Solitaire, one of the projected favourites for Sunday's Queen's Plate, arrived Wednesday afternoon from his Saratoga base to continue final preparations for the mile and a quarter race.
The Victory Gallop gelding arrived at 12:15 p.m. and will stay in Barn 15, Stall 56 on the Woodbine backstretch for the week.
It will no doubt be a bittersweet Queen's Plate for the connections of Harvest Home, as Sam-Son Farm sends out a maiden son of Smart Strike for the 149th running of Canada's most famous horse race, Sunday at Woodbine.
Early in 2008, both Liza Samuel, wife of the late Ernie Samuel, and Tammy Samuel-Balaz, their daughter, passed away. But Sam-Son has endured and the red and gold silks will be on display once again in the "Gallop for the Guineas."
If Harvest Home were to take the Canadian classic, he would be the first maiden since Sam-Son's Scatter The Gold won the big race in 2000.
"I think he'll be better on the turf," said Frostad. "But this is a wide-open race, without a clear favourite, so we'll see what happens."
Sam-Son has four Plate wins to date: Regal Intention (1988), Dance Smartly (1991), Scatter The Gold (2000) and Dancethruthedawn (2001).
DON CHERRY IS THE HONOURARY DRAWMASTER FOR PLATE
Don Cherry, co-host of CBC?s wildly successful Hockey Night in Canada?s Coach?s Corner intermission segment, is the honourary drawmaster for this year's Queen's Plate Post Position breakfast draw, Thursday at Woodbine.
He will assist in determining the post position order and speak briefly of his participation in horse racing at the 9:30 a.m. media conference.
A sunny day with a high of 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) is forecast for Toronto on Plate day, Sunday.