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Tank's Prospect

Tank's Prospect
Sire Mr. Prospector
Dam Midnight Pumpkin
Grandsire Raise a Native
Damsire Pretense
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1982
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Edward A. Seltzer
Owner Eugene V. Klein
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas
Record 14: 5-2-2
Earnings US$1,355,645
Tank's Prospect is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Midnight Pumpkin by Mr. Prospector. He was born around 1982 in the United States, and was bred by Edward A. Seltzer.
Major wins

El Camino Real Derby (1985)
Arkansas Derby (1985)

American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1985)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Tank's Prospect (1982-1995) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, the Preakness Stakes. Bred by Edward A. Seltzer, he was purchased for $625,000 at the 1983 Keeneland July Selected Yearling sale by trainer D. Wayne Lukas for his client, Eugene Klein. The colt was given his name by Klein for Paul "Tank" Younger, a former National Football League player and executive with Klein's San Diego Chargers football team.

At age two, Tank's Prospect won his first start, a six-furlong race at California's Santa Anita Park. While he did not win a major race that year, in the inaugural running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile he finished second to winner Chief's Crown and ahead of third-place finisher, Spend A Buck. Racing at age three in 1985, Tank's Prospect won the El Camino Real Derby and Arkansas Derby [1] before running seventh in the Kentucky Derby. He then won the Preakness Stakes in stakes record time. [2] In the third leg of the Triple Crown, Tank's Prospect broke down at the top of stretch in the Belmont Stakes and did not finish the race. The injury ended his racing career.

Retired to stud duty, Tank's Prospect's progeny met with modest success in racing. Among his best runners, Real Cash won the American Derby and San Felipe Stakes.

Tank's Prospect was standing at Venture Farms in Aubrey, Texas when he died on March 2,1995 from a ruptured arterial blood vessel.



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