover, have all been retired.

All three trained for several years at Wellwood Stables in Cambridge, Railroad Ron and Wide Angle under Paula Wellwood�s care while Y Chance It was part of co-owner Ron O�Neill�s stable

A winner of $1,081,364 during his career, Y Chance It was co-owned by O�Neill, Paul Larrabee and Lynda Franklin. O�Neill purchased the son of Yentls Image as a yearling in a private transaction for $5,000.

The nine-year-old gelding counted among his many victories a leg of the Classic Series, in track record time at Dover, the 2004 and 2005 Glorys Comet Series (then called the Horsemens Trot), the 2003 Don Mills Series, several Ontario Sires Stakes and numerous preferred and free for all trots.

Chancy will live out his years along with Railroad Ron on a 200 acre farm in Clifford, Ontario owned by Alex and Marie Stanek

Railroad Ron, a six-year-old gelding by Donerail, earned over $250,000 in his career for Paula while racing primarily on the WEG circuit.

Wide Angle Hanover, a winner of $522,000 in his career for Paula, has also been retired and will remain on the farm in Cambridge with the other farm mascots, Armbro Marshall, Armbro Leader and Victory Alert.

"We decided it was time to retire these three horses and we are fortunate enough to have a great friend who has plenty of room for Railroad Ron and Y Chance It.

"All three horses certainly earned their keep over the years and I wanted to see them go to a good home," said Paula.