MILTON, ON — O’Brien Award winner and Canadian Pacing Derby champion Sintra was officially retired with a special ceremony on Nov. 18 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
A 10-year-old gelding, Sintra amassed 48 wins, $1.6 million in earnings and a mark of 1:47.2 during a tremendous racing career.
Owned by TheStable.ca since July of 2022, Sintra won his final career start on Sept. 25 at Grand River Raceway before his connections unanimously decided that the veteran pacer was ready to move into retirement.
Although Sintra finished his racing days with trainer Harry Poulton and TheStable.ca, the son of Mach Three spent most of his career in the care of trainer Dave Menary.
The Stable’s Anthony MacDonald announced in mid-October that Sintra would be returned to the Menary family to enjoy his well-earned retirement.
The Stable formally returned Sintra to the Menarys during the retirement ceremony, where several of his 30 owners in TheStable.ca were included.
Sintra provided both connections with career highlights.
Menary and co-owners Brad Gray and Michael Guerriero received a major thrill with Sintra’s upset victory in the $615,000 Canadian Pacing Derby in September of 2017. The outstanding pacer then provided MacDonald and The Stable a memorable victory in the 2022 Gold Cup and Saucer in Prince Edward Island.
(Reprinted with permission from Woodbine-Mohawk Park and Standardbred Canada)