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Desert Wine

Desert wine
Sire Damascus
Dam Anne Campbell
Grandsire Sword Dancer
Damsire Never Bend
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1980
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Brereton C. Jones & Warnerton Farms
Owner Dan Agnew's T90 Ranch
Trainer Jerry M. Fanning
Record 25: 8-8-3
Earnings $1,618,043
Summary
Desert wine is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Anne Campbell by Damascus. He was born around 1980 in the United States, and was bred by Brereton C. Jones & Warnerton Farms.
Major wins
Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (1982)
San Rafael Stakes (1983)
San Felipe Stakes (1983)
Californian Stakes (1984)
Strub Stakes (1984)
Hollywood Gold Cup (1984)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on May 16, 2007

Desert Wine (1980–2003) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. A descendant of Nearco, he was sired by U.S. Hall of Fame inductee Damascus, himself the son of another Hall of Fame horse, Sword Dancer. Out of the mare Anne Campbell, her sire was Never Bend.

Desert Wine won a number of important stake races during his career and notably had solid second place performances in the 1983 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. However, he is probably best remembered for the 1984 Hollywood Gold Cup when Chris McCarron rode him to victory over the great John Henry.

Desert Wine died of a heart attack at age twenty-three on October 15, 2003 at St. Hilaire Farm near Yakima, Washington where he had stood at stud since 2000.

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