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Posted 2021-09-28 11:21:16  
Young Trainer at Woodbine Dies

Woodbine Entertainment and the entire Woodbine racing community is saddened to learn of the passing of Thoroughbred trainer Ashlee Brnjas.

After starting her equine career with hunters and jumpers, Brnjas took the advice of her father, John, and moved over to training Thoroughbreds for his Colebrook Farms. Brnjas made her official training debut in 2007, earned her first of 11 stakes victory in 2009 and conditioned the winners of 317 races and $10.6 million during her career.

Brnjas notably campaigned two-time Grade 1 Northern Dancer Stakes winner Johnny Bear.

Woodbine would like to extend its sincerest condolences to all the family and friends of Ashlee Brnjas.

Brnjas had a rare long term blood disorder according to reports. She was only 40.

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