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Ontario Thoroughbred is Trillium champ

Stepping from her truck onto dusty grounds, Kendra King braced against the gray chill of a late October morning that shrouded the deserted shedrows.

In 2009 the Fort Erie Racetrack was all but abandoned.

Horses and trainers had left little of themselves behind as they cleared from the premises; the season just days away from ending.

And it was onto this landscape, as barren as the English Moors, that Kendra King and her friend came searching for a horse, the horse, without knowing if there were any suitable ones left at the track.