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Stevie Wonderboy

Stevie Wonderboy
Sire Stephen Got Even
Dam Heat Lightning
Grandsire A.P. Indy
Damsire Summer Squall
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2003
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder John Gunther, Tony Holmes, Walter Zent
Owner Merv Griffin Ranch Company
Trainer Doug O'Neill
Record 6: 3-2-1
Earnings $1,058,940
Stevie Wonderboy is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Heat Lightning by Stephen Got Even. He was born around 2003 in the United States, and was bred by John Gunther, Tony Holmes, Walter Zent.
Major wins
Del Mar Futurity (2005)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2005)
United States Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (2005)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on June 11, 2007

Stevie Wonderboy (foaled 2003 in Kentucky) is a retired Thoroughbred race horse. Competing in 2005, his performances that year, capped off by a win in the fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile, earned him the Eclipse Award for Outstanding 2-Year-Old Male Horse. Going into the 2006 racing season he was expected to be a contender for the U.S. Triple Crown. However, on February 7, 2006, it was announced that Stevie Wonderboy had suffered a hairline fracture in his ankle. On February 8, a screw was inserted in to his leg to correct the fracture. The announcement was made that he would not race in the Kentucky Derby or any of the Triple Crown races. In July 2007, it was announced that Stevie Wonderboy had retired.



Stevie Wonderboy is owned by the Merv Griffin Ranch Company. He was bred in Kentucky by John Gunther, Tony Holmes and Walter Zent. Trained by Doug O'Neill, in all of his lifetime starts he was ridden by Garrett Gomez.


Stevie Wonderboy is the son of Stephen Got Even out of the mare Heat Lightning, a daughter of the Storm Bird colt, Summer Squall. His grandsire is U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, A.P. Indy.

His breeding line includes such notable horses as Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Bold Ruler and Northern Dancer.




  • 2nd, Maiden, Hollywood Park Racetrack, June 18, 2005.



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