Sam-Son Farm has been involved in Canadian Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding for four decades. The late Ernest L. Samuel began Sam-Son Farm in 1972, when the farm’s first trainer, Art Warner claimed “Takaring” at Fort Erie Racecourse. Takaring would become Sam-Son’s first stakes winner, and in 1975 Ernie Samuel purchased his first two yearlings No Class, and Loudrangle at the Woodbine Sales. These two fillies became the foundation of the Sam-Son Farm Broodmare band.
After Ernie’s passing in 2000, the farm was run by his daughter Tammy Balaz who continued to lead the farm to numerous victories until her own passing in 2008. The farm is now run by Farm Manager, Dave Whitford, and Racing Manager, Tom Zwiesler, with oversight from farm President, Rick Balaz, and CEO Mark Samuel.
Now celebrating 47 years in the thoroughbred business, Sam-Son prides itself on its incredible team of people who have contributed greatly to the farms’ success.