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Wild Again

Wild Again
Sire Icecapade
Dam Bushel-N-Peck
Grandsire Nearctic
Damsire Khaled
Gender Stallion
Foaled May 22, 1980; died = December 5, 2008
Country United States
Color Dark Brown
Breeder Paule Little
Owner Black Chip Stables
Trainer Vincent Timphony/Tommy Akin
Record 28: 8-7-4
Earnings $2,204,829
Summary
Wild Again is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Bushel-N-Peck by Icecapade. He was born on May 22, 1980; died = December 5, 2008 in the United States, and was bred by Paule Little.
Major wins
New Orleans Handicap (1984)
Oaklawn Handicap (1984)
Meadowlands Cup Handicap (1984)
Breeders' Cup Classic (1984)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on August 21, 2007

Wild Again (foaled May 22, 1980 in Kentucky - December 5, 2008) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse by Icecapade out of Bushel-N-Peck (by Khaled). He was broken and initially trained by Tommy Akin, but for the majority of his career was trained by Vincent Timphony. Bred by Paule Little and owned by Black Chip Stables, he is most famous for winning the inaugural Breeders' Cup Classic in 1984 over Slew o'Gold and Gate Dancer in a famous stretch run where all three battled head-to-head to the finish line.

The dark brown colt ran in 28 races in his four-year career, winning 8, placing 7 times, and coming in third on four occasions.

Year by year record:

  • 1982 = 7: 2-3-0 -- $33,700
  • 1983 = 1: 0-0-0 -- $0
  • 1984 = 16: 6-1-4 -- $2,054,409
  • 1985 = 4: 0-3-0 -- $116,720
  • Totals = 28: 8-7-4 -- $2,204,829

Aside from winning the first Breeders' Cup Classic, to which he had to be supplemented for a fee of $360,000, Wild Again won the Grade I Meadowlands Cup Handicap, the Grade II Oaklawn Handicap, and the Grade II New Orleans Handicap.

When he retired from racing, Wild Again stood at stud at Three Chimneys Farm where he became a successful sire. Among his sons and daughters are:

  • Born Wild - won Austrian Derby, Champion three-year-old in Austria
  • Wild Rush - millionaire multiple Grade I winner

Wild Again was pensioned from stud duties in October 2004 and euthanized in December 2008 due to the infirmities of old age. He was the last survivor among the winners of the first Breeders' Cup.

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