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Include (horse)

Include
Sire Broad Brush
Dam Illeria
Grandsire Ack Ack
Damsire Stop The Music
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1997
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Robert E. Meyerhoff
Owner Robert E. Meyerhoff
Trainer Bud Delp
Record 20: 10-1-4
Earnings US$1,659,560
Summary
Include is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Illeria by Broad Brush. He was born around 1997 in the United States, and was bred by Robert E. Meyerhoff.
Major wins
Pimlico Special Handicap(2002)
New Orleans Handicap (2001)
Massachusetts Handicap (2001)
Vincent A. Moscarelli Memorial Stakes (2001)
Whirlaway Stakes (1998)
Jennings Handicap (2001, 2002)
Honors
Maryland's Horse Of The Year (2001) & Maryland's Champion Older Male (2002)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Include (foaled in 1997) is a millionaire American Thoroughbred racehorse and successful sire. Bred in Maryland by Robert E. Meyerhoff and raced under the Fitzhugh LLC banner as his owner, he had a record of 20: 10-1-4 with career earnings of $1,659,560. Include was best known for his wins in the grade one Pimlico Special and the grade two New Orleans Handicap and Massachusetts Handicap.[1]

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Two year-old season

Include was a slow developing colt early in his career and only raced two time as a two year old finishing out of the money once and third in his second start for annual earnings of only $4,280 for the year.

Three year-old season

At age three, Include finished off the board in his first start and then reeled off four straight wins. In April 2000 he finally broke his maiden in his fourth attempt. He won that maiden special weight race at a distance of seven furlongs at Laurel Park Racecourse and crushed the field by 9-1/2 lengths. Then he scored wins in two straight allowance races in the summer of that year in his home state of Maryland, both contested at Laurel Park. The first was a nine furlong dirt race that he won by three lengths and the second was an eight and half furlong race that he won by 8-1/4 lengths over a field that required multiple winners. He cap stone race of the year was a stakes win in the $100,000 Vincent A. Moscarelli Memorial Stakes at nine furlongs at Delaware Park in which he dominated his competition winning by 9-1/2 lengths and pulling away defeating Judge's Case, Lightning Paces. He finished his sophomore season with a record of (5): 4-0-0 with annual earnings of $92,880.[2]

Four year-old season

In 2001, Include had the best year of his career which culminated in being awarded Maryland's Champion Older Male and Horse Of The Year. As a four-year-old Include finished in-the-money in eight of nine races. During the fist quarter of the year Include won two stakes races at Fair Grounds Race Course. The first was a race was a prep for the next plateau in his career; he started with a win in the $125,000 Whirlaway Handicap at eight and a half furlongs. He followed that up with a big win in the $500,000 grade two New Orleans Handicap at nine furlongs, beating well regarded horses like Nite Dreamer and Arkansas Derby winner Valhol. After his New Orleans success he shipped north to Baltimore, Maryland and won the $100,000 Jennings Handicap by 3-1/4 lengths, a nine-furlong route race on dirt at Pimlico Race Course.

After his Jennings score, his connections decided to take a step up in class and compete in the $750,000 grade-one Pimlico Special Handicap. Include was bred in Maryland and trained in Maryland so many in the crowd threw their support behind Include even though there had only been three Maryland winners of the "Special" before 2001. In that race Include was listed as a 5/2 second choice on the morning line in a field of seven graded stakes horses from around the country. Include broke slowly but made up ground before the famous "Club house turn" at "Old Hilltop" and placed himself third rounding the track. He made a strong charge at the top of the stretch, passing everyone as the local crowd went wild. Dave Johnson announced that "Include was pulling ahead and that "the local horse was winning one "for Maryland." He won the Pimlico Special Handicap at nine and half furlongs in 1:55.3, defeating Albert the Great, Pleasant Breeze and Milwaukee Brew.

He followed up his "Special" win with another big score in the $500,000 grade-two win Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs just outside Boston, Massachusetts. In that race he recorded a Rogozian figure of 1 in a time of 1:48.61, winning by four defeating Sir Bear and Broken Vow at nine furlongs. In his next race he placed third in the grade-two Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park to Albert the Great and Lido Palace of Chile. At the end of the summer Include placed third in the grade-two Meadowlands Cup, losing to Gander and Broken Vow by only a neck. In the late autumn, Include finished the year with an impressive runner-up performance in the $450,000 grade two Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs, losing once again by only a neck to Ubiquity.

During the last two years of his career he earned 13 triple-digit Beyers Speed figures in his final 15 starts, among which were incredible back-to-back speed figures of 117. He ended his four-year-old season with a record of (9): 5-1-2 with annual earnings of $1,435,400.

Five year-old season

At age five Include began to show signs of wear and perhaps lost a step. He raced a total of four times with a record of (4): 1-0-1 and annual earnings of $127,000. His lone win of the year was a dominating one when he repeated the $100,000 Jennings Handicap at his home track of Pimlico Race Course when he defeated Lightning Paces, First Amendment in 1:49 by 9 lengths. The only other race that he hit the board that year was a solid show finish in the grade two Massachusetts Handicap losing to Macho Uno and Evening Attire.

Retirement

Include was retired to Airdrie Stud in 2001. He represents the last chance for his sire Broad Brush to continue the Domino line.

References

  1. Pedigree Online, Thoroughbred Database;[1].
  2. Thoroughbred Times Stallion Directory;



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