HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Goldikova (IRE)

  • Jockey
    O. Peslier
  • Trainer
    F. Head
  • Owner
    Wertheimer and Frere
  • Breeder
    Wertheimer et Frere (IRE)
  • Sire
    Anabaa
  • Dam
    Born Gold

One of the greatest stars in Breeders’ Cup history made her first appearance against males in the 2008 Mile as a 3-year-old, and she quickly lived up to her European reviews. Goldikova, the magnificent Irish bred for owners Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, received a perfectly timed ride from Olivier Peslier and split horses in the stretch to outfinish defending champion Kip Deville by 1 1/4 lengths on the grass at Santa Anita. Freddy Head, who won two Breeders’ Cup races as a jockey with another great filly miler named Miesque, won his first Cup start as a trainer with the $1.80-1 favorite Goldikova in the 25th edition of the $2 million race. The daughter of Anabaa covered the mile in 1:33,40 on the heels of a stunning victory at Longchamps in Paris in the Prix du Moulin in early September. A 14-time Group 1 winner in her career, “Goldy” would return the Santa Anita the following year and repeated as the Mile winner. In 2010 at Churchill Downs, she made history by winning the Mile for an unprecedented third time. She tried for a “fourpeat” in 2011, but wound up third at Churchill Downs. Still, no other horse has ever won three Breeders’ Cup races.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 05, 2011TVG Breeders' Cup MileCHURCHILL DOWNS13
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October 02, 2011Qatar Prix de la ForetLONGCHAMP12
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August 15, 2011Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques le MaroisDEAUVILLE12
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July 31, 2011Prix RothschildDEAUVILLE11
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June 14, 2011Queen Anne S.ASCOT12
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May 22, 2011Prix d'IspahanLONGCHAMP11
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 06, 2010TVG Breeders' Cup MileCHURCHILL DOWNS11
No Replay
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October 03, 2010Qatar Prix de la ForetLONGCHAMP11
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August 15, 2010Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le MaroisDEAUVILLE12
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August 01, 2010Prix RothschildDEAUVILLE11
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June 15, 2010Queen Anne S.ASCOT11
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May 23, 2010Prix d'IspahanLONGCHAMP11
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November 07, 2009TVG Breeders' Cup MileOAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA11
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October 03, 2009Total Prix de la ForetLONGCHAMP13
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August 16, 2009Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques Le MaroisDEAUVILLE11
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August 02, 2009Prix RothschildDEAUVILLE11
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July 08, 2009Etihad Airways Falmouth S.NEWMARKET11
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May 17, 2009Prix d'IspahanLONGCHAMP17
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 25, 2008Breeders' Cup MileOAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA11
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September 07, 2008Prix du Moulin de LongchampLONGCHAMP11
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August 03, 2008Prix RothschildDEAUVILLE11
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July 06, 2008Prix ChloeMAISONS-LAFFITTE31
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June 08, 2008Prix de Diane-French OaksCHANTILLY13
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May 11, 2008Poule d'Essai des Pouliches-French One Thousand GuineasLONGCHAMP12
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April 03, 2008Prix du LouvreLONGCHAMP 2
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October 08, 2007Prix de la LorieCHANTILLY 1
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September 17, 2007Prix de ToutevoieCHANTILLY 1