Barnard: St Elmo Hero Pointed To Cam Fella

Published: February 9, 2011 01:49 pm EST

He previously stated that it was in the cards, but St Elmo Hero's owner, John Barnard, has now said that the gelding with the 23-race win streak is being pointed to the Woodbine Racetrack's Cam Fella Stakes


In a release today by the Meadowlands Racetrack's publicity department, Barnard was quoted as saying that the five-year-old son of Western Hero is currently enjoying some down time at home before he heads back out on the road again. His last win came on January 29 at the Meadowlands in the $65,000 final of the Complex Series.

2011 Complex Series (Final) - St Elmo Hero - 1:49.1 (Stakes Record)

"St Elmo Hero is doing very well," Barnard was quoted as saying on Tuesday, February 8. "He's back in Illinois and jogging every day. We just want to keep him loosened up. We had scheduled time off for him. The time off doesn't really hurt him. He can stay in good condition by training, and he's had some breaks of 20 days or so between races in the past.

"The Cam Fella [Stakes] starts March 5 at Woodbine. I don't know if we'll race him once more at the Meadowlands before that. We'll make a decision in the next few weeks based on how he trains. We're looking for a race at the 'Big M' (the Meadowlands), something that makes sense. We might do that because we don't want to lay him off the entire month of February. He looks like he enjoyed the Meadowlands, and I know a lot of people are asking about him."

(With files from the Meadowlands)

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One of the best feel-good stories to come out of harness racing in quite some time. This horse and his mom were rescued from the meat man, and look at him now! I hope the patron Saint of fire burns up the track up here in Canada, and if the weather is good, I will surely go to T.O. to see him in the flesh.

p.s. I wonder if the thoroughbred publications and web sites will even mention this horse, even if he wins 50 in a row?