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Sky Classic starts out on comeback trail
[FIN Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Jim Proudfoot Toronto Star
Date: Feb 23, 1990
Start Page: B.3
Section: SPORTS
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In short: Broodmare No Class continues to produce quality stock for Sam-Son. Four of her offspring have been Canadian champions - Grey Classic, Classy 'N Smart, Regal Classic and Sky Classic. And now there's a 2-year-old filly, a daughter of Seattle Slew . . . Laurie's Dancer was Canada's horse of the year in 1971 and was later sold for $825,000. Now 22, she changed hands for $9,000 in Oklahoma last month . . . Orangeville Raceway's series for $2,500 claimers continues Sunday afternoon as the pacers proceed toward an $8,000 final next month. Sheldon Rose's Batchawana Bay will be favored in one division, from an inside post position. Tim Keeling drives . . . The Toronto Skating Club plans a 75th anniversary celebration April 7. Oldtimers can check with the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club on Wilson Avenue . . . Melbourne's bid for the 1996 Olympics is outstanding but the International Olympic Committee would have preferred an inferior invitation from Sydney, if Australia were to be selected. That's the way Dick Pound, the IOC vice-president, sees it. Melbourne, you see, had the Games before. That was in 1956.

A glistening chestnut son of Nijinsky II, Sky Classic was utterly devastating in his sweep of Woodbine's Summer Stakes, Cup and Saucer Stakes and Grey Stakes last season, prior to that ultimately frustrating Florida expedition. Precocious 2-year-olds are an annual phenomenon, it sometimes seems, but Sky Classic looked exceptional. He still does.

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