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Squirtle Squirt

Squirtle Squirt
Sire Marquetry
Dam Lost The Code
Grandsire Conquistador Cielo
Damsire Lost Code
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1998
Country United States
Color Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder Dr. Audrey Narducci
Owner David J. Lanzman Racing Stable Inc.
Trainer Jose Garcia, Jr.
Robert J. Frankel (2001)
Record 16: 8-4-0
Earnings US$1,112,220
Squirtle Squirt is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Lost The Code by Marquetry. He was born around 1998 in the United States, and was bred by Dr. Audrey Narducci.
Major wins

Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes (2000)
Haggin Stakes (2000)
Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (2000)
King's Bishop Stakes (2001)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Sprint (2001)
American Champion Sprint Horse (2001)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Squirtle Squirt (foaled 1998 in Kentucky) is an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. He was out of the mare Lost The Code, by the multiple Grade I winner, Lost Code. He was sired by the 1991 Hollywood Gold Cup winner Marquetry who also sired the 1999 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner, Artax. Marquetry was a son of the 1982 American Horse of the Year and Belmont Stakes winner, Conquistador Cielo.

Consigned to the 1998 Keeneland November sale, Squirtle Squirt was sold to Donna Wormser for $30,000. She put him up for auction again at the March 2000 Barretts Auction of two-year-olds-in-training sale where David Lanzman paid $25,000 for the colt with a bad knee. Lanzman turned him over to trainer Jose Garcia, Jr. for race conditioning. In his two-year-old season, Squirtle Squirt won five of his eight starts including the Grade III Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes in July. In November he underwent surgery for a persistent knee problem after which his new owner sent him to trainer Bobby Frankel.

In 2001, Squirtle Squirt raced exclusively in sprint races, winning three of his six starts and finishing a close second in the others. Sent east to the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York, on August 25th the colt won the Grade I King's Bishop Stakes. He then finished second in the Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont Park where he remained for that year's Breeders' Cup. Entered in the six furlong Breeders' Cup Sprint, Squirtle Squirt defeated a strong field that included horses such as Xtra Heat (2nd), Caller One (3rd), and the 7:2 betting favorite, Kona Gold. For trainer Bobby Frankel, it marked his first win in a Breeders' Cup race after thirty-eight starters.

For his 2001 performances, Squirtle Squirt was voted the Eclipse Award as the American Champion Sprint Horse.

At age four, Squirtle Squirt won two of four starts with his best Graded stakes result a second place finish in the G2 Palos Verdes Handicap. Retired to stud, Squirtle Squirt stands at Iburi Stallion Station on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan.



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