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Came Home

Came Home
Sire Gone West
Dam Nice Assay
Grandsire Mr. Prospector
Damsire Clever Trick
Gender Stallion
Country United States
Color Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder John Toffan
Owner John Toffan & Trudy McCaffery / W. S. Farish III & John Goodman
Trainer J. Paco Gonzalez
Record 12: 9-0-0
Earnings US$1,835,940
Came Home is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Nice Assay by Gone West. He in the United States, and was bred by John Toffan.
Major wins
Hopeful Stakes (2001)
Hollywood Juvenile Championship (2001)
San Vicente Stakes (2002)
Santa Anita Derby (2002)
Pacific Classic Stakes (2002)
Swaps Stakes (2002)
San Rafael Stakes (2002)
Affirmed Handicap (2002)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Came Home (foaled in 1999) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is now retired to stud. He was sired by the great stallion Gone West, who was recently pensioned at Mill Ridge Farm, the former home of Barbaro and the current home of his full brother Nicanor. Came Home is out of the graded stakes winning mare, Nice Assay.

Came Home got his name after a series of failed attempts in the sales ring, thus he was always coming home. One of these unfortunate sales included Came Home getting spooked and falling down. According to witnesses, the colt got right back up again as though nothing had happened. And nothing did. He would later turn out to be a great racehorse and a winner of $1,835,940 in career earnings.

Racing career

Some of his races include winning the Hopeful Stakes (Gr. 1) and the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (Gr. 3) at two years old.

At three he won the Pacific Classic Stakes (Gr. 1), the Santa Anita Derby (Gr. 1), the Swaps Stakes (Gr. 2), the San Rafael Stakes (Gr. 2), the San Vicente Stakes (Gr. 2), and the Affirmed Handicap (Gr. 3)

At Stud

Came Home stood the first part of his stud career at Lane's End Farm in Lexington, Kentucky but was shipped to Japan's Shizunai Stallion Station in 2008.



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