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Gone West (horse)

Gone West
Sire Mr. Prospector
Dam Secrettame
Grandsire Raise a Native
Damsire Secretariat
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1984
Country United States
Color Brown
Breeder Dr. William O. Reed
Owner Hickory Tree Stable
Trainer Woody Stephens
Record 17: 6-4-2
Earnings US$682,251
Gone West is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Secrettame by Mr. Prospector. He was born around 1984 in the United States, and was bred by Dr. William O. Reed.
Major wins
Dwyer Stakes (1987)
Gotham Stakes (1987)
Withers Stakes (1987)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Gone West (foaled 1984 in Kentucky, died September 7, 2009) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by Dr. William O. Reed, Gone West was a son of the very influential sire, Mr. Prospector, his dam, Secrettame, was a daughter of the legendary 1973 U.S. Triple Crown winner, Secretariat.

Purchased by Alice du Pont Mills and raced under her Hickory Tree Stable banner, Gone West was conditioned for racing by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer, Charlie Whittingham. While Gone West won three important stakes races, he is best known as a sire and a sire of sires. At stud, among the notable horses sired by Gone West are:

  • West by West (b. 1989) - multiple stakes winner with career earnings of $1,038,123
  • Came Home (b. 1999) - multiple Grade 1 winner, career earnings $1,835,940

Other sons of Gone West who became good sires were Zamindar, Mr. Greeley, Proud Citizen, Grand Slam, and Western Winter. Gone West is the damsire of 2005 Epsom Derby winner, Motivator.

Gone West stood at Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. They announced that the stallion would be pensioned after the 2009 breeding season, however he was euthanized due to complications from colic.



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