Canada’s fastest 2-year-old ‘Truckin’ to Grade 1 company

By Brad Stephens – Horse Racing Nation, August 13, 2019

Trainer Catherine Day Phillips watched gelding Keep On Truckin blaze July 7 to an 11 3/4-length debut win at Woodbine.

Then he came back in stakes company Aug. 3 to romp by 7 3/4 lengths, posting the third-best Beyer figure of any 2-year-old so far in 2019.

“Going into his first race, we really liked him,” the Woodbine-based Phillips said last week. “But to see him to run like that, that’s something that doesn’t happen very often. That’s pretty special.

“Then to see him come back and do it again, I was wondering, ‘Are we dreaming?’

Keep On Truckin so far has been everything Phillips and her team could’ve imagined.

The son of Society’s Chairman was bred in Ontario by Tim Meeuse & Arika Everatt-Meeuse. Phillips bought him as a yearling in a Canadian-bred sale for $85,217.

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