Fantasy Stable Leaderboard Update

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New leaders sit atop the standings of both the COSA Fantasy Stable and TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable contests after a hectic September of stakes action across North America.

In the 2020 COSA Fantasy Stable Contest, which focuses on select Ontario-sired two- and three-year-olds, Bill Beacham of Calabogie, Ont., vaulted from seventh place to the top of the standings for the contest’s stretch drive.

Beacham’s fantasy stable sports a bankroll of $2,150,592, buoyed by the likes of Tattoo Artist ($506,353) and Warrawee Vicky ($201,783) along with sire Bettors Delight ($142,311). Beacham’s lead is perilously thin, though, as three other contestants are within $6,500 of the top spot: Glenn Scargill’s Torbay Stables ($2,147,431), Dan Davis’ Team Davis ($2,146,433) — who led at the end of August, and Gino Chiaravalle’s Uptown Stable ($2,144,468).

The COSA Fantasy Stable Contest, which has prizes for the top 20 finishers, and carries a Grand Prize worth approximately $4,000, runs from June 26 through the end of the OSS Super Finals on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Brought to you by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association, and administered by TROT Magazine and Standardbred Canada, the fantasy pool is based on the total earnings of a selected group of Ontario sired two- and three-year-olds, ten per cent (10%) of the OSS earnings from four groups of sires, and five per cent (5%) of OSS earnings from four groups of trainers and drivers.

For the purposes of the fantasy bankroll, the winners (horses only) of the 2020 OSS Grassroots and Super Finals will each receive a $50,000 contest bankroll bonus.

Click the Fantasy tab near the top right hand side of the Standardbred Canada homepage to follow along with the contest all year long. Contest totals are updated daily at 11:00 a.m.

The top 10 stables as of Oct. 1, 2020, are featured below. To see the full list of results, click the following link: 2020 COSA Fantasy Stable Standings.

Rank Stable Name City, Province/State Total Earnings
1 BILL BEACHAM Bill Beacham Calabogie, ON $2,150,592
2 TORBAY STABLES Glenn Scargill Truro, NS $2,147,431
3 TEAM DAVIS Dan Davis Peterborough, ON $2,146,433
4 UPTOWN STABLE Gino Chiaravalle Binbrook, ON $2,144,468
5 TALBK STABLE Amanda Riley Roseneath, ON $2,120,303
6 DANIEL WARD STABLE Daniel Ward Mitchell, ON $2,084,805
7 SEXY SIXTY Marlene Fisher Freelton, ON $2,074,318
8 PARLAY PLAYER Jeff Crawford Woodstock, ON $2,059,173
9 D AND M STABLES Drew Smyth Metcalfe, ON $2,050,362
10 MARICAN STABLE Frankie Fagan Calgary, AB $2,049,399

The success of trainer Nancy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras through the month of September surely helped Bernard Dunn, of Dunham, Qué., take the top spot in the TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable contest, after beginning September in 10th place. Dunn’s Sylberun Inc. fantasy stable includes three horses which have earned over a half million dollars: Tall Dark Stranger ($1,150,131), Gimpanzee ($709,592) and Hypnotic AM ($583,754). Dunn’s bankroll of $4,876,525 is closely shadowed by those of Grant King’s Four K Stables ($4,871,823) and Terhi Järvinen’s Pouhorses ($4,861,707). Previous leader Jenn Jacoby ($4,848,799) slipped to fourth.

The TROT Fantasy Stable Contest is based on total earnings of selected horses and five per cent of the earnings of selected trainers and drivers between May 17 and Dec. 31, 2020.

For the purposes of the fantasy bankroll, the winners (horses only) of the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals will each receive a $200,000 contest bankroll bonus. Also, in the two-year-old categories, contestants were allowed to select two horses.

At the end of the year, the winner of the contest will receive entry into and travel to the 2021 World Harness Handicapping Championship, a prize valued at (approx.) $1,300.

Click the Fantasy tab near the top right hand side of the Standardbred Canada homepage to follow along with the contest all year long. Contest totals are updated daily at 11:00 a.m. (EDT).

The top 10 stables as of Oct. 1, 2020, are featured below. To see the full list of results, click the following link: 2020 TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable Standings.

Rank Stable Name City, Province/State Total Earnings
1 SYLBERUN INC Bernard Dunn Dunham, QC $4,876,525
2 FOUR K STABLES Grant King Bedford, NS $4,873,053
3 POUHORSES Terhi Järvinen Tampere, Finland $4,861,827
4 JENN’S JETS Jenn Jacoby Charlotte, NC $4,849,329
5 JC NEWFIEBOUND Jamie Lefave Swift Current, SK $4,830,534
6 NANCY TAKTER Nancy Takter Allentown, NJ $4,820,316
7 BRISTOL ACES Tom Baryluk Sydney, NS $4,814,974
8 BILLABOOGIE Bill Smellie Arthur, ON $4,799,135
9 HOLDEMACE007 Kenneth Sizer Calgary, AB $4,762,622
10 LUCK OF THE IRSISH James Ling Springboro, OH $4,730,895