Hill: "The Jugette Cost Us The Breeders Crown"
"The filly wasn't over the two heats, we didn't have a long enough spell in between to recover. In the final she was better than she was in the elimination...had she an extra month between races, I think she'd have won the Breeders Crown."
In the most recent episode of Trot Radio, the spotlight shines on Great Britain's Tom Hill, who after 50 years of harness racing ownership is enjoying great success with the likes of 2010 Jugette winner Western Silk. Hill tells Trot Radio's Norm Borg his thoughts on the three-year-old filly, who will be coming back to the races at age four to compete with divisional rival Put On A Show. With one win a piece this past season in head-to-head competition between Western Silk and Put On A Show, Hill is resolute in his opinion that Western Silk is the best filly in the world.
"She's an exceptional filly and with the proper trip there's no horse she can't pace by."
Hill is looking forward to the match-up next year between Put On A Show, Western Silk and the favourite for older pacing mare honours, Dreamfair Eternal.
"Everyone's got to step up from three to four, it's going to be very tough," stated Hill. "Dreamfair Eternal is an exceptional mare, but I think "Silky" is as well. And I think if she can adapt and get a bit stronger I think she's got a shot with any of them."
Hill also gives his thoughts on bringing stallion Art Colony to Ontario in 2011 and how he hopes to improve upon the quality of Ontario's broodmares.
Episode 166 – Owner Tom Hill
Audio Format: MP3 audio
Host: Norm Borg