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Archers Bay (1995–2002) was a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse known for winning the first two legs of the 1998 Canadian Triple Crown. He was sired by Silver Deputy and out of the stakes-winning mare, Adorned, a daughter of the 1975 French Derby winner, Val de l'Orne.[1]

Archers Bay
SireSilver Deputy
GrandsireDeputy Minister
DamsireVal de l'Orne
BreederWindfields Farm
OwnerEugene Melnyk & Iris Bristow
TrainerTodd A. Pletcher
Record13: 4-3-2
Major wins
Canadian Triple Crown wins:
Queen's Plate (1998)
Prince of Wales Stakes (1998)
Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse (1998)
Last updated on June 22, 2011

In the 1998 Canadian Triple Crown series, Archers Bay won the Queen's Plate[2] and the Prince of Wales Stakes[3] but did not run in the final leg as the Breeders Stakes is a test on turf. He was voted Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse.[4]

Retired to stud duty, Archers Bay sired Arch Hall and other foals.[5]

The stallion was humanely euthanized in 2002 after an unsuccessful colic surgery and is buried on his farm.[6]


  1. ^ Archers Bay pedigree
  2. ^ Buffalo News (New York) – June 22, 1998
  3. ^ Toronto Star, July 20, 1998
  4. ^ Jockey Club of Canada Archived 2009-04-24 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Archers Bay's progeny
  6. ^ "Archers Bay Euthanized Following Colic Complications". October 7, 2002. Retrieved November 22, 2009.