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Cryptocloser

Cryptocloser
Sire Cryptoclearance
Dam Cuddle Up Closer
Grandsire Fappiano
Damsire Vice Regent
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1994
Country Canada
Color Bay
Owner Earle I. Mack & William A. Sorokolit, Sr.
Trainer Mark Frostad
Record 25: 4-6-2
Earnings Can$368,302
Summary
Cryptocloser is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Cuddle Up Closer by Cryptoclearance. He was born around 1994 in Canada.
Major wins

Plate Trial Stakes (1997)

Canadian Classic Race wins:
Prince of Wales Stakes (1997)
Awards
Canadian Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse (1997)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Cryptocloser (1994–2000) was a Canadian Thoroughbred Champion racehorse. Sired by multiple Grade I winner, Cryptoclearance, his damsire was Northern Dancer's son, Vice Regent. Owned in partnership by American businessman and future United States Ambassador to Finland, Earle I. Mack, and Mississauga, Ontario businessman, William A. Sorokolit, Sr.

Cryptocloser was trained by Mark Frostad. In 1997, Willie Martinez rode Cryptocloser to victory in the Plate Trial Stakes then, after a troubled start when he was interfered with by another horse, came back to finish second to Awesome Again in Canada's most prestigious race, the Queen's Plate. He then won the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown series. His performances in 1997 earned Cryptocloser the Sovereign Award for Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse and helped Mark Frostad earn the first of his three sovereign Awards for Outstanding Trainer.

Out of racing for two years, in his return on July 22, 2000 Cryptocloser suffered a broken shoulder after falling down past the wire and had to be euthanized.

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