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Wild Desert

Wild Desert
Sire Wild Rush
Dam Desert Radiance
Grandsire Wild Again
Damsire Desert Wine
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2002
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder Windways Farm Limited
Owner Daniel Borislow & partners
Trainer 1) Kenneth McPeek
2) Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.
3) Robert J. Frankel
4) Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.
Record 20: 3-7-2
Earnings US$1,042,674
Summary
Wild Desert is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Desert Radiance by Wild Rush. He was born around 2002 in Canada, and was bred by Windways Farm Limited.
Major wins
Canadian Classic Race wins:
Queen's Plate (2005)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 16, 2010

Wild Desert (foaled March 24, 2002 in Ontario, Canada) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 2005 Queen's Plate, Canada's most prestigious race and North America's oldest annually run stakes race. [1]

Originally trained by Kenneth McPeek, following a poor performance in the 2005 Arkansas Derby, [2] Wild Desert's owners transferred the horse to trainer Richard Dutrow, Jr. The colt did not race again until the June 26 Queen's Plate.

Controversial Queen's Plate win

At the time of the running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, trainer Richard Dutrow, Jr. was under suspension after two of his horses tested positive for banned substances. Robert Frankel became the trainer of record just a few days before the race. In 2007, Dutrow was fined and suspended for providing misleading information about where Wild Desert had worked leading up to the race. [3] The horse's record showed he had had only two less than stellar workouts prior to the Queen's Plate but an investigation by racing authorities learned Wild Desert had been undergoing training in secret. [4] The controversy was further added to because lead owner Daniel Borislow won $100,000 from bets he had made on Wild Desert to win the race. [5] [6] Wild Desert won three races from twenty career starts. The Queen's Plate would be the only major race win of his career.

Retired to stud duty for owners Sanford Goldfarb, Michael Dubb, Carl Gessler, Jr., and Mal Burroughs, Wild Desert stood at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbred near Saratoga Springs, New York through 2009 but has been moved to Unbridled Stable near Greenville, New York for the 2010 season.

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