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Wayward Lad

Wayward Lad
Sire Royal Highway
Dam Loughanmore
Grandsire Straight Deal
Damsire Bargello
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1975
Country Great Britain
Color Dark Bay or Brown
Trainer Michael Dickinson
Record 55: 28 - ? - ?
Earnings £218,732
Wayward Lad is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Loughanmore by Royal Highway. He was born around 1975 in Great Britain.
Major wins
King George VI Chase (1982, 1983, 1985)
Charlie Hall Chase (1983, 1985)
Martell Cup Chase (1985, 1987)
Wayward Lad Novices' Chase at Kempton Park
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 15, 2008

Wayward Lad, an English Thoroughbred racehorse foaled in 1975, was one of the "Dickinson five" (Michael Dickinson trained all the horses which took the first five places at the 1983 Cheltenham Gold Cup). But there was far more than that to Wayward Lad's career, which ended in early 1987. By then he had won 28 of his 55 races on 16 different tracks and his final success, at the 1987 Grand National meeting, brought his career earnings to £218,732, at the time a sum beaten only by Dawn Run. His best wins came in that Liverpool race (now the Totesport Bowl) twice, the King George VI Chase, which he won for a third time in 1985, the Charlie Hall Chase and the Edward Hanmer Chase. Sadly a row between his owners resulted in him having to go to Doncaster sales where Tony Dickinson (Michael's father) bought him for 42,000 Guineas and sent him to retirement with his son, who had begun a new career training in the USA.


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