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Former OSS star Cathedra to US Hall of Fame
Former OSS star Cathedra to US Hall of Fame Cathedra, an Ontario Sires Stakes champion filly at two and three, is one of three broodmares elected to the U.S. Living Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.
A daughter of Run The Table and the Oil Burner mare Cathedral City, Cathedra was bred by Tymal Farms of Oldcastle, ON. She was sold as a yearling at the 1994 Canadian Classic sale for $32,000 and was trained throughout her stakes career by Jim Ainsworth for his father Larry Ainsworth and partners Martwest Racing Stable, Ross Holmes and Graham Chambers Ltd.
As a two-year-old Cathedra set an OSS record (at that time) as the richest single-season performer in OSS history, earning $330,825 in OSS competition. She was also voted Canada's Two Year Old Pacing Filly of the Year in 1995. The following year as a sophomore, she once again led her OSS division with $156,449 in winnings.
Cathedra retired with career earnings of $733,789 and a record of 1:52.3 taken as a three-year-old at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.
Now owned by Hanover Shoe Farms which purchased her at the 2000 Harrisburg Mixed Sale for $270,000, Cathedra is the dam of $1.2 million winner Cathedra Dot Com as well as the ill-fated 2001 Two Year Old Colt Pacer of the Year Western Shooter.
Also being inducted to the Hall as broodmares were Flat Foot Fluzy, the dam of Ontario sire Pacific Rocket and Pacific Titan as well as Intercontinental, the dam of 1996 Horse of the Year Continental Victory and Victory Abroad.