Go And Go
|Go And Go|
|Sire||Be My Guest|
|Breeder||Moyglare Stud Farm|
|Owner||Moyglare Stud Farm|
|Trainer||Dermot K. Weld|
|Go And Go is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Irish Edition by Be My Guest. He was born around 1987 in Ireland, and was bred by Moyglare Stud Farm.|
American Classic Race wins:|
Belmont Stakes (1990)
|Go And Go Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on September 23, 2007|
Go And Go (1987–2000) was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning an American Classic race. Owned and bred by Swiss businessman, Walter Haefner, Go And Go was bred at his Moyglare Stud Farm in Maynooth, County Kildare. Sired by Be My Guest and out of the mare Irish Edition, his grandsire was the great Northern Dancer and his damsire Alleged was a two-time winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and 1977 European Horse of the Year.
Racing at age two in Ireland, Go And Go was trained by Dermot Weld and ridden by Michael Kinane. Between July and September 1989, Go And Go had four starts, losing in his first then winning the next two before finishing tenth in the Group I National Stakes at the Curragh. Sent to the United States, Go And Go won the important Laurel Futurity on the turf course at Laurel Park in Maryland. He then ran a disappointing eighth in the 1989 Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Gulfstream Park.
In 1990, Go And Go was back in Ireland where he won the Irish Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh in his three-year-old debut. He then ran fourth in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial after which his handlers decided to try him for the first time on the dirt and entered him in June's Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in New York. With regular jockey Michael Kinane aboard Go And Go in the third and longest leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, he shocked American racing fans with a brilliant stretch run to win the 1½ mile race. His victory in the nine-horse field came over runners-up Thirty Six Red and Baron De Vaux, plus fourth-place finisher, the heavily favored Unbridled who had won the Kentucky Derby and finished second in the Preakness Stakes.
Go And Go then frustrated his handlers and fans in August's Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, finishing seventh. In November's Breeders' Cup Classic he had to be pulled up and did not finish. Left to race in the United States, D. Wayne Lukas took over his training and Kent Desormeaux became his jockey. Racing in California under Lukas, Go And Go finished third in both December's Native Diver Handicap and the January 1991 San Fernando Stakes. He was then dropped down to an allowance race which he won. Sent next to Arlington Park in Chicago, he raced for the last time, finishing fourth in the 1991 Washington Park Handicap.
Go and Go was retired to stud duty where he met with only modest success. Standing at Dr. Jerry Bilinski's Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, New York, in April 2000 Go And Go had to be euthanized as a result of a pelvis fracture sustained in a paddock accident.