Cloudy’s Knight, the S J Stables’
color bearer whose biggest victory came in 2007’s Grade I Canadian
International at Woodbine Race Course but who is remembered locally for his
numerous courageous performances in Arlington’s
Grade III Stars and Stripes, celebrated his 12th birthday Wednesday during a
party held in his honor at Country Ridge Stables in nearby Mundelein,
“He’s as happy as ever,”
reported Christine Gabriel, Arlington’s
former television personality who adopted Cloudy’s Knight following his retirement
from racing in late 2010. “He still enjoys his ‘Guiness’ every day.
His trainer Laura Stern has been teaching him to be a jumper for less than a
year now and he’s already clearing three-foot jumps.”
Gabriel, wife of former Arlington
racing secretary Frank Gabriel, returned from her winter residence in Dubai
in mid-April and is enjoying excellent health.