Richard Day is a commercial breeder who has been racing a few of his homebreds under the guidance of his trainer and sister, Catherine Day Phillips for the past 21 years. Richard’s most notable runners with Catherine include Peggy O a six time winner who retired in 2017 with earnings of $304,980; Sovereign Award winning two year-old filly, Van Lear Rose, a 2008 Graded Stakes winner of $302,160; and Soul Rebel, a multiple stakes placed winner of six races with close to $300,000 in earnings.
Richard Day is also the breeder of 2016 Woodbine Oaks winner Neshama (Sligo Bay (IRE) – Catch A Fire, by Indian Groom) $413,200 in career earnings; and 2001 Champion Turf Mare and Multiple Graded Stakes winner, Sweetest Thing (Candy Stripes – Escape Reality, by Lear Fan). Escape Reality is the granddam of Neshama.
Richard currently has a couple of Maiden Special Weight runners at Woodbine with Catherine; 5 year-old mare Swilling, and 4 year-old filly Ten Hats.